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About us

About our Ayurveda wellness Centre

Live better naturally

About Our Health and Beauty Centre

Services Included

Consultations with Ayurvedic Doctor Ram Bhandari (face to face or online) for

Treatments and therapies for

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Our facilities

To make your visit as comfortable as possible we are equipped with consultation and treatment rooms, steam bath chambers, toilet, waiting room and on-site shop in a professional and welcoming setting.

Our on-site shop supplies a broad range of high quality Ayurvedic medications, oils, herbs, foods, beverages, beauty products and books. Purchases can be made online or when you visit us next.

Welcome to Sunshine Ayurveda

At Sunshine Ayurveda, our commitment is to help you live better naturally.

We are owned and operated by Ayurvedic Doctor Ram Bhandari. Ram and his wife, Xiomara Llorente, has created an all-in-one health and beauty centre in the heart of Maroochydore in response to the increasing demand for holistic healing and Ayurveda natural treatments.

With a team of experienced and dedicated health, massage and beauty therapists, Sunshine Ayurveda offers a full range of authentic Ayurvedic medical, health, well-being and beauty services suitable for the whole family since its establishment in 2020. So come along and let yourself be healed, cared for and pampered at the same time.

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.

Our location:

Sunshine Ayurveda’s address is 1B/68 Kingsford Smith Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558.

Parking – There is plenty of free on-site and street parking available.

Our convenient location in the heart of the Sunshine Coast is only 10 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport, 5 minutes from Mooloolaba and 30 minutes from Noosa. So while you are here you can make the most of the beaches, local and tourist attractions, shopping and restaurants too.

Our operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 hrs
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 14:00 hrs
  • Sunday: Closed

Experienced team


Ram Mani Bhandari

Ayurveda Doctor/Owner

All Ayurvedic consultations at Sunshine Ayurveda are conducted by Ayurvedic Doctor Ram Bhandari, the founder and owner of Sunshine Ayurveda.

Ram is an experienced holistic doctor, healer, teacher and writer from Kathmandu, Nepal. He obtained his extensive professional training in India and Nepal, the original lands of Ayurveda. He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and skills to bring about holistic healing and well-being through the services of Sunshine Ayurveda.

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

Qualifications and experience

Ayurvedic Doctor 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.

Following his medical degree, Ram specialised in Panchakarma (detoxification and rejuvenation therapy) through advanced training at the Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Foundation, a Centre of Excellence in Kerala, Southern India.

Ram went on to become 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.

Ram later practised 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.

Ram 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 to Yoga teachers in Nicaragua.

Before moving to the Sunshine Coast with his beautiful family, Ram was based on the Gold Coast where he managed a successful Ayurveda centre for five years. He was among the most sought-after 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 support clients in their learning about the benefits of a holistic approach to healing, and to promote Ayurveda practices globally. With this aim in mind, he started an Ayurveda blog in 2011 ( where you can 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.

Sophie Lugagne

Massage and Beauty Therapist

Sophie Lugagne is a well-qualified and experienced massage and beauty therapist. She was born in Montpellier, France where she grew up. From an early age she was taught the value of natural and holistic living and she has devoted herself to caring for others through natural healing therapies.

Sophie is a committed and skilful therapist. The incredible benefits of pain relief and relaxation are the reasons she loves working with you to help restore your sense of wellness and balance through a range of massage, beauty and healing treatment therapies.

Her warm and caring nature puts you at ease immediately so you can relax and enjoy your experience at Sunshine Ayurveda. Sophie’s clients say she is “very smiley and a good listener”. 

Qualifications and experience

Sophie has been working as a Massage Therapist for 10 years in France, New Zealand and Australia. Before coming to Australia, Sophie was working as a massage and beauty therapist in Auckland-New Zealand. 

Training and working in France and Australia, Sophie has acquired extensive experience in several massage modalities including remedial massage, deep tissue, relaxing massage and Thai massage.  She underwent extensive Ayurvedic therapies training at Sunshine Ayurveda, including [insert English translation] (Abhyanga), [insert English translation] (Shirodhara), [insert English translation] (Kati-Basti), [insert English translation] (Nasya), [insert English translation] (Udwartana) and many more. In addition, she is also a Reiki Healer.

Xiomara Llorente

Ayurvedic Massage/Beauty Therapist and Administrator

Xiomara Llorente is a co-founder of Sunshine Ayurveda. She practices as a therapist while also handling our administration. She was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. Her family upbringing gave her a strong grounding in spirituality which led her to the path of natural healing. She was introduced to Ayurveda in 2016, when she met Ram while he was teaching in Bogota and studied under him, completing her Certification levels 1 and 2.

Xiomara has many strings to her bow. In addition to her knowledge and experience in Ayurvedic massage therapies, her deep interest in crystal and sound healing bring a spiritual dimension to her nurturing treatments. She is also a gifted Kansa wand and beauty therapist.

Xiomara’s clients comment on the special quality of her healing hands and her welcoming and sensitive nature. Her versatility and broad experience offers you a wide range of traditional and eclectic treatments. Come along and try out Ayurvedic massage, Shirodhara, Kansa wand face massage and Kansa wand whole body massage with Xiomara at Sunshine Ayurveda.

Qualifications and experience

Xiomara offers a unique combination of expertise and experience to her clients which taps into the deeper levels of healing. She expertily guides her treatments to skilfully help you with pain, anxiety and stress management.

She is an expert in Kansa Wand massage which uses ancient tools made from wood and Kansa metal to stimulate circulation and detoxify, resulting in clearer, healthier and smoother skin.

Carol Sinclair
Carol Sinclair
16. July, 2021.
I’ve just complete panchakarma 2 week detox. The support throughout the program was excellent. Ram and his staff are caring and helpful and the process has left me feeling energised and renewed
Tensegrity Training
Tensegrity Training
6. July, 2021.
The staff were super friendly and professional. I felt comfortable throughout each visit and learned so much about my own body and Ayurvedic treatments.
28. June, 2021.
What a good place to get all our ayurveda needs met! My husband and I travelled from NSW to Sunshine Ayurveda for a 2 week Panchakarma detox. Dr Ram Mani Bhandari is a kind and highly trained professional who gives individual consultation and guidance.We arrived with the usual array of mid-life ailments, and left feeling pain-free and lost weight without much effort. We also had some lovely walks by the sea and enjoyed beautiful Maroochydore!
Andrea Col
Andrea Col
30. May, 2021.
Best Panchakarma Ever! The last years have been challenging for me as I have had so many health issues, a friend told me Ayurveda was going to help. I was sceptic as nothing was really working. I went to see Dr Ram who explain everything in detail and inspired me to follow Ayurveda as a path of life. I did the two weeks panchakarma program and definitely love it, it's a nourishing experience, I felt treated like a Queen. I got different treatments every day; Ayurvedic massage, Nasya (Nose treatment), Shirodhara (Third eye opening), Kati Vasti etc. All this made by an experienced team who are always welcoming and caring. Now I understand why Ayurveda is the mother of medicine. Since then I feel renovated and rejuvenated. Thank you!
Durga Giri Aryal
Durga Giri Aryal
14. May, 2021.
Excellent natural therapies and best service from staff members, trustworthy, affordable and would like to recommend for everyone who want to enjoy healthy lifestyle.
2. May, 2021.
With a bit of my own research, I decided to have my first Panchakarma at Sunshine Ayurveda. Dr Ram nailed from the first consultation and his explanation of the benefit of each process really made the experience amazing. Thanks for the team for blissful Ayurvedic Massage and Shirodhara
Ian Johnson
Ian Johnson
1. May, 2021.
Dr Ram is a true professional. He uses skills and techniques passed down through the ages to provide truly holistic healing. I have been very happy with the treatment and have experienced nourishment of my body which is in turn very healing. I am no longer in bad pain and feel I am on a brighter path for the future.
Ganesh Raj Subba
Ganesh Raj Subba
29. April, 2021.
I have known Dr Ram for few years now and I have been consulting him for all my small to big health issues. Sunshine Ayurveda offers a holistic approach and I m happy to refer anyone seeking for an authentic consultation, Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurvedic therapies.
James Miller
James Miller
29. April, 2021.
Every month I travel two hours each way to see Ram. I wouldn't do so unless I thought it was worth while. I lost 15kg in the first eight weeks, and another 5kg over the next eight weeks.
Anil Sigdel
Anil Sigdel
28. April, 2021.
I highly recommend Sunshine Ayurveda ! I found them during my holidays to Sunshine Coast. I loved my Ayurvedic massage and Shirodhara treatment with the therapist Kathleen. Will definitely love to come back next time.

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