Total Training – 260 hours
This path does not require one to become an Associate Instructor but it has higher prerequisites: one year of practice including 100 hours of prerequisite training.
PREREQUISITES – 100 hours of preparatory training may be facilitated by any level of instructor. Hours may include week-long retreats, weekend workshops, classes or private instruction.
Only students that are taught by Mantak Chia and/or certified teachers of Mantak Chia get hours towards certification in Master Chia’s system.
A minimum of 40 hours needs to be in Core Subjects:
- Tao Energy Basics (minimum 16 hours)
- Iron Shirt (minimum 8 hours)
- Healing Love (minimum 16 hours)
PERSONAL PRACTICE REQUIREMENT – A minimum of 1 year in the UT Prerequisites and Supportive Practices (daily) is strongly recommended before attending an instructor training. A solid practice of the UT Basics builds the foundation for instructor’s holistic development within the UT system.
TRAINING SUBJECTS –The 160 training hours are acquired in the following way:
80 hours in Core Subjects:
- Tao Energy Basics (minimum 40 hours)
- Iron Shirt (minimum 15 hours)
- Healing Love (minimum 25 hours)
60 hours in one or more of these Branch Practices:
- Tai Chi I, II
- Tao Yin
- Fusion I, II, III
- Iron Shirt II, III
20 hours in any of these additional practices: Tan Tien Qigong, Qigong Warm-ups, Five Elements Theory & Application, Primordial Qigong, Inner Alchemy Astrology,Iron Shirt III, Buddha Palm, Wisdom Qigong, Elixir Qigong, Stem Cell Qigong, Deep Healing Qi Gong, 8 Extraordinary Qigong, Chi Nei Tsang I, Cosmic Healing I
LETTER FROM TRAINEE – Please send a letter expressing your desire to become an instructor and include your teaching plans with a course outline.
INTERVIEW/TEST BY UT SENIOR INSTRUCTOR & UT INSTRUCTOR Evaluation includes Tao Energy Basics (Microcosmic Orbit, 6 Healing Sounds, Inner Smile, Chi Self- Massage). Your grounding will be tested in Iron Shirt (Tree, Urn, & Turtle). If you are upgrading for Iron Shirt (all 6 postures), Healing Love, Tao Yin and/or Tai Chi, you will be tested on these. There will be a fee for both the testing and the new certificate.
Please note: Those who choose this path and participate in the 13-day 2019 NYC training with Master Chia will receive 100 hours. The weekend June 21-23, 2019 NYC event with Marie Favorito will add another 20 hours. That leaves 40 additional training hours that will need to be acquired in a retreat setting.