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Spiritual Tao News -- Mar 2022 - Tao Yin and Qigong Basics

Spiritual Tao News -- Mar 2022 - Tao Yin and Qigong Basics


Universal Healing Tao

Spiritual Tao Workshops Certificate Program Spiritual Tao Website

Dear friends of Qigong and Tai Chi,


Starting in just a few days, this upcoming Monday, March 7, 2022, is a 6-week TAO YIN certification program!  (more details below).  If you have an interest in this, please sign up now. 

Since the Tao Yin Certification Program is a little bit of a specialized program, I don't anticipate offering this again until perhaps 2024.  

Also coming up in two weeks--Mar 19-20+26-27 is our premier introduction class Qigong Meditation Basics 1.  It has no prerequisites.  It is great for new students with NO background, as well as those who wish to start the Associate Instructor certification process (no prior background needed).    (more details below). 

I only start the Basics sequence once per year, to allow space for more advanced coursework.

Note:  Advanced coursework is restricted to those who have done the background courses or those who are independently Certified Instructors.

I would love to see you join a class!
More details and schedule below . . .


TAO YIN certification program ONLINE:  MWF 6wks starting Mar 7, AT 12:00pm Eastern (6:00pm European, 9:00am Pacific) for 1.5 hrs.   (OPEN enrollment)

I allow anyone to sign up for this, including those with no background in Tao Yin, or any experience in the system.  

However . . . 

For certification, a student must already be a UHT Certified Instructor and registered in the database 

Also, if you are new student, never having done anything . . . and you are unsure about your physical capabilities . . . .

Then, in that case, likely the best place to begin is the Qigong Meditation Basics 1 (see below).

The Tao Yin Certification Program is more physical-body oriented, for those that are already in good physical condition OR those that have built up naturally through the Basics program. 

Some people like to compare Tao Yin to yoga, but it is an inadequate comparison, because we focus more on working with the psoas muscle in the lower back, its relation to the kidneys, and Chinese medicine in general.  Six healing sounds are integrated into the practice.

The Goal of this Tao Yin Program is to revisit the entire comprehensive Tao Yin curriculum and prepare one for Tao Yin certification testing.   Of special interest will be recommendations on how to adapt the practices for those with physical limitations.

Primary focus is to get Tao Yin certified for those who are already UHT Certified Instructors. 

Another goal is to learn SIX easy-to-follow Tao Yin sets for continued practice.

Week 1:  Mar 7, 9, 11:           Tao Yin Set #1 (Psoas Focus)
Week 2:  Mar 14, 16, 18:       Tao Yin Set #2 (Psoas and Spine)
Week 3:  Mar 21, 23, 25:       Tao Yin Set #3 (Spine and Tendons[Leg])
Week 4:  Mar 28, 30, Apr 1:  Tao Yin Set #4 (Spine[Cervical] and Tendons[Arm])
Week 5:  Apr 4, 6, 8:               Tao Yin Set #5 (Spine) 
Week 6:  Apr 11, 13, 15:        Tao Yin Set #6 (Psoas, Spine, and Tendons) 
Apr 18:  Q/A + test overview + test scheduling (for those testing)

A recording of each Tao Yin set will be available after 2nd class (i.e. Mar 9, 16, etc.) for viewing up to May 31.  

A print handout of each Tao Yin set will be given out immediately after the first class of the week (i.e. Mar 7, 14, etc.).

Those going for certification need to attend at least 10 classes "LIVE" online.

Those going for certification will schedule the test at their convenience after the program completes.  No rush.


Coming up Mar 19-20+26-27 is our premier introduction class Qigong Meditation Basics 1.  It has no prerequisites.  All are welcome!

This is a great introduction to our system, all about learning how to get grounded and to detoxify from negative emotions, along with wonderful physical qigong to help heal the body.   

This is a class you definitely don't want to miss.   Many classes have prerequisites and have this course as a prerequisite. 

The next time this class will be offered will not be until March 2023.  

This two-weekend online class in Qigong Meditation Basics 1 is only $195 for both weekends. 

Those that have had this workshop before (i.e. don't need to register these hours in it for future certification), are welcome to email me to get a special review price payment link for $125, if you wish to take it as a refresher.

Even if you've taken Basics before from someone else, this course could be well worth your time.  I cover the material much more deeply than some others

This class also can be the start of someone's qigong certification pathway!

Have you ever had the desire to be certified in qigong?

By taking Qigong Meditation Basics 1 and some subsequent courses, you will fulfill the requirements to become an Associate Instructor.   

FYI:  You do not need to do all the workshops in the program in one year.  So long as you complete the 120 hour program in a span of 3 years since the beginning, we can certify you.

See details under Certification Program.

If you have no interest in certification, that's OK.  The material will serve you for life, and the contact hours will still count, if you later change your mind. 

By the way, each student will receive an Attendance Certificate (upon completion of course), which can be used toward Associate Instructor certification, with either myself or another registered Senior Instructor when your hours are completed.

ONGOING SCHEDULE (Winter/Spring 2022)

Tao Yin certification program is $400/person.  Testing fees are separate at test time.  Only UHT Certified Instructors can test, but anyone can enroll for the coursework without any testing.

For other workshops, tuition is only $195/person for the two-weekend courses (reviewers $125, contact me).  Restricted classes require prerequisites and enroll through email to me.

Online courses done through Zoom webinar link

TAO YIN certification program ONLINE:  MWF 6wks starting Mar 7, AT 12:00pm Eastern (6:00pm European, 9:00am Pacific)   (OPEN enrollment)

ST101:  Qigong Meditation Basics 1 ONLINE:  Sat-Sun Mar 19-20 + Sat-Sun Mar 26-27   (OPEN enrollment)

ST203:   Healing Love 3 + Five Element Qigong ONLINE:  Sat-Sun Apr 2-3 + Sat-Sun Apr 9-10  (restricted enrollment)

ST102:  Qigong Meditation Basics 2 ONLINE:  Sat-Sun May 14-15 + Sat-Sun May 21-22   (OPEN enrollment)

ST204:   Healing Love 4 + Cosmic Vision ONLINE:  Sat-Sun Jun 18-19 + Sat-Sun Jun 25-26  (restricted enrollment)

These ONLINE courses are a wonderful way to dive deeply into qigong, from the comfort of your own home while many either can not or do not wish to travel.  For those who could not attend live classes in the past, now is your chance! 

I warmly invite you to join me in these ONLINE workshops where we get to explore some life-changing methods that restore vibrancy and joy to a person's life.  The qigong and meditative methods create a warm happy feeling in the body and spirit.

If anybody has any questions, feel free to contact me directly at my email below.
I'd love to hear from you.

Warm wishes and smiling qi,
Steven Sy