Beginning Āyurveda

The following resources are for people new to Āyurveda, wanting to expand their knowledge.

  • Women’s Health & Hormones Part I: Hormonal Balance & Stagnation. This online course is one we wish every woman could take, regardless of medical training. Together with the information in Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science, it is applicable to any woman and anyone who treats or wishes to understand women’s health better. We explore many stages of women’s lives and many concerns therein. Please read more about it.
  • Foundations of Āyurveda Part I. This multi-media course is designed for someone who is seriously interested in embarking on an in-depth study of Āyurveda, or has already done so and would like to re-visit the material or gain new insights or greater clarity by taking either the entire course or just certain lessons. It is co-taught by Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svoboda.
  • Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science by Dr. Claudia Welch. This book is designed to simplify the otherwise complicated subject of women’s hormones, distilling it into principles that are meaningfully applied to life. Practical tools are given, to help a woman restore or invigorate her health and hormonal balance.
  • The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians: Practical Ayurvedic Wisdom for Modern Practitioners by Dr. Claudia Welch. While the obvious audience for this book is health care practitioners (of any modality), because it is in great measure about communication and relationships, it is applicable to anyone seeking to refine these skills and interactions. We all have the potential to have positive, negative or neutral effects on those around us, so we all have the potential to refine our ability to have a medicinal effect on our loved ones and environment.
  • Prāṇa CD. The four tracks on this cd are guided visualizations designed to support cultivation and smooth, unobstructed flow of prāṇa (life force) in its practitioners, narrated by Dr. Claudia Welch.
  • Dinacaryā: Changing Lives Through Daily Living eBook by Dr. Claudia Welch. This mini eBook serves to outline the daily routines prescribed in ancient Āyurveda, and enlivened with a modern perspective. Unique perspectives are offered, so even if you have been introduced to the concept and practice of dinacaryā, you may find this helpful.
  • 4 Aims & Stages of Life mini eBook by Dr. Claudia Welch. This mini ebook outlines and explores the 4 aims and stages of life that are discussed in East Indian philosophies.
  • Articles. This is a catalogue of explorations and reflections on a variety of topics related to Āyurveda, medicine, illness, health, suffering, love, oddities and life in general.
  • Lectures & Conversations. These are audio or video recordings of conversations on a variety of subjects including addiction, eating disorders, home “cleanses,” and hormonal health and balance.
  • Recipes. Recipes for healthy living.
  • Good Company Meetings. These are are free, live meetings we facilitate to support health. We do this by providing, to the best of our abilities, a neutral, tolerant, consistent, confidential and supportive community to support the practice of basic tenets of health.
  • Healthier Hormones Online Course. People from all over the world take this course to better their lives and hormones—especially women’s hormones. Whether you are new to Eastern medicine of any kind, or a health care practitioner or physician of any modality, this course serves to clarify the how hormones affect us and how we affect our hormones, and to get us on track to better health.
  • 42 The Game, just for fun. If you like card games. Especially if you like complicated card games that involve bidding and taking tricks, even with only two players.
New: Women’s Health & Hormones online course taught by Dr. Welch, with an innovative approach to understanding women’s hormones and health conditions. Designed for everybody, regardless of medical background, from MDs to professionals of Ayurveda or TCM, to anyone interested in women’s health.