The Team

Benjamin Haynes

About Benjamin

Benjamin holds a double qualification in Ayurveda from the Australasian Institute Of Ayurvedic Studies. He has trained for 6 years directly under the tutelage of Dr Ajit Singh, Australasia’s most experienced Ayurvedic physician. In 2015, he set up The Medicine Man Herbal Apothecary, specialising in Ayurvedic Medicine.

Benjamin is an experienced yoga teacher, with a personal practice dating back to the 1990’s and becoming a qualified teacher in 2001. He has taught at several of Sydney’s busiest yoga schools and in 2007 he set up Pearl Beach Yoga on the central coast of NSW.

A practising Astrologer, Benjamin has studied at both the Sirius School Of Astrology and The School Of Traditional Astrology in London. He sits on the board of The Sydney Astrological Research Society – Australia’s oldest continuing astrology group.

He is also a Managing Partner of One Health Organisation – a United Nations DPI registered Not For Profit, focussed on health inequity amongst vulnerable communities within Australia, and around the globe.

With a belief that the path of healing is a life-long commitment, he is currently studying Alchemy, and due to commence studies in Australian Bush Flower Medicine for emotional healing


Tanya Wright

Integrative Ayurvedic Practitioner
About Tanya

Tanya was a dual-trained Nurse (in General and Psychiatric nursing) with over 30 years experience in healthcare, having specialised in emergency nursing and drug and alcohol dependency.

To this vast body of experience and deep understanding of trauma and physiology, she added an Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda, attained in 2021 at Health and Harmony College Queensland, and now seamlessly marries her knowledge of Eastern and Western medical philosophies in her work as an Integrative Practitioner.

Tanya’s journey into Ayurveda began over 15 years ago when a personal health crisis that was unable to be effectively treated with Western medicine, drove her to seek alternative methods of healing. Tanya works with energetics, herbs, and a range of body therapies in her own health maintenance.

This balanced and integrated combination of skills and insights uniquely positions her to excel in treating clients with more complex pathologies, as well as those who prefer a diagnostic and communication style enriched by western science.  This is the true nature of Integrative Practice.

To book a consultation with Tanya, click here.

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Lorenzo Sacchini

Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher
About Lorenzo

Lorenzo has been deeply involved in spiritual practice and Vedic wisdom since 2013, when he established a disciplined yoga practice in the style of Iyengar.

He has travelled to India many times to immerse himself in the medical and philosophical traditions of the East and in addition to being a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher (you can follow him here: Atma_path (insta)], has completed a Diploma of Ayurveda at the prestigious Australasian Institute Of Ayurvedic Studies (A.I.A.S).

At the core of Lorenzo’s life is his passion for sharing the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda and providing others with transformational tools to improve their life by enhancing physical health and mental awareness. He believes truth and knowledge are to be found through continuous learning and regularly attends workshops, study groups and webinars to expand and refine his skills.

Lorenzo’s approach to Ayurvedic therapies and medicine, as well as Yoga, revolves around his skill to deliver ancient wisdom and tools in a practical and useful way that anyone can apply to their life. Anchored in tradition, Lorenzo offers modern and useful adaptations of both Yoga and Ayurveda, to suit individual needs and lifestyles.

Lorenzo is available for Ayurvedic consultations and Ayurvedic body therapies.

To make a booking with Lorenzo click here.



Ayurvedic Therapist
About Leanne

Leanne is a qualified Ayurvedic Therapist specialising in working with women to relieve physical and emotional pain through the movement of prana in the body via Ayurvedic therapies.

She has undertaken specialist training in Shirodhara and Ayurvedic massage under the guidance of Vaidya Dr Saini and is currently completing her Diploma of Ayurveda at The Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies.

Leanne brings a calm and purposeful energy to her healing work, helping to restore order to a system that is out of balance. She is available for Ayurvedic massage and Shirodhara treatments.

To make a booking with Leanne click here.

Yatin Kotwal

Vedic Astrology, Palmistry

About Yatin

Yatin is a gifted astrologer from Mumbai India, having spent the past 20 years studying Vedic Astrology – the traditional Indian system of the stars. He is Certified in Nakshatra and Bhrigu systems of astrology through the prestigious Saptarishi group. He also has a keen interest in western psychodynamic astrology and numerology.

Yatin has held key roles in a variety of organisations over the past decade in Sydney including the Sydney Tarot Group; was Vice President of SARS and Lectured at South Coast Astro Group. He currently leads the Sydney Vedic Astrology Group.

“I’m rendering such services as I enjoy assisting people in gaining insight into themselves and aligning them to their higher purpose”

Mark Ashmore

Vedic Astrology, Yoga

About Mark

Mark is a talented astrologer in the Vedic tradition. He has been studying the stars since 1999 and recently completed 3 years formal training under Komilla Sutton – a world renowned Vedic astrologer. He has lectured at The Sydney Astrological Research Society and writes a monthly astrology blog.

With a deep passion for the Vedas, Mark is a highly experienced yoga teacher and kirtan musician, regularly teaching and gigging around Sydney.

His astrology readings are deeply insightful, lightly humorous, and filled with compassion.


Lawrence Mitchell

Customer Experience and Partnerships
Lawrence heads up Customer Experience and Partnerships at The Medicine Man Wellness, and also works on our sister b2b brand, The Medicine Man Consulting.

Lawrence has a background in corporate and entrepreneurial leadership in fast changing environments including: Publishing, Technology, Hospitality and FMCG. It was whilst working in the corporate space in London that he developed an interest in lifestyle medicine to prevent and in some cases reverse the effects of imbalance.

Today he is deeply passionate about learning and sharing the what and how of living holistically in balance with others. He hosts The Finding EQUILIBRIUM Podcast and works with individuals and small groups as an Astro Coach, combining life coaching and evolutionary astrology to help people build greater self awareness that leads to action. He also heads up the APAC division of Wellbeing at Work Asia, supporting leaders to make wellbeing a strategic priority in their organisation.



Apothecary Guard Dog and Chief Cuddle Officer
About Walter

Walter is the Apothecary Groodle who joined the team in 2019. He’s usually on duty every Wednesday and Friday and you can also follow his daily adventures at:

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