About The Founder

“We hear this art described as Thai, as Chinese, as Vedic, as Tibetan and Japanese…The Vedic Conservatory’s curriculum describes the Art as YOU !”


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Mukti Michael Buck

Mukti Michael Buck  is the Founder and Director of the Vedic Conservatory.

A graduate of the notable Thai schools Lek Chaya, ITM and Sunshine Schools in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Mukti regularly hosts student study tours to Thailand.

Mukti is also a certified instructor for Thai Healing Alliance International T.H.A.I. and has initiated certification to over fifty thousand students in fourteen countries.

Documenting over 1000 hours of teaching every year since 1996, Mukti’s VC curriculum is commissioned by medical associations, psychiatric institutions and top health resorts, yoga centers and massage schools.

The Vedic Conservatory’s curriculum is also nationally approved for continuing education credits by NCBTMB and T.H.A.I.

Mukti’s education also includes Valley Forge Junior Military College and The University of Miami.

Mukti’s previous professional background includes graduation from The Swedish Institute NYC in 1984, the advanced program at The Ohashi Institute in NYC in 1985, and The Anma Institute in San Francisco, CA in 1986 and in 1996 Mukti achieved Level Three Instructor status with The International Thai Therapy Association [I.T.T.A]. Mukti is a member of ABMP, a certified instructor with Thai Healing Alliance International [T.H.A.I.] and is New York and Florida state licensed. Mukti is also a certified Revelation Breathing Coach and Tratak Meditation Initiator.

At age 20 Mukti accepted TM initiation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

At age 22 Mukti received Shaktipat Transmission personally from Swami Muktananda.

At age 24 Mukti was ordained into the Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya [lineage] as a Hare Krishna monastic by the renowned Sanskrit scholar A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada and was instrumental in opening several yoga and meditation centers worldwide.

The Vedic Conservatory’s curriculum is also Nationally Approved for Continuing Education Credits by NCBTMB and T.H.A.I.

Vedic Conservatory Courses

The VC course conspectus is authored by Mukti, a well-known adept who is also deemed an architect of contemporary Vedic Style Yoga Massage.

In October 2007, Mukti was inducted into The World Massage Festival Hall of Fame.

Celebrated as a leader and as an accepted principal emissary of classical and contemporary Vedic Thai-Yoga Bodywork, Mukti’s talent is recognized as consummate in technique and theory and his presentations are described as seasoned virtuosity.

Demonstrated expertly and guided professionally, Mukti’s VC courses emphasize both brief and local and extended and general sequences of South East Asian styles of manipulative therapy.

Also embodied within the VC curriculum are philosophical and theoretical essays authored by Mukti.

With each class, technique, meditation and breathing etiquettes are used as natural enhancements for procuring a satisfying and mystifying personal experience.

The tutorial education delivers stylish practice open for serious as well as casual interest.

The information contained within Vedic Conservatory’s empowering workshops is replete with methods for rhythmic and precision compressions with accompanying elegant and comfortable stretch-release postures.

Including Ayurvedic terminologies, procedural titles and important cautions and benefits, aspirants are invited to enjoy choreographing personal protocols for effortless designer executions.

Mukti’s joy lives also as a dedicated percussionist and rhythm-ist.

The art of Assisted Asanas or Serviced ‘Metta’ Physical Manipulations benefit both the giver and the receiver.

As the original ancient Shamans intended, The Vedic Conservatory’s courses are captivating, intriguing and enticing for all.


Mukti Michael Buck’s book on 'Vedic Massage and Bodywork’ is a remarkable contribution to the field of East Asian Healing work. This book is much more than a teaching manual, although it is an excellent teaching manual. This book is an inspired treatise on the art of heart centered healing.

Contained in these pages is a depth of wisdom and technical expertise that can enhance the healing dynamics of a beginning student to a seasoned professional.

Mukti presents profound spiritual teachings as well as very practical advice.

His instructions and suggestions promote the safe and effective application of highly therapeutic techniques as well as serving to help create an environment for deep healing to occur.

Submitted by: Richard Gold Ph.D., L.Ac.

Author of ’Thai Massage, A Traditional Medicine Technique’

President and Executive Producer

Metta Mindfulness Music


Richard Gold Ph.D., L.Ac.

President and Executive Producer

Metta Mindfulness Music


“Sunday was not only the high point of the Festival for me, I would have to say it was one of the high points of my entire massage career. I took a class in Thai on the Table from Mukti Michael Buck.

It was the best hands-on class I have ever attended, and I have attended hundreds of hours of continuing education.

Mukti is undoubtedly the most charismatic teacher on the planet.

The bodywork was sensational. The whole class was in such a state of gratitude at the end of it, we were one big melting pot of thankfulness and grace.

I would recommend it to anyone.”

Laura Allen LMT and National Massage Dignitary.

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