Resume

DR. CLAUDIA WELCH CREDENTIALS

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION

  • Doctor of Oriental Medicine, State of New Mexico, November, 1997-present
  • National Board Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture, The National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists, Washington, DC, August, 1997-present
  • Registered Massage Therapy Instructor, State of New Mexico, January, 1992-2005

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • NAMA (National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine) Approved PACE Provider
  • Dr. ClaudiaWelch.com is an Organizational Member of NAMA approved to provide Peripheral/ Supporting Programs
  • Member of The Author’s Guild (AG)
  • Member of National Writers Union (NWU)
  • Member of NAMA

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Honorary Member of Associacao Brasileira de Ayurveda, “In recognition of your work, effort and dedication to the enrichment of Ayurvedic knowledge worldwide.”; 2010
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement in Bridging Cultures and Supporting Intercultural Relations at University of Vermont. 1991
  • Religion Departmental Honors, for completing an undergraduate thesis comparing the principles of Ayurveda with the most reputable work in Complementary and Alternative medicine in the west. University of Vermont 1991

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Southwest Acupuncture College, August, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Honors Thesis on South Asian Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1991
  • Diploma in Hindi Language I and II,Benares Hindu University, Benares, India 1989 and 1993
  • Diploma in Massage Therapy, H. K. A . Healing Arts Massage School,Albuquerque, NM. February, 1992
  • Certificate in Advanced Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Chinese Herbal Medicine, China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center, Beijing, China, April – May 1997
  • Certificates of Completion in Jyotish: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Courses, With Hart DeFouw, The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, 1998 – 2001
  • Certification of Completion Ayurvedic Studies Program I, Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, 1991-1998
  • Tutored Study in Ayurvedic Medicine, in India and the United States, with Dr. Robert E. Svoboda, 1988-1997, (ongoing consulting relationship)
  • Tutorial in Sanskrit Language, with Dr. Vagish Shastri, Benares, India 1992-1993

ORIENTAL AND AYURVEDIC MEDICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Doctor of Oriental Medicine (Acupuncturist/Chinese Herbalist/Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Diet Counselor), Private Practice or Phone Consultations, 1997-present
  • Guest Speaker and Presenter, Various schools, organizations, conferences and events internationally, 1992-present
  • Faculty Member, Senior Instructor, The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, 2002-2011
  • Faculty Member, Southwest Acupuncture College, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM, 1998-2006
  • Faculty Member, AcuPractice Seminars, Albuquerque, NM 2001-present
  • Faculty Member, Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Stockbridge, MA, 2005-present
  • Faculty Member, The RISHI Center, Newport, RI, 2006-2007
  • Contributing Author of Ayurvedic Educational Material, Banyan Botanicals, Albuquerque, NM, June 2001-2010. banyanbotanicals.com and bigshakti.com
  • Ayurvedic Consultant for COMO Shambhala Spas, Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands, 2005
  • Clinical Supervisor of Acupuncture Students at New Mexico Cancer Care Associates, Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM. January, 1999-2000
  • Faculty Member, Crystal Mountain School of Massage Therapy, Albuquerque, NM. 1998-2000
  • Clinical Supervisor of Massage Students at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, Crystal Mountain Massage School, Albuquerque, NM. 1999 – 2002
  • Co-Founder of Complementary Cancer Care Associates training licensed health-care practitioners to work with oncology patients. June 2000 – August 2001
  • Executive Director, Health Tours, Ayurvedic educational tours within India. Albuquerque, NM 1995-1998
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Diet Counselor, 1993-1997
  • Panchakarma Massage Therapist, The Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, 1991- 1992 and 1994 – 1998
  • Office Manager, The Ayurvedic Institute, 1993-1994

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • How the Art of Medicine Makes the Science More Effective: Becoming the Medicine We Practice. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. September 2015.
  • Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science. Da Capo Lifelong. March 2011.
  • Below is a partial list of published articles. More can be found on the articles page of this website.
  • Co-authored The Art of Nurturing: Yoga and Ayurveda for Postpartum Bliss with Chandra and Scott Blossom, Yoga International, Spring 2011
  • Sin, Virtue & Plant Medicine, How Human And Plant Behavior Affect Each OtherOriginally written for the 2011 3rd International Conference on Ayurveda, Rishikesh, India, February 2011, due for publication in Namarupa: Categories of Indian Thought, March, 2011
  • Excerpt from Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life in Natural Health Magazine, Spring 2011
  • Interview with Dr. Claudia Welch, Light on Ayurveda Journal, Spring 2011
  • Numerous online articles, newsletter articles, and online tests and text (all of which is attributed to Dr. Welch by name) for the Banyan Botanicals website, www.banyanbotanicals.com.
  • Breath As Medicine: An Introduction to the Effects of Pranayama on the Mind and Body; in Light on Ayurveda, a peer-reviewed journal, Oct. 2009
  • The Four Aims and The Four Stages of Life in Namarupa, June 2009
  • An Overview of the Education and Practice of Global Ayurveda, a chapter in the academic text Modern and Global Ayurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms. SUNY Press, 2008
  • Interview with Claudia Welch in Yoga & Health Magazine (UK), July 2007
  • Women, heart health and naps in Yoga & Health Magazine (UK), May 2007
  • Beginning online Ayurveda eCourse, 2005
  • Secrets of the Mind: The 10 Channels Revealed, a mini eBook , 2005
  • The Secret Potential of Brahmamuhurta, in Namarupa: Categories of Indian Thought, Spring 2003
  • Abhyanga: Warm Oil Massage in LA Yoga magazine, Feb. 2003
  • Studying Ayurveda in India, Ayurveda Today, Spring 1994

New! Foundations of Ayurveda II online course, co-taught by Dr. Claudia Welch & Dr. Robert Svoboda. With 50+ hours of video, handouts & end of lesson quizzes, you can learn at home on your own schedule.