The Sanctuary of Tantra Newsletter April/May - The Sanctuary of Ananda
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Established in 2006

The Sanctuary of Tantra Newsletter April/May


Welcome to a very late April early May Newsletter.

I trust everyone had a wonderful Easter break and enjoying the cooler weather change.  We have had some wonderful energies flooding into humanity via the full moon, eclipse and of course the WESAK FESTIVAL which was on the 25th April.

For some people the last few weeks may be amplifying old shadow patterns however also remember that this energy also has the force of awakening many blessings and light into your life, there is always the duality.

"The second of the three major spiritual planetary festivals is The Wesak Festival, The Buddha's Blessing, and is celebrated in the eastern hemisphere at the Taurus full moon. This is the festival of The Buddha, divine intermediary between the highest spiritual center, Shamballa, and the Spiritual Hierarchy. The Buddha is the expression of the Wisdom of God, the embodiment of light and the indicator of divine purpose. The Forces of Enlightenment are active during this festival. These forces emanate from the Heart of God, and transmit the second principle of Divinity, Love-Wisdom, leading to Divine Understanding and strengthening those who serve humanity. The qualities of The Buddha and The Christ eminent are the two outstanding expressions of this principle."

In other news, an amazing Women's Sacred Heart Retreat was attended by 37 beautiful and gorgeous Shakti.  A phenomenal weekend was enjoyed and embraced by all in the heart of the Divine Feminine.  Thank you so much ladies for allowing your light to shine, your hearts to open and for the courage and commitment to SELF.  Thank you so much to Leah our beautiful Bali Ubud Practitioner for a sharing such a divine experience of Heart Yoga.  Thank you so much to Mishaal also from Bali Ubud for the phenomenal Shakti dance you shared with us all.  Thank you so much to Vicki, Jill, Gilly, Liya and Ruth for all your help, support and dedication holding space for our sacred group.  Thank you so much to Lisa and Donna our fabulous Admin ladies for all your help.  Lastly, thank you so much to Sue Bartoll and Joanne for working so hard in the kitchen preparing delicious and nutritious meals.  The food was as always spectacular ladies!

Due to popular demand there will be another Women's Sacred Heart Retreat in Perth on the 24th and 25th AUGUST 2013.  Details are on the web.


Sacred Women's Heart Retreat 13th and 14th April 2013

"The heart radiates harmony, love and compassion, allowing divine love to flow freely from the centre of each woman, honouring the wisdom of each heart, knowing its divine perfection-and in this grace the heart is all-powerful.

Awakening the Shakti within empowers a woman on all levels: mentally, physically, spiritually and sexually.

Women who practice Tantric sex become alive, vibrant, vital, orgasmic and powerful" (Cathy Wood)


In some very exciting news, Leah, Mishaal and I are in the process of organizing and planning a phenomenal SACRED HEART GODDESS RETREAT in BALI 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th NOVEMBER 2013.  This beautiful Retreat will be held at DRAGONFLY RETREAT CENTRE Ubud.

We are also organising an amazing Men's Tantra Journey in Bali Ubud with some incredibly powerful and dynamic Guest Speakers flying in from around the globe. 

Full information will be coming out shortly so stay tuned!  There is a lot of love and light pouring out from the Sanctuary to shine the joy and dedication to all who are ready to embrace this Sacred Path.

In other news the Sanctuary sponsored the amazing Jane Hardwick Collings from Moonsong who came over to Perth to facilitate a wonderful workshop for all women "Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy".  Thank you so much to the lovely ladies that joined this special and sacred space with Jane.  It was such an honour and a privilege for Perth to be blessed with such empowering wisdom.  I hope for those of you that are pregnant this gave you a beautiful opportunity to meet your 'soul baby and inner goddess' and for the women who are not pregnant finding your 'inner goddess'.

Lastly, for those of you that are dog lovers, the Sanctuary is now blessed with a new addition after the passing of my beautiful Maggie May last year.  Zeus is a Kelpie Cross/Cocker Spaniel and is now 13 weeks old.  A beacon of unconditional love, so much joy and also destruction all rolled into one!!!!  I am sure at some stage you will see him around the Sanctuary sharing the joy.


I look forward to the continual journey on Tantra with you. 

Until next time, stay safe, stay well, and remember love surrounds you always.


Cathy Wood xoxo


The Sanctuary is the process of organising easy credit card payments for our clients that use American Express.



Please join us for our first Women's Circle for 2013!!!!!

  • Date:  9th May (Thursday Evening)
  • Time:  7pm to 9pm 
  • Cost: $10
  • Venue:  The Sanctuary of Tantra 

Facilitated by Sanctuary Practitioner Jackie - Yeshi Dewa  - Wisdom Moon

The Shakti Goddess Sacred circle is a TEMENOS (Sacred Space of knowledge and learning without fear or judgment) for the feminine spirit to join together in divine unity and sisterhood.

Women are interconnected in a particular way.  There is a vibrational space through which women are closely connected - connected with the earth and with every woman on this planet. Life breathes through this web of women.This is because its centre is the inner place from which all life manifests into the world. Through their physical and spiritual centres from which they are able to give birth all women have access to this place where life originates.The sacred web that connects all women has a certain capacity to heal and transform, if we relearn to work with it and reawaken the attitude that is needed within us.There are different ways to activate this inner web so that the energy of love can flow through and contribute to the healing of the earth and the healing of women.Women who come together in circles may recognize the sacred power that is activated by simply being with each other. Feminine energy flows in circles. Feminine power with its primal purpose to give and care for life.So we need to rebuild those places from within. It is from inside, through a certain attitude of devotion and the inner contact to what is sacred within us and within all of creation, that we can rekindle this inner web of feminine connections.Tuning into the inner web of connections between women, where life breathes, like water flowing to the remotest twigs and the deepest roots in a tree, our prayers, carried by the inner flow will reach a woman in need at the furthest corner of the planet - if it is God's will.There is an inner place where we are ONE Woman, like we are one Earth, one World.

We are connected with our ancestors - women who lived many thousands years ago, and with our daughters of future generations. We are connected through time and space, and we are connected beyond time and space. And we can consciously reawaken this web of connections, so that it can contribute to the healing and transformation of all life.


Pranayama Meditation resumes during the winter months at THE SANCTUARY in Wattle Grove Perth, on Tuesday evening the 18th MAY 7pm. to 8.30pm.  Weather permitting, meditation will be shared around the magnificient open fire.

Please bring a blanket, yoga mat and a bottle of water.  Tea, Herbal Tea and Coffee provided. Cost $15

Everyone is warmly welcome (16 years and over).    No experience in Tantric practice is necessary.






Sexual energy is the consciousness that permeates our very being, our vital life force, energising, empowering and healing body, mind and spirit. This workshop is a MUST for any woman who is on the path to spiritual awakening, encouraging every woman to live their life as Sensual, Succulent and Powerful Women! This workshop covers all of the foundation practices of Women's Sacred Sexuality.

  • Date:    5th May 
  • Time:   11.30am to 5.00pm
  • Cost:    $120 (Includes Lunch and Tantra Manual )
  • Venue: The Sanctuary of Tantra

To register your interest and Book Online



  • 18th MAY
  • Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Cost: $150

Reiki is a Japanese word translated as 'spiritual energy'. The rei meaning 'spiritual' and ki meaning 'energy'.

It is perceived that energy of the conscious mind permeates the entire Universe, therefore Reiki is simply a healing tool for balancing and healing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body.

The history of Reiki dates back to the late 1800's and was founded by Mikao Usui. Mikao Usui practised a martial art called 'Aiki Jutsu' when he was just 12 years old. Many years later he became an instructor in "Yagyu Ryu' and gained 'Menkyo Kaiden' (the highest level and honour in weaponary). At some point in Mikao's life he found enlightment and the ability to heal on all levels. This healing energy is what the West know today as the 'System of Reiki'.

The Secret of Inviting Happiness through Many Blessings. The Spiritual Medicine for all Illness.

  • For Today Only:
  • Do not Anger
  • Do not Worry
  • Be Humble
  • Be Honest in your Work
  • Be Compassionate to Yourself and Others

Usui Reiki Ryoho - Improve your Mind and Body. The Founder Mikao Usui

To register your interest and Book online


  • Reiki 1 (Shoden) Workshop - 18th MAY
  • Couple's Massage Workshop - 6th JULY
  • Wise Woman Circle - 10th MAY
  • Couple's Workshop - 20th JULY
  • Women's Workshop - 5th MAY
  • Women's Retreat - 24th and 25th AUGUST
  • Couple's Retreat - 8th and 9th JUNE
  • Men's Group - 28th MAY
  • Thank you for visiting the Sanctuary of Ananda

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