Our practioners

Get to know our practitioners.


Ayurveda Practitioners Co-operative.

Lyn Pearsall – Director House of Ayurveda

*Practiced as a registered nurse and midwife for 20 years.
*Introduced to Ayurveda in 2010 she became passionate with this ancient, holistic form of medicine.
*Qualified with an Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda in 2012 she continues with her studies on her many trips to India each year.
*She is sole director of House of Ayurveda, located in Palmwoods
*Education and opportunity is in the forefront of her philosophy setting up a Co-op of practitioners for House of Ayurveda to practice and enhance their skills.

Linda Nugent- Yogaisforyou

*Linda has been teaching Yoga classes, workshops and retreats on the Sunshine Coast since 2000.
*She was accredited her Yoga teaching certificate in 1989.
*She completed her Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda with Jay Dharma in 2012.
Linda says “Combining both Yoga  and Ayurveda brings about balance. In consultations I am able to draw on my past experience in the health industry. I love to work with food as medicine. Simplicity is the key in  consultation. I am passionate about sharing Yoga and Ayurveda”.
*Linda also takes groups to India for Panchakarma treatment and Yoga retreats to Bali.

Clayton Kuzma B.Psych (Hons) – Tibetan medicine, yoga therapy and founder of Yogalaya

Clayton is trained in Tibetan medicine, yoga and yoga therapy, Psychology and mind based therapies including meditation and mindfulness techniques. Integrating this training and experience Clayton works from a platform of integrating these traditional methods of medicine and healing.

A little about Tibetan medicine – TM is slowly being recognized as a highly effective system for treating many common illness and diseases that manifest from our western lifestyle and diet. Tibetan medicine integrates in to its approach the importance of how diet, lifestyle, psychological and emotional well being and spirituality influences our health. As a holistic system of medicine TM practitioners consider changes to diet and lifestyle alongside herbal medicines and external therapies like massage, cupping, moxa and acupuncture in order to facilitate the body and mind to heal.

Tibetan medicine employs a complex approach to diagnosis, incorporating techniques such as pulse analysis, urinalysis, and tongue diagnosis. Tibetan medicine is beneficial for chronic diseases such as digestive problems, arthritis, asthma, skin problems, problems related to the kidneys and liver, sinus problems, insomnia, anxiety, heart disease, and problems related to the central nervous system.

Tibetan medicine treats the roots of the disease not only the symptoms. The Tibetan medical texts give the following example. Without treating the roots or the cause of the disease it is the same as having a poisonous tree and only cutting off the leaves and branches without pulling it out from its roots. If you just cut the leaves and branches the tree will still continue to grow.

Clayton also facilitates regular COURSES & RETREATS on the sunshine coast alongside yearly tours and training programs in Nepal & India. You can also visit us at Yogalaya.com.au

Vicki Neville

Vicki has been teaching Hatha Yoga for the last 30 years and has also been interested in the principles of Ayurveda for as long. She continues to enjoy sharing and learning the many aspects of Yoga and Ayurveda. In 2007 she completed  the Cert 4 Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant course. Then went on the learn massage Cert 4 and Diploma of Remedial Massage then completed Advanced Diploma of Ayurvedic Studies in 2012. She has visited India 3 times staying at an Ayurvedic hospital studying and receiving Ayurvedic treatments. She specializes in a marma point massage from north India, which lasts 1 & 1/2 hours clearing and balancing the doshas. Also offering Abyangha with 1 or 2 therapists, Kerala style, all massages use warm herbal oils. She offers Shirodhara, to soothe the mind and senses.  Kati basti  targetting any areas of pain, Foot massage and many  more treatments available. Private Yoga tution with an ayurvedic  perspective and ayurvedic advice for health and wellbeing.

Miranda Cilento

Miranda Cilento (Mandy) has been teaching yoga since graduating from the Satyananda Yoga Academy in 2008. As well as group classes she also offers private yoga sesssions. Trained in Remedial Massage Therapy, she incorporates the Ayurvedic disciplines into her practice. Ayurveda has been a living field of study for her since her first encounter in 2000, with a series of  workshop intensives given by Dr. Ajit who heads the Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Science. Since then the teachings of Ayurveda have been incorporated into her personal and family life, with sometimes miraculous  results. More recently she has completed the Certificate in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultancy and is currently studying for her Advanced Diploma.

Miranda brings an holistic, down to earth approach to her treatments, with gentle body work and helpful lifestyle recommendations. She offers the following treatments.

As a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, many of the health funds offer rebates for her  treatments.

Sandhya Eccleston

Sandhya has been practicing and studying Ayurveda since 1998. She has had extensive background with anatomy of movement gained through 10 years of Pilates Rehabilitation Therapy. Sandyha gained Ayurvedic Certification through Dr. Ajit (Australian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies)

Sandhya specialises in Kati Basti therapy and consultations.

Kati Basti – involves the continuous pouring of Warm Medicated Oil into a well made from grain flour that is placed over required area, then a unique Ayurvedic massage followed by gentle exercises/yoga to help tissue become strong again. The herbs in the oil balance the natural intelligence innate in our bodies and allow our body to adjust/correct itself. Treatments are planned to the individual requirements.
2 hours treatment.

Consultations – focussing on all women’s and children’s health specialising in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid conditions.
2 hours Consultations.