Winter 2021 Week 1: Supreme Inner Alchemy I, Astrology Level 1 and Certified Instructor training

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, and Healing Love.

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, Six Direction,Iron Shirt Chi Kung I.

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 10, 2021 – Feb 06, 2021

Week 1: Supreme Inner Alchemy 1 Back to the Body Wisdom, Inner Alchemy Astrology Level 1 and Instructor Certification Training

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. Beginners Welcome!

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

What’s New in Instructor Training?

Inner Alchemy Astrology Level 1 will be a requirement in Certified Instructor training from 2020. (The full course of Inner Alchemy Astrology is a 3-level, 8 day training with 20 case studies for certification). Click here

Level 1 will be taught during the afternoons of the First week of Instructor Training from Monday – Friday, 11th – 15th January 2021. Level 1 of Inner Alchemy Astrology will show instructors how to use the free website IAA calculator and understand the wide range of energy patterns in  their students, and how best to help them with UHT practices. It will also deepen their knowledge of the 5-elements and the 5-elements cycles, essential for understanding Taoist practices.

The Astrology Level 1:  Learn to read a birth chart:
Heaven, earth, and man luck – the class will be looking at:
• 5-elements, with feeding, controlling and weakening cycles.
•  the make-up of a chart – what are the 4 pillars?
• 10 Heavenly Stems & 12 Earthly Branches
• Day Master – significance and strength, weak and strong
• the 10 day masters with yin & yang characteristics
• Dominating Energies
• 5 phases.
• 5 elements: emotions, organs, characteristics, colors, directions, practices.
• some practical work on fellow students’ charts

The Astrology Level 2: Deepen your knowledge:
• 5 Elements advanced and yin & yang
• animal compatibility for team work,
• 5 element nutrition
• 10 gods
• yong shen, favourable and unfavourable energies
• predominantly heavenly influence
• significance of 10 year & annual luck cycles etc.

ASTROLOGY CLASS with Master Chia & Christine Harkness from Monday – Friday, January 11 – 16 2021: 15.45 – 18.15

All Participants pay extra for their own Astrology full Chart THB 450 ($15)

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.

Please contact 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.)

Certification Tao Garden Winter Training:
– To become Associate Instructor you are required to take week 1 & 2 January or July (Pre requirement 70 hour).
– Upgrade from Associate Instructor to Certified Instructor, attend week 1 & 2 in January Only.
– To become Certified Instructor, are required to take 4 weeks Winter Training at Tao Garden. (Pre requirement 110 hours)
PLEASE NOTE: In the summer time there is no instructor training.

Certificate Fee & evaluation fee: THB 2,200 ($73) (for associate Instructor, certified Instructor basic, upgrade from associate to certified Instructor Basic)
Evaluation fee THB 1,000 ($33) (for each upgrading from Basic certified).

PLEASE NOTE: In the summer time there is no instructor training.

10 JAN 20217:30 pm - 9:00 pmIntroduction by Master Chia at Immortal Meditation Hall
11 - 16 JAN 20217:00 am - 8:00 amMorning Chi Kung at Tai Chi Pavilion I
8:00 am - 9:15 amBreakfast at Kwan Yin Dining Hall
9:15 am - 12:45 pmWork Shop at Immortal Meditation Hall
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmLunch at Kwan Yin Dining Hall
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmWork Shop at Immortal Meditation Hall
3:45 pm - 6:15 pmASTROLOGY CLASS at Immortal Meditation Hall
3:30 pm - 6:00 pmRelaxation or Clinic & Spa Treatments
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmDinner at Kwan Yin Dining Hall
8:00 pm - 9:00 pmEvening Exercises at Ba Shen Tai Chi Hall
Winter week 1Accommodation 6 nights plus Tuition fee Early bird booking before 31 May 2020
Extra nights for participant who attends more than one week
Room Type
Thai Baht
USD price
EURO price
Natural Simple Room
simple room
Shared Room
THB 44,800
THB 2,970 ($99) per night
Single Room

THB 51,400

THB 3,960 ($132) per night
Natural Standard Room
Standard room
Shared Room
THB 46,000
THB 3,150 ($105) per night
Single Room
THB 53,200
THB 4,230 ($141) per night
Natural Superior Room
Superior room
Shared Room
THB 47,200
THB 3,330 ($111) per night
Single Room
THB 55,000
THB 4,500 ($150) per night
Natural Deluxe Room
Deluxe room
Shared Room
THB 52,000
THB 4,050 ($135) per night
Single Room
THB 62,200
5,580 baht ($186) per night
Rate in Thai Baht / person / week. All rates are subject to change without notice.
To Register please contact:

Early book before 31 May 2020

1x Thai Massage 50 min
1x Acupressure Foot Massage 50 min
1x Young Coconut Juice


Early book before 1 June 2020 – 31 August 2020 price from THB 45,800 – THB 63,200 ($1,527 – $2,107 | €1,347 – €1,859)

1x Acupressure Foot Massage 50 min
1x Young Coconut Juice

Normal price in 1 September 2020 onward from THB 45,800 – THB 63,200 ($1,527 – $2,107 | €1,347 – €1,859)

*Retreat rate include:

  • Tuition fee
  • 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 centre, jogging path
  • Rates include all applicable taxes and service charges*

Retreat specials are for retreat participants who attend the Winter 2021 retreat.
Not valid with other offers, subject to change without notice.


  • For Simple Room and Standard Room, there is an additional charge of THB 200 ($7)/day for air conditioning.
  • Transportation Service
Destination and Prices
One Way | Tao Garden – Airport
1 Person
2 Persons
3 or more people
THB 690 ($23)
THB 500 ($17) /person
THB 350 ($12) /person
Round-trip | Tao Garden – Airport – Tao Garden
THB 1,250 ($42)
THB 1,000 ($33) /person
THB 700 ($23) /person

Note A Payments Deposit:
A deposit of THB 10,000 ($350) will be charged to your credit card, PayPal or Bank transfer at the time of reservation.
Any fee of payment channels will be deducted from full amount that transferred from guest’s payment.

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

Cancellation Policy:

  • Any cancellation made at least 30 days before the retreat starts, will incur a charge of 1 night’s stay and there will be 3.5% bank fee deduction.
  • Any cancellation made at least 14 days before the retreat starts, will incur a charge of 50% deposit and there will be 3.5% bank fee deduction.
  • Any cancellation made upon arrival, will be non-refundable.
  • This policy is firm and non-negotiable.

One-Day Pass for non-resident guest price is THB 1,420 ($47) click here

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

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

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