SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Solutions for Corona Issues

SomaVeda® Ayurveda Health Coaching Counseling

By Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James, Dean of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and College of Ayurveda Medicine

 

Ayurveda teaching from ajahn Dr. Anthony B. James

Hi everyone and good day! Yes, almost everyone (those paying attention) is concerned with the Covid-19 pandemic now consuming the air waves of every news channel! And rightly so!  How is this all going to pan out? For most it is a bit uncertain in the short term. For the long, well, it’s going to work out! How do I know this? It always has and always does! This is not the first pandemic of epic proportions and risk to all nor will it be the last.

When we look at the functional, indigenous traditional medicine histories of the past we know that Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Native American Medicine as well as Homeopathy and Nature Cure (i.e. Traditional Naturopathy), especially as found in the Christian Monastic Medicine traditions of the Hospitaller’s (Founder of the Modern “Hospital” concept and “Nursing” weathered in some cases MANY pandemics.

The knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of surviving epidemics has not changed, not been lost just because the “times” have changed. Yes, we do have modern medicine and “medical respirators”, although we have a shortage of individuals who know how to operate these high tech life saving devices.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Solutions for Corona Issues

Please note the following recommendations are in addition to the really good overall advise and NAIC Monastic Medical Recommendation’s guidelines as well as legal edicts as per governmental authorities. All health and medical recommendation’s on an individual level must follow your personal physicians recommendations.

 

So… best bet for most people is to:

A) Reduce your exposure! This concept of physically limiting your direct risk of infection by creating and maintaining physical space (6 to 10ft.) from vectors (source of infection/ carriers) whether directly known or unknown… i.e. Social (Physical) distancing to a reasonable degree, is valid and useful in the small and the big picture of slowing down exposure rates in the general population. However, I say within reason for a reason. Our entire lives are built on and based on socialization and social interaction… It is simply not possible for the greater population to sequester and isolate. Income level, access to deliveries… especially a condition for rural and or remote areas! No “Grub Hub” or “Uber Eats” in these areas. Maybe your a “Prepper” maybe not. But all of us need to be somewhat on the “prepper” train right now  and for some unforeseeable future. No matter what your up to reduce your social activities to those activities which support health and self sufficiency as best you can. Many “essential” infrastructure persons from health providers to first responders will have the same issues as most of us while being required to get out there in high risk environments… no choice. My advise to these persons is do what you can aside from your job responsibilities to take care of your self and your family! You now have multiple jobs in that you have a public responsibility and still need to take care of your own households.

  1. Avoid total isolation: While we need to exercise caution in regard to large gatherings and social interactions, our health can suffer if we isolate ourselves completely. Social isolation disrupts the functioning of the vagus nerve—the brain-gut connection that regulates our immune system and our response to stress. Try to maintain a sense of social connectedness by engaging in small and safe social gatherings, eating meals with your family or a few friends, and avoiding over-reliance on electronic socialization. Above all, stay calm and open hearted while observing these commonsense precautions:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    • Wash your hands frequently.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

    • Stay home when you are sick.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue; then throw the tissue in the trash.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using soap and water or household cleanser.

    • Keep bundled up and warm during cold weather.

B) Be healthy… If your not? Ask yourself “Why am I not healthy?” if the answer is anything that has been in your power and means to correct… get on it! Every health expert including myself will tell you that your baseline of health and wellness will be a contributing factor in both your personal susceptibility and if and when exposed (and you will be), you experience as virulence, degree of illness and risk of death. We here at the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center have been teaching all of these concepts for years! Those of you who are graduates from our programs and especially my classes have heard me tirelessly and repetitively tell to to get your personal health in order.

Do the medicine you have been taught. Use the resources you have been given to get healthy i.e. “Physician, Heal Thy Self” as both a pre-condition and as a formal condition towards healing others. Those of you who have followed the teachings are now in excellent shape to deal with the current crises… those of you who followed lackadaisically or didn’t think it was important enough to double down and master the ancient and modern medicine teaching given are now in the same boat as everyone else, those who did not have education, those who don’t have a clue!

You may not like this! I want to say that those graduates  and or former students who exclusively have chosen to re-define our SomaVeda Indigenous Traditional Medicine® Thai Yoga as exclusively “Bodywork” and or “Massage” are just now wishing you had paid more attention to the parts of the program dealing with immune system, nutrition, supplementation, detoxification and counseling… You know who you are! However, all is forgiven. Break out your notebooks, text and course materials and dig deep into your notes for solutions you can do right now and which you can use as a basis for counseling! Now is the time to build and redirect into the counseling services your qualified and authorized to do which do not require physical contact and or even being in the same room! You can counsel by phone appointment, “Skype”, FB Live, “Insta” Live, Twitter or whatever format works best for your communications with your clients.

For example, it is proven clinically and scientifically that improving your emotional/ mental health has an immediate and direct impact of your immune system function and overall health and wellbeing. We have an amazing technology called B.E.T./ EFT and or “Energy Psychology” which EVERY SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner at EVERY practice level is required to learn and know! Now is the time to put that training and secondary certification/ scope of practice to use. Who does not need professional counseling on their negative and old unresolved negative emotional issues, fears, phobia, anxiety issues right now? Those therapist who are paying attention are scheduling paid professional consultation by phone and on-line. If your not… ask your self “Why not?”

A big part of what it means to be able to help bring healing to others is to “Work on Your Self”. Use the “Tapping” to build your own stability and remove confusion and irrational fear to better enable your own clarity to make better decisions during difficult times. Yes physical distance can be helpful… however, do not isolate yourself from your own healing practices and certainly do not be one of those “Healers” who in a crises disappears or is other wise “Not Available”. If your a trained healer, minister or Practitioner Therapist now is the time to prove your metal. Put up or shut up. Help or admit defeat to your lack of discipline and either immediately start supporting those who can do the work or get out of the way. If these words seem strong or critical, then so be it. This current time and pandemic is EXACTLY what we have been training for. This is why true healers, practicing authentic, genuine medicine have been training for. I hope with all my heart that you, my current and former students choose to step up and not out!

I want to recommend for the “Self Work” part of the equation right now my book “Angels Speak, The Art and Work of Crafting Consciousness“. Take some of the “Free Time” you now have because you may not be able to “rub on people” for money and continue to educate yourself on how to work on yourself in such a way as to reconnect to being able to contribute in difficult times.

IMPORTANT ALERT: If you are, and or define your professional livelihood as a “Massage” person my heart goes out to you as the massage industry is experiencing a huge crash which is likely to continue for the future. Non-medical, non-essential touching for esthetics, relaxation and or “therapy” may even be banned by the government in the near future.

I have a solution for you… Learn SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and Indigenous Traditional Natural Medicine. Yes we are the masters of Thai Traditional Physical Therapy (Thai Yoga Massage) however, in our traditional based system we teach “ALL” of the Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy and Indigenous Protocols which do NOT Require touching at all! If all you know or can do is rub of people then now is the time to re-direct!

Have confidence! SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Protocol works! It directly and immediately builds and improves all immune system quanta and measurable factors including those for fighting infections and in resisting all contagious issues. Not only is this a scientific fact, supported by an ever increasing body of science and scientific investigation, research trials, but, we have a mutli-decade of anecdotal history and evidence supporting the many benefits of the work we have been given.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Benefits: Have a look at the article I published a couple years ago on this very topic… Why Learn SomaVeda® Thai Yoga?

SomaVeda® Ayurveda, Health Coaching and Counseling Has the Solutions and Adjuncts you need for the current Crises!

Only “Isolate” if you are sick or suspect your sick!

Health officials recommend relying on good judgment and “social distancing” to keep ourselves safe. Yet even as we limit our social interactions, it’s important to remember that we are all in this together. This realization is essential to our well-being. Throughout the long history of humankind (and of the animal kingdom, too) those who learned to collaborate and intelligently adapt have prevailed.

Ayurveda provides us with a host of ways to ramp up our immune system. Here are a few tips that may not be the first you would think of! Take a look, and please reach out to me if you have any questions.

  1. Support your agni: Our digestive system is the root of good health. Help keep it in good working order with plenty of whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat three nourishing meals a day. Breakfast should be warm and easy to digest, lunch should be your largest meal of the day, and dinner should consist of a light, warm, and easily assimilated dish, such as a soup, or lightly steamed veggies and rice. Stay away from processed foods, sugars, and heavy, oily foods. Dairy foods can also be problematic due to their mucus-forming properties.

  2. Consume a small amount of Trikatu daily before lunch: Trikatu is a Sanskrit word meaning “three spices” or “three peppers.” Trikatu is an Ayurvedic blend of equal parts of the fruits of black pepper (Piper nigrum), long pepper (Piper longum), and the rhizomes of ginger (Zingiber officinale). Its many benefits include the following:

  • Helps to clear excess kapha or mucus from the body
  • Supports healthy digestive, circulatory, and respiratory functioning
  • Helps rekindle agni (digestive fire)
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Scrapes away excess fat tissue (helpful for weight management)
  • Helps remove impurities and toxins (ama) from the body
  • Buy herbs here.
  1. Take amalaki: Amalaki (a.k.a. amala) contains a number of health-enhancing nutrients, including vitamin C and other antioxidants. Amalaki is widely available for purchase online as well as from stores that specialize in  natural foods or dietary supplements. Buy herbs here.

  2. Enjoy tulsi tea throughout your day: Tulsi, or holy basil, is a delicious form of basil that not only is a respiratory tonic, but also has antiviral qualities. It is also acts as a powerful nervine tonic that can help soothe anxiety, relieve stress, and rejuvenate the nervous system. Buy herbs here.

  3. Get good sleep: Sleep is of equal importance to two other key aspects of health: proper nutrition and regular exercise. This vital trio—nutrition, exercise, and sleep—form the three pillars of health. Sleep deprivation suppresses production of the infection-fighting cytokines, antibodies, and cells that are your body’s first line of defense against the virus.

No Vaccine, and with a scarcity of Masks & Hand sanitizers, Our Own Body’s Immunity is our best defense. Ayurveda has for centuries addressed the issue of how to develop and maintain immunity. Here is a few Immunity To-Dos for your family.

IMMUNITY TO-DOs

Good digestion — a prime requirement

  • It is advised to consume Samskrithamadhu (Ayurvedic Honey) with lime in warm water daily in the morning to keep the whole digestive tract healthy. Actually all Wild , Unprocessed Honey is Ayurvedic! Look for the wildest, unprocessed, local honey that you can find. Use liberally in a variety of forms from topically to orally as a medicant. Of course you can also forget that it is a traditional medicine and just use in your tea, coffee or as a snack!
  • As per Sushruta Sutrasthana 45/132 and Ashtanga Hrudaya Sutrasthana 5/51-52:
  • Madhura – sweet
  • Kashaya Anurasa -astringent sub taste
  • Rooksha -dry
  • Sheeta – coolant
  • Improves appetite and digestive fire (Agnideepanam)
  • Improves skin complexion (Varnyam)
  • Improves voice quality -Svarya
  • Laghu – light to digest
  • Sukumara -improves softness of skin
  • Scrapes the inner side of the channels (lekhanam)
  • Good for heart (hrudya)
  • Vajikarana -aphrodisiac
  • Sandhana -heals wounds and fractures quickly
  • Cleanses and heals (shodhanam ropanam)
  • Good for eyes (chakshushyam)
  • Prasadhana – improves skin qualities
  • Penetrates deep into body channels (sookshma marganusari)
  • Natural detox agent (vishaprashamanam)
  • Chakshushya -good for the eyes (vision),
  • Pitta shleshmahara -Balances Pitta and Kapha
  • Medohara – useful in obesity
  • Chedi -breaks up hard masses,
  • Trut -relieves thirst,
  • Shelshmahara -balances Kapha
  • Useful in Visha -toxicity
  • Hidhma -hiccup
  • Asrapitta -bleeding conditions
  • Meha -diabetes, urinary tract diseases
  • Kushta -skin diseases
  • Krumi -worm infestation
  • Chardi – vomiting
  • Shwasa  -dyspnoea, chronic respiratory diseases
  • Kasa – cough, cold
  • Atisara – diarrhoea
  • Vrana shodhana -cleanses wounds
  • Vrana sandhana, ropana – heals wound quickly
  • Vatala -increases Vata
  • Ruksha – dry
  • Kashaya, Madhura – astringent and sweet
  • As per Charaka, it is one of those ingredients, that can be taken on a daily basis. (Pathya). (Reference: Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana 5/12 )
  • Drink warm freshly boiled water with Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Ginger, Black Pepper, and Star Anise. These spices improve digestion and are antimicrobial.Fresh Tumeric roots
  • Add fresh Turmeric to your soups or prepare fresh Turmeric Pickle with each meal. Turmeric apart from its anti-inflammation properties is also very good at improving our digestion.
  • Chyavanaprasam (is a good source of C vitamin) – useful for deficient immune disorders, respiratory ailments (also useful in debilitating diseases where the immunity goes down drastically).
    Those who cannot take ghee/sugar of Chyavanaprasam may take Tiktakam Kwatham morning and evening. It is an ancient Ayurvedic herbal supplement tablet that is robustly anti-viral.
  • Agastya Rasayana (Leham) – useful for general debility, respiratory ailments including bronchial asthma, hiccup, cough
  • Dasamula Arishtam after lunch and dinner- is a very powerful and potent health tonic to boost immunity as well as strengthen the lungs and the respiratory system.
  • Pippalya Asavam is a very potent health tonic to kindle the digestive fire
  • But the best way to develop Immunity is to cook fresh vegetables especially sourced from a local organic farm. Many local CSA’s are instituting either delivery and or “Drive Through”, call them, maybe they can sort out your weekly CSA Fresh Produce Box!  *** With Coronavirus – Why risk going to the Grocery Store – when you can have fresh vegetables delivered from Farm

Ayurveda Bitter Melon

This is not all! Please visit the other Articles I have posted on related issues and solutions!

SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Program

Thai Yoga Center Corona Virus Update

Health Alert! Chinese Coronavirus and Colloidal Silver

Flu Season is Here! Natural Solutions for Infections for Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Practitioners

Thai Yoga Concepts: Sustainable Eating and Sustainable Health: Part 1-4 of 4

 

Of course, there are also many other helpful courses located at LearnThaiYoga On-line!

LearnThaiYoga On-LineWe have many helpful courses and content published on our LearnThaiYoga.Teachable.com On-line learning program… There are both review courses suitable for trained and or certified practitioners and entirely new content for all including targeted and specific courses for infections in general and Corona specifically. To gain access to the full collection of courses, lessons and video’s you will need to sign up and subscribe to the monthly program! It’s only $12.00 per month and well worth it! Please note: although some of the LearnThaiYoga courses offer completion certifications non of them offer professional “practitioner” certificates at this time. If your looking for an On-line program offering professional certification send us an email and request to be put on the list for the new course coming!

I plan to update this lesson with live links to the Ayurveda foods and medicines to stock your Ayurveda medicine Chest asap. If you have specific and or urgent needs please email me.

As always may Spirit Bless you and yours!

Disclaimer: Ayurveda based recommendations are not FDA Approved: These recommendations are under religious therapeutic advice and All treatment recommendations are for either NAIC Tribal Org Members and or Practitioner Ministers only: Please note the following recommendations are in addition to the really good overall advise and NAIC Monastic Medical Recommendation’s guidelines as well as legal edicts as per governmental authorities. All health and medical recommendation’s on an individual level must follow your personal physicians recommendations.

 

SCNM- Thai Yoga Center Coronavirius Update

Corona Virus Information Chart

SCNM- Thai Yoga Center Coronavirius March Update for Thai Yoga Center Program Participants!

You’ve likely heard about the Coronavirus (officially called “2019-Novel Coronavirus” or “COVID-19”) in the news. While the immediate health risk remains low to Americans and there isn’t a vaccine yet, there are still ways that you can help prevent the spread of this virus.

With the recent increased attention to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in both local and national media, we wanted to reach out with information, and also request to PLEASE contact us to reschedule your certification program or retreat, if you are sick or feeling under the weather. PLEASE wait until you have made a full recovery.

Most airlines are allowing rescheduling flights during this season with little or no penalty. If your not clear as to whether you should postpone your class, call Dr. James directly at (706) 358-8646.

There are only three cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Florida at this time in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida is still considered a low risk, and there is no cause for alarm; however, we are encouraging all our guests and staff members to be proactive. Especially since we are having guests from all over the country traveling through airports. For the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus, we encourage you to visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/

With it also being flu and cold season, our staff is already been instructed on best practices for preventing transmission of respiratory and other illness, and we would like to share this important information with you: 

To prevent the spread of this illness or other illnesses, including the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with others who are sick;
  • Stay home when your sick
  • Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (thoroughly for 20 seconds). If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer (60% alcohol)
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth as germs are spread this way
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs
  • Avoid sharing food and drinks with others.
  • See your doctor if you think you’re ill (symptoms, fever, cough especially if your in a high risk area).

Please remember, everyone with flu like symptoms or a fever should stay home.
As always, we look forward to serving the needs of our students and participants and will keep you informed of any developments.

LearnThaiYoga.Teachable.com: Additional information on complimentary and indigenous medicine based strategies for Corona, Flu, Colds and other Novel Viral Infections is found in the LearnThaiYoga.Teachable.com courses in the “Jump Start Your Healing Practice” monthly subscription program. 1) “Natural Solutions for Infections for Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Therapist”,  and more specific to current health alerts…  2) “Natural Solutions for Corona, Flu and Novel Viral Infections”. Remember, the #1 strategy, proven effective, to remain healthy, if exposed to a contagious illness vector is a healthy immune system! This is what we teach, preach and practice!
Visit The Centers for Disease Control website for more information on the Coronavirus, including what you should know about symptoms, treatments, testing, and other frequently asked questions.
We will post further updates as appropriate!
 
NAIC Members are welcome to email Dr. James with your questions. Please contact us with any questions and concerns!
Love & Light
 

The NAIC Thai Yoga Center Team

January 2020 SomaVeda Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program

January 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification 2020
Thai Yoga Center
SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Massage

January 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification 2020:

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program:CTP (164 hour residential intensive). This 17 day, ( January 10th. to January 26th. 2020) program covered all four levels of the Basic Professional Thai Yoga Certificate Program plus 20 additional breakout and/or supplemental courses. The CTP1 course is an intensive training based on Traditional Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural and Native American Medicine.

1) January 2020 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program Photo Gallery

The January 2020: 164hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Course qualifies towards all advanced certificate (Accredited, State of Florida Compliant, AAPNA, NCBTMB) and SCNM College Degree programs in Indigenous, Traditional, Natural Medicine, Ayurveda, Ayurveda Life Style Consultant, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist and SomaVeda® Thai yoga Therapy practitioner. Graduates are qualified to practice and to provide health and wellness services for Spirit, Mind and Body for a variety of health related concerns and issues in all 50 states and Canada!

Yoga Teacher already? Bring a comprehensive Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy practice to your school or program in only 17 days! This amazing Ayurveda, Yoga and Yoga Therapy retreat at the beautiful 5 acre Native American Indigenous Church Sanctuary offers a healing atmosphere unique to central Florida. Learn, Restore and Grow!

Unique to our program! Daily Reishi Yoga also known as “Reusi Dot Ton“. Bring a new and exciting Yoga practice to your home life and Shala/ Studio!

Massage Therapist? Bring the exciting therapies of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy to your practice. Save your Hands! Our unique “Hands Free! Thai Yoga” variations have not only enlivened careers but have saved many Massage Therapist from debilitating occupational disabilities such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!  NCBTMB and FSMTB CE hrs. Approved. Learn how to double your existing practice and income!

Allied or Medical Health Practitioner: Doctor, Nurse, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist? Looking to expand your practice offering with CAM procedures and practices proven effective? It is well known that Indigenous Traditional Medical Systems are the basis of CAM procedures. Learn from the source!

The 164 hr. CTP1 qualifies as the pre-requisite course requirement for all SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Degrees.  The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate course additional qualifies graduates for all Intermediate, Advanced and Teacher Certification programs in SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy .

What is Somaveda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga?

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NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education

For full description, curriculum and registration details CLICK HERE

For NAIC/ SCNM Thai Yoga Center Tuition Grants and Scholarships CLICK HERE

School of Ayurveda

Can’t make it to a live class? Join our LearnThaiYoga “Jump Start Your Healing Practice” Home Study/ Distance Learning Platform! Over 30 different on-line, self paced courses to give you access to some of the same high quality instruction you would receive in a LIVE SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program. Although, there is no substitute for LIVE training under a Thai Ajahn such as Dr. Anthony B. James, Ajahn Dr. James has personally crafted these On-line programs to give you access to authenticity.

Can’t afford to join a LIVE class … even with a tuition scholarship? LearnThaiYoga On-line is only $12.00 per month!

Already have a practice, but it’s not working? Your not making money? Your not having a successful life experience as a Thai Yoga and or healing arts professional? In the Learn Thai Yoga On-line platform you will find details healing arts business development and marketing plans based on 38 years of professional experience in this industry. Join us at Learn Thai Yoga!

November 2019 SomaVeda Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program

Thai Yoga Center

July 2019 SomaVeda Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate class

November 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification 2019:

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program:CTP (164 hour residential intensive). This 17 day, ( November 8th. to November 24th. 2019) program covered all four levels of the Basic Professional Thai Yoga Certificate Program plus 20 additional breakout and/or supplemental courses. The CTP1 course is an intensive training based on Traditional Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural and Native American Medicine.

1) November 2019 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program Photo Gallery

 

 

The November 2019: 164hr. Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Course qualifies towards all advanced certificate (Accredited, State of Florida Compliant, AAPNA, NCBTMB) and SCNM College Degree programs in Indigenous, Traditional, Natural Medicine, Ayurveda, Ayurveda Life Style Consultant, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist and SomaVeda® Thai yoga Therapy practitioner. Graduates are qualified to practice and to provide health and wellness services for Spirit, Mind and Body for a variety of health related concerns and issues in all 50 states and Canada!

Yoga Teacher already? Bring a comprehensive Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy practice to your school or program in only 17 days! This amazing Ayurveda, Yoga and Yoga Therapy retreat at the beautiful 5 acre Native American Indigenous Church Sanctuary offers a healing atmosphere unique to central Florida. Learn, Restore and Grow!

Unique to our program! Daily Reishi Yoga also known as “Reusi Dot Ton”. Bring a new and exciting Yoga practice to your home life and Shala/ Studio!

Massage Therapist? Bring the exciting therapies of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy to your practice. Save your Hands! Our unique “Hands Free! Thai Yoga” variations have not only enlivened careers but have saved many Massage Therapist from debilitating occupational disabilities such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! NCBTMB and FSMTB CE hrs. Approved. Learn how to double your existing practice and income!

Allied or Medical Health Practitioner: Doctor, Nurse, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist? Looking to expand your practice offering with CAM procedures and practices proven effective? It is well known that Indigenous Traditional Medical Systems are the basis of CAM procedures. Learn from the source!

The 164 hr. CTP1 qualifies as the pre-requisite course requirement for all SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Degrees.  The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate course additional qualifies graduates for all Intermediate, Advanced and Teacher Certification programs in SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy .

What is Somaveda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga?

aapna_logo_transparent

NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education

For full description, curriculum and registration details CLICK HERE

For NAIC/ SCNM Thai Yoga Center Tuition Grants and Scholarships CLICK HERE

 

 

School of Ayurveda

 

Can’t make it to a live class? Join our LearnThaiYoga “Jump Start Your Healing Practice” Home Study/ Distance Learning Platform! Over 30 different on-line, self paced courses to give you access to some of the same high quality instruction you would receive in a LIVE SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program. Although, there is no substitute for LIVE training under a Thai Ajahn such as Dr. Anthony B. James, Ajahn Dr. James has personally crafted these On-line programs to give you access to authenticity.

Can’t afford to join a LIVE class … even with a tuition scholarship? LearnThaiYoga On-line is only $12.00 per month!

Already have a practice, but it’s not working? Your not making money? Your not having a successful life experience as a Thai Yoga and or healing arts professional? In the Learn Thai Yoga On-line platform you will find details healing arts business development and marketing plans based on 38 years of professional experience in this industry. Join us at Learn Thai Yoga!

NAIC SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Graduation November 2019

St. James Episcopal Church (House of Prayer)

Saturday, November 16th. 2019 The Native American Indigenous Church (NAIC) Seminary/ Priory of Saving Grace & SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine (SCNM)/ Thai Yoga Center in Affiliation with the Sacred Medical Order of the Church of Hope (SMOKH) & The Eastern Apostolic Orthodox Catholic Church of the East (Syrian / Chaldean Rite) hosted the annual SCNM College Graduation, Induction and Ordination of Ministers Ceremony and Celebration.

SCNM Graduation November 2019

NAIC SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Graduation November 16th. 2019

SCNM Graduation PHOTO Gallery

We held our annual SCNM College Graduation at the Historic St. James Episcopal Church (House of Prayer) in Tampa, Florida. Faculty, students, friends and family members were in attendance. Several functions were served during the ceremony. Formal induction into our respective sacred religious orders. The Ordination of Ministers and Monastic Doctors, Granting of Degree’s and Diploma’s as well as the signing of a formal mutual recognition Treaty between the Taino, Borinkin Tribal Nation of Puerto Rico and NAIC, SMOKH.

We were privileged to have attendees and dignitaries from Puerto Rico, Nevis-St. Kitts West Indies, Bolivia, Ecuador, various US states and Canada. Presiding over religious ordinations was Father (Padre) Mar Basilius Adao Perrera Patriarch of the Eastern Apostolic Orthodox Catholic Church of the East (Syrian / Chaldean Rite) who traveled from Brazil to be with us. Dr. Anthony B. James Dean of SCNM, Dr. Julie A. James Registrar SCNM represented SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, a Florida DOE Compliant Degree Granting Institution. Prof. Dr. Charles McWilliams Dean of our affiliate PanAmerican School of Natural Medicine Nevis, West Indies and Lares Puerto Rico pressed in capacity of Grand Maestro. SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Graduate Ken Lee Pennock was awarded dual degrees of Doctorate of Natural Medicine and Doctorate of Sacred Natural Medicine with emphasis in Ayurveda Medicine. Dr. Kenneth Lee Pennock is in addition a SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga Certified Teacher, Advanced Certified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga practitioner, Medicine Man and ceremony leader in the Native American Indigenous Church Tribal Church and organization.

Students and faculty currently attending the November 164 Hour SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program, SomaVeda® Ayurveda Life Style Consultant Certification and SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification Program were also in attendance.

SCNM Graduation PHOTO Gallery

For more information please visit us at https://SomaVeda.org, ThaiYogaCenter.com, INSTAGRAM @ThaiYogaCenter

New! Ayurvedic Thai Table Retreat and Certification!

Ayurvedic Thai Table Class

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Table Retreat and Certification: February 14, 15 & 16th. 2020

(Friday evening, all day Saturday & Sunday) Call (706) 358-8646 for registration or other information.

Yes, that’s right! Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James, the “Father” of Thai Yoga Therapy in the US is blessing and sharing with us his sacred teachings, bountiful wisdom, and uncompromising JOY! They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that is true then Dr. J’s. teaching on adaptations of the Thai Traditional Medicine to the Massage Table is highly sought after by many Thai Yoga and Thai Massage Teachers! Consider training with the source! Now you can learn the Ayurvedic Thai Table Bodywork applications from the Master in person!

In the past practitioners were required to take the WHOLE SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program to gain access to the Thai Table Techniques taught by Aachan, Dr. James… Now for the first time these exciting Thai Table applications and techniques are being presented as a standalone class!

SomaVeda® Thai Table for Bodyworkers and Therapist: Class is located at the NAIC Thai Yoga Center in beautiful Brooksville, Florida. Great place to winter retreat!

Ancient Thai Yoga on the Table

This training and healing retreat is slated to be a magical three days of SomaVeda® Thai style Physical Therapy, Indigenous Medicine and healing. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga on the “Table” as therapy modality allows the practitioner the versatility to practice SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy techniques on clients while on the “massage” table instead of the traditional mat or futon. 24 CEUs. Please let us know if you need lodging!

Full Tuition at the Door $400.00


Early Bird Registration Save $100.00! $50.00 down to secure your spot!



Somaveda® Table Thai Yoga: Just because we are indigenous and traditional does not mean we are not innovative! SomaVeda® applications and procedures for the massage table are found in all levels of professional certificate and Ayurveda programs.

Featuring innovative work on the translation and adaptation of traditional SomaVeda® position treatment methods for the ‘ Modern Massage Table. This beautiful Thai Yoga Table Massage was first demonstrated by Dr. Anthony James nationally in the US in 1991 at the AOBTA (American Oriental Bodywork Therapy Association) National conference in New Orleans.

Unlike using the Thai Yoga Massage Mats or futon style mat, this work is appropriate for the work place, corporate and/ or industrial settings as well as conventional yoga therapy, Ayurveda treatment and Massage Therapy venues.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Table Massage incorporates virtually every conceivable Seated Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Therapy technique, Asana and Vinyasana. Learn how to do all the primary Thai Massage flows, using the Massage Therapy table for advantage and leverage. Thai Yoga Table reduces and or eliminates repetitive stress resulting from common massage practice.

This is very similar work to that practiced in virtually all of the 160 plus Veterans Hospitals in Thailand. We also incorporate methods given to us by Grand Master Anantasuk of the Anantasuk Thai Massage school famous for their programs at the Wiangklaikangwan Industrial college under patronage of the Thai King and Royal family. Dr. Anthony B. James is a recognized Aachan in the Anantasuk school and Wat Po Association of Thai Traditional Medical Schools. Dr. James is also a Thai UTTS (Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society) Lifetime Licensed Traditional Thai Doctor!

Full Tuition at the Door $400.00


Early Bird Registration Save $100.00! $50.00 deposit to secure your spot!



SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Table techniques and applications are perfect for PT’s, Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist or any holistic minded healer, Doctor or Therapist looking to expand their clinical offerings!

Even if your NOT a Massage professional, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Table, under our program, can be practiced anywhere in the US legally!

This course, using the unique SomaVeda® philosophy brings the idea of using a conventional massage table for therapy to the next higher evolution. This means more work, more benefit to both the therapists and client with less effort and risk of debilitating injury. Learn how to affect the whole person in this most portable of treatment protocols

* Deposit donation is non-refundable as per NAIC Cancellation and Refund Policy.

** Final balance after deposit is due no later than by 5:00pm January 14th. 2020.

Class is located at the Thai Yoga Center Sanctuary in Brooksville, Florida!

 

NAIC: SCNM accreditation’s, Approvals and Recognition’s

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Native American Indigenous Church

Historic First SomaVeda® level One in Ponce, Puerto Rico!

SomaVeda® Fundamentals of Thai Yoga Ponce Puerto Rico

The First SomaVeda® Fundamentals of Thai Yoga, level One Certificate class in Ponce, Puerto Rico!

November 1, 2 & 3, 2019. (Friday Eve: 6:00pm to 8:00pm., All Day Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm.)

Fundamentals of Thai Yoga, Brooksville, FL

Fundamentals of Thai Yoga in Ponce, Puerto Rico

SCNM: The School of Ayurveda: The Thai Yoga Center

Fundamentals of Thai Yoga: SomaVeda® Level One 18 Hr. CE Course

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy is based on Traditional Thai Medicine (thailandese massage) and Ayurveda. It is an indigenous, traditional healing style of natural medicine which has been adopted by the Native American Indigenous Church (NAIC) as part of it’s religious therapeutic practices and True Medicine!

 

This was an amazing class! To see a class slide show watch this!

Puerto Rico Boriken Tribal Org Sun SealPlease note: We are an affiliate seminary of the Church of Hope Taino auxillary and the University (of PanAm) of Indigenous/Monastic Medicine of Boriken. We are a registered seminary in Puerto Rico and legally authorized to conduct all educational programs “El Departamento de Estado de Puerto Rico quiere agradecerle por haber radicado el Certificado de Incorporación de una Corporación No Autorizada a Emitir Acciones de Capital para UNIVERSIDAD DE MEDICINA INDIGENA MONASTICA DE BORIKEN, INC.”This course is NOT a Massage Course as defined by secular law. It is offered to our NAIC Members as an indigenous Religious Therapeutic Ministry of Chirothesia or Hands of Healing.

Dr. Anthony B. James Director and Medicine Chief of the Native American Indigenous Church Inc. (SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, The Thai Yoga Center) has been granted the Gobierano De Puerto Rico, Department de Salud Registro Demografico the Certifico que la persona abajo mencionada, cumplio con los requisitos para obtener el Registro de Celebrantes. In co-operation under the joint authority of the Iglesia Catolica Ortodoxa del Caribe of Lares, Puerto Rico. Dr. James is part of developing a Sacred Medical and Healing Ministry using traditional medicine in Puerto Rico.

Yoga Therapy is about bringing health and wellness to Spirit, Mind and Body. All Certified Teachers are Authorized NAIC Tribal Organization, Indian Health Care Ministers and Providers.

Ponce, Puerto Rico! This will be the very first Traditional Thai Medicine, Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy on the Island facilitated by a recognized Thai Master Teacher Dr. Anthony B. James!

Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James sacred healing Ponce Puerto Rico

For detailed information and description of course content for this Level One Thai Yoga certificate course click here! Fundamentals of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga: Level One

Certified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher’s: Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James, Khruu Dr. Julie James, Assisting Certified Yoga Teacher Jennifer Claudio!

There’s More! Once you complete the Level One you can continue on towards becoming a Certified Practitioner! To assist in this we will credit 100% of all tuition paid towards any further or more advanced SomaVeda® certification and or training! (Grace period is 30 days post Level One class completion.)

Please Note: Graduates can begin to practice basic NAIC Hands on Healing and ministry legally immediately after completing the class! No other license necessary!

When: November 1st. to the 3rd. 2019 (Friday eve.Meet and Greet 6:00pm to 8:00pm, All day Saturday and Sunday.)

 

Ponce, Puerto Rico Local Contact: Essential Yoga School, Jennifer Claudio: 939-209-1639‬

Address:
71 Cll Salmon, Ponce, 00716, Puerto Rico

 

For more information on SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy and our various Traditional Thai Massage, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Certification Programs, see our home website at ThaiYogaCenter.Com

No experience necessary!

School of Ayurveda

Native American Indigenous Church

Native American Indigenous Church: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine & Thai Yoga Center (NAIC Inc.) operates in compliance, as a degree granting institution through exemption, by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities under Section 1005.06 (1) (f), FLA Statutes. The state, like other states, does not require accreditation or theological accreditation for our religious education based programs. NAIC is an Integrated Auxiliary of the Priory of Saving Grace. NAIC is an IRS 508(c)(1)(a) compliant FBO (Faith Based Org) Tribal Organization.

Important: Please Note!NAIC Inc./ SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine/ Thai Yoga Center Cancellation and Refund Policies apply to all registrations and or reservations for courses and programs. NAIC/ Thai Yoga Center Programs are not public and are offered exclusively under an expressed ecclesiastical (Church)/ private association and acceptance of these Posted Refund and Cancellation Policies and RPG’s are a precondition towards acceptance and participation in any program or course of study. Click Here for Refund and Cancellation Policy

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Dr. Anthony B. James receives Registro de Celebrante, Puerto Rico

Dr. Anthony and Dr. Julie James receive Celebrante License Puerto Rico September 2019

Press Release: Celebrante- San Juan September 30, 2019

Dr. Anthony B. James Director and Medicine Chief of the Native American Indigenous Church Inc. (SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, The Thai Yoga Center) has been granted the Gobierano De Puerto Rico, Department de Salud Registro Demografico the Certifico que la persona abajo mencionada, cumplio con los requisitos para obtener el Registro de Celebrantes.

In co-operation under the joint authority of the Iglesia Catolica Ortodoxa del Caribe of Lares, Puerto Rico

A formal license to Minister and to conduct all functions as a licensed Missionary Doctor and Indigenous Religious Therapeutic Practitioner, Teacher as well as all other sacradotal and ministerial duties of a priest and minister in Commonwealth/ US Territory of Puerto Rico.

In attendance and also receiving Celebrante is Dr. Julie James and in witness: Iglesia Catolica Ortodoxa del Caribe Priest and Legal Counsel Dr. Benjamin Angueira

Dr. James plans to begin teaching indigenous therapeutics i.e. NAIC: SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy, Native American Medicine and Ayurveda on the island immediately!

Dr. Anthony and Dr. Julie James receive Celebrante License Puerto Rico September 2019

Dr. Anthony B. James, Puerto Rico, Celebrante License September 2019

2020 April Sacred Sites and Healing Arts Thailand Retreat

The Bluse Temple Chiangrai Thailand

NAIC: 37 Annual: SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Students Share Songkran Festival In Thailand

For more information and to register for the April 2020 Thailand program go to ThailandStudyTours.Com

Early Adopter Registration Discount available now!

April Thailand, NAIC Sacred Sites and Healing Arts, The White Temple

CLICK HERE for April 2019 Songkran Water Festival!

April 2020, a small group of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga students will travel to Thailand with Aachan, Professor Dr. Anthony B. James for 19 days of travel and training in Traditional Thai Medicine specialties such as Nuad Boran, Jap Sen Nuad, “Tok Sen“, Reussi Dottan– Thai Reishi Yoga, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Theory and Philosophy and Traditional Thai Reflexology. Students traveled from North as Laos and Burma, to Chiangrai, Chiangmai, Phitsanolk, Sukhotai, Sri Satchanali, Ayudthaya, Thonburi & Bangkok.

Dr. Anthony B. James, Lanna School of Thai Traditional Medicine

This program will be so special with “Tok Sen” and “Reussi Dottan” (Thai Reishi Yoga) Thai Traditional Buddhist Medicine & Clinical training at the SriPai Foundation! We will be training with the Thai Monks directly!

The Bluse Temple Chiangrai Thailand

2020 April Sacred Sites and Healing Arts Thailand Retreat. The Native American Indigenous Church (NAIC) participates in and offers NAIC Member students, practitioners and Teachers to learn indigenous traditional medicine and Thai Ayurveda in traditional settings with traditional elders and teachers in Thailand.

The Thailand externship training qualifies for NCBTMB CE Hours and credits towards more advanced SomaVeda® programs at the Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, FL. For More information visit www.ThaiYogaCenter.Com and or www.ThailandStudyTours.Com

CLICK HERE for Photo’s April 2019 Songkran Water Festival!

For more information and to register for the April 2020 Thailand program go to ThailandStudyTours.Com

Early Adopter Registration Discount available now!

 

4th. Annual Advanced SomaVeda® Teachers Intensive and Gathering

Thai Yoga Center

 

4th. Annual Advanced SomaVeda® Teachers Intensive and Gathering

The SomaVeda® Advanced Thai Yoga Teachers Seminary Program scheduled for August 8th-11th. 2019 here at the Thai Yoga Center. This was four days of intensive training and community sharing in a variety of advanced topics. Only SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine enrolled Ministerial students, TCP enrolled (CTP2/ 3) and or Graduate SomaVeda® Certified Teachers will be eligible to attend.

4th. Annual Advanced SomaVeda® Teachers Intensive and Gathering

See Photo’s from the event here!

NEW! Introduction to SomaVeda® Tit Tar Nuad-Bone Setting for Advanced Practitioners!

The partial list of what was shared:
1) Advanced variations and applications for all basic levels including for Mat, Table, Chair, and Walker
2) Reishi Yoga, “SomaVeda® Thai Reishi Hand Yoga”
3) SomaVeda® TAELR:  (Tok Sen, Manaka, Hammer & Probe, Gua Sha, Dewy Mai-Staff, Bamboo Magic®, Original Thai Style IAMFR) Therapies and protocols for pain, myalgia, myalitus, fascitis, Trigger Point syndromes etc. Proven clinical protocols to build your practice!
4) Adjunct Therapies:
– Photo-bio-modulation (Far Infra-red), Vibration, Magnets and Crystals in SomaVeda® Protocols,
– SomaVeda® OPT™/ CDT- Complex Decongestive Therapy (including Women’s Breast Care, Lactation Assistance and Breast/ Chest Therapy Protocols for women and men.),
– SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Facials (Also incorporating OPT™, TAELR™)
SomaVeda® Bolster Magic®,
– SomaVeda® Restorative Yoga
– SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Reflexology (Also incorporating OPT™, TAELR™ for successful treatment Fascitus, Neuropathies, Ankle and Knee issues)
5) SomaVeda® Guest Teacher Presentations
6) Teacher exchange sessions,
7) SomaVeda® Multiple Therapist Techniques
8) SomaVeda® Walking Massage (Erewon Method and TAELR™- Walker, Dewy Mai-Bamboo Pole)
9) Advanced SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Theory: Sen Lines Location and Theory (Using new Life Size 3D Sen Line and Marma/ Lom class room model!) Thai Acupressure Points (Learn 20 top Points)
10) SomaVeda® Homeopressure (Using Homeopathics to enhance release of Thai Acupoints)
11) SomaVeda® Electro-HomeoTherapeutic Generator ( How to make your own Homeopathic/ Herbal/ Energetic remedies for your clients safely, reliably and cheaply. Add a new modality complimentary to your existing SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day practice to bring greater benefits to your clients, make remedies for them to take home which are more powerful and personalized vs. store bought remedies, develop your own personal repertoire of traditional, homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Native American remedies specific to you and your clients needs. You will be actually practicing assessing and making remedies to take home with you!  We are working on a special guest teacher for the Homeopathic portion!
12) Ayurveda Concepts & Pancha Karma for those Graduate Teachers qualifying for the Ayurveda Health Counselor and or Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Certificate who have not received them yet!
13) Marketing strategies and lesson plans for all classes and more. We will be hosting a round table discussion among all teachers present on success strategies.

14) Introduction to NEW Vital Health Assessment/ Medical-Clinical Wellness and Health Assessment program coming on-line for SomaVeda® practitioners this September! We are the only Ayurveda and Thai Yoga clinical program able to offer clients a complete 34 test medical health screening for catastrophic illnesses!

See Photo’s from the event here!

Thanks to everyone who participated and see you next year for the 5th Annual Advanced SomaVeda® Teachers Conference and Retreat!

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