Who Are We?

Manish Chandra

Manish Chandra

Founder, Ayurvedic Doctor

Growing up in Nepal, Manish was exposed to Ayurveda from an early age, creating a foundation for his deep connection to this time tested medical system. He combines the traditional system of Ayurveda with modern biological system’s approach to health and healing.

Manish is recognized as an Ayurvedic Doctor by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, USA after earning a masters degree from Mount Madonna Institute, College of Ayurveda in 2012.

His signature Gut Healing Protocol, which is intended to heal the community one gut at a time, integrates yoga and pranayama based on his dedicated studentship of Yoga and Ayurveda for a holistic result. Monthly workshops on Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Cooking are a local favorite with many participants joining every month. Ayurvedic Massage (Abhayanga) is offered by his team as a compliment to his consultations and programs.

 

Amy White

Amy White

CMT Certified Massage Therapist and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor

Amy White has provided massage therapy to the California coast for over six years. She initially studied at Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts, and in the past five years has tapped into the ancient healing science of Ayurveda at Mount Madonna Institute. Her experience with Ayurvedic bodywork has been profound healing & deep inner peace. She has been recognized as one of Santa Cruz’s best massage therapists. Amy’s attention to detail and warm nature is apparent in her work. Her aim with abhyanga is to bring balance, bliss and awareness to body & soul. It is her honor and intent to help others heal themselves holistically.

Zoe Latzer

Zoe Latzer

Office Manager & Writer

From a young age in her life Zoë found a deep passion for Yoga and Ayurveda. Zoë has a BA from University of California, Santa Cruz. She has had a deep practice of Ayurveda for over 8 years now. Zoë first learned about Ayurveda in her travels in a medicinal plant course in Guatemala. She has had continued practice with Ayurveda in her first 200hr yoga teacher training in 2014. She completed her second 200hr in January 2019. Zoë is a yoga teacher and writer. She is passionate about facilitating personal and societal growth. She believes Ayurveda is a format for understanding our bodies, our emotions, and our minds and creating a deeper community that is more connected. Zoë’s yoga classes are a blend of meditation and learning, strengthening and softening, flowing and alignment. She strives to create a class that incites heat, as it progresses and builds upon themes of mobility, strength, and flexibility.

200hr RYT Guatemala

200hr RYT Santa Cruz Yoga