200 hour Certification Program

The 2024 Training Begins
June 6

For the past 14 years, Blue Lotus has been training people in Traditional Thai Bodywork.  The 200 hour program is a comprehensive program that not only covers the physical practice but everything that supports it.

We explore the basics of its Buddhist roots which informs how a Thai medical practitioner looks at the body, disease and disease causation using Thai element and sen theories. The program also delves into Reusi Dat Ton, an expansive system of self-care including breath practices, meditation, self-massage and much more.  Finally, the Blue Lotus training also teaches some of the many physical therapy practices that are a part of this grand and self-contained traditional medical system, grown from the fertile soil and balmy climate of Thailand. 

All that being said, it’s important for you to understand that we are grounded in the physical practice of Thai bodywork.  

Upcoming Training

200 Hour In-Depth Traditional Thai Bodywork Certification

Fill out the no obligation application by clicking the “apply now” link above.   We will contact you shortly to discuss the program with you and answer any questions you may have.  
Your class will meet one weekend a month for seven months.  The weekends begin Thursday evening and continue through Sunday evening. 
Training Weekend Dates 
June 6-9 
July 11-14
August 8-11
September 19-22
October 17-20
November 7-11
December 12-15
Weekend Hours
Thursday eve: 5p-8p
Friday: 9a-6p
Saturday: 9a-6p
Sunday: 9a-5p
*There will be study and practice requirements in between each training weekend
*If you know in advance you will miss particular days or a whole weekend, contact us. We can often work it out
*If you are coming in from out of town, contact us. We’ll help you make arrangements
*This is an NCBTMB and Thai Healing Alliance certified program
*Please Note: Blue Lotus is not a massage school and this program does not fulfill the requirements necessary for a state massage license. 
Sat Nam Yoga
1304 W. Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
Contact Info
Paul Fowler
Phone: 773-841-6018


 Pay in FullPayment Plan Deposit*Payment Plan (Six Monthly Payments)Payment Plan (Total)
**Before March 1$3000$600$450$3,300
**March 1 – May 1$3,300$600$500$3,600
After May 1$3,600$600$550$3,900
 Deposit is non-refundable
  • * Make 6 monthly payments during the course of the training.
  • ** The price you pay will be determined based on the date you pay the deposit as laid out in the table above.   Once you fill out your application, we will send you a link to pay the deposit if you decide to do the program. 
  • If you choose to be on a payment plan, we do monthly auto-debits from your credit card.  If you pay-in-full, you can either pay the deposit online (same as payment plan people) and then contact us to pay the balance.  
  • If you plan to pay in full, you can pay by check or cash, or you can pay with a credit card or PayPal.  If you choose to use a credit card or PayPal, there is a 3% fee (the 3% surcharge is only for people who pay in full using Paypal or a Credit Card).  
Other Things To Budget For:
  • Two Books: Approximately $20-$30
  • Thai Bodywork Mat (Required): From $200 to $400, depending on your preference. Blue Lotus sells a number of high-quality mats (check out the Blue Lotus Store in the above menu).
  • Four Professional Thai Bodywork Sessions (2 giving/2 receiving): From $50 to $130 each


If you are interested in our program, take five minutes and fill out the application. When we receive it, we will call you and give you the opportunity to learn more about the school. If, after our conversation, you are convinced that you would like to enroll, we will send you link for you to pay the deposit. By filling out the application, you are NOT committing yourself to the program, just taking the first step to see if this is the right program for you.
162 CE’s for massage therapists available upon completion of the 200 Hour Training.