Thailand Yoga Study Tours

Welcome to the N.A.I.C. 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). N.A.I.C. has developed comprehensive programs approved for CEUs toward certification for Certified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner and Certified Teacher.

Thai Yoga & Thai Massage International ToursFor 2023, we are excited to see a reduction and outright elimination of restrictions relating to the pandemic, allowing us to return to our training in Thailand. Although sadly, some of the previous programs, schools, clinics, and teachers are no longer available as they once were. However, it is now possible to continue sharing and building our relationships with Royal Thai Government-approved and authorized clinical programs.

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Considering the more than 39 years of experience guiding our teachers, students, and SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Practitioners for intensive training and cultural immersion, we are well equipped to join in and return to Thailand.

2023 Guided Training and Cultural Immersion Experience

December 7th. To December 19th. 2023

We have the experience and commitment to having your experience in the kingdom of Thailand 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. (N.A.I.C.) and the American College of Natural Medicine: Thai Yoga Center represents the most accurate and authentic visions of Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine (Ayurveda), Thai Culture, and related healing Arts. Our Instructors have 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 crafts), Buntautuk Hilltribes Northern Provincial 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 H.M. King Bhumibol (Anantasuk Indigenous Traditional Thai Massage), Lanna Thai Traditional Medicine School (“Tok Sen”)- Chiangmai and SriPai Buddhist Foundation and Traditional Medicine School (“Tok Sen”) Sukhothai as well as several other significant lineages, teachers and Grand Masters. Most importantly, Buddhist medicine is associated with and derived from the famous Saint Shivago (Jivaka).

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

Thai Yoga & Thai MassageThe type of traditional Thai therapy that most people will be directly exposed to is ráksãa thaang nûat (healing massage treatment). This is more commonly known as the Nuat Thai or Nuad Boran styles of Thai Yoga therapy or Thailand’s religious therapeutics/ spiritual massage and healing work. Please note: for clarity, although we use the word “massage” in everyday English, 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 primarily refers to Swedish Massage and Massage Therapy systems. “Thai Yoga and or Traditional Thai Massage” (Phaen Boran Ráksãa Thaang Nûat) is entirely unrelated! It is a religious therapeutic and healing art derivative of Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist medicine, Classical Indian and Tibetan Indigenous Ayurveda, and Yoga Vedanta. It is not required to become a practicing Buddhist to practice this healing art. As Native Americans, we have successfully and fully integrated Thai Traditional Medicine into our Native American Indigenous Medicine practice as an example (N.A.I.C.). Although it would be more accurate to call this medicine either by its traditional name or “Ancient, Anachronistic or Old Thai Way of Healing with The Hands,” the slang form of “Thai Massage” is in use. 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

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SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Thailand Tour River Scene, Learn Thai Yoga in Thailand in 2023.

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!

Most travelers describe Thailand as the most exotic country on the planet. Nowhere else succeeds quite well in blending an ancient culture of rich heritage and traditions with the developments and advantages of the modern world. Tradition and cultural heritage are at the very core of daily life for the Thai people. Totally at peace with themselves and their world, cheerfulness is forever present in the faces of nearly everyone you meet. Our programs are the longest-running industry and are generally considered to be of the 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 39 years. Ajahn, 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, initially founded in Ayutthaya, 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 lifetime 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 B. 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 2023!!

About Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand is an independent country in Southeast Asia’s heart.

It is bordered to the north by Laos and Myanmar (Burma), east by Laos and Cambodia, south Thailand and Malaysia, and by the Gulf of 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 political, commercial, industrial, and cultural center.

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 about 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 many 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 comprise 4.6% of the population, and 0.7% belong to other faiths. 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 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.

Thailand is famous for many things. Thailand is well known for its art, food, diverse culture, traditional medicine (Thai Traditional Medicine– Nuad or conventional Thai medical massage), martial arts, and fighting arts such as Krabi-krabong, Muay Boran, and Muay Thai.

Krabi Krabong, Tha Tiger Sword of Thailand by Ajahn, Anthony B. James

The Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida

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