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Thai Yoga CenterR-CYARS, a Certified Christian Yoga Association, Registered Christian Yoga Therapy School #S22-062023


Dr. Anthony B. James R-CYAMT, a Certified Christian Yoga Association, Registered Christian Yoga Association Master Trainer, Registry No: 409-062023,

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Credentials, Licensing, Approvals, Affiliations, Recognition, and Accreditation

Native American Indigenous Church, Inc. (DBA NAIC/ The American College of Natural Medicine/ School of Ayurveda/ Thai Yoga Center), is bona fide, State of Florida, Not for Profit / 508(c)(1)(a) compliant Religious/ Church/ Ecclesiastical Organization offering private membership, educational and Pastoral Medical services. N.A.I.C. is an Integrated Auxiliary of the Priory of Saving Grace. We want our members and the public to use us as a resource to have confidence in our membership, certification programs, and mission. We believe all creditable programs should be able to prove their legitimacy in the public domain. Although we are a Florida-based entity, we also provide educational programs at various locations around the US and internationally.


The State of Florida Department of Education

Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities

Native American Indigenous Church: American College of Natural Medicine operates in compliance as a degree-granting institution through an exemption (CLICK HERE To see our current 2023 Letter of Exemption) by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities under Section 1005.06 (1) (f), FLA Statutes. The state of Florida, like other states, does not require accreditation or theological accreditation for our religious education-based programs. The State of Florida Department of Education specifically states, ” Religious Institutions Not Under the Purview of the Commission Florida Statute 1005.06 (1)(f), Florida Statutes: Religious Institutions Exempt from the Commission’s Jurisdiction: Religious institutions that meet the requirements found in Section 1005.06(1)(f), Florida Statutes and Rule 6E-5.001, Florida Administrative Code are not under the jurisdiction or purview of the Commission for Independent Education and are not required to obtain licensure.


We are fully registered and authorized to issue certifications, diplomas, and degrees for both primary and continuing education by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, NCBTMB, N.A.I.C., CYT, ANMA, SMOCH, AAPNA, and our graduates from advanced programs of study are eligible to apply for several levels of Apostolic/ Clerical/ Ministerial Therapeutic-medical and or vocational licensing. No special licensing is required for N.A.I.C. members to offer their services to other members!

Please note: We are constantly working to increase the professional offerings and third-party recognitions for our Staff, teachers, and Instructors. We strive to represent our traditionally based healing, therapeutic and medical therapeutics at the highest level and keep current with relevant research.

N.A.I.C. American College of Natural Medicine/ School of Ayurveda/ Thai Yoga Center Educational Programs and Degrees may also be recognized by various private or ecclesiastical accrediting bodies. These private associations offer professional accreditation in Ayurveda, Natural Medicine, Naturopathy, Clerical, Pastoral Medicine, and other areas of natural health. As such, they are designed to meet the needs of non-traditional education. To the best of our knowledge, no Native American, Indigenous Traditional Medicine, Christian- Monastic and or Classical Ayurveda, Christian Yoga, and or Christ-Centered Yoga Therapy programs are specifically required to have outside, secular, or governmental educational oversight.

Please note: Regarding CEUs for other associations, other non-N.A.I.C. agencies, religious institutions, and National Boards such as NCBTMB, N.A.I.C., SMOCH, CYT, AAPNA, etc. Every association and private CEU-providing organization maintains its own distinctive requirements… however, it is fairly safe to say that any class offered for CEUs with specific state approval.. i.e., a state-approved provider, vocational school, a post-secondary educational school with a provider number from that state will automatically be acceptable. Please let us know if you have any specific questions or queries regarding certification or CEs.



Native American Indigenous Church Inc. (NAIC) currently maintains Church offices: State of Florida Not For Profit Corporation/ IRS compliant 508(c)(1)(a): 5401 Saving Grace Ln. Brooksville, FL 34602 (Click to view Florida State Certificate)


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Accreditation and Recognition for our Programs in Thailand:

The current worldwide interest in Indigenous, Traditional Thai Medicine (ITTM), Thai Yoga and its slang cousin “Thai Massage” has encouraged the Royal Thai government to implement new laws and regulations to set standards for Thai Yoga and or massage schools. As a result, Thai Yoga and or Thai Massage schools must re-evaluate their massage techniques to address safety concerns, improve teaching methods, and be well-informed about how Thai massage affects the way people live in the modern world.

NAIC in-country Affiliates and Partners coordinating and conducting our Thailand programs in Thailand are established with authorization from the Thai Ministry of Education Department and with permission from the governor of Chiang Mai. Additionally, school affiliations are provided via The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (UTTS). Our affiliate schools are accredited under the Royal decree of Article 18 of Private School Act B.E.2525 and comply with the new Thai Public Health Department law requiring the professional license of the authorized school owner to hold one of the following:

1. Medical Doctor License (M.D.)

2. Registered Nurse License (R.N.)

3. Physical Therapist License (P.T.)

4. Thai Traditional Medicine Doctor License (T.T.M.)

The Ministry of Education Department must approve all criteria set by the law as follows:

1. Curriculum being taught by the schools

2. Certified teachers

3. Learning facility meeting the department’s guidelines to ensure effective learning and safety

4. Number of students allowed per class

5. Hours of operation

6. Documentation and records keeping

7. Fees being charged

8. Diploma and seal format

The schools have been providing high-quality Thai Massage education to students from more than 30 countries. The number of students to this date is nearly 2,000 students. A large number of them are returned students to attend higher courses. Many of them learn about NAIC by word of mouth from our previous students all over the world; Chiang Mai at a local cafe’, on the bus in Laos, or even on a trip to Africa!

NAIC Inc. and our professional affiliates will continue to provide a high standard and strive to improve the education of all students.

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