‘Awakening the Healing Light of the Tao’ refers to practices that draw inspiration from traditional Taoist alchemical concepts, initially focused on transforming base elements into higher states of being by alchemists. In the context of Inner Alchemy, this transformation is applied to the individual’s body, mind, and energy.

Master Chia’s teachings center mainly around Taoist practices and concepts concerning health, well-being, and spiritual advancement. Supreme Inner Alchemy Level I serves as the initial segment of the Winter and Summer retreats, introducing students to ‘Awakening the Healing Light of the Tao.’

Violet Light Transmission

The class opens with Master Chia discussing the universal dark violet light concept and its application in our practices. Subsequently, each student is personally introduced to the universal light. Master Chia directs this illuminating light toward each student, allowing them to embrace this remarkable encounter.


The practices in Inner Alchemy Level I classes include various spinal cord exercises, powerful energetic breathwork, healing organ sounds, meditation techniques such as the inner smile, energy circulation, and other exercises to achieve greater balance, harmony, and transformation within oneself. These practices aim to cultivate and refine one’s life force energy, known as “Qi,” and to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit.

Spinal Cord Breathing is a technique that involves a specific way of breathing that focuses on the spine and the movement of Qi along the spinal column. This technique helps cleanse, revitalize, and circulate energy throughout the body. It’s combined with visualization and awareness of the breath and energy flow. 

Energetic breathwork refers to breathing techniques designed to influence the body’s energy systems, such as the flow of Qi and the balance of various energetic centers or channels. Energetic breathwork has also benefits for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

The Six Healing Sounds

The healing organ sounds, namely The Six Healing Sounds, are ancient Taoist practices that involve making specific vocal sounds while performing certain movements and breathwork. These practices heal and harmonize the body’s internal organs, emotions, and energy systems. The Six Healing Sounds are closely associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine and follow the Creation Cycle to help organs circulate energy properly.

The Inner Smile

The Inner Smile Meditation is a Taoist meditation practice that involves directing positive and loving energy toward oneself through a metaphorical “inner smile.” This meditation is one of the most important contributions of Master Chia to the Western World.  It involves visualization, conscious breathing, and focusing on the inner organs while generating positive emotions.

Microcosmic Orbit

Microcosmic Orbit is an energy meditation introduced to the West by Master Mantak Chia, and is one of his signature teachings. It is an energy cultivation practice that involves guiding and circulating energy through specific pathways in the body. This meditation is a fundamental practice in Taoist Inner Alchemy, aimed at harmonizing and balancing the body’s energy flow for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

The term “microcosmic orbit” refers to the idea that the human body is a reflection of the greater cosmos, and by cultivating and circulating energy within the body, one can attain greater alignment with the natural rhythms of the universe. The Microcosmic Orbit Meditation aims to harmonize and balance the body’s energy, promoting physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual growth. It’s important to practice this meditation with a relaxed and focused mind. 

Recommended courses

Energy meditation workshop
This Workshop is designed to help you to activate your Energy Channel and open your Microcosmic orbit (MCO). It’s the first Workshop with step-by-step guidance on opening Microcosmic orbit with Energy Transmission.
Emotional Wisdom
Fundamentals of Taoist Inner Alchemy to balance emotions, get rid of stress, anxiety and worry. You will learn profound Taoist meditation of 6 Healing sounds, The Inner smile and other Taoist exercises to get rid of nervous tensions and blockages.
Awaken your Breath of Life | Self-paced course
During this new course you will discover the most important and powerful Taoist breathing techniques to balance emotions, connect mind and body, increase energy levels and improve overall health. Many of these techniques will be taught for the first time by Master Chia.
Inner Alchemy Basic Comprehensive
These foundational practices will bring you back to your body wisdom and awaken your qi. Practices include Inner Smile Meditation, 6 Healing Sounds Meditation, Microcosmic Orbit and Taoist 5 Elements theory.
Inner Alchemy Basics Intensive
This workshop is for those seeking to create their own personal transformation and to reclaim their inherent life-force energy. These foundational practices will bring you back to your body wisdom and awaken your qi. Practices include Inner Smile Mediation, 6 Healing Sounds Meditation, Microcosmic Orbit and Taoist 5 Elements theory.

Recommended books

The Inner Smile: Increasing Chi through the Cultivation of Joy
A guide to the foundational practice of “smiling to the organs” to promote deep relaxation and internal health.
The Six Healing Sounds: Taoist Techniques for Balancing Chi
The Six Healing Sounds that keep the vital organs in optimal condition.
Healing Light of the Tao: Foundational Practices to Awaken Chi Energy
The guide to engaging and directing the three primordial forces of Earth, Heaven, and Higher Self to achieve enlightenment and immortality
Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao: The Taoist Secret of Circulating Internal Power
This unique and comprehensive book reveals the Taoist secret of circulating Chi, the generative life force, through the acupuncture meridians of the body.
EMDR and the Universal Healing Tao: An Energy Psychology Approach to Overcoming Emotional Trauma
Exercises to deactivate emotional triggers, transform negative emotions into positive ones, and heal from PTSD, depression, anxiety, and addiction