Sunday, January 19 - Saturday, January 25
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Type of Event:
Tao Garden Thailand Winter Retreat 2020
Week 1: Supreme Inner Alchemy I – Instructor 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:
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
22:00 Silence (Sleep)
End on Saturday at Lunch.
ASTROLOGY CLASS BEGINS AFTER LUNCH:19th January, Saturday: 14.00 – 18.00 13th January Sunday: 10.00 – 12.30 & 14.00 – 17.00 Plus Wednesday evening workshop/lecture24th January, Saturday: 14.00 – 18.00 25th January Sunday: 10.00 – 12.30 & 14.00 – 17.00 Plus Wednesday evening workshop/lecture
Please contact email@example.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.
– 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.