Ananda Ayurveda

Bringing Balance To Your Being

About Asrael

It is rare that you find a combination of deep compassion, clear insightful mind, and profound intuition in the same individual. Asrael is such a rare being. She offers not only the wisdom of ancient techniques, rather also the council of a women wise beyond her years.”~ Dr.Paul Dugliss

About Asrael

Working With Asrael

One of the most profound ways to encourage lasting change in our lives is to work together in a committed and connected way.  Drawing on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, the subtle energetics of spirit, and the deep intuitive knowledge of her being, Asrael can create a unique package that will serve you on your journey to wellness.  Call Asrael to set up a time to connect and see if she can support your journey to health, well-being and self realization.

Working Together

Blissful Bodywork

“My massages by Asrael over the years have been full of relaxation, pleasure and profound healing. Her gentle and grounded presence creates a safe place to explore and release emotional blocks. I have found her depth of knowledge of healing traditions and intuitive guidance to be immensely helpful to me during times of transition. Asrael’s loving touch is nurturing and restorative. I would absolutely recommend a blissful treatment by Asrael.”- (A.B. Cobble Hill, Canada)
Body Therapies

Yoga For Your Soul

Yoga Classes
Monday’s At Yum Yoga, Cowichan Bay: 4:30-6:00
Wednesday’s at Harmony Yoga: 4:30-6:00
All Levels Welcome
Hatha Yoga-Mixed Level Classes
Live Music Mondays, and Yoga Outside in the spring and summer
Call 250 597 3973 for more information.

Yoga Offerings

Healing Light Yoga

Powerful, Transformative, Heart Opening

NEXT SERIES BEGINNING March 12, 2016

Healing Light Yoga

Ayurvedic Integrative Counselling

Working with Asrael has brought significant changes into the way I am experiencing my life. She has helped me understand myself in a loving and natural way. I have gained insight into certain energetic patterns and belief structures I had previously held, and with her help I have found great relief, understanding, and peace. “- Amanda

Counselling

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultations

“I have found working with Asrael transformative in making changes to my diet and lifestyle through Ayurvedic practices. Her sweet and compassionate nature makes it easy to explore areas of personal and spiritual growth.”
~ Deb C. (Duncan BC)
Consultations

Jyotish Astrology

Jyotish Astrology, or Vedic Astrology, can give insight into some of the key psychospiritual issues in one’s life. By understanding the birthchart, and learning how to work with the energies of the planets, one can grow, heal and flow into the potential they were born with.

Astrology

What Is Ayurveda

Ayurveda- The Knowledge Of Life

Ayurveda, The Knowledge of Life, is an ancient healing system that focuses on creating and maintaining health and happiness, through balance in mind, body and spirit.   Unlike western medicine, Ayurveda is based on the belief that we are not just physical beings, but are also expressions of energy, or consciousness.   According to this belief, the treatments take place on many different levels, creating holistic balance.

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Instead of “catching something”, like a cold, a disease, or mental state, Ayurveda sees illness, as a manifestation of imbalance. Rather than immediately using medicine to treat the problem, Ayureda moves deeper in, addressing the root causes, not only the symptoms; whether it be physical, energetic or emotional. The treatments often consist of working with lifestyle choices, body therapies and inner energies to create health. You may have heard of your Ayurvedic Type, or Dosha, a combination of elements that are found in all things. Ayurvedic belief is that each of us has a unique constitution, yet underneath we are all connected. This unique constitution leads us each to have a different way of creating balance, and healing in our lives. The 3 dosha’s are Vata (air/space), Pitta (fire/water) and Kapha (water/earth). A person, with more vata, energy may be thinner, very talkative, anxious, or “airy”. A person with lots of Pitta energy may be very athletic, goal oriented, fiery and generous. Kapha energy is more soft, and slow, exhibiting itself as sweet, easy going, heavier, and sometimes lazy. It is important to remember that in the west we often exhibit imbalances, so what Dosha we think we are, may in actuality be an imbalance that we have created over years of patterning, and living a certain way. These dosha’s are connected to everything, from seasons, to times of day, from the emotional body, to the physical. To discover your Dosha, and what your imbalances may be, visit an Ayurvedic Practitioner, who will take your pulse, look at your tongue, and even your natal birth chart. They may prescribe you any number of things, from shifts in diet, to some yoga asana’s; starting small, to make big changes in your health and your happiness. Ayurveda relates to all things, affecting us on all different levels. Bringing balance as we create space in our lives and beings for peace, routine, and energy to discover who it is we are and what it is we need.

Contact Me

I can be reached by phone at

250 597 3973 or email

All of the work can be shared in person, or by distance (with the exception of Body Therapies)

Where are we located?

We are located in beautiful Cowichan Bay, British Columbia.  A serene and peaceful seaside village, that is infused with healing energy.  Its easy to find us, we are just a few minutes drive off the highway, easy to access if you are coming from Victoria or Nanaimo.  Call for directions and more information:)

Divine Gifts

Churna’s- Ayurvedic Spice Mixtures

100 % Organic, and Made with Love
Spices for each dosha, as well as a Korma Powder and Garam Masala
 

Silk Gloves For Daily Garshana

100% Raw Silk Gloves
Soft yet exfoliating- a beautiful tool for cleansing the skin and rejuvenating the body
 

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A Reflection On Being

  Namaste, I hope this email finds you all well and wonderful.  It seems like such a long time since I have shared with you all.  Much has been going on in my life- abundance, flow and deep enjoyment of all things that are arising.  This spring was filled with travel and teaching- We completed the  first Yoga Wellness Professional Course- and finished it off with an intensive in beautiful California- you can see pictures here, and I recently  returned from a well deserved rest in Hawaii. The world and life continues to move quickly around me, yet there is a sense of peace and calm that I am embracing in my life and my practice. Joy seems to be a current running through my mind and being these days- and of course gratitude for all and everything around me.  I am looking forward to sharing more with you all, and the world as a whole in the time to come.  We will be offering the Yoga Wellness Pro course again this September, its an amazing experience whether for personal growth or for sharing with your community.  I hope to also be announcing another session of Healing Light Yoga Therapy soon.  And of course I am drawn to creating some wonderful retreats in vibrant locations around the globe, just need to make the time to create.  I am also excited to announce that I have been featured as one of the Top 5 Ayurvedic Practitioners in the Vancouver Area– by Crowd Wellness-Stay tuned to all and everything new that will come. Yoga classes are still held in two beautiful places- Monday evenings are at Yum Yoga Studio...

Yoga And Ayurveda Wellness Pro Retreat

I wanted to share a few pictures from the 4 day Yoga Wellness Professional Retreat- A delightful moment to connect with students near and far, and for them to practice and share all the knowledge they have learned. What a magical time:) Photos by Asrael Zemenick and Samantha Mee Roses Are The Best Medicine More Flowers Beautiful days Beautiful Meadow By Our Home Kitchen Where We Cooked Ayurvedic Delights Georgia Taking Her Pulse Spring Time Palm Tree Love Bird Of Paradise View From The Deck Question Time For Students Hanging Out in the kitchen Topanga Beauty Teaching:) Consultation Practice Working With Students By Distance Always Enjoying Ourselves So blessed to be able to teach alongside my teacher Deck Flowers Delightful Pulse Practice Just Above The House Another Peaceful Meadow Teachers Taking A Break Beautiful Friends More Consultation Practice Refining The...

Keep Calm And Relax

  I am so excited to share with you this guest blog by  Samsara Mind and Body of London.    Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing system, still widely practiced today. It teaches that illness arises when the body is in a state of imbalance and, in order to maintain good health, we must ensure our energy systems are in sync with each other. These energy systems are known as the three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. The way in which the doshas interact directly affects your physical, mental and emotional health. In the modern would, we’re more prone to illnesses caused by stress and anxiety. The key to overcoming and preventing such issues lies within our ability to cope with the demands of everyday life. Here are some of the top tips, taken from the Ayurveda approach to health, to help you keep calm and relax: Make Time Each Day to Unwind and Relax Relaxation and meditation are both key to good health. In order to ensure balance between the three doshas, we must take time out of each day to unwind. Not only does the time out enable you to relax, but it can also help you gain mental clarity and gain an improved self-understanding. The benefits of meditation are far reaching, and have also been linked to the prevention of physical ailments (e.g. hypertension). Indulge in Ayurvedic Treatments A wide range of Ayurvedic treatments are available to help accelerate the process of achieving a balanced state and improve your ability to relax and unwind. Many of the treatments have been designed with relaxation in mind, and use...
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