In order to reflect the Eastern/Oriental concept of study through
apprenticeship, there is set a maximum of six people per course.
This encourages a level of intimacy within the group and with the
teacher. Acceptance for the training is considered on an individual
basis. Applicants need to have a treatment with Emma and write a
personal statement with a brief life history and reasons for wanting
to do the course. This is to be forwarded to the Soma Institute
with a completed application form. Overall the course will suit
those of you that have a good understanding of the movement of energy
in the body, either through your work and/or life experience.
Completion of all parts of the course is required to receive the
diploma. In addition, you are asked to write three case studies
of 3,000 words each. Each study is based on 10 one and a quarter
hour treatments with three separate clients. These are to be completed
no less than one month and no more than six months after the end
of the training. These will coincide with a written and practical
exam scheduled individually with each student.
The Soma Institute will be able to refer those students which have
no background in anatomy and physiology to specialised and accredited
For your information each student will receive three complete Chavutti
Thirumal treatments from Emma over the course of the training. This
is in addition to the work you will do with each other and is to
deepen your understanding of this unique treatment.