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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.

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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.

COMING SOON!

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Sunset

This magnificent Sunset was taken by a wonderful friend of mine "RJP Photography"

"Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth...Happiness comes from giving, not getting.  If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from comming to us also.  To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it". - John Templeton (1766-1825)

Commonly Asked Questions

As a tantra teacher the question I get commonly asked is “can I practice tantra on my own” the answer is “absolutely”.  In tantra we call this right hand path , to be able to integrate tantra into our daily exercises through understanding and knowing “thyself” only then can we combine this energy with our partner and this is known as “left hand path”.  Tantra is about acceptance, accepting who you are as a person and honoring and loving YOU; it is about cleansing, clearing the body, mind and spirit of negative emotions, beliefs, addictions; it is about passion; feeling passionate about EVERYTHING in and around your life not just on a sexual level, it is about Consciousness, learning to be in the beauty of the moment and just BE.  People who take drugs for example are not conscious because they are trying to escape reality (the now) by creating a fantasy through drug use.  When they make love, where will they really be? Totally immersed in the moment or in their own daydreams and thoughts.  TANTRA IS ABOUT BEING NOT DOING!!

There is a beautiful definition of the word NAMASTE (which means blessings) that reminds me of the purity and beauty of tantra:

“I honour the place within you in which the entire Universe dwells.  I honour the place within you which is of love, of peace, or truth and of light.  When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are one”

The Quiet Cone - An Incredible Experience

Recently myself and a group of people from the tantra meditation class had the honour of experiencing an amazing evening at the Quiet Cone in Parkerville.  The Quiet Cone is a pyramidial shape cone reputed to have geometric properties that focus positive energy and deflect negative emotions.  In this beautiful sacred space you will experience the sound of the gong.  The potency of symphonic gonging is not only therapeutic but can also have quite an astoundingly positive effect on the body's energy centres.

It was an amazing experience that left myself incredibly at peace and relaxed and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Peter and Lynn for their warmth and hospitality not to mention their wisdom and dedication to the gongs. I can thoroughly recommend the Quiet Cone for anyone wishing to receive healing and relaxation on the highest level or who simply wants to experience something "different".

On the 28th March the Quiet Cone is hosting an amazing evening of Gongs, POW Wow drums, Didgeridoo and Cherokee Bobby Running Fox and his son Mivan will be entertaining with their singing and native flute.  All profits are going to some wonderful charities.  DON'T MISS THIS EVENT!

Please visit web for further details  www.quietcone.com

A Beautiful Poem Written by RP (a client of mine)

THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE

Along the journey of life paths may start far apart, come together, share each others space and part their ways, to sometimes cross again or maybe explore completely separate parts of the universe.

When two paths cross there is the opportunity to learn, share, care and drink together from the fountain of life, to experience pleasure, fulfillment and joy, before each one's journey carries you along to somewhere else.  No long term commitment is made, but memories and feelings maybe cherished for ever.

When you are along your journey there are times when you are focussed on others and not on your own path. You feel lost, tired or do not feel anything at all.

You may not realise you are on part of the path which is shared and you miss the opportunity to refresh yourself.

Or you may be scared to be sharing the path, not sure where it may lead or how long it will be shared.  Maybe you do not want the sharing to end.

But always be aware that at times you need to be focussed on yourself, your soul and your spirit for these may need refreshment - so, walk up to the fountain and drink deeply for oneself, share your path for a while and enjoy the journey.

......some reflections on Tantra.

Namaste 

 

Namaste