Duration: Individually Based - (Approximately 2 Years) Course Fee:$1595
Our comprehensive and in-depth Teacher Training Program prepares you to confidently conduct quality Thai massage training in Basic Thai Massage, Intermediate Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage, and Thai Herbal Massage classes. This apprenticeship is designed to prepare you with bodywork training, theoretical knowledge, and the ability to effectively manage a successful classroom environment.
Our unique program is designed to prepare you to become the most thorough and well educated teacher of ancient knowledge passed directly from Thailand. In order to accomplish this goal, it requires only the serious minded individual to complete this extensive program. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates can either open their own Thai massage school or seek employment at any massage school teaching traditional Thai massage.
We are committed to preparing you to be fully knowledgeable in passing on the gift of Traditional Thai massage within the Shivagakomarpaj Lineage. We have not changed anything or mixed any of our education with other ideas: you will learn only authentic and pure knowledge directly from the source.
The program is comprised of three major components: Classroom Education, Self Study, and the completion of the Teaching Examination. Contact our Center Coordinators for details.
Candidates are required to complete the following classroom education with the Thai Institute:
Basic Thai Massage (40-hours)*
Intermediate Thai Massage (40-hours)*
Advanced Therapeutic Thai Massage (40-hours)
Thai Medical Apprenticeship (40-hours)
Thai Foot Reflexology Massage (24-hours)
Minimum of two (2) Internships of the (40-hour) courses
Assistant teach two (2) of the (40-hour) courses
Total: 344 hours (includes courses, internships, and assistant teaching)
* Coursework from another school can be applied to these requirements.
*** Above courses required for the Teacher Training Program will need to be paid for seperately and in addition to the fees for this program. Total program cost for this program with all the individual courses is approximately $5,500)
Candidates are required to meet the follow criteria prior to successful completion:
500 hours of logged bodywork sessions
Completion of a cultural project
Successful completion of written examination
Successful completion of practical examination (150-min Thai Herbal Massage)
Candidates are required to complete self-study from our required reading list provided at time of enrollment. Topics include: Thai Massage, Thai Herbal Theory, Spiritual Healing in Thailand, Traditional Thai Medicine, Basic Anatomy, and other topics as appropriate.
To register for our Teacher Training Program, contact our Center Coordinator (email@example.com or 703-522-8424) to schedule an interview with our Executive Director, David Roylance.
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