SomaVeda® Fundamentals of Thai Yoga (Level One): Distance Learning/ Home Study Course

Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy, Traditional Thai Massage Indigenous Medicine


Fundamentals of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy and Traditional Thai Massage

Important: PLEASE NOTE:

This SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Level One Home Study Course is made up of the the on-line materials, video's and full length class lessons. These, you do at home at your own pacing. Once you complete all the lessons you can print an official "Certificate of Completion".

I then recommend that you arrange for a professional SomaVeda® Thai Yoga session with a practitioner near you so you can experience first hand what a beautiful experience the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga protocol can be! We can provide the names of local practitioners for you.

I'm now going to introduce you to the traditional practices, techniques, theories and procedures for doing a really good, example of this traditional medicine practice anywhere! Good for your practice, good for your family!

Lets work together to change this. Give new life and freshness to your practice. Save your hands! Increase, double or more your income by being able to offer fresh, new and proven strategies and techniques to your practice. If you want or need competency based certification and or a college degree in Ayurveda we can assist with that though our physical school located in beautiful Brooksville Florida. More on that later!

The "Fundamentals of Thai Yoga Massage" course covers the basic concepts of hands on healing in a balanced session using SomaVeda® Thai Yoga. This Yoga and traditional, indigenous medicine derived system allows the practitioner or teacher to gain a three dimensional perspective on facilitating and participating in another persons healing process.

The LearnThaiYoga On-line Fundamentals course comes with Free Level One Workbook to help keep your notes organized! It' in Adobe PDF Format so you can save, download and or print for your convenience!

· During this course the student establishes contact with a genuine lineage and learns how to facilitate the healing energy of the ancient masters through the practice of Puja or healing affirmations.

· After completing this course, students will: the student can perform a complete 19 Asana beginner Vinyasa or flow with a partner. The student will be able to perform a one hour SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Massage.

· Understand the basic elements and theory of Classical Thai & Classical Indian Ayurveda anatomy and physiology.

· Understand Basic Theory: Seven Chakras, Ten Sen or Prana Nadis, Wind Gates, Asana or therapeutic postures, Meridian’s and Accupoints, Understand the concept of body work as a meditation, The Five Traditional Treatment Attitudes of the body, Know and understand indications and contraindications for specific postures, Major clinical applications for use in clinical or professional treatment environment.

· Understand the benefits and contraindications as well as clinical medical applications of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga massage.

· Understand and be able to perform the basic protocol and principles of SomaVeda® BET/ Bio-tapping technique for balancing and clearing negative emotion.

Please Note! If your intention is to become an expert and practice with sophistication on the public you need to consider gaining professional certification! This On-line Level One course does offer professional competency practice authorization... or a legal authority to practice as an NAIC Authorized Blessed Practitioner Member. You can practice freely on your family and or friends as a ministry... All you need to do is have them to join the NAIC as an APM Member and your protected under the NAIC Ministry/ Church Umbrella. Here's the APM Membership Link!

For more advanced practice? For that you have to complete the SomaVeda® Professional Thai Yoga Practitioner Training On-Line / Distance Learning Certification Program. Since you will have already completed the SomaVeda® Level One we will give you a good discount to continue your education! Here is the CTP1 Practitioner course link to review...

We also have the LIVE retreat! The live program offers much more content and personal instruction as well as the real time corrections to perfect your practice. For information on our live professional certification program The Thai Yoga Center: CLICK HERE!

Thai Yoga Therapy (Thai Massage/ Traditional Thai Massage: slang) including specific styles such as SomaVeda® are also systems of movement education, dancing meditation and therapy, movement re-patterning, and all of the applications of traditional Asana, Flows, Techniques, Prana Yama, Meditations and movements are specifically intended to affect the mind, body, spirit, emotions and human energy field in one way or another.

Your Instructor

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

Prof. Anthony James MSc.(Clinical Herbology), DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(Acu), DPHC(h.c.), PhD(IM), PhD(Hospitallar Medicine h.c.), DMM, RAAP, UTTS, MSGR./CHEV., Ordained Native Bishop Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church of the East in Brazil, Dean, Professor, Director of Education and Traditional Medicine 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 Ajahn 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 (Ajahn)/ 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 38 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 eight 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, Ajahn 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 Society

November 30th. 2009, Ajahn, 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

Ajahn, Dr. James studied under the former Grandmaster Ajahn 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.


Ajahn 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.

Course Curriculum

  Ajahn, Dr. James Teaches the Basic Level One Vinyasa: Mat and Table
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  SomaVeda® Teachers Demonstrate Level One Flow
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  L1 SomaVeda Prone Position Breakout
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  L1 2nd. Supine Position Breakout
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  L1 Table Applications
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Frequently Asked Questions

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