Waratah Karleu

Inspiring greater connection in peoples lives.


Relationship issues can seem difficult and taboo to talk about but they affect so many people.  I create a calm and safe space for empowering conversations about relationship, communication, intimacy, and sexuality. Combining a range of modalities to offer evidence based approaches so that all may access fulfilling intimate relationships.

TRANSFORMATIONAL RETREATS; The retreat experience is a like a booster shot for life, love and deep healing. Combining Yoga and Wellbeing, Tantra, Ayurveda, Art Therapy and process work, join us for a dedicated space for deep nourishment on all levels. At present retreats are held close to Adelaide along the south coast.

About Waratah

Waratah Karleu is a Specialist trained  Relationship Therapist, Couples Counsellor and Sexologist. She has taught yoga and mindfulness practices, presented wellness retreats and intimacy education workshops in addition to working as a counsellor and coach with adults and teens for over 15 years in Adelaide and the Hills. Bringing a culmination of these modalities, including postgraduate studies in Counselling, Sexual Health and Couples Therapy, to Love Life Healing allows for a holistic, grounded and practical approach to her work… Continue reading »

Consultation Services

There are more people who seek out relationship therapy than you think. In our society we are generally taught not to talk about our intimate lives nor given much in the way of education as to how to navigate our personal relationships. This can lead to people not seeking out assistance and ending up with a less than satisfactory relationships.



Most of us have had little empowering education about intimacy and how to maintain our relationships. Many things can get in the way of experiencing the relationships we would like. Whether it’s communication or issues around sex and sexuality, Waratah provides  a safe, supportive, confidential, non-judgemental and friendly environment for you to be heard within a space of ease, and calm.

Sex Therapy

 Consulting a professional Sex Therapist may provide you with a safe, non-judgnemental, empowering space to discuss issues that you may be experiencing. Many people find relief and healing just from having an empathetic space to be heard. Trained as a Sexologist Waratah is qualified to provide practical advice to individuals and couples.



Waratah regularly presents yoga and wellbeing workshops and retreats in Australia and Bali. Combining Yoga & Meditation , Ayurvedic Lifestyle practices and Wellness coaching. Waratah creates a transformational space for wellbeing, presenting from a place of grounded spirituality .

Creating the space for conversation around communication, sex, sexuality, sensuality and intimacy. The workshops are conducted in a wholesome, safe, supportive and confidential environment with no nudity or sleaze. The aim is for nourishment and empowerment in an area of life that excites and intrigues us all and yet for most of us, the chance for meaningful discussion or education does not present.


The retreat experience brings together a series of modalities which allow for individual and relationship transformation. Daily guided yoga and meditation sessions, tailored to your needs opens up new perspectives on ourself and others. Allowing for a space to sit within the other learnings offered. A series of daily workshops utilising various modalities including Tantra, Taoism, Couples Therapy and Active Communication. There is time set aside each day to practice the learning or engage in one on one sessions for greater clarity.

Combining Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Ayurveda, Positive Psychology, ritual and process work. The transformational retreat experience is a melding of various modalities, gathered from a lifetime of exploring the realms of human consciousness and how to get more from this lifetimes experience. Practical approaches that cross into the spiritual yet always remain grounded within the earthly experience. ‘Spiritual without the woo woo’ as many retreat attendees say. Aiming thus to bring forth this expanded experience into the world within our everyday, walking, waking reality.


The Bella Flower

The Bella Flower anatomical sex puppets are an essential tool for sexuality educators, parents, sex therapists, counsellors, midwives, birth educators, doctors, sexual health practitioners, physiotherapists…and anyone else who wants a fun, nonclinical yet anatomically correct model to use when talking about female anatomy and arousal.

Made from beautiful textured fabrics the puppets are a non-clinical, friendly, and fun way to talk about female anatomy and arousal, providing a non-threatening avenue for communication and empowerment. Bella Flower anatomical sex puppets are available for purchase through my online shop.


We wanted to say thank you, for the gentle way you coached and guided my wife, friend and lover Melissa and myself back to profoundly enjoying our sexual love life in a way we had not anticipated. I’m listening and addressing her newly and it keeps on expanding on us. At age fifty this week Melissa has felt like a teenager on her birthday and full of joyful play that leaves us both amazed and exhausted but fulfilled. Thank you, dear woman.

Paul and Melissa

Last year, I did a tantra workshop with the phenomenal Waratah from Sex Love Life. The teachings of conscious sexuality are SO IMPORTANT in today’s fast-paced, overstimulated lifestyle. I am urging EVERYONE to take the time to learn about this ancient art! In a society where porn is rife and mainstream media/advertising over-sexualize everything to sell products and people, we need to actively educate ourselves about the alternative approaches to sex and sexuality. Because sex isn’t a product, and because knowledge is power. I can’t say I wasn’t nervous about the workshop initially, wondering if it was going to be confronting or too intimate. Let me assure you, Waratah creates an incredibly safe and comfortable space, and there is no nudity or sleaze. Honour, respect and mindfulness are core beliefs of tantra, and this ethos flows through into the workshop. I felt a profound shift in my thinking after attending Waratah’s workshop, and have applied her teachings to many areas of my life.

Jess Abella, 34

After years with different therapists, I finally feel like we have something that is going to work to help us connect again.
Peter & Danielle, 46/38

I originally sat in front of Waratah in a complete mess. I knew I was disconnected in my relationship, but more importantly totally disconnected from myself. I did not know if she could help but I was desperate to develop a relationship with myself and I was willing to try anything! Not only have I attending one on one counselling, but a couples session and one of her women’s Sacred Sexuality workshops. In all these circumstances Waratah provided a safe, sacred space that was judgement free, no matter what was said (or not said!). In each moment, no matter what was going on within myself, I felt I was the most precious and important being in the ‘space’ she created for me. It is my opinion that Waratah has played a very important role in my own personal journey that has brought me to a place in my own life where I am beginning to appreciate myself for who I am on the inside, discover my own personal power, and connect to myself and an excitement for life that has been unprecedented for me. This has flowed to those who I interact with, which is an added bonus! I am in a completely unknown territory and I look forward to having Waratah as one of my supports in the future as I jump feet first into who I am. Words do not express the deep gratitude I feel, or how highly I regard her involvement in my healing and self-discovery.
Sandra, 45

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