Join us at the Total Harmony School of SomaVeda™ Traditional and Indigenous Therapies in Saint Louis, MO to become certified as a SomaVeda® Practitioner. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is a method of Hands-On-Healing — equally beneficial for the giver as it is for the receiver. You will find these techniques physiologically practical, and energetically and spiritually engaging. The 164hr CTP (Certified Thai Practitioner) program starts with the 17 hour Fundamentals of Thai Yoga (FTY-1) class offered many times during the course of the year. Continuing Education Units (NCBTMB Provider # 451300-10, also credits for State of Florida) are available for Licensed Massage Therapists for Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.


Full Practitioner (CTP-1) 164 hour Core Course Work Includes (see class details below):

Level 1: Fundamentals of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga – 17 hours  (A complete basic healing vinyasa incorporating all five body attitudes, it is an introduction to the work that is expanded upon in Level 2 and 3)
Level 2: Ayurvedic, Southern Style SomaVeda® Thai Yoga  – 48 hours (The SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Protocol: Seven unique daily sessions including all five body attitudes: Supine, Side, Prone, Abdomen and Seated applications) SomaVeda™ Level 1 is required.
Level 4: SomaVeda® Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Religious Therapeutics Theory and Practice (Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine, Ayurveda Theory, Cosmology, Sen Lines, Assessments, Indications, Contra-indications, Chakra Theory and Korosot Astrology: Level Four) – 36 hours SomaVeda Level 1 and 2 is required.
Level 5: Clinical Applications and Development: Specific programs for Clients based on Ayurvedic Assessments and Guidelines.  SCNM: SomaVeda® Level Five also includes the SomaVeda® Legal Guidelines and Practices for Ministers and Healing Professionals Course work -64 hours Level 4 and 5 are taught together and there is no separate investment available.

Level 3 Adjunct Course Basic: Nuad Boran: Northern Style SomaVeda® Thai Yoga – 64 hours, 64 NCBTMB CEUs  (The Complete Northern Style Catalog of 250+ positional variations). SomaVeda® Level 1 and 2, but not Level 4 and 5, are required pre-requisites. Level 3 Basic is a required course for CTP-2, but will add significantly to your offerings.

What is the full financial investment?

The full tuition donation for the SomaVeda® Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner Program (CTP-1) including all CORE coursework  (NOT Level 3) is $4,100.00.  Your training fees may be tax deductible! 

Classes are run in Saint Louis, MO and full certification can be obtained over the course of one to two years.

In early 2018, I was awarded Khruu (Teacher) of the Year 2017! What an honor!

In early 2018, I was awarded Khruu (Teacher) of the Year 2017! What an honor!

This work is about sharing with others and to cultivate within
the 4 Divine States of Being:
EQUANIMITY (Balanced Mind)

I took Maureen’s Level 1 SomaVeda class this weekend and I can’t say enough positive things about it. It’s obvious that she teaches from a place of skill and respect. Her teaching style is thorough and effective- we learned so much material in 2 days but it never felt like too much. The whole class was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to take the next one soon!
— Kristin Goodwin, LMT (MO)

Here are some images from the classes since May 2016. Click the images and they will rotate through. 

In Level One Fundamentals of SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga you will learn the critical fundamentals of body mechanics, positioning, compression, stretches, energetic, spiritual and historical background, and much more. Join us for a transformational experience learning the Fundamentals of SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga.
No Pre-Requisite classes necessary
Investment: Early Bird $375 (fully paid 2 weeks before class)
Regular $425
$200 Non-refundable down payment to reserve your spot up to two weeks before the course.

There is a one hour lunch and a few 15 minute breaks throughout the day.
Class runs the full time. 

Upcoming Level 1 classes at Brentwood Center of Health
2558 S. Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63144
Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 9-6pm, Sundays 9-6pm

March 29-March 31, 2019

Upcoming Level 1 classes at Medici MediaSpace
2055 Walton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63114

August 23-25th, 2019

September 27-29th, 2019

December 6-8th, 2019

Investment Includes:
17 Hours hands-on, intensive training
Comprehensive cultural & historical background education
Complete SomaVeda® textbook ($25 value)
Official SomaVeda® Practitioner Certificate
Official NCBTMB Certification with 17 CEUs (for LMTs)
Authorized Participating Membership to NAIC -
Native American Indigenous Church

Specifically, You Will Learn:
19 Different Asanas, Therapeutic Postures, that make up a one-hour deep-healing sequence
Strong body mechanics, supporting practice longevity
Thai Yoga Basic theory (technical application) & Ayurveda
Benefits & Contraindications of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga
Flow Technique to support agility and muscle memory
Cultural and historical background
Support materials and FAQ sheet post-training upon request


This immersive training and certification focuses on the dynamic flow of gentle yet highly effective movements, easily initiated through precise body mechanics. Students will learn to give a 50-minute SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Session, including supine, side lying, prone and seated positions. The focus of this training is to instill principles of full-body movement and flow through carefully refined teaching methods that have helped thousands of students learn this fantastic art. It’s a perfect addition to anyone involved in therapeutic work for mind, body and spirit connection. Students may continue to build on the training techniques over time through subsequent trainings (if desired) and individual practice sessions. 

A strong emphasis is placed on body mechanics and practicing in a sustainable way. In SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, we use our hands, feet, knees, elbows, forearms— truly the whole person— along with martial arts and yoga principles to teach students how to move in an efficient, elegant and powerful way. With strong fundamentals, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy is sustainable and beneficial for the practitioner and will provide a deeply satisfying career lasting decades and providing unlimited positive benefits.

All SomaVeda® Trainings led by Dr. Maureen Hughes are offered in compliance to NAIC. Participants are required to sign an APM (Authorized Participating Membership) waiver to join class, and to also join as an ABM (Authorized Basic Membership) after completion after the course in order to have protection. 

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is the foundation of a comprehensive system of healing, founded by Dr. Anthony B. James, Dean of the SomaVeda College of Naturopathic Medicine. Practitioners of SomaVeda® learn to facilitate a holistic, therapeutic experience for their Clients, Friends, and Family, drawing not only from Traditional Thai Yoga (Thai Medicine/Physical Therapy), but also from Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Native American Medicine, Naturopathy & Emotional Freedom Technique.

***Consider Joining the Full 164 hour Certified Thai Practitioner (CTP) Program*** 

We continue this practice with Ayurvedic Thai Yoga:
SomaVeda® Level 2 (64 HRs (48 CEUs for LMTs). See description below.
We are now taking enrollment for classes.

Class runs 9-7pm Saturdays, 8-6pm on Sundays
February 23-24th, 2019 (Sat/Sun)
March 2-3th, 2019 (Sat/Sun)
March 9-10th, 2019 (Sat/Sun)
April 13-14th, 2019 (Sat/Sun)

Class runs 9-7pm Mondays, 8-6pm Tuesdays
April 29-30th, 2019 (Mon/Tues)
May 6-7th, 2019 (Mon/Tues)
May 13-14th, 2019 (Mon/Tues)
May 20-21st, 2019 (Mon/Tues)

Class runs 9-7pm Saturdays, 8-6pm on Sundays
November 2-3rd, 2019 (Sat/Sun)
November 9-10th, 2019 (Sat/Sun)
November 16-17th, 2019 (Sat/Sun)
November 23-14th, 2019 (Sat/Sun)

Tuition Investment: $1550 (cost of books adds on $150 for a total of $1700).
Deposit is $700 to secure your spot.
Includes a 60-75 minute lunch break, and two 15 minutes breaks per day.

- Invest in the COMBINED Level 1 and Level 2 CLASSES Total 64 HRS
(Best Value, SAVE $300!)
Tuition Investment: $1825 Paid in full, $700 Deposit
(includes investment for Level One)

Level 2 Book Set Covers:
1. Ayurveda Thai Yoga Workbook
2. Ayurveda of Thailand Textbook
3. What is SomaVeda Textbook
4. B.E.T. Bio Tapping Manual
5. Bonus: Vitalism Home Study Online Course (required)

Ayurvedic Thai Yoga: SomaVeda® Level 2. 

Description: Build upon the foundation set in Level 1, adding more therapeutic postures & techniques that amount up to a singular, flowing 60-150-minute session, providing more in depth application of all five attitudes (supine, side-lying, prone, second supine, seated). Also known as the Southern Style or Royal Method, a Traditional form in which we honor the most traditional 900+ year lineage of Wat Po or Wat Chetaphon based method in this course. Discussion will traverse theories of sen lines (energy lines), the 10 principle sen lines or nadis, 7 primary chakras, basic physiology & anatomy and Ayurvedic approaches as it relates to the level of Thai Yoga being taught. 51 asanas and Emotional Freedom Technique are taught during this more advanced coursework. There is also an online Vitality course that must be completed before a student can graduate.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds. If you need to miss class that weekend (7 days or more advance notice) due to emergency, funeral, or severe illness and you have paid in full, $200 for level 1, or $600 for level 2 can be used towards training at a later date, or can be completely sold to another person. Cancellation within 7 days forfeits all funds paid. If the training is cancelled for whatever reason you will be refunded in full minus $25 processing fee. If you get ill during class and need to leave for whatever reason, there will be no refunds, retraining will be full price. Use of legal or illegal intoxicants is prohibited and will result in being removed from class with no refund or certificate. 

QUESTIONS / REGISTRATION -, or please feel free to contact by phone: 314-325-9247.

We continue this practice with SomaVeda® Level 3
Nuad Boran: Northern Style Thai Yoga Therapy
(80 Hrs/64 CEUs for LMTs). 
Proposed Dates TBA: July 8-13, 2019, July 15-20, 2019 and July 22-27, 2019
10-5pm each day. This is currently subject to change to include evenings to possibly reduce the amount of days for the class.

Level 3 SomaVeda® Nuad Boran/Northern Style Thai Yoga continues the work begun in SomaVeda® Level One and Two. Level 3 explores in detail the Chinese and Hill tribe influence on hands on healing with the eight basic flows of the SomaVeda® Northern method. These flows although similar to those of the ITM and Old medicine Hospital Traditions are taught with a manner, context, and supplemental information unique to the SomaVeda® program. This is now an adjunct course, foundational to the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy training program but is no longer required for the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner certification. There are 400 variations in movement available from the Level 3 Northern Style Catalog, Level 3.1 offers 250 of them. There are also numerous pertinent documentaries regarding natural healing that are shared in class, that are requirements for continuing with CTP-2 down at the SomaVeda® College of Natural Medicine in Brooksville, FL.
Cancellation Policy: No Refunds of deposits or payments.

Complete the Program with Level 4 and 5 (100 hours)
DATES FOR LEVEL 4/5 2018 (84+ HRS):

Next Level 4 and 5 will start January 2020 dates TBA.

Friday nights 6-9pm, Saturdays 9-6pm, Sundays 9-6pm. 75 minutes for lunch on Saturday, 75 minutes for lunch on Sunday, and several 10-15 minute breaks.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds. If you withdraw from the training for any reason, all funds paid will be retained, payments for Level 1 and 2 are honored to invest for Level 4/5. Or if are on payment plan, final payment will be due one month after cancellation.

CANCELLED: Taste of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga
Friday January 25th, 2019 7-8pm
Brentwood Center of Health
2558 S. Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63144

Please join Maureen Hughes, PhD, LMT, CTT, CATP, LCHT for a demonstration and workshop about SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy is part of a 900+ year old healing tradition from the Medical Hospitals in Thailand.  Thai Yoga has been in existence for over 2,500 years. SomaVeda® is performed fully clothed on a comfortable floor mat (futon) or on a table. Still to this day it is performed in hospitals as well as on the King of Thailand. It includes stretching, compression and working energy lines to open the body to relieve stress and tension and create an overall sense of joy and well-being for the receiver.

Come learn more about this ancient and sophisticated healing art and some simple yet sophisticated moves that can help you and your loved ones feel great!  Thai Yoga Medical Massage was developed by Dr. Shivago, the personal doctor to the Buddha. I'll be sharing information regarding the practice, demonstrate some of the techniques that are integral to a Thai Yoga practice.  There will also be some discussion as to how you can also become a legally protected SomaVeda® practitioner in all 50 US States.

You may be selected as a demonstration model for the workshop.  Please wear comfortable clothing… Bring a friend and let’s have fun!

Dr. Anthony B. James presenting SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certificate March 30th, 2016

Dr. Anthony B. James presenting SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certificate March 30th, 2016