NAIC: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center PACE Accredited

NAIC: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center PACE Accredited

The Thai Yoga Center is proud to be AAPNA PACE Accredited as a Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education Provider.

AAPNA Pace Cert. February 26, 2021

 

AAPNA • Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education Provider • PACE • Registered Ayurvedic Yoga School • Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education Provider • February 26, 2021 to February 26, 2026 • Registration Number: PACE 1389-12 • www.AAPNA.Org

The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Facilitated Whale: Ardis Matsyendra

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Whale

The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Facilitated Whale: Ardis Matsyendra

Ajahn Dr. James SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Whale

 

The SomaVeda® The Asymmetrical Facilitated 1/2 whale/ fish pose: (Thai “Maak Bpla”, Giant Fish) or back bend with support (Thai, Leg or Bolster-Pillow).

By Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James: Founder and Dean of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center.

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga & Ayurveda Medicine are indigenous, traditional, spiritual medical practices adopted and used by the Native American Indigenous Church. See “What is Thai Yoga?” We learned this traditional tribal medicine from our elders in Thailand, India, Myanmar etc. These elders and medicine men and women granted us the permissions to teach others in a good way. This lesson is one of many hundreds on the many ways to bring about wellness, wellbeing, healing and vitality using traditional medicine.

Please Note: There is no better way to learn physical medicine, Chirothesia and or Kayachikitsa than under personal supervision of a master teacher! For information on SomaVeda® classes and programs check out our 164 hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner course description!

Starting Position: The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Facilitated Whale is a classic “Back Bend” and another “Yin and Yang”/ “Male and Female” emphasis balancing posture. One of the major and important differences in the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga application of this therapeutic asana is that unlike the conventional Hatha Yoga posture with the same name, there is no stress, no antagonistic reflex or controlling muscular tension in the clients anterior torso as they are lowered into the bridge by the therapist/ practitioner!

This is huge! Before this experience the client has never before performed a back bend with the flexing of the abdomen and anterior spinal muscles and without the concomitant stress and tension on the anterior connective tissue and facial planes. Not only does this profoundly change the way the act of back bending is experienced from a physical perspective, it changes the emotional context and experience of the back bend. The greatest inhibition to doing successful, controlled and pain free, stress free back bends is not physical! It is emotional. By facilitating and literally guiding the client into the backward bending posture in a slow and controlled, in a completely supported fashion… the defensive and protective reflexes both physical and or emotional are reduced and or eliminated. The client can “relax” into the extension. They can collapse into the therapeutic posture, safe in the feeling of security and also knowing they do not have to get back out! They do not have to worry about escaping the posture.

On the receiving side, this can be momentous to the point of mind blowing and we expect to see both physical and emotional breakthroughs.

Because this posture is fully supported the therapist is not straining. The healer usually employees coaching, Prana Yama and or Energy Psychology adjusts while gently guiding the client into extension and the final resting position.

The client starts in Ardis Pamasana (Half Lotus or Vajra Asana/ Posture or variant such as simply comfortable sitting ) and the therapists is in Virasana (Warrior sitting pose) at right angles behind the client.

This Yoga bridge emphasis one side of the client/ patients spine more than the other (unilateral- asymmetrical facilitation). This allows the asymmetrical emphasis to address a one sided imbalance more specifically (i.e. Yin or Yang/ Male or Female side imbalance). The final position can have the clients hands in the low position when the client is restricted or the more advanced variations, with the clients hands extended overhead for a deeper bridge.

Back bends are considered one of the most important of Yoga asana and generally have the following benefits:

Release and extension of the anterior spinal muscles.

The posterior range of motion counterbalances head forward postures both in practice and pathological such as inclinations to “Red Light” or emotionally guarding postures. Red Light postures are guarding postures which are like the “Turtle” i.e. head forward and down, chin down, shoulders up and forward, chest sunken or back and pronounced curve or mid shoulder arch. We say that individuals with the Red Light posture are guarding or protecting the heart, heart chakra and or throat and may have history or issues of emotional and or physical abuse as well as issues with communication and expression of being who they are.

In practice, if we do forward bends, we always want to include back bends as counter poses.

Increases proprioception in both client and by therapist. Because the client is actually bending over our thighs we can actually feel, in real time, the spinal segments from sacrum to head including spinal, thoracic and cervical vertebrae which are and or are not responding. These locked or unresponsive spinal segments could indicate many issues such as actual spinal damage, spinal lesions and scar tissue to areas relating to emotional guarding and issues.

This posture presents all of the primary chakra and Sen lines, especially Sen Sumana or Sushumna to view and consciousness and available for attention and pressure. The therapists legs are bring energy attention, consciousness breath and pressure to the posterior lines: Sen Itha, Pinghala and both anterior and posterior meridians such as conception vessel, governing vessal and Bladder meridian. The psoas-diaphramatic complex from knee to thorax is activated and accessible.

The rib cage is open and in and extended position. The lower part creates abdominal space encouraging circulation for the various abdominal organs and is a good opportunity to actually do an abdominal focus and the entire position facilitates the flow of prana from neck to groin. This posture coupled with Pranayama or deep breathing is nothing less than amazing.

Again and super important in understanding the dramatic effects of the Whale… Especially in persons who have previously been practicing back bends of one type or another… the bridge is fully supported with the client passive, the normal antagonistic muscular reflexes and control mechanisms common to almost all back bends are reduced or not present.

At the top of the neck, there is good potential for a safe release of the neck affecting both posterior and anterior cervical structures and there is little o no risk of hyper-extension of spinal or cervical structures.

Once in the apex or final extension/ position, hold and support until the client completely releases all holding and tension and literally collapses into the support.

Adding a Dosha specific balancing emphasis such as rocking while holding works great and should be done before and after any specific point or line work. When you add the element of “rocking ” to this posture it immediately then becomes a Complex Decongestion technique facilitating Manual Lymph Drainage with an anti-inflammatory effect. The 1/2 Whale is terrific for moving fluids and congestion out of the lungs when vibration and “thumping” technique over the chest area is used.

Especially for women, If you also want a “Breast Care” emphasis the posture is the perfect posture to support or enhance a breast care & therapy protocol.

What if the client can not do the Whale?

No worries. First try to do it on the Mat or Table slowly with incremental control. If the client still can not fully engage then try using the bolster or even a pillow for a more balanced, less specific and lower or less extreme bridge and try again! All but the most inhibited clients can do this or one of the gentler variations. If they can still not do the supported and facilitated Giant Fish Pose then … skip it! Move on to the next. Try again another day!

Which reminds we! Specific point and or Low energy point/ Wind Gate release is perfect for this posture. There are many, abdominal and or torso chest, breast area points and Thai Low which are so easy to reach while in the Whale. The Whale presents a perfect opportunity to expand the treatment focus and experience depending on the clients prognosis or needs. Many times I have used the Whale as a place to do energy psychology, work on surfacing issues and as an alternative Puja or Prayer and affirmation opportunity. Try it!

To learn more and to receive specific and detailed instruction in the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Facilitated Giant Half Whale consider going one of our SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner or Advanced Ayurveda Certification courses at https://thaiyogacenter.com. We offer live practitioner retreats six times a year: January, March, May, July, September and or November. Additionally we offer amazing and generous tuition Grants and scholarships to help with your finances. Can’t make a live class? We have On-line courses as well which you can start today!

January 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner, Ayurveda Lifestyle Certification Seminary Retreat 2021

Thai Yoga Center
 

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Khruu Noy

LIVE! January 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner, Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant Certification Seminary Retreat 2021:

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program:CTP (164 hour residential intensive). This 13 day, (January 8 – 20th./ Advanced: 21st – 23rd. 2021) 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 seminary training based on Traditional Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural and Native American Medicine.

1) January 2021 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program Photo Gallery

2) January 2021: SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program VIDEO  SLIDE SHOW (https://youtu.be/fuBlA7q4IEI)!  The 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, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification 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 13 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

LearnThaiYoga Professional at Home!   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 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner, Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant and SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification 2020

Thai Yoga Center
 

November SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Class

LIVE! November 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner, Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant and SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification 2020:

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program:CTP (164 hour residential intensive). This 13 day, ( September 4th – 16th./ Advanced: 16th – 19th. 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 seminary training based on Traditional Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural and Native American Medicine.

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

2) November 2020 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program VIDEO  SLIDE SHOW!   

The November 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, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification 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 13 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

      LearnThaiYoga Professional at Home!   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!

September 2020 SomaVeda Thai Yoga Practitioner & Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor Certification Retreat

September SomaVeda Thai Yoga Ayurveda Lifestyle Certification
Thai Yoga Center
 

Ajahn Dr. Anthony B. James Teaches Thai Traditional Medicine and Yoga Therapy

September 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner & ALC Certification 2020:

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program:CTP (164 hour residential intensive). This 13 day, ( September 4th – 16th./ Advanced: 16th – 19th. 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 seminary training based on Traditional Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural and Native American Medicine.

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

2) September 2020 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program VIDEO  SLIDE SHOW!

 

The September 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 13 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!

SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Graduation!

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

       LearnThaiYoga Professional at Home!   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!

July 2020 SomaVeda Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Retreat

Thai Yoga Center
 

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy July 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification 2020:

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program:CTP (164 hour residential intensive). This 13 day, ( July 10th- 22nd/ Advanced: 25th.. 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 seminary training based on Traditional Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural and Native American Medicine.

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

2) July 2020 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program SLIDE SHOW!   https://youtu.be/W5JaIAwO-_s

  The July 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 13 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!

SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Graduation!

SCNM College Graduation July 2020Due to current “Corona” issues we the faculty and elders of NAIC: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine decided to hold a formal graduation for one of our Doctoral candidates… Dr. Ilaria Cipolla graduated with honors “Doctor of Sacred Natural Medicine” diploma. The DSNM Degree program is a full four year post grad degree from SCNM. In addition Dr. Cipolla earned and was awarded her SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Teacher Certification issued by the Thai Yoga Center and Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James.

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

       LearnThaiYoga Professional at Home!   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!

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?

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!

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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Rules Procedures and Guidelines

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Rules Procedures and Guidelines

The SCNM: Thai Yoga Center, located at NAIC Sanctuary, is a religious and volunteer organization operated by the Priory of Saving Grace and the Native American Indigenous Church Inc. (NAIC). All work, including teaching of classes and programs and house/dorm related activities, is done by volunteers and students. The RPG’s are to help you to understand what your responsibilities are as a student and guest at the TYC. Every student is responsible to read and to be generally familiar with what is expected of them for their training and stay.

Personal responsibility:

Attitude and general fitness: You are responsible for your own health, happiness and general welfare at all times. The staff at SCNM: TYC is here to assist you in having the best educational experience possible. However, they are volunteers and cannot be attentive to your needs on a moment by moment basis. We want to encourage all participants to work at the highest level to co-create and to facilitate a harmonious environment to practice in. If you are unhappy for some reason, take charge, handle it yourself in a good way or seek counseling or assistance from the staff or other volunteers. We feel that all work is in essence work on one’s self. SCNM: TYC is dedicated to helping you to learn and make progress in virtually every area of life, but, we need your participation to be effective in this. Additionally, please see our Code of Ethics for NAIC Thai Practitioners…

Karma Yoga/ Householder:

General Areas:

  • 1. Clean up after yourself. Leave all areas clean, or cleaner than you found them.
  • 2. Return all items (books, magazines, drinking cups etc.) in clean condition to where they belong, after each use.
  • 3. Keep all personal and study items in your sleeping area when not in use.
  • 4. Smoking is permitted outside of buildings only. (Smokers MUST clean up after themselves! No Butts!)
  • 5. When possible, leave shoes outside on the porches.
  • 6. Park only allowed in designated areas. If not sure… ask please. Please follow staff directions for student parking. Improperly parked vehicles will be removed from property.

Dorm or Sleeping Area:

  • 1. Keep your area neat and orderly.
  • 2. Make bed, put away clothing, remove trash before class each day.
  • 3. Sweep/vacuum your room when needed.
  • 4. Extra clean towels are in the student dorm closet. Remove soiled towels to the laundry room.
  • 5. No open food containers or eating is permitted in dorm/bunk house areas. Use dining room or porches for snacking.
  • 6. If sleeping in the dorm annex, personal items and sleeping area must be cleaned up an hour before scheduled class time.
  • 7. Respect the privacy of other students by knocking on closed doors and giving each other space to change clothes, etc.
  • 8. Dorms are gender specific… please be considerate and do not intrude on opposite gender dorm.

Bathrooms:

  • 1. Do not leave personal items and towels in bathroom.
  • 2. We are “Water Protectors”, Please conserve our water!
  • 2. Leave Clean! Rinse sink and tub/ shower after use.
  • 3. In consideration of others, keep bathroom time to a minimum and showers as short as possible, no more than 15 minutes.
  • 4. Hang wet items up to dry on the hooks provided.
  • 5. Please note that there are open showers in the outdoor bathhouse and nudity is allowed. Be respectful!

Classroom:

  • 1. Set up is always one half hour before scheduled class time.
  • 2. No open containers or food.
  • 3. Please remove shoes.
  • 4. Keep all personal items (notebooks, pens, water bottles, etc..) off to the side and out of the way. Put away all items not needed for class. (That also means only items actually being used should be in classroom. If not sure, ask.)

Kitchen and Meals:

  • 1. All TYC guests are expected to help with meal preparation and cleanup. (See householder task list for cleaning procedure.)
  • 2. Mealtime is considered complete when dining area and kitchens are clean and restored to proper order.
  • 3. Personal items may not be stored in the TYC refrigerator without special prior arrangement due to dietary restrictions.

Quiet Time:

  • 1. Lights out at 11pm. This includes the outdoor kitchen!
  • 2. Any other quiet time activity (ie: meditation, reading) is permissible in main areas until 12pm.
  • 3. No overhead lights in sleeping areas during quiet time- use a flashlight (that means to be sure to bring one!)
  • 4. In public areas, TV or radios must be turned to low and talking is to be at a minimum.

Additional Student Amenities:

Phone and Internet usage: We know that it is sometimes necessary to communicate with the outside world while at SCNM: TYC. TYC is a professional facility and phone lines are essentially dedicated to this purpose. Please either avoid tying up the phone lines or keep personal calls and internet usage to a minimum. No cell phones are allowed in the classroom. No cell phones are to be used in sleeping quarters after lights out. Please be courteous when making calls in main areas!

Long Distance Calls: Students must have a calling card to make long distance calls from the school. There is a 20 minute time limit on all personal calls from the house phone.

Internet Usage: Bring your own laptop. There is a usage fee to access local wireless network of $70.00 per month per person, payable in advance. Each person using our wireless connection will owe the fee on an individual basis. This is not a multi-user agreement. Internet is not available during scheduled class times or after 10pm without expressed permission. Internet usage is restricted to designated areas only and is prohibited at all times in classroom, dorms, and other sleeping quarters. Misuse or violation of this policy will terminate access without recourse or refund of any kind. No refunds for unused access. Please notify the school if you have a personal WIFI connection that you will be using. By allowing other students to use your computer/ phone/ etc. you assume all responsibility for any damages that may result.

Personal Laundry: The school provides at a modest fee student laundry access. If this is insufficient for your needs or schedule, there is a commercial laundry with washing machines and dryers located near the school.

General Classroom: Students are responsible for making sure the classroom is ready and in order before and after each class. Vacuum each morning before setting up mats or before the morning documentary. Clean-up after class includes neatly folding and storing mats, sheets, pillows and other materials. Practice is permissible until 10pm unless otherwise noted, however, the room must be restored after practice.

Property Related:

No littering! SCNM: TYC believes and enforces nature conservancy and we support the process of restoring the land to its pristine and natural state. When walking on or off campus please collect any trash you may encounter on the way! Please park in designated areas only. No cars allowed in camping areas!

Karma Yoga/ Community Service/ Class Requirements:

Our educational programs are both traditional and apprentice based. This means that we require effort in support of the class, facilities, and ground maintenance as a vital and necessary part of every class.

“Chop wood, carry water” is not just a metaphor! At the SCNM: TYC we require that everyone participate in helping to maintain the school. The community service and karma yoga are requirements for completion of all programs. Karma yoga is a requirement of every traditional yoga school! It must be completed like any other class assignments and may not be missed or excused without prior permission of the instructor. Karma yoga is not the work that you want to do, but it is the work and sweat equity necessary to build and make a living community efficient. Our effort is a real investment and acknowledgement for the privilege of learning and training in anything of real value. The money your pay for classes/housing etc. is for “overhead,” it is different from the effort of karma yoga. Your sweat and your effort is the coin for spirit and energy based exchange. Your uncomfortable-ness is a form of voluntary suffering that generates particular types of energy and emotional states which support real work. Karma yoga is about balancing the machine and balancing all of our centers…not just the parts of us who want truth served on a silver platter!

Please note: The basic requirement is a minimum of 1 hour of Karma yoga/ service per each full class day, or as indicated in the curriculum for that particular program. There are no exceptions unless arranged in writing previous to participation. The penalty for missed or unexcused incomplete is 4 CEU credit hours per missed hour (4/1). Each individual class has a minimum amount of hours necessary for graduation. If the student falls below this minimum, the hours must be completed before any certificate will be given. Participating in Karma yoga makes it possible to run, build and maintain a school and at the same time keep the cost of programs and housing reasonable and affordable. Karma yoga is also how we are able to provide you with free or partial scholarships!

Please note: All who receive seminary tuition scholarship reductions or discounts are required to participate in Karma Yoga as part of daily class and life at TYC. If you do not wish to join us in this important daily practice you are agreeing to pay 100% of the full tuition before receiving any certification from TYC. The participant further agrees that no certificates, certification or diploma of any kind will be issued until all requirements including course work, home work, financial and Karma yoga work is completed. Understanding and acceptance of this policy is a pre-condition to being allowed to participate in any of our programs.

The only exceptions to the above will be for true medical conditions. Alternative requirements will be assigned.

Regarding nudity, partial nudity and sex at TYC:

Our Yoga, Ayurveda and Natural Medicine curriculum is a science of balancing the whole person, mind, body and spirit. We foster an appreciation of the entire body and practice body awareness and acceptance in a wholesome and blessed way. All programs are for students 18 and over and are suitable for healthy adults. Some activities and course work like Ayurveda Panchakarma use oils, water, and herbs that are applied directly to the skin and involve various levels of dress and undress. Nudity is NOT required in any NAIC: SCNM program, but if are uncomfortable with the human body/ nudity than you may not be comfortable with some important aspects of our program and may want to reconsider your enrollment. Additionally, during clinical, medical and counseling courses human sexuality, male and female anatomy, intimacy, sexual function and dysfunction may be frankly discussed and covered in great detail as it relates to yoga practice, mental, spiritual, emotional, physical health and well-being. Our curriculum also includes course work on breath, Chakras, Prana, Kundalini and energy development ideas and techniques. We strive to foster an atmosphere of open and safe exploration of all issues relating to intimacy, personal well-being, and sexual identity because all these things affect our mental, emotional and physical health.

By registering and/ or participating in any of our programs you certify that you are over the age of 18 and agree to receiving education and information that pertains to potentially sensitive issues including human sexuality. The student further agrees to hold blameless all staff at NAIC/ SCNM: TYC from all injuries either real or imagined resulting from participation in these programs and related activities whether formally part of the program or not.

Please note! Better than good behavior is expected at all times. Any violent, abusive or improper behavior may result in immediate dismissal with out recourse or refund. This is a zero tolerance issue and no warnings will be given. Acceptance of the non-violent, no abuse behavior policy is a precondition to training at the SCNM: Thai Yoga Center. Acceptance of Student Agreement and Consent form, all current RPG’s, APM Membership is a precondition to training in any of our programs.

Federal Trademark Notice: All NAIC/ SCNM: Thai Yoga Center Certificate programs are private and proprietary. Materials are exclusive intellectual property of the College and or Anthony B. James or both and as such are subject to use restrictions and conditions. SomaVeda®, SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and other uses are Federally Registered Trademarks.

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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.

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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 .

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