Hello and welcome to The Sanctuary of Tantra. The Sanctuary of Tantra was created through my vision and passion to help people create harmony, peace and love within themselves, their relationships and with all of life and to awaken to a deeper understanding of the healing power and magnificience of our sexual energy.
My name is Catherine (Cathy) Wood and I am a practicing Tantrika (Tantra Goddess) in Kaula and Mishra Tantra and a dedicated Whitetigress. I do not feel I need to claim the title of "Dakini" despite my 25 years hands on experience because I do not need to wear a mask and title of such status to know who I truly am as I woman inside and out. A Dakini (Sanskrit "sky dancer") is a Tantric deity described as the female embodiment of full enlightened energy. A Dakini represents the path of transformation of energy of negative emotions into luminous energy of full enlightened awareness. In Tibetan Buddhism, a Dakini is the very FINAL stage along the Vajrayana path. It is the full embodiment of Tantric practices at the highest level and the final stage toward full enlightenment.
In Hindu the Dakini is the guardian of the deeper mysteries of the self and it is through a Dakini that the secret of inner transformation is opened. The title of Dakini is one of great enlightenment and represents full embodiment of wisdom and Tantric practices in both Buddhist Tantra and Hindu Tantra.
The terminology 'Tantra Goddess' just simply refers to a woman who has deeply embodied and embraced her femininity, wisdom and sexual energy through practices of sacred sex.
The Whitetigress teachings have long been the absolute passion and love of my life so much so that I am a dedicated practicing 'wandering tigress'. I have been in intensive training with the tigress in Singapore for quite some time now (my beautiful and powerful Step Mother is a Tigress) and have witnessed first hand the power and energy these amazing women exude. The Tigress taught me the greatest strength and beauty of a woman is her Yin (feminine energy) and the secret to their practice is to strengthen the yang aspect of their energy (masculine energy) and allow the yang energy to sit behind and fully support the yin, only then can the yin shine through emanating and radiating the power, light, beauty and succulence of a woman. Many women unconsciously have imbalances in these energies which always creates imbalances in all relationships including sexually. This tigress also concentrate on refining orgasmic energy to heal body, mind and spirit.
I have studied and worked extensively in the holistic field and completed a Reiki Masters Degree in 2000 with The International House of Reiki in Sydney. As well as teaching Reiki for many years in my own private practice, I also worked as a voluntary Reiki Practitioner with 'Balya' Cancer Self Help and Wellness Centre . I then went on to complete a Diploma in Reflexology and Counselling and studied many alternative healing therapies including Raja Yoga Meditation with the Brahma Kumaris, Shamanic Healing and Pranic Healing. At present, I am currently studying esoteric practices of Santi (Spiritual Peace).
I was first introduced to Tantra in 1988 and studied under Dr Chowdhury who later became my spiritual mentor. His knowledge of sacred tantric teachings and wisdom opened an incredible journey for me to seek further understanding of this divine essence of a sacred ancient art called Tantra.
Many years ago I undertook a Tantra Goddess Training Program with The Australian School of Tantra. I am also currently undertaking a study course 'Om Kara Kriya Tantra' www.jonnmumfordconsult.com with Dr Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati) and Author of Ecstasy through Tantra and A Chakra and Kundalini Workbook. 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! I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank my teacher in QiGong and Sexual QiGong (Tao) Master Alex Lim www.qigongtao.com.au. Master Lim's teachings have opened me to a new awareness, wisdom and dedication to practicing the art 'live by what you preach'. I feel extremely honoured and priviledged to be under the guidance of Master Lim.
I am also a dedicated practicing Whitetigress as well as a member of the Whitetigress Society. Currently I am studying this amazing ancient practice based on the Taoist principal and have recently been blessed to receive TAO in a beautiful honouring TAO ceremony performed by Master Kao. Lastly, a highlight for me in 2010 was meeting and studying 'Live Your Bliss' with the beautiful and amazing Saida Desilets, founder of the www.jadegoddess.com institute and author of 'Emergence of the Sensual Woman'. Saida totally embodies the balanced feminine and is a pioneer in the field of conscious sexuality for women. I have also had the privilege of being interview by Moses from the amazing ONE TANTRA on the topic -"Who's the Hottest Tantrika Downunder" www.tantricnews.com/catherine-wood-tantra-down-under.html.
I bless and honour all my teacher's who have shared their knowledge, wisdom and love, especially for their encouragement to walk this path.
After spending many years in the holistic field working in cancer retreats, I started to realize just how precious and sacred life is and how our relationships with ourselves, our partner, friends and family can play such a major role in our lives and well being.
The importance of having a secure loving and supportive partner, family and friends, has such a hugh impact on our lives, more so than we realise. To know that we are supported through hard times and illness can play such a major role in our healing and general well being. Practising Tantra brings a deeper understanding, respect and love for all our relationships and brings balance back into our lives.
I like many of us, grew up in a society where sex was taboo. You knew it was there but it was not the ‘in’ thing to talk to anyone about. Finding someone to talk about sex to on a deep level especially when I was young was like finding a needle in a haystack, hence I grew up with a limited sexual knowledge mainly through ‘Where did I come from?’ books in the primary school library. During my first relationship I found the concept of communication particularly daunting especially on conversations regarding sex. I was always worried I would say something wrong, or offend my partner or worse still that they would leave me. I also had very limited knowledge about orgasms and sexuality as a whole. Discovering Tantra changed all that. It reaches deep inside your whole being to a deeper understanding that it is your birthright to experience a beautiful, healthy and loving sexual union. Once you learn the skills of multiple orgasms, extended pleasure and surrendering to the moment, leaving all outside thoughts behind and becoming ‘one’ with your beloved, you can never go back to what ‘was’. You go beyond what ‘was’ to what ‘is’ by being in the moment and you see clearly the sacredness and beauty of divine intimacy.
The practice of Tantra is often misunderstood as just a 'sexual' practice. Whilst this is true to some degree it also encompasses so much more. It is the art of self transformation intergrating, mind, body and spirit, intertwining breath, meditation, grounding practices and sexual practices to become 'present' as well as strengthening our life force core centre and clearing the energy channels (Chakras) for 'Kundalini Awakening'.
I am dedicated to my practice and believe that you have to "walk the talk". My other interests and passions are supporting the White Lions of Timbavati in South Africa. These beautiful animals are nearly all in 'farms' used for 'canned trophy hunting'. There is only one pride left in the world in it's natural habitat and this piece of heaven is looked after by the White Lion Global Protection Trust. I am also busy enjoying the challenges of being a mum to two teenage boys and regularly support their footy matches and the joys of watching them grow up.
Tantra has transformed my life in such a dynamic and profound way. To feel connected to the goddess Shakti energy, my own sexuality, increased energy and my ability to love more deeply has enriched my life in so many wonderful ways. I have been teaching and practicing Tantra for many years now and I have dedicated my life to sharing the joy, love and pleasure that Tantra brings. It is my pleasure to invite you to experience all this and more with me as you learn the Sacred Secrets of an ancient art called Tantra.
With Love and blessings,
"I specialise in teaching authentic Tantra to connect body, mind and spirit, awakening your conscious sexuality - a journey that will change your life" - Cathy Wood
Perth Sanctuary of Tantra offers private, professional and confidential Tantric sessions and sensual tantric massage for men, women and couple's with our stunning new Tantra Goddesses'.
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What you will learn in a Tantra Session
- Skills to achieve whole body orgasm.
- Ejaculation strength and control (techniques for premature ejaculation)
- More forceful and powerful orgasms creating more sexual control
- Erotic and sensual massage to awaken the blissful senses of the soul
- The art of communication, learning to receive pleasure, learning to give pleasure and learning to surrender to the moment
- Breathing and meditation techniques to spread sexual energy through the whole body so lovemaking becomes a whole body, heart connection
- Healing the Goddess within (for women).
The benefits regular Tantric practice will bring into your life
- Deepen your connection with your partner on all levels, physically, emotionally and spiritually
- Turn sex into making love, pleasure into ecstasy
- How to communicate with your partner and have the confidence to express your inner sexual desires
- Discover an overall increase in libido
- A greater awareness and understanding of your own sexuality
- Experience feelings of deep joy and wellbeing within our relationships
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Couples Private Sessions