Our Team

Meet Luvy Misra, a culinary virtuoso and visionary entrepreneur whose journey from a Vedic upbringing to the vibrant heart of Sydney’s Newtown encapsulates a fusion of Ayurvedic wisdom, culinary expertise, and a profound spiritual connection. Growing up in a Vedic household, Luvy imbibed the art of Ayurvedic cooking from an early age, where the kitchen became a sacred space and food a conduit for well-being. Her culinary journey unfolded as she delved into formal cooking studies and honed her skills in renowned hotels and five-star restaurants, mastering the art of crafting exquisite dishes.

Her adventures took her across the vast landscapes of Australia, where she lent her culinary prowess to resorts and retreats. It was in these diverse settings that she not only refined her culinary skills but also discovered a profound connection between conscious living, Ayurveda, and community.

The turning point in Luvy’s journey came when she decided to channel her passion and knowledge into something transformative. Settling in Newtown, she envisioned and brought to life “OJAS AYURVEDIC,” a haven that seamlessly blends the vibrancy of Sydney’s atmosphere with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.

Ojas isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a manifestation of Luvy’s purpose — a space where community, conscious eating, and devotion converge. With Ayurveda as the guiding force, Luvy aims to nourish not just bodies but also souls, fostering a sense of unity and well-being.

Luvy’s personal spiritual practice is one of surrender to the divine, a philosophy that transcends her culinary creations and permeates the very essence of Ojas Ayurvedic. Rooted in detachment and discrimination, she navigates the intricacies of entrepreneurship, allowing the wisdom of Ayurveda to guide her decisions and actions.

Beyond the kitchen, Luvy is an avid lover of mystical roots dub music and a believer in Rastafarian culture. These influences infuse a unique, soulful vibe into her establishment, creating an ambiance that resonates with the diverse and eclectic energy of Newtown. For Luvy, running Ojas is not just about serving meals; it’s a journey of creating experiences, fostering community, and promoting a conscious way of life. Her commitment to detachment, discrimination, and surrender ensures that every aspect of her business is infused with authenticity, love, and a deep respect for the traditions that inspire her.

Mark Langstone, a native of the United Kingdom, embarked on his spiritual journey in 1998, delving into the profound realms of spirituality. Drawn to the path of Bhakti Yoga, he found solace and purpose in the devotional practices that emphasize a deep connection with the divine.

Professionally, Mark is a skilled graphic designer, weaving creativity into visual expressions. Beyond his design endeavors, he channels his passion for spirituality into the culinary realm. Mark is a dedicated vegetarian cook, focusing on crafting healthy Sattvic meals. His culinary expertise extends beyond the ordinary, embracing the principles of Ayurveda to create nourishing and balanced dishes.

Mark’s spiritual commitment has led him to actively serve in temples, where his devotion and knowledge have earned him the role of a head priest. Through his service, he has not only deepened his own spiritual practice but has also become a guiding light for others on their journeys.In the intersection of graphic design, spirituality, and culinary artistry, Mark embodies a harmonious blend of creativity, devotion, and a commitment to well-being.

His journey is a testament to the transformative power of spirituality and the enriching influence it can have on various facets of one’s life. Mark handles all the administrative workings for Ojas Ayurvedic, from graphics, menu designs, poster designs, taxes, website and newsletter. Plus he is the man behind the sweets and burfis at the shop.

Paneer master 🙌 and hands down best kadhi sauce chef. Besan pudla is his speciality along with date tamarind chutney. Mark has over 25 years of study into the Vedic literatures such as Bhagavad-gita & Srimad-Bhagavatam.