Healing Tao Institute


The Healing Tao is a precise and powerful system of meditations, internal exercises, and other practices that can enhance every aspect of your life. These methods are among the earliest known forms of body/mind training, and have been used for thousands of years for healing, self-defense and spiritual development. They require no religious commitment and can benefit everyone. In this introductory evening, Dr. Stewart will teach the foundations of channeling energy and self-empowerment, which lay the energetic groundwork for the other areas of Taoist study.

Healing Tao Institute offers programs for in-depth study and certification for the following:

• Healing Tao/Universal Tao Program
• Medical Qigong Therapy Program
• Chi Nei Tsang Program


Taoist Microcosmic Orbit Meditation
Opening the Microcosmic Orbit is the ancient foundation for healing and martial arts. It awakens, circulates, and directs ChÌi (or Qi), the generating life force, through the two main acupuncture channels in the body. The Microcosmic Orbit Meditation then draws in and circulates healing energy from the universal, cosmic, and earth planes to empower the body/mind. Also taught are the Inner Smile and the Six Healing Sounds, useful in reducing stress, negative emotions, fatigue and other maladies.
Fusion of the Five Elements I
In this practice of Taoist Internal Alchemy, you will learn to neutralize the negative emotions of worry, sadness, arrogance, anger and fear back into pure energy by anchoring the source of the emotions in the bodily organs, and establishing a balance through the Five Elements control cycle. The purified energy is crystallized into a radiant energy pearl within the inner cauldron. This pearl is then circulated through the Microcosmic Orbit, attracting to it the external Chi of the Three Forces: Heaven, Earth, and Cosmic Force. The formation and circulation of the pearl plays a pivotal role in the nourishment of the soul or energy body. Pre-requisite: Microcosmic Orbit Meditation

Fusion of the Five Elements II
Fusion II practice uses the crystallized energy of the pearl to nourish the positive emotions or virtues of kindness, joy, fairness, courage, gentleness and compassion as a natural expression of inner balance. This virtue energy is then condensed into the pearl and used to open the three Thrusting Channels in the core of the body. In addition, the pearl is directed to open the Belt Channels which encircle and protect the nine major energy centers of the body. Pre-requisite: Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, Fusion I

Fusion of the Five Elements III
The third level of Fusion of the Five Elements completes the cleansing and opening of the eight extraordinary energy channels in the body by activating the Yin and Yang Bridge and Regulator Channels. This makes the entire body extremely permeable to the circulation of vital energy. Additional practices of circulating energy for protection and sealing of the aura are also included, as well as a condensed and concise daily practice incorporating all three levels of the Fusion practice. Pre-requisite: Fusion II


Taoist Sexual Practices:

Cultivating Male/Female Sexual Energy
Taoist Secrets of Love: Healing Love Through the Tao The Taoist secrets of love, which can be practiced either alone or with a partner, teach you how to conserve, restore, balance, increase and transform your sexual energy. By circulating sexual energy through the Microcosmic Orbit, your vital functions are invigorated and rejuvenated. These practices can enhance sexual fulfillment for both women and men, and can be transformed into a powerful energy for spiritual awakening and growth. Pre-requisite: Microcosmic Orbit Meditation.

Chi Kung/Qigong

Iron Shirt Chi Kung I
A unique system of standing meditation and breathing exercises for both martial arts and healing, Iron Shirt Chi Kung packs Chi into the fascia and connective tissue surrounding the vital organs, strengthening, healing, armoring and protecting them from injuries due to accidents or blows.You will learn how to root yourself and direct the Earth's gravitational and healing power through your bone structure for immovable stability, and how to draw in the Chi of nature for washing the marrow and strengthening the bones. Pre-requisite: Microcosmic Orbit Meditation.
Iron Shirt Chi Kung II: Changing the Tendons
In this second level of Iron Shirt Chi Kung, the static standing postures learned in the first level evolve into moving postures. This series of movements enables you to grow and strengthen your tendons, to stimulate your vital organs, and to increase your ability to move and discharge the Earth force through your body structure. You will develop the special ability to absorb and discharge energy through your tendons, and to integrate your mind, eyes, heart, fascia, tendons, muscles and bone structure into one coordinated force. You will also learn methods for releasing accumulated toxins in your muscles and joints, increasing the free flow of energy so that accumulated bodily wastes can be discharged without resorting to extreme fasts or special dietary aids. Pre-requisite: Iron Shirt I
Iron Shirt Chi Kung III: Bone Marrow Nei Kung
In the third level of Iron Shirt, you will learn how to cleanse and grow the bone marrow, regenerate sexual hormones and store them in the fascia, tendons, and marrow, as well as how to direct your internal power to the higher energy centers. This level of Iron Shirt works directly on your organs, bones, and tendons to strengthen your entire system beyond its ordinary capacity. An extremely efficient method of vibrating the internal organs enables you to shake toxic deposits out of the inner structure of each organ by enhancing Chi circulation. This once highly secret method of advanced Iron Shirt, also known as the Golden Bell System, draws the energy produced in the reproductive system into the higher energy centers to carry out advanced Taoist practices. Iron Shirt Chi Kung is one of the five essential branches of Taoist Esoteric practice. Pre-requisite: Iron Shirt I, Healing Love
Five Animal Frolics Qigong
The Five Animal Frolics Qigong feature ancient exercises based upon the movements of the crane, bear, monkey, deer and tiger. Created in the 2nd century A.D. by the great Taoist physician Hua Tuo (also considered one of the great patriarchs of Chinese Medicine), the Five Animal Frolics Qigong enhances strength and coordination, improves balance, builds the bones and tendons, soothes the spirit, and nourishes the internal organs.
Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade Qigong
The Eight Pieces of Silk (Ba Duan Jing) or Eight Brocades Qigong are a simple yet comprehensive Qigong set that strengthens, loosens and heals the whole body. Created about 1,500 years ago by China's great Yueh Fei, the Eight Pieces of Silk are one of the most popular and well known styles of Qigong, practiced by healers, martial artists, students and seniors alike.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chi Kung I
Tai Chi Chi Kung 1 is a very short and easy to learn version of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. It contains all the thirteen basic postures of Tai Chi, performed both right and left handed and facing the four directions. Popularized throughout the world by Taoist Grandmaster Mantak Chia, the form is taught here by Senior Instructor Jampa Mackenzie Stewart, one of Master Chia's leading lineage holders. Jampa has studied Tai Chi for 41 years under many renowned masters. You'll learn the entire Tai Chi form, plus a set of Chi Kung (Qigong) warm-up exercises to relax and open your body before Tai Chi.
Tai Chi Chi Kung II
Tai Chi Chi Kung II is a short Yang style Tai Chi Discharging Energy form. Tai Chi II applies more rapid energy movements that trains you in how to issue energy (Fa Jin) to overcome an opponent in the Tai Chi martial arts applications.

Taoist Healing Systems

The Healing Presence:
Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy

Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy teaches you to assess the energy field of others, to project specific types of therapeutic energy, and to apply ancient techniques for opening the body to the inexhaustible well of healing power in nature. You will learn how to generate a strong field of vital energy, so that your very presence can have a healing effect. The techniques you will learn can be easily integrated into any healing or martial arts practice, particularly increasing the effectiveness of acupuncture, massage and Therapeutic Touch.
Taoist Cosmic Healing
Taoist Cosmic Healing is a Medical Qigong method brought to the world by Taoist Master Mantak Chi, founder and head of the Universal Healing Tao, now based outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Taoists believe in an underlying unity that permeates the universe and intimately binds all things together. Taoist Cosmic Healing presents Qigong techniques that develop and strengthen awareness of the forces and energetic principles of the universe and the earth, allowing one to draw upon these forces for self healing and for healing others. With Taoist Cosmic Healing, you will learn how to use the major acupuncture points in the hands to activate, open, and balance the Qi meridians throughout the body. This practice allows the practitioner to detoxify and rejuvenate the major organ systems, and, when combined with specific body positions and the Qigong stance, to heal others.