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.

Lauren Hasserjian

Lauren Hasserjian

Office Manager

Lauren first began her Ayurvedic journey through the “Sociology of Health and Medicine” course at UCSC.  She then became an intern with Santa Cruz Ayurveda for one year, and is now working as our Office Manager and Writer.  For Lauren, Ayurveda is about bringing out your most authentic self through lifestyle and daily practice.  She considers the ancient spiritual and medicinal wisdom of Ayurveda to be a divine blessing which has brought her healing, strength and happiness in all aspects of her life.  Lauren has a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is passionate about providing accessible Ayurvedic knowledge and healthcare to the world.