Thailand Yoga Study Tours

Welcome to the NAIC Thai Yoga Center, Thai Massage and Indigenous Traditional Medicine Study Tours where you can travel to Thailand and receive certification in traditional SomaVeda® Thai Yoga (Traditional Thai Massage/ Thai Yoga Massage and Spiritually based Religious Therapeutics). NAIC has developed comprehensive programs which have been approved for CEUs toward certification for Certified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner and or Certified Teacher.

Thai Yoga & Thai Massage International ToursFor 2021 Sadly and unfortunately do to panic, hysteria and government over reactions and over reach we will not be able continue to offer opportunities to experience Thailand with our small group format as in previous years. The government of Thailand continues to lock down and quarantine, restrict international visitors and or limit foreign travelers from entering the Kingdom.

The few opportunities currently expected to be available are not rational and change weekly and sometimes daily. If and when this changes we will post new information and updates here. But as it stands currently there is no reasonable way to gain access to Thailand with our exorbitant expense, multiple V’s, multiple PCR’s and huge bond and cash expenses with in country travel and accommodation and restrictions. Additionally because of irrational government policies the countries economy has crashed and is continuing in a downward spiral which does not bode well for the future for educational and eco-tourism for the future… But hey! We are staying up to date and if the country opens up again we will be there!

Thai Yoga Center

Since it is impossible to now travel to and train in traditional medicine in Thailand now, and as most schools formerly teaching are now closed to foreignors, we are offering the same and even more expanded Traditional Thai Medicine Certifications and College degree’s right here in the US! As our SCNM College and The Thai Yoga Center are located in sunny Florida there are no lockdowns, quarantines, V’s or PCR’s required. Call or email us today for the current schedule. We also have fully on-line programs for those who prefer!

We have the experience and commitment to having your experience in the kingdom of Thailand to be the very best.

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What is Thai Yoga?

Thai Yoga | What is Indigenous Traditional Thai Yoga and Thai Massage?

The Native American Indigenous Church, Inc. (NAIC) and the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine: Thai Yoga Center represents the truest and most authentic visions of Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine (Ayurveda), Thai Culture and related healing Arts. Our Instructors are directly authorized teachers, representatives and traditional lineage holders in several different traditional Buddhist schools: Buddhai Sawan Institute Ayudthaya and Nongkam (famous for martial and healing arts for 900 years!), Phra Wat Chetuphon (Buddhist Temple, Wat Po Traditional Thai Medical School… One of the oldest schools of traditional arts), Buntautuk Hilltribes Northern Provencial Hospital and Training Institute also known as “The Old Medicine Hospital of Shivago Komarpai. ITM (International Thai Massage, Chiangmai), Mama Lek Chaiya (Lek Chaiya Nerve Touch), The Foundation for the Blind, Buddhist Temple Wat Wianglock and the Wangklaikangwon Industrial Community & Educational College program sponsored by HM. King Bhumibol, (Anantasuk Indigenbous Traditional Thai Massage), Lanna Thai Traditional Medicine School (“Tok Sen”)- Chiangmai and SriPai Buddhist Foundation and Traditional Medicine School (“Tok Sen”) Sukhotai as well as several other significant lineages, teachers and Grand Masters. Most importantly the Buddhist medicine associated and derived from the famous Saint Shivago (Jivaka).

In the states Traditional Lineage and teaching is primarily passed on via the educational programs of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine/ The Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, FL. directed by recognized Thai Ayurveda Master and Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James. Additionally, we recognize any schools formally licensed as legal Thai Yoga and or Thai Massage schools by the Royal Thai Ministries of Health and of Education whether listed or not!

Thai Yoga & Thai MassageThe type of Thai traditional therapy that most people will be directly exposed to is ráksãa thaang nûat (healing massage treatment). This is what is more commonly known as the Nuat Thai or Nuad Boran styles of Thai Yoga therapy or the religious therapeutics/ spiritual massage, healing work of Thailand. Please note: for clarity although in common english we use the word “massage” we do not mean it in the same context as the typical western usage. In the west “Massage” means something like a “Rub Down” for money and is primarily referring to systems derived from Swedish Massage and Massage Therapy. “Thai Yoga and or Traditional Thai Massage” (Phaen Boran Ráksãa Thaang Nûat) is completely unrelated! It is a religious therapeutic and healing art derivative of the Theraveda Buddhism, Buddhist medicine, Classical Indian and Tibetan Indigenous Ayurveda and Yoga Vedanta. It is not required that one become a practicing Buddhist to practice this healing art. As Native Americans we have successfully and fully integrated this Thai Traditional Medicine into our Native American Indigenous Medicine practice as an example (NAIC).  Although it would be more accurate to call this medicine either by its traditional names or “Ancient, Anachronistic or Old Thai Way of Healing with The Hands”, the slang forms of “Thai Massage” is in use, and as long as this is so there will be some understandable confusion. For more information and details on What is Indigenous Traditional Thai Yoga and Thai Massage, you can learn more at The Thai Yoga Center website.

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About NAIC Tours

Thailand Travel Tours | About NAIC Thailand Yoga Tours

The Native American Indigenous Church/ SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center provides externship seminaries to the exotic country of Thailand. Learn Thai Yoga Today!

Thailand is described by most travelers as the most exotic country on the planet. Nowhere else succeeds quite so well blending an age old culture of rich heritage and traditions, with the developments and advantages of the modern world. Tradition and cultural heritage is at the very core of daily life for the Thai people. Totally at peace with themselves and their world, there is a cheerfulness that is forever present in the faces of nearly everyone you meet. Our programs are the longest running in the industry and generally considered the very highest standard. We invite you to find out why!

NAIC was founded by Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James, and has been escorting students and practitioners to Thailand for over 37 years. Aachan, Dr. James was given the Instructor / Teacher and lineage holder of the Buddhai Sawan tradition of Thai Yoga by Grand Master Phaa Khruu Samaii Mesamarn, Nongkam, Thailand in 1984. Grand Master Samaii was the 36th generation Grand Master of the Buddhai Sawan School originally founded in Ayudthaya and a consultant to H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the current King of Thailand. Grand Master Samaii was honored by King Bhumibol several times during his life time for service to the royal family and the kingdom. Grand Master twice in his life received awards personally from King Bhumibol, the final award received only three years before Grand Master Samaii’s passing.

Dr. Anthony James is an Ordained Minister, Registered Diplomat (SMOKH), Doctor of Natural Medicine, Registered Ayurveda Clinician and Dipl. Acupuncture. Holds International Medical Licenstiate from SMOKH NGO, Author, Lecturer and Dean of the NAIC Seminaries: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center.

Details and Registration for April 2020!!

About Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand is an independent country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia.

It is bordered to the north by Laos and Myanmar (Burma), to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Burma. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest. The capital and largest city of Thailand is Bangkok. It is also the country’s center of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities.

Thailand ArtThailand is the world’s 50th largest country in terms of total area (slightly smaller than Yemen and slightly larger than Spain), with a surface area of approximately 513,000 km2 (198,000 sq mi), and the 21st most-populous country, with approximately 64 million people. About 75% of the population is ethnically Thai, 14% is of Chinese origin, and 3% is ethnically Malay; the rest belong to minority groups including Mons, Khmers and various hill tribes. There are an estimated 2.2 million legal and illegal migrants in Thailand. Thailand has also attracted a small number of expatriates from developed countries in the West. The country’s official language is Thai.

Thailand is one of the most devoutly Buddhist countries in the world. The national religion is Theravada Buddhism which is practiced by more than 94.7% of all Thais. Muslims make up 4.6% of the population and 0.7% belong to other religions. Culture and traditions in Thailand are significantly influenced by India, as are Burma, Laos and Cambodia.

Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the tenth king of the House of Chakri, as the ruling monarch.  The king is officially titled as the Head of State, the Head of the Armed Forces, an Upholder of the Buddhist religion, and the Supreme Supporter of all faiths.

Thailand experienced rapid economic growth and today is a newly-industrialized country with an emphasis on exports and a flourishing tourism industry, thanks to various world-famous tourist destinations such as Pattaya, Bangkok, and Phuket.

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