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 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

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.

Aly Miller

Aly Miller

Office Manager

Aly is a writer, certified Yoga Instructor and a Reiki Practitioner. She received her BA in Religious Studies (with a focus on comparative mythology, religion and ecology, and feminist spirituality) from Skidmore College in New York State, and loves learning about various cultures, religions, and systems of healing from around the world. She believes in the power of Ayurveda to inspire wellness for individuals, communities, and the world at large. We are grateful to have her help run the office smoothly and write some of our blog posts and newsletters.