Workshops of Weeks 1-3 Retreat are Taoist Fundamentals – the internal work of Taoist practitioners called Inner Alchemy. You will learn how to awaken Healing Energy through the Tao practices: breath work, meditation and energy cultivation practices.
Weeks 4-7 consist of Taoist Healing techniques: Cosmic Healing and Chi Nei Tsang massage technique.It is a Taoist organ detox massage, with a focus on the abdominal area. It blends Chinese and Thai massage and meditation techniques, making it truly different from any other healing modality. This technique is very powerful, it guides our awareness to our major organs and with a special massage technique releases knots, tangles and tension. This treatment and its many protocols were uniquely developed by Master Mantak Chia.
About Grandmaster Mantak Chia
Grandmaster Mantak Chia is the world’s foremost Taoist Master. He is a pioneer in sharing Taoist approach to sexuality for westerns and the only Qigong Master who received The Qigong Master of the Year Award twice. He is the author of 60 books and has 49 years of teaching experience — online and onsite.
The classes with Mantak Chia are unique, thanks to his ability to transmit energy to his students, online or in the classroom. Many students practicing with Master Chia not only witness the wisdom of primordial violet light during his Energy Transmissions but also begin their initial healing processes.
This Retreat is for you if you:
Are looking to boost your energy levels, to reduce anxiety and to get rid of strong emotions (Weeks 1-3)
Would like to master your sexual energy to give you more vitality and brain power (Weeks 1-3)
Are a body-worker/ energy healer/ holistic therapist and would like to gain a professional qualification (Weeks 4-7). Learn more about certification steps: click here to see the requirements. NOTE: you can attend any workshop, certification is not mandatory.
What will you get?
Powerful Taoist practices guided by Grandmaster Mantak Chia : breath work, meditation, massage techniques and energy cultivation
Daily Morning+Evening Qigong and Review sessions with UHT Instructors
Lifetime access to Recordings If you can’t be online you have lifetime access to watch the full workshop again.
Q&A session with Master You may ask questions before the end of each session. And during the workshop a team of Senior Instructors will support you.
Certification hours You will get 5 hours per day towards Instructor certification. Learn more about becoming instructor: click here
E-booklet made by Master Chia With highlighted slides from his teaching. So you may concentrate on listening and practice more.
Week 1 | 4-9 July | In Depth Inner Alchemy Practices + Energy Transmission| Beginner-friendly
— Transform stress into vitality
— Balance your emotions
— Develop grounding and feel centered
You will learn foundational practices: Inner Smile, Six Healing Sounds, Microcosmic Orbit. It will bring you back to your body wisdom and awaken your Qi/life-force energy.
Inner Smile: Use the power of smiling to activate the relaxation response in the parasympathetic nervous system. Get rid of the negative emotion and rebalance the positive emotion.
Six Healing Sounds practice has a special sound for each of the organs, the special healing color, positive emotion and special position for each sound. These will help you to restore good health and will help with the connection to the primordial force.
Microcosmic Orbit: Opening Qi flow in the energy pathways. It will help draw in more primordial force from the earth through the soles of the feet up to the spine and from the universe through the crown to combine in the lower Tan Tien (abdominal area), the heart and the brain.
Master Chia will do the Energy Transmission during this week. Many students practicing with Master Chia have witnessed the power of Violet Light and Primordial Sound and begun their initial healing.
Schedule: — Thu 04 July Evening introduction — Fri 5 – Mon 8 July Supreme Inner Alchemy I Basic — Tue 9 July Review class with instructor
Week 2 |11 - 16 July | In-Depth Sexual Alchemy, Healing Love
You will learn how to:
— Recycle your sexual energy to increase health & longevity
— Improve your quality of life and love-making
— Become multi-orgasmic
Sexual energy provides an extremely powerful means for physical rejuvenation and accessing a higher spiritual energy. Master Chia unveils how to recycle your life-essence in order to increase longevity, improve your quality of life and love-making. More sexual energy will help to attract and multiply the primordial Qi.
Men learn how to control ejaculation and to transform the sexual energy into Qi and then transform it up to spirit force. Women learn how to control menstruation and transform the blood into Qi and likewise transform it up to spirit force.
The Single and Dual Cultivation practices in the Aroused & Unaroused State conserve and transform sexual energy while refreshing and rejuvenating the body’s vital functions. Ovarian and Testicle Breathing techniques, Scrotum and Ovarian Compression, Power Lock, Big Draw, and Valley Orgasm enhances sexual fulfillment and physical improvement as vital energy is exchanged with one’s partner with the indiscriminate loss of emotional and sexual energy.
We recommend a prior knowledge of the practices of Week 1 for participating in Week 2.
Schedule: — Thu 11 July evening introduction — Fri 12 – Mon 15 July In-Depth Sexual Alchemy — Tue 16 July Review class with instructor
Week 3 18-23 July | Fusion I
Fusion means mixing and fusing things to create something new. In our Taoist practices, we combine emotions, natural forces, life forces, etc., into one energy we can use.
Fusion of the Five Elements 1 allows you to control the energy of your inner universe to facilitate the connection with the energy of the Grand Universe. You will learn how to capture negative emotions and merge them. You will then learn how to bring in all the positive emotions and combine everything to create a better energy balance.
We recommend a prior knowledge of the practices of Week 1 for participating in Week 3.
Schedule: — Week 3 : 18 - 23 July — Thu 18 July evening introduction — Fri 19 – Mon 22 July Fusion I — Tue 23 July Review class with instructor
Week 4 | 25 - 30 July | Cosmic Healing I and Buddha Palm Qigong (Palm and Finger training)
You’ll learn how to:
— Channel energy to heal the body - on yourself first and then learning how to heal others
— Project Qi to detoxify and rejuvenate major organ systems
— Root sick energy into the earth and disperse it into the Universe to be decomposed and recycled by the planets
Cosmic Healing I is a practice of channeling pure cosmic Qi for healing. The experience with healing energy can give you a feeling of energetic buoyancy, recharging you with pure Cosmic Qi.
Master Chia will teach how to channel energy for healing the body and through working with a partner, how to heal ourselves and others.
Buddha Palm Qigong consists of four sets of simple postures and movements for absorbing the life force energy of nature and the universe. By practicing this art, you can learn to take color-healing Qi from space into yourself or to direct it from the source straight to others for healing. Each of the four sections develops a different type of energy mastery.
Usually, when we touch the student, we pick up negative energy. Buddha Palm practice will teach you how to ground the negative energy to the earth and disperse it into the Universe to be decomposed and recycled by the planets.
We recommend a prior knowledge of the practices of Week 1 for participating in Week 4.
Schedule: — Thu 25 July evening introduction — Fri 26 – Mon 29 July Cosmic Healing and Buddha Palm Qigong (4 days) — Tue 30 July Review class with instructor
Week 5 | 1 - 6 Aug | Chi Nei Tsang I Internal Organ Massage
You’ll learn how to:
— Release and clear blockages, toxins, excessive heat and negative emotions deep within
— Release long-held stress in the body for optimum vitality
— Strengthen the immune system.
Chi Nei Tsang is a Taoist organ detox massage, with a focus on the abdominal area. It’s famous for its exceptional effectiveness and immediate benefits - one of the most powerful treatment modalities available.
It removes physical and emotional blockages to return body systems to healthy functioning. Each organ contains part of the primordial force. When an organ's accumulated negative emotions and toxins are released, the organ can more effectively draw in the primordial force and regenerate itself. These can constrict the flow of Qi, resulting in physical ailments.
Schedule: — Thu 1 Aug Evening introduction — Fri 2 – Tue 6 Aug Chi Nei Tsang I (5 days) — Wed 7 Aug Practice class with instructor
Week 6 | 8 - 13 Aug | Chi Nei Tsang II Chasing the winds. Recommended knowledge of CNT I
Advance with Chi Nei Tsang 2 which makes great use of the elbow technique working mainly with the trapped winds of the body. This eliminates blockages of Qi in the body and improves lymphatic and blood flow. You will learn about the Ten Winds, how to chase and discharge them from the body and how to inject good Qi back into the vital organs and glands.
Massage tools for this week are optional, you can purchase them here.
We recommend a prior knowledge of CNT I for this week.
Schedule: — Thu 8 Aug evening introduction — Fri 9 – Tue 13 Aug Chi Nei Tsang II (5 days) — Wed 14 Aug - Practice class with instructor
Week 7 | 15 - 18 Aug | Chi Nei Tsang III (Tok Sen) Recommended knowledge of CNT I
You’ll learn how to:
— Use mechanical and sound vibrations to work on fascial and muscular tissues
— Open the body's meridian lines to facilitate the movement of Qi
— Give a genital massage to release accumulated toxins, remove congestion and improve blood flow
CNT 3 Toksen is performed with the use of wooden tools that create resonance and vibration for healing. It is a muscle-tendon-meridian massage. Throughout the massage sections in this course you will use the hand techniques (finger presser, twisting & spiraling, hand scooping & wave techniques) used in Chi Nei Tsang I to open up and release the blockages in your body.
Chi Nei Tsang IV is a medical genital massage to improve sexual organ health and overall wellbeing. It reveals that blood and Qi often flow side by side throughout the body. Areas of slow or congested circulation lead to blockages in the flow of vital energy and toxin accumulation in the body.
Schedule: —Thu 15 Aug evening introduction Fri 16 – Sat 18 Aug Chi Nei Tsang III (Tok Sen), 3 days. No review class. Recommended knowledge of CNT I. — Mon 19 Aug Chi Nei Tsang IV (Karsai Nei Tsang) Pre-requisites: CNT 1+2. 1 day class for Tao Garden only
Become certified CNT practitioner
Get certification hours during weeks 5-7 : 5h per day.
Certification for CNT practitioners: http://mantak-chia-chi-nei-tsang.com/ NOTE: you can attend any workshop, certification is not mandatory
Daily Schedule (Thailand time)
— 19:00 Evening Introduction
— 08:00 – 09:00 Morning Qigong class
— 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
— 10:00 – 12:00 Pakua clinic treatments and Thai massage (not included in the price)
— 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
— 14:00 – 18:00 Lecture with Grandmaster Mantak Chia
— 18:00 – 20:00 Dinner
— 20:00 – 21:00 Tao yin and review class
Tuesdays (Wednesday for CNT 1 and CNT 2):
— 07:00 – 8:00 Morning Qigong
— 10:00 – 12:30 Review class with Instructor
— 20:00 – 21:00 Tao Yin and Healing Sounds Meditation
Tao Garden is an internationally renowned healing center founded by Grandmaster Mantak Chia. Immersed in fifty acres of beautiful gardens with hundreds of bonsai in the foothills of the Himalayas, outside the hustle bustle of Chiang Mai, it is a unique health center offering physical, emotional and spiritual detox programs to live longer and healthier.
Tao Garden’s accommodations:
Tao Garden’s accommodations have been constructed along a canal bed of the Mae Kung Dam. Guests with rooms near the rear of the buildings have natural views of the canal landscape and beyond. There are two basic structures which provide housing for guests: the condominium and the townhouse. Each room is individually owned which reflects the owner’s unique decorating taste. All rooms have private baths. A bathtub is available upon request.
Condominium Style: The 24 condominium style rooms are located in two buildings near the Tai Chi Pavilion. We named them Condominium I and Condominium II. These rooms are available as a Natural Simple Room, Natural Standard Room or Natural Superior Room.
Townhouse Style: The townhouse style rooms have more of the feeling of home. Each townhouse consists of 3 bedrooms with a shared kitchen and living room. These rooms are available as a Natural Standard Room , Natural Superior Room or Natural Deluxe Room.
What is the price in dollars/other currency? We list the prices in euros. The price will be automatically recalculated by your bank and the platform according to the current exchange rate of your bank.
What is included in the Tao Garden workshop price on the site?
The price you see on the site is tuition fee only, accommodation, treatments and meals are not included in the price (With exception of Darkroom retreat).
Check the prices for accommodation here and contact us at [email protected] for booking. Note: with booking accommodation at Tao Garden you will have free access to the Saltwater Swimming Pool, Herbal Sauna Steam, Fitness Center.
Can I attend Workshops in Tao Garden if I stay in a hotel/room outside of Tao Garden?
Yes, it is possible for Winter Retreat - in this case you need to pay only the tuition fee mentioned on the site. For the Darkroom Retreat you can book only tickets with accommodation and meals included.
Will I get a certificate of attendance?
Yes, all participants of Tao Garden workshops with Mantak Chia get a certificate at the end of the Workshop. This certificate doesn’t give the permission of teaching. Learn more about certification steps to become a certified instructor: Click here
Can I come to Tao Garden without attending a workshop?
Yes, you can book accommodation in Tao Garden at [email protected]. With booking accommodation at Tao Garden you will have free access to the Saltwater Swimming Pool, Herbal Sauna Steam, Fitness Center.