Posted by: thaiyogacenter | 02/07/2012

Love Yoga? Looking for a new ethical career path? Consider SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda and Natural Medicine!

Love Yoga?  Looking for a new ethical career path?  Consider SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda and Natural Medicine!

By Anthony James DM(P), ND, MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), SMOKH

ITTA/ The Thai Yoga Center and The SomaVeda™ Institute for Natural Medicine are hosting amazing professional certification programs and courses to help prepare you for a successful career in holistic therapies based on Ayurveda, Thai Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Natural Medicine. Our programs are authentic, original, traditional, medically supervised and spiritually based. Practicing what we call “The Practical Expression of Loving Kindness” is good for your life, your family and friends and the planet as well. The only tools you need are your hands and heart!

Earn a Doctorate in Natural Medicine specializing in Ayurveda/ Thai Yoga/ Yoga Therapy and or Doctor of Naturopathy Diploma and Degree. We have course and diploma paths to fit your lifestyle, schedule and budget.

Basically, What is SomaVeda™?

SomaVeda is a system of sustainable, vitalistic therapeutics that integrates the art and science of both ancient and modern worldwide traditions of healing founded by Aachan, Dr. Anthony James DM(P), ND, MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), SMOKH the first western master teacher of Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy and Thai Massage outside of Thailand. SomaVeda incorporates principles of Thai Ayurveda, Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy as well as Biblical/ Spiritual principles of Natural Medicine. SomaVeda offers a process engaging healing and life with elegance and fines, sophistication and flow. The aim of SomaVeda™ is to heal, educate and serve. We emphasize prevention and right living to reduce or eliminate the necessity for medicine and therapy and provide state of the art natural therapeutic programs when necessary.

SomaVeda™ offers several amazing certification and program paths for you to choose from:  

Entry Level:

1) The SomaVeda™ Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner Program (CTP1,2 ,3 ) (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced). All new students start in the CTP1 program #1. All CTP’s offer CE hours, National Certification and are SMOCH Accredited. All of our teachers are experience and certified with the highest teacher training standards in SomaVeda and Thai Yoga Therapy. We are the oldest, original Thai Yoga and Thai Massage based program in North America and we have set the highest standards in the industry for over 30 years. Our founder Aachan, Dr. Anthony James DM(P), ND, MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.) actually wrote and published the very first book in the English language on Thai Massage in 1983 (Nuat Thai, Traditional Thai Medical Massage: Meta Journal Press) CTP1 Graduates now eligible for ONACS Fast Track Commission. You do NOT need a Massage or Massage Therapy License to practice SomaVeda Thai Yoga and or Ayurveda legally in the US.  Our “Commission” is valid in all 50 states and offers the student or basic practitioner the widest scope of practice.
 Click Here for CTP Details!

What do we learn in a CTP?

A CTP is an average 27 day, 200 hour residential intensive training and certification program. Beginner students receive exhaustive in-class instruction and daily practice in SomaVeda Thai Yoga System. The CTP1 is divided up into 5 modules plus an amazing array of breakout and support classes. All five level’s of the SomaVeda Basic Practitioner program are included. Fundamentals of Thai Yoga: Level One, Ayurvedic Thai Yoga: Level Two, Nuad Boran, Northern Style Thai Yoga: Level Three, Lines Wheels, Points, Energy Anatomy of Thai Massage: Level Four, Clinical Application and Development of Specific programs for Clients based on Vedic Assessments and Guidelines: Level Five

As if that’s not enough! During the CtP students receive additional instruction in up to 11 additional SomaVeda treatment methods and basics such as Vedic principles of nutrition, SomaVeda approaches to Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stress as well as Occupational and Chronic conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Migraines, Back Pain, Soft Tissue Disorders. We also explore in detail Vedic and Natural Medicine approaches to emotional and mental illness using safe, non-invasive and non-coercive approaches.

Expert  Level:

2) The SomaVeda Certified Teacher Training Program (TCP): Bring the most profound and diverse system of spiritually based healing to your community. Opportunities for our graduate SomaVeda teachers are growing world wide. Bring your practice mastery to it’s highest level, help introduce the world to a practical Yoga Therapy and Vedic Medical System as well as make a right livelihood all at the same time. All SomaVeda Certified Teachers complete a rigorous 1200 hour program under the personal supervision and guided expertise of our Master Level Doctors and Teaching Staff.

Click Here for TCP Details!

Expert Level Eligible for Medical Licensing:

3) The SomaVeda™ Holistic Health Provider Ayurveda / Practitioner of Natural Medicine Ayurveda Diploma Course (HHPA, PNMA): A 2595 clock hour intensive, clinical focused education in Ayurveda, Thai Yoga, Natural Medicine. Learn how to develop a fully functioning clinical office offering natural and medical services from Thai Yoga to Nutritional counseling. Learn effective methodologies for treating chronic and acute diseases and the science behind them in a medically supervised environment and school. Our courses are US and Internationally recognized and are accredited. Graduates with the HHPA/ PNMA Diploma qualify for allied medical licensing. Click Here for HHPA/ PNMA Details!

Doctoral Level, Eligible for Medical Licensing:

4) The SomaVeda™ Doctor of Natural Medicine (Ayurveda), ND/ DNM:   Diploma Program offers a sophisticated education in Ayurveda based Natural Medicine. This diploma program is PMA accredited and graduates are eligible for appropriate Medical Licensing. Click Here for DNMA/ ND Degree Details!

5) Coming Soon! Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM): Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology

ITTA International Training Opportunities

1) Thailand Training Programs from 30 hours to over 500!  ThailandStudyTours.Com Travel, Tour and Training in Thailand!

2) Kerala, India Training Programs from one to 3 months! IndiaStudyTours.Com Intensive Ayurveda, Pancha Karma and Classical Indian Pharmacopea, Ayurvedic Cooking and Hatha Yoga.

3) Nevis West, Indies: Courses and Clinical Internships in of the worlds largest Medical Centers entirely devoted to Natural and Alternative Medical Practices! (Advanced graduates Only)

4) Quito, Ecuador! Courses and Clinical Internships at our new sister Holistic Medical Center and Clinic (Advanced graduates Only)

Where do you begin?

All new students begin in the CTP program.

It’s only 200 hours and gives you a solid working foundation and competency to begin your practice the day after graduation! If your serious minded about becoming a SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Teacher, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Licensed Practitioner of Natural Medicine Ayurveda and or a Licensed Doctor of Natural Medicine Ayurveda,  we can help you choose the best program for your needs and life.


SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga and Thai Massage incorporates elements of mindfulness, gentle rocking, deep stretching and rhythmic compression and focus to create a singular healing experience.

The SomaVeda™ Integrated Traditional Therapies life and livelihood is about securing the necessities of Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity for ourselves and all mankind. It is a way of working that’s as good for the person doing it as for those receiving. This work does not cause you harm and makes you stronger and healthier the longer you do it. This is unlike other forms of “healing” which may cause repetitive stress and occupational disability the longer you do them.  You can be completely yourself in every way while you do this work. SomaVeda™ is a genuine spiritually based healing system preparing practitioners for real life clinical practice.

If your interested in learning more about Ayurveda Yoga Therapy based Science and Healing while developing a Thai Yoga practice visit us today!

Next available Start Dates: March, April (Thailand Only), June, September, November (Thailand Only) of 2012/ 2013:  Click Here for Schedule!

Email or call the office directly  (706) 358-8646

We have Scholarship! To learn how you can receive this training with a tuition scholarship or at greatly reduced tuition Click Here!

Thai Yoga Center/ ITTA Accreditation’s and Professional Recognitions:

ITTA is an Accredited Educational Institute with the ONACS/ SMOCH (Sacred Medical Order Church of Hope). 
ITTA is a recognized Provider School of Naturopathic Education with the ANCB (American Naturopathic Certification Board). 
ITTA is an NCBTMB Approved Provider for Massage and Massage Therapy Continuing Education.
We practice transparency! All of our school and staff approvals, recognitions, licenses and accreditation’s are available and verifiable. For a complete list of  ITTA/ Thai Yoga Center / Teaching Staff Accreditation’s, Recognitions and Affiliations Please Click Here!

Visit us on the web at ThaiYogaCenter.Com

Visit us on FaceBook at Learn Thai Yoga

While visiting our website sign up for our Newsletter to receive 2 free E-books and Mp3! Click Here to Sign Up!

ITTA, Inc. / Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda (ONACS), The Thai Yoga Center
4715 Bruton Rd. Plant City, Florida 33565
(706) 358-8646

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