About us

Services Included

All services are available under one roof, including consultations, massages, complete detox programs, Ayurvedic courses and workshops, as well as Jyotish and Vastu Counseling.


  • A consultation room
  • Rooms for Panchakarma, Ayurvedic massagesShirodhara, and other treatments
  • A herbal pharmacy with stocks of Ayuvedic therapeutic herbs, kitchen herbs and spices, organic products, herbal supplements, beauty products, medicinal oils, and personal hygiene products;
  • Bathroom facilities.

About Us

A Little more about Sunshine Ayurveda

Sunshine Ayurveda is run and owned by a team of experienced Ayurveda doctors and therapists who offer authentic Ayurveda services in the Sunshine Coast region.
They are committed to the application of ancient healing practices based on Ayurvedic principles to remedy modern diseases. Sunshine Ayurveda provides a comprehensive range of authentic Ayurveda treatments targeted to individual health care.

The treatments offered at at Sunshine Ayurveda are based on the Keralian Panchakarma procedures which can be used to manage and treat the symptoms of a wide variety of common diseases. These include, amongst others:

  • Autoimmune conditions– Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease
  • Cardiac disorders: hypertension, hypotension, palpitation, coronary/blood circulation disorders
  • Excretory system diseases: renal calculus, kidney stone, prostatitis, UTI
  • Gastrointestinal diseases: digestive disorder, acidity, constipation, colitis, hemorrhoids, hepatitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS
  • Joint problems: arthritis, spondylitis, gout, back pain, sciatica
  • Respiratory diseases: sinusitis, cough, hay fever, flu, allergic rhinitis
  • Children’s Health: lowered immunity, flu with cough, malnutrition, digestive health
  • Mental Health: addiction, depression, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Skin health: psoriasis, eczema, hair loss, acne, dermatitis
  • Women’s health: irregular periods, cysts and fibroids, sterility, endometriosis, menopause, PCOS, Dysmenorrhea


Many other health problems and disorders, not listed above, can also be treated and healed with a wide range of Ayurvedic medicines.

Why Sunshine Ayurveda?

A Natural Healing Centre

In the heart of the Sunshine Coast

Located in the heart of Sunshine Coast region and easily accessible;

Authentic Ayurvedic Herbs, Oil and Spices

Uses only authentic Ayurveda herbs, medicines and medicinal oils obtained from trusted suppliers in Kerala India;

Face-to-face | Online consultations Options

One on one consultation available at the clinic as well as phone and online consultation via Skype

Quality services at affordable rate

Quality Ayurveda services at affordable prices, including discounts for pensioners, students, and seniors;

Translation Available

Translations are available for Spanish, French, Hindi and Nepalese speakers.

Treatment by professionals

Treatment available in homely and spiritual atmosphere;

About Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

  • Experienced holistic doctor, healer, teacher, and writer
  • Specialized in Ayurvedic detox (Panchakarma)
  • Trained in India and Nepal, the original lands of Ayurveda
  • Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the Institute of Medicine at Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu.
  • Professional member of Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA)
  • Owner of Sunshine Ayurveda

Qualifications and experience

Dr. Ram Bhandari holds distinguished qualifications in Ayurvedic medicine from the most reputable universities and hospitals in India and Nepal. He won a competitive scholarship to study Ayurvedic medicine and completed six years of medical training in Kathmandu, Nepal.

He further augmented his medical degree with advanced training in Panchakarma at the Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Foundation, a Centre of Excellence in Kerala, Southern India.

After graduating, Dr. Bhandari was made a founding member and Panchakarma specialist in the largest Ayurvedic and Panchakarma private hospital in Nepal, the Ojus Ayurveda Hospital and Research Centre in Kathmandu.

Dr. Bhandari’s qualifications include specialization in detoxification and rejuvenation therapy (Panchakarma), therapeutic yoga and breathing therapy (Pranayama), Vastu (Vedic architecture), and Jyotish (Vedic astrology). He has expertise in healing techniques including reflexology, relaxation massage, Marma therapy, and Reiki healing.

Dr Bhandari practiced at an Ayurvedic Panchakarma resort on Madeira Island, Portugal, where he provided Ayurvedic consultations and treatments to guests from all over Europe. He also lectured in an Ayurvedic certification course at Associação Luso-Brasileira de Ayurvédica, Lisbon, and delivered workshops and consultations in Germany and the Netherlands.

Dr Bhandari has designed and delivered Ayurvedic training workshops in Europe, South America and Central America. The courses that he taught in Colombia include: Ayurvedic Practitioner Certification, Panchakarma, Shirodhara, Ayurvedic beauty therapy, Ayurvedic cookery, and Vastu Shastra. Ram has also taught Ayurveda for Yoga teachers in Nicaragua.

Before moving to the Sunshine Coast with his beautiful family, Ram was based on the Gold coast where, for five years, he managed a successful Ayurveda centre. He was among the sought out holistic practitioners and Ayurveda doctors in the Gold Coast region. He offered consultations, detox programs, Ayurveda courses, and regular workshops at the Gold Coast Yoga Centre, one of the well-established yoga schools on the Gold Coast.

Ram has a strong desire to educate and inform clients about the benefits of a holistic approach to healing, and to promote Ayurveda practices globally. With this aim in view, he started an Ayurveda blog in 2011 (www.ayurmantra.com). There you will find hundreds of articles about Ayurveda, yoga, herbs, natural remedies and more. His articles have also been published on other online sites and in print magazines.

In response to the increasing demand for holistic healing and Ayurveda treatments, Dr Bhandari has designed complete holistic centre in the heart of Maroochydore

About Sandhya Susan Eccleston

  • Sandhya is an experienced Ayurveda Practitioner, Teacher, and Speaker
  • Specializing in women’s & children’s wellbeing, pain, and movement therapy 
  • Graduated in Ayurveda through A.I.A.S & Wise Earth Ayurveda (women’s course)

Qualifications and experience

Sandhya has been practicing Ayurveda for 20 years. Along with consultations and therapies she has presented many Ayurvedic cooking classes and workshops and loves to continue her education in Ayurveda. She has attended conferences that included 30 Ayurvedic doctors and guest speakers from India and around the world and regularly attends online meetings and tutorials with respected Ayurveda teachers from India. 

Ayurveda led Sandhya to study and practice authentic yoga with Yoga in daily life. Along with her own personal practice, she was a volunteer yoga teacher at the yoga center on the Sunshine Coast, teaching regular rejuvenating yoga classes and giving regular Ayurveda presentations and cooking classes. 

Sandhya’s other qualifications include specializing in healing the techniques of relaxation massage, aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, shiatsu, marma therapy, yoga movement therapy, and yoga therapeutic breathwork.

Sandhya’s background before Ayurveda was in health and rehabilitation. One of the areas she worked in during this time was as a Pilates Rehabilitation Teacher in a studio on the Gold Coast where Sandhya was helping clients with a large variety of health conditions, pain, and movement conditions. In her early years, she enjoyed teaching children swimming, gymnastics.

Sandhya was drawn to Ayurveda searching for a more holistic approach to wellbeing during a time when her health needed attention. Sandhya Initially experienced profound positive changes in her body, mind, and entire being from Ayurveda at this time. After living to practice and studying Ayurveda for a short while, she was fortunate to have the opportunity to receive the profoundly deeper healing “Panchakarma” treatments that Ayurveda is well known for. 

Sandhya is committed to helping people to feel the benefits of Ayurveda and understand and heal themselves through this ancient wisdom. Sandhya has regularly volunteered her time and knowledge of Ayurveda to those in need. Since moving to the Sunshine Coast 8 years ago Sandhya has been amazed by the warm acceptance of the Ayurvedic community and is looking forward to being part of the Sunshine Ayurveda team with Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari.


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