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Traditional Wood Cut Art of Monks Practicing the healing arts of Thai Yoga, Thai Massage and Nuad BoranWelcome to the ONACS Thai Yoga/Thai Massage Practitioners Resource Center


We are here to support your interest in Indigenous Traditional Medicines from Thailand, India, China North and South America as including but not limited to: Yoga and therapeutic practice of Thai Yoga, Thai Massage and Traditional Thai Style Body Work and Somatic Practices. We support all recognized styles of Thai Yoga/Thai Massage, including SomaVeda™, Nuad Boran, Wat Po Systems, Anantasuk, Tawee, Lek Chaiya, Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society etc. That means whether you trained in Chiangmai or Bangkok, Lamphun or Udanthani we have a place for you! Northern and Southern styles are equally represented. Even though we are a member supported organization, we welcome lay persons as well through our ONACS- Authorized Participant Membership. We are always looking to improve this site and your helpful suggestions are appreciated. Here you will find many varied and interesting resources to help you in your Thai Yoga/Thai Massage education and experience.

Important! Please Note! Although ONACS is proud to offer a path to recognitions and legal practice to those practitioners and therapists with pre-existing education, certificates and training from non-tribal schools and organizations, all members are required to complete a minimum level of ONACS training to establish legal competency and to be issued to practice under ONACS authority and jurisdiction. No exceptions. All current ONACS Authorized Certificate and Degree Programs are listed on the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine website.

Please note: Unlike other novice Thai Associations we have been promoting and developing programs in Thai Yoga and Thai Massage full time since 1984! We are the oldest and original source for comprehensive recognitions and programs in the US. Our history and work is well documented. All of our recognitions, accreditations and awards are genuine and posted on this website! Unlike other association who may claim to represent the Thai Yoga or Thai Massage industry everything we say and stand for can be independently verified! We have many verifiable formal recognitions, awards and certifications in Thailand from all the schools and traditions we represent in Thailand and from the various appropriate Ministry's etc. (Click Here to see the list!). ONACS is a Native American Church and private ecclesiastical membership association: Join Today!

We, the Instructors, schools and practitioners, regardless of level of practice, whole heartedly support actively all genuine schools and teachers with verifiable background and credentials. Do not be fooled into supporting those instructors and schools, who have no verifiable background or authentic training and certification. Also, do not be fooled or mislead by websites and schools claiming that there is no US standards for practicing Thai Yoga! There have been standards in use, promoted and supported by ONACS since 1983! Our standards for practice and recognition are considered the highest quality and we can prove with the support and recognition of The Royal Thai Governmental agencies, and the awards and recognitions that we have received from them! No other association, or schools can make these claims and offer proof.

Our recognized programs are the only such programs in the US to currently allow graduate practitioners and students to sit for the Naturopathic National Boards for Traditional Naturopath. This is currently the highest possible standard for recognition of Thai Massage and Thai Yoga in the US. For information on the Thai Yoga Based Holistic Health Practitioner and Doctor of Natural Medicine Ayurveda Programs: Click Here!

If your interested in being part of supporting the traditions derived from Thai Ayurveda and related, then ONACS is where you need to be. Be proud of your heritage and your industry. Lets work together for the future of Thai Yoga and Thai Massage in the US and in the world!

Please Note:  Effective August 13th. 2012 ITTA is now ONACS, the Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda. ONACS a Florida Non-Profit: IRS 501c(3) compliant Religious/ Church Organization will offer services, education and membership in support of Earth based, Energy based, Spirit based Native American and Traditional Indigenous Natural healing and medicine including Thai Yoga and Thai Massage. Stay tuned as New simplified Membership Structure comes on line with greater member, practitioner and teacher legal protections. Sign up for the ONACS Newsletter for announcements on migration.

Members: Submit your recognition photos to be featured in our congratulations section!

ONACS Administrative Secretary

Dr. Julie James DNM(M), HHPA, CTT, CYT, CHT

ONACS Board of Advisors

Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James DNM(M), ND(T), MD(AM) ,DPHC(h.c.), RAC, SMOKH

Mr. Daniel Kram CYT, CTT

Hon. Prof. Dr. Charles McWilliams (PanAmerican School of Natural Medicine)

Dr. Aram Amaradit, President, Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society

Ms. Agnes Solis D. Ac. CMP

Mr. Surasak Srinoi

Aachan Nantipa Anantasuk (Anantasuk/ Wat Po)

Aachan Lek Chaiya (Mama Lek)

Khruu Chongkol Settakorn (ITM Chiangmai)

Mr. Ethan Sissar CTT, CYT

Ms. Lydia Smith CATP, CTT, CYT, LMT, RYT

Ms. Arianna Coe CATP, CTT, LMT

Mr. Muneer Hameed CATP, CTT


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ONACS Members may now practice Thai Yoga and related healing modalities legally without any special licensing!


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Pardon our Progress! we are updating site to reflect new direction! If you have questions or need to reach us contact the ONACS office anytime!

ONACS is now proud to offer College Degreee programs with Florida State Department of Education, Commission on Independent Education Authorization! The SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine is currently offering AA, BSc and DNM/ ND with Majors in Ayurveda and Natural Medicine. We are currently the only US based College offering degrees with advanced core curriculum based on Thai Yoga and Thai Massage! For up to date information on our SCNM College Degees Click Here!

ONACS receives AAPNA Recognition and Registered School of Ayurveda. Now offering 1008 hr. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists (AYT) Certificate.

ONACS receives NAMA Recognition as Registered Ayurveda School. Now offering 525 hour Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner (AWP) Certificate.

Our New Name is Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda Inc. or ONACS for Short. ONACS supports Thai Yoga, but as a Native American Organization w are expanding our support to all Indigenous Traditional Healing Arts! ONACS will be your source for spiritually based healing arts and legal protections to practice them without fear! For details visit SomaVeda.Com

SomaVeda® Fall 200 hr. Thai Practitioner Certification Program at Thai Yoga Center, September 6th. to October 2nd. 2013- Scholarships and Reduced Tution! Sign Up Now!

Training and Tour of Thailand! 31st Annual, SomaVeda™ Spring 30 Day Annual Thailand Tour and Certification Program. Survey and training in Thailand! April 6th to May 5th, 2014- Early registration discounts!!

New Video's! Over 100 Free Video's to help you learn Thai Yoga. Click here to access free video lessons!

Dr. Anthony James receives SMOKH appointement to Grand Council as Chirothesia General March 17, 2012

NCBTMB Approved Continuation Provider for Massage Therapy.

SomaVeda® Introduces 4595 hour DNM/ ND Diploma Program qualifying for Ministerial Medical Licensing and Naturopathic Boards!

Oct. 2012 Grand Opening of our New Primary Care Center, Loma Linda, in Las Tsachilas de los Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Aachan, Dr. Anthony James receives Degree and Honors in Brasil and Ecuador! (Click Here for Photo's)

New! ebook: The Royal Road to Health to Members Only section. Log in and download today! Members now have access to more than 70 video's, 7 Mp3 lectures and 14 Free E-books!

May 15, 2011 Aachan Dr. James Knighted, appointed Diplomat and SMOKH Cultural Attache.

Aachan James publishes three entirely new Thai Yoga textboks in both eBook format and perfect binding: What is Thai Yoga?, Bio-Tapp and Korosot Chakra Astrology. Enhance your knowledge and practice with these amazing new books!

YOGA Magazine editorial article, "What's Hot: Thai Yoga Teacher Training," page 66, January 2010 issue #84.

Announces all new Yoga, Ayurveda, Pancha Karma and Ayurvedic Medicinal Pharmacy and Herbal Medicine Certification Programs in Kerala, South India!

Aachan, Dr. Anthony James receives Life Time membership and Certification from The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine November 30, 2009!

MASSAGE Magazine article, "Body in Balance: Thai Massage," page 70, by Anthony James, N.D., in the June 2009 issue

Thai Yoga Scholarship Program

SomaVeda™ Introduces 4595 hour DNM/ ND Diploma Program qualifying for Pastoral Medical Licensing and Naturopathic Boards!

Updated Membership Directory! Our new searchable online directory is now available! Search for instructors and practitioners in your area! Members log in to the directory to update your profile.

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