SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Professional On-Line Certification Course (CTP1-DL)

Distance Learning: Now Includes "Non-Contact" and Basics of Ayurveda Heath Coaching!

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner ONLINE PROFESSIONAL Certification (CTP1: Basic) Course

FULL Tuition is Normally $5,495.00 (not including housing, books, and lab fees)

Corona Special!! However, due to current travel restrictions, we offer the full CTP1 tuition for only $1,795.00! (Now includes Required Textbooks: $289.00 + Shipping: $17.00+ NAIC Member AFM Tier Legal Shield $200.00= $502.00) Total Due: Tuition Plus Required Textbooks/ Off Platform "Vitalism" course and Shipping on Checkout = $1,795.00!!

Please note: Tuition does not include state taxes your home state may require!

The special offer ends on May 1st. 2024.

ATTENTION! New Pricing effective May 2nd. 2024 (There After: $1,995.00)

Complete Package: What's Included for only $1,795.00!! (Cash Price!)(Courtesy payment plan available at additional donation)

1) Pre-requisite Course for SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certificate Program

2) SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner ON-LINE PROFESSIONAL Certification (CTP1: Basic) Course

3) Supplemental and Adjunct Professional Courses for Clinical, Practical, Legal, and Practice Building

4) All primary and secondary Textbooks + Lab & Certificate, N.A.I.C. Member Practitioner "AFM" Legal Shield Authorization Membership fee ($200.) on completion

Save $3,600.00 off the full tuition for our LIVE Practitioner Certification Program!

164-Hour SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Thai Massage Certified Thai Practitioner Training & Certification LearnThaiYoga Online/ PROFESSIONAL Home Study/ Distance Learning Program To Gain your CTP1 Professional Certification and NAIC Legal Authorization to Practice!

This is not an exclusive "technique" focused course! Although our "techniques" are world famous... what most people don't know is that SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is a subset of SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®, a comprehensive Ayurveda and Native Medicine based holistic health system with many facets, adjuncts, variations, and alternative approaches to Everything from Cancer to SARS-COV-2 (Covid-19) Long Covid, Post Vax or Booster recovery issues!

Courses Last Updated 03.21.2024

This course will give you a variation of a new technique and genuine productive functional medicine solutions you can begin offering as a SOMAVEDA® THAI YOGA, AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER: MINISTER AND HEALTH COACH in your own home! We will give you approaches to making an excellent living at home, using your phone and video conference with clients, and the confidence to do so. You will be ahead of the curve when you can begin doing hands-on treatments again!

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®: Traditional Thai Yoga, Ayurveda, Traditional Thai Massage, Indigenous Traditional Natural Medicine... "The Practical Expression of Loving Kindness"

About the Program: First, we are the oldest educational program in the US, offering professional education and certification in Thai Traditional Yoga Therapy (Thai Traditional Ayurveda and Massage). Full-time since 1984!

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga (Thai Traditional Ayurveda), also known as "Nuad Boran," is an ancient healing art that anyone can learn and practice with an open mind, compassionate heart, and a desire to help others. We offer all levels from Intro Workshop to get the basics to Certified Master Practitioner or earn your CTP (Certified Thai Practitioner) status. With this comprehensive professional Home Study/ Distance Learning training and certification program, you can help your clients, friends, or family. There is no pre-requisite; this IS the pre-requisite! All you need is a sincere desire to learn and use Yoga science to reduce suffering and serve others. No previous experience is necessary!

CLICK HERE for SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga Accreditations, Recognitions, and Awards!

This original SomaVeda® Thai Yoga certification was brought to the US in 1983. Designed and supervised by Ajahn, Master Teacher, Physician, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Ayurveda, and Doctor of Naturopathy. Click Here for Ajahn, Dr. James' Bio!

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is suitable for Holistic Services Practitioners, Yoga practitioners, Yoga teachers, Bodyworkers, Native American and Indigenous Providers, Diabetes Care Counselors, Shiatsu, Rolfers, Trager Practitioners, Naturopath, OMDs, Chiropractors, Herbalists, Colon Therapists, Physical Therapists, DO, Reiki Practitioners, Energy Healers, Magnetic and Biomagnetic Therapist, Nutritionist, Psychologist, Psychotherapists, Massage Therapists, Myomassologists, Traeger, NMT or Neuromuscular Therapists as well as Lay and or Spiritual practitioners.

CLICK HERE for Programmatic Recognitions!

SomaVeda® is perfect for families wanting more independence in their "home" healthcare. Today, Everything you can treat at home should be treated at home!

Anyone with any background wants to learn and or incorporate the healing science of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Ayurveda into their life, practice, and Holistic Counseling ministry.

The LearnThaiYoga Online SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program: CTP1 (164 hours non-residential intensive). This program will cover four basic levels of the Basic Professional SomaVeda®Thai Yoga Certification Program, plus additional breakout or supplemental courses described below.

164hr. Professional Certification Curriculum: Divided into Two Primary Courses and additional Breakout Courses, including 37 lessons/ lectures.
Foundations Trainings Included:
• Level I: SomaVeda® "Fundamentals of Thai Yoga."
• Level 2: SomaVeda® "Ayurvedic Thai Yoga."
• Level 4: SomaVeda® Advanced Training: SomaVeda® Theory (Cosmology, Sen Lines, Assessments, Indications, Contra-indications, Chakra Theory, and Korosot Medical Astrology, Includes all 25 lecture videos. This is the same required curriculum we use in our LIVE classes!
• Level 5: Advanced Training: Clinical Applications and Development of specific programs for Clients based on Vedic Assessments and Guidelines.

Special!! Also, in addition to the unique core curriculum, additional protocols, supplemental courses, and lessons will be included in this excellent training at no extra fee! These courses alone could easily cost another $2,000.00 if taken separately. Why pay extra or separately for these valuable courses somewhere else? We will include them at no additional charge!

The list of elective and bonus courses included is evolving!

This is the current list of included Adjunct courses in your "MyCourses" dashboard.

  1. SomaVeda® Practitioner Home Study Pre-requisite Lessons (Level Four courses...Required... NOT OPTIONAL!)
  2. Free Guide to What is Thai Yoga? 101
  3. What is Thai Yoga? 101
  4. Fundamentals of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy and Traditional Thai Massage
  5. How To Start a Home-Based Sacred Healing and Counseling Business
  6. Natural Solutions for Corona, Flu, and Novel Viral Infections (Updated April 14th. 2021!)
  7. Natural Solutions for Infections for Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Therapists
  8. Prosperity for Healers and Health Practitioners
  9. SomaVeda® Ayurvedic Thai Yoga Massage Therapy: Level Two
  10. Theory and Principles of Somaveda® Thai Yoga Therapy (Additional to the Theory in the "Pre-requisite" courses)
  11. Insight Into Vaccines for Thai Yoga, Ayurveda, and Healing Arts Practitioners (Updated 03/21/2024)
  12. Recovering Health Post SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Variant and or Vax & Booster: Dealing with and Protecting from Adverse reactions to Gene Modification (mRNA)-delivery systems with Informed Healing, Protection, and Recovery Advise (Update 03/02/2023)

NEW!! It also includes New COVID-19 and Novel Infection Strategies and related protocols for dealing with the current pandemic! (Updated 03/21/2024)

Included Textbooks: Both e-books in downloadable format and printed textbooks are included in this course at no extra fee! Everything you need to complete the course and get your certificate is included.

Personal guidance from Ajahn and Dr. Anthony B. James is included in every step. Look at Dr. James' bio to appreciate this unique training opportunity!

Optional: Reduced Price for LIVE Course! Complete this program, add a Full Live/Hands-On Intensive Seminar, and receive additional Competency-based Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification at the 164-hour level! The tuition for the optional LIVE CTP1 is at the best current Scholarship rate of only $595.00 (Not including Housing/ Scheduled and billed separately)

Ajahn, Dr. James wants the Practitioner and Instructor programs to be the best, the most intensive, and comprehensive training of this kind offered anywhere in the world! (Our Live program offers NCBTMB CE Hours for Massage Therapy.) Anyone who has ever taken a class with Ajahn, Dr. James, will tell you he is nothing if not generous! Why are we offering so much for so little?

It's not just about listing and memorizing techniques and so-called "trigger points." Trigger points are good information. However, we believe that to truly handle pain and suffering, the fundamental dissonance of the essence and manifesting the pain and suffering must be addressed. It's about the faithful teaching and transmission of knowledge and being via a living master associated with a living lineage and active line of communication. Our program is not so much about technique as about transformational processes using the traditional tools we have been permitted to use.

These traditional "tools" include and are not limited to Traditional Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Indigenous Traditional and Native Medicine, Traditional Natural Medicine (Nature Cure), Religious Therapeutics and Monastic Medicine (Medicine of Hope), Herbology, Reflexology, Marma Chikitsa, Pancha Karma, Eating, Nutrition, Health Coaching, Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Martial Arts for health and fitness!

And use we will. Ajahn says, "Be what you know." In our programs, you will learn and practice living the practice.

You will receive a FREE N.A.I.C. Student APM Membership as soon as you register. N.A.I.C. is the world's largest private religious/ tribal organization membership association authorizing Holistic Services, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Thai Massage, and Energy Based Healing and Religious Therapeutics. After you complete your LearnThaiYoga online CTP1 training, you will be eligible to apply for Certified Basic Thai Practitioner AFM Membership with N.A.I.C., which will allow you to legally practice under our guidelines in all 50 US States and US Territories, including Puerto Rico. Additionally, we will list you as an authorized Practitioner on the Directory at ThaiYogaCenter.Com. Last year alone, more than 15 million visitors visited the site!

The N.A.I.C. AFM Authorizes you to work and practice as an authorized ministry and health coach/ practitioner of indigenous Medicine and sacred healing arts in ALL 50 STATES and US Territories. You can practice and bring sacred healing to your local community even during the current health crises. Massage may be banned or illegal, but authentic and authorized SomaVeda® under N.A.I.C. IS NOT! Upon successful completion of all requirements and certifications issued, you will receive the N.A.I.C. Authorized Full Blessed Member: Practitioner Status with the N.A.I.C. Membership Card.

Certificate of Completion in the Apprentice-style, Basic SomaVeda® Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner: Professional Home Study/ Distance Learning Program 164Hr.Practitioner Training & Certificate Program with NAIC, Inc. and Prof. Anthony James MSc.(Clinical Herbology), DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(Acu), DPHC(h.c.), Ph.D. (IM), Ph.D. (Hospitaller Medicine h.c.), DMM, RAAP, UTTS, MSGR./CHEV., Ordained Native Monsignor Native Bishop, Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church of the East in Brazil,
Dean, Professor, Director of Education and Traditional Medicine

164-Hour Program Completion Benefits Include:
• Receive your Certificate of Completion/ Graduation of the entire program for your credentials & N.A.I.C. Authorization to practice everything you have learned! If you have additional cogent healing specialties that you would like included... contact the office, as we can do this, but only individually.
• Being listed on Practitioner Directory as a Certified SomaVeda® Thai Practitioner
• Discounts (when applicable) on further Thai Yoga and Thai Massage training at the Thai Yoga Center
Qualifies as a pre-requisite course for the "BareBones Doctor" D.S.T.I.M. Fast Track Doctoral Degree! Perfect for current times!
• Eligibility to apply for Full LIVE, 13 days, 164hr. CE hour Practitioner Residential Hands-On Retreat for $595.00 Only pay for your housing and any incidentals! We schedule these six times a year!

(Corona Special! This offer expires on May 1st, 2024, 5:00 pm)

Please Note The 164hr. CE on Completion DOES NOT reflect the hours the student (You) may spend or take to complete the requirements. Course hours and credit hours are not the same things! Course hours are the physical hours the materials and conditions may take vs. the CE credits awarded upon completion. For example, the course may require viewing a two-hour class but will only issue 1.5-hour—course credits for completion. Exact credits vary from system to study and from lesson to lesson. The Live class will complete these equivalent hours in 13 full days. How long it will take you varies widely from student to student.

CANCELLATION and REFUND POLICY: LearnThaiYoga Online Educational programs are offered as Seminary of the Native American Indigenous Church Inc. (NAIC Inc.). NAIC Inc. is an IRS 508c1a FBO, Tribal Org, and Church. Once made, all donations and or payments to the Native American Indigenous Church are final and non-refundable. Please see our Published N.A.I.C. Inc. Cancellation and Refund Policy at

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Your Instructor

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

Prof. Anthony B. James MSc.(Clinical Herbology), DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(Acu), DPHC(h.c.), Ph.D. (IM), Ph.D. (Hospitaller Medicine h.c.), DMM, RAAP, UTTS, MSGR./CHEV., Ordained Native Monsignor-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), Chriistian Minister, Healer, Therapist... Florida, USA

Anthony B. James was one of 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 AJAHN (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.

A.A.P.N.A. Advisory Board Member and Registered Ayurvedic Doctor R.A.D. (A.A.P.N.A.) practicing Ayurveda Medicine and therapy for over 39 years. His books include "Ayurveda of Thailand- The A.A.P.N.A. Veda Vyasa Award Recipient for 2017", "Ayurveda and Thai Yoga, Religious Therapeutics Theory and Practice," as several Telly Award-winning Video Documentaries on Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Yoga Therapy. He is currently the director of the N.A.I.C.: American College of Natural Medicine, A.C.N.M.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 forty-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 M.D.(AM) degree, Board Certified Naturopathic Degree, two doctoral degrees in Natural Medicine, an O.M.D. (Acupuncture), and a doctorate/Ph.D. in Indigenous Medicine and Monastic Medicine. Dr. James also holds a Masters's in Clinical Herbology and has taught herbal medicine for several years. He is the dean of the A.C.N.M.: American College of Natural Medicine, the 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 videos focused on Ayurveda and related topics. For many years, he has presented seminars and at national and international medical conferences, including A.A.P.N.A.

In addition to his interest and research into his family's Native American Religious and medical heritage, Dr. James is an ordained priest and Monsignor of the Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope (S.M.O.CH./ S.M.O.K.H.). The Church of Hope is a unique and sacred ministry of monastic medicine, sanctified healing, ecclesiastical medicine, holistic medicine, and 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 2016, Ajahn James published a comprehensive textbook titled "Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy, "Meta Journal Press. This new book details Ayurveda's authentic history and genuine practices, philosophy, and religious therapeutics in Thailand.

Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society

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

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, Dr. James was the original founder and chief Teacher for the International Thai Therapists Association 1992-2012, to fairly represent the traditional Thai Yoga and Thai Massage practiced primarily in the US. Dr. James specializes in Native American Medicine, Thai medical theory, Asian history, Ayurveda, and Theravada Buddhism. In 2006, he was granted Ajahn/ 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 Wangklaikangwon Industrial College Dean and Educational Director, Dr. Surasak Srinoi, presented the award.

Courses Included with Purchase

Free Guide to What is Thai Yoga? 101
What it is and How this Practice can Jumpstart your Therapy Practice!
Dr. Anthony B. James
What is Thai Yoga? 102
To see where we are going lets consider where we start!
Dr. Anthony B. James
Natural Solutions for Infections for Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Therapist
How to treat chronic and acute infections naturally!
Dr. Anthony B. James
Insight Into Vaccines for Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and Healing Arts Practitioners
Questions and Answers to Vaccine Issues for Yoga Therapist and Families
Dr. Anthony B. James
Natural Solutions for Corona, Flu and Novel Viral Infections
Corona Strategies for Yogi's and Healers Updated May 3, 2022
Dr. Anthony B. James
SomaVeda® Ayurvedic Thai Yoga Massage Therapy: Level Two Concepts
Buddhai Sawan Style Traditional Thai Ayurveda and Traditional Thai Medical Massage
Dr. Anthony B. James
Clinical Applications of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy
Researched and clinical benefits, applications of Somaveda® Thai Yoga for Syndromes & Disease
Dr. Anthony B. James
Sustainable Eating Equals Sustainable Health
How to eat right to support and maintain health and wellness
Dr. Anthony B. James
PUJA: The Art Of Prayer in SomaVeda® Thai Yoga
How to manifest unconditional love in healing work
Dr. Anthony B. James
Theory and Principles of Somaveda® Thai Yoga Therapy
Somaveda Integrated Traditional Therapies Level Four Materials
Dr. Anthony B. James
Prosperity for Healers and Health Practitioners
How to Overcome Limitations in Building Your Dream Healing or Therapy Practice
Dr. Anthony B. James
Legal Guidelines for CTP1-DL Alternative and Complimentary Providers
Everything You Need to know about CAM, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Energy and Indigenous Medicine Licensing
Dr. Anthony B. James
How To Start a Home Based Sacred Healing and Counseling Business
How To Start Your Own Home Based Sacred Healing and Counseling Business, In Ten Days Or Less!
Dr. Anthony B. James
SomaVeda® Practitioner Home Study Prerequisite Lessons
Required courses and lessons for CTP1 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification
3 Course Bundle
Fundamentals of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy and Traditional Thai Massage
Learn the Level One Traditional Flow
Dr. Anthony B. James
Ten reasons to change careers from a corporate-profit-based Western Medicine career to a career in Spiritually-based Natural Medicine
Dr. Anthony B. James

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and remains available for 12 months from registration/ enrollment start date! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
We have estimated the average student takes between 1 and three months to complete this On-Line CTP1 course including the required pre-requisite. From the date of enrollment you will have 12 months to complete this CTP1 Distance Learning/ Self Directed Home Study course. Extension for time over the initial 12 months will be billed at $25.00 per month until graduation and or student voluntarily with draws from program with written notice to NAIC, Inc.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! However, as this course is based on a donation to the Native American Indigenous Church as a "Seminary". The NAIC Cancellation and or Refund Policy applies...

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