Welcome to The SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine
The Native American Indigenous Church Seminary: SCNM offers SomaVeda Integrative Traditional Therapies® Sacred Medicine and Healing curriculum based on traditional religious therapeutic teachings given to us by our elders and our evolving practice of Sacred Healing Arts such as Thai Yoga, authentic Thai Massage classes, Nuad Boran classes, Thai herbalism classes, Thai language classes, Thai culture classes, eclectic martial arts and Hatha Yoga. SCNM Course work in sacred and spiritually based natural medicine which can qualify candidates for vocational and or medical licensing in several different categories. Additionally, as we are am NAIC, SMOCH, ANMA, AAPNA, NAMA, NCBTMB, AADP, United Nations Accredited and or recognized school our courses are suitable for continuing education credits and hours for both primary licensed and allied licensed health care providers.
We are a unique combination of residential-style school/ healing center and on-line college dedicated to the research, preservation and education of the three branches of Sacred Traditional Thai Medical Massage, Thai Ayurveda, and Thai Traditional Medicine as well as Yoga Therapy, Indigenous Traditional and Native American Medicine, herbalism and spiritual practice. The TYC offers in-depth, authentic Thai Yoga classes (also known as Thai Yoga Therapy, Thai Traditional Massage, Thai Massage or Nuad Boran) that engage students with a deep understanding of the richness of these ancient modalities. Students attending classes at TYC and clients receiving treatments at our clinic will have an experience that is steeped in Thai culture, philosophy, spirituality, theory and history. Our SomaVeda® Integrated Traditional Therapies: Thai Yoga/ Thai Traditional Medicine and Massage programs have been on-going since 1983 with over 20,000 graduates.
SCNM Undergraduate and Post Graduate Degree programs emphasize basic and advanced Naturopathic sciences and arts required to prepare students to function as source persons on the leading edge of natural medicine.
All of our professional certification programs are personally conducted or personally supervised by Thai recognized Aachan and Master Instructors with verifiable recognition’s and credentials. Courses run from 16 hour introduction to more than 5000 hour professional certificate, diploma and or Degree programs of study with a core curriculum based on Thai Yoga and Ayurveda based Holistic Health.
Where are we located?
SCNM is located near the historic town of Brooksville, Florida. We are minutes away from Springhill, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Lakeland, Brooksville, Ocala and Tampa metropolitan areas. We are about an hour from Orlando.
Native American Indigenous Church
The SCNM is an outreach and seminary of the Native American Indigenous Church (NAIC) and was founded as an religious therapeutic educational health and retreat center. Our vision is a community-based cooperation of open minded people seeking to learn and share ideas and concepts of healing and wellness. Our way of life encompasses everything from holistic medicine and healing to developing consciousness based on fundamental energetic and spiritual principles. In the spectrum of life everything is important, external as well as internal environments. Our Core Modality comes originally from the native people of Thailand and Southeast Asia. We focus specifically on the fine arts derived from our specific Native American Church Sacred Medicine and shared Indigenous Traditions of healing and Yoga, Yoga Therapies from Thailand including but not limited to Thai Yoga, Traditional Thai Massage, Nuad Boran, Indigenous Thai foot massage, Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Yoga Bodywork and Thai Herbal Massage.
With SCNM you can enjoy a comprehensive academic program in a format that gives you the convenience and freedom to study at a time and place that works for you. Our residential, traditional class room format programs are modular and offered four times a year for your convenience. Our Advanced courses and programs offered via on-line studies are the best currently available and self paced for maximum adaptability to your busy life and individual circumstances of job and family. Most full time students continue to work and make a living while enrolled at SCNM.
Today, we’re proud to be a private, nonprofit, college of Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, Indigenous and Natural Medicine in the United States, having provided more than 20,000 students with the education they need to achieve their life, ministry and professional goals.
SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Online designs each program to compliment and to meet the needs of adult learners like you. Our programs are taught in a flexible format that incorporates spiritual, vital and energetic principles and values. Every course is taught from the pint of view of the end result… functional and competent Ministers, Medicine Elders, Therapists, Counselor and Sacred Natural/ Naturopathic Practitioners and Doctors.
Our joy is a profound commitment to insure the viability and sustainability of the land we share as well as the internal welfare of ourselves and those we care about. We are invested in bringing the adventure, opportunities and lessons that the land offers into all of our programs and mission
Programs at The SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine
We have classes, programs Degrees and services for diverse needs. Our programs are accredited and internationally recognized. They have been in development and formally recognized since 1984! We produce and publish a wide variety of Traditional Thai Yoga, Thai Massage, Yoga and Yoga Therapy educational media such as Thai yoga books and Thai yoga video’s.
Diploma/ Degree Certificate Courses.
1. 1943 hour/ 54 Cr. Associate in Sacred Arts Degree: Major Traditional Natural Heath (A.A.) Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy
2. 2595 hour/ 72 Cr. Bachelor of Sacred Science: Major: Natural Health/ Alternative Medicine (BSc.) Ayurveda/ Yoga Therapy
3. 4959 Hr./ 127+ Cr. Doctor of Sacred Natural Medicine Ayurveda/ Traditional Sacred Naturopathic Doctor Diploma Program (DSNM/ SND)
If you are a Massage Therapist looking for Massage Therapy CE Hours, we have you covered. Currently we are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider # 451300-10. We are also a FSMBT CE provider (Florida). If your an Ayurveda Practitioner, Counselor or Therapists we are an Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) and National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA ) Approved Registered Ayurvedic School. We are formally accredited by The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification Board (AADP).
Non-Degree Certificate Courses (Offered exclusively through the Thai Yoga Center)
1. 200 Hr./ 5.55 Cr. Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner Program (Prerequisite Course required for all Advanced and Degree Programs) (CTP: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Programs)
2. 1028 Hr./ 28.55 Cr. Thai Yoga Teacher Certification Training Program (TCP)
3. 650 hour/ 14.11 Cr. Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certificate Program (AHC)
4. 1008 hour/ 28 Cr. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Certificate (AYT)
5. 100 hour/ 3 Cr. Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program (CYT)
NAIC, Inc/ SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and The Pan American School of Natural Medicine (Nevis) offer joint training programs in Nevis, West Indies and Ibarra, Santo Domingo and Quito, Ecuador. The Ecuadoran programs will be continuing education and in conjunction with existing programs.
Our being “On The Land” is already providing many exciting opportunities for your participation in 2015/ 2016. Please consider joining us.
Our Home is Your Home!