About Dr. John

Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP, is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 600 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of 6 books, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and featured in Woman’s World Magazine, Huffington Post, Yoga Journal and dozens of other publications. He directs LifeSpa, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the year in Boulder, CO.

Watch the interview below, conducted by Brian Tsuchiya of LOHAS, for an in-depth look at Dr. Douillard and to hear his story. (Please excuse the compromised sound quality at times during the interview).

NAMA Professional Member 2014I meet the currently established NAMA criteria for education and experience as a practitioner.

“Dr. John Douillard’s teachings can change your life as they have for me and thousands of others of all ages!”
~Billie Jean King

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1974-75 Undergraduate studies, private pilot training at New England Aeronautical Institute,Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH
1975-76 Civil Engineering at Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
1978-80 Premedical study at Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
1980-84 B.S. and Doctorate in Chiropractic with honors at LA College of Chiropractic, Whittier, CA
1987-88 Graduate Studies in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic exercise World Center of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India


1984-1990 Doctor of Chiropractic: Massachusetts, California, Colorado, Iowa
2000-2001 Director of Player Development, New Jersey Nets – NBA
1998-Present Director of John Douillard’s LifeSpa, Boulder, Colorado
1998-Present President of LifeSpa Products
2005-Present Author of LifeSpa Wellness Newsletter with over 43,000 subscribers


2005-Present Visiting Faculty for Kripalu School of Ayurveda
2005-Present Visiting Faculty for Mt. Madonna College of Ayurveda
2005-Present Visiting Faculty for Institute of Integrative Nutrition


1992 Invincible Athletics: Awakening the Athlete in Everyone, audiotape series by Nightingale Conant
1994 Body ,Mind & Sport: The Mind Body Guide to Lifelong Fitness and Your Personal Best, Random House, NY
1998 Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis audio tape series. Six tapes and a 50-page manual.
2000 The 3-Season Diet – Eating The Way Nature Intended. Random House, NY
2004 The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage. North Atlantic Books, CA
2008 Ayurveda for Detox DVD. Gaiam
2008 Ayurveda for Stress Relief DVD. Gaiam
2008 Ayurveda for Weight Loss DVD. Gaiam
2008 Perfect Health for Kids. North Atlantic Books, CA
2009 CD Audio Series, LifeSpa Products, LLC, CO
· Enjoy Exercise with Ayurveda
· Heal Anxiety and Depression
· Lose Weight with Ayurveda
· Restore Energy with Ayurveda
· Sleep Better with Ayurveda
· The Miracle of Lymph.
2010 Colorado Cleanse. LifeSpa Products, LLC, CO
2010 The Yoga Body Diet – Slim and Sexy in Four Weeks without the Stress, co-authored with Kristen Dollard, Rodale Inc., NY


1994-1998 Editorial review Board for The Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine
1997-1999 Advisory board for Natural Remedies Magazine
1998-2001 National Advisory Board for Wild Oats Wellness Centers
2002-2003 National Board Member, National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, NAMA
2001-Present Advisory Board Member, California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, CAAM
2011-Present Board of Advisors, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, IIN
2011-Present Board of Advisors, Jillslist.com


1991 April 1-5, Invincible Athletic Workshop, National Teams Coaches and Trainers at the USSR State Committee Physical Culture & Sports, Moscow.
1992 June 13-14 Clinical Workshop and Lecture: American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine Annual Conference: Non-Pharmacological approaches to Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease. CME accredited.
1992 Invincible Athletic Workshop, White House Athletic Club, Washington, DC
1993 May 15-16, Keynote Address on Complementary Practices in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Department of Family Practice Annual Conference.
1993 10-City Seminar Tour sponsored by Mindy Body Convention, Co-billing with Deepak Chopra, M.D.
1994 May 1-5 Los Angeles Young Presidents Organization – University featured speaker. Currently a YPO All Star.
1995 Keynote speaker: 1995 Arizona State Dental Association Annual Meeting.
1996-2000 Keynote speaker: Gaia Herbal and Naturopathic Symposium. Massachusetts, Oregon, North Carolina, National Spokesperson for Gaia Herbs, 1996-1997.
1998-2001 Co-host, HealthTime, top rated Colorado radio talk show.
1999 Presented Body, Mind and Sport principles to New Jersey Nets in the NBA.
2000-2002 Keynote address at the inaugural California Associated of Ayurvedic Medicine Conference.
2000-2002 Director of Humanity in Unity, a non-profit humanitarian organization.
2002 Keynote address at the Southwest Yoga and Ayurveda Conference, Palm Springs.
2003 Keynote address at NAMA, National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Sarasota, Florida.
2002 Keynote address, Southwest Yoga and Ayurveda Conference, Palm Springs
2003-Present Regular speaker at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Mt. Madonna Center, Integrative Institute of Nutrition, Sivananda Bahamas Ashram, Moksha Yoga Chicago, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Yoga Journal Conference Colorado, and many other businesses, schools, and events.
 2015 Keynote address at NAMA, National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Newport Beach, CA


1994-Present Founder and Director of John Douillard’s LifeSpa in Boulder, Colorado. Ayurvedic Clinic and Herbal Shop.
1993-1994 President, Ayurveda Sports, Inc. (AVS), Lancaster, MA
1991 President, Sports Organization of Maharishi Ayurveda (SOMA), Lancaster, MA
1989-1994 Associate Director, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, Lancaster, MA
Developed the Invincible Athletics Course and taught it across North America and at the USSR Central Scientific Research Institute of Sports.
Trained the 1991 Iowa State High School Champion Tennis Team.
1988-1993 Co-Director, American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine Physician Training Program – certified over 2000 physicians in Ayurvedic medicine
Director, Pulse Assessment and Training Programs, 5 Senses Therapy, Neuromuscular and Neurorespiratory Programs
1984-1986 Practicing Chiropractor, Fairfield, Iowa
Incorporated Ayurveda and sports medicine. Featured in many articles on exercise, fitness and physiology.
1986-2001 Sports Medicine Practice, Boulder, Colorado
1982-84 Chiropractic Internship, Los Angeles, California
Practiced chiropractic and sports medicine. Treated many top professional and Olympic athletes.



The Doctor Oz ShowHow To Eat for Your Body Type_DEC2014
The Ayurvedic Plan to Eat for your Body Type – watch all the clips to see the full episode.

Air date: December 22, 2014

Watch Dr. Oz and Dr. John Douillard explain the distinctions between a kapha, pitta and vata body type, what each body type should be eating more of and the importance of eating seasonally.


The 3-Season DietThe 3-Season Diet_340

  • Eat Atkins in the Winter, Jenny Craig in the Spring, and Pritikin in the Summer as Nature Intended
  • Natural Weight Balancing: a way of life you will enjoy!
  • No More Diets, Please: relearn how to eat and never go hungry.
  • If You Crave It, You Need It: don’t suppress them – get satisfied!
  • Stress Prevention: learn how to handle stress before it man-handles you.
  • Walk, Run, Stretch and Breathe with Me: watch breathing, not sweat, burn pounds!

“The 3-Season Diet is very informative. It helps me on game days, when I need energy the most. This book is a winner.”
– Kendall Gill, team captain, the New Jersey Nets

Body Mind SportBody, Mind, and Sport

  • Effortless Exercise: learn how to enjoy exercise for the first time ever.
  • Human Potential Through Exercise: find the eye of the hurricane in exercise and plug it into your life.
  • The Zone: make it the way you live everyday!
  • Nasal Breathing Exercise: the key to mind body fitness
  • Learn How To Exercise According To Your Type
  • Competition Therapy: external victories will come and go but inner victories are here to stay

I apply John’s principles to my personal fitness program every day. It makes exercise easy and enjoyable, I heartily recommend it.
– Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of Your Erroneous Zones

Perfect Health for KidsPerfect Health For Kids bookcover

  • How to Spot and Treat a Cold Weeks Before Its ETA
  • The Ten Secrets to Cold Prevention
  • How to Feed Your Kids an American Diet and Stay Out of the Doctor’s Office
  • How to Choose a Doctor for Your Kids
  • Emotional Health – A Child’s First Line of Defense

“Dr. John Douillard has helped me develop a deeper mind/body connection. Now I am thrilled to be able to apply his wisdom and knowledge of perfect health to my children’s lives. It is a great gift and blessing for them to start on the road to “Perfect Health” at such a young age.”
-Catherine Oxenberg, actress and mother

The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massageencyclopedia of ayurvedic massage book cover

  • The Traditional Value of Massaging Infants and Children
  • The Role of Lymphatic Massage in Attaining Perfect Health
  • Tailoring Therapies to Constitutional Types
  • Using Subtle-Energy Systems to Enhance Health Care
  • Ayurvedic Facials: Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
  • Ayurvedic Massage Certification Training

“Dr. John Douillard has taken details from various Ayurvedic traditions in which he has trained and synthesized then into techniques that are well fitted to today’s world-ever retaining Ayurveda’s focus on healing mind and spirit as well as body. The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage is a worthy successor to Dr. Douillard’s previous books and a valuable incarnation of Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom in modern words.”
-Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedacharya



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