SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Program CTP Description

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SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner

Certificate Program (CTP1)

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Start Dates:  2024

Now ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT FOR November of 2024 and January, March & May of 2025

Want to Keep active, mobile, free from painkillers, and stay out of the doctor’s office?

Are you concerned with COVID-19, Long Covid, Post Jab, or Booster health issues? We teach many effective adjunct modalities in this course that require NO TOUCHING! Traditional Medicine emphasizes treatment and therapeutic protocols appropriate for the illnesses being presented! Traditional Thai and Indigenous Medicine include Ayurveda, Nutrition, Herbology, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Psychological therapies for mental health, and targeted remedies for building the immune system while reducing inflammation and increasing resistance to ALL infectious diseases.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification program 40th. Anniversary 2024

Do you want to get back to the happy life you used to have? Want to look better or feel better all the time?

Want to help others to do this and make a good living? We can help get you there! (No Massage License Required!)

Please make an Inquiry Today. Let’s discuss your needs as a prospective student in person. Click here.

Attention!! With Less Than a Two-week commitment, you are a SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner! (Thirteen days: 125hrs. In-class residential, 40 hours online before attending physical or live class)

A.C.N.M.: Thai Yoga Center offers four professionally recognized Certificate Programs and Five College Degrees! A.C.N.M.: SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®: Indigenous Ayurveda, Christ-Centered Christ-Centered Yoga Therapy, Christ-Centered Thai Yoga, Christ-Centered Traditional Thai Massage (Thai Yoga Massage), also known as Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy, Nuad Thai or Nuad Boran, is an ancient sacred, religious/ spiritually based, vitalistic and holistic healing art that can be learned and practiced by anyone with an open mind, compassionate heart and a desire to help others.

Our SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certificate Program (CTP1) emphasizes indigenous, traditional, natural, or Native American Medicine, Christ-centered religious Therapeutics, and healing ceremonies. Additional emphasis is on integrating the Mind/ Body approach of Christ-Centered Energy Psychology/E.F.T. and our proprietary SomaVeda® B.E.T.- Marma/Acupoint “Tapping” systematic approach. This course includes two levels of professional Christ-centered energy Psychology/E.F.T. and One level of B.E.T. tapping integration for experienced clinicians. All classes are hosted at our beautiful N.A.I.C. Sanctuary in Brooksville, Florida.

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SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate

Practice legally and safely with our program! Religious Therapeutics is not Massage. No Massage or Massage Therapy License is Required under N.A.I.C.! We teach Legal Guidelines and Legal Marketing Practices in every class!

Novel Virus and Infection Protocols, Science, and Strategies! Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James, and T.Y.C. Staff will update and instruct students on the latest information, health strategies, and functional wellness protocols for professionals. We will cover the basic medical science, Ayurveda, Nutrition, Herbal, and Supplemental protocols for both standard pre and or co-morbidities as well as questions and answers, pros and cons regarding proposed vaccination routines that Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy practitioners and clients will be dealing with, for the foreseeable future. We are medical and health experts and can assist you in becoming an expert in this critical area.

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, NCBTMB Category A, CE Provider #1203


This is the original Thai Yoga and Indigenous Medicine certification first brought to the U.S. in 1983 and offered as an N.A.I.C. Seminary and designed and supervised by Ordained Minister, Dr. Anthony B. James, an Ajahn, Master Teacher of Thai Yoga, Doctor of Ayurveda, Doctor of Sacred Natural Medicine, Doctor of Pastoral Medicine and Naturopathy, and Native American Indigenous Church Medicine Person. Anthony B. James authored the first English book published in the United States on Traditional Thai Massage/ Thai Yoga in 1983! (See our Award-winning SomaVeda® Textbook “Ayurveda of Thailand, Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy.” Meta Journal Press)

Who is eligible to apply for the C.T.P., and are there prerequisites?

Advanced Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program: C.T.P. (164-hour residential intensive). This Thirteen day: 100 hrs. In-class residential, 64 hours online, will cover all four Basic Professional Thai Yoga Certification Program levels plus 27 additional breakout or supplemental courses described below.

164 Contact Hour Requirements –

Course Work Included:

Level I: Fundamentals of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga – 20 hours  (A complete basic healing vinyasa incorporating all five body attitudes)
Level 2:Ayurvedic, Southern Style SomaVeda® Thai Yoga  – 70 hours (The SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Protocol: Seven unique daily sessions including all five body attitudes: Supine, Side, Prone, Abdomen, and Seated applications)

SomaVeda® Bio-Tap®/ EFT Professional Skills 1 & 2, Christ-Centered Energy Psychology

Level 3: Is currently not included: Soon to be available as part of our Online course offerings. Sign up for the newsletter for updates: Nuad Boran: Northern Style SomaVeda® Thai Yoga – 56 hours (The Complete Northern Style Catalog of over 300 positions)

Level 4: Advanced Training: Ayurveda of Thailand: SomaVeda® Ayurveda Theory (Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine, Ayurveda Theory, Cosmology, Sen Lines, Assessments, Indications, Contra-indications, Chakra Theory and Korosot Astrology: (Distance Learning- Home Study Prerequisite: Included in the OnLine prerequisite hrs.)

Level 5: Clinical Applications and Development: Specific programs for Clients based on Ayurvedic Assessments and Guidelines. Thirty-nine hours of Core Contact Hours. A.C.N.M.: SomaVeda® Level Five also includes the SomaVeda® Legal Guidelines and Practices for Ministers and Healing Professionals Coursework.

NEW! SomaVeda®  Thai Fire Stretch™ Coach: Assisted Stretching, Flexibility & Mobility Coach Certification

Extraordinary Offer! Normally, full tuition is $900.00 as a “Stand Alone” Certification program; we will include this new Coach Certificate Program for only $350.00 in addition to the regular tuition. There is a separate online A & P course and an additional written test to qualify for receiving the separate Coach certificate at the CTP1, ALC, AHC, and TCP graduations.  The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Stretch® Coach Pro-Certification! One more way we empower you, the student and practitioner, with a “Christ-centered approach” to be effective in both outcomes and marketing. Expanding your practice in Massage Therapy and Personal Trainer, Fitness Coaching, and Health Industries. Click Here for SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Stretch® Coach Pro-Certification Details.

Intro to Native American Indigenous Church Traditions and Ceremony

Level Six: Secondary Course work: included runs concurrent to Levels #1 through #5 and required for graduation: Special!! In addition to the fantastic core curriculum Twenty-Seven (27), additional protocols will be included in this excellent training at no extra fee! These courses alone could cost another $2,500.00 if taken separately. Why pay extra or individually for these valuable courses somewhere else? We will include them at no additional charge! CLICK HERE for more detailed information on the 27 breakout adjunct courses included in the CTP1

How Much does it cost?

Consider an Inquiry Today: Discuss your needs as a prospective student. CLICK HERE!

The total N.A.I.C. Seminary tuition donation for the Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner Program (CTP1), including all core coursework and required adjuncts, is $5,495.00. (Not including housing, required school uniforms, and book fees.) Church/Seminary donations to N.A.I.C. are Tax deductible!

However, with an N.A.I.C. Grant/ Tuition Scholarship, you could save up to 82% of the tuition!

PLEASE NOTE! No one turned away for finances! If finances are an issue in attending, we recommend you apply for one of our generous N.A.I.C. Tuition Donation Scholarship Programs.

Special!! In addition to the unique core curriculum, Twenty-Nine (29), additional protocols in this excellent training at no extra fee! These courses alone could cost another $2,500.00 if taken separately. Why pay extra or individually for these valuable courses somewhere else? We will include them at no additional charge!

CLICK HERE for more detailed information on the 29 additional adjunct courses included in the CTP1

Please note: All Breakout courses are only and exclusively available at The Thai Yoga Center. Independent SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Teachers and satellite programs may or may not offer these separate bonus courses. Check with the sponsor or Certified Teacher leading your program for specifics.

(Optional: B.P./ Endocrine, PH, Trace Mineral Deficiency Test, Ayurvedic Vital Health and Wellness Assessment (Rapid Checkup!). Additional Tests and Examinations/ Assessments are available at extra cost. Available only with approved NAIC LCHT Providers)

Why are we offering so much for so little?

Get your SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Basic Practitioner Certificate in the SomaVeda® Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner Program 164 Hour Practitioner Training with Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James, and A.C.N.M.: Thai Yoga Center Teachers Today!

164-Hour Program Completion Benefits Include:

The SomaVeda® C.T.P1. program is a prerequisite for our SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification Program (TCP), 535 Hr. Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant(ALC-AAPNA), 650hr. Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC-AAPNA) and our 1008 Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists Certificate(AYT-AAPNA) Programs. Additionally, the CTP1 course series credits hours towards the A.C.N.M. College Degree and Diploma Programs: 2,595hr Practitioner of Natural Medicine Ayurveda, Associate of Sacred Arts in Traditional Natural Medicine (A.S.A.), Bachelor of Sacred Science (BSSc.) in Natural Medicine Bachelor of Applied Sacred Science in Yoga TherapyBachelor of Applied Sacred Science in Massage Therapy as well as our comprehensive /Traditional Naturopath/ Doctor of Sacred Natural Medicine Degree (DSNM/ ND(T)) Program and Ph.D. Ayurveda Medicine Doctoral Degree. BAREBONE’S Doctorate! Doctor of Sacred Arts in Traditional and Indigenous Medicine (D.S.T.I.M.).

IMPORTANT! Not Included: CTP1 Materials fee is $289.00 for all workbooks, text, posters, and online required. Food and Meals not included. Electrical for Camping and or Kitchen use fee. The school uniforms are necessary—for personal medical consultations and or treatments of any kind with Dr. James or other T.Y.C. staff. Private medical or treatments/ consultations are available by appointment at additional expense. See N.W.S. Clinic Menu for details.

Please make an Inquiry Today. Let’s discuss your needs as a prospective student in person. CLICK HERE!

(Current scholarship and or reduced tuition offers)


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Important: Please Note! N.A.I.C. Inc./ American College of Natural Medicine/ Thai Yoga Center Cancellation and Refund Policies apply to all registrations and reservations for courses and programs. N.A.I.C./ Thai Yoga Center Programs are not public. They are offered exclusively under an expressed ecclesiastical (Church)/ private association. Acceptance of these Posted Refund and Cancellation Policies and RPGs is a precondition for acceptance and participation in any program or course of study. Click Here for the Refund and Cancellation Policy

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10 thoughts on “SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Program CTP Description”

  1. Mr James this is nelda is there anyway contact me by email

    I have a question to ask of you. I wrote a book is coming out on December 22nd right is in Amazon just the version of my book. U can check it out just type in my name nelda barba.
    The question is before my book comes out on Dec 22nd of December I like to know if I could mention your name as my teacher for thai yoga assuage training I did in 2008 it’s going to be in Amazon if yes pls Email me to give me a permission to mention your name as my Guru that k you nelda

  2. I look forward of taking of taking thai yoga 200hr correspondence course, I would like
    to get started as soon as possible , when can I get started , how much is the course please inform me on current newsletters , also my boyfriend is interested in the thai yoga massage course.

    • Hello again Justine. All information currently available is on the website at ThaiYogaCenter.Com. Simply send us an email and we can answer any questions you may have. Additionally our 2016 Tuition Grants and Scholarship program is being applied to all 2017 enrollments! We look forward to speaking with you further.

  3. I am a Massage Therapist and I need to take classes for my CEU’s. Do you offer it at your school? I am also highly interested in Thai massage but I can not become certified yet.please inform me inregards to CEU’s to renew my Massage license. Thank you.

  4. Hi so greatful to have come found you , I have a small studio in Portugal and always need to learn more , I would hope to save enough to do the course with you in November 2018 , this year I have made plans to travel around South America , Peru , Nicaragua , would you have anywhere you recommend I should visit why I’m traveling as would love to gain as much knowledge whilst traveling
    Love light peace Lisa


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