Fundamentals of Thai Yoga and Massage Home Study Course:
SomaVeda® Level One
Are you trying to find the best Thai Yoga and Massage, Massage Therapy and Yoga books and products to help you improve your life?
If you are, you're looking in the right place.
This Workbook and the 2 DVD's may change the way therapists think about doing massage. It is opening up possibilities for healing work in imaginative ways.
Interested in Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage? But , not ready to make a commitment to a formal course of study at our Thai Yoga school or trip to Thailand? Maybe your already a licensed and or certified health care professional, massage therapists or Yoga Instructor and are looking for something new and exciting to bring to your clients? Maybe you heard that Thai Massage is the fastest growing Complimentary Health Modality in the bodywork industry and want to know first hand what the buzz is all about?
Are you just simply too busy in your family life and work to get away at this time to study, but want to have genuine training from a recognized institution?
Then you are where you are supposed to be today!
"Thank you for introducing Thai Massage to AAHP. It has become the #1 most requested modality in our alternative services program. Thank you , S.R., AAHP (Aids Alternative Health Project)
"Just read your book....thank you!!! It is wonderful especially for supporting people working together in a healing, loving, miraculous capacity with many possibilities of new movement patterns in a totally pure environment that all love. It is BRILLIANT! B. A. New York
From:Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), RAC
NAIC: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine: Thai Yoga Center
5401 Saving Grace Ln. Brooksville, FL 34602
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Dear Fellow Seeker,
My name is Anthony James, and I'm the President and Founder of ThaiYogaCenter.Com , SomaVeda.Org, Learn Thai Yoga top 5 Thai Massage and Massage therapy web sites on Google, Yahoo, Altavista, Askjeeves, MSN, AOL and Hotbot.
I understand that the amount of resources available to help you improve your practice and life is huge. I also know that the process of finding the best book, best speaker, best seminar, and best program to improve your practice and life is often a confusing, time consuming and frequently discouraging process. I also understand how expensive it can be. The proliferation of thai massage, massage therapy and yoga education and training materials is amazing.
This realization inspired me to take on a mission. My mission was to create a simple, easy to read, accessible and comprehensive resources, that provided clear information on the best methods and techniques you can easily learn.
This resource had to answer several important questions:
What is "Thai Yoga and Thai Massage"?
As a religious Therapeutic, Thai Yoga Ayurveda (Indigenous Traditional Thai Massage), "the practical expression of loving kindness", can be traced through Thailand's history, more than 1000 years to the Ayurvedic teachings of Atreya and the Vasrayana or Diamond Healing lineage of Tibet.
Jivaka or Shivago Komalaboat, the patron saint of Tibetan Medicine is credited with spreading Tibetan Medicine to the Thai Sangha, the Buddhist order of monks and nuns. They found the medicine healing and restorative. It relieved many of their aches and pains and enabled them to sit long hours deep in meditation.
The monks and nuns cherished the teachings of Shivago which came to be known as Traditional Thai Medical Massage, called 'nuat phaen boran thai', literally means 'the old Thai way of healing with the hands'. The monks, supported by Thai royalty, preserved the teachings. They passed them down from one generation to the next in the form of an oral tradition. Each master in turn would personally transmit and pass on the lineage and knowledge to the next generation in a solemn ceremony. Years of intense, disciplined, practice and meditation were required in all of the healing methods.
The four principle methods used in traditional Vedic (Yoga derived) healing by the Thai monks are Wai Khruu (prayers and spiritual practice for mental health ), Herbs, Diet, and Laying On of Hands.
These remarkable teachings regarding restoration and maintenance of life have now been passed on to this generation. SomaVeda Thai Massage incorporates elements of mindfulness, gentle rocking, deep stretching and rhythmic compression to create a singular healing experience. This work, as it brings fundamental elements and energy into harmony; creates wholeness of mind, body and spirit, in the client and the practitioner as well.
How was the Fundamental's of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Massage course developed?
In the early 1980's, when I first began to introduce the concepts and practices of Thai Yoga and Massage to the western world in Atlanta, Georgia, USA... There were no "levels" and the first course or "introductory" course for new practitioners was 6 months long! Hehe, I found out quickly that most Westerners will not commit to a 6 month training in anything they do not know of or have some familiarity with. My dilemma was that I really wanted to pass on this incredible work in an authentic and representative way... true to the honor bestowed upon me as one of the very first non-thai instructors to be formally recognized as a true teacher. My instructors had spent literally their whole lives in preserving the heritage of their schools and I was committed to do the same in the west. So what to do? Traditional training was based on long periods of study, up to 4 years or 12 semesters of basic training. How to give this information to western students with out selling it short? Ok, Grand Master Phaa Khruu Samaii Mesamarn, my professor at Buddhai Sawan Institute in Nongkam told me that it was no accident that I was "Not Thai"! He said, "It is your job to translate and convey this work in a manner suitable for the western students". Of course the problem was that no one had ever done this previously and I had no Thai models to follow.
The solution came from my martial arts back ground, as a Black Belt is American Karate, I had studied with world champions of Karate such as Bill Wallace, Joe Lewis, Chuck Norris, Joe Corley, Danny Inosanto, Francis Fong and others and in the martial arts world a system of belts had been devised a a way to break down complex systems for western students. Ah Ha! I would do the same for the Thai Massage, but decided to call it levels instead of "belts".
(Side Bar, we did actually experiment with the "Belt ranking" for students of Thai Massage in Thailand in 1983/ 1984 and decided that it was too "Martial" and dropped it there!)
So! levels it is! Since introducing this concept, "Level's" are now the standard way of teaching foreign or non thai students the traditions of Thai Massage both here in the US and in Thailand!
Back to this course...
I had to devise an introductory experience that would ease students into this new world of Thai Massage and at the same time introduce a representative session that would rock! I came up with this course, which has now been taught to over 5000 students!
What topics are covered in this "Fundamentals of Thai Yoga and Massage" course?
The course is designed to take a person with no previous experience to a point where they can actually perform a decent, representative and safe one to one and a half hour session protocol in Thai Massage. More than this it introduces the necessary, history, theory and general background to develop the overall practice. We do not just teach a technique, we honor the long traditions that have preserved and given this beautiful work into our hands.
So, the following topics are covered in the course:
What is SomaVeda Thai Yoga?
Where does it come from?
By whom was it developed?
Who is the "Founder" of SomaVeda Thai Yoga?
What are the basic Theories that SomaVeda Thai Yoga is Based upon?
The 5 step protocol performed in every session: Puja
Why SomaVeda Thai Yoga is as good for the practitioner as it is for the client.
SomaVeda Thai Yogae as a form of meditation and Yoga.
Definition of Asana's
Yin and Yang
Basic theories of Five Elements, Dosha's, and Lom or winds.
The concept of Sip Sen (Ten Energy lines or Prana Nadi emphasized in SomaVeda Thai Yoga)
Indications and contra indication for key applications.
Demonstration and explanation of the 19 basic postures.
Concept of "Flow".
Practice concepts and ideas.
And much more!
The course is made up of several components to help you.
1) The FUNDAMENTALS OF THAI MASSAGE DVD/ Video: A two and a half hour taped presentation of an actual live, SomaVeda Thai Yoga: Level One certification program. This is an actual class just like you would take in person and taught by a master instructor.
2) The Level One Lectures DVD. This over 2 hour DVD gives more lecture and background discussion of the concepts and guiding principles that make up the practice as well as more views on how to actually practice each technique.
3) The FUNDAMENTALS OF THAI MASSAGE Work Book: This is the actual text book used in the "live" certification programs. The workbook illustrates every step and technique and it used as a notebook too as you follows the class and the DVD's, step, by step.
4) Upon successful completion, the course will offer you a "Completion Certificate for Level One, Fundamentals of Thai Massage", This certificate offers 16 CEhours NCBTMB Approved for Massage and Massage Therapy Continuing Education. Additionally the course is SCNM, ANCB CEU's , approved for national certification or license renewal. This course is approved for Naturopathic and Natural Medicine Medical CEU's (SMOCH/ ANMA).
Benifits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Massage:
Among the many benefits of SomaVeda Thai Yoga the following have been noted:
• Enhances the Body/Mind /Psyche Connection
• Reduces Stress and Enhances Sense of Well Being
• Relaxes and Loosens tight muscles
• Reduces Pain and Referred Pain from Trigger Points
• Reduces Swelling and Edema Increasing Circulation of Fluid and Oxygen to All Deficient Areas.
• Increases Range of Motion
• Effective treatment in Psycho-Somatic and Psychological
• Effective Treatment in many kinds of Soft Tissue Related
• Stress Related Infertility and Impotence
• Chronic Fatigue and Related Syndromes
• Balances The Five Essential Elements of Life
( Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth )
• Releases Karmic Blockage and Stagnation (Alleged)
In "Fundamentals of Thai Yoga Therapy" Each of these are explained in detail.
SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy,
uses the whole person
to help the whole person.
The best part about this amazing book is the price. All of this incredible resources and information is available to you right now for only $120.00!
Our live Fundamentals, Level One courses go for $350.00 to over $400.00 depending on location and instructor!