ayurveda Tag

Vānaprastha is the third of the four stages (āśrama) of life, ideally occurring at roughly 50 years of age but often commencing later. It is the age and stage where one ideally begins to withdraw increasingly more attention from the worldly arena and its consuming...

Dr. Robert Svoboda and I generally offer these live, call-in Q&A sessions a couple times yearly, exclusively for alumni of our “Foundations of Ayurveda Part I“, “Part II“, “The Planets” and, “Pratyāhāra: Turning Attention Within” complete courses (sorry, not for stand alone a la carte...

Dr. Welch is teaching a morning as part of The Ayurveda Center of Vermont's Mahatma School of Ayurveda 200-hour Ayurveda Integration program. This morning session is only open to registered students of the program. We highly recommend this program....

Dr. Robert Svoboda and I generally offer these live, call-in Q&A sessions a couple times yearly, exclusively for alumni of our “Foundations of Ayurveda Part I“, “Part II“, “The Planets” and, “Pratyāhāra: Turning Attention Within” complete courses (sorry, not for stand alone a la carte...

In this call from March 11, 2020, Dr. Svoboda & Dr. Welch address the following topics and questions in this order: Corona virus fear: Beer baths? Stout showers? Nope. Not enough alcohol. This chat includes a DIY hand sanitizer recipe towards the beginning, to help...

The 20 guṇas, or qualities, of Ayurveda provide a foundation for understanding and describing the world--including food, herbs, substances, emotions, mental states, the doṣas of Ayurveda and, indeed anything that exists. They provide language for understanding how to diagnose and treat physical, emotional or mental...

In this October 8, 2019 interview with Dr. Welch by Olga Grischenkova of Core Spirit, they discuss: What hormones are major players for women A particularly interesting thing Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda have in common Why stress is often followed by weight gain How to increase...

Being Medicine: Ayurvedic Wisdom for Healing in Stressful Times, taught by Dr. Welch, is a scheduled part of the event, The Revolution Within: Women’s Week @ Kripalu Here’s a bit about it: Each interaction each of us has with other human beings, animals, plants  and our...

We have scheduled a roughly one-hour, free, live Q&A call with Dr. Svoboda and Dr. Welch for alumni of any of the following online courses: Foundations of Ayurveda Part I, II, Pratyāhāra: Turning Awareness Within or The Planets. The call is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20,...

Kiev, Ukraine Ayurveda: Where Science Meets Consciousness Saturday morning: Schedule: 10-1 Ayurveda: Where Science Meets Consciousness (co-taught by Dr. Welch & Dr. Robert Svoboda) All medical systems are models of reality. Modern medical science has benefited humanity greatly, particularly in the realm of the management of medical crises via intensive,...

Instructor: Dr. Claudia Welch, DOM 10-1 & 2:30-4:30 Saturday, Sunday & Monday Cost: $275 for Saturday and Sunday, $108 for Monday add-on clinic day. To Register: Call The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont at 802-872-8898 When we consider women’s health from cradle to the grave, it can feel overwhelming to understand all...

When I lived in India I was once served a dish that this one tries to approach. While I’ve always loved dill, I had never had had it as a cooked vegetable— I mean as a main ingredient cooked vegetable. The potatoes in the dish...

Lenox, MA Friday April 12, 2019: 9-12 & 2-4; Saturday April 13, 2019:  9-12 & 2-4; Sunday April 14, 2019: 9-11:30 While generally closed to participants other than students enrolled in Kripalu School of Ayurveda, this weekend is open to graduates of our Foundations of Ayurveda Part II online course...

Amsterdam 10-1 & 2:30-4:30 Saturday, Sunday & Monday When we consider women’s health from cradle to the grave, it can feel overwhelming to understand all the changes, transitions, fluctuations and conditions, and to begin to address or resolve them. In this workshop, Dr. Welch will explore how...

This morning session is only open to registered students of The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont’s 200 Hour Ayurveda Integration Program. Dr. Claudia Welch will be a guest instructor, discussing Women's Health in the context of the program's curriculum. If you are interested in incorporating Ayurveda into your life, Dr....

Byron Bay, Australia 10-1 and 2.30-4pm (10% discount for members; 10% early bird discount until 31 December 2017) In this weekend, Dr. Welch explores the root causes of many fundamental health concerns of women, helps us understand hormonal changes, breast health, infertility and other considerations from a perspective...

(Like the pithy title?) I just finished the second of two books I read back-to-back. Well, actually I listened to them on Audible (www.audible.com). (While in many cases I prefer reading books, this one is particularly wonderful to listen to I find the reader, Simon Vance,...

Albuquerque, NM Saturday & Sunday, 10-1 & 2:30-4:30 (no single day option) Acupuncturists, Doctors of Oriental Medicine and other NCCAOM-certified physicians: 9 CEU points approved for NCCAOM When we consider women’s health from cradle to the grave, it can feel overwhelming to understand all the changes, transitions, fluctuations...

This one-day seminar is designed to complement the information presented in Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science. We will explore how emotions, actions and lifestyle--including self care--affects women's hormones, hearts and other common health concerns that...

In this Q&A session from Sunday, 1 Oct, 2017, Drs. Svoboda & Welch explore the following questions & subjects: Is one particular doṣa worse or better than the others? How to develop a relationship with fire How to refine our perception of subtle aspects...

An honest conversation about women's hormones and sanity with Ellie Drake, a compassionate, knowledgeable, heartfelt interviewer with a knack for guiding conversation to raw depth of true experience. From January 2017. Click on that link for the conversation. Dr. Welch discusses these themes in much more...

By Dr. Claudia Welch As of January 2011, a Kaiser Family Foundation study found that, if you were an average young American, you would be spending almost every waking minute, outside of time in school, on either a smart phone, computer, TV or some other electronic...

Some of us are exercise junkies. Some not. Some of us enjoy a good, brisk, long walk. Provided some tidy conditions are met: the weather must be perfect and there must be a perfect chat companion. If the weather is cold, companion taciturn or absent, or...

“Alas, I have good news.” In late May 2010, I got this cheerful voicemail message from Renee Sedliar, the affable and talented Executive Editor at Da Capo. I stood in the Baltimore airport, between flights, slightly confused. She quickly corrected, “I mean, at last, I have good news.” Da...

Hi all. I just spent a couple weeks in New Zealand, or “Aotearoa”– “land of the long white cloud,” as a stopover on my way to teach in Australia. There is a reason clouds occupy a prominent position in the Maori name for New Zealand. [caption id="attachment_55521" align="alignnone"...

Dr. Welch talks about two major considerations in breast health - considerations she wished all women knew about so we could all have the best mammarian (yes, she knows that is not a word) health possible....

In this special interview Dr Claudia Welch, Ayurvedic Practitioner, gives a refreshing holistic perspective on hormones, the difference between adrenaline and cortisol, male and female sex hormones, and perspective on how to balance your hormones....

I suppose that, at any given time, there are always at least a few places on this planet that manage to manifest lofty ideals in practical ways that inspire and transform whoever participates. In my estimation, vaidyagrāma, an Ayurvedic eco-village that provides education and Ayurvedic treatments...

Ancient Āyurvedic texts describe four qualities one must possess to become an effective physician: Excellence in theoretical knowledge, lots of practice, dexterity and purity. Dr. Welch explores some of the weird and interesting aspects of these qualities and how cultivating them can enhance our ability...

I just spent such a delightful weekend with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda students, who should be graduating, like, any minute now. It was truly, madly, deeply enjoyable for me to spend time with them. Hopefully it wasn’t lousy for them either. I am also aware...

Sometime in maybe the 2000s, I started hearing a lot about, “oil pulling.” How it was an ancient Ayurvedic practice used extensively for thousands of years. And it seemed to cure everything from cavities to cancer. I had never heard of it. I had been studying Ayurveda...

Note: While much of this article is about plants and medicine, all these ideas apply equally to animals and food. Treating animals as commodities, packing them into unnaturally crowded areas and interacting with them in those environments has been shown to be clearly associated with...

Years ago a new patient came from out of state for an office visit. Over the course of the consultation, I learned she had several health issues that had been plaguing her since early childhood. She felt they were possibly related to her birth, and...

This is a talk (April 29th 2011) 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...

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.