SomaVeda® Ayurvedic Thai Yoga Massage Therapy: Level Two Concepts
Buddhai Sawan Style Traditional Thai Ayurveda and Traditional Thai Medical Massage
The Buddhai Sawan/ Wat Po Association of Thai Traditional Medical Schools Standardized Style
This course content updated May 2022:
Continuing the work begun in SomaVeda® Indigenous Thai Yoga Level One . The student is introduced to the 50 plus indigenous, traditional therapeutic Asana. The SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day concept and session protocol incorporating the seven additional Vinyasa, flowing sequences or treatment algorithms as well as additional practice in the meditation and healing forms of the oldest, original, and most traditional Wat Po or Wat Chetaphon based method. We honor Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage, Traditional Thai Medicine and Thai Ayurveda religious therapeutics in this class by keeping the strict traditional Thai Healing Vinyasa and flows alive in their most traditional form.
More commonly known as the Southern or Royal Method we explore variations from three different recognized or traditional Royal traditions: Buddhai SawanBuddhai Sawan , Wat Po and Anantasuk schools. This course is an indigenous, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy training and certification program. It is required for all levels from the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner to the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Teacher certification program.
The SomaVeda® Ayurvedic Level Two is a required component of the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Program.
PLEASE NOTE: This Level Two Course in the "Jump Start Your Practice" All inclusive subscription service is for educational and review purposes only! It is NOT currently for CE Credit and offers NO practitioner certification and or authorization to practice. If you desire professional CE's and or recognized Practitioner Certification and or NAIC Authorization to practice professionally, you must attend a LIVE course of study... SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Program.
This SomaVeda® Indigenous " Ayurvedic Thai Yoga Therapy" course is predominately hands on, with a thorough introduction to the underlying philosophy and theory of energy. “Sip Sen”, the Ten principle Sen or Nadis and the Seven Chakra. Basic western anatomy and physiology as it applies to SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is introduced at this time. Ayurveda core concepts of balancing Dosha for Vata, Pitta and Kapha are practiced.
This Instruction includes all seven traditional attitudes: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Second Supine and Seated Positions: The complete SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Protocol. Seven Different therapeutic Asana or sessions. Ayurveda Nutrition and Life style approaches to maintaining optimum health as well as over 150 individual Asana or therapeutic postures. We emphasize integration of emotional balancing ( EFT/ B.E.T.- Energy Psychology) and clinical applications for major disease such as Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease and various soft tissue disorders and syndromes. Specific treatment protocols appropriate for indigenous and traditional practitioners are practiced.
The SomaVeda® student learns the concept of moving the body without effort, as well as specific postures for specific imbalances. The role of the breath in partnership within the therapeutic encounter is discussed and practiced intently. This course focuses of the use of Puja or therapeutic affirmations and Mantra in the healing process as originally introduced in the SomaVeda® Level One course.
We look in depth at the historical roots of the treatment philosophy . In our LIVE Certification course... All SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Classes begin with daily Hatha Yoga and or SomaVeda® Thai Reishi Yoga (Traditional Thai Reusi Dottan) meditation and practice. By conclusion of this program we expect the student to show knowledge , understanding and skill in the basic techniques of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga.
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.
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.
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.