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!

 

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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!

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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

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®, SomaVeda®  are a Federally Registered Trademark/ Servicemark and proprietary Intellectual Property, All World Rights Reserved.

July 2019 SomaVeda Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program

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July 2019 SomaVeda Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate class

July 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification 2019:

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program:CTP (164 hour residential intensive). This 17 day, ( July 12th – July 28th. 2019), (17 day) program, will cover all four levels of the Basic Professional Thai Yoga Certificate Program plus fifteen 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) July 2019 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program Photo Gallery

2) July 2019 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program Slides on YouTube!

The July 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 exapnd 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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For full description, curriculum and registration details CLICK HERE

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May 2019, 164 Hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Ayurveda Certification Program

Sacred Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Indigenous Traditional and Natural Medicine SCNM: Thai Yoga Center for Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy and Natural Medicine Photo’s March 2019 intensive Thai Yoga Therapy at The Native American Indigenous Church (NAIC): SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center located at the NAIC Sanctuary in beautiful Brooksville, Florida.

May 2019 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda Lifestyle, Ayurveda Health Consultant Program Photo Gallery: CLICK HERE!

Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James, Khruu Dr. Julie James,   Khruu, Rob McAulay co-facilitated this amazing journey in Traditional Thai Yoga Massage!

Students participated in the NAIC Seminary: SomaVeda® Indigenous Thai Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Therapy Basic Practitioner Certificate Course (CTP1). This SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Indigenous Thai Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certificate Training included fifteen additional courses emphasizing Sacred Nutrition, Counseling, Emotional Mental Health Strategies, Nutrition and supplementation to enhance practice results, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy and Legal Guidelines for NAIC Ministers.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy programs stress practice development and marketing strategies that work!

May 2019 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda Lifestyle, Ayurveda Health Consultant Program Photo Gallery: CLICK HERE!

These March 2019 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Graduates and many others are available for counseling and therapy se4rvices near you! To find the SomaVeda® Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Therapy practitioner nearest you visit our PRACTITIONER DIRECTORY.

 

NAIC/SCNM: Thai Yoga Center Ayurveda/ Thai Yoga/ Yoga Therapy/ Indigenous, Traditional Medicine, Thai Traditional Medicine religious therapeutics educational programs and Certification programs visit ThaiYogaCenter.Com

Learn more about the science behind SomaVeda® Thai Traditional Medicine at www.ThaiMassage.Com

SomaVeda® Indigenous Thai Yoga certification programs are under the direction of Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James and Thai Yoga Center staff teachers: Khruu Dr. Julie James.

For information on NAIC Seminary College Degree Programs visit SomaVeda.Org Thai Traditional Medicine: (Indigenous Traditional Thai Yoga: Traditional Thai Massage: Indigenous Traditional Medicine: Yoga Therapy: Ayurveda: Ayurveda Yoga Therapist: Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor: Ayurveda Health Consultant: Yoga Therapist: Learn Thai Yoga: Doctor of Sacred Natural Medicine).

Schedules and Locations for NAIC Sponsored SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Certification programs are posted at SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Calander.

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Current Facts about Thai Yoga and Thai Massage Certification and Licensing

Current Facts about Thai Yoga and Thai Massage Certification and Licensing

  • What’s a Thai Yoga and or Traditional Thai Massage certificate?
  • What’s a massage license?
  • How are they different?
  • When and where do you need them?
  • How do you get them?
  • What do you need to know to practice Thai Healing Arts legally in the US?

You will find all the answers right here! Forewarned as the subject deserves a good answer this post is a long one and you may need to read it more than once.

Traditional Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage legal aspects

There are many therapists, especially in the US, who passionately argue for licensing. However this article  is not about opinions and preferences, but strictly about facts and the legal side of massage vs. Traditional Thai Yoga Massage/ Thai Yoga/ Traditional Thai Massage and spiritual/energetically based, religious therapeutics, healing arts in general.

Every practitioner of a religious therapeutic healing art needs to be clear and to know the legal basis for the art they are practicing. We here at NAIC (Native American Indigenous Church Inc. Tribal Organization): Thai Yoga Center can not only answer the question but can provide a legal basis for you to practice anywhere!

Certification versus licensing

The first thing we need to understand is that there there is a difference between certification and licensing.

Certification Definition: the action or process of providing someone or something with an official document attesting to a status or level of achievement: a fundamental requirement for organic certification | the certification of teachers.an official document attesting to a status or level of achievement:graduates who want to gain industry-recognized certifications. – certifies all or part of the following:

  • You are qualified to practice Thai Yoga/ Traditional Thai Massage
  • You possess the necessary understandings (knowledge) and competencies (skills)
  • You have had a certain amount of training: i.e. minimum standards apply.

Certification is only about qualification, skills and training. It does not automatically give you the legal right to practice ANY healing art Thai or otherwise.

Licensing Definition:a permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade (especially in alcoholic beverages): a gun license | [as modifier] : vehicle license fees.formal or official permission to do something: logging is permitted under license from the Forest Service Medical and or Allied Medical and or Massage License etc.

Many people believe incorrectly that you can only do healing work IF you are “Licensed” by the state!   First of all NOT TRUE! This is a myth often perpetuated by “Massage Therapist” and or State Massage Boards.  Massage is legally defined as “Rubbing for Money” regardless of alleged benefits. According to Massage organizations and State Massage Boards, Massage is apparently very dangerous and practitioners need to be restricted and licensed by the respective states! Please not all states have these wacky rules.

Thus a Massage License gives you the legal right to practice massage (Rubbing for Money), IF your jurisdiction has licensing laws (not all do). A license is generally issued by a legal entity like a state licensing board, for example. However, this Massage Therapy practice is defined strictly an has statutory scope of practice rules and conditions!

Let me reiterate that there are still some states which do not have licensing requirements for massage at all! Please note however, they may have local jurisdictional codes or rules by county, city etc. which may have the same effect as a massage ordinance.

Additionally, all those laws change frequently.

The Fly in the Legal Ointment!

If…

  • Certification means you are qualified to practice massage or any indigenous traditional healing art such as Thai Yoga or Traditional Thai Massage.
  • Licensing (if required) gives you the legal right to practice massage.

The issue is that Traditional Thai Yoga (SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy) and / or Traditional Thai Massage is NOT Massage and or Massage Therapy as defined by law!

 

There are Special Rules for Thai Yoga Therapy and or Traditional Thai Massage

In the case of Thai Yoga there are special considerations to consider.  It depends on how massage and or bodywork is defined. Thai Yoga is quite different from massage and or massage therapy. It is an entirely different animal.  Thai Traditional Yoga Therapy (“Ryksaa Thang Nuad Phaen Boran Thai- Reussi Dotton“) is Classical Ayurveda from Thailand. It is the manipulative discipline of Thai Traditional Medicine, Thai Ayurveda (including Thai Traditional Physical Therapy TTPT/ Tok Sen/ Tit Tar and Thai Traditional Naturopathy), (“Marmacikitsa/ Kayachikitsa“). For a deep discussion on What Is Thai Yoga, please read my earlier post on the subject. What is Thai Yoga Part 1, What is Thai Yoga Part 2.

Consider State of Florida

Florida State Medical Board Exemptions

2)(f) Is a rabbi, priest, minister, or member of the clergy of any religious denomination or sect when engaging in activities which are within the scope of the performance of his or her regular or specialized ministerial duties and for which no separate charge is made, or when such activities are performed, with or without charge, for or under the auspices or sponsorship, individually or in conjunction with others, of an established and legally cognizable church, denomination, or sect, and when the person rendering service remains accountable to the established authority thereof.
State Medical Practice: Title XXXII chapter 458 “Medical Practice “Section 458.303 Provisions not applicable to other practitioner; exceptions, etc. (e) Any person furnishing   medical assistance in case of an emergency.  (f) The domestic administration of recognized family remedies.  (g) The practice of the religious tenets of any church in this state.

and

Consider the massage definition of the state of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Massage Law (If you want to read the entire law, click on the link)

Nothing in this section shall prevent or restrict the practice of a person who uses touch, words or directed movement to deepen awareness of patterns of movement in the body, or the affectation of the human energy system or acupoints or Qi meridians of the human body while engaged within the scope of practice of a profession with established standards and ethics, but such services shall not be designated or implied to be massage or massage therapy.

Such practices shall include, but not be limited to, the Feldenkrais Method; Reflexology; The Trager Approach; Ayurvedic Therapies, Rolf Structural Integration, Polarity or Polarity Therapy; Polarity Therapy Bodywork; Asian Bodywork Therapy that does not constitute massage as defined in this chapter; Acupressure; Jin Shin Do; Qi Gong; Tui Na; Shiatsu; Body-Mind Centering and Reiki. These exempt practitioners may use the terms ”bodywork”, ”bodyworker” and ”bodywork therapist” in their promotional literature.

In the first example if your a religious practitioner meeting the qualification required you not only do not have to have a license your expressing exempted from them!

In the Massachusetts example, under the secular rule you can imply an exception but it is not stated… furthermore as it is a secular law it can be changed at anytime!

Not only is this confusing it still does not answer the question about whether or not you need a license to practice Thai.

Maybe we are asking the wrong question. The question is NOT whether you need a license or not but under what legal basis can you practice regardless of having a license or not.

Because we are a Native Tribal and Indigenous Tribal Organization (Tribal Church- Faith Based Religious Organization) and Aboriginal community we have been researching this issue and question for years. Many bright legal minds and legal experts have weighed in on our legal rights to practice. The question of “Thai” comes from our community adopting Classical and traditional Ayurveda medicine of Thailand and Thai Yoga Therapy (Traditional Thai Massage) as an authentic traditional , spiritually based healing methods or systems suitable for our tribal organization and members to practice.

We pass this wisdom on to you now!

First thing, is if you define or call what you do Massage or Massage Therapy (rubbing on people for money) then GET A LICENSE!

Once you have that license follow the ethics and scope of practice, don’t cheat and don’t violate the restrictive scope of practice and you’ll be fine.

However, if you want to practice Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage legally in the US you don’t need a license but you do need a legal AUTHORIZATION! Remember the Florida Code and the exemptions I listed above? A religious exemption to practice is “on the books” in every state. There are conditions which determine if you personally meet the criteria for exemption however, we can show you the in’s and outs of this process.

NO Loopholes! Don’t put your self and your family at risk by working under loopholes and “under the table” etc. Come out into the light and develop your healing practice and career in the light.

Time to make the shift to NAIC
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If you practice any form of alternative, complimentary and or spiritually based healing work and either do not have a license and or are practicing outside your mandated scope of practice you are at risk!  In order to continue your ability to practice Spiritually and or Energetically based Indigenous, Traditional, Natural and or Native Healing and Wellness Services, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Thai Yoga and or Thai Massage or related, you will need to become an active Member of NAIC according to your authorized scope of practice. Many states are actively passing laws to restrict all forms of energy, indigenous, traditional and or natural medicine and healing. Take the new Maryland Law HB 1156 as an example:
Establish a legal Basis for healing work
This type of abusive and unconstitutional law is being suggested and or implemented across the country!
NAIC Inc. is not legally responsible for any former students, practitioners and or teachers, non member activities for services rendered. You must have an active NAIC membership to qualify for legal protection under our authority.
Your previous training and certificates via THAI,  ITTA, Thai Yoga Center, Yoga Alliance, IAYT, ABMP, AMTA, Clayton, NAMA, AAPNA etc. do not provide you with the legal protections for all the healing work your able to do. However, they may qualify you for NAIC membership.
Of course the elephant in the room is SCOPE of Practice! Even if you have a medical or allied medical license fro any particular state… Ask your self, Does this license give me the legal right to do what I actually do? What I mean by this is do you actually try to practice true medicine?Because if you do you may be in violation of many aspects of your license and subject to citation, violation and or criminal proceeding every day! Enforcement for violations of scope of practice is random and just because you have not been violated yet does not mean your safe or immune from citation, fines and or criminal procedures!
Here are some common areas well meaning but uninformed practitioners regularly run a foul of state medical and or massage boards:
Do you give health advice in your consultations or services?  Food, Eating, Nutrition, Supplements, Juicing, weight loss relating to any condition or health issue of any kind?
Do you assess, or make any specific recommendations for alleviating, reducing, improving, remediating, controlling, managing any diagnosed illness of any kind ever?
Do you recommend any treatments, sessions, programs or do any treatments, sessions, programs hands on for any specific and or diagnosed health or medical condition of any kind at any time?
Do you use any adjuncts, tools, mechanical aids, vibrations, light, sound, water, mechanical vibrators, electro-acupuncture devises of any kind ever?
Do you do ANY kind of psychological, emotional or mental health or wellness counseling on any kind? Including Tapping, EFT, BET, TFT, Energy Psychology etc.?
Do you use or integrate ANY Native American Ritual, Sacrament, Ceremony, Herbs and or any traditional indigenous medicine recommendations into your healing, therapy or wellness services?
Would you like to do or use any of the above now or in the future?
Here’s a few more questions:
Ask yourself:
  • Was your healing and natural medicine training apprentice style?
  • Did you learn your Thai Yoga or Thai Massage practice in Thailand and now want to practice legally in the US?
  • Was your training in Native American and or Indigenous Medicine?
  • Do you have a current license but are having issues with your full scope of practice?
  • Do you practice Ayurveda, Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Thai Yoga and or Thai Massage?
  • Do you practice Reiki, Pranic healing, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Spiritual Massage, Crystal healing?
  • Do you counsel and or give advise on nutrition, food, diet, eating lifestyle, supplementation, nutrients or other regimen to enhance wellness or address illness?
  • Do you practice detoxification programs such as Pancha Karma?
  • Do you practice emotional healing, energy psychology, traditional naturopathy, holistic psychology or psychotherapy?
  • Want to get out of the Massage Therapy licensing/ Taxed therapy Gerbil wheel?
  • Do you use or recommend Herbs, sacrament and or unconventional herbal therapies for healing?
  • Need legal protection and freedom from expense liability insurance issues?
  • Do you practice Homeopathy, Radionics, Rife or other energy based healing?
  • Do you carry or use Native American Sacrament, Birds of Prey feathers in your healing work for your self or for others?
  • Do you believe healing is a Human Right, as well as a constitutional right?
  • Are you concerned about laws and governmental authorities limiting you and your families access to health care?
  • Are you concerned about mandatory Vaccination issues for yourself or your children?
  • Have you been hiding your healing work? Keeping it on the “Down Low”, avoiding marketing or advertising because of fear?
If any of the above is true…
Well, you should know the answer by now! We can help you!
 
Time to step into the light! 
No loop holes. Loop Holes can be changed, can be closed. Let us show you how to bring your healing work and natural medicine safely into the light as an NAIC Medicine Card holder or Branch Elder.
However, In order to qualify for the legal protections offered under NAIC Authority and Membership and or Authorized Blessed medicine Cards Program, additional training and or NAIC Certification may be required.
To apply for NAIC Membership and or for more information Click Here!

Training Programs which qualify for NAIC Membership: Thai Yoga Center

 

 Six Different Blessed Authorized Memberships Levels to Serve You.
 
1) Blessed Authorized Participant Membership (APM)
2) Blessed Authorized Basic Membership (ABM)
3) Blessed Authorized Full Membership (AFM)
4) Authorized Commissioned Holistic Therapist Licentiate (CHT)
5) NAIC Independent Branch 
 
To be clear. If you are practicing Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, SomaVeda®, Thai Yoga, Thai Massage, Pancha Karma, Nutritional and or Food Counseling, Detox Programs, Bio-Energetic, EFT, Bio-Tapping, Massage, Reiki, Herbology, Homeopathy, Flower Remedies, Aroma Therapy, Traditional Naturopathy, Kinesiology, Native American Medicine, Lomi Lomi, Acupressure, Ministerial Counseling and or Psychological services, Colon Hydro-therapy, Iridology, Flower Remedies, Acupressure and or similar without a license which specifically includes your actual scope of practice and services rendered to the public, your practice may be illegal and you are “at risk” and possibly subject to legal penalties including fines, censure and prosecutions from various local, state and federal authorities.
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Question? What if I have a Massage, Massage Therapy or other License? Doesn’t that protect me?

 

ONACS Provides Legal Basis for Healing Ministry
NO!

State and National Massage Therapy Scope of Legal Practice do NOT include many CAM practices and therapies such as Ayurveda, Pancha Karma, Detox Programs, Assessments, Psychological and Emotional Therapies, Thai Yoga, Thai Massage, Yoga Therapy, Spiritually based Massage, Food, Eating and Supplement strategies, personal and spiritually based Psychological Counseling etc. In fact they may specifically prohibit you from doing them! (Read your Scope of Practice State Massage Law!) More than this, if your practicing out side your Legal Scope of Practice as defined in your particular state your Liability Insurance is not covering these practices in the event of an accident or claimed injury! Most Massage Liability Insurance programs such as AMTA, ABMP etc. specifically state that in your practice outside your SOP the policy is “null and void” in the event of a claim!

Recently, we have received reports that unlicensed, out of scope of practice healers are being prosecuted, fined, censured and literally shut down because they did not have the forsight to plan ahead and establish a legal basis for their healing work. Both the Federal Gov’t and all Licensing States have hired additional investigators specifically to track down, investigate and prosecute/ persecute so called “Unlicensed” practitioners. They have every legal right and mandate to do so.

Lets say it Again… No Loop Holes! The only reasonable answer to avoid both legal and liability issues to to establish and claim your right to practice today with an NAIC Membership.
We want to ensure all of our graduates, former and current students rights to practice without fear or interference. If you have not applied for the appropriate NAIC Authorized Membership, do so today! Unlike other “associations” it’s a one time fee for most memberships.
Don’t put your practice, your clients, your life at risk of legal jeopardy! Come out of the “Loop Hole” shadows. Stop basing your future on “Maybe no one will file a complaint”.
Take immediate and positive action to create a legal basis for your healing work today!
If your not sure if your specific practice is covered or if you have any questions regarding NAIC Membership and or our Authorized Blessed Medicine Card Program, contact us today by email or phone.
NAIC is the only way! Everyday and in around our Nation, Native American Indigenous Church and our parent organization and its members are successfully standing up for their constitutional rights under the protective umbrella of NAIC.  This protection is showing itself in the exchange of healing and healthcare services, protecting access to indigenous traditional and natural medicine, protecting the right to use prayer, affirmation, energy and laying on of hands, transporting, receiving, utilizing Sacred Sacraments, and NAIC independent branches receiving relief from property taxes and etc.
The only way you can benefit is to be a member. The only way you can share the umbrella of NAIC legal protections for your rights is to be a member. The only way you can practice and express your legitimate healing and natural medicine based medicine is to be a member. The only way to guarantee your family, friends and clients access to your practice is to become a member. Join our NAIC community today!
What about schools, clinics and or intentional healing communities?
Are you a teacher, school director, owner, Medicine Elder, wellness center, dispensary owner and wish to protect your community, clients, members and or and students under our protective legal umbrella by affirming your sincere and firmly held belief in Native American healing principles? Contact us to day for information on how to form your own independent NAIC Branch.
I welcome your questions. We here at the Thai Yoga Center have been teaching and issuing professional certification in Traditional Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and Traditional Thai Massage full time since 1984. Absolutely, we know how to practice Traditional Thai Yoga, Traditional Thai Massage legally!
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