Professor, Anthony B. James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(), PhD, RAC, SMOKH
Internationally recognized Aachan and Master Teacher and Professor of Traditional Thai Medicine, Thai Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda.
Dr. James is currently President of the Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda Inc., or ONACS. ONACS is an authorized branch church of the Federally Recognized Oklevueha Earth Walks Native American Church of Utah. ONACS is an incorporated Native American Church in the State of Florida and a United Nations Registered NGO.
Dr. J is an ONAC recognized Medicine Man and is authorized to conduct all Native American and indigenous spirituality ritual, sacraments and ceremony to honor and respect Grandmother Earth (Matriarchal), Grandfather Sky (Patriarchal) and all of their descendants. The practicing of American Native indigenous spirituality is understood off and on Federally Recognized Indian Reservations as the Native American Church, which has been granted exclusive federal laws to recognize the spiritual ceremonies and to protect and maintain access to their sacred ceremonial grounds.
American Native Spirituality has historically utilized Grandmother Earth’s minerals and plants to commune with the spirit world to assist their healing and personal empowering ceremonies. Dr. James has an extensive background and history in Native American and Indigenous Medicines. (Sacred Medical Order of the Knights and Church of Hope, Oklevueha Native American Church, Oklevueha Native American Church of SomaVeda: all a division of Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem)
As a recognized Aachan (Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine) and Traditional Naturopathic Physician, Dr. James is Founder and Dean of Academics of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and it’s physical school The Thai Yoga Center and the ONACS/ SMOCH/ AAPNA, NAMA, AADP Accredited school of natural and spiritually based healing arts and sciences. The Thai Yoga Center is a NCBTMB Approved Provider for Massage Therapy Continuing Education.
SomaVeda® Certification course modules are offered September, November, January, March and June every year. Aachan James is currently volunteering and offering his instructional time free of charge as a public service.