Dear students,

We are glad you are joining the online workshops “Winter Retreat 2024”! 

Workshops of Winter 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.


Here is some useful information for you:

All workshops will be online LIVE, and we recommend joining LIVE to feel the energy transmission during the practice.

🚩You will receive your Zoom link to join Live workshops of the upcoming week on Wednesday, the link is the same for all workshops of the week.

You can join with any device you have (a computer or a smartphone, tablet) with the Zoom app. Zoom is available for all devices and platforms. 

You can download Zoom here:

If you can’t make it live, you can always watch recordings at your account at (you have lifetime access to recordings).

2. Daily Schedule (Paris time):

Friday to Monday 8:00-12:00 (Paris time) 

3. Translations

We will provide translation to any language if there are more than 10 students requesting a translation at the special field during the checkout. You will be offered a full refund in case your language group is not complete and canceled.

4. Access to recordings

You can find recordings at your account at

Usually, we upload recording lessons the next day after the live lessons. We will create an account for you the next day after Live Workshop starts and then upload new videos. 

After new videos will be uploaded in your account you will get several emails:

  • If you don’t have an account at – you will get an email with credentials (your login and password created automatically)
  • Notification that course already available at your account
  • Our personal email just for you with notification and several instructions

We kindly invite you to check our Guide on how to find your login, password and recordings:

5. Certification

Learn more about certification steps to become Instructor: click here

If you have more questions about certification, please contact our senior instructor Walter Kellenberger: [email protected]

Here you can find books recommended to read before the Winter Retreat starts, especially if you are beginner in Taoist practices:

Tools for Weeks 1-4: One of the following – Bamboo Hitter / Wire Hitter / Rattan Hitter /

Mung Bean* you can make a mung bean hitter yourself by putting dried beans into a cotton sock

7. Confirmation of Attendance

All participants of this Online Workshop will get a Confirmation of Attendance signed by Grandmaster Mantak Chia. Please note that this Confirmation doesn’t give a right to teach.

Please, check that your name and surname of your account at are correct for the certificate of Attendance.

If you would like to change it — please check a step-by-step instructions here: