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Vedic Conservatory Founder and Director “Mukti” Michael Buck certifies Vedic Conservatory instructors to help in the  mission of spreading Nuad Borarn, the beautiful folk-art teachings of Vedic Thai Yoga and the ancient Vedic culture worldwide.. Each of our teachers is an expert practitioner and communicator of Nuad Borarn, and shines with the authentic radiance attained by those practicing the yogic arts.

''One who bears in his attractive four hands the conch, circular weapon (Chakra), a set of leeches and a pot with ambrosia, whose fine, shining and pure upper garment makes him appear especially wonderful, whose eyes are like lotus flower petals, whose bright bodily luster is of the color of a fresh rain cloud, whose beautiful waist is adorned by a magnificent yellow dress and who burns away all diseases just like a forest fire, to the Lord Dhanvantari, I bow respectfully.''

Shri Dhanvantari


Mukti is the Founder, Director and senior teacher of the Vedic Conservatory. He is celebrated as an accomplished instructor’s instructor in the art of Thai-Yoga Bodywork. His 2007 induction into The World Massage Hall of Fame praised him for his career of unconditional loving service to humanity, bhakti yoga, as demonstrated through more than 14 years of continuous traveling and teaching. Mukti has shared his gifts at the best yoga centers, massage schools and health resorts nationally and abroad, teaching over 1000 hours each year in a different city each weekend. Mukti has issued initiating certificates to nearly ten thousand pupils in 7 countries. He has also documented over 13,000 private sessions.........Click here to continue reading

Mukti Michael Buck


Sudevi is a highly sought-after Vedic Conservatory certified teacher of Nuad Borarn/Thai-Yoga Bodywork studying twice yearly in Thailand leading international student study tours, and training closely with Mukti Michael Buck............. Click here to continue reading

Sudevi Linda Kramer



Christy has studied with Mukti since 1999, practicing Thai-Yoga for 11 years as a companion to her Yoga Teaching and Personal Training practice.  Christy has a joyful spirit and a true passion for sharing Thai-Yoga techniques with the world, and is excitedly planning many travels to teach both Thai-Yoga and Therapeutic Hatha Yoga in the coming years.......Click here to continue reading


Yoga Christy Thorndill


Aaron Erickson is a spiritual teacher, healer, and mystic. He founded the Mystical Human Yoga School and has been serving the community for the past 18 years. Aaron is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Aaron’s educational back ground includes a degree in Health Science, a state license for advance therapeutic bodywork, and certifications for Yoga, Chi Kung, Vedic Thai Yoga Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) Fitness Coach.

Aaronananda Aaron Erickson


Aura Vaught is a full-time bodyworker and yoga instructor based in Louisville KY.   Her background in theater and dance created her interest in the human body and anatomy, which brought her to yoga and massage therapy.  After receiving her first Thai bodywork session, she knew that she must share this work with others......Click here to continue reading


Aura Celeste Vaught

VC Teacher

David unexpectedly found yoga in 1994 while receiving chair massages at Whole Foods. He started practicing daily, attended classes at Ananda and Unity Church of Dallas and while taking “The Artist’s Way” workshop, began teaching his 'art of yoga' at Unity. He received his 500-hr Yoga Teaching Certification in 2005 through Namaste’ International and in 2006, a friend invited him to attend a 3-Day Vedic Thai workshop.



Upon discovering this 'new' and ancient bodywork, David found a purpose that had always seemed elusive and he promptly attended school to receive his massage therapy license.

David Dhanvantari Tietje


Since Lauren was a young child, she’s always wanted to be a helper. Even at a very early age, she would often rub her grandparents head, hands, and feet just to provide them comfort and relaxation from their aches &pains. Experiencing a significant amount of medical trauma in the Western medical approach, she decided to seek alternative options for healing and balance.

Lauren’s had the great fortune and honor to work with many of the founders of their modality and a variety of spiritual teachers. Including, Fritz Smith ( founder and creator of Zero Balancing), Michael “Mukti” Buck ( founder of the Vedic conservatory), Bruno Chikly (founder of the Chikly Institute for lymphatic drainage), Marty Ryan (founder of love your guts seminars, for visceral manipulation and techniques), just to name a few. In addition to being exposed to a variety of acupuncturists, reflexologists, aromatherapists, movement teachers, and many other healthcare professionals, all of whom contributed to her learning process. She has studied intensively with all of the healing arts since 2002, has been teaching at the Lexington Healing Arts Academy, (the only nationally accredited massage school in our country) since 2003. She completed a yoga teacher training program with Amanda McMaine, who has been teaching yoga longer than she’s been on the planet, studying with infamous Yoga instructors, yoga therapists and pioneers in the Movement world.


With over 2000 hours of continuing education, in a variety of trainings, Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge to meet any student's needs. All of her experience has added to her practice and quality of touch exponentially. In addition to her basic massage training, Lauren has also completed many Certification programs and holds other titles as well. Including being a Reiki Master Teacher, a Certified Vedic Thai Yoga Massage Teacher, a Certified Zero Balancer, Registered Yoga Teacher, and more.

“ I am a facilitator for one to integrate their own body awareness through therapeutic touch. It is my honor to be in service. ” Lauren Ward

Lauren Ward

VC Teacher

The VC Team welcomes Dharmadini dasi Serafima as the next VC Instructor. Serafima and her husband Surgey are Wushu Martial Arts experts serving Moscow's children and adult community with classes in Wushu Arts for several years.

Dharmadini dasi Serafima is initiated in the Reiki Arts having studied with Yugesha Namdev (Ushui lineage).


As a personal interest, Dharmadini also presents classes in Moscow for couples on preparing to become successful parents and has adapted technology from her VC studies to support pregnant women.


Serafima Dharmadini



Serafima's quote:

"What is the difference between VTYB and other types of massage? Well, maybe VTYB is not massage as customarily understood ?


VTYB is an excellent Practitioner-Receiver communication and good clean energy exchange too. Also when conversing, I don’t use the word ‘therapist’ or ‘client’. These terms are too socially and officially misunderstood. For example, a receiver can take only that what he or she exactly needs. When you come to VTYB to get answers to your questions - expect that you will find what you have been looking for."


Serafima's Education also includes degrees from The University of Foreign Languages.



"As founders of Family Wushu School in Russia, Moscow, I have been training wushu for kids and adults for over 15 years.


Aside from a teacher of Wushu and supporting families and offering VC courses throughout Russia, Serafima is The Vedic Conservatory's officer of public relations and promotional affairs and is dearly loved in Russia and America by hundreds of students for her dedication and personal care.

Aaron has worked hands on with over 18,000 people and taught tens of thousands more. Aaron was initiated into the Siddha Yoga path of meditation 14 years ago and went into deep practice for over a year with his teacher learning the higher science of Self awareness and the internal arts. Since then “Aaronanda” has continued to study and develop himself. Aaron is a Vedic Conservatory teacher and has included Vedic Thai-Yoga Massage as one of 8 core disciplined in the Mystical Human Yoga School curriculum. Mystical Human Yoga School is Aaron’s life work and dharma. He is an intuitive empath and has realized the great need of the people. We need an esoteric education and training to really live in balance with nature, humanity, and spirit. It is not taught in school, or religion, or by our parents and it is vital for health and happiness. Aaronanda believes we are here incarnate for two main reasons 1 to enjoy the human experience and 2 to contribute towards the greater good through our love, skills/talents, and service.

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She began looking into more of a holistic approach, while expanding her knowledge through a variety of modalities and teachers. She believes that the body has its own Divine wisdom with how to heal ourselves, and iIf we can be still and present with what is, she believes the body will guide us with exactly what we need to do, and how to go about bringing balance once again. Anything that helped her in her own healing process, she went and got more training in.

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David has since joined Mukti for 5 weeklong intensives, taken 280+ hours of Vedic Thai-Yoga training and given over 500 hours of treatments. In 2012, David asked a friend if he could teach monthly Thai-Yoga workshops at his home, and now he and his partner, Leah Misty, show yogis, massage therapists and couples how to treat their clients and themselves with Vedic Thai-Yoga. They enjoy traveling together and have created "Relationship Evolution," a retreat seminar designed for Spiritual Growth through practice of Vedic Thai-Yoga, dance, yoga, inquiry, Breathwork, fun and laughter, and creating Sacred Space.

David appreciates film, especially The Dallas International Film Festival, and savors eating and cooking vegetarian food. He and Leah also frequent local Kirtan concerts where everyone sings!