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

The Embodied Woman

The Embodied Woman-

A 7 Month Journey Into The Heart Of The Divine Feminine

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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

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

Healing Light Yoga

Powerful, Transformative, Heart Opening

NEXT SERIES BEGINNING October 28, 2017

Healing Light Yoga- Balance Your Life

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

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

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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Namaste December is here, and we are coming upon the darkest time of the year, yet it is also a time of great celebration and deep connections.  A time to celebrate our love for our loved ones and our community as a whole, whether near or far. This beautiful, cold month is a wonderful time to  honour the quiet voice of nature and to let our bodies rest a little bit more than normal.  Take notice, and see if you are pushing yourself to get things done, and listen to what your inner voice tells you.  Trust that what needs to be done, will get done.  It has been beautiful here on the West Coast, clear, bright and filled with sunshine.  The sea lions are barking, the light of the morning and evening sky is filled with colour, and the energy is peaceful and full. I have many announcements this month, there really are so many wonderful things going on.   If you scroll down to the end of the newsletter you will see the special events happening  (A wonderful yoga fundraiser and wellness raffle for the Philippines,  and A new Healing Light Yoga Therapy Class that begins in January, and of course Gift Certificates for Christmas).  Also, I am excited to announce that the documentary I filmed in 2012 is finally being released on February 3, 2014- there will be much more information on that coming soon. Life has been wonderful here at Ananda Ayurveda, lots moving, and shifting as we continue to grow.   The new space is beautiful and has been infused with such powerful healing...

Ayurvedic Tips For Late Fall/Early Winter

As we move into the Vata season of late fall and early winter.  I thought that it would be a great time to share some tips to help us keep balanced .  I have shared some of these practices before, but its always good to have a reminder. And of course there are many other practices that enable well being during the winter season.  These are just a few of my favourites:) Dry Brushing (Garshana) A wonderful way to reduce Kapha and ama.  This is a wonderful home practice to do in the morning, before your self oil massage and/or shower.  I am also now offering it in tandem with an Ayurvedic Abyhanga Massage. It has so many benefits: It stimulates the lymph system which boosts the immune system It increases circulation to the skin (our largest organ) It removes dead skin cells which helps to eliminate toxins and open the pores It reduces cellulite and fat. Natural raw silk gloves  (available at Ananda Ayurveda) are a beautiful natural way to exfoliate.  A dry bristle brush can also work, but be gentle, we are not trying to scrape the skin.  To do this, softly massage the body while wearing the glove, make sure you include the face, and allow the strokes to move towards the heart.  Feel free to do some big circles on your belly and your lower back.  Take time, and enjoy. Daily Self Massage An important practice at any time of year.  This self massage is deeply grounding, very nurturing, and balances all of the dhatu’s (tissues) that make up our body.  This regular practice helps relieve...

Subtle Intention- Vibrations of Surrender

Namaste, Autumn is beaming its soft, gentle light upon us now, and with the weather shifting into the deeper, darker nights there seems to be a release to the natural rhythm of inward reflection.  Harvest season is slowing down, and the abundance of all the beautiful food and dreams we planted in the spring are being enjoyed, while at the same time there seems to be space to plant new seeds, to create new intentions that can marinate as we settle into our winter cocoons. Its been an amazing summer and fall, so much has been moving, in every sense of the word.  I haven’t even had space to sit and be with all of the flow, it has just carried me away, and amazingly enough I have been so supported with an abundance of energy, of health, of all things really.  It has been wonderful to just let go and relax, even when there hasn’t been time to physically do that. It’s been joyful to watch the manifestations of dreams bloom within my being, and to see this energy move out into the world.  It’s been freeing to let go of the thoughts, and to just trust the process of life, and see it unfold before me, as I just move in tandem with it.  And now, as things settle a bit, in my new home and in my body, the vibrations have space to move out, and to release the ama (toxins- emotional, physical and energetic) that has been shaken up in these past few months.  I honour the space to plant new seeds, to see what...
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