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 a board certified Ayurvedic Doctor by National Ayurvedic Medical Association, USA after earning a masters degree from Mount Madonna Institute, College of Ayurveda in 2012.

His signature evidence-based Gut Healing Protocol, which is intended to heal the community one gut at a time, integrates yoga, meditation, and pranayama (yogic breathing exercise) based on his dedicated studentship of Yoga and Ayurveda for a holistic result.

Amy White

Amy White

CMT Certified Massage Therapist

Amy White has provided massage therapy to the California coast for over ten years. She initially studied at Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts, and in the last decade 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.

Sydni Hughes

Sydni Hughes

Office Manager

Sydni is a certified nutritional health coach that studied nutrition and Ayurveda at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. She currently runs her own coaching business that focuses on healing the root cause of disease while also maintaining the fundamentals of Ayurveda. While pursuing a more in depth education in Ayurveda, she has become increasingly passionate in helping people find an individual healing practice. She began working with Manish at SC Ayurveda and together the two are working hard to expand the wellness community and make Ayurveda accessible to everyone. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, she has a passion for the ocean and all things nature. She strives to help people find their inner power and heal in a holistic, authentic way that is true to human nature.