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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October Newsletter- Peace With What Is

  Namaste, I hope this email finds you comfortably in the flow of the autumn season.  Its been a while since I last checked in, and I apologize for that. Vibrations are high, things have been extremely abundant (in all ways), and time has just flown by.  Change is all around and its been a surprisingly grounded, yet fast flow of energy. I am excited to announce that we have moved into a new home in Cowichan Bay (about 10 minutes from The Hawthorn).  It’s a very different space, and it vibrates deeply with its own expansive and peaceful healing energy.  We are blessed to see the ocean from our living area, and with all the rain of the past week, many beautiful rainbows too.  Ananda Ayurveda will be opening its doors here on Monday, October 7, in a beautiful, light filled space on the ground floor- There is a separate entrance, a beautiful bathroom with a shower if needed, and the space radiates peace and joy.  Pictures to come soon, as we are in the process of painting.  It feels wonderful to be by the seaside, and I even get to walk to teach my yoga classes. There has been lots happening in life, on a personal and business level, and I have a few new offerings to share with you in the next few weeks, as well as the continuation of all my existing services.  A few months ago I asked for expansion.  Well when you ask, the universe does provide, and I know there is much, much more to come.  On Saturday, October 12, I am...

August Newsletter- Riding The Waves of Change

  Namaste, I hope that you are all enjoying a bountiful and beautiful summer.  It has been glorious here in the Cowichan Valley, so much sunshine and light, fresh breezes, and just lately a little bit of rain to feed the gardens and the forests.   As I sit outside on my deck writing this, I feel so grateful for the warmth, and space that summer offers.    The gardens are abundant this year, a jungle of growing food, delightful to the eyes, and filled with nutrients and taste for the body.  My favorite sight is the huge pink dahlia that greets me when I walk through the gates.  It reflects the beauty of the heart chakra expanding, so alive, open and breathtaking.  Life is amazing. Summer has not only been filled with abundance in the garden and sunshine, but there has been abundance in work as well.  Things have been buzzing here at Ananda Ayurveda, a steady flow of clients, old and new, and powerful transformations are occurring.  Not only have I been blessed with fulfillment in practice, I feel the strength of connections in community, in my friendships, and in the beautiful faces I see at yoga every week.  Not only do I get to experience teaching outside next to the ocean in a serene setting twice a week, I am touched by the presence of all of the yogi’s (new and experienced) that shine their spirits bright on Monday’s and Wednesday’s.  What a gift and an honour it is to be able to share my time with everyone.  To teach, to learn, to express, and to...

July Newsletter- Comfortable With Uncertainty

Namaste I hope this newsletter finds you in a beautiful space, wherever that may be.  I can’t believe it is already almost July, what a full, and busy summer it has been.  I have been blessed with lots of physical flow in my life so far this summer, so enjoying the travelling and connections with friends and clients.  This travel has allowed me to embrace the strength of the city, and the also the amazing depth of knowledge of so many Ayurvedic Practitioners, and Doctors, at the AAPNA conference in Vancouver a few weeks ago.   Just to be balanced out with the quiet calm connections of community and deep natural beauty at Quadra Island last week.  Such different places, and energies, both filled with exactly what I needed at the time.  I am excited to be doing further travel this summer in August, teaching a Yoga and Ayurveda Course in Portland, Maine.  I can’t wait to spend the time with my mentor as well as share in spreading the knowledge with the students, there is space available if anyone is interested, and it can be done online too:) Things as always are lush and beautiful here at the Hawthorn, we have been blessed with our early planting, eating abundantly from the garden already- Beets, Carrots, Peas, Broccoli and more greens than you can imagine:)  We even have some small tomatoes on our early plants.  I feel as the seeds from the garden produce, so too are the seeds planted in my being.  Movement is starting to stir inside, and the spaciousness is beginning to show its potential.  I...