Healthier Hormones

With the amount of information available on women’s health and hormones, you’d think we’d all be crystal clear on the subject. But, in fact, most of us are not. Lots of data does not amount to knowledge. This course, hosted by Cate Stillman and instructed by Dr. Claudia Welch, offers 6 very packed classes on Women’s health and hormones.

This course is a prerequisite for taking Dr. Welch’s Mentorship program, which we plan to run every year.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learn to understand hormonal trends in a woman's body through all stages of life.

Learn how hormonal balance reflects our ethics, and how living in integrity supports hormonal balance.

Learn skills to maintain or support hormonal balance at any age.

Learn how restoring hormonal balance can help correct irregular menstruation, fertility, thyroid or adrenal issues, fatigue, auto-immune disorders, moods, hot flashes and other disorders.

Learn to identify stagnation & resulting disorders, like endometriosis, painful periods and congested breast tissue.

Learn how to resolve stagnation and to resolve the related symptoms.

Learn secrets of the transformational power and potential of daily routine.

Be supported to make life changes that serve to increase physical and emotional equilibrium.

Have access to community – if you need it – around your health evolution.

Be able to help other woman (students & clients) navigate their journeys more skillfully.

Receive a free download of Dr. Claudia Welch's Prana CD, free copies of some of her articles, and handouts to support the material.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format for the course?

This course is offered as 6 approximately 1.5 hour audio sessions, with accompanying handouts. You can listen to the audios and read the accompanying material any time, on your own schedule at your own pace. Though participation is optional, you will also be invited to join a closed, private Facebook group that is a forum for group discussion for all current students and alumni of the course.

Once or twice a year we invite new members to join at the same time, so that they can go through the course together, at the same time, and give and receive each other support. When we do this, we generally offer one free, live introductory call  that is open to the public. Then we allow six weeks for those students to listen to one lesson per week for six weeks. We conclude with a second live, free Question & Answer call that is open to current students and all alumni of the course. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of the next time we will launch a group start.

Can I sign up now but wait to start the course until the next group start?

Yes. You can get a jump start on the course, and receive the announcements for the next group start. Past members have found that taking the course again deepens their understanding and their commitment to taking up better lifestyle habits for future wellness.

If I've already read Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, would this course be redundant?

This course is designed to complement Dr. Welch’s book, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western ScienceIt is not redundant. In fact, it is very helpful to both read the book and take this course.

How do I access the member discussion forum?

The member forum is a closed Facebook group page to which you will be invited when you register for the course. You don’t need to join Facebook to access the course, but you do need to join it if you want to access the member’s discussion forum. A possible solution for those that don’t want to join Facebook, but do want to be part of the member discussion group, is to create a facebook account, join the group, but don’t “friend” anyone.

How can I register for this course?

The only way to register for Healthier Hormones 6-segment course is through this link at Cate Stillman’s YogaHealer.com.

When is the next live course or group start?

This course is pre-recorded and we are not planning on re-teaching the entire course again live. However, once or twice a year we invite new members to join at the same time–in a group start, so that they can go through the course together, at the same time, and give and receive each other support. When we do this, we generally offer one free, live introductory call  that is open to the public. Then we allow six weeks for those students to listen to one lesson per week for six weeks. We conclude with a second live, free Question & Answer call that is open to current students and all alumni of the course.

To find out when we’ll run the next group-start, please sign up for the newsletter on any page on this website and we’ll let you know through the newsletter.

I’m already a member of the Healthier Hormones E-Course. Can I take the course again for free?

Yes. Anytime. If you are signed up for our mailing list, you should receive notices when we will do group starts and calls, so you can join those and stay connected and give and receive support. You don’t need to pay anything more.

Will Dr. Claudia and Cate answer my personal health questions in this course or via the Facebook group?

No. Personal health questions are not answered on the facebook group or part of a course. You will be recommended to have a consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner who can know more personally your health history and your unique situation. The course is an educational experience where you will learn how hormones work from an Eastern medicine perspective, and know what changes you can make to have the best impact on your physiology over time.

I am post-menopausal and am wondering if Healthier Hormones E-Course would have relevant health information for me or is it more directed towards younger women?

Yes – the Healthier Hormones e-Course is for women of all ages, and very beneficial for post-menopause.

Can my teenage daughter take the course with me?

Yes – you can listen to the audios together. However, each paying member can access the Facebook conversation. If you truly want to take the course together – each of you needs to invest in a membership.

Can men take the course, or is it only for women?

Yes, men can take the course too. Men will better understand their own physiology. Men who work in women’s healthcare will benefit particularly from taking the course.

I have thyroid issues. Do you address this in the course?

This course addresses the root causes of many thyroid disorders from an Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine perspective. You will also be supported in lifestyle habits that may support your healing.

I have difficult periods. Do you address this in the course?

Yes. This course addresses the root causes of many menstrual disorders from an Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine perspective. You will also be supported in lifestyle habits that may support your healing.

I have adrenal issues and suffer from low energy and adrenal fatigue. Do you address this in the course?

This course explores the root causes of many adrenal disorders from an Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine perspective. You will also be supported in lifestyle habits that may support your healing.

Listen to previous free introductory calls

16 March 2017:

Dr. Welch and Cate explore the physiology of stress vs. the physiology of joy, as pertains to heart function and neural pathways in the brain; How our hearts and brains can react to stress in a positive way, but only if we really have our hearts, ethics and actions in and aligned with what we are asking of them.

Download Healthier Hormones Intro 16 March 2017 as audio file

 

27 June 2014:

Cate Stillman & Dr. Claudia Welch talk about food. How it is important, but it may lead to neurosis to place all our bets on food to be our Savior. Or a technique to save us. Or a certain yoga tradition. These things may help create the context for us to…to what? To experience Grace in the Space of our lives, perhaps. To find the trust that can begin to happen when we, as one participant shares, “allow…Life to happen.” We hear from participants of the Healthier Hormones course who have done this course for two years, and how it works in their lives. We talk about the value of environment, and how it can do some of our work for us if we give some attention to what flavor is created by it.

Download Healthier Hormones intro 27Jun2014 as audio file

 

23 January 2014:

Cate & Dr. Claudia engage in a conversation about, among other things, Good Orderly Direction (G.O.D.), addiction, the difference between vayu and vata and how samskaras can support healthy functioning of the former and pacify the latter; following Thy will even before My will is completely exhausted, and talk about the value of this community.

Download Hormones intro 23Jan2014 as audio file

 

28 June 2013:

Cate & Dr. Welch explore what sort of special events–like being present at births or deaths–can throw us off our daily routines, and how to get back on board:

Download Healthier Hormones intro 28Jun2013 as audio file

 

6 August 2012:

Listen to an introductory conversation on hormonal health.

Download Healthier Hormones intro 06Aug2012 as audio file

Register for the Healthier Hormones 6-segment course at YogaHealer.com

 

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.