Certificate in Thai Yoga Massage (accredited by FHT)

Each course involves seven teaching days including assessment day:

Long weekend course (Saturday-Monday) starts October 2020

Weekend one: 24th/25th/26th October
Weekend two: 21st/22nd/23rd November
Assessment day to be agreed with all participants after the beginning of the course

Long weekend course (Saturday-Monday) starts March 2021

Weekend one: 13th/14th/15th March
Weekend two: 17th/18th/19th April
Assessment day 3rd July

Cost £997 including assessment fee

What’s covered in the Foundation Certificate course?

You will learn the fundamentals of Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) and will be able to give a range of different treatments lasting between 1 hour and 2 hours, as well as “taster” sessions. This includes Thai yoga massage in all four positions (supine, prone, side-lying and seated), and working the Sen (energy) lines. Classes are kept small to ensure close supervision (maximum student:teacher ratio of 8:1).

Course Overview

Thai yoga massage is a very different form of bodywork. It takes time and a lot of practice to learn the many different moves and approaches that are required to give a good Thai yoga massage. The structure of this Thai yoga massage course is designed to nurture and develop our students into becoming excellent practitioners. The whole routine is split into sections that can be learnt and developed through home practice. The importance of regular practice between teaching blocks cannot be overestimated and is an integral part of the course.

Every Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) taught session includes two demonstrations of the sequence; each student gets many opportunities to receive a sequence from the tutor throughout the course. The sequence is then demonstrated in small, “bite-size” segments which the students practise on each other under close supervision. In addition to the the taught sessions, students will receive written hand-outs including short descriptions and colour photos.

Course structure

Each course lasts 7 days over roughly 3 months (depending on date of assessment): 6 days of training, plus an assessment day which will be scheduled to take place approximately two months after the end of the last training weekend (to allow students time to complete their case studies). This is an intensive course and is supported by videos to aid home-study.

After each training session, students will be expected to build their hands-on experience of TYM with logged case-studies. There are a total of 56 teacher/student contact hours. In addition there are 30 hours of case-studies. The final assessment will be an observed massage treatment once all home-study has been completed.

Course requirements

Each applicant must have a level 3 massage qualification including Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) at level 3 or equivalent. Ideally, applicants will have attended an introduction to Thai yoga massage workshop (either with Central School or another comparable organisation).


Foundation Certificate in Thai Massage (accredited by FHT).


On completion of the Certificate course students will have the option to take the advanced (level 4) Thai yoga massage course to develop their skills further.


The cost of the Certificate course is £997 including assessment fee – this includes all Thai massage tuition, colour hand-outs with photos and instructions for all sequences plus step-by-step video training to support your learning at home. Payment plans are available. Please contact Kathryn on 07967 751158 or email to discuss options.

Deposit to secure your place is £295. Book now via Paypal using the options below, or for further information please contact Kathryn (thai@kathrynellis.com).


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