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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


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)


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.  



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.


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


"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).


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 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

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


On Line Shopping

Goddess Day Spas

Tantra On Line Dating

New Premises including "The Sanctuary Retreat Centre"





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

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


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.




Recommended Reading

  • The Heart of Tantric Sex by Diana Richardson 

  • Reclaiming Aphrodite - The Journey of Sexual Wholeness by Amrita Grace 
  • Emergence of the Sensual Woman by Saida Desilets

  • Tantra for Erotic Empowerment - The Key to Enriching your Sexual Life by Mark A Michaels, Patricia Johnson and Tristan Taormino

  • Ecstasy Through Tantra by Dr Jonn Mumford (see below for more info)

  • A Chakra and Kundalini Workbook by Dr Jonn Mumford (see below for more info)

  • Death Beginning or End? by Dr Jonn Mumford (see below for more info)

  • Heart of the Flower by Andrew Barnes and Yvonne Lumsden (available at the online shop Sanctuary of Tantra)

  • The Multi Orgasmic Man by Mantak Chia and Douglas Abrams

  • The Multi Orgasmic Woman by Mantak Chia and Rachel Carlton Abrams M.D.
  • The Way of The superior Man by David Deida (LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! A must read for all men and women
  • The Power of your subconscious mind by Dr Joseph Murphy (Although not in the field of Tantra I thoroughly recommend this book as one of the best self help books around)

I am thrilled to announce ANGUS AND ROBERTSON AUSTRALIA are now selling Dr Jonn Mumford's books.  Currently the store in Bondi Junction Sydney has the books in stock but you can refer to the link below for stockists in Perth. 

I am studying 'Om Kara Kriya Tantra' with Dr Jonn Mumford, (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati). Dr Mumford is such an amazing teacher with a wonderful sense of humour and I highly recommend all his books.  They are so full of tantric wisdom and erotic tantric delights! 

Only $21.95

Only $33.95

Only $15.90

Ecstasy of Tantra

Chakra and a Kundalini Workbook

Death Book

Ecstasy Through Tantra

by Dr Jonn MumfordPaperback

Chakra And Kundalini: Psycho-Spiritual Techniques For Health, Rejuvenation, Psychic Powers And Spiritual Realization

by Dr Jonn Mumford Paperback

Death - Beginning Or End?: Methods For Immortality

by Dr Jonn MumfordPaperback