Courses of Study

The Tao is a practical system of self-development that enables individuals to complete the harmonious evolution of their physical, mental and spiritual bodies. Through a series of ancient Chinese meditative and internal energy exercises, the practitioner learns to increase physical energy, release tension, improve health, practice self-defense and gain the ability to heal one self and others.  Our New England trainings help spread the teachings of Taoism as put forth by Master Mantak Chia.

Tai Chi Short Form

Tai Chi Chi Kung is a relaxed moving meditation and martial art which calms the body and mind. Tai Chi increases your life force. Tai Chi will teach you to generate more energy, release tension and improve your posture and breathing. Learn to move freely and naturally without stiffness or tension. This easy to learn Yang style Tai Chi form consists of thirteen movements repeated in five directions.


Tai Chi combines movement, meditation and self-defense. The movements are graceful, the tempo is slow and the health benefits are great. The rest of the work in mastering Tai Chi involves learning to use energy in each posture. Working with Chi, or energy, referred to as inner work, is what makes Tai Chi unique and what distinguishes it from the external forms of martial arts.


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Tao Basics


The Inner Smile Meditation

The Inner Smile is the most basic, but profound relaxation meditation in the Healing Tao. It calms and strengthens your nervous system by combining Smiling energy with Golden Light Heavenly Energy and directing this Elixir into the body through all the major organs, the digestive and nervous systems.


The Microcosmic Orbit

The Microcosmic Orbit is a meditation practice in which you focus on circulating your life force through two of the most important energy meridians in the body.


The Six Healing Sounds Chi Kung

The Six Healing Sounds is a set of six external chi kung movements, combined with specific sound vibrations which help to balance and regulate the temperature of your body. Using the intention of your mind.

Inner Alchemy


Fusion of the Five Elements

The Fusion of the Five Elements meditation is the second level of Taoist meditation and begins the process of Inner Alchemy.  In the Healing Tao system, following the Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, comes Taoist Fusion Inner Alchemy.  Learning effective Fusion techniques brings harmony to your emotions, transforming the negative and affirming the positive virtues – the heart of spiritual work.  The result is improved energy and peace.  Creating a harmonious environment internally, allows the spirit to stay alive and fully present.


Transforming negative emotional energy in the vital organs of the body into positive qualities changes the PH balance between the acidic and alkaline states producing a more favorable quality of body chemistry and hormonal balance.  This is inner alchemy, a highly refined process of inner change and quality of ones being.


If you look around you you can see the five natural elements in your daily life.  Wood, metal, fire, water and earth.  All of nature moves in cycles and interacts with each other.  In this way you’ll see that all things of life are interdependent.

Chi Kung


Iron Shirt Chi Kung 

Once a protective training martial art, a practice that strengthens the internal organs; root yourself solidly and provide internal power. Training in the six Iron Shirt Chi Kung standing meditation postures are ideal for strengthening the immune system, building a strong physical structure and developing strong mind-power of healing.  This ancient method of cultivating protective internal power ("guardian" chi) is the "ground floor" for experiencing and understanding Tai Chi and Chi Kung rooting, grounding and breathing techniques.  Iron Shirt sends Chi into your joints, tendons and bones enabling you to withstand blows and ward-off illness. 


We'll teach you many other styles of Chi Kung as is appropriate for the class. Ba Qua Chi Kung, Quan Yin Chi Kung, Incense Chi Kung are a few.

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