Tao Garden Thailand Winter Retreat 2020: Week 1

Tao Garden Thailand Winter Retreat 2020: Week 1
Event Time
Sunday, January 19 - Saturday, January 25
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Type of Event:

Tao Garden Thailand Winter Retreat 2020

Week 1: Instructor Certification Training

January 19 – 25, 2020

Required – Prerequisites: Microcosmic Orbit, Six Healing Sounds,Cosmic Inner Smile, Six Direction,Iron Shirt Chi Kung I.

Instructor Training Retreat Four Weeks only in Winter time. The Training certification program with Master Mantak Chia and Senior Instructor Team, Four Weeks January 19, 2020 – Feb 15, 2020

This retreat week is certification required-training for those who already know Basic Practices, have mastered them and want to be trained and certified to teach. This one week each year is Master Chia’s special time with his future instructors and is devoted to deepening the Microcosmic Orbit, Six Healing Sounds, Cosmic Inner Smile, Chi Self-Massage, Iron Shirt Chi Kung I, and Healing Love.

This course is limited to students pre-approved by Master Chia. Apply by letter to Thailand listing the Universal Tao courses and workshops you have attended previously, Universal Tao books you have read, Universal Tao Instructors you have studied with, & describe your practice. The week is devoted to reviewing & mastering the Microcosmic Orbit, Six Healing Sounds,Cosmic Inner Smile, Six Direction,Iron Shirt Chi Kung I. The additional weeks will be used for practice & evaluation and possible certification of potential instructors. Please bring 2 passport size photographs for certification. There is a Baht 3,200 certification fee.

This includes one week (1st Week) Instructor Certification Training followed by 3 weeks of public retreats (mandatory attendance for Instructor Certification, all four weeks).

Six Healing Sounds explains how the pressures of modern life can cause excess heat to become trapped around the organs, causing energy blockages and sickness. He shows readers how the vibrations of the Six Healing Sounds and their accompanying postures redistribute this excess heat to the cooler regions of the body, thereby stimulating and balancing chi energy and restoring the vital organs. Regular practice of the Six Healing Sounds promotes optimal health for the organs, increased sexual pleasure, emotional balance, and the prevention of illness.

The Inner Smile is a practice that focuses gratitude and joy on 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 steals our major life force by creating energy blockages.

The Iron Shirt Chi Kung strength and vitality of your internal organs are the real keys to the overall health of your body. In Strengthen Your Internal Organs Master Chia guides you through certain standing postures, muscle locks, and breathing techniques, known as Iron Shirt Chi Kung. These practices direct internal power to the organs, the twelve tendon channels, and the connective tissues fasciae. By directing more energy into your internal organs you can perfect your body, increase performance, fight disease, and lay the groundwork for higher spiritual work.

Daily Retreat Schedule:
Sunday 06th
19:30 – 21:00 pm Introduction by Master Chia at Immortal Meditation Hall

Monday – Saturday

07:00 – 08:00 Morning Chi Kung at Tai Chi Pavilion I
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at Kwan Yin Dining Hall

09:00 – 12:30  Work Shop at Immortal Meditation Hall
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at Kwan Yin Dining Hall
13:30 – 15:30 Work Shop at Immortal Meditation Hall
15:30 – 18:00 Relaxation or Clinic & Spa Treatments

20:00 – 21.00 Evening Exercises at Ba Shen Hall
21:30 Bedtimes
22:00 Silence (Sleep)
End on Saturday at Lunch.
19th January, Saturday: 14.00 – 18.00    13th January Sunday: 10.00 – 12.30   & 14.00 – 17.00  Plus Wednesday evening workshop/lecture
24th January, Saturday: 14.00 – 18.00    25th January Sunday: 10.00 – 12.30   & 14.00 – 17.00  Plus Wednesday evening workshop/lecture

Please contact universaltao@universal-tao.com to obtain your UHT Passport so you may log hours spent with certified teachers prior to arriving and hand in to Master Chia.  (Hours in the four week retreat count toward certification.)  If you have not mastered the UHT Basic practices, please attend week two, The Basic Retreat.

Certification Training:
– To become Associate Instructor you are required to take week 1 & week 2 (you should know the Basics when you arrive).
– Upgrade from Associate Instructor to Certified Instructor you are required to take week 1 & week 2 or & week 3 & week 4.
PLEASE NOTE: In the summer time there is no instructor training.

Winter Early Bird before 31 August 2019 Accommodation 6 nights plus Tuition fee


Natural Simple Room
Natural Standard Room
Natural Superior Room
Natural Deluxe Room
Shared Room
39,060 35,850 THB
40,260 37,050 THB
41,460 38,250 THB
46,260 43,050 THB
Single Room
45,660 42,450 THB
47,460 44,250 THB
49,260 46,050 THB
56,460 53,250 THB
*Super Early bird booking and pay deposit THB 10,000 before 31 August 2019

1x Darkfield Live Blood Analysis
1x Welcome Drink receive at Juice Bar
1x Welcome Massage 15 minute
1x Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Detox Therapy

A participant who attends more than one week, must pay for the extra nights; see prices below.

EXTRA DAYS per one night

Natural Simple Room
Natural Standard Room
Natural Superior Room
Natural Deluxe Room
Shared Room
2,970 THB
3,150 THB
3,330 THB
4,050 THB
Single Room
3,960 THB
4,230 THB
4,500 THB
5,580 THB
Rate in Thai Baht / person / week. All rates are subject to change without notice.
For Register please contact email retreatreservation@tao-garden.com

Retreat participants are requested to make a minimum deposit of THB 10,000 per person upon booking accommodations.


Retreat rate include:

• Tuition

• Three healthy buffet style meals prepared by an experienced chef following the Tao Five Element Diet

• Morning Internal Chi Kung Exercise **

• Evening Tao Yin Practice (Chinese Yoga) and Six Healing Sounds Meditation **

• Complimentary air conditioning provided in Superior, Deluxe rooms

• Internet access

• Salt-water Swimming pool, steam room, sauna, fitness center, ping-pong, jogging path

• Rates include all applicable taxes and service charges*

Retreat specials are for retreat participants who attend the Winter 2020 retreat.

Not valid with other offers, subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy:

– Reservation may not be cancelled. Full payment will be forfeited

– Tuition fee is non refundable

– Refunds prior to December 1st, 2019 will incur a $160 cancellation fee. After that, refunds will only be granted if a replacement can be found. This policy is firm and non-negotiable


• The transportation, find our Limousine Service by click here.
• For Simple Room and Standard Room, there is an additional charge of THB 200 /day for air conditioning.

Deposit Policy: 

A deposit of $570 USD will be charged to your credit card, Paypal or Bank transfer at the time of reservation.

Guarantee Policy:

Reservation must be guaranteed with one of these cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Accommodation Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation made at least one week before a scheduled date will incur a charge of 1 night’s stay.

For non-resident guest must be pay for entrance fee THB 1,420 / day / person

Benefit:Morning Chi Kung Exercise, Evening Tao Yin & Healing Sounds, Internet Access, Salt Water Swimming Pool (Extra Towels 40 THB each), Herbal Sauna Steam, Fitness Center, Ping Pong , Jogging Path

* Rates subject to change without notice.
** Available from Monday – Saturday