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Theory and Principles of Somaveda® Thai Yoga Therapy

Somaveda Integrated Traditional Therapies Level Four Materials

By popular request, we have made the entire seventeen part lecture series "Lines, Wheels and Points 1: Introduction to SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®: Thai Yoga and Thai Massage Theory and Practice." available on LearnThaiYoga On-Line!

This is the actual course lectures given in the Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner Program in the SomaVeda® Level Four Theory course held during every Certified Thai Practitioner Program or CTP. This course is required for all SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Thai Massage practitioners. Developed and refined by Aachan Dr. J, ,one of the worlds foremost authorities on Thai Yoga over the last thirty years, this is your chance to hear the Master teacher speak on a great variety of Thai Yoga principles and theories. The lectures and discussions follow the basic outline of the primary textbook with the title "Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Religious Therapeutics" by Dr. J, available at BeardedMedia.Com.

A new lecture in the series will be released every week until all seventeen lectures are available to you for your use and reference. If your new to Thai Yoga or New to Thai Yoga Theory this is your chance to hear the principles discussed and clearly explained by a Master. If your a SomaVeda® Student or supporter this is the perfect addition to your training library of resources for your life and practice.


Topics covered in the Lines PodCast: Introduction to SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, History and origins of Thai Yoga, Noble Eight Fold Path, Origins and Influences, Samkhya Principles, Cosmology of Thai Ayurveda, Seven Branches of Thai Traditional Medicine, Origin of the Body, Five Koshas, Five Dhatu, Thai Four Elements or Thaat Than Sii, Generative and Controlling Cycles, Microcosm-Macrocosm, Five Senses, Asessments by Dhatu, Tri-Dosha, What is Vata, Pitta and Kapha, Determining Dosha, Assessing Dosha imbalance, Managing Dosha Imbalance, Vedic Pulse Evaluation, Vedic Tongue Evaluation, Vedic Touch Evaluation, The SomaVeda Triangle Assessment, Matrix, Light Body, Thai Sen Lines, Prana, Theory of Chakras, SomaVeda® Chakra Astrology and Korosot Medical Astrology and so much more! Over 20 hours of instruction and enlightening discussion.


Your Instructor


Dr. Anthony B. James
Dr. Anthony B. James

Anthony B. James, DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM),DOM(P), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, R.A.A.P., R.A.D., SMOKH
AAPNA Advisory Board Member
Professor- Teacher, Physician, Registered Ayurveda Doctor (Vidya), Minister, Healer, Therapist... Florida, USA

Anthony B. James was the first Westerners ever recognized in Thailand as an authentic Thai Traditional Medicine teacher and Aachan or professor, where his work is known and honored throughout the country by the Royal Thai Gov’t Ministries of Thai Traditional Medicine, Thai Department of Commerce and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TOT- Friend of Thailand Awardee recipient), Wat Po Association of Thai Traditional Medical Schools registered AACHARN / Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine. He is a teacher of Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic astrology (Thai Korosot Astrology), who shows how Yoga and Vedic systems of knowledge interface for optimizing our human potential.

AAPNA Advisory Board Member and Registered Ayurvedic Doctor R.A.D. (AAPNA) practicing Ayurveda Medicine and therapy for over 35 years. His many books include “Ayurveda of Thailand- The AAPNA Veda Vyasa Award Recipient for 2017”, “Ayurveda and Thai Yoga, Religious Therapeutics Theory and Practice”, as well as several Telly Award winning Video Documentaries on Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Yoga Therapy. He is currently the director of the NAIC: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, SCNM School of Ayurveda Medicine and Thai Yoga Center, Staff and Faculty for Oriental Medicine Doctoral program of the PanAmerican School of Natural Medicine- Nevis West Indies, and on the editorial board for the magazine International Journal of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.

Dr. James has a thirty five year background in natural healing, including the systems of Native American Medicine, Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism and Vedic Astrology. He has an MD(AM) degree as well as Board Certified Naturopathic Degree, two doctoral degrees in Natural Medicine, an OMD (Acupuncture) as well as doctorates/ PhD in Indigenous Medicine and Monastic Medicine. Dr. James also holds a Masters in Clinical Herbology and has taught herbal medicine for several years. Currently he is dean of the SCNM: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, School of Ayurveda Medicine and the Thai Yoga Center schools and programs. Dr. James is the author of numerous books, articles and hundreds of educational video’s focused on Ayurveda and related topics. He has presented seminars and at national and international medical conferences including AAPNA for many years.

In addition to his interest and research into his family Native American Religious and medicine heritage Dr. James is an ordained priest and Monsignor of the the Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope (SMOCH/ SMOKH).The Church of Hope is a Church of special and sacred ministry of monastic medicine, sanctified healing, ecclesiastical medicine, holistic medicine, as well as indigenous medicines as part of religious doctrine, where he is working to integrate Ayurveda and Complimentary Medicine into the Monastic Medical Tradition of the church.

In September of 2016, Aachan James published a comprehensive texbook titled “Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy“, Meta Journal Press. This new book covers in detail the authentic history and genuine practices, philosophy and religious therapeutics of Ayurveda in Thailand.

Union of Thai Traditional Medicine SocietyNovember 30th. 2009, Aachan, Dr. Anthony James receives LifeTime Membership Recognition with Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (UTTS). The award itself was presented by the Mr. Aram Amaradit (Dr. Amratisha), Member Parliament of Surin Province, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health, President and original founder: The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society, Ministry on Public Health, Thailand. The credentials were issued in the offices of the The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburii, Thailand. UTTS Life Time recognition (Thai Traditional Medicine/ Thai Traditional Massage) credentials #520121896.

Anthony James, Life Time Member UTTS

Aachan, Dr. James studied under the former grandmaster Aachan Sintorn Chaichagun at the Shivagakomarpaj Traditional Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai Thailand from 1988 to 1995. He maintained a working relationship with his mentor in the Northern style, Grand Master Sintorn and “The Old Medicine Hospital” until Grand Master Sintorn’s passing in 2005.

100_1477Aachan James was the original founder and chief Teacher for the The International Thai Therapists Association 1992-2012, to fairly represent the various traditional systems of Thai Yoga and Thai Massage currently being practiced primarily in the US. In 2006, he was granted Aachan/ professor and Master Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage Teacher status through the Anantasuk system (Hua Hin Thailand), recognized by the Wat Po Association. The award itself was presented by the Wangklaikangwon Industrial College Dean and Educational and Director Dr. Surasak Srinoi. Dr. James specializes in Native American Medicine, Thai medical theory, Asian history, Ayurveda and Theravada Buddhism.


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