Lectures & Conversations

A conversation for practitioners and anyone else who may be interested, with Durga Leela, founder of Yoga of Recovery and Dr. Claudia Welch Durga Leela and Dr. Welch discuss the role of identity (in Ayurveda called, ahamkara) in addiction, the understandable tendency to focus on our...

A conversation on between Dr. Welch and Dr. Sara Gottfried MD, author of The Hormone Cure Are we really fat, lazy and unproductive? Or maybe courageous? What do hormones have to do with integrity? What is real pleasure? What is Dharma? Do we have to...

Cate Stillman and I had a conversation in January 2014, on the topic of "wrong questions" when it comes to healthcare. “What can I do about my insomnia?” “My friend has MS. Can Ayurveda help her? If so, how?” These are examples of (very understandable) questions we...

A Conversation with Dr. Claudia Welch - by Juliana Swanson Juliana Swanson: Thank you so much for taking the time for this interview. Do you prefer I call you “Dr. Welch” or “Claudia”? Dr. Claudia Welch: Let’s go with, “Claudia” for the rest of this, shall we? And...

A conversation in December 2012, between Dr. Welch and Chelsea Roff about Eating Disorders: As health care practitioners or yoga instructors, what do we need to understand about Eating Disorders and the people who suffer with them? In her article, Starving for Connection, Chelsea shares her...

This conversation, of August 2012, between Dr. Welch and Cate Stillman, of YogaHealer.com, explores the effects of how we live on our hormonal balance....

This is a talk (April 29th 2010) given by Dr. Welch at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. It was an introductory talk to her Women's Lives, Women's Transition workshop and deals, among other topics, with the issue of fear. You can find many other...

Looking for an intensive, in-depth foundation in Ayurveda, that you can do in your pajamas, on your own schedule, with tea? We invite you to consider our online courses, "Foundations of Ayurveda" Parts I and II, co-taught by Dr. Claudia Welch & Dr. Robert Svoboda. 100+ hours of video, handouts, quizzes, & certificates.