Ancha is a powerful visionary, soul nurturer, metaphysical mentor, aquabliss re-birther, inspirational midwife, meditation teacher and multi-faceted healer. She knows how to re-birth a new You from the inside out!
As a cancer survivor of 23 years who used solely natural healing modalities to effect a cure, her extensive studies have led her to design a broad-based but deeply integrated program of leading self-detox retreats to help heal the body, mind and spirit as well as empower individuals through their inner explorations.
Ancha weaves many healing modalities skillfully and even offers a lovely guest home for seriously focused candidates to retreat at Spirit Lake Hermitage so that they can delve further into themselves. This retreat would be for deep healing, rejuvenation or simply to learn how to re-prioritize life to reach vibrant health, both inside and out, while allowing your newly-found creative expression to flow freely.
Ancha supports your inner journey's explorations with an exquisite selection of offerings that include:
Facials, massage, reflexology
flower body wraps
Sound healing (acutonic forks and Tibetan singing bowls,)
Chakra readings and alignments
Mentoring and integrative life coaching
Mandala and art therapy
Silent art retreats
Guidance on juice fasts based on Dr. Jesen's 7 day deepest tissue cleanse.
All offerings are suitable for youths, individuals, couples, families and groups. Explorative coaching is recommended by Ancha and offered by phone. The first 15 minutes are complimentary!
In her daily life, Ancha is a poet who feels that her art is her life! She loves to dream up deliciously feminine clothing, sculpt, paint and create sacred indoor and outdoor spaces. For 38 years, Ancha has been a Montessori curriculum designer and teacher for kindergarten through 12th grade. She is also the creator and leader of international youth empowerment workshops focused exclusively on "celebrating life's diversity and oneness through inner and global awareness as an adventure through fine arts and consciousness".
"Allow yourself to open to the possibility that reality is not what we have come to believe." - Ancha Nitya
What students of all ages have to say about Ancha: "SHE IS MY BESTEST TECHER EVER, I LOVE TO PLAY WITH HER, SHE IS LIKE A RAINBOW!" 8 year old Kelsey B. "It is Ancha's Care for Life's details and sacredness which inspires her to make life heavenly." T.S. "Ancha is the EMBODIMENT OF FLOWING CREATIVITY - Empowering those willing to trust." H.M. "ANCHA, KNOWS HOW TO HELP US SHOW BIG PEOPLE THAT WE ARE ARTISTS TOO!" 13 y. old Sam F. "Ancha is definitely a 'Switched on and Lit Up Lady'! She never ceases to inspire us all!"" "Deepest openings into the Invisible realms, Ancha totally changed my perspective and how I experience life!" M.N.
In her 20's, Ancha graduated from the Institut Pedagogic in Lausanne, Switzerland as a Certified Educator, Counselor, Montessori Curriculum Designer and Teacher for K-12. She also studied with Krishnamurti in Switzerland, and studied English and Metaphysics at Oxford in England before moving to the United States in 1981.
In her 30's, Ancha studied w/ Eknath Easwaran in California, who was the first Indian professor to teach Meditation as a college course at U.C. Berkeley. She also started TAGA or Textile Arts and Global Awareness: an International Dialogue through the Arts Youth to Youth. This is a self-empowerment program weaving scholarship-building on a child to child basis through their artistic cooperation to change their world!
In her 40's, Ancha became a certified Wizard from "AVATAR" in Florida. She also undertook an an in depth training in self-discovery and healing through personal empowerment and studied Kundalini Yoga, Conscious Pregnancy & Soul Wisdom at the Kundalini Research Institute in New Mexico.
Ancha also completed most coursework required for the Aquatic Healing Arts and Massage Certification at Harbin Hot Springs. After experiencing healing from breast cancer by natural means, Ancha started Women Empowerment Circles to share her wisdom and that of other wise women.
In her 50's, Ancha studied at Chopra University in California and traveled to India to deepen her understanding of meditation and related spiritual techniques with Dr. Frawley, a world-renowned yoga, ayurveda, vedanta & Vedic astrology master.
Gifted land by a deeply grateful client, Ancha's childhood vision is on its way to manifestation as she created, designed and built Spirit Lake Hermitage as a sanctuary for the Evolution of Consciousness.
Ancha is serving her own local community and those coming to the Hermitage in retreat from all over the world by offering programs focused on self-transformation and empowerment through art and consciousness exploration, for the evolution of our human consciousness !
Spirit Lake Hermitage welcomes children, youths, women, couples, and families, either individually or in small groups. Our offerings are especially helpful for those with EMF sensitives in need of digital detox retreats, and for all others seeking rejuvenation of their body, mind and soul.
Spirit Lake Hermitage is perched on hill facing endless mountain views. It overlooks a small garden and is situated above Spirit Lake, with an orchard and a developing permaculture gardens located on the right and facing South.
The lovely and spacious circular Great Room in our Hermitage. The facility also features an exceptional metaphysical and spiritual library, cozy couches, a soap stone fire place, world musical instruments, and inspiring art to delight your senses! This beautiful space is surrounded by huge deck to which the glass doors remain open from May to October to enjoy warmth. You can also hear the delightful murmur of a waterfall and the natural musical treat of frogs and crickets that everyone who visits is in awe about!