Hello and Welcome to the Sanctuary of Ananda

Hello and welcome to The Sanctuary of Tantra/Ananda. The Sanctuary was created in 2006 through my vision and passion to help people create harmony, peace and love within themselves, their relationships and with all of life, awakening to a deeper understanding of the healing power and magnificence of our sexual energy.

Catherine Wood
CEO and Founder of the Sanctuary of Ananda 2006-2014

The Sanctuary is situated in the beautiful peaceful foothills, 20 minutes from the city of Perth in Western Australia and 5 minutes from the Perth International Airport. 

The Sanctuary of Ananda is committed to providing exceptional customer service and quality products.  We endeavour to make sure that all products listed on our website are currently in stock and pricing is true and correct. 

Standard delivery time frames are between 3-10 business working days, in the event that an ordered item is not available or we are unable to fulfill your order we will notify you within 2 business days to arrange an agreeable alternative item, a back order or a full refund.

So what is Tantra?

Tantra is an ancient practice of merging sexuality with spirituality.

The teachings date back some 10,000 years, although the exact age and origins are unknown. People from all walks of life, religions and nationalities practice Tantra in one form or another. It is not a religion, but a practice that teaches a holistic approach to Relationships and sexuality.

The art of sacred sex is a beautiful way to connect with yourself and your partner on all levels – spiritually, emotionally and physically, to build more intimacy and closeness into your relationship. It also opens doorways of self-awareness in both the lower nature and the higher aspects within self.

Sex and euphoric orgasms are only one component to the teachings of Tantra. It encompasses, love, touch, pleasure, trust, closeness, nurturing, acceptance, communication, giving and receiving – all the essential ingredients to a lasting and fulfilling relationship.

The word ‘tan-tra’ means to weave, expanding our consciousness into higher alchemy. Over the centuries, tantric practice branched out into various healing modalities some of which are known as Buddhist Tantra, Mantra Tantra, Tao, The White Tigress, Geisha, Kama Sutra, Jain Tantra and Hindu Tantra to name a few.

In western society, sex is likened to being on a roller coaster. It’s all go, go, go until orgasm is reached. Tantric sex is the opposite; it is likened to being on the most beautiful wave in an ocean of crystal clear water. The sensation and the pleasure is endless – time stops and every fibre of your being is totally submersed in the moment and every one of your senses reaches heightened states of pleasure and ecstasy.

Genital orgasm is not the focus or goal, but rather the merging of the ‘cosmic orgasm’ – in other words, the 62 trillion cells in the human body are experiencing orgasmic bliss simultaneously. Tantra is being conscious, even of the unconscious – creating restoration, rejuvenation and cultivation of the life force energy. This is one of the reasons Tantra is renowned for turning back the aging process and repairing and healing the body on every level.

Whether you want to explore and empower your own sexuality, re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner – Tantra is for you. Tantra is for every one of every age, partnered or single, and is especially beneficial for sexual issues relating to premature ejaculation, sexual performance, sexual trauma, and sexual confidence and for women who have difficulty achieving orgasm.

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