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What is Thai Yoga? 101

To see where we are going lets consider where we start!

Included with the Master Thai Yoga Omnibus All Course Access: What is Thai Yoga 101 lays the foundation for understanding this amazing indigenous, traditional medicine system and exactly how it can benefit us today. The roots of Thai Yoga are found in the Ayurveda of Thailand... literally Thai Traditional Medicine (TTM). Thai Traditional Medicine is almost entirely based on Classical Indian Medicine or Ayurveda and to a lesser extant the influences of Theraveda Buddhism/ Buddhist Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and the contributions of Native and Tribal peoples: Karen, Akha, Lisu, Mien, Hmung and others.

This What is Thai Yoga Course 101 will give you the specifics of the history, geography, philosophy and most fundamental practice concepts. These practice idea and philosophy are adaptable and beneficial to be used as a stand alone, comprehensive system of therapy for most illnesses and disabilities. The indigenous traditional medicine of Thailand is just that for millions of people for the past thousand years... so we know the practices work as advertised! Additionally, many therapist, healers, physicians, Chiropractors, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Doctors, Naturopaths and Massage Therapist have found that the Traditional Thai Yoga Therapies and protocols have brought new life and healing possibilities to their existing practices.

For those specializing in Chirothesia or spiritually based Hands On healing modalities these practices not only provide new and powerful clinical approaches to disease, but they reduce incidence of occupational disability that so many therapist suffer from! Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy (Indigenous Traditional Thai Massage) has for centuries been known to be as healthy and good for the therapist as for the patient, communicant/ client!


As you go through the courses included here at LearnThaiYoga, please know we are available to answer your questions either in comments here or directly by email. I am a Master Teacher and Thai Aachan with 35 years of clinical practice, teaching full time since 1984. I have personally taught more than 20k students around the world do this work to date and the teachers I have certified have in their turn certified another 20k+ students to practice. We operate a 5 acre dedicated sanctuary, college, clinic and Yoga school. We know Thai Yoga Therapy, not many know it better. I can teach you to practice effectively and make a fabulous living and income with this amazing tradition. We can offer this in such a way as we do not steal or engage in cultural misappropriation. We are authentic representations of this work and the living schools which have brought it to us from ancient times. Lastly we are certainly one of the only Ayurveda, Thai Yoga and or Yoga Therapy programs administered by Physicians!


If at any time you want to translate your "Certificates of Attendance and Completion" into competency based national and internationally recognized professional certifications we can do that! We offer "Live" practitioner certification courses at The Thai Yoga Center six times a year. In addition to the five competency based Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy certificate programs our college, The SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine (SCNM) offer five different College Degree Paths from Associate to Doctorate and PhD!

Lastly, this program is the only US based program of it's kind which can offer you a legal basis to practice Ayurveda, Thai Yoga and or Yoga Therapy anywhere in the US. That's right, our graduates who follow our legal guidelines and NAIC Authorizations program can practice in all 50 states with no additional governmental licensing! We will be giving you all the explicit details in further courses all for your nominal monthly fee!


I look forward to working with you whether you are in the on-line platform or in our Live in-class certification programs.


Dr. Anthony B.James and TYC Staff


Your Instructor


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

Aachan, Dr. James authored the very first Thai Massage book ever published in the English language in 1981. First used as a manuscript in class for the first three years, it was formally published in 1984 after he was given teacher certification and recognition. It was used exclusively to teach privately in class until 1984 when it was released to the public and distributed world wide, beginning a tidal wave of interest which continues to the present day. This first influential book, and still one of the most often sourced and quoted books on Thai Massage, is titled “Nuat Thai, Traditional Thai Medical Massage” and is available at BeardedMedia.Com (“Nuat Thai, Traditional Thai Medical Massage”, Meta Journal Press 1984: ISBN 1-886338-03-5).

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


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