When can I begin this course?
Anytime. This is a stand-alone, self-paced course. Start, stop, begin again, any time that is convenient for you.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
actual hours; 6 NAMA PACE (TIA) hours
There are approximately four hours of video spread over eight videos; 1.5 hours of guided visualization exercises aside from what is in the videos; plus some written material that could take 30-60 minutes to read. Plus some recommended readings. However, it may take longer to complete the course. We recommend you take your time with the material, reviewing sections that are either particularly meaningful for you or that are unclear with one listening. There are many lessons you may well wish to repeat multiple times. You will have access to the course for one year from the time you register. It will also take you time to read Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, strongly recommended reading for the course.
Please see, “Course Structure” above, for the length of the individual lessons.
How long will I have access to the course?
For one year. You can extend access to it for another year for 50% off the original price or 50 USD per month extension. If it has been longer than six months since your course expired, you may retake it for 50% off the original price and have one year’s renewed access from the time of that payment.
How much does it cost?
What if I have questions on course content? Will I have live access to Dr. Welch?
If you have questions about course content as you go along and would like support, there will be a couple options:
- We plan to offer two live Women’s Health Q&A support calls per year with Dr. Welch exclusively for alumni of our Women’s Health Parts I & II online courses hosted by DrClaudiaWelch.com. Once you are a registered student of one of these two courses, you will receive emails letting you know when live calls are scheduled, how to join them, and be invited to submit questions on course content. We also plan to have a half hour at the end of the session, dedicated to participants sharing their experiences. While access to this course expires after one year, we plan to extend access to these calls and their recordings indefinitely.
- You can sign up for a tutoring option with one of our tutors.
What if I need technical support?
Once you are a registered student, we let you know who to contact if you need technical support with the website or course.
Can I download the lessons?
No. This is a streamable video course.
Are there any required textbooks?
We highly recommend you read Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science by Dr. Claudia Welch. There are benefits to reading it either before or after taking the course. The course and book have a little overlapping material but are mostly designed to complement each other.
You also may find Dr. Welch’s (admittedly rather dry) Secrets of the Mind: The 10 Channels Revealed useful if you are interested in references to classical material that Dr. Welch used to develop the perspective she has on the material she covers in this class, but it is not necessary.
Is there a quiz?
Yes, there is an exam at the end of the course. They are not tricky questions. All questions relate to the stated objectives listed for the course or are directly from the course material. A passing grade is 80%.
Can I have a certificate of completion?
Yes. Once you have successfully completed the course and quiz, you will have the option to print out a certificate that will include your name, the name of this course and the number of course hours. Please download, save and print out your certificate before your access to the course expires. Even if you don’t want it now, you might want it later. If you don’t download your certificate before your access to the course expires, you can request it in the future but we may no longer have access to it and, even if we do, it takes some fiddling and time to get one for and to you, so there will be a $50 administration fee for this service.
Where can I find answers to questions about the legality of practicing Ayurveda, about certification, or NAMA issues?
For information on NAMA, legal requirements and our courses, kindly see https://drclaudiawelch.com/resources/ayurvedic-certification-licensure/
Does this course fulfill the requirements for CEUs for licensed health care practitioners that are not Ayurvedic professionals?
At this time we are not pre-approved CEU providers for health care professions other than the field of Āyurveda. However, you will have your certificate of completion, which will provide the title of the course, your name, and course hours. This may or may not be sufficient for the organization requiring your CEUs. We encourage you to contact your organization to determine what we could do to support you getting CEU credits for Dr. Welch’s programs. If there is additional documentation that you need, we’d be happy to support you with this for a nominal fee. What that nominal fee would be, depends on the documentation you would need. Please contact our office if you have any questions about this.
What is your refund policy?
We do not offer refunds for online courses. We have tried to provide clear descriptions of our courses; please review this information before purchasing.
Is there an option for financing?
US residents can use the PayPal finance option to pay, when you purchase the course. The PayPal finance option has 0 payments and 0 interest if you pay within 6 months (subject to PayPal credit approval). Beyond 6 months, there would be a 19.99 % interest rate. To choose this option, when you go through the checkout line you will reach the PayPal page where you can choose to pay via your own credit card, via your PayPal account, or via PayPal Credit. Choose PayPal credit. If you haven’t done this before, PayPal will ask some questions to check your credit before approving. Once approved, your transaction will go through and you will have access to the course without needing to pay anything for 6 months. However, to get the zero-interest rate, please remember to pay what you can at the end of the 6 months.
What are the differences, and similarities between the Healthier Hormones online course, taught by Dr. Welch but hosted by Yogahealer. com and this course?
There is little overlap between the two. If you are an Ayurvedic practitioner that has taken either Healthier Hormones or Women’s Health & Hormones Part I, this would be a good course. Women’s Health & Hormones Part I is especially good, as Part II–this course– was taught live the day after Part I ended, so it was specifically designed to follow that specific course. But Healthier Hormones does have the prerequisite information.