What is Thai Yoga? 102

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Included with the Master Thai Yoga Omnibus All Course Access: "What is Thai Yoga 101" lays the foundation for understanding this unique indigenous, traditional medicine system and how it can benefit us today. (Updated content Friday, March 21, 2024)

We say "Ancient Healing Methods for Modern Issues." During the current health and social/ political crises and confusion, concrete solutions that have stood the test of the test are more critical than ever! This program is a great place to break out of your practice lethargy and get on a new and functional practice path that will adapt to current and future conditions.

The roots of Thai Yoga are found in the Ayurveda of Thailand... Thai Traditional Medicine (TTM). Thai Traditional Medicine is almost entirely based on Classical Indian Medicine or Ayurveda and, to a lesser extent, the influences of Theravada Buddhism/ Buddhist Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the contributions of Native and Tribal peoples: Karen, Akha, Lisu, Mien, Hmong, and others.

The LearnThaiYoga program contains materials, courses, and lessons updated on Thursday, March 21st. 2024!

This "What is Thai Yoga Course 102" will give you the specifics of the history, geography, philosophy, and most fundamental practice concepts. These practice ideas and philosophies are adaptable and beneficial to be used as a stand-alone, comprehensive therapy system for most illnesses and disabilities. The indigenous traditional medicine of Thailand has been just that for millions of people for the past thousand years... so we know the practices work as advertised! Many therapists, healers, physicians, Chiropractors, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Doctors, Physical Therapist, Naturopath, and Massage Professionals have found that the SomaVeda® style Traditional Thai Yoga Therapies and protocols have brought new life and healing possibilities to their existing practices.

More than this, our "Infections" courses and the content will help clear up any confusion you might be having about "Covid"! Still being developed in real-time, I have included scientific and medical research and resources considered the best currently available information. there are over 50 lessons and hundreds of hours of content in these two courses alone!

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 the incidence of occupational disability that so many therapists suffer from! Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy (Indigenous Traditional Thai Massage) has been known for centuries 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 can answer your questions in the comments here or directly by email. I am a Master Teacher and Thai Ajahn (Gold Sash/ Professor) with 39 years of clinical practice, teaching full-time since 1984. I have taught more than 20k students worldwide to do this work to date, and the teachers I have certified have, in turn, certified another 20k+ students to practice. We operate a 5-acre dedicated sanctuary, college, clinic, and Yoga school. We know Thai Yoga Therapy, but 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 so 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 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 several times yearly. In addition to the five competency-based Thai Yoga, Ayurveda, and Yoga Therapy certificate programs, our college, The American College of Natural Medicine (A.C.N.M.), offers five different College Degree Paths from Associate to Doctorate and Ayurveda Ph.D.! Now featuring our One Year On-Line "BAREFOOT DOCTORS" degree program!

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga is a holistic, indigenous, traditional, spiritually based comprehensive system of medicine. That is the fastest way to say there are therapeutic approaches for every area of life and maintenance for balanced and optimal health and wellness for the Body, mind, and spirit. This is comparable to traditional Chinese medicine, TCM/ Acupuncture, Traditional or classical Indian Ayurveda, Muslim Yunani Medicine, etc. One of the biggest misconceptions is that It is NOT defined as a "stretching" system! Let me open your eyes and therapeutic practice to the natural and genuine Thai Traditional Healing system and actual medicine! Altogether, in the SomaVeda® system, you will find over 50 different and distinctive indigenous and traditional modalities with their elegant and evolved modern counterparts.

PLEASE NOTE: Lastly, this program is the only US-based program of its kind that can offer you a Legal Basis to practice Ayurveda, Thai Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Traditional and or Indigenous Medicine anywhere in the US. That's right! Our graduates who follow our legal guidelines and NAIC Authorizations program can practice in all 50 states without additional governmental licensing! If you are a physician, therapist or other Holistic Services provider, we can help you as well with the NAIC Legal Shield Holistic Services License! CLICK HERE to find out for free if you need or qualify for LCHT Licensing.

We will give you all the explicit details in further courses for your nominal monthly fee!

Remember this! Without Health Freedom, there is NO freedom! There is NO health Freedom without informed, voluntary consent. There is no informed consent without access to truth and education.

Health Freedom requires a knowledgeable and capable population able to take care of themselves in a good way primarily.

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

Dr. Anthony B.James and TYC Staff

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Currently Available in the Jump Start Your Practice All Inclusive Subscription Course (New Content! Thursday, March 21st., 2024, this All Inclusive course program includes:

  1. Forty (44) different professional courses.
  2. 781 Lectures-lessons
  3. 475 Educational and Demo videos
  4. 94 Audio Lectures and or MP3 files
  5. 182 Free Textbooks, PDFs, Free Reports, plus Handouts!
  6. Over 888 hours of professional Thai Yoga Therapy and Related Educational Content!
  7. 2 Free NCBTMB/ FSMBT CE Courses suitable to Massage Therapist National Certification Board License Renewal renewal requirements!
  • NEW!! It also includes new COVID-19, novel infections, vaccine information, strategies and protocols for dealing with the current pandemic, vaccine info, and related information! (Updated March 21, 2024: Added 1 New Lesson and One New Free PDF eBook on treating Post Vax and Long Covid with SomaVeda® and Functional Medicine!)

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.

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