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

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


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)

Yoga For Your Soul

Yoga Classes
Wednesday’s at Harmony Yoga: 4:30-6:00
All Levels Welcome
Hatha Yoga-Mixed Level Classes
Call 250 597 3973 for more information.

Yoga Offerings

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.


Online Workshops

Beautiful Offerings Supporting Growth, Evolution and Transformation.

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Healing Light Yoga

Powerful, Transformative, Heart Opening


Healing Light Yoga- Releasing Habits With Subtle Movement

Healing Light Yoga

Marma Therapy

“My bodywork sessions with 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

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

Gift Certificates

Available for all services, in person and by distance
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Soul Nourishment

    Namaste Happy December. As many of you know, Ayurveda really is the knowledge of our connection to nature; our own personal nature as well as the nature of the universe.  I find that December is a wonderful time to embrace the natural cycles of our being as we deepen our experience of our own inward journey.  In the northern hemisphere the nights become longer and darker, which helps to foster the sense of hibernation; slowing down, taking rest and allowing all to be exactly as it is.  For many of us the season shifts to winter, which is often cold and dry (Vata Dosha). Nourish and nurture are two of my key words at this time.  It feels so good to honour my sacred self with sweetness, love and gentle routine, to not force but to gently surrender to the moment- listening and accepting all that life is. Life has been full, wonderfully full-  Yoga classes are now held at 2 different locations.  Monday evenings are at Yum Yoga Studio in Cowichan Bay, 4:30-6:00. Wednesday’s are in the lovely chapel at Providence Farm, also 4:30-6:00.  Both spaces are beautiful, and the classes are an opportunity to deepen your relationship with yourself and your body. As always I am offering beautiful and wonderful Bodywork Therapies, so soothing and nurturing, conscious healing, on such deep levels- in a very gentle heart opening space.  Consultations, Ayurvedic Counselling, Tarot Readings, and Jyotish Astrology are also available.  As are gift certificates for anything that I offer.  Nourishing The Soul December is a time of darkness, deep reflection, and a wonderful opportunity to rest, restore and care for your self....

Enhance Your Sleep With Yoga

  Namaste, Happy September:)  I hope that this past summer has been full of abundance and bliss for you all.  My life has been wonderfully full.  I am so blessed to live in such an amazing community where my business and my life is complemented by so many amazing beings.  The sun has been shining a lot, and the rays of light have touched all the areas of my life, there is expansion and growth in all things. I have been blessed to be supported by music and nature during my outdoor yoga classes at Providence Farm, and our new Yoga Wellness Professional Course that integrates Ayurveda and Yoga has started .  I am also part of a Yogini Collective, and we are offering a wonderful morning of Yoga For The Coast, on September 20, there is more info below if you would like to donate from afar, and please come join us if you are local. There is so much happening. I am excited to announce that in October my Monday Yoga classes will be held at Yum Yoga Studio in Cowichan Bay, 4:30-6:00. Wednesday’s will continue at the chapel at Providence Farm, also 4:30-6:00.  We will be at Providence both days in September- outside in the Orchard if the weather holds, and in the chapel if it’s cool and/or wet. As always I am offering beautiful and wonderful Bodywork Therapies, so soothing and nurturing, conscious healing, on such deep levels- in a very gentle heart opening space.  Consultations, Ayurvedic Counselling, Tarot Readings, and Jyotish Astrology are also available. This is a long newsletter this month- A good portion of it is dedicated to...

A Blog Tour-Navigating The Writing Path- From Start To Finish

    Namaste It’s a beautiful day here in Cowichan Bay, British Columbia.  The sun is shining, the sea is calm, and a vibrant and peaceful energy fills the air.  All in all it is a beautiful day to do some writing.  I am going to do something a little different today, I have been asked by a colleague of mine, dating and relationship coach Lisa Hache-Maguire, to take part in a “Blog Tour” (sponsored by IC Publishing– which you can follow via #ICBlogTour). It’s a great chance to share how the creative process flows through me in my writings that I share with you all. Here we go How Do You Start Your Writing Project? For Example: (where do you find inspiration? Do you outline? Do you jump right into the writing? Do you do all of your research first? ) Beginnings often start with the ending of something. In my case my writing projects often start from the bottom up.  When I sit down to write my mind is often like a blank canvas, I am not exactly sure what is going to come out, or know how things will manifest. A lot of my writing is done in the form of monthly newsletters, where I include things like recipes and events, so I often start there. Taking something basic and clear- like a recipe often gives me the foundation for my creative flow.  As I see the words on the page- most often with a picture or two, things start to gel together for me, and then the true creative energy just seems to whirlwind and flow, and the true message of...