Ayurvedic Thai Yoga Therapy
SomaVeda® Ayurvedic Thai Yoga Therapy
(Southern Method, A six to ten day program) Continuing the work begun in SomaVeda® Indigenous Thai Yoga Level One . The student is introduced to the 50 plus indigenous, traditional therapeutic Asana. The SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day concept and session protocol incorporating the seven additional Vinyasa, flowing sequences or treatment algorithms as well as additional practice in the meditation and healing forms of the oldest, original, and most traditional Wat Po or Wat Chetaphon based method. We honor Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage, Traditional Thai Medicine and Thai Ayurveda religious therapeutics in this class by keeping the strict traditional Thai Healing Vinyasa and flows alive in their most traditional form. More commonly known as the Southern or Royal Method we explore variations from three different recognized or traditional Royal traditions: Buddhai Sawan, Wat Po and Anantasuk schools. This course is an indigenous, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy training and certification program. It is required for SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Teacher certification.
This SomaVeda® Indigenous Ayurvedic Thai Yoga Massage Therapy course is predominately hands on, with a thorough introduction to the underlying philosophy and theory of energy. “Sip Sen”, the Ten principle Sen or Nadis and the Seven Chakra. Basic western anatomy and physiology as it applies to SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is introduced at this time. Ayurveda core concepts of balancing Dosha for Vata, Pitta and Kapha are practiced.
Instruction includes all seven traditional attitudes: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Second Supine and Seated Positions: The complete SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Protocol. Seven Different therapeutic Asana or sessions. Ayurveda Nutrition and Life style approaches to maintaining optimum health as well as over 150 individual Asana or therapeutic postures. We emphasize integration of emotional balancing (BET) and clinical applications for major disease such as Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease and various soft tissue disorders and syndromes. Specific treatment protocols appropriate for indigenous and traditional practitioners are practiced.
The SomaVeda® student learns the concept of moving the body without effort, as well as specific postures for specific imbalances. The role of the breath in partnership within the therapeutic encounter is discussed and practiced intently. This course focuses of the use of Puja or therapeutic affirmations and Mantra in the healing process as originally introduced in the SomaVeda® Level One course.
We look in depth at the historical roots of the treatment philosophy . All SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Classes begin with daily Hatha Yoga and or SomaVeda® Thai Reishi Yoga (Reusi Dottan) meditation and practice. By conclusion of this program we expect the student to show knowledge , understanding and skill in the basic techniques of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga. ( 48 to 100 Hr. practice credit available.)
Required Textbook: Ayurveda of Thailand
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Important Note! We consider this SomaVeda® Ayurvedic Thai Yoga Massage class to be a Sophisticated Beginner Class. Graduates at this level should under no circumstances consider themselves to be professionals or present their practice to the public as professionals. These classes are meant for educational purposes only and do not purport to make any medical recommendations. Medical recommendations and diagnosis for any disease condition is regulated by both Federal and State law and may only be practiced by a licensed physician or other licensed health care provider. However, this class when practiced in conjunction with all of the SomaVeda® provides a very firm and substantial foundation from which to become a professional! Level Five A & B is currently available as a module for our intermediate and Advanced Certified Thai Practitioner Programs (CTP 2 and CTP 3), Certified Thai Practitioner (CTP), Ayurveda Health Counselor (AHC), Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (AYT), Certified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher (TCP), SCNM College Degree Programs.
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