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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Welcome to November~ Time is such a mysterious thing, passing by at times in the blink of an eye.  I hope that this beautiful autumn season has you all filled with a sense of peace and presence in your lives.  Darker days, cooler temperatures, and the magnificent colors of the leaves on the trees.  Things shifting into the inward season, a wonderful time for reflection, and of course a time of great transition and shifts for us all. A few people have asked me about my newsletters being missed, and I want to apologize for not being more regular with them, life has been very full, and honoring my downtime has been key for balance to my being.   Life is very beautiful right now, heart awareness is flowing strongly through me, and I am enjoying all of the openings that the universe is bringing. I am excited to announce a few new offerings from Ananda Ayurveda.  As many of you know I had been taking part in an Ayurvedic Counseling Course.  I finished in July and have been working with clients steadily since.  It has been a beautiful journey of deepening self discovery, and powerful inner healing for both myself and my clients.  For more information visit the section on it down below.  I am also happy to announce that I have a few new products to offer, I will be carrying beautiful Therapeutic Essential Oils from YoungLiving, as well as Planetary Oils from Enlightened Living Enterprises, both extremely powerful, soothing and healing for our bodies and spirits, for more information feel free to email, or to call me....

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