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welcome to
Anam Cara Ministries 

However you found your way to this place

and whatever brought you here, you are welcome!

This is a space for tending the interior life.

This is where the art of compassionate curiosity

and truth witnessing is practised.

This is where body, mind and spirit are honoured

because everything belongs.

May you find here

welcome for the seeker,

hospitality for the soul,

companioning for the journey we call Life.



"In everyone's life, there is a great need for
an anam cara, a soul friend.
In this love you are understood as you are
without mask or pretension...
Love allows understanding to dawn...
where you are understood,
you are at home."

Anam Cara

John O'Dononhue

Anam Cara comes from the Celtic and literally translates as Soul Friend. It has its roots in the ancient tradition of being accompanied on the journey of life with a "Friend of the Soul". The Soul Friend holds space for the Seeker and gently explores with the Seeker what God - however the Seeker has encountered God - might be speaking into his/her life.

In Anam Cara Ministries, this accompaniment is offered as Soul Tending.


Anam Cara Ministries

Anam Cara Ministries
Soul Tending

Soul Tending

Soul Tending is a safe space where you and I can explore what God, however you encounter the Divine, is speaking into your life as you experience it in your body, mind, and spirit. The aim of Soul Tending is to nurture and bring into unity your relationship with God, with others and with yourself.

Soul Tending is not, nor is it meant to replace counselling, psychotherapy or life/career coaching. My practice interweaves spiritual direction with elements of psychological process and somatic awareness. Each session may focus on one or more of these aspects, depending on what will facilitate greater awareness, understanding and integration of body, mind and spirit for you. 

Modes & Rates

Modes & Rates


Online sessions are held over Zoom:

60 minutes:   $150.00

75 minutes:   $187.50

90 minutes:   $225.00

in person

In-person sessions are held at 

San Damiano Franciscan Centre.

These rates include the booking fee for

the use of the premises.

60 minutes:   $180.00

75 minutes:   $225.00

90 minutes:   $270.00

Book a Session

Book a Session
The First Session

If you are booking your first exploratory session, please do the following:


  1. Fill out this Introduction Form where you can introduce yourself and share what you are hoping for from the session.

  2. Choose the mode:
    Online New - for a weekday online session 
    In Person New - for a Saturday session in person at San Damiano Franciscan Retreat Centre

  3. Click the corresponding button below. You will be directed to a Calendly booking page and an email will be sent to your email address with the options for a 60/75/90 minute session and the respective payment links. Please note that your booking is confirmed only upon receipt of payment.

If you would prefer a weekday slot during office hours, please drop me a note on the Contact page below.


Subsequent Sessions

If you are already on a Soul Tending Journey, you are welcome to book your next session by selecting and clicking one of the buttons below. You will be directed to the regular Calendly booking page and an email will be sent to your email address with the options for a 60/75/90 minute session and the respective payment links. Please note that your booking is confirmed only upon receipt of payment.

upcoming events


Who do you say
             I am?

In the interior journey, we pay attention to matters of identity, authenticity and congruence. We are constantly being invited to (re-)discover, (re-)claim and live into our core identity and our place in relation to God (however we know the Divine), others and all of creation at ever deepening levels.

Who are you?

What do you hear God say you are?

How does what you hear land in your spirit?

I invite you to come for one or both half-day retreats in February and March to open a space within to listen deeply and anchor in your God-given identity amidst all that is distressing, confusing and overwhelming in the world and in our lives today. You will have the option of walking the labyrinth, using art and/or engaging in somatic practice to support your prayer.

Who Do You Say I Am?

Beginning with Beloved

17 February 2024


Using Jan Richardson's poem of the same title as a springboard, 

we take time to reflect on

where we are in the journey of intimacy and union with God, ourselves and all of creation.

Beloved is what we return to again and again until we realise its truth in every fibre of our being.

What flows from this place is life.

Half-day Labyrinth Retreats FebMar2024_e

Listening to the Heartbeat of God

16 March 2024


Common to Hebrew Rabbinic teaching, Celtic spirituality and mystics like Teilhard de Chardin and Meister Eckhart is the primacy of listening for the heartbeat of God in daily life. Where is God speaking to you today? How is God’s heart meeting yours? What is the ache and the longing inside you that never seems to go away? 


Lifesprings Canossian Spirituality Centre

100 Jalan Merbok



07.30a.m. - 11.30 a.m.


Max 12 pax per Retreat


Twin Bundle [$250.00]

2 Retreats @ $125/session

Single Session [$150.00]

Thank you for your interest. This retreat is at present fully subscribed. Please leave your contact details here and we will contact you should a spot become available.

Cancellation policy:

If you are unable to attend a session you have booked and paid for, you may choose to EITHER transfer the booking

OR receive 50% refund per session cancelled up to 10 days before the date; no refunds thereafter.


Marcus F.

 I was in a search of two things that seemed incompatible with a secular life containing endless chatter:
quiet and insight.
Edwina’s accompaniment was a helpful blend of precisely those two things. She carried a silence into our reflections and then wisely teased out the heart of the issues that I was grappling with. Indeed, Edwina speaks to the heart because she speaks from it. I repeatedly found encouragement, and strength in her sincere words and thoughtful direction. 

Priscilla C.

Edwina is extremely knowledgeable and an expert in her line of work. Each soul-tending session or activity (e.g Labyrinth) is led with gentleness and compassion. I enjoy the organic growth and authenticity of our conversations during those sessions. I most appreciate the safe space to share and to be given practical approaches and resources that would allow me to grow more holistically and authentically. I always feel well-equipped and cared for after every session with Edwina, and I always look forward to every session with her.

Rachel K.

It has been a gift to be accompanied by Edwina on the journey. Her empathy, non-judgment and ability to listen deeply have comforted and gently challenged me in the best ways possible through different seasons of life. As an embodiment of what it means to be a vessel of the Lord, she has guided me to see God’s goodness and faithfulness anew!

Vincent T.

Edwina easily grasped my sharing and directed me compassionately with useful frameworks that I could practise myself. Her temperament and knowledge in integrating the workings of the mind, body and spirit is truly a gift!


an ode to anam cara

Edwina’s presence

is hard to describe
She enkindles in our sessions
wisdom, beauty, and light.

Edwina's insights
always catch me by surprise
She is gentle yet firm
humorous but so wise.

With Edwina, my soul knows
we are safe and held
and we dare go to the dark places
because we feel deeply felt. 


Thank you, Edwina, for the gift of life anew

I hope more will encounter the divine through you. 

Mariel C.


Edwina Yeow

Edwina has been guiding, companioning and encouraging spiritual seekers for over 25 years.

She has a Masters of Arts (Theological Studies) from Broken Bay Institute, Australia, a Masters of Social Science (Counseling) from Edith Cowan University, Australia, and is a certified Labyrinth Facilitator from Veriditas. Edwina also trained in retreat giving and spiritual direction at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre, Wales.


Edwina is the founder of Anam Cara Ministries and a sought-after soul guide in Singapore. She is known for her unique, interdisciplinary, whole-person approach to soul tending which helps people of different ages and backgrounds to enter the holy ground within and encounter God-Beyond-All-Names.

About me

Contact Me

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