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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The Fire Of The Soul

  Namaste, Happy June.  I hope wherever you are that your spring has been bright and filled with light. Life is moving along here in Cowichan Bay, and I am fully enjoying the longer days and the brightness that seems to infuse my soul in the summertime. The sunlight and the warmer weather seems to brighten everything.   There is lots going on and happening in my world, life is full, but very integrated and peace is everywhere, even in any challenges that arise.  I have a busy month and summer coming up.  I am off to Michigan next week to co-facilitate a Clinical Intensive For Ayurvedic Practitioner Students.  As always it is going to be such an honour to work with my teacher, Dr.Paul Dugliss, and with so many of the students I have been working with online.  There is also a wonderful new course- Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers that I have been co-creating with some amazing beings- See more info down below and please feel free to share the link with any one you know that may be interested. Overall life is good, and I am enjoying the flow of all things. When I have down time I enjoy the magic of being, and when things are busy it feels exciting and invigorating to be taken by the flow. I am as always in awe and gratitude of life and its expression. What a gift. What an experience. Its a powerful time to be alive, and I feel so blessed to be connected to such a beautiful community of beings, near and far.   photo credit to: Robert...

Integrated Manifestations

    Namaste Has it really been 3 months since I sent out a newsletter?  Time sure flies by when you are having fun… although it hasn’t been all fun and games.  I asked for some movement in February- I was ready to fly- and I sure did.  A month of deep cleansing on a physical level, and movement as well.  March was blissfully supported surrender in Hawaii, and April has been really about integrating that surrender into my practical life.  All in all an extremely powerful new year, and one that has been full of listening, accepting and allowing.  There has been lots of transformation happening, and with the shifts, has come great growth- if we don’t let go of the old, how can the new flourish? Some of the amazing things I have experienced in the last few months- Facing my Deepest Fears Scuba Diving In British Columbia in a BLIZZARD, Scuba Diving in beautiful warm water while whales sing around me, snorkeled surrounded by dolphins, Watched the Manta Ray Ballet beneath the sea, became and auntie, held a successful and enlightening creative wellness retreat, and lived, laughed, cried and loved. Yoga Classes have moved location to Providence Farm Chapel, They are still on  Mondays, and Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00, we are inside now, but the gardens will be a lovely place to practice once the warmer weather sets in.  It is a beautiful space that resonates with amazing energy, and we have been blessed to have some wonderful local musicians come and play for us on Monday’s.  Yes that is right LIVE MUSIC MONDAYS– its wonderful to practice to...

It’s Time To Fly

  Namaste Happy February:)  It has been a long time since I have been in touch- I have missed you all:) Things are good, wonderfully abundant and full.  I feel deep connection with my work, with my community, with my family. Life is amazing in the way that it flows and directs us exactly where we need to be and to go.  It’s hard to remember that when we feel challenged, but everything is a stepping stone on our magical journey in this life.  My intention in this coming year has been to expand further, to take leaps of faith and to dive into life.  The only box or restraint that there is, exists in my mind.   As I spread my wings wide I am so excited to see what will open for me as I welcome all and everything that comes.  Of course I need to find the time and space to encourage this growth.  There are so many things that I desire to do, to create and to live.   I feel fresh and ready to move into the next period of growth and transformation.  I also feel tremendously supported by my community, those here in the Cowichan Valley, and around the world.  I am so honoured and blessed to know all of you, and the energy you share with me is felt and appreciated. News and Upcoming Events There is lots of exciting news this month.  Remember that documentary I filmed almost 2 years ago?  Well it is finally out!  Yippee!  I can’t believe it, I am so excited.  If you do have television it begins...