Thai Yoga Center at All World Acres Plant City, Florida |
Location: Plant City,Fl is conveniently located off Hwy 4 on Paul Buchman Hwy (sr 39) on Bruton.
Plant City, FL 33565, USA
Style(s): A Comprehensive Thai Yoga School and Thai Yoga Therapy Studio offering SomaVeda Thai Yoga and Authentic Thai Massage Sessions and Classes,Thai herbalism classes,Thai language classes,Thai Cultural Classes,Martial Arts and more hosted at All World Acres.
Hours: By Appointment Only
Fees: Call for rates and available times for appointments and program workshops.
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Description: Study with Dr. James ND, MDAM
Courses developed by Dr. James are intended to take the principles of basic Thai Yoga / Thai Massage to a whole new level and understanding in the context of both traditional and modern medical ideas and techniques. As a Western MD specializing Indian Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine and Naturopath (ANMA), Dr. James is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between Thai and western health concepts. The major contribution that Dr. James brings is the clinical and applications understanding to every class and every program while at the same time emphasizing always the spiritual roots and perspectives that have endured in these Thai traditions for thousands of years. If you want to know why the work is done the way it is, if you want to know what are the origins and development of the flows and vinyaysa, if you want to understand the Ayurvedic theory behind the movements and the emphasis on the Sen or energy lines, then classes designed and taught by Dr. James are what you are looking for.
If you are looking for a teacher who is an authentic representative and lineage holder in several different, major ancient schools of the Thai traditions and one who can pass the "Masters" blessing and lineage to you, then you are in the right place.
Thai Yoga/Thai Massage is an ancient healing modality and part of the 4-year training program of a Traditional Thai physician. In our classes, you will learn how a Thai Therapist diagnoses and treats disorders by working on the sen. You will also learn restorative postures for specific disorders and improve your understanding of body mechanics and postural alignment to allow you to get more out of your practice of Thai Yoga/Thai Massage. In this class, we will take an in-depth look at sen lines and acupressure, as well as the customization of therapeutic massage routines for specific disorders.
The Thai Yoga program will also focus on Thai Yoga medical philosophy, its evolution out of Buddhist ideas, and its application in modern Thailand by folk and Ayurvedic doctors. Thai medicine is rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, but is not interchangeable with Indian medicine. It is also quite separate from Chinese medicine. This course will explore Thai medicine for the indigenous cultural heritage it is, and will open up for participants a whole new vista onto the Thai tradition.
Many so called teachers and instructors talk about their credentials and background, but when asked for proof they go quite silent. That's because the actual number of "non-Thai" practitioners and instructors who have been given the traditional titles, blessings and authorizations to pass on the ancient work from the major traditional schools...you can count on one hand! These ceremonies are never done in private and are well documented. When Dr. James received his recognitions for more than 20 years of teaching and promotions for the Thai healing arts there were more than 3000 persons in attendance and representatives from every major school and institution were present as well as all major related branches of Thai government such as Department of Health, Education, Labor and Social Services and the Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra and the Governor General of TAT. In 2002, Dr. James was the first and only western Instructor of Traditional Thai Medicine and Massage to receive this honor.
Aacharn, Dr. James was given the Instructor / Teacher and lineage holder of the Buddhai Sawan tradition 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.
Aacharn James authored the very first book ever published in the English language in 1983. First used as a manuscript in class for the first three years, it was formally published in 1984 after he was given teacher certification and recognition. It was used exclusively to teach privately in class until 1984 when it was released to the public and distributed world wide, beginning a tidal wave of interest which continues to the present day. This first influential book, and still one of the most often sourced and quoted books on Thai Massage, is titled "Nuat Thai, Traditional Thai Medical Massage" and is available at BeardedMedia.Com ("Nuat Thai, Traditional Thai Medical Massage", Meta Journal Press 1984: ISBN 1-886338-03-5).
Aachan Dr. Anthony James
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