About Us

The idea to open a wellness center was born when Sun Gates’ director, Michael Melikhov started his journey to discover the knowledge of Vedas (knowledge of life) and visited India looking for spiritual answers. Soon after his return, his wife, Rita Bord was diagnosed with thyroid imbalance and started her path to healing herself based on Ayurveda – the natural way to health.
After countless hours spent listening to CDs, watching DVDs, going to lectures, seminars, and workshops, Michael decided that it was time to share the knowledge he had acquired. Michael felt he was ready to help others understand the real purpose of human life, and he and Rita started visiting India to study Ayurvedic remedies.
Within short time Rita had overcome a disease, and soon after she become a holistic health coach. She studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methodologies. Drawing on combination of Holistic and Vedic knowledge, and Nutritional science, Rita helps to create completely personalized “roadmaps to health” that are tailored for an individual’s unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
In 2012, the SunGates Center acquired a Crystal Bed by full blessing of the world famous Medium and Healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, known also as John of God. With the opening of a new SunGates facility, people are able to experience the deep effects of “Crystal Bath” treatments in a comfortable environment instead of having travelling to Brazil.

Now SunGates Center offers educational/spiritual workshops, Yoga,  Tai Chi, meditation classes and varieties of alternative health and wellness services, including massage and acupuncture