Annette Baulch: From the Nurturing Nurse to Tantra
Annette began life in a small town in rural Victoria, Australia and has traveled all the way to Tantra and beyond since then!
Now an international Tantric Facilitator Annette supports women from all backgrounds to find their voices, their power and their self love. She does this by supporting their exploration of their sexual selves and all it means- whether its loving, expansive, wild, wanton or sacred!
With a background of 27 years in nursing Annette began her working life by desiring to help others. This included 5 years with Wholistic Health Practitioner Dr Jo Horwood, where she began to understand the value of cultivating wellness rather than simply treating illness. This lead her to train for several years with Nicholas De Castella at the Institute of Heart Intelligence, Melbourne, in Emotional Mastery and Breathwork. After nursing and prior to Oztantra Annette had her own Breathwork practice, supporting her clients to ‘Breathe their way to Freedom’ and ran ‘Celebrating the Feminine’ workshops for women.
From shy to shining
As a shy child, Annette had developed chronic insecurity which resulted in an unsatisfactory marriage, an eating disorder, a long standing back condition and the continual ‘voice of criticism’ in her head.
Since discovering Tantra in the second half of her life she’s enjoyed her own extensive personal journey of exploring sexuality, its taboos, pleasures and awakenings. She’s also explored the ins and outs of relationship in ways she’d never dreamed of. This started after discovering that she’d manifested similar challenges in her second relationship (with Graeme) that she’d had in her marriage, even though the relationships themselves were very different. This lead her to believe that what she was manifesting must be coming from within herself, rather than just her relationship, inviting her to look deeper into finding out who she was.
Annette has learned through Tantra and life experience that accepting her sexual self has been central to her self-acceptance. She is passionate in supporting women and men to find their own self acceptance and to maintain their individuality whilst discovering the joys of togetherness in relationship.
‘I see my journey into selfhood as a journey into my heart, into vulnerability, into surrender and into love- love as a tangible, powerful, life and relationship sustaining force. And learning that this is where bliss lives. Through pleasure, orgasm, beyond limitation and need. Where women and women, and men and women can meet beyond separation’.
Whilst Annette loves working with Graeme and with couples she has a special place in her heart for her women’s workshop ‘The Power of Yoni’, a 41/2 day celebration of all things mysteriously feminine! Where she channels Divine Feminine healing energy for women, sharing it in ways that seriously change women’s lives…
Annette holds a Diploma Certificate in Transpersonal Counselling. Her studies have included Tantra Yoga, Emotional Intelligence, communication and relationship skills, Breathwork, Inner child work and Imago theory. She has done ongoing study with other teachers of Tantra, including the Sexual Healing and Awakening Mastery course and is a Certified Tantra Practitioner with the Source School of Tantra, Hawaii. Her biggest teacher by far has been the richness of her life itself. As well as the hundreds of couples and individuals she’s worked with over the past 10yrs, who continually astound her in their courage, beauty and wisdom.
To learn about Annette’s personal journey click here to read about her healing of her sexual shame