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A Tantric approach to Life Counselling and Relationship Harmony
Established in 2006

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Woman of Influence

So proud and honored to be featured in the latest edition of the incredible Y Magazine Australia alongside 7 other beautiful and talented ladies as a 2019 woman of influence. Thank you Shar and all the team for this special opportunity to shine my love and light out into the world. â¤ï¸ðŸŒŸâ¤ï¸ðŸŒŸ

Y Magazine

It's not every day I can say that I am featured in Australia's leading empowerment magazine for women but today another dream has comes true and I am so honored to be featured in the latest edition of Y Magazine on the subject of Self-Belief and helping more woman be empowered to be the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.

Self-belief comes from a knowing that you are enough, that your soul quality is a precious and unique gift and it is yours and yours alone to share with the world, that if you fall down, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep believing in your dreams, your goals, your gifts to share for the greater good of humanity.

Congratulations to the other seven amazing ladies who are also featured in this edition and a special thank you to Y Magazine and to Shar and all the gorgeous staff for all your dedicated work in bringing this to life.

Much love and gratitude
Catherine xox

New products at the Tantra Shop

It is finally here!!!!

The long awaited Tantra Audio Program just for Men has been released.

17 years of jam packed knowledge, practices and meditations to Learn Reclaim and Embody your Masculinity.

This amazing 16 track audio program will show you:

  • How Tantra can change your life
  • Re-defining your purpose and mission as a conscious man
  • Men's sexual health
  • Meditations, breathing and grounding techniques
  • The art of extended lovemaking
  • The roles of feminine and masculine "energies"
  • The gift of the feminine - how to cherish a woman

A special thank you to Richard Giroud for assisting me in this fun project and for your sensational voice and to Mark Whitehouse from Procopy for recording, editing and bringing to life this much needed creation.

Because of the vast and valuable information in this audio program it will be priced at AUD $49.99 but for a limited time you can get your copy for just $29.99 AUD.

Head over to our Tantra Shop and download your copy today at The Tantra Shop.

New Product for Women ~ Only $19.99 AUD

Couples Retreat Celebrating Sacred Love

20th and 22nd September 2019

Held at the Stunning Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Dunsborough Western Australia

When was the last time you and your partner took time out to connect, communicate, indulge in some romance and discover the joy of Sacred Love?

The Sanctuary is excited to be offering our 24th Couples Retreat for you to take time out from your busy world to spend some quality and relaxing time together whilst learning the incredible life changing skills of Tantra for Couples.

Couples that work on their relationship and put each other first discover more abundance in every area of their life that is both enriching and rewarding, so if you are seeking a more meaningful connection or curious to know the secrets for deeper intimacy then this weekend Retreat is calling you!

WE HAVE ONE PLACE LEFT Only $997 per couple (inclusions and exclusions apply)

Please click on this link to read about these life changing Retreats


"As it was our 34th Wedding Anniversary we decided to enroll for the Couples Retreat for a quiet but special break away. We'd read a little about "Tantra" many years ago but really had no idea and had received no formal instruction. The weekend was absolutely life-changing for us in our relationship. We believe we've been given a precious gift, enhancing our relationship and bringing us closer together in our Coupleship than we ever could have imagined.

Cathy and her team presented information to us in such a beautiful, respectful and professional manner. It was a truly magical experience and we'd recommend the retreat, workshops and indeed everything at the Sanctuary to any couple devoted to enriching their relationship". (S & B Perth)



On the 20th July the Film Director and Producer will be coming to Perth to film me teaching a "mini workshop" and to meet the potential actors for my new TV series. Originally the producers named this "The Tantric Life", however, this has now changed to "The World of Sacred Love - A six part lifestyle series".

I will be teaching on the topics of Esoteric Tantra and Sacred Love.  If you attend you will have to be comfortable being filmed.  This will not be viewed anywhere publicly.


  • THIS Saturday the 20th July at the Sanctuary of Ananda
  • 10am to 12pm OR
  • 1pm to 3pm

We are also seeking interested parties, both couples and singles, who wish to be involved in both class and individual filming to be produced and filmed in Greece and W.A. early 2020.

Please send a brief CV, some photos along with filling out the questions below:

  1. Do you think there is a need for this TV series? If so why?
  2. What would you like to encourage Catherine to cover and focus on from your perspective? Topics, teachings experiences, life experience, Tantric love, healing from abuse and toxic relationships. 
  3. Here are our six episode working titles... any thoughts? Would you like anything else covered? 
  4. We are filming portions of this in Greece, do you consider this romantic and exotic location would enhance our teachings and the message we wish to share? If so, why? 
  5. How intimate and real do you think we should produce the subject material and content? We understand this will have a MA TV rating…. 
  6. Would you be interested in being part of the filming in Perth and possibly Greece? If so, what do you think you might bring to the project and why do you think you might be perfect for this? There would be some intimacy and some nudity required. 
  7. Do you have any further thoughts or suggestions?      

Numbers are strictly limited so please PM or email [email protected] to register.  First in best dressed :-)

Please watch the video below for more information. (Click here to view in your browser if you can't see this in your email client)

 Film Footage Copyright The Sanctuary of Ananda 2019 - All Rights Reserved

News at the Sanctuary

Hi and welcome to our latest newsletter. 

Today I realised that the last newsletter I wrote was back in March, it is amazing how quickly this year is rushing by and into June already. 

The last few months have been focused on the Accredited Trainings both in Perth and Sydney. What I have noticed more and more of when teaching these Modules lately is all the  students who come together to learn display nothing but respect, love, understanding and harmlessness towards one another that unifies the group in light.  These are the major key ingredients to walking an authentic spiritual Path.

This is such a safe and professional environment to learn in with many reflections and aha moments. You will definitely be challenged but in a good way that pushes you out of your comfort zone to bring growth and change. This training concentrates more on spiritual growth through knowledge of the mind and love through the heart, not the overstimulation of emotions and glamour.

Many thanks to all the students who have attended these so far, to Bella for and Beth for assisting me and the groups, to Kale for preparing our meals and last but not least the volunteers who put their hands up to assist the Practitioners in training to further their learning. I love to teach ‘hands on’ training because it really is the only way to learn about the different aspects of personalities, bodies, and the witness of Self.

In 2020 these trainings will change and I will be teaching less of them due to a new project coming up in Greece.  I am also leaving for Japan in November for a few months study so if anyone is interested the last dates for these trainings are below.

Much love,

Catherine xox 

Coming Soon!

Tantra Practices for Men Audio Program

I am so excited to be offering an incredible Audio Program which includes all of the Tantra and Tao foundational practices just for Men. So much is offered for women and now it is time for the men of our community to receive.  Watch this space……details coming soon! 

Dates for the upcoming workshops and trainings: 

Couples Workshop

One Place Left!

  • Date:   30th June 2019
  • Time:   10am – 4pm
  • Venue: The Sanctuary of Ananda Perth
  • Book Online

Take time out from your busy world and spend some quality time together whilst learning the amazing life changing history and practices of Tantra for Couples.  This workshop is held at the Sanctuary of Ananda in a safe and professional space with other likeminded couples that ensures lots of fun, learning and positive growth in your relationship. Couples that work on their relationship and put each other first discover more abundance in every area of their life that is both enriching and rewarding, so if your heart is seeking a more meaningful connection and deeper intimacy then this workshop is the perfect stepping stone to achieving that goal. 

Accredited Reiki 1 Training – Shoden

  • Date:   6th July 2019
  • Time:  10am to 5pm
  • Cost:   $195 (all inclusive: Lunch, Manual, Lineage and Certificate)
  • Venue: The Sanctuary of Ananda Perth
  • Book Online

Reiki was my first love and it was a journey that changed my life dramatically bringing so much healing and accelerated growth through awareness of consciousness, so much so that it catapulted my career as a spiritual teacher.  I have been blessed to have studied with the International House of Reiki in Sydney and the incredible Professor Mari Hall, founder of the International Association of Reiki.

Reiki is beautiful, gentle and effective healing modality.  The first degree of traditional Japanese Reiki is called ‘Shoden’ which means ‘new beginnings’ so if you are interested in this training and your soul is calling you please click on the link below.  We only have a few places left. 

Accredited Certificate in Tantra Philosophy and An Mo Tantric – Module 1 and 2

Last Module 1 and 2 Training for 2019

  • Date:    3rd – 7th August 2019
  • Times:  9am to 5pm
  • Cost:    $897 (all inclusive:  Lunch, Manuals, and Certificates)
  • Venue:  The Sanctuary of Ananda Perth
  • Book Online

What is Tantra?

Tantra is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It means to “weave” weaving the form (the body) with higher consciousness (the soul). The practice of Tantra is duality to unity which lifts humanity one step up from the animal kingdom, the basic primal desire nature and into the heart of the Divine.

Tantra is a science of evolution, unlocking and decoding life’s many mysteries and discovering the mystery of self, self-realization, self-knowledge and self-love. When self-love is awakened, we recognize this as unconditional love in others, our community, humanity and the soul.

The benefits of learning Tantra

  • Eastern Tantra is a pathway to ‘know thyself’ as both a form of matter (body) and as a soul (higher self).
  • Tantra celebrates and honours the body, pleasures and Indriyas (senses).
  • Tantra is a gateway to higher consciousness that lifts the lower primal sex expression into the sacredness of the divine.
  • Tantra is a journey of duality to Unity, liberation from the human kingdom and a passageway into the Divine.
  • Tantra moves us out of involution and into the heart of evolution so that we keep growing.
  • Tantra is amazing, incredible, inspirational and life changing!
  • Tantra is a gift of sacred love

Men’s Workshop – Do you know what women really want?

  • Date:   18th August 2019
  • Time:  10am to 5pm
  • Cost:   $195 (all inclusive: Lunch and Manual)
  • Venue: The Sanctuary of Ananda Perth
  • Book Online

Due to so many inquiries of late we have decided to teach this workshop one last time for 2019.  This is a fantastic day for men to not only learn ‘what women really want’ spiritually, physically and emotionally but also to ponder on what is true masculine energy and how this energy holds space for yourself and your partner.   If you are interested please click on the link below, Rebekah and I would love to see you there. 

Couples Retreat – Celebrating Sacred Love

  • Dates:  20th – 22nd September 2019
  • Cost:    $997 per couple (Inclusive:  Lunches and Dinners, Manual, Gift Bag and Workshops)
  • Venue: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Dunsborough – One of Western Australia’s Premier Resorts
  • Book Online

That perfect gift for that special anniversary, birthday or surprise!

Do you and your partner need some much needed time away together?

Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, enhance a deeper heart connection, spend quality time together or learn techniques for true intimacy then this romantic couple’s getaway is calling you!

Places are filling quickly.  Register and book your place today.


Article on Tantra

The truth about Tantra

Think of the practice of Tantra as a tree with many branches, the lower branches represent the sexual aspects of tantra, the middle branches love and the higher branches mental training to harness and control forces including the lower nature (which is personality). 

The highest tantra is practiced by celibate monks, nuns and lamas, so naturally in its higher form tantra has nothing to do with sex. Then there are several grades of tantra all the way down to people, who include the sexual practices. 

It's somewhat like mathematics, where you get introduced to numbers in first grade, arithmetic in second and third, then fractions, percentages, etcetera in higher primary school, and eventually algebra and calculus and trigonometry in high school. It goes all the way up to advanced theoretical mathematics used in quantum physics and dimensional abstractions, so the range of "maths" is actually enormous. 

Tantric sex is like second-grade mathematics, all the way down at the beginning of the subject, but it's still tantra, just as second-grade addition and subtraction is still mathematics. It means that those who have studied it are not wrong, but perhaps may not even realise just how far tantra can really go to accelerate their healing process and evolution just as the second-grader is about what is possible with, for instance, theoretical mathematics in fourth-dimensional geometry. 

So tantra is not ALL about sex, pleasure and orgasms, just like multiplication is included in the subject of maths, but isn't mathematics itself.

It is important to know that there is no right, wrong or judgement on the path of Tantra as everyone is exploring the different levels of branches on their tree, however we must learn to keep climbing. 

As always, something to ponder on. 

With love, Catherine


Latest Newsletter

Hi and welcome to our latest Newsletter.

I trust that all is going well in your world and the last few months have been wonderful for you so far.  My world has been incredibly busy of late with lots of travelling for recent Workshops and trainings in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.  It was such a joy to be able to share my teachings outside of Perth. Thank you to the lovely Jesse Miller and Elise Carr for co-facilitating these events with me.

Soul Filled Women's Retreat Adelaide 2019

Love Wisdom Soul Prana House Melbourne 2019

So what’s coming up at the Sanctuary?


Perth - 4th - 8th May 

Sydney - 20th - 26th May 

Internationally Accredited Tantra Practitioner Training Foundered since 2006

Module 1 Accredited Certificate in Eastern Tantra

Module 2 Accredited An Mo Tantric and Chakra Balancing Massage

Relationships are one of the most sacred and important aspects in our life. This includes the relationship we have with ourselves as well as friends, family and partners. Most people desire to be in a relationship that is based in connection, loving understanding, passion and harmony yet so many struggle with communication and intimacy issues, conflicts, and incompatibility; never really finding the Sacred Union that their heart and soul ultimately desires.

Tantra is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It means to “weave” weaving the form (the body) with higher consciousness (the soul). The practice of Tantra is duality to unity which lifts humanity one step up from the animal kingdom, the basic primal desire nature and into the heart of the Divine.

The essence of Tantra is that of Sacred Love.

This Accredited Tantra Training is a four part module system held over 12 months that will enable the student to gain deeper knowledge and insight into the teachings and philosophy of Eastern Tantra and to understand the principle teachings of consciousness and self-love. When self-love is awakened, we recognize this as unconditional love for others, our community, humanity and all souls.

If you are searching for authentic spiritual wisdom, to gain a deeper insight into self, to add and utilize skills for a new or existing holistic business and to really make a difference in the world, then this life changing training is for you.


Bali - 20th to 25th June

Perth - Pullman Bunker Bay Dunsoborough - 21st and 22nd September

Is your relationship in need of a tune up?

Celebrating Sacred Love Couples Retreats

Your relationship is one of the most important gifts in your life, so when was the last time you and your partner really took quality time out to connect, communicate, share sacred moments and became mesmerized in each other's touch and presence?

Celebrating Sacred Love Retreats are all about Empowering your relationship.

💖 Enhance Sacred Intimacy
💖 Experience Deeper Communication and Connection
💖 Embrace the Joy of Sacred Love


One of the best explanations I’ve heard on what the word spiritual means:

The word “spiritual” does not refer to religious matters, so called. All activity which drives the human being forward towards some form of development - physical, emotional, mental, intuitional, social - if it is in advance of his present state, is essentially spiritual in nature and is indicative of the livingness of the inner divine. The spirit of man is undying; it forever endures, progressing from point to point, and stage to stage upon the Path of Evolution, unfolding steadily and sequentially the divine attributes and aspects. (Master DK) 




January Newsletter


Welcome to a wonderful new year at the Sanctuary. 2019 marks our 19th year in business and I honestly don’t know where the time has gone.

If you are looking for further spiritual inspiration, direction and guidance to improve yourself and your relationship this year then please take a look at our Events coming up for 2019.  We also have a fabulous fundraiser to win a place at the Couples Retreat which will be held at the beautiful Pullman Bunker Bay in Dunsborough.  Full details are located at the end of this Newsletter.

Wishing you a fabulous year and looking forward to sharing my continual passion of Tantra and the Esoteric Arts.

With love, Cathy

Private Counselling Sessions

These sessions are available in person or via phone/skype for couples, women and men that are focused on a combination of therapies such as Counselling, Tantra, Sacred Sexuality, Spirituality and Esoteric teachings, depending upon what the client needs.

For the last 7 years I have been studying the ways of esoteric psychology which brings both the Eastern and Western traditions together as well as teaching and studying Tantra for the last 30 years.  I don’t believe that I “heal” people; my passion lies in wanting people to learn how to heal themselves.  True healing can only take place when a pattern or a blind spot is seen and understood and sometimes it takes time to navigate the links to the deepest cores of these patterns so ongoing counselling is always recommended. Through these skills, I am able to show and explain the blind spots, blockages, repressions, self-sabotage and wounds from a mental perspective and why they continue to play out in your life in a perpetual cycle of suffering and emotional confusion.  This process starts with awareness and through awareness the first steps of taking control of your own life begins.  This also includes self-love and self-realization, two key elements to really discovering and knowing who you are.  From here the development of mental training and heart awakening begins. The mind sees the heart feels and this is the true liberation and unconditional love that these teachings bring.  Imagine living a life every day filled with purpose and joy.

If this resonates with you, then please click on our booking links below or feel free to send me an email [email protected] and I would be more than happy to chat briefly regarding any aspects of these sessions and what would be most beneficial for you.

Couples Sessions

Women’s Sessions

Men’s Sessions

Upcoming Events

Men’s Workshop

Do you know what women really want?

"As seen on Channel 9 - Do you know what women want?


  • Date:     2nd February 2019
  • Time:     10am to 4pm
  • Venue:   The Sanctuary Perth
  • Cost:      $197 (all inclusive)

A workshop just for men to explore the foundation practices of Tantra, in particular the energy dynamics of Masculine and Feminine.

Click here to register

Reiki Master Training

Shinpiden Level

  • Date:     9th February 2019
  • Time:     9am to 5pm
  • Venue:   The Sanctuary of Ananda
  • Cost:     $695 (all inclusive)

Please email [email protected] to register your place

Soul Filled Women’s Empowerment Weekend Retreat ADELAIDE

A R T - T A N T R A - Y O G A

Ladies are you looking for Spiritual direction to nourish your body, mind and SOUL?

Then this Retreat is for you :-)

BONUS OFFER:  Bring a girlfriend for FREE!!!!!!

  • Dates:      16th – 17th February 2019
  • Venue:     St Francis Resort ADELAIDE
  • Cost:       $595 (all inclusive: excludes accommodation)

Click here to register


The Sacred Unveiling Two Day Urban Spiritual Retreat MELBOURNE

Are you seeking deeper spiritual knowledge?

Have you ever wanted to learn about the Ancient Mysteries including the truth about Tantra, the Wisdom of the Esoteric Path and the many ways of Yoga?

  • Date:       23rd and 24th February 2019
  • Venue:     Prana House Melbourne
  • Cost:       $595 (all inclusive)

Bookings are filling quickly!!!!! To secure your place, please

This Event is coming to PERTH in June (details published soon)

Accredited Diploma in Tantric Studies PERTH

Modules 1 and 2 Certificate in Tantra Philosophy and An Mo Massage

2nd March – 6th March ****NOW FULLY BOOKED OUT****

Second Intake:  4th – 8th May

Cost:  $895 (all inclusive)

Click here to register

Women's Workshop PERTH

The Way of the Heart

  • Date:     16th March 2019
  • Time:     10am to 4pm
  • Venue:   The Sanctuary of Ananda
  • Cost:      $197 (all inclusive)

Accredited Tantra Practitioner Training SYDNEY

Modules 1-3 Certificate in Tantra Practitioner Training

  • Date: 20th May – 25th May
  • Venue:  Govinda Retreat Sydney
  • Cost:  POA

Click here to register

Celebrating Sacred Love Couples Retreat BALI

  • Date:      20th – 25th June 2019
  • Venue:    UBUD BALI
  • Cost:       $2750 per couple (all inclusive: excludes airfares and travel insurance)

Your relationship is one of the most important gifts in your life, so when was the last time you and your partner really took quality time out to connect, communicate, share sacred moments and became mesmerized in each other's touch and presence?

Celebrating Sacred Love Couples Retreats is a once in a life time romantic getaway to rekindle your love, escape the cold, relax and unwind in the warmth and tropical weather of Bali. Held at a traditional Balinese Resort with exceptional service, colourful gardens and spacious rooms that are nestled in the tranquil forest of Ubud. The Resort boasts 3 swimming pools overlooking gardens and rice fields, 3 Yoga Venues, 24 hour reception and a Day Spa.

Click here to register

Celebrating Sacred Love Couples Retreat PERTH

  • Date:      20th – 22nd September 2019
  • Venue:    Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
  • Cost:      $1297 per couple (Excludes Accommodation)

Click here to register

You can win a FREE place at this Retreat!!!!!

All proceeds raised go to the fundraiser "To Save a Pure Heart" which is for my dear soul sister Rachel.

All you need to do to go into the draw is be part of our online raffle and purchase one or more tickets.

1 ticket= $10 
3 tickets= $20
10 tickets= $50

Simply make your donation at the link below and write your full name and ‘COUPLES RETREAT’ in the comments section on the fundraiser site


The Sanctuary of Ananda

[email protected]

08 63112804

Happy Christmas

The Sanctuary of Ananda would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year filled with love, growth and purpose.

May this time of year be a joyful reminder that love surrounds you always, that love is the synthesis that connects us to all living things through the loving wisdom of the soul.

We are now CLOSED and will re-open on the 14th January 2019.  Our Christmas Specials will still be available until the 1st January

Much love to all â¤ï¸ðŸ¥°ðŸŒ¹ðŸŒŸðŸŒ²ðŸ’«