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The Inner Alchemy of Tai Chi

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5-week LIVE Workshop with Grandmaster Mantak Chia

3 sessions per week

April 24th — May 29th

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About Mantak Chia

Master Mantak Chia is the foremost Taoist Master in the world. He is the only Qigong Master who received the Qigong Master of the Year Award twice. He is the author of over 57 books and has millions of YouTube views. He has previously been listed as number 18 of the 100 most Spiritually Influential people in The Watkins Review.

Mantak Chia is the founder of the Universal Healing Tao System, as taught throughout the world to tens of thousands of students of the Tao.

Tai Chi is both an ancient martial art and a moving meditation; a way to cultivate your physical body, energy body and spirit body. Tai Chi is one of the most complete practices. If you practice as it was intended and learn the inner alchemy behind the movement, it will heal your body and mind.

In this course Grandmaster Mantak Chia teaches the inner alchemy and structure of Tai Chi, the secrets most teachers don’t share with you. You will learn specific breathing techniques and the basic necessary practices of Inner Alchemy, allowing you to transform the Tai Chi form into an energy cultivation practice.

Every Sunday, Master Mantak Chia will focus on the structure of Tai Chi and the energetic transformation that takes place within your body while performing the form. He will reveal the ancient practice of Iron Shirt Qigong: how to stand and align your body, and how to pack qi/energy into your structure to create inner support, giving you root power and stability to fortify your physical and emotional body.

Twice a week, the UHT senior instructors will explain the Qigong form step-by-step and review the Tao Basic practices during their sessions. You will learn the Tai Chi Qigong 1 form which has 13 movements performed in 4 directions. It’s a short form so can be memorized quickly allowing you to focus on the inner alchemy as opposed to the outer, more visible movement, and it can be practiced in as little as 2 square meters!!!

In addition to the recordings of the lessons, which you can watch and revise at your leisure, you will receive:

— Pre-recorded study videos of the form
— Ebooks

This course is for you if:

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You are interested in martial arts and want to learn the inner alchemy and structure to improve your performance.

You would like to improve health and gain energy, gently improve your muscle tone, sense of balance and stability

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You would like to feel more connected, centred and relaxed with this simple moving meditation

You want to learn a classical Tai Chi form and get feedback from an experienced UHT Senior Instructor on your progress

Science shows how Tai Chi can improve health and it has become popular not only in China, but all over the world. Although it is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — increased circulation of all the body’s systems, muscle tone, flexibility and balance.

These simple techniques will help you to:

– reduce high blood pressure
– improve your memory and thinking skills by stimulating and harmonizing the left and right hemispheres of your brain
– improve inner strength, muscle tone, balance and flexibility, greatly reduce anxiety and stress

About the program

  • This course is Mantak Chia’s new workshop format: it is shorter, more condensed and beginner-friendly. 
  • The course consists of weekly Sunday inner alchemy workshops conducted by Grandmaster Chia himself, with theory and practice, plus group training and revision with Senior instructors.
  • There will be 2-3 days between each session allowing you time to practice and absorb the theory.
  • Each session will build harmoniously on the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices.
  • We have no doubt the course will help you to improve your health, however, if you are not satisfied, we will offer a full refund within 7 days of the start of the course, no questions asked.

What You Will Get

  • 5 online LIVE workshops of inner work based on the theory with Mantak Chia (20 hrs in total)

  • 10 online LIVE group practice sessions with Senior Instructors (15 hrs in total)

  • Step by step guided videos through the Tai Chi form, all Iron Shirt I forms and Cosmic Primordial Qigong

  • E-Booklet with highlights of the practice, written by Mantak Chia

  • Bonus: 1 hour World Link meditation and Q&A session with Mantak Chia, at the end of the course

  • Lifetime access to stream recordings with Master Mantak Chia


Module 1. Basic practices and Tao Yin

In this module you will learn to:

  • - Strengthen the internal organs
  • - Unify physical, mental and spiritual health
  • - Develop elasticity in your spine and psoas
  • - Build the foundation for higher spiritual work

In this module you will learn the Inner Smile. It is a practice that focuses on gratitude and joy in the internal organs, to resolve the physical and mental tensions that can lead to illness.

In Taoism negative emotions - anger, sadness, depression, fear, and worry - are seen as low-grade energy that causes chronic disease and drains our life force, as well as creating energy blockages. Master Mantak Chia shows that the internal awareness produced by the simple yet powerful Inner Smile meditation flushes the organs of poisonous negative energy, that may be blocking the chi/energy flow, allowing the entire body to be nourish.

In the western world, exercise focuses mainly on physical fitness and developing muscular strength. In the east, exercise balances the body, mind and spirit.

Tao Yin exercises known as Chinese Yoga is a moving meditation. The practice cultivates gentleness while developing strength. Your spine will become more flexible and your tendons and psoas muscles will become imbued with elasticity. The wisdom of your body will awaken with the healthy effects of activating the subtle chemistry of your body. You will remove blockages to your innate vitality and rejuvenate your body and energy.

Those who practice Tao Yin find that it improves their Qigong and Tai Chi forms.

Module 2. Basic practices and Tan Tien Qigong

In this module you will learn to:

  • - Connect with your abdomen as your first brain, enhancing its ability to store energy
  • - Increase the power in your perineum – and prevent energy leakage
  • - Develop internal Qi Pressure, strengthening your organs and fasciae

In this module you will learn some basic practices: The 6 Healing Sounds will help you manage your emotions by reducing stagnant qi and educating your organs to connect and release excessive feelings to the earth. Abdominal Breathing to relax your body and increase energy efficiency, providing a deep resource of energy making you more alive and active.

Discover the Lower Tan Tien, the energy reservoir of the body – the bio-battery. It is the center of activation and balance of primal energies. The Tan Tien is a container of Qi and deserves adequate attention for its essential role in our energy management. This is the cornerstone of Taoist practices. Without awareness and actively working with the Tan Tien, you have no practice.

Come to know the power of your Tan Tien as you learn animal postures, and the Tiger and Dragon Breath in this grounding, centering Qigong form.

Module 3. Basic practices and Iron Shirt I

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In this module/session you will learn to:

  • - Develop significant power and strengthen your inner body
  • - Transfer the Earth force to heal your organs and glands
  • - Gain grounding to help you in your daily life
  • - Create an inner, rooted structure which will be the foundation of the moving meditation

This module consists of basic practices such as Activating 3 fires, Microcosmic orbit part 1 (small moon cycle).

The 3 fires are the pilot lights of our main generators of inner force. When connected in a circuit they support each other, and their capacity to generate and maintain energy stabilizes.

The Microcosmic orbit is designed to purify the body physically, mentally and spiritually, improve health and longevity, and prepare the way for meditation. The Small Orbit, also known as the Moon orbit is the beginning to opening and connecting the energy centers along the back and the front of the body in a circuit. The small orbit integrates and cultivates tan tien qi and the essence of sexual energy in the sexual organs.

Iron Shirt I is a transformative practice that strengthens the internal organs, and unifies physical, mental and spiritual health. It is one of the most important practices to master on the physical plane. It gives stability on all planes by rooting and connecting you to the Earth energy. It allows you to release your stagnant energy and, receive and store energy for use in higher level spiritual practices. Once an ancient martial art, now a health practice - it allows you to develop internal power through external techniques.

Mantak Chia guides you through the practices and explains the relation of these practices to Tai Chi.

Module 4. Basics and Cosmic primordial Qigong

In this Module you will learn to:

  • - Cultivate the 3 Treasures of Jing, Qi & Shen
  • - Develop a more powerful spiritual presence
  • - Experience an abundance of energy

Basics for Module 4: Microcosmic orbit part 2 (large orbit), Activate 3 fires in 6 directions. The microcosmic orbit can be extended in a complete circuit including arms and legs, also known as the Macrocosmic orbit, or Large orbit. Here we unblock all the energy centers along the circuit using the breath and mind-eye-heart/Yi power, strengthening the body by opening the energetic pathway to the extremeties, permitting us to connect and exchange with the Earth and Heavenly forces. You will find that this meditation makes standing and moving Qigong forms all the more energising and powerful.

Activating 3 fires in 6 directions is a powerful energetic technique that allows one to extend the mind, to touch the universal forces, and to draw that energy back in to charge the body.

Cosmic Primordial Qigong is an internal, moving form that harnesses the energies of the tangible Earth (yin) and the intangible Celestial (Yang) force, along with the forces from all directions. It’s traditional name is “wuji gong” which translates as “develops skills for entering the Supreme Mystery.” It puts a deep emphasis on spiritual connections and is uniquely powerful.

Module 5. Application of Tai Chi I and Iron Shirt

In this Module you will learn to:

  • - Cultivate your centering and rooting power
  • - Create a strong structure and develop internal power
  • - Strengthen, protect and detoxify your organs
  • - Prepare your body for higher spiritual energies

Tai Chi I is a short 13 movement form repeated in four directions which can be learnt in a relatively short time. This allows you to focus on the inner structure and energy work of the form. It is a moving meditation and one of the most complete practices.

Iron Shirt qigong II comes from martial arts and is the physical foundation on which many of the other practices are built. Before you venture into the spirit realms you need a firm base and Iron Shirt gives you that solid foundation.

Energy is drawn in from the earth, nature and the universe and is packed into the organs, connective tissue (fascia) and the bones. This increases the chi pressure between the fascial layers and thereby provides a protective layer much like an inflated car tire provides cushioning between the car and the road. Increased chi pressure also detoxifies the organs, connective tissue and bones.

​Through the practice of the postures, related exercises and guidance on how the posture feels you start to become aware of your own inner structure, the foundation of Tai Chi.

Bonus session: World Link Meditation and Q&A session

During this LIVE session you will have the chance to ask Mantak Chia all your questions about the practice.


Grandmaster Mantak Chia
When: Sundays
Time: 9 am – 1 pm Paris time
Translation: French, additional translations on request.

Module 1 April 24th | Inner Alchemy of Tai Chi + Tao Yin
Module 2 May 1st | Inner Alchemy of Tai Chi + Tan Tien Qigong
Module 3 May 8th | Inner Alchemy of Tai Chi + Iron Shirt I (rooting, principles)
Module 4 May 15th | Inner Alchemy of Tai Chi + Cosmic primordial Qigong
Module 5 May 22nd | Application of Tai Chi and Iron Shirt II
Bonus Sunday, May 29th, 9 am– 10 am | World link meditation and Q&A session.

Weekly classes with Senior Instructors:


Review classes (1,5 h per week) and Group classes (1,5 h per week)
When: Wednesdays, 7 pm – 8.30 pm Paris time
Saturdays, 9.30 am – 11.00 am Paris time, or Fridays, 7 pm – 8.30 pm Paris time
Languages: English, French and any additional groups on request.
20 hrs with Grandmaster Mantak Chia and 15 hrs with Senior Instructors

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Hundreds of Master Mantak Chia’s students took part in the workshops online and here’s what they’ve shared.


Karol Kozak

Master Mantak Chia's online global workshop

I have been practicing this from Tai Qi Qi Gong for a year in the morning while exercising. I feel my body integrate all its parts into one unbreakable whole. I recommend to all who are looking for health!



Master Mantak Chia's online global workshop

Master Chia makes it very easy for people to understand things, very well structured and we could really feel his energy online! It was amazing!



Master Mantak Chia's online global workshop

Zoom was easy to use, thank you Master Chia for your patience, clear explanations and slow pace



Master Mantak Chia's online global workshop

Just like being there without having to pay for a hotel and a flight


What if I can’t join all of the workshops Live?
No problem at all, you will receive the recordings and can catch up after. You will have a Lifetime access to stream them in a high resolution. Just join in Live whenever you’re available
Will I be able to ask Mantak Chia my questions?
Yes, you'll be able to ask questions by text using Q&A in Zoom. Senior Instructors will reply you back and during Q&A session Master Chia will reply your questions.
What software do I need?
For participation you can use your pc or smartphone. We use Zoom sofware, which is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and for Android and Apple. You can dowload Zoom for meetings here. Please check our Student Online guide with Q&A.
How to pay by bank card?
You can pay using PayPal, American Express or your bank card (Visa & Mastercard only). If you want to pay using your credit card, don't log into Paypal and just choose to pay by credit card.
Cancellation policy
If you would like to request a refund for an online event before it begins, email us at [email protected] We have no doubt the Tai Chi course will help you to improve your health, however, if you are not satisfied, we will offer a full refund within 7 days of the start of the course, no questions asked.
Live Workshops
Live Workshops are online LIVE events organised in Zoom. You can ask your personal questions during LIVE Q&A session with Mantak Chia. We provide LIVE online translation into several languages - check description of your Live Workshop. You will get access to recordings the day after, it will be available for 90 days. After 90 days you can purchase Lifetime access with 70% discount.
I can’t find an email with my link for a webinar. What should I do?
You will receive the link for joining the course from [email protected] in your email 1 day before the workshop starts. If you didn’t receive it:
- First, search your inbox for an email from [email protected] Make sure you use the same email box you purchased a course with. Note, that some email domains like,,, and may block zoom e-mails)
- Please check all your email folders: spam box, promotions,etc.
- Check that you have enough storage space in your mail box, delete at least 100 mails to clean your mail box. If you still have no luck connecting your course, please contact us at [email protected]
Is this workshop good for beginners?
This workshop has a beginner-friendly format. Even if you have never done any of the practices in the program you will receive full instructions on a level which is comprehensive to all.
Do I need to take any other workshops before signing up?
You will be guided through the basic practices of inner alchemy which are the pre-requisits to all workshops so there is no need to take any other workshops before signing up.
I have health problems. Is it ok for me to participate?
As with all physical activities it is always suggested to consult a doctor before taking up something new. Your doctor will be able to advise you in reference to your specific health condition. Nevertheless Tai Chi, if done with mindfulness and respect for one's personal limitations, is universally considered by the medical world to be extremely beneficial for numerous health issues.
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