Continuing the work begun in SomaVeda® Level One and Two. The prerequisite for attendance and certification in this class, is the SomaVeda® Level One: Fundamentals of Thai Yoga Therapy and the Level Two “SomaVeda® Ayurvedic Thai Massage“. Explore in detail the Chinese and Hill tribe influence on hands on healing, by learning the eight basic flows of the SomaVeda® Northern method. These flow (Traditional Vinyasa) although similar to those of of the ITM and Old medicine Hospital Traditions are taught in a manner and context with supplemental information unique to the SomaVeda® program. Normally taught in Thailand in ten days we have cultivated the “Express” version for western students and present the same and more information in only six or seven days! This course is an Indigenous Traditional Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy training and certification program. It is required for Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Thai Yoga Therapy Teacher certification.
Understanding of the Energetic Anatomy and Physiology, Ten principle Sen or Nadis and Chakras is deepened. Basic western anatomy and physiology as it applies to the SomaVeda® Nuad Boran (Chiang Mai style) is introduced at this time. The role of the breath in partnership within the therapeutic encounter is discussed and practiced more intently. The course is predominately hands on, with a thorough introduction to the underlying philosophy and theory of energy. This course focuses of the use of Puja or intentional affirmations and Mantra in the healing process. This course originates from the Shivago lineage and we will learn and practice the Om Namo Mantra every day. This class is “hands on” and quite intensive. It is designed to take your SomaVeda® Thai Yoga therapy experience to a higher level. When this course is facilitated by Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James and or SomaVeda® Certified Teachers taught by Dr. James, advanced practitioner’s will also benefit from the intensive tutoring and corrective guidance of a Master Instructor. Additional Oriental and Western Anatomy and Physiology in introduced.
The Lanna or Northern style (Nuad Boran) is the most Yang variation of the traditional SomaVeda® Thai Yoga healing methods. In this course we will catalog more than two times the number of individual techniques as found in SomaVeda® Level Two, that’s over 100 different Asana or Therapeutic postures.
SomaVeda® Nuad Boran: Level Three course is offered in a Basic, Intermediate and Advanced format over the course of three different sections (A, B &C). It is offered at the Parent school twice a year as a dedicated program and at other times by SomaVeda® Certified Teachers on their respective schedules. However, no matter where or whom is facilitating the course Level’s #1 & 2 remain pre-requisites.
We believe in giving credit where credit is due! Our version of the Northern or “Lanna” style Traditional Thai Massage: Nuad Boran was given to us by the late Grand Master of the Old Medicine Hospital in Chaingmai in the early 90’s. Ajahn Sintorn Chaigun gave us the original request to “Take This work to American” and the west. We took it to heart and have been strictly teaching and sharing what he taught us from that time to now. Below is a short video of an interview Dr. Anthony B. James did with Ajahn, Sintorn Chaichagun in 1993. Please note it’s in Thai and English.
Ajahn Sintorn Interview from SomaVeda Thai Yoga on YouTube.
The course includes SomaVeda® Thai reflexology treatment for the Hands and Feet as well as the basics of the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Table Massage techniques. Learn the Feet and leg lines, Supine position, Side Lying Position, Prone Position, Leg Stretching and Abdominal as well as the famous SomaVeda® seated position treatment methods and flow. During this seven day intensive there is additional practice of the meditative and spiritual aspects of training ie: Vipassana ( Insight Meditation) and Puja. This course completes the students basic compliment of working tools. Over 100 distinctive Asana or therapeutic postures are covered in detail. All Thai Yoga Classes begin with daily SomaVeda® Hatha Yoga and or SomaVeda® Reishi Yoga (Reusi Dottan). (Northern Method, Minimum 64 Hr. CEU’s available.) FSMBT, NAIC, NCBTMB, SMOKH approved CE Hours.
Important Note! We consider this class to be a Sophisticated Beginner Class. Graduates at this level should under no circumstances consider themselves to be professionals or present their practice to the public as professionals. These classes are meant for educational purposes only and do not purport to make any medical recommendations. Medical recommendations and diagnosis for any disease condition is regulated by both Federal and State law and may only be practiced by a licensed physician or other licensed health care provider. However, this class when practiced in conjunction with all of the SomaVeda® provides a very firm and substantial foundation from which to become a professional! Level Five A & B is currently available as a module for our intermediate and Advanced Certified Thai Practitioner Programs (CTP 2 and CTP 3 and Ayurveda Certificate programs), Certified Thai Practitioner (CTP), Certified Thai Teacher (TCP), Doctor of Sacred Natural Medicine Ayurveda/ Traditional Naturopathic Doctor (DSNM/ ND).
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