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Established in 2006

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New Workshop

Women's Intermediate Tantra Workshop

"Deepen your spiritual journey with the secrets of the divine feminine"

This workshop is a MUST for any woman on the path to spiritual awakening through the power and presence of the Goddess Shakti, encouraging every woman to live their life as Sensual, Succulent and Powerful Women!

  • WHEN:                  Saturday 31st JULY
  • TIME:                   10.00am to 5.00pm
  • WHERE:                THE SANCTUARY 120 Victoria Road, Wattle Grove,
  • COST:                   $150 (Includes Tantra Manual and Handouts, Lunch and Afternoon Tea)
  • WHAT TO BRING:  Cushion or pillow, yoga mat or blanket, socks, pen, water (please wear comfy clothing)
  • Please note:         To register you must have attended the Woman's Beginners Tantra Workshop

Facilitated by Cathy Wood and Susan Holtmeulen.

To register your place please email [email protected].

What you will learn and experience in this workshop: 

  • SACRED CIRCLE 
  • Creating a safe container (Temenos -  a sacred place for learning and knowledge without judgement) 
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  • INTRODUCTION 
  • The bond we share as women, BLOOD & BLEEDING, GODDESS ENERGY.
  • Sacred women's practices historical & present. 
  •        
  • TANTRA 
  • "Sex Tips" reading.
  • The value of a woman's body to assist in transcending the masculine, to meet the masculine 'Patriarchal System', stay in the feminine and co-create our future 'together'.  
  • Sex and energy, being aware of energetic exchange and holding.   
  • Sex is only a 'sin' if you are not in vibration with your own heart. 
  •  
  • BODY WORK 
  • Grounding  
  • Breath Awareness
  • PC Squeeze
  • Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Orbit
  • Spiritual Protection 
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  • FULL BODY PRESENCE 
  • Three types of tension and the effect on your body and mind
  • Authentic Meditation (learning to meditate and rest in the wisdom of your body)

 

  • INTERMEDIATE TANTRA
  • The power of NO and the importance of healthy boundaries
  • The Pink Pearl Chi Ball Meditation
  • Breast Awareness and Care
  • Ovarian Palace Breathing
  • Yoni Meditation
  • Yoni Health and Care
  • WHITE TIGRESS - The Science of TAO
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  • REFLECT & JOURNAL 
  • What are your own sexual values?       
  • How do you go about making healthy choices for you?
  • Which of the beautiful Goddess archetype energies are you?
  • Write goals to assist in creating the sexual relationship you desire.
  • Sexual quiz 
  • CEREMONY AND CELEBRATION
  • A celebration of joy, purity, Shakti and the awakening of the SENSUAL WOMAN

 

Goddess Products, Books, CD, Massage Oil, Jade Eggs, Gift Cards and Gift Vouchers available for purchase on the day

 

 

 

 

Every Woman Expo

Every Woman Expo

The Every Woman Expo is being held at the Perth Convention Centre on the 25th, 26th and 27th June 2010.   This is a massive three day event and last year there was over 12,000 people through the doors (men included). 

If anyone is interested I have a small booth booked at this Expo which I was really hoping to attend but unfortunately will not be able to attend due to way to many big projects on the go.  The booth is half paid for so all you would need to pay is the balance and you will not need to owe me anything for the deposit already paid. 

It's a fantastic opportunity and a fabulous Expo with something for every woman ranging from stunning jewellery, clothing to exotic sex toys! Lots of free giveaways, 100's of booths to explore and lots of entertainment. 

Please call Cathy if you are interested or know of anyone who many be interested.

Thank you and have a wonderful day Kiss

Sanctuary of Tantra June Newsletter

Namaste and welcome to another month at the Sanctuary.

The Couples Tantra Retreat was recently held on the 15th and 16th May and was a fabulous weekend attended by fabulous couples!  Held at the beautiful Serpentine Retreat Centre, we were all blessed with perfect weather.  The weekend was packed with so many exciting Tantra concepts from Tantra philosophy, grounding, breathing, couples heart connection not to mention two wonderful special guest speakers, Master Alex Lim teaching Qi Gong and the TAO and Helen Frost, Australia's Leading Nutrition Educator.  I have no doubt that all who attended definitely had their "eyes opened" into the ancient practice of Tantra.  The core essence of Tantric practice is love, going to the heart of it and stripping away the veil of illusion, getting back to basics and simplicity and embracing what is REAL.  Love is real and sometimes in relationships we get so caught up in our negative thoughts of resentments and constantly being analytical that we lose focus of the truth of it all, that little word we call LOVE.  Love makes the mundane sacred so that it is nurtured, cared for and protected.  Love is the food that helps us grow producing a deep sense of connection and guiding us to reach heights beyond our normal limits.

Many thanks to the wonderful couples that attended who shared and created a safe container to  learn, love, laugh, cry  and connect.  I praise you all for stepping up into your power with the intention to strengthen your relationship.  Many couples commented to me that the experience of the weekend "saved their marriage" "opened their eyes to the truth" and I am continually in awe of the beauty and wonder that Tantra brings to people's lives.  I would like to say a very special thank you to my teacher, Master Alex Lim for his incredible wisdom and teachings of the TAO and QI GONG and for his amazing demonstration of CHI, proving that the life force of breath, creates core strength and energy within the human body.  It's that simple!  A special thank you to Helen Frost who informed us through her extremely powerful seminar the benefits of eating LIVE food versus DEAD Food and how vital it is for good health to start understanding that dead food kills and creates illness, low libido, low energy and that live food replenished and heals our cells creating abundant health and energy.  We were all in stitches with Helen's very comical demonstration of the importance of a good poo versus a bad poo!!! You can't get much more explicit and real than that!

A huge thank you to the Sanctuary's new Practitioners Susan and Nick who worked tirelessly to ensure the weekend ran smoothly and contributed their presence and wisdom into this very sacred space.  And lastly, another big thank you to my good friends Chaz and Danny for their help in bringing Master Lim to the retreat and lastly to Carl our Chef for his fabulous and delicious cuisine.

Testimonials from the Sanctuary Retreats

Hi Cathy, Thank you for such a wonderful experience at the couples retreat.  Each step on my journey brings new levels of personal understanding and realisation. Chris has really grown and learnt alot from the weekend. Most importantly has opened his eyes and his heart to a fuller way of looking at life. So a massive thank you for all that you do and all that you are.  You are providing a guiding light for our relationship and I can't thank you enough. I look forward to being in touch with you again. Always Lisa and Chris x

Hey Cathy, just wanted to thankyou again, the retreat was great....I am now practicing the White Deer at least 4 times a week and use the spiral one when I can.  I brought the Joi skin care products and really find that they are amazing because I have a very sensitive skin, and have really noticed the difference:)  I took alot of points from Helen Frost's talk and brought the 'Very Wellness' cookbook that Sue Bartoll had on sale and a couple of other heathy eating books that she was selling:)  I have now changed my diet and feel so much better from it:)  So thank you again, this retreat really gave me a lifestyle change that I was also looking for:) Love Tracey xxx 

'May Couples Tantra Retreat Group Photo with Master Alex Lim and Helen Frost'

Master Lim demonstrating the power of 'Chi' and Helen Frost - Australia's Leading Nutritional Educator

There is another Couples Retreat planned for those that missed out on the 30th and 31st October this year and we will be joined again by Master Lim and Helen Frost.  In other news, the Beginners Tantra for Couples DVD and Tantra Forum are still ticking along both of which hopefully will be available sometime in July/August. 

Until next time, have a wonderful monthKiss

Peace and Love, Cathy xox

 

"Being of service to others may be a smile, a loving word or support when it is least expected.  Being of service to others is simply to make a gift of who you are to another, BE the gift every day of your life".    P'TAAH

WHATS NEW! 

Receptionist/Secretary

The Sanctuary would like to extend a warm welcome and introduce Rebecca (Becky) who has taken on the role of part time Receptionist to assist me in the administration area of the Sanctuary.  This will allow me more time to create programs, workshops and to start writing my book "Memoirs of a Tantra Goddess".  Becky will be organizing bookings and taking phone enquiries so next time you phone the Sanctuary, hopefully you wont have to hear my voice message!  All documentation at the Sanctuary including bookings, emails and phone enquiries are kept 100% private and confidential.

New Practitioners at the Sanctuary

I am really excited and proud to introduce you to some of the new Practitioners who have joined the Sanctuary.

Introducing Susan (Specialising in Couple's Sessions)

The study and practice of Tantra has been of great personal and professional benefit to me.  Through Cathy's easy to integrate teaching my husband and I have experienced deep connection that has healed us both individually and as a couple.  Studying to become a Tantra Instructor has added to my ability to be fully present for my clients as an Energy Healer and Meditation Facilitator. 

I am very interested in the deeper aspects of life and find great pleasure in sharing my understanding with like minded people who are ready to honour and cherish themselves as I have learned to do.  One of my passions is to spend time in my garden and grow fresh food which I love to transform into tasty healthy meals, for my husband, children and family.  I am interested in sustainability in all aspects of life and this includes the environment, my community, friends, family and me!  

I invest my time in intelligent, progressive and positive energy for the Planet. 

I believe that as a society we underestimate the transformative power of our creative life force (sexual energy), as this amazing force is the energy that created us and how we came forth into our world. 

Seeing an individual connect with their heart space to sense purity within themselves, and then see, feel and embrace this within their beloved is what Tantra has shown me, and continues to expand my heart space.  To share in the transformation of a couple through the practice and integration of sacred union is my greatest joy. 

Introducing Nick (Specialising in Women's Sessions and Women's Massage)

For a long time I've had a strong desire to help others on their  life's journey.  Massage is good but Tantra has shown me a way to provide a more complete nurturing and caring experience.  While all the senses come alive through Tantra my favourite sense is that of touch.  A touch or a caress when felt in the moment can be an amazingly powerful sensation. 

I am dedicated to my spiritual practice and incorporate into my life daily Tantra and meditation.

I am excited and honoured to be able to share with you a sacred space of safety and learning for you to be able to experience the wonder and ecstasy of Tantra with me.

Introducing Lynne (Specialising in Men's Sessions)

My spiritual journey has been ongoing throughout my life, starting in my 20's, but the real awakening was in 2001 with Reiki and understanding the Metaphysics of our bodies. From there my interest and learning have grown enormously with the need for self nurturing after raising 3 beautiful, now adult children, and running a very demanding business for over 20 years in Adelaide. 

I moved to Perth in 2007 and my interest and thirst for knowledge of Tantra was finally quenched with a women's Tantric workshop with the lovely Cathy. From there the understanding and empowerment and self discovery, sexually and sensually, has been wonderful and certainly self nurturing, ensuring the Goddess within me has blossomed and grown even more. 

I look forward to guiding others on their own journeys of self love and self discovery, to enhance their lives and relationships.

Introducing Leah (Specialising in Couple's and Women's Sessions)

I was raised in New Zealand by my Maori/Italian mum and Irish/German dad. I have been taught the spiritual ways of both my parents and for as long as I can remember I have been drawn to the 'unseen' side of life which I find fascinating. 

I love working with people and this has lead me to occupations that empower others and myself along the way. All of which brings me great joy and tremendous job satisfaction.  I am passionate about learning and sharing knowledge that brings more joy and freedom into our lives. 

I have been blessed with an amazing man to share my life with and after 20 years and two gorgeous kids; we are more in love than ever.  Learning tantra for us has been an exciting new journey that took our love, pleasure, communication and acceptance to a whole new level! 

To see deep into the heart and soul of another human being;  to see truth; to look  beyond the physical;  to see yourself and others for who we really are; to feel empowered, vulnerable,  beautiful,  sensual, and sexy; to feel and direct our sexual energy thru our whole body is our birthright. It feels like ecstasy and encourages healing. This is the gift of tantra which my beautiful friend Cathy has taught and inspired me to share. 

To guide people to see and feel this in themselves and others; to facilitate this experience with individuals and couples is an absolute honor! 

I hold a BA in Sociology and Aboriginal Studies, worked with "at risk" young people for many years and have studied Reiki Level 1. Also currently working as a Yogahealth Instructor and Juice Plus+  Franchisee.

Mother Daughter Workshop

'Contacting the Sacred Feminine'

The bond we share as women:

  • Full body presence, rest into the wisdom of your body
  • Sacred women's practices historical & present
  • The natural rhythm and cycles of your body and how to flow with them
  • Your sexual self and the unique beauty of your body
  • Celebrating womanhood and ways we can love and support one another on our journey

Join Susan and Cathy at a workshop for women of all ages, with the minimum age 16 of years due to sexual content.  For Mothers or mother figures and Daughters or daughter figures, come and share in all that is nurturing, compassionate and supportive, for yourself and a younger woman in your life that you hold dear.

  • WHEN:    24th July 2010
  • TIME:     11.30am to 5.30pm
  • VENUE:  The Sanctuary of Tantra
  • COST:     $90.00 per woman. $45 fully paid deposit required per booking by June 12th. 

Afternoon tea provided.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a cushion, mat or blanket. 

Book online

 

Cathy Wood 'Sanctuary of Tantra' on [email protected]

 

Susan Holtmeulen 'Qi Balance' on 0407 995 114          

Introducing Helen Frost Australia's Leading Nutrition Educator

PUBLIC SEMINAR SUPPORTED BY THE SANCTUARY OF TANTRA

Don't miss this life changing seminar!

  • WHEN:    7th July
  • TIME:      7pm to 9pm (Refreshments served after seminar)
  • WHERE:  Forrestfield Hall, Cnr Hale and Anderson Roads, Forrestfield
  • COST:     $20 per person, families welcome (open to children 5 years and up - no charge for children)

Famous for her straight talking, Australia's leading Nutrition Educator Helen Frost will provide an amazing insight into your incredible body and the fascination of food and how they work together to achieve your potential.

Her dynamic style inspires change and action around food choices & lifestyle. PLUS they provide new strategies to accelerate the pathways to Mental & Physical Health, Weight Loss & Feeling Good. 

A former teacher, Helen is well known from her radio broadcasts and has presented her unique pitch on nutrition and lifestyle to more than 55 public health forums and to more than 80 schools and a long list of organisations, businesses and conferences. 

"If you are feeling tired, ill, moody, irritable, anxious or forgetful, are not sleeping well and are prone to cravings and bingeing,", says Helen, "it just means you could do with a bit of a "tune up".  People with heart conditions, digestive problems, cancer, diabetes or arthritis, as well as people with high cholesterol, weight challenges and depression all can benefit from her Seminar.

It's all about improving the quality of your life

Helen has a Diploma of Teaching and has over 30 years experience in education, nutrition, health, fitness & weight management and entertainment through public speaking.

Learn Healthy Nutrition, Lifestyle and De Stress Tips:

  • Dieting is Dead!
  • Magic Mood Foods
  • No More Cravings and Regrets
  • Staying Younger Longer
  • Sexual Potency
  • Beyond Drugs
  • Calm without the Booze
  • Igniting the Spark
  • The Latest Anti Ageing Fast Food

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!

Please phone Becky or Cathy for further information and bookings or email: [email protected]. Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening.

FREE Public Tantra Seminar

Tantra and Meditation - 'What you have always wanted to know about Tantra but were afraid to ask'

  • WHEN:        2nd August
  • WHERE:      "Alternative Philosophies" 14 Aleppo Drive, Kardinya
  • TIME:         7.30pm to 9.30pm
  • CONTACT:  Jason for confirmation of bookings on 9337 2993, Mobile 0414405681 or email: [email protected]

For other inspirational talks at the Alternative Philosophies please visit website members.iinet.net.au/~home33 

TAO - The Samurai of the Drum!

  • Worldwide Audiences of 3 Million
  • Beyond your Imagination
  • Ultimate Beat Performance

Master Lim and myself are organising a group booking to attend the most explosive and dynamic performance of the TAO - Samurai of the Drum!.  This is a world wide phenomenon with 500 performances annually in 15 Countries and is MUST SEE event performed by genuine Samurai's.  22-26th Perth Concert Hall.  For group bookings of 10 people or more the price is $89.90 per ticket.  Brilliant Seats!  For bookings please contact [email protected].

Women's Tantra Circle

"If you cannot face directly into your sexuality, you will never discover your true spirituality.  Your Earthly Spirit leads to discovering your Heavenly Spirit.  Look at what created you to discover what will immortalize (heal) you". White Tigress Manual

2nd July 2010.  The Sacred Goddess Circle is a Temenos (sacred space of knowledge and learning without judgement) for the feminine spirit to connect, love, laugh and cry.  A beautiful safe space to practice Tantra, Mantra's, Jade Egg Kegel exercises, Energetic Sacred Spot Massage or to simply chat and anything else that goes within the safe boundaries of the circle.  The Sanctuary encourages all women to attend and is open to women of all ages (16 and up).  Bring a friend or two, no experience in Tantra is required.  Please bring a small plate to share.  Friday evening 7pm to 9.30pm.  Cost: $10.  At Julie's place in Yangebup (20 mins from City).  Please email or phone Becky or Cathy for the address [email protected].  

Men's Tantra Circle

At last!  One for the guys!

9th July 2010.  The Men's Tantra Circle, is a safe container to be in the presence of like minded men, to provide a confidential and supportive bond to embrace the ancient teachings of 'Tantra for Men' and to connect back to the deep grounded masculine spirit.  Ancient primral cultures were aware of the importance of the rites of passage marking a crossing into manhood and for men to become deeply centred into their masculine and feminine energy.   Unfortunately theses rites and supportive circles have been lost in western society and it now time for all men to step up into their power of the Shiva 'masculine energy'.  This circle is an opportunity to talk and learn about men's sexualty through Tantric practices that include 'The Male White Deer' , Ejaculation Control, The Big Draw Orgasm and Yoni Massage for her.  Facilitated by Kris (Practitioner from the Sanctuary) and supported by the guys from the meditation group.  The circle welcome's men of all ages (16 and up), no experience in Tantra is necessary.   Please give Kris a call for further information. 0410068725.  Friday 7pm to 9.30pm.  Cost: $10.  Venue: The Sanctuary of Tantra.

Singles Retreat 19 Days to go!!!!

19th and 20th June 2009.  A fabulous weekend retreat designed to embrace tantric teachings with like minded singles.  During this unique retreat Cathy will guide you through an empowering spiritual journey of mastering and directing your own sexual energy through the practice of Tantra.  There will also be two special guest speakers in fields related to the practice of Tantra.  Lara Farrow will present a Chakra Wand Workshop and Claire Belton, Hatha Yoga.

Cost: $565 (All inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accommodation).  SERPENTINE RETREAT CENTRE.  Book online

WORKSHOPS

Women's Beginners Tantra Workshops

17th July 2010.  Sexual energy is the consciousness that permeates our very being, our vital life force, energizing, empowering and healing body, mind and spirit.  This Workshop is a must for any woman who is on a path of self discovery to empower and awaken her Shakti (Goddess) energy and to start living life with power, integrity and Sensual Living.  Open to women of all ages, single or in a relationship. Saturday 11.45pm to 5.15pm.   Please note:  There is no nudity in this Workshop. 

Cost: $100 (Includes Tantra Manual, Certificate and Afternoon Tea) Book online

Couple's Beginners Tantra Workshop

3rd July 2010.  Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner then this workshop is for you. Tantric Workshops are a fun filled, dynamic and profound way to experience more love, joy and pleasure within your relationships whilst at the same time meeting like minded couples and enjoying the atmosphere. These workshops are a holistic approach to relationship harmony and there is no nudity or intrusiveness of any form during the workshop.  Saturday 11.45pm to 5.15pm.  Please note:  There is no nudity in this Workshop.

Cost: $200 per couple (Includes Tantra anual and Afternoon Tea).  Book online

Couple's Tantric Massage Playshop

Back by popular demand!

10th July 2010.  This workshop has been designed by Cathy to give couples the opportunity to explore the ancient tantric practice of TOUCH to connect pleasure, through play letting go of sexual inhibitions and surrendering into FREEDOM.  Tantric Massage is an erotic, sensual experience creating pleasure for pleasure's sake and learning to be totally immersed in deep states of relaxation whilst building sexual energy (peaks or waves) through the body. Tantric massage is a wonderful tool to bring more pleasure, depth and intimacy into love-making, to be used as part of foreplay or simply as a time-out experience with no expectations other than to be indulged, nurtured and loved. When we learn to surrender to pleasure, we also heal and energise and reach new heights of sensitivity to orgasmic energy. Sensual touch is one of the most beautiful experiences we can give to our beloved.  This workshop also includes energetic sacred spot massage.  Please note: There is nudity in this Workshop.  Discreet screens are placed around each couple for privacy during the massage section.  Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Cost: $250 per couple.   (Includes lunch and Tantra Massage Manual) Book online

Usui Reiki Ryoho - Reiki Classes

16th July 2010.  Shoden Reiki Class (Reiki 1) 6pm to 9pm held over 2 weeks.

Cost: $100 (Includes 80 Page Reiki Manual, Certificate and Authentic Lineage) Authentic Lineages are compulsory if you wish to work in hospitals or cancer hospices. Book online

17th July 2010.  Okuden Reiki Class (Reiki 2) 10.00am to 5pm

Cost:$300 (Includes Reiki Manual, Certificate, Authentic Lineage and Lunch)

Private Tantra Sessions  

A Tantra experience with a Darkini/Daka is unforgettable; it is euphoria in its purest form. It is a 10,000 year old practice and people from all walks of life, religions and nationalities practice tantra. In my own experience as a tantra teacher the benefits and results I have witnessed have been amazing. I am continually in awe of the amazing capabilities and resources of the human body and the way it was designed for pleasure and healing through the power of sexual energy.

Private Tantra Sessions and massage available for men, women and couples including same sex couples with a Daka or Dakini (Female/Male Tantra Teacher).  Please refer to website for details and costs.  Private Session Duration: 2.5 hours.

Practitioners: Cathy, Nick, Kris, Susan (Couples only), Lynne (Men's Private Sessions), Leah and Bev.

NEW: Body to body traditional tantric floor massage AN MO!  Details on website under SESSIONS.

Tantra Meditation

For Vitality, Health and Energy!

7.15pm to 9.15pm each fortnight at the Forrestfield Hall, Corner of Hale Road and Anderson Road, Forrestfield.  Cost $10 - Next Meditation 9th June and 23rd June.  7pm to 9pm each fortnight at the Waylen Bay Scout Hall, The Strand, Applecross.  Cost $10 - Next Meditations 14th and 28th June.

All welcome.  No previous experience in meditation or Tantra necessary.  Come and learn to relax, unwind and at the same time empower the body and mind through sexual energy.  Making time for you and intergrating 'discipline' is the first steps to 'self love'.  Meet "Maggie May" (Perth's number one Tantra Meditation Dog sharing her unconditional love!) and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.   Please bring a yoga mat or blanket, cushion and water. 

Interesting Sites

www.tut.com

Notes from the Universe!

This website was recommend to me by my good friend Chaz and I thought the concept was a fantastic idea to receive daily inspirational notes from the Universe!

What started in 1998 as an email sent out weekly to 38 addresses has since blossomed into today's daily Notes from the Universe, sent to over 300,000 subscribers in 189 countries! These Notes are brief passages written by "The Universe," personalized with your name (and occasionally your personal goals and dreams), designed to remind you that you have, indeed, been given dominion over all things. 

"The Notes are designed to shed light on your own inner path: to spark your memory, attract like thinking, and awaken the slumbering deity within. They contain the truths I've come to know and live by about who we are, why we're here, and the magic at our disposal. Everything I've discovered is neatly tucked between the paragraphs, and for the eager, earnest reader, far more meaning will be found therein than will first meet the eye."  Mike Dooley author of the Notes.

www.amritagrace.com

Amrita Grace is the Ambassador of the Divine Feminine - Awakened Masculine Institute, High Priestess and author of "Reclaiming Aphrodite - The Journey to Sexual Wholeness".  A beautiful and informative website that embodies the true essence of the Divine Sacred Sexuality.

www.daysofchange.org

Our planet earth is in trouble and she desperately needs our help!  Please join the Sanctuary in supporting this amazing Australia wide project  "Days of Change" and make a pledge today!

  1. FREE to Join
  2. FREE to make a pledge
  3. Days of Change supports a sustainability program.

Why A Sustainability PROGRAM?

There are many indications that our modern Australian lifestyle is simply unsustainable. These include:

The good news is that we don't need to give up any of the things that matter the most in order to become more sustainable. In fact many of the simple things we can do to become more sustainable will make us happier, improve our health and wellbeing and save us money.

And the even better news is that 93% of West Australians have said that they are willing to take personal action to be more sustainable. They're just looking for some help on how to make that happen - and that's where Days of Change comes in! 

If every person on the planet consumed resources at the same rate that we do here in Australia, we would need another 2 to 3 planets for this to be sustainable!

The last time we checked, Earth is the only habitable planet we know about, so our rate of consumption is clearly unsustainable. 

So click on 'Days of Change' today and show your support to help create conscious global awareness to help 'Planet Earth'.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to my good friends Lara and Tony on the birth of their beautiful daughter and Princess Wren and to my other good friends from meditation class Marina and Sergey on the birth of their beautiful daughter and Princess Karina.  Sending you all lots and lots of love and joy for this very special blessing.

The Healers Page

Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection

Reconnective Healing® energies entered Marina's life in the most mysterious way in 2006, when one of her family friends in Toronto gave “The Reconnection” book to her family. Right away Marina felt a very strong pulsation in her, simply from holding the book in her hands. Since then Marina had my Reconnection done in Sydney, have initiated a project about sharing Reconnective Healing® with seriously ill children in one of Sydney’s hospitals after meeting Dr.Eric Pearl in person, attended level I/II Reconnective Healing® seminar in San Francisco, level III Reconnection® seminar in Perth and finally opened her own practice here in Perth, where she moved with her husband at the end of 2008. You can never say for sure, but Marina is quite certain she would not have been where she is now without these wonderful frequencies. It is hard to explain, but once you get in touch with them, all of a sudden it seems as if some unseen energy draws you exactly to where you need to be and helps you remove all the barriers on the way to bringing your dreams to life and fulfilling your life purpose. That is exactly why Marina is so passionate about sharing these frequencies with others – she has seen how they sometimes provide a healing where a person needs it the most (either physical, emotional or spiritual level), and also open up new horizons in terms of where one wants to get in life and ways of getting there.Marina is currently practicing at her place with an ocean view at Scarborough Beach and offers both Reconnective Healing® sesions and the Reconnection®. What is Reconnective Healing®? Reconnective Healing® is a non-invasive "hands free" powerful healing method, which utilises frequencies that work on an inter-dimensional level. Through the Reconnective Healing® session you can access a comprehensive spectrum of healing - the one that allows for healings that are not just physical, not just mental, not just emotional, but very often a combination of all of the above - the healing that you need the most at a particular moment in life in order to support the evolution of your very being and essence. Very often the frequencies continue to work with you even after the session is over. Healings have been reported from chronic, permanent and terminal issues. Reconnective Healing® Frequencies enable spiritual and evolutionary advancement, enhance and fuel renewals of the body and increase vibratory levels for healing and personal development. It's recommended to have up 1-3 Reconnective Healing® sessions in order to truly experience the benefit of being in touch with these beautiful frequencies. Each session lasts about 30-40 min. Fee: $90 What is the Reconection®? The Reconnection® is a once in a lifetime experience which involves connecting the meridians on your body to the Earth's energy gridlines to help you reconnect more fully with the Universe and to put you on and accelerate your life path. Takes 2 consecutive days to complete-approximately 60 min each. Suggested pre-requisite: at least 1 session of Reconnective Healing®. Fee: $333 for 2 sessions Marina also has Dr. Eric Pearl's books The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself available for sale($25). For more information you can visit the web-site: www.thereconnection.com To book a session or if you have any questions, please contact Marina at 0405754332 or [email protected]  Stem Cell Therapy To my dear friend, Cathy!! Thank you so much for letting me share this with your readers!   It is from my heart, to yours, that I share this with you.   I trust and have fate, that the one's searching for this, will find it.   This100% natural organic product has only been available here in Australia since okt. last year. For myself, family, friends and our beloved pets I have witnessed the most remarkable things happening.   StemEnhance, is the worlds first stem cell nutrition product, it is the next step in "helping your body help itself".   A true gift of Mother Nature, it consists of a patented extract of the aquatic botanical, Aphaizomenon flos-aquae (AFA for short). It hits right at the heart of the body's natural renewal system and has been credited with supporting an astoundingly wide variety of benefits for people of many ages and levels.   "Supporting the release of stem cells from the bone marrow and increasing the number of circulating stem cells is probably the single most important thing one can do to improve and maintain optimal health."         If you would like more info. or a free DVD please email me, [email protected] or go to www.stemcell-renewal.com                                                                                       Much joy and happiness,  Ann-Charlotte

 

The Sanctuary of Tantra May Newsletter

Oh, tis such bliss to be a goddess!

The Tantra Goddess Retreat was recently held on the 16th, 17th, and 18th April at the magnificient Serpentine Retreat Centre.  Twenty women from all walks of life gathered in Temenos (sacred space) to learn, grow, share, laugh and empower the sisterhood, a place of reconnection to the essence of the divine feminine.

We were joined by four dynamic guest speakers in fields relevant to the practice of Tantra on Organic Skin Care, Healthy Nutrition, Yoga and Sensual  Belly Dancing. 

Many thanks to all the special women who attended and not only stepped up into their power but contributed to the beautiful and sacred space that was created.  It was an honour to not only teach the gift of Tantra but to be in the presence of beautiful Shakti.

A special thank you to Melissa from JOI Pure, a Guest Speaker specialising in Organic Skin Care and the benefits of using chemical free products and educating us on the dangerous chemicals that are abundant in most skin care products today.  Another special thank you goes to Helen Frost, Australia's Leading Nutritional Educator for her incredibly powerful and humourous lecture on Health and Nutrition and the extreme importance that the role of nutrition plays on our sexual health.  Personally, I walked away from Helen's Seminar with a new consciousness and awareness in the foods we consume and also what we are feeding our children.  We were educated on the difference between 'dead' food and 'alive' food and also the importance of having a really good 'poo'!  Yes folks, this is certainly a seminar that NO ONE can afford to miss and will guarantee to have you in stitches at Helen's witty humour in turning the 'taboo' into the 'norm'.  Helen will also be joining us as a special guest speaker at the Couples Tantra Retreat in May.  Another special thank you to my dear friend Leah from YogaHealth for guiding us through a fantastic yoga session on stretching and breathing and the importance of the breath and moving and flexing our body every day.  Breathing is prevalent in the teachings of Tantra to be able to move sexual energy through the body into the brain for brain illumination (or in other words brain orgasms).  The Karma Sutra Manual States; your orgasm will only be as good as the way you breathe.  Leah regularly holds classes in Yoga and if you are interested, more details are published at the end of this newsletter under 'Interesting Sites'.

Tantra Goddess Retreat

Another special friend that I would like to thank is Alice for her inspirational and sexy demonstration in teaching us the art of Sensual Belly Dancing.  Belly Dancing is certainly not only fabulous exercise, but a fantastic way to open the 'sex chakras' and to really connect and bring out the goddess within.  I would also like to thank and acknowledge Alice for taking the role of 'Official Goddess Photographer' and her fabulous photography is very much appreciated by all.  And I cannot let the retreat go by without mentioning our Chef, Sue Bartoll and to thank her for working tirelessly in preparing delicious and healthy foods to sustain the goddesses much needed energy for the weekend!  And thank you to Stefi for giving Sue a helping hand and for spreading her amazing and infectious smile.  Sue is a wonderful cook and a Naturopath and regularly holds vegetarian cooking classes.  You can visit her website at www.suebartoll.com.au.

And lastly a huge thank you to Elizabeth for helping me with the massage demonstration and also to her partner Selwyn for their loving demonstrating of the famous sexual position 'YabYum' and for Selwyn to have the courage to walk into a room full of attentive Shakti!   

Thank you to all the participants for making a difference and being role models for other women to embrace the realisation that they are powerful sexual and healthy women.  Women who practice Tantric Sex become Alive, Vibrant, Vital, Orgasmic and Powerful!  The retreat was so successful that I have decided to include one more for 2010 and the dates are the the 26th, 27th, and 28th November, so ladies this is your chance to secure your place for a fabulous weekend and start the affirmation of creating a fantastic life.

MEMOIRS OF A GODDESS!

Om Shanti Dear Teacher,

The Goddess Retreat I was blessed to a part of was a very sacred experience for me.  Sharing time with beautiful women from all walks of life not only nourished my soul but clarified the importance of spending time with my sisterhood sharing potent, honourable and sacred feminine practices.  Cathy is of such a delightful Yin quality, nurturing, supporting and encouraging us all to touch the Shakti within.  Thank you for your gifts of Tantra practice, which you embody.

With love, Susan Holtmeulen

In other news, production of the Couples Tantra DVD is about a month behind schedule although production is now underway and the project is incredibly exciting.  Many many heartfelt thanks go to our leading stars, 'Dantra and Diane', as well as Peter and Lynne from the Quiet Cone for their incredible generosity and kindness for allowing this DVD to be filmed in the magnificent energy of the Cone.  Thank you also to Mark and Steve at Procopy who are filming the DVD and who have helped and advised me so much on this project.  Before embarking on this project, I had absolutely no idea how much work, energy and effort goes into the production of movies.  My hat goes off to all film crews, assistants, actors and actresses from around the world that put so much effort into this massive industry.

The Tantra Forum will definitely be available in June as well as the Sanctuary's new Practitioners and their profiles will be published in the June Newsletter.  The Sanctuary will also be at the 'Every Woman Expo' which will be held on the 25th, 26th and 27th June.  Don't miss this fantastic event with over 12,000 people through the door last year and hundreds of stalls and booths to explore with lots of interesting products ranging from women's jewellery, through to erotic sex toys!

On a personal note I wish to thank everyone who has expressed well wishes regarding my son's depression.  I am pleased to say that he is improving steadily and we are concentrating on one day at a time and 'being in the moment'.

Until next month, keep smiling and to all the beautiful Goddesses out there I wish you a very Happy and Special Mothers Day.

In Goddess Love,

 

Cathy xox

For I tell you now that within the heart and the mind and the body wisdom of the feminine lie some of the greatest secrets and greatest powers—and they await to be revealed. And all of it is laid open by the touch of another! — Mary Magdalen (channeled by Thomas Kenyon & Judy Sion), The Magdalen Manuscript

What's New

Mother's Day Special

It's that time of the year again when every woman deserves to be pampered and to remember how special they are.  The Sanctuary is offering a Special Mother's Day pampering consisting of a Women's Private Tantra Session to learn the secrets of the Goddess, followed by a relaxing and sensual Tantric Massage for the special price of $99.00 (Valued at $210).  Duration: 2.5 hours.  Please confirm your booking via email.  Gift Vouchers available.  Offer available until 1st June 2010.

Women's Sacred Circle

"If you cannot face directly into your sexuality, you will never discover your true spirituality.  Your Earthly Spirit leads to discovering your Heavenly Spirit.  Look at what created you to discover what will immortalize (heal) you". White Tigress Manual

7th May 2010.  Remember Mother's Day May the 9th.  The Sacred Goddess Circle is a Temenos (sacred space of knowledge and learning without judgement) for the feminine spirit to connect, love, laugh and cry.  A beautiful safe space to practice Tantra, Mantra's, Jade Egg Kegel exercises, Energetic Sacred Spot Massage or to simply chat and anything else that goes within the safe boundaries of the circle.  Open to  all women of all ages.  Bring a friend or two, no experience in Tantra is required.  Celebrate Mother's Day with this very special ceremony dedicated to the divine feminine and join us afterwards in the sensual delights of a Delicious Traditional High Tea (supplied).   Friday evening 7pm to 9.30pm.  Cost: $10.  At Alice's place.  Please email Cathy for the address [email protected].  Men's Sacred Circle coming June 2010.

Every Woman Expo

The Every Woman Expo is being held at the Perth Convention Centre on the 25th, 26th and 27th June 2010 and for the first time, The Sanctuary will be attending displaying all the delights of Tantra.  This is a massive three day event and last year there was over 12,000 people through the doors (men included).  There is something for every woman ranging from stunning jewellery, clothing to exotic sex toys!  A fabulous expo with lots of free giveaways, 100's of booths to explore and lots of entertainment. Come and visit us and receive a free gift.

Free Gift for Readers of the Sanctuary

Introducing the new 'Beginners Tantra E-Book' comprising of 23 easy to read pages on the history and philosophy of Tantra including easy to follow exercises and techniques that are fundamental in the foundation practices of Tantra.  If you want to become an extraordinary love, have energy and vitality and live the life you dream of, then Tantra is for you.  Take advantage of this special offer for the month of May.  Click on the link to download your free Tantra E-Book. Free Gift

Retreats

Couples Retreat

Only two places left!!!! 

15th and 16th May 2010.  The Couples retreat is an experience not to be missed!  Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn simple techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner then this Retreat is for you.  Treat yourself and your partner and relax in an atmosphere of total indulgence.  SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS AT THIS RETREAT - MASTER ALEX LIM will present a powerful and dynamic seminar on Sexual Qi Gong and Helen Frost, Australia's Leading Nutritional Educator.  Next Couples Retreat: 30th and 31st October 2010.

Cost: $795 per couple at The Serpentine Retreat Centre (All inclusive - Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Special Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accommodation). Book online  

Introducing Helen Frost Australia's Leading Nutritional Educator

EYE OPENING...FUNNY...INSPIRATIONAL!

Famous for her straight talking, Australia's leading Nutrition Educator Helen Frost will provide an amazing insight into your incredible body and the fascination of food and how they work together to achieve your potential.

Her dynamic style inspires change and action around food choices & lifestyle. PLUS they provide new strategies to accelerate the pathways to Mental & Physical Health, Weight Loss & Feeling Good. 

A former teacher, Helen is well known from her radio broadcasts and has presented her unique pitch on nutrition and lifestyle to more than 55 public health forums and to more than 80 schools and a long list of organisations, businesses and conferences. 

"If you are feeling tired, ill, moody, irritable, anxious or forgetful, are not sleeping well and are prone to cravings and bingeing,", says Helen, "it just means you could do with a bit of a "tune up".  People with heart conditions, digestive problems, cancer, diabetes or arthritis, as well as people with high cholesterol, weight challenges and depression all can benefit from her Seminar.

It's all about improving the quality of your life

Helen has a Diploma of Teaching and has over 30 years experience in education, nutrition, health, fitness & weight management and entertainment through public speaking.

Don't miss her amazing Seminar at the Couples Tantra Retreat:

IS YOUR DIET BUILDING YOU UP OR TEARING YOU DOWN

For Couples only:

Great performance from the boardroom to the bedroom 

The "inside" story to Sexual Issues 

Millions of $$$ are spent every day on sexual dysfunction treatments. Hormonal havoc, lack of desire and the "2 minute wonder" are not the exception any more they the norm. Dissatisfaction looms in the bedroom.  Laugh your head off and learn lots about how to enhance your sexy bits.  You can look forward to a very graphic and hilarious romp into the Power of Nutrition.

Singles Retreat

19th and 20th June 2009.  A fabulous weekend retreat designed to embrace tantric teachings with like minded singles.  During this unique retreat Cathy will guide you through an empowering spiritual journey of mastering and directing your own sexual energy through the practice of Tantra.  There will also be two special guest speakers in fields related to the practice of Tantra.  Lara Farrow will present a Chakra Wand Workshop and Claire Belton, Hatha Yoga.

Cost: $565 (All inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accommodation).  SERPENTINE RETREAT CENTRE.  Book online

Workshops

Women's Beginners Tantra Workshops

1st May 2010.  Sexual energy is the consciousness that permeates our very being, our vital life force, energizing, empowering and healing body, mind and spirit.  This Workshop is a must for any woman who is on a path of self discovery to empower and awaken her Shakti (Goddess) energy and to start living life with power, integrity and Sensual Living.  Open to women of all ages, single or in a relationship. Saturday 11.45pm to 5.15pm.   Please note:  There is no nudity in this Workshop.  Next Workshop: 17th July.

Cost: $100 (Includes Tantra Manual, Certificate and Afternoon Tea) Book online

Couple's Beginners Tantra Workshop

3rd July 2010.  Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner then this workshop is for you. Tantric Workshops are a fun filled, dynamic and profound way to experience more love, joy and pleasure within your relationships whilst at the same time meeting like minded couples and enjoying the atmosphere. These workshops are a holistic approach to relationship harmony and there is no nudity or intrusiveness of any form during the workshop.  Saturday 11.45pm to 5.15pm.  Please note:  There is no nudity in this Workshop.

Cost: $200 per couple (Includes Tantra anual and Afternoon Tea).  Book online

Couple's Tantric Massage Playshop

Back by popular demand!

22nd May 2010.  This workshop has been designed by Cathy to give couples the opportunity to explore the ancient tantric practice of TOUCH to connect pleasure, through play letting go of sexual inhibitions and surrendering into FREEDOM.  Tantric Massage is an erotic, sensual experience creating pleasure for pleasure's sake and learning to be totally immersed in deep states of relaxation whilst building sexual energy (peaks or waves) through the body. Tantric massage is a wonderful tool to bring more pleasure, depth and intimacy into love-making, to be used as part of foreplay or simply as a time-out experience with no expectations other than to be indulged, nurtured and loved. When we learn to surrender to pleasure, we also heal and energise and reach new heights of sensitivity to orgasmic energy. Sensual touch is one of the most beautiful experiences we can give to our beloved.  This workshop also includes energetic sacred spot massage.  Please note: There is nudity in this Workshop.  Discreet screens are placed around each couple for privacy during the massage section.  Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Cost: $250 per couple.   (Includes lunch and Tantra Massage Manual) Book online

Usui Reiki Ryoho - Reiki Classes

31st May 2010.  Shoden Reiki Class (Reiki 1) 6pm to 9pm held over 2 weeks.

Cost: $100 (Includes 80 Page Reiki Manual, Certificate and Authentic Lineage) Authentic Lineages are compulsory if you wish to work in hospitals or cancer hospices. Book online

10th July 2010.  Okuden Reiki Class (Reiki 2) 10.00am to 5pm

Cost:$300 (Includes Reiki Manual, Certificate, Authentic Lineage and Lunch)

Private Tantra Sessions  

A tantra experience with a Darkini/Daka is unforgettable; it is euphoria in its purest form. It is a 10,000 year old practice and people from all walks of life, religions and nationalities practice tantra. In my own experience as a tantra teacher the benefits and results I have witnessed have been amazing. I am continually in awe of the amazing capabilities and resources of the human body and the way it was designed for pleasure and healing through the power of sexual energy.

Private Tantra Sessions and massage available for men, women and couples with a Daka or Dakini (Female/Male Tantra Teacher).  Please refer to website for details and costs.  Private Session Duration: 2.5 hours.

Tantra Meditation

For Vitality, Health and Energy!

7.15pm to 9.15pm each fortnight at the Forrestfield Hall, Corner of Hale Road and Anderson Road, Forrestfield.  Cost $10 - Next Meditation 12th May.  Please note:  There will be no meditation on the 26th May as it is my son's birthday.  Meditation will resume 9th June.

7.00pm to 9pm each fortnight at the Waylen Bay Scout Hall, The Strand, Applecross.  Cost $10 - Next Meditations 10th May and 31st May.

All welcome.  No previous experience in meditation or Tantra necessary.  Come and learn to relax, unwind and at the same time empower the body and mind through sexual energy.  Making time for you and intergrating 'discipline' is the first steps to 'self love'.  Meet "Maggie May" (Perth's number one Tantra Meditation Dog sharing her unconditional love!) and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.   Please bring a yoga mat or blanket, cushion and water. 

Interesting Sites

www.qigongtao.com.au

Master Alex Lim - QiGong

Master Alex Lim is my teacher and mentor and is one of the most geniune and disciplined people I have ever had the privilage to meet.  His teachings and wisdom of QiGong, Self Knowledge, Tao and Meditation have been a guiding light for me on my Tantric path and I am extremely grateful to be in the presence of such wisdom.  Master Lim has a wide interest in health, healing and spirituality which resulted in him formally studying Acupunture and Chinese Medicine.  Other studies include 'Spiritual Protection' under the guidance of 'Grandpa 'Abdullah', 'Self Knowledge' with Swami Suddhananda and 'I Liq Chuan' (a variation of Tai Chi) and Grand Master Sam Chin.  Master Lim will be a Special Guest Speaker on the topic of 'Sexual GiGong' at the Couples Retreat in May.

www.yoga.com.au

Leah Ferrarini - YogaHealth

Leah began practicing yoga regularly after the birth of her two children which exacerbated her neck and back problems and consequently resulted in using pain relief just to function. She longer suffers from neck related migraines, can wear high heels, easily pick up both her children, now 3 and 5 years, and is planning on having another child.

"Helping people become more relaxed and free within themselves is a wonderfully rewarding experience which also gives me energy.  Learning and practicing living in the NOW, healing old injuries, chilling out, and sharing this with others is a dream realised and a passion pursued.  All thanks to YogaHealth"!

Leah holds a Double Major in Sociology and Aboriginal Studies.  Has studied Reiki Level 1 and was a Youth Worker for 5 years developing and coordinating the 'Young Mother's Program'.  Leah is also a Juice Plus Independent Franchise and a wonderful friend and I can personally recommend her fabulous yoga classes for great health and well being.  For further information on yoga classes or Juice Plus+ please contact Leah on 0400677206.

About Juice Plus +

Juice Plus+ provides the nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains, plus an array of natural antioxidants, phytonutrients and fibres, from fruit and vergetable juice powders in a convenient and inexpensive capsule form.   Unlike tradional vitamin supplements, Juice Plus+ provides a much wider variety of naturally occuring vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes adn other nutrients - found in fresh, raw fruit and vegetables.   Published third-party clincal research shows that Juice Plus+ raises levels of antioxidiants in the blood Juice Plus+ lowers levels of lipid peroxides and homocysteine in the blood. Juice Plus+ helps support a healthy DNA damage and improves circulation.  

Convenient, easy to take whole food based nutrition Rich in vitamins, fibre, enzymes, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Reduces oxidative stress Supports your immune system, reduces DND damage, improves circulation.   We should eat at least 7 to 9 servings of fresh raw fruit & vegetables every day. Due to our busy lifestyle most of us simply cannot do this.  THE NEXT BEST THING IS  JUICE PLUS+  For more info contact Leah on 0400677206.

Special Events  

"Now is the time of awakening" 

Isira who lives and radiates Awakened Presence.  Isira returns to Perth for one week only for one of her core foundational programs - The Presence.

Isira has been teaching meditation and self realisation for over 20 years and has recently been given a rare honour, the title Maha Dewi, by the people of Bali - in recognition of Isira as being an embodiment of Quan Yin consciousness.

The Presence

Sat 12 & Sun 13 June Weekend, non residential 9:30am - 5pm, Mount Hawthorn Community Centre, Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn  Bookings essential via website or phone $490, re-attend for $290. See website for discounts.

 

Satsang - Sitting in Presence

Thurs 10 June  7- 9.30 pm

Earthwise, Outback Room, "The Pink Church"  315 Bagot Rd, Subiaco

No bookings  - Suggested donation $20 

Details on website or phone

 

Consultations with Isira

 

 

Call 0420 638 922 between 9am -12 noon, Mon - Fri to book an 1 hour appointment @ $130 

www.isira.com Phone: 02 9091 6833

 

A Celebration of Breath - 7-9 May in Perth

With Rebirthing Breathwork Mastery practitioner & trainer Alakh Analda (from Byron Bay)Alakh will be offering two evening seminars & two sets of two half-day breathwork workshops, assisted by Miriam-Rose Brooker.

The venue is Ameling Gardens in Banjup - a very lovely meditation hall - conveniently close to both Kwinana Freeway and Roe Highway.

The workshops:Morning series: Loving Relationships: Breathe full vitality and abundance into your intimate relationships (with self & others)!  Sat & Sun mornings 9am-1pm, $180*Afternoon series: Intentional Living: Breathe into the power of your passion and discover who you really are!  Sat & Sun afternoons 2-6pm, $180*

The seminars:

Fri 7-9pm    General Introduction to Rebirthing Breathwork Mastery. What is the relationship between breath and wellbeing?  Why is breathwork so effective for personal and interpersonal healing and development?

Sat 7-9pm   Spiritual awakening and the signs of spiritual development.  Alakh teaches from her 26 years experience as a breathwork practitioner about the application of breath in spiritual awakening.For full details & online registration visit www.radiantwoman.com.au More information about Alakh's work visit www.rebirthing.com.auPhone enquiries to Miriam-Rose 0405 084 945  

 www.sanctuaryoftantra www.beginnerstantra.com.au

The Sanctuary of Tantra April Newsletter

Hi and welcome to another month at the Sanctuary.

Twenty years ago I embarked on the beginning of my journey with Tantra with a Guru named Shopan Chowdhury and continued to practice and study Tantra on a personal level until many years ago when I decided to teach professional Tantra part time, something I enjoyed immensely and it filled in my afternoons whilst during the day I was an Administration Manager for a large Steel Corporation.  Over time, my client base grew to the point that I had to cease my day job and started a career full time in teaching Tantra.  As the years went by, The Sanctuary of Tantra was formed through my passion, devotion and dedication to help people to the best of my ability, move forward and embrace their sexuality, create beautiful loving relationships and to celebrate the essence of all 'life'.  I truly believe that success is achieved through passion, discipline and a positive attitude.

Recently over the past few months, my 15 year old son has been battling severe depression.  It has been both a painful and challenging journey for me whilst at the same time learning the hard task of stepping back out of the chaos and insanity of the drama.  Depression is becoming so prevalent in our society and on the planet as a whole creating a crippling disease, one that ripples fear and devastation not only through families but the community as a whole.  I have spent so many years seeking and integrating knowledge through the teachings of Gurus', Swamis' and Masters and have during that time learnt many tools for the "tool box" so to speak but nothing has prepared me for the journey of depression with a hormonal teenager who not only thinks his mum is weird (because mum teaches Tantra) but does not want to learn or be taught any breathing techniques, meditation or other self help techniques as "it's just not cool".  I, for the first time in my life have beenfaced with something completely different and out of my league and as I learn to step out of the fear, I embrace the lessons and the decisions I have had to make to create clarity and peace, not only in my life but also in my work and in supporting and helping my son.

So I had to take time out to stop work and reflect, support and nurture not only my son, but myself and my family.  It was a decision that I had to push through my ego and pride allowing me time to reflect, ponder and be.  That decision eventuated into an understanding to the point where I said to my son the other day "I love you, I am here for you to support you anyway I can, but I can't do this for you" "you have to find some strength and look deep within your very core to start helping YOU".  Mikao Usui, the founder of the practice of Reiki as we know it today, healed so many beggars, sick people etc on the streets of Tokyo back in the late 1800's.  It wasn't until he started seeing the same people back on the streets after he healed them that he realized there and then "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink".  Through my life and especially teaching Tantra, I have come to a deep understanding that everyone of us has a journey, lessons, karma whatever you may like to call it and as a teacher, mother, sister and lover I have come to the place of no judgment as all of us are on that journey, searching and working through our stuff and everybody has a story to tell like the story I am telling now.  I have chosen to step away from the fear of possibly losing my son to such a debilitating disease, instead I have moved into a space of strength and determination to honour him for where he is right now and to be there in every loving and supportive way a parent knows how.

The art of Tantra is "the science of self transformation" and I live by what I preach.  Breathing, meditation and grounding for core strength and vitality is essential to the practice of Tantra and has helped me immensely through this very difficult time.  As a Tantra Practitioner, I see so many people who come to learn Tantra for so many diverse reasons from "desiring to have a great sex life" to achieve amazing orgasms" or to simply connect with their partner and themselves on deeper levels.  For some, they are single and want to learn the skills to attract an amazing partner into their lives, for others they are in loving relationships but there is no or little intimacy.  Other people have fantastic "sex" but no commitment, heart connection, trust, respect and monogamy.  For most people they want the "icing on the cake" but few are prepared to find time to "MAKE THE CAKE"!    Breathing, meditating and grounding everyday even if it is only for five minutes creates self discipline and self discipline is the key to SELF LOVE.  If you desire to have a great sex life or relationship or a successful business for example, THEN be prepared to DO THE WORK and make the cake!  The Karma Sutra Manual states; "your orgasm will be as good as the way you breathe".  You may at times feel as though you have fallen into a black hole through life's ups and downs but with core strength behind you, you will find "you will become like the dolls with the round bottoms" you go down but you get up, dust yourself off and keep moving ahead.

One of my favourite inspirational people of all time is Thomas Edison.  Life magazine named him the number one man of the millennium.  He invented 1,093 new inventions during his life time, totally outstanding work in anyone's terminology.  People credited his ability with genius but he was once quoted as saying"Genius is ninety nine percent perspiration and one percent inspiration".  Edison was the inventor of the incandescent light bulb, never one to give up; it took him ten thousand tries to find the right materials to create the light bulb.  He never saw these as failures; rather he saw them as ten thousand steps closer to the solution.  Edison once said "many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up".

Edisons' amazing positive attitude can be seen in a tragedy he faced in his late sixties.  He built a famous lab in West Orange, New Jersey that was over three times the size of a normal football field.  Edison loved the place and was even reported to have slept there on the lab tables at times.    But on a December day in 1914, the lab caught fire and as he watched it burned he is reported to have said "kids, go get your mother, she'll never see another fire like this one".  Most people would have been crushed, but not Edison.  He rebuilt the lab and kept working for another seventeen years.  He was truly an inspiration to human kind of the power of maintaining a positive attitude.

Another amazing and inspirational person I know who is a wonderful and dear personal family friend is a man named Dave Barr.  Dave lives in Bodfish California and is in his late 40's.  Around the age of 25, tragedy struck when a landmine went off in Angola and he sustained life threatening injuries and as such had both his legs amputated.  After undergoing countless operations, skin grafts etc he was told he would never walk again.  But with sheer grit and determination "Dave found false legs" and started his healing journey.  Dave had a dream, and that dream was to travel the world and show people the power of a positive mind.  Nearly everyone told him he was "crazy and stupid" but nothing would deter him.  He wanted to prove not only to himself but to the world that "anything is possible and NEVER give up on your dream" so he embarked on a dangerous journey of riding around the entire world on his beloved Harley Davidson.   He then rode from the tip of France, right across Russia on the Ice and his third ride was from Shark Bay to Byron Bay Australia including Wilsons Promontory to Cape York and he called this trip "The Southern Cross".  All these trips were done alone with no backup, a five dollar tent and a jacket from the op shop.   He told me once about his trip across the ice in Russia and how every morning his engine oil was frozen and he had to use a kerosene heater to heat up the engine before it would start!  I said to him it must be of been freezing and he agreed but was thankful that his "feet never got cold"!  He did the trips to inspire others and raise money for his favourite charity the Cheshire Foundation (limbless victims of war).  Dave told me he has to been to places in the world that very few people have ever seen, some places are the most breathtaking beautiful sights beyond imagination and he believes he would not have survived some of the most rugged outback in the world if it wasn't for faith and sheer strength and determination and a positive mind.  He is truly one of the greatest inspirational people I have ever had the pleasure to know  and as such now holds two Guinness Book of World Records for his trip across Australia and Russia and his Harley Davidson proudly sits in the Harley Davidson Museum World of Fame in America.  Currently he travels the world conducting inspirational seminars and you can read more about my amazing friend at www.davebarr.com.

So where ever you are in your life right now, whatever you are searching for, whether you are struggling with fear, shame or guilt with your sexuality, whether your relationship has lost the passion, trust and respect, whether you are suffering from depression or lack passion in all areas of your life, whether you want to create a new business or having problems with your existing business, whether you recognize a weakness in yourself and or your life that you don't want to face or simply you are afraid to open your heart to love, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, ground, breathe, meditate, practice Tantra, find your passion, surround yourself with 'positive' people, create self discipline and maintain a positive attitude and above all else enjoy and be grateful for the treasures and love that surround you always for that is the key to a 10,000 year old practice called Tantra - "The science of Self Transformation".

My sincere gratitude and love to so many people for your support and patience through this difficult time and I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter.

Besos Cathy xox

Success seems to be connected with action. 

 Successful people keep moving. 

They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

 - Contrad Hilton, Hotel Executive.

Whats New!

The Sanctuary of Tantra is proud and honoured to announce Saida Desilets and her partner Sol will be joining us in Perth from the 17th-24th November 2010 for a powerful and exciting workshop.  Full details will be posted in the May Newsletter.

 

Introducing Saida Desilets

 

Saida Désilets, Ph.D. is the Founder of The Désilets Method and the author of The Emergence of the Sensual Woman. She is sought out world-wide for her expertise in the field of conscious sexual energy cultivation. She brings an innovative approach to the ancient wisdom of Taoist energy cultivation practices in a fun, simple, and practical method.

Saida, through facilitating thousands of people globally, discovered that sexual energy is one of the most misunderstood and misused, yet abundant and creative resources available to everyone. Her Jade Goddess (for women), along with her partner Sol's Alchemy of Man (for men), and their Alchemy of Passion (for couples & conscious singles) programs provides Saida with the opportunity to offer full-spectrum, high quality education in field of conscious sexuality. All of the programs provide an up-to-date model designed to empower and awaken a person's true essence while supporting them to easily integrate this wisdom into their daily life.

Saida currently lives in Maui, Hawaii, with her partner Sol, where she is continuously exploring and deepening her own embodiment of what she teaches. Along with her book, she has also released a CD Jade Goddess/Jade Egg Practices and a DVD Tao of Ener'chi. Saida also loves to read, write poetry, dance, attend interesting seminars, and is a dedicated practitioner of Qi Gong and meditation practices.

Online Course for Women

Women are the Flowers in the Garden of Life! Each of us a unique blossom expressing our fragrance as our gift to the World.  Beauty is essential in these times and the Feminine is a limitless source of beauty, the kind that nourishes our Soul and inspires our hearts to sing with joy!

What are women raving about?  Have you desired to tap into your deep Feminine nature in ways that bring more beauty, vitality and sexual health into your life?  Join us in this powerful, fun, informative and transformative online course.  Experience your vitality and aliveness on new and profound levels on your own time.  Normally $197, only $87 for a limited time only for readers of the Sanctuary of Tantra.To register, click on the link and follow the prompts: http://www.kickstartcart.com/app/?af=1003081

 

Swami Suddhananda Self-Knowledge Retreat 2nd - 11th April 2010

 

at Sivananda Ashram Beacon Yoga Centre

151 South Street, Beaconsfield, Western Australia 6162

This 10 day retreat has previously only been available in South India.  Due to the generosity of Swamiji and unprecedented support from Sivananda Ashram the people of Perth WA and Australia are being treated to this event in their back yard. 

The subject: Self-Knowledge, Understanding Our Being.

Swamiji has developed a reputation over many years for his ability to convey the deep insights within the Vedanta scriptures.  His approach is compassionate, yet uncompromising.  The messages are clearly presented in a down to earth manner typically emphasized with numerous anecdotes gathered from around the world.  Swamiji just wants you to get it.  With Swamiji as the teacher, the ancient art of imparting wisdom is an exquisitely beautiful experience for both the teacher and student.

He is seen by many to be a Guru who will, if you are ready,

"dispel the darkness of ignorance" and allow your true limitless nature to reveal itself.

Places are limited so bookings are essential.  Enquiries and reservation please phone Brad and Denise Cooper 0419 905816

 

 

Other News

I have had the pleasure of working with and knowing so many wonderful people in my career, people with talent, people with dedication, people with integrity and people with that 'wow' factor but seldom do I see all these qualities in one person.  I am currently training new practitioners who will be joining the Sanctuary in May and can personally vouch that these amazing teachers have all these qualities and more.  As a wonderful friend recently said to me "Cathy, you have built a 'McDonalds' and have been running it by yourself" (no wonder I have been so exhausted!).  So I have great pleasure in announcing that "the cashiers and cooks" (Bev, Leah, Lynne and Susan) will be joining me in May to hopefully cook you up a feast and you can read their profiles in the edition of the May Newsletter.

In other news, The White Lion Expedition to Africa has been postponed until later in the year and the new dates will be advised in the May Newsletter.  The Tantra Forum should also be up and running in May and the new DVD Beginners Tantra for Couples has been delayed a few months due to my son's illness.  Also after Easter, I will be commencing teaching sessions and workshops again.

Retreats 

Tantra Goddess Retreat - 'The Art of Sensual Living'  (To empower women of all ages, single or partnered.  No experience in Tantra required to attend)

Only 3 weeks to go!!

16th, 17th and 18th APRIL 2010.   The Goddess Retreat is a two night and three day getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a place of paradise, surrounded by nature, peace and quiet and the nurturing aspects of the feminine spirit. 

Women everywhere are starting to awaken to the incredible transforming power of their sexual energy.  As women, sexual energy is what permeates our very being.  It is what wmpowers us, and gives us our life force, healing our body, mind and spirit and helping us form more intimate relationships. 

At the Goddess Retreat you will learn how to connect with your sexual energy as a woman and fully integrate it into your being.  The Retreat will empower you to live the life of your dreams, fully embrace your sacred femininty, form closer bonds with other women and become the extraordinary lover that you've always dreamed of.

" Over the many years on my journey with Tantra, I can honestly say Tantra empowers a woman on all levels; mentally, physically, spiritually and sexually.  Women who practice Tantra become alive, vibrant, vital, orgasmic and powerful!" Cathy Wood

Awaken your Goddess:

  • Learn Sensual lovemaking skills to become an extraordinary lover
  • The nine levels of female orgasmic pleasure
  • Sexual energy for healing, vitality and beauty
  • Secrets of the Goddess - How to create conscious loving relationships

Cost: $495 (all inclusive)  Held at the Serpentine Retreat Centre.

Special Guest Speakers a this Retreat:

  • Amy Makim - Milk and Honey Tantra Brisbane
  • Helen Frost - Australia's Leading Nutritionist
  • Leah Ferrarini - YogaHealth
  • Alice Chai - Sensual Belly Dancing
  • Melissa Craggs - JOI PURE Natural Skin Care

 DONT MISS THIS FANTASTIC ONCE A YEAR EVENT - REGISTER NOW!!

Please click on the link for full information http://sanctuaryoftantra.com.au/page/Tantra-Goddess-Retreat.aspx

 

Clothes for the Goddess!

Sandy's Signature StylesSandy is a large lady who has been making her own clothes most of her life, because she found it impossible to find clothing that was colourful, youthful, fitted well and did not cost a fortune. Later she began making costuming for her belly dance students, again because there was just nothing available locally (you had to go to Egypt).People would approach Sandy in the shops and ask where she got her clothes from, so she decided to put herself out to the public.Everything Sandy makes is made to measure.  You make an appointment to see Sandy, and she takes your measurements, discuss styles and fabrics, and then when Sandy is finished or you need a fitting, she will give you a call.Sandy particularly likes working in stretch fabrics, because of comfort and ease of care (lets face it, who wants more ironing?)Sandy has developed several signature pieces, but is open to whatever you are looking for.Sandy is also keen to help people develop a mix'n'match wardrobe, because she understands in our busy world we need our wardrobe to be versatile, to go from day to night and season to season, without looking inappropriate or out of date.If you think you would be interested in Sandy making you some clothing, or her unique Belly Dancing classes, then give her a call on 0413565635.

Couples Retreat

 

15th and 16th May 2010.  The Couples retreat is an experience not to be missed!  Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn simple techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner then this Retreat is for you.  Treat yourself and your partner and relax in an atmosphere of total indulgence.  SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AT THIS RETREAT - MASTER ALEX LIM will present a powerful and dynamic seminar on Sexual Qi Gong.

Cost: $765 per couple at The Serpentine Retreat Centre (All inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Special Guest Speaker, All Meals and Accommodation). Book online  

 

Workshops

Women's Beginners Tantra Workshops

24th April and 1st May 2010.  Sexual energy is the consciousness that permeates our very being, our vital life force, energizing, empowering and healing body, mind and spirit.  This Workshop is a must for any woman who is on a path of self discovery to empower and awaken her Shakti (Goddess) energy and to start living life with power, integrity and Sensual Living.  Open to women of all ages, single or in a relationship. Saturday 11.45pm to 5.15pm.  Next Workshop: 1st May 2010.  Please note:  There is no nudity in this Workshop.

Cost: $100 (Includes Tantra Manual, Certificate and Afternoon Tea) Book online

Couple's Beginners Tantra Workshop

3rd April 2010.  Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner then this workshop is for you. Tantric Workshops are a fun filled, dynamic and profound way to experience more love, joy and pleasure within your relationships whilst at the same time meeting like minded couples and enjoying the atmosphere. These workshops are a holistic approach to relationship harmony and there is no nudity or intrusiveness of any form during the workshop.  Saturday 11.45pm to 5.15pm.  Please note:  There is no nudity in this Workshop.

Cost: $200 per couple (Includes Tantra anual and Afternoon Tea).  Book online

Couple's Tantric Massage Playshop

Back by popular demand!

22nd May 2010.  This workshop has been designed by Cathy to give couples the opportunity to explore the ancient tantric practice of TOUCH to connect pleasure, through play letting go of sexual inhibitions and surrendering into FREEDOM.  Tantric Massage is an erotic, sensual experience creating pleasure for pleasure's sake and learning to be totally immersed in deep states of relaxation whilst building sexual energy (peaks or waves) through the body. Tantric massage is a wonderful tool to bring more pleasure, depth and intimacy into love-making, to be used as part of foreplay or simply as a time-out experience with no expectations other than to be indulged, nurtured and loved. When we learn to surrender to pleasure, we also heal and energise and reach new heights of sensitivity to orgasmic energy. Sensual touch is one of the most beautiful experiences we can give to our beloved.  This workshop also includes energetic sacred spot massage.  Please note: There is nudity in this Workshop.  Discreet screens are placed around each couple for privacy during the massage section.  Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Cost: $250 per couple.   (Includes lunch and Tantra Massage Manual) Book online

Private Sessions

 

A tantra experience with a Tantra Goddess is unforgettable; it is euphoria in its purest form. It is a 10,000 year old practice and people from all walks of life, religions and nationalities practice tantra. In my own experience as a tantra teacher the benefits and results I have witnessed have been amazing. I am continually in awe of the amazing capabilities and resources of the human body and the way it was designed for pleasure and healing through the power of sexual energy.

Private Tantra Sessions and massage available for men, women and couples with a Daka or Dakini (Female/Male Tantra Teacher).  Please refer to website for details and costs. 

 

Women's Sacred Circle

"If you cannot face directly into your sexuality, you will never discover your true spirituality.  Your Earthly Spirit leads to discovering your Heavenly Spirit.  Look at what created you to discover what will immortalize (heal) you". White Tigress Manual

7th May 2010.  Remember Mother's Day May the 9th.  The Sacred Goddess Circle is a Temenos (sacred space of knowledge and learning without judgement) for the feminine spirit to connect, love, laugh and cry.  A beautiful safe space to practice Tantra, Mantra's, Jade Egg Kegel exercises, Energetic Sacred Spot Massage or to simply chat and anything else that goes within the safe boundaries of the circle.  Open to  all women of all ages.  Bring a friend or two, no experience in Tantra is required.  Celebrate Mother's Day in Style and join us in the sensual delights of a Beautiful High Tea (supplied).   Friday evening 7pm to 9.30pm.  Cost: $10.  At Alice's place.  Please email Cathy for the address [email protected]

Tantra Meditation

For Vitality, Health and Energy!

7.15pm to 9.15pm each fortnight at the Forrestfield Hall, Corner of Hale Road and Anderson Road, Forrestfield.  Cost $10 - Next Meditation 31st March.

7.00pm to 9pm each fortnight at the Waylen Bay Scout Hall, The Strand, Applecross.  Cost $10 - Next Meditation 5th April.

All welcome.  No previous experience in meditation or Tantra necessary.  Come and learn to relax, unwind and at the same time empower the body and mind through sexual energy.  Making time for you and intergrating 'discipline' is the first steps to 'self love'.  Meet "Maggie May" (Perth's number one Tantra Meditation Dog sharing her unconditional love!) and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.   Please bring a yoga mat or blanket, cushion and water.

 

Interesting Sites

www.e3champion.com.au

E3 The Champion Formula was created by local endurance swimmer, Selwyn Jellie (53 years of age), because he is often seasick whilst swimming hours on end.  Selwyn regularly does the Rotto Swim 20km, and also swam an English Channel Solo 32km, as well as the New York Manhattan Island Marathon Swim 42km.Read more about Selwyn's extraordinary swimming adventures on the E3 website.E3 is local start-up company based here in Perth and they have developed a cutting edge electrolyte/proteinsports drink mix, called E3 The Champion Formula.  E3 has been very well received by triathletes, endurance swimmers,marathoners, rowers, cyclists, etc., from around the world.  E3:  Electrolytes, Energy, EnduranceSign up on the website and receive a free sample!

www.whatsuponplanetearth.com

A fantastic site for those seeking more indepth information on the changes that the vibrational earth's frequency and how it is affecting people on an energy level in this present time.  The site was created by Karen Bishop and Karen regularly makes posts on topics of "energy alerts" and "energy symptoms" that so many people are experiencing as we accelerate through the shift of consciousness that our planet and each and everyone of us is experiencing at this present time.

www.thedesiletsmethod.com

Saida Desilets will be joining the Sanctuary of Tantra in November as a Special Guest Speaker to present powerful and dynamic Seminars and Workshops with her partner Sol on Sacred Sexuality.  Saida is a passionate and innovative author, seminar leader and Universal Tao instructor.  The Desilets Method, is an internationally acclaimed program, dedicated to empower the self-evolution of individuals through tried and true methods that not only yield results, but also inspire creativity and a higher quality of living.

Special Events

2010 MASSOUND Healing Concert 10th-11th April  GONGS - DRUMS, DIDGERIDOOS and MORE

Be awed by the Masters of the Didgeridoo, drums, gongs, bowls and chant.  Experience the incredible energy and allow yourself to become relaxed and rejuvenated.

  • Craigie Leisure Centre, Whitfords Ave
  • Saturday 7pm - 11pm
  • Sunday 2pm - 6pm
  • Admission - Adult $50 Child $20 Bookings are essential Phone: 94963455 or visit www.quietcone.com

The Mass Sound Healing Concert is sponsored by the QUIET CONE at Parkerville.  All Profits go to Charity. 

Special offer to Concert Group Bookings!!!!!

With any group booking to the concert for 5 or more received and paid for, you will receive a ‘Gift Voucher to the Quiet Cone for another unforgettable experience.

"There is one energy, one power, one source, there is but one life"

All is life - there is nothing in the Universe that is not life.  To him who understand,

It is not necessary to explain, to him who does not understand, it is impossible to explain. (unknown)

Website: www.sanctuaryoftantra.com.au www.beginnerstantra.com.au Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

The Sanctuary of Tantra has moved to new premises

The Sanctuary of Tantra is excited to announce they has moved to new premises at:

AAOWT

Suite 13-16 South Gate, 87 Canning Highway

Victoria Park   WA   6100

Lecture Room, Practitioner Rooms and State of the Art Luxurious Day Spa now available

Private Premises -  Confidentially assured - Ample Parking - New Practitioners Coming Soon!

'Tantra - The Art of Sensual Living'

Opening Times:

  • Wednesday 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday 9am to 9pm
  • Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Public Holidays (excludes Workshops and Retreats)

Services available:

  • Tantric Massage for Couples, Women and Men in Day Spa
  • Private Tantra Sessions for Couples, Woman and Men
  • Couples Tantra Workshops, Women's Tantra Workshops, Couples Massage Playshops
  • Tantra Meditation
  • Tantra Retreats
  • Women's Sacred Circle
  • Men's Sacred Circle
  • Tantra Products, CD's, Massage Oil, Jade Eggs, Yoga Bag, Gift Cards and Journals

  Please see web for further details and prices www.sanctuaryoftantra.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

Sanctuary of Tantra October Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the Sanctuary of Tantra.

The Tantra Goddess Retreat was held on the 3rd and 4th October at the Serpentine Retreat Centre for Attitudinal Healing.  The centre is incredibly beautiful with lots of new flowers blooming at this time of year amongst the wonder and beauty of nature and many inquisitive Kangaroos'.  There is also a gorgeous outdoor Chapel, the perfect place to reflect and just be.

A wonderful group of women joined together to bond, create friendships, laugh and of course to learn the ancient secrets of the Goddess.  According to researchers, women who spend time together in the Shakti energy release a hormone called oxytocin also known as the "love hormone" - and this is important for reducing stress promoting a calming effect.  The Goddess Retreat was designed to not only be a supportive bond between women, but also a prescription for better health to embrace our sacred femininity with integrity and power.

The Shakti energy also known as the "Goddess" is based on YIN.  The Masculine energy is based on YANG and the Goddess embodies a balance of both Yin and Yang.  Yin is all about "Be ing" whilst Yang is all about "do ing".  Women who practice Tantra are aware of their creative sexual Yin energy as "being", thereby putting it into action by tapping into their masculine YANG - the "doing".

Many thanks to the wonderful women who attended and helped create such a special weekend with many fond memories.  I would like to acknowledge and thank my dear friend Lesley for her tireless devotion in helping me at retreats and for doing such a superb job with the catering.  I would also like to thank Leah from Yoga Health for a very informative and relaxing yoga session and to Alice for her wonderful and entertaining belly dancing class and expertise on the "drums".  Lastly, many thanks to Gilly for her fantastic orchestration of the "foot orgy" and to Elizabeth for offering her home for the Goddess Reunion.

"Memoirs of a Goddess"

I truly enjoyed the wonderful, warm, and exciting environment which Cathy provided at the Goddess Retreat. This event turned out to be a luminescent gathering of beautiful women led by Cathy on a tantric journey of delights.   We shared, we laughed, we bonded, and we created magnificent Shakti energy together...so that when we departed, we had discovered a bit of the goddess in each of us.

What a magical weekend was had by all!  Elizabeth WA

"The Foot Orgy"

The Tantra Goddess Retreat was an amazing experience of women gathering together to teach and learn from each other.  There was a feeling of "sisterhood", almost to the sense of going back into time like history where this is the norm.  Where women get together from infant to puberty to adulthood and to be there for each other no matter what.  We have lost that in the modern world and I think society has become too egoistic and materialistic to have room to open our hearts and to love and give unconditionally without judgement and ego.     The weekend was filled with many new and wonderful spiritual and self love experiences, exchanging knowledge and being open to receive from each other.   I particularly  loved the foot orgy, almost like a closed connection and feeling the energy flowing thru the circle.  Pure Shakti energy flowing free.   I left the retreat totally recharged, rested and a feeling of stillness.  Ready to take on any challenges I may face.  Alice WA 

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Oh, tis such bliss to be a Goddess!

It is a beautiful feeling to feel treasured for being a woman. By allowing ourselves to embrace our own sexual energy, we are more passionate about life, more respectful and confident of our own body.

It was a spiritual journey where Shakti energy was full and overflowing.

The Retreat was a place I felt peaceful and at one with nature.

I was hypnotised by Cathy's beautiful voice and her spirituality.

I met other beautiful Goddesses and shared their journey.

The whole Retreat was a sheer delight!  Jan WA

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Until next time, stay well and enjoy this beautiful warm weather.

 

Namaste Cathy

WHATS NEW!

The new on-line shop is up and running with lots of new products to browse including downloads of individual tracks from the Beginners Tantra Meditation CD and online Gift Vouchers.  Jade and Lapis Lazuli Jewellery and Beginners Tantra online E-Books will be available from the 14th October.  Fantastic gift ideas especially for anyone new to Tantra.  Many thanks to Claire from Zeta Tech for building the shop.

TANTRA LOVE - A new Couples Tantra Meditation CD is ready for release in early December and is a follow on from the Beginners Tantra Meditation. Each track comprises of guided sensual and erotic exercises and techniques to help couples connect more deeply, creating more pleasure and love in their relationship through the spiritual, emotional and physical attributes of Tantra.

WORKSHOPS

Couples Tantra Workshop

11th October and the 1st November 2009.  Designed to teach couples unique skills to enhance lovemaking  and communication skills to help create a lasting and fullfiling relationship.  12pm to 5pm.

Cost: $200 per couple (Includes Manual and Afternoon Tea)

Couples Tantric Massage Workshop

18th October 2009.  Cancelled until 2010 (New dates will be advised shortly)

Women's Beginners Tantra Workshop

25th October 2009.  This Workshop is a must for any woman who is on a path of self discovery to empower and awaken her Shakti (Goddess) energy and to start living life with power and integrity.  Open to women of all ages whether single or in a relationship. 12pm to 5pm.  

Cost: $100 (Includes Manual, Certificate and Afternoon Tea)   

RETREATS

Singles Retreat

7th and 8th November 2009.  During this unique retreat Cathy will guide you through an empowering spiritual journey of mastering and directing your own sexual energy through the practice of Tantra.  Cathy will conduct various sessions and teachings in this ancient and sacred art and how it can impact your life today.  There will also be two special guest speakers in fields related to the practice of Tantra.  Lara Farrow will present a Chakra Wand Workshop and Claire Belton, Hatha Yoga.

Cost: $565 (All inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accommodation).  MT HELENA RETREAT

Couples Retreat

5th and 6th December 2009.  Due to an overwhelming response from Couples that missed the last Retreat I have decided to include one more Couples Retreat for 2009. The Couples retreat is an experience not to be missed!  Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn simple techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner then this Retreat is for you.  Treat yourself and your partner and relax in an atmosphere of total indulgence.  SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AT THIS RETREAT - MASTER ALEX LIM will present a powerful and dynamic seminar on Sexual Qi Gong and Michelle from Harmony Gongs will present a seminar on the Gongs followed by a beautiful Gonging meditation.

Cost: $765 per couple (All inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accommodation).  MT HELENA RETREAT

African Retreat

TANTRIC EXPEDITION TO THE WHITE LION HEARTLAND (AFRICA) 21st MARCH 2010 EQUINOX

"A once in a life time opportunity to experience healing self and Healing the Great Mother (Earth)."

A unique opportunity to join the first white lion pride re-introduced to their natural and spiritual homelands of the Greater Timbavati region.  This amazing expedition will include meeting Chief (Hosi) Khosa's village which includes a traditional dinner, Shangaan warrior dancing and drumming, "Sleep out" under the stars at the Lion Lookout, Dream analysis workshop of symbols and dreams, Animal soul Walk, Game Drives, River of Gold, Making the Lion-Unicorn Connection, The Great Matriarchal Elephants, Emoto's theories of water and the healing powers of the White Lions and much much more.  This expedition is not open to the general public but has been very kindly offered By Linda Tucker (CEO White Lion Global Protection Trust) for the Sanctuary of Tantra. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY! (Please see full details on web under RETREATS).

Cost: $2428 (All inclusive) Airfare: $1,839

Please note:  Places are filling fast.  To register your place please fill in the registration form for the African Expedition under Retreats.

Tantra Goddess Retreat - To empower women of all ages, single or in a relationship.

APRIL 2010.  By popular demand, the Goddess Retreat is a two day getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a place of paradise, surrounded by nature, peace and quiet and the nurturing aspects of the feminine spirit.   This retreat is focused on the ancient secret practices of The Temple Dancers, The White Tigress and Tao Principles.  These women no matter what size, shape or age exuded "pure Shakti" the beauty of the feminine, experiencing abundant health, beautiful honoring relationships and the ability to become "multi orgasmic".  

Cost $465 (all inclusive including a set of 3 Jade Eggs)

TANTRA MEDITATION

7.15pm to 9.15pm each fortnight at the Forrestfield Hall, corner of Hale Road and Anderson Road, Forrestfield.  Cost $10 - Next Meditation 14th October.

All welcome.  No previous experience in meditation or Tantra necessary.  Come and learn to relax, unwind and at the same time empower the body and mind through sexual energy.  Meet "Maggie May" (Perth's number one Tantra Meditation Dog sharing her unconditional love!) and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. 

TANTRA PARTIES

It's that time of the year again when the sun comes out and the warm weather makes everyone feel good so why not celebrate with a Tantra Party.  Get your girlfriends together and embrace the succulence of the Goddess.  Suitable for birthdays, hens night, girls night out, fundraising events or to celebrate the festive season.

The cost is $50 per person for a 3 hour party. A minimum booking of eight people is required. We set the space of the sacred goddess with candles, flowers, aromatherapy oils, sensual fabrics and aphrodisiac finger foods including gifts for all the ladies.

Contact Cathy for more information or visit web www.sanctuaryoftantra.com.au under SESSIONS.

THE HEALING PAGE

Inspirational Spiritual Healer - Nicky Steadman Nicky has been an Inspirational Spiritual Healer for the past 10 years, specialising in clearing blocked energies, releasing unwanted issues, regaining the true-self and spiritual readings.With the help of her spiritual guides she can guide you to boost your self confidence, know yourself worth and take back your own power to enrich the life your were truly meant to live.   Each of us deserves to live the life we dream of, it is achievable if you allow yourself to believe.   Contact Nicky on 0423 190 271 or [email protected] for more information.

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"Inspiring Connection and a Return to Oneness"                                                            

Inspirited Development is a Perth based company, started by Lara Farrow as a way to integrate all the areas of her life she is passionate about.

She runs a successful wellness centre in the Northern Suburbs of Perth and her practice is based on a powerful healing modality called Life Alignment.   Using this amazing technique, Lara works with physical and subtle body alignment as well as business, home and astrological alignment.   She is passionate about assisting people to shift energetic and emotional blockages that are affecting their health and their life.  Having a strong belief that the mind affects the physical condition of the body, she has dedicated herself to studying and practicing techniques which alleviate negative physical symptoms and their emotional and mental causes.   Further to this, Lara runs weekly meditation classes which are suitable for all levels and runs powerful Goddess, Chakra and Colour workshops.   She also teaches monthly courses on Body Spin, which is the foundation course in Life Alignment.

The vision that Lara holds for Inspirited Development is one of inspiring Connection and a return to oneness.

About Life Alignment

Life Alignment is a system of natural healing that aligns your subtle and physical bodies via your Chakras and other subtle energy systems using Kinesiology, to identify the root causes of pain, stress, illness, emotional blockages and limiting belief patterns. 

Life Alignment transmutes negative energies and empowers you to bring about transformation and a conscious reality of balance and alignment within yourself, others and the world you inhabit.

Using vibrational healing techniques and the unique Vortex Technology, Life Alignment can assist your healing and transformation at all levels:

  • Physical, emotional and mental health and well-being
  • Align the structure/bones, joints and muscles
  • Balance energy fields of organs, glands and body systems
  • Identify the root cause of issues and help relieve a variety of symptoms such as learning difficulties, allergies, sleep disturbances and hormonal imbalances
  • Strengthen the immune system and detoxify the body
  • Relieve pain rapidly by healing the related issue
  • Family and relationships
  • Home, career and workplace
  • Creativity and life purpose
  • Environment (Electro magnetic radiations - cell phones, geopathic stress, pollution, food, and water)

With the Life Alignment method, we lovingly guide people to deeply connect with their personal power and joy, in order to fully live their purpose.  It brings balance into a person's life, whether it is finding peace of mind or dealing with tormented feelings, emotions or supporting the body to find health and healing.

LIFE ALIGNMENT CAN HELP YOU FIND THE ANSWER!

Lara's Contact Details

Phone:  0423 343 332       Email:   [email protected]

Web: www.inspirited.com.au  www.life-alignment.com

(If you have an interesting article you would like to share on Tantra or advertise your business in The Healing Page please contact Cathy [email protected])

Sanctuary of Tantra August Newsletter

Couples Retreat

The Couples Retreat was held on the 15th and 16th of August and although the weather was wet and cold it didn't deter from the fabulous experience of the weekend.  Couples from all walks of life and diversities joined in a weekend of learning, healing and connecting.  I felt very blessed to have met and taught such amazing people that came together to reach new heights of awareness not only in their relationship as a couple but also within themselves through the journey of sacred sexuality.  Many thanks to all that made this weekend so incredibly special.  A special thank you to Leslie, Julie, Mark, Sue Bartoll for her amazing cooking skills, Tanya-Danielle Gillis for her dynamic and thought provoking seminar on "Stepping into Sacred Love" and Chandrika Gibson for sharing her wisdom and knowledge of the benefits of Yoga.  I would also like to thank Tim, Mark for their lively guitar entertainment around the beautiful open camp fire.

Couples Retreat August 2009

What people said about the retreat:

Cathy hi, just wanted to say again, thanks for an awesome weekend.  The whole weekend was magical, went like clockwork, was both challenging and inspiring and much more than we expected it to be. Clara WA

Hi Cathy, Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic weekend! Andy and I got so much from it and it has given us new found enthusiasm to continue with our tantric practices. We were so blessed to have you as our teacher, your grace and beauty are evident in everything that you do, and you give so many people hope with your work and teachings. Elissa WA

I suppose it was a natural 'progression for me' having first of all participated in the beginners womens half day workshop, the singles weekend retreat, and attending the meditation classes held every second Wednesday for the past year. In this time I have got to know Cathy personally. Cathy is a wonderful person and a wonderful 'teacher' I am always left feeling so 'inspired' by her way of teaching. So knowledgeable and compassionate, and a way of imparting the information on a level that anyone can understand. My personal quest I suppose was to graduate from just 'having sex' to making love through the heart centre as a tantric practice.I feel that this is possible now, and it is simply up to me to put into practice what Cathy has taught me. I believe that 'sexual energy' is a huge part of our natural makeup and to learn how to utilise that energy for forms of healing and wellbeing has been profound.

I do indeed recommend Cathys courses, workshops and retreats. The recent couples retreat was such a perfect weekend , ideal for new couples or those in need of revamping their sexual energy together. Not many teachers could teach tantra in the natural, loving way that Cathy does, everyone feels totally at ease with her lovely accepting way. Julie Gilbert WA

Upcoming Events

NEW! Couples Tantric Massage Workshop

18th October.  This workshop has been designed by Cathy to give couples the opportunity to explore the ancient tantric practice of TOUCH to connect pleasure, through play letting go of sexual inhibitions and surrendering into FREEDOM.  Tantric Massage is an erotic, sensual experience creating pleasure for pleasure's sake and learning to be totally immersed in deep states of relaxation whilst building sexual energy (peaks or waves) through the body. Tantric massage is a wonderful tool to bring more pleasure, depth and intimacy into love-making, to be used as part of foreplay or simply as a time-out experience with no expectations other than to be indulged, nurtured and loved. When we learn to surrender to pleasure, we also heal and energise and reach new heights of sensitivity to orgasmic energy. Sensual touch is one of the most beautiful experiences we can give to our beloved.

Cost: $250 per couple.  10am to 5pm (Please note: There is no need to have had any prior experience in massage or tantra to participate in this workshop.  Discreet screens are placed between each couple for maximum privacy.  The workshop  also includes "The Feast of the Chakras" combining different foods relating to the chakras to enhance the sense of taste and smell).

Singles Retreat

7th and 8th November 2009.  During this unique retreat Cathy will guide you through an empowering spiritual journey of mastering and directing your own sexual energy through the practice of Tantra.  Cathy will conduct various sessions and teachings in this ancient and sacred art and how it can impact your life today.  There will also be two special guest speakers in fields related to the practice of Tantra.  Lara Farrow will be presenting  A Chakra Wand Workshop and Claire Belton on Hatha Yoga.

Cost: $565 (All inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accomodation).  MT HELENA RETREAT

Couples Retreat

5th and 6th December 2009.  Due to an overwhelming response from Couples that missed the last Retreat I have decided to include one more Couples Retreat for 2009. The Couples retreat is an experience not to be missed!  Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn simple techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner then this Retreat is for you.  Treat yourself and your partner and relax in an atmosphere of total indulgence.  SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER  AT THIS RETREAT - MASTER ALEX LIM (to be confirmed) will present a powerful and dynamic seminar on Sexual Qi Gong and Michelle from Harmony Gongs will present a Gonging meditation.

Cost: $765 per couple (All inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accommodation).  MT HELENA RETREAT

African Retreat

TANTRIC EXPEDITION TO THE WHITE LION HEARTLAND (AFRICA) 21st MARCH 2010 EQUINOX

"A once in a life time opportunity to experience Healing Self and Healing the Great Mother (Earth)."

A unique opportunity to join the first white lion pride re-introduced to their natural and spiritual homelands of the Greater Timbavati region.  This amazing expedition will include meeting Chief (Hosi) Khosa's village which includes a traditional dinner, Shangaan warrior dancing and drumming, "Sleep out" under the stars at the Lion Lookout, Dream analysis workshop of symbols and dreams, Animal soul Walk, Game Drives, River of Gold, Making the Lion-Unicorn Connection, The Great Matriarchal Elephants, Emoto's theories of water and the healing powers of the White Lions and much much more.  This expedition is not open to the general public but has been very kindly offered By Linda Tucker (CEO White Lion Global Protection Trust) for the Sanctuary of Tantra. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY! (Please see full details on web under RETREATS).

Cost: $2428 (All inclusive) Airfare: $1,839

Tantra Goddess Retreat - To empower women of all ages, single or in a relationship.

2nd, 3rd & 4th October 2009.  By popular demand, the Goddess Retreat is a two day getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a place of paradise, surrounded by nature, peace and quiet and the nurturing aspects of the feminine spirit.   This retreat is focused on the ancient secret practices of The Temple Dancers, The White Tigress and Tao Principles.  These women no matter what size, shape or age exuded "pure Shakti" the beauty of the feminine, experiencing abundant health, beautiful honoring relationships and the power to become "multi orgasmic".  A FEW of the topics covered at this retreat will be:

Shiva and Shakti Energies - Balancing the Yin and Yang (Masculine and Feminine)

The Famous Jade Eggs to create Multi Orgasmic States including the Phenomenon of Ambrosia (Female Ejaculation)

Creating more conscious relationships

Understanding your power with integrity

Sexual Reflexology

Sexual Anatomy

The Art of Tantric Massage

How to pleasure a man

Sensual Belly Dancing/Dance, Movement and Yoga

Goddess Quiz, Goddess Oracle Reading's and Goddess Games

And.......lots and lots of fun and positive energy!

Cost: $465 (All inclusive; meals, accommodation, workshops and special Jade Egg) SERPENTINE RETREAT CENTRE - Centre for Attitudinal Healing.  Friday 5pm to Sunday 5pm.

 WORKSHOPS

Couples Tantra Workshop

30th August 2009.  Designed to teach couples unique skills for a lasting and fullfiling relationship.  Introducing simple techniques to enhance lovemaking, communication and intimacy.  12pm to 5pm.

Cost: $200 per couple (Includes Manual and Afternoon Tea)

Women's Beginners Tantra Workshop

20th September 2009.  This Workshop is a must for any woman who is on a path of self discovery to empower and awaken her Shakti (Goddess) energy.  Open to women of all ages whether single or in a relationship. 12pm to 5pm.  

Cost: $100 (Includes Manual, Certificate and Afternoon Tea)

Women's Advanced Tantra Workshop

6th September 2009.  If you have attended the beginners workshop, couples session, retreat or workshop then this Advanced Workshop is for you designed to further enhance and explore the wisdom and beauty of the GODDESS TEACHINGS.  Advanced techniques and skills are taught including the art of Tantric Massage, Tantric Touch and the famous Jade Egg Teachings.  10am to 5pm.  

Cost: $200 (Includes Manual, Certificate, Lunch and Afternoon Tea)

TANTRA SESSIONS

Private and Confidential Tantra Sessions for Men and Women are now available with Kris, Chaz and Christine. 

All Sessions $250.  

Introducing Christine

My life's journey has been exciting and varied as I have awakened into a healing, spiritual life where my desire is to help and serve others. My life coaching business allows me the opportunity to work with others assisting to realise and then embrace the truth of who they really are. I am an energetic teacher with the gift of inspiring and motivating others. I help people identify and transform personal issues that serve as barriers, and move them forward in their lives, health, relationships and careers.

My training with Cathy has been has been a joyful, loving and, heartfelt experience where my skills have been enhanced. Through the tantric experience I believe I can further enhance your life to help you to embrace tantric sexuality and work together to unlock your potential, 'step up' to live the life you really want and create the relationship of your dreams.

I look forward to walking some of your life's journey alongside you.

Introducing Kris

I have spent the past 10 years working in the environmental field connecting to the wonder and beauty of nature and have a deep passion for herbs, nutrition and music.  Good health has always been a necessity for me and I have practiced Yoga, Qi Gong and Capoeia extensively as well as studying Herbology.  My Tantric journey has led me on a path of self discovery opening to a new awareness in the art of sacred love.  Learning to move into the heart centre, being in the "moment" and acknowledging my calling to help people embrace their sacred sexuality.

It is my greatest pleasure to teach this ancient art to help you awaken the goddess within and the potential to create an abundant life and an amazing relationship.

Introducing Chaz

I have been studying and practicing Tantra for many years with Cathy and the experience has taken me to a new level of understanding how important it is for people to create amazing and fulfilling relationships.  My journey with Tantra has shown me compassion and love to be the key essences of sacred love.  I enjoy learning and growing as a person through self development courses such as Core Energetics, Brandon Bays - The Journey, The Magician Way - William White Cloud and Oz Tantra.

Private Women's Session and Couples Sessions are available with Cathy.

Women's Sessions with Cathy $120

Couples Sessions with Cathy $180

For ALL BOOKINGS please contact Cathy [email protected]

MEDITATION

Tantra Meditation classes are held Wednesday (next meditation 2nd September) fortnight from 7.15pm to 9.15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  No prior experience in Tantra is necessary. 

WHERE:                     Forrestfield Hall, Cnr Hale and Anderson Rd, Forrestfield

TIME:                        7.15pm to 9.15pm

COST:                        $10

WHAT TO BRING:       Water, yoga mat or blanket, cushion and your smile!

 NEW STOCK JADE EGGS have arrived! 

Hundred's of beautiful Jade and Lapis Lazuli Eggs have just arrived.  Jade Eggs are an ancient secret practice to tonify, strengthen and create sensitivity in the Yoni to enhance multiple orgasms allowing a woman to become what the Goddess's would term "omni orgasmic".  Studies done with the eggs using sexual reflexology have found to eradicate pms, fibroids, lack of libido and many other common female complaints.  Please see web for further details and prices.

THE HEALING PAGE

Inspirational Spiritual Healer - Nicky Steadman Nicky has been an Inspirational Spiritual Healer for the past 10 years, specialising in clearing blocked energies, releasing unwanted issues, regaining the true-self and spiritual readings.With the help of her spiritual guides she can guide you to boost your self confidence, know yourself worth and take back your own power to enrich the life your were truly meant to live.   Each of us deserves to live the life we dream of, it is achievable if you allow yourself to believe.   Contact Nicky on 0423 190 271 or [email protected] for more information

(If you have an interesting article you would like to share on Tantra or advertise your business in The Healing Page please contact [email protected])

 

Sanctuary of Tantra July Newsletter

"WHAT WOMEN WANT"

Tune into Channel 9's brand new programme "What Women Want" on Saturday the 18th July at 4pm featuring The Sanctuary of Tantra and Women's Sacred Sexuality.  Many thanks to Leslie, Lara and Dawn for their participation in the event and for being so patient and brave with the Camera right up close and personal! The interview will be posted on the website and also aired on the Aurora Foxtel Channel (dates to be advised).

TANTRA MEDITATION

Just a reminder that Master Alex Lim will be the Special Guest Speaker at the Meditation evening 22nd July at 7.15pm on Meditation and Spiritual Practices.  Please remember to bring your yoga mat, cushion, water, blanket and your smiling face.  The cost is $20 per person and will be held at THE FORRESTFIELD HALL, Cnr Hale Road and Anderson Road, Forrestfield.  Please advise numbers for attendance.  Fruit Platters will be supplied at break time.

Alex Lim was born in Central Java, Indonesia in 1955 of Indonesian Chinese parents. Starting Gymnastics at the age of 9, by 11 he was already into formal classes of Kung-Fu, which introduced him to small parts of Qigong of which he is now a Master. By 14, he was made an assistant instructor and over the years to follow, he became familiar and experimented with numerous other martial arts, including western boxing.

Early exposure to mysticism and spirituality was rekindled in his early thirties, when he rediscovered Yoga (which he continues to practise to this very day alongside Qigong & meditation). His wide interest in health, healing, and spirituality resulted in him formally studying Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. Other studies include 'Spiritual Protection' under the guidance of "Grandpa" Abdullah, 'Self Knowledge' with Swami Suddhananda, and 'I Liq Chuan' (a variation of Tai Chi) with Grand Master Sam Chin.

TANTRA EXPEDITION TO AFRICA

Full details are now on the web under RETREATS for the Tantra Expedition to The White Lion Heartland Equinox 22nd March 2010.  An incredible journey to Heal Self and the Great Mother (Earth).

TANTRA AND THE PROBLEM OF SEX - An interesting Tantra article written by a client from the Sanctuary

It was J M Coetzee who first derived the term? the problem of sex? in hismodern day classic ?Disgrace?.  To view sex in the context of a problem isa unique and honest perspective of how many people experience their sexuality.This common experience is very different to how sex is portrayed in the mediawhere it is often simplified into a long procession of exciting passion-filledtryst with boundless possibilities and endless variety. If we are to believewhat we read, if you are not doing at least three times a week then you arepositively missing out. The problem of sex is as varied as the people who exhibit them but thereare certainly common themes which broadly apply to various age groups andlife stages. One theme, on which this article will focus, is the expressionof sexuality for those who are older (mid-life) and who have been partneredfor a long time. People in later life have invariably ?been through the menu? as far as life?sexperiences go, including the highs and low of relationships, careers, traveland of course sex. There is a tendency at this life stage to become stuckor fixated on a particular approach to life that can be both a blessing anda curse: a blessing because it allows people to repeat a successful formulaand a curse because it hinders change. One approach to life that many people have become adept at is problem solvingand strategising. In essence, people see themselves as being ?here? but needto be ?there? so their lives become focused on navigating and facilitatinga smooth passage - or so we hope. The great temptation is to treat the problemof sex in the same way. But the problem of sex is not so amenable to ourgrand schemes and manipulations. Somehow, the terms ?strategy? and ?sex?don?t go that well together in long term relationships.  Strategy might workfor a male to entice his new lover into bed, but in older well establishedrelationships, people need to be vulnerable, go deeper and engage with anopen heart and learn to make deep compromises. This is not something we oftenassociate with strategy and clinical problem solving.   Another observation is that the barriers to communication are raised in proportionto the age of the relationship. We often wonder why it is so much more difficultto talk about sex as compared to for example, one?s career aspirations. Thisis a curious position to find oneself in, because in reality, sexual fulfilmentis a need just like any other need. Compare these two conversations withyour spouse: ?I?ll leave work early and pick up the kids while you do theshopping? with, ?I?ll arrange for the fur lined hand cuffs while you????. It would be fair to say that only a very small minority of long term relationshipswould experience the second type discourse at all. So just being able totalk about our sexual needs is an important hurdle in dealing with the problemof sex. The previous ideas about problem solving and communication show that in essence,the problem of sex is not a genital problem, but rather a brain problem.Intimately tied to the brain is the experience of our inner world and howwe deal with the sexual emotions and urges within us.  Our sexuality can often seem all smoke and mirrors where largely irrationalthoughts rage and subside in accordance with a sexual desire emanating froma deeper source within.  As such, our sexuality can involve strong feelingsof emotional ambiguity and mental conflict as our minds try to make senseof this ?thing? within us.  This conflict can for example be exhibited inour relationship with our life-long partner whom we may cherish deeply, andtowards whom we may feel a deep sense of emotional connection. Yet, at thesame time, we may also feel drawn by longing for freedom of sexual expressionin an environment where emotional connection is not important. In this setting,we experience a sense of danger and excitement that pervades the sexual experienceand fuels the flames of desire.  Yet our mind will not allow this, and afterhaving such an experience (even only in fantasy), the accusing finger ofthe mind is pointed towards us and says ?shame on you!? Our environment has also much to do with our experience of the problem ofsex in later life. In simple terms, after creating a nest and filling itwith a surfeit of hard and soft furnishings (and needless to say a few children)we tend to loose our way. This is especially the case in the bedroom whereour experience of sensual pleasure becomes unfulfilling and sporadic witha long time between drinks.  Excitement, fulfilment and sexual interest arelost in the unending ?to-do? list that our lives become. Why do the termsthat that we use to gauge the success of our lives like ?management?, ?control?,?efficiency? and ?effectiveness? seem so anti-erotic? There is a certain depressing inevitability about this progression into sucha later life malaise and our attempts at rebellion are often feeble and misguided.Are not our aspirations for executive bonuses or luxury cars and houses partof this rebellion? Might we be saying- if I can?t have this [a fulfillingsex life], then I might as well have that [the envy of my peers]. At leastthey might think I?m getting it because we all know what an aphrodisiac moneyis supposed to be!? Over time our views of sex and attitudes towards various activities and practiceschange driven largely by a need for novelty and variation. Our sexualityis evolving and creating a situation where our long-term partner is ableto remain fully in tune with our sexual needs is a challenge.  We are certainlynot the same people who made the decision to enter into a long-term partnershipmany years ago when perhaps our sexual needs were more basic and urgent andwhen our sexual experiences seemed new and exciting.  For middle aged people, not only has their sexual landscape changed but itcan remain ill- defined. Sometimes all we know is that we have deeper urgesand longings but we are unsure of how they might possibly be sated. Somehowthe answer to this question is so much more complex than regressing to apornographic phase where every orifice is fair game. You might also think that this is all solved through good loving communicationbut life is never this simple as demonstrated earlier. While opening up isimportant, it may not necessarily lead to a suitably willing partner ? heor she might never want to swing from the chandeliers.So while all of these difficulties and obstacles described previously mightseem overwhelming, there is an alternative to defeatism: we can resolve tochange our attitudes and outlook on life. To do this, I suggest that you turn to the ideas of people who have exploredthis theme before. One of the most important people in this regard is MarquisDe Sade who considered the pursuit of human pleasure the object of humanlife. He also thought that people had the capacity to extend their possibilitiesfor pleasure by wilful and intellectual effort. By observation it appears that our broader society has taken on the ideasof De Sade with gay abandon judging by the amount of sexually related materialthat is published especially in popular magazines and on the internet. Thesad reality however is quite different ? most have chosen lifestyles thatare positively against developing a pursuit of human pleasure which is agreat paradox. We choose other things and by default, choose not to havesex.So let?s be clear, problems in the bedroom are not easily overcome. It takesa great deal of effort, vulnerability, sacrifice and honesty. We have tounderstand how important sex is to us and what are prepared to loose to gaina deeper sense of fulfilment. How much wilful and intellectual effort arewe prepared to expend to achieve sexual fulfilment? How honest will we allowourselves to be about our sexual needs and are we prepared to gently communicatethem to our partner?Once we have decided to come to terms with the problem of sex in our ownlives and have resolved to overcome the communication obstacle, then thereis scope to explore techniques for deepening our capacity to experience andshare sensual pleasure. One such tool is the practise of Tantra since it encourages communication,asks you to share quality time with your partner and above all, promotesa deep sense of eroticism in the relationship. This is important because,like De Sade?s ideas, it places the expression of sexuality at the centreof our lives - where it belongs.   Tantra silences the mind ? since in Tantra there are no problems to be solved.Tantra teaches us to exist in the moment and become highly aware of, andsensitive to, our own and our partner?s level of arousal. With Tantra, thebody does the talking and we move onto a new space of erotic possibility.So instead of living in a world where we feel burdened and cornered by theproblem of sex, the practise of Tantra can push the walls away and revealan expanded world of sensual possibility.

(If you have an interesting article you would like to share on Tantra or advertise your business in The Healing Page please contact Cathy [email protected])

THE HEALING PAGE

Inspirational Spiritual Healer - Nicky Steadman Nicky has been an Inspirational Spiritual Healer for the past 10 years, specialising in clearing blocked energies, releasing unwanted issues, regaining the true-self and spiritual readings.With the help of her spiritual guides she can guide you to boost your self confidence, know your self worth and take back your own power to enrich the life your were truly meant to live.   Each of us deserves to live the life we dream of, it is achievable if you allow yourself to believe.   Contact Nicky on 0423 190 271 or [email protected] for more information

 

 

News from the Sanctuary

Hello and Welcome,

As I sit down to write this newsletter, it occurred to me how quickly the year is passing by and how many new and wonderful doors are opening for the Sanctuary of Tantra.  It is my vision and passion to extend Tantra out into the community to create awareness and knowledge into sacred sexuality.  Sexual energy is incredibly powerful if used correctly.  It is not just for pleasure but also for healing and ENERGY.  Energy! Without it we don't survive, especially in this fast pace world where there never seems any spare time to have quiet time with our partner (or ourselves).  Tantra teaches us that we must first look "within".  A fantastic sex life starts "within"....within is where our thoughts are, our energy, our capacity to feel  love, the list goes on.  TANTRA IS A REUNION WITH THE DIVINE the God-Goddess essence of who we really are.  Tantra is Embracing the RICHNESS of life!

The Singles Tantra Retreat held on the 6th and 7th June was a huge success.  Tantra workshops, Chakra workshops, Hatha Yoga and of course the amazing food were just some of the highlights of the weekend.  We never stopped eating!....Sue you are an amazing cook!  Thank you to a wonderful group of people that helped make teaching Tantra an absolute joy.  Many thanks to all the participants for making this such a special weekend with lots of fond memories and a special thank you to Lesley and Julie, Sue Bartoll and Cooks, Lara Farrow, Chaz, Kris and Claire Beldon.

 

 Tantra Retreat June 09

WHATS NEW!

Male Tantra Instructor

The Sanctuary would like to extend a warm welcome to Kris and Chaz our first ever DARKINI'S (Male Tantra Instructors)  Private sessions are now available for women of all ages to experience a one on one with a male instructor.   Kris and Chaz will professionally and gently guide you into a new world of knowledge into the divine and sacred wisdom of the goddess.  These sessions are designed to blend the Yin (feminine energy) with the Yang (masculine energy) to learn new techniques and skills to embrace  sacred sexuality and to learn "what men really want in a lover".  An experience no woman would want to miss!   You can read the profiles of Kris and Chaz on the website soon and I can personally vouch they are amazing people!  (Please note:  There is no sexual intercourse in any of these sessions.  Private women's sessions are also still available with Cathy).

Cost:  Session 1 $250 -  Session 2 $250

Female Tantra Instructor

The Sanctuary would also like to extend a warm welcome to Christine our new TANTRIKA (Female Tantra Instructor).  Christine embodies the skills and professionalism of sacred sexuality combining warmth and nurturing to create a session you will never forget.  Christine is also a practising Life Coach and will be available in August for private men's sessions South of the River.  (Please note: There is no sexual intercourse or sexual gratification in any of these sessions).

Cost:  Session 1 $250 - Session 2 $250

Jade and Lapis Lazuli Eggs - The best kept secret of the Goddess has arrived!

 

Lapis Lazuli Eggs

I am continually studying and searching for amazing techniques and products to help women create an amazing sex life and through my journey have stumbled on one of the biggest secrets of the Goddess of centuries ago.  Jade or Lapis Lazuli Eggs are used to strengthen the vaginal walls hence increasing vaginal pleasure, vaginal strength, multiple orgasms and healthy genitals.   Used for centuries, the eggs are the best kept secret to revitilising your life love!  Can any woman ask for more than that! The Eggs come in sets of 3 or 4 different sizes, are drilled for easier use and come with full instructions.  Please note:  Full instructional use of the eggs are taught in the Advanced Women's Tantra Workshop.

Jade Stone (Green) Stone

Set of 3 $129 - Set of 4 $139

Lapis Lazuli (Blue) Stone

Set of 3 $149 - Set of 4 $159

 (Please note: The Lapis is slightly more expensive as the stone is not as readily available as the Jade)

MEDITATION

Tantra Meditation

The next meditation evening will be held on the 8th July from 7.15pm to 9.15pm at the Forrestfield Hall, Cnr Hale Road and Anderson Road, Forrestfield.  Please remember to bring a cushion, yoga mat and water.  Cost $10.  

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

22nd JULY MEDITATION

Tantra Meditation on the 22nd July will welcome a very special Guest Speaker; MASTER ALEX LIM.  Master Lim is a Teacher of QiGong and Meditation as well as a Traditional Chinese Health Therapist and Acupuncturist.  THIS WILL BE AN EVENING NOT TO BE MISSED! Cost for this session is $20.  Please advise attendance for numbers thank you.

RETREATS

Couples Tantra Retreat

15th and 16th August 2009.  After the incredible success of the Singles Tantra Retreat, the Couples Retreat is an experience not to be missed!  Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn simple techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner then this Retreat is for you.  Treat yourself and your partner and relax in an atmosphere of total LOVE indulgence.  PLACES ARE FILLING FAST! DON'T MISS OUT!

Cost: $765 per couple (all inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accommodation).  MT HELENA RETREAT

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! - Singles Tantra Retreat

7th and 8th November 2009.  During this unique retreat Cathy will guide you through an empowering spiritual journey of mastering and directing your own sexual energy through the practice of Tantra.  Cathy will conduct various sessions and teachings in this ancient and sacred art and how it can impact your life today.  There will also be two special guest speakers in fields related to the practice of Tantra.

Cost: $565 (inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accomodation).  MT HELENA RETREAT

TANTRIC EXPEDITION TO THE WHITE LION HEARTLAND (AFRICA) 21st MARCH 2010 EQUINOX

"A once in a life time opportunity to experience Healing Self and Healing the Great Mother (Earth)."

A unique opportunity to join the first white lion pride re-introduced to their natural and spiritual homelands of the Greater Timbavati region.  This amazing expedition will include meeting Chief (Hosi) Khosa's village which includes a traditional dinner, Shangaan warrior dancing and drumming, "Sleep out" under the stars at the Lion Lookout, Dream analysis workshop of symbols and dreams, Animal soul Walk, Game Drives, River of Gold, Making the Lion-Unicorn Connection, The Great Matriarchal Elephants, Emoto's theories of water and the healing powers of the White Lions and much much more.  This expedition is not open to the general public but has been very kindly offered By Linda Tucker (CEO White Lion Global Protection Trust) for the Sanctuary of Tantra. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY! (Please see full details on web under RETREATS).

WORKSHOPS

Women's Tantra Workshop (for beginners)

12th July 2009.  This Workshop is a must for any woman who is on a path of self discovery to empower and awaken her Shakti (Goddess) energy.  Open to women of all ages whether single or in a relationship. 12pm to 5pm.  

Cost: $100 (Includes Manual, Certificate and Afternoon Tea)

Women's Advanced Tantra Workshop

26th July 2009.  This Workshop follows on from the beginners workshop.  Advanced techniques and skills are taught including the art of Tantric Massage, Tantric Touch.  Open to women who have completed the beginners workshop.  10am to 5pm.  

Cost: $200 (Includes Manual, Certificate, Lunch and Afternoon Tea)

Couples Tantra Workshop

19th July 2009.  A beginners Couples Workshop designed to teach couples skills for a lasting and fullfiling relationship.  Encompassing simple skills and techniques to enhance lovemaking, communication and intimacy.  12pm to 5pm.

Cost: $200 per couple (Includes Manual and Afternoon Tea)

Tantra Meditation - An Introduction to Tantra through breath awareness

Now available online www.sanctuaryoftantra.com.au under PRODUCTS and also at Ambrosium in Kalamunda, Perth.

 

$29.95 Buy Now!

(The Sanctuary of Tantra supports The White Lion Global Protection Trust.  $2 from the proceeds from every CD will go to the White Lion Protection Trust www.whitelions.org)

For further details of Sessions, Workshops and Retreats please visit web www.sanctuaryoftantra.com.au GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE.

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