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Published: June 8, 2024

Who is Dr. John Douillard? Curriculum Spotlight

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This post is part of our series highlighting the incredible visiting teachers who make up the Integrative Nutrition curriculum. In these posts you’ll learn about the speakers who are at the forefront of nutrition, health, business, and innovative ideas that make the world a healthier, happier place. Just look for #IINtheCurriculum for more! Want to sample a class for yourself? Get your first online class here.

Dr. John Douillard is globally recognized as an expert in Ayurveda, natural health, and sports medicine. He also pulls from a diverse range of personal experiences that include being a triathlete, a father, a traveler, and a successful business owner to truly bring a holistic point of view to his teaching approach. His ability to inspire wellness in body, mind, and spirit is just one of the reasons he is among IIN’s most admired speakers.

Who is Dr. John Douillard?

Dr. Douillard, DC, CAP is the founder and director of LifeSpa, a holistic wellness center in Boulder, CO, as well as the creator of, the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web. He is the author of 6 books, including The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, The 3 Season Diet, and Body, Mind, and Sport, along with being the creator of multiple videos for health, detox, and diet. Dr. Douillard is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show, and contributor to a variety of publications including Women’s World Magazine, Yoga Journal, and The Huffington Post, and sits on the board of advisors for Integrative Nutrition among other wellness organizations.

Like Dr. Katz, Dr. Douillard is a devoted family man with 6 children, and he knows when to put down his extensive professional obligations in order to enjoy life, self-care, and a little adventure.

He is also a great supporter of Health Coaches as agents of change in creating a healthier world.

“Health Coaches play a vital role in educating the public about how to live their life in balance.” – Dr. John Douillard

What does he teach?

John Douillard, DC, has been teaching Ayurvedic medicine, natural health, fitness, and nutrition internationally for over twenty years. He received his Ayurvedic training in India and his doctorate in chiropractic medicine from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Dr. Douillard co-directed Deepak Chopra’s Ayurvedic center for eight years and has trained over 2,000 Western doctors in Ayurvedic medicine. In our curriculum, he discusses the principles of Ayurvedic science and its role in healing and digestion, the 3-season diet, and Ayruvedic body types.

What do our students say?

“I absolutely loved John Douillard and Ayurveda. I incorporate Ayurveda into my own daily practices as well as with my clients.”

“John Douillard is my hero! His lectures really inspired me and I've since done further research into Ayurveda (and bought all his books!). I feel a deep connection to Ayurveda as it has brought me more in tune with myself and nature. I have incorporated some of the practices into my own life and also my coaching for this reason.”

“Dr. John Douillard really spoke to me when he discussed Ayurveda. I had never understood the principals and find they are applicable to all clients and easy to integrate into my practice. I would say I probably follow a more Ayurvedic approach to wellness now more than any other wellness science or philosophy.”

“I loved learning about the Ayurveda from John Douillard. I have integrated many teachings from Ayurveda into my program and am seeing very positive results from clients.”

One of the things we love about Dr. Douillard is the interesting path his career has taken, which shows just how interconnected our personal passion and professional lives can be, and how sometimes you have to try different things in order to find your way!

Dr. Douillard has been an athlete, a Hollywood stuntman, and a licensed chiropractor. He has even studied aeronautics and civil engineering! It was his own journey towards personal wellness and spiritual balance that lead him to being the accomplished and inspiring educator he is today. Keep that in mind if you’re still forging your own career path!

Ready to learn more?

Join an upcoming info session with Integrative Nutrition’s founder and director, Joshua Rosenthal, or get to know more of our visiting teachers here and here.


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