Gauri Junnarkar is the founder & Director of 'Ayurnutrition' a Integrative & Holistic Wellness Practice in Dallas Fort Worth. She is a highly accomplished Ayurveda Practitioner (Classically trained Vaidya) and Panchakarma Specialist. She has been practicing Ayurveda for the last 16 years. She is a dedicated Nutrition Professional with 13+years experience as Registered/Licensed Dietitian and 10+ years as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Gauri holds an Masters degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Gauri earned her (BAMS) Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine degree from the University of Mumbai She has completed 500+ hour massage therapy course from a renowned massage academy and is currently licensed as a Massage Therapist (LMT) in the state of Texas.
Gauri’s expertise includes Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Diet, Stress Mangement,Nutrition and Diabetes education. She integrates Ayurveda principles with Nutrition in her daily practice. Gauri has taught nutrition courses to undergraduate students at a local area County College. She has worked as a Certified Diabetes educator in diabetes center in Dallas Fort Worth area. She is a faculty member at International University of Yoga and Ayurveda. Gauri’s background in Ayurveda inspired her to do her master's thesis research on “Dietary Curcumin (phytochemical in Turmeric) and its effect in Melanoma (skin cancer)”, which was selected at the National conference on Experimental Biology under "Diet and Cancer” and also at the Texas Dietetic Association conference. Gauri has given a number of presentations on Ayurveda to faculty and students at Texas Woman’s University and dietitian association in Dallas. She has presented webinars to medical faculty at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Gauri has provided lunch n learn presentations to various corporations and business. She is a motivational speaker. She also writes articles on Ayurveda and nutrition. Gauri is a committee member for AAPNA (Ayurvedic Professionals of North America). She has been a past member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Association of Diabetes Educator. Combining her education and vast experience with her passion for helping people achieve their goals in life, Gauri has started Ayurnutrition in 2009.