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B. Instructor Certification

Trainings are held presently in form of retreats, workshops or private instruction guided by qualified UHT Senior Instructors and Educators. Participating/Assisting in a retreat and/ore Senior Instructors in their workshops are highly recommended.

Two Ways (see B1 and B2) to become a certified Instructor
B1 Gradual Path - Associate to Instructor Upgrade Training

Possibility 1
120 h or 3 week training retreat covering subjects of Tao Energy Basics, Iron Shirt, Healing Love

Possibility 2
14 - 28 h Preparation Training in all Iron Shirt Postures, Healing Love and Tao Yin
        80 h Homework and Practice over 6 - 12 Month
14 - 28 h Evaluation and Certification Training in Iron Shirt, Healing Love and Tao Yin

B1 Associate to Instructor Requirements Total Training 230 hours

    1. Prerequisites
      You will need to first meet all requirements and be qualified as an Associate, which includes: 110 total hours (60 - 70 hours Associate Prerequisites and 40 Senior Instructor Associate Certification Training). For details see section above.  

    2. Personal Practice Requirement
      Minimum 6 months of personal practice and/ or teaching experience is required after becoming an Associate Instructor. Exceptions or experience in related studies will be considered by the evaluating Senior Instructor.

    3. Upgrade Training Requirements
      Additional 120 hours (3 weeks) is required for the upgrade. When added with the 110 hour Associate Instructor Prerequisites the training totals 230 hours.

    4. Training Subjects for Instructor Training
      The additional 120 training hours can be acquired in the following 2 ways:

      Possibility 1  
      All 120 hours in Core Subjects:          Tao Energy Basics   (min. 60 hours)
      Iron Shirt                    (min. 20 hours)
      Healing Love           (min. 40 hours)

      Possibility 2   
      60 hours in Core Subjects                    Tao Energy Basics, Iron Shirt, Healing Love
                                                      
      40 hours in one or more of these Branch Practices:          
      Tao Yin.
      Tai Chi I, II
      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 and Application, Primordial Qigong, Taoist Astrology, Iron Shirt III (Bone Marrow Nei Gong), Buddha Palm, Wisdom Qigong, Elixir Qigong, Stem Cell Qigong, Deep Healing Qigong, Five Element Qigong, Eight Extraordinary Qigong, Chi Nei Tsang I, Cosmic Healing I

    5. Study with Grandmaster Mantak Chia
      It is strongly recommended to study with Master Chia in any course before becoming an instructor. If that is not possible, then train with him within 3 years of being certified. Some exceptions may be granted due to challenges of locations or economics. If you cannot travel and personally meet Master Chia we require studying with his video courses or joining www.universaltao.tv

    6. Letter from Trainee  
      Write why you want to become an instructor.
      It is recommended that the instructor prepare a course outline.

    7. Interview / Test by UHT Senior Instructor and UHT Instructor
      If you have already passed the Associate Instructor Evaluation of the Tao Basics (Opening the Microcosmic Orbit and passing Energy, 6 Healing Sounds, Inner Smile, Chi Self Massage) you will not be tested in this again.  For Instructor Certification your grounding will be tested in Iron Shirt (Tree, Turtle, Urn).
      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.

B2 Direct Path - Intensive Instructor Training

    3 weeks / 120 hours if you are already a certified Associate Instructor
    4 weeks / 160 hours if you are a UHT Student.

B2 Full Instructor Training Requirements Total Training 260 hours

Training Requirements 160 hours (4 week-long retreats or equivalent training)
This path does not require be an Associate Instructor but it has higher prerequisites: One year of practice including 100 hours prerequisite training.

  1. Home Study
    Read books or practice with Home Study DVDs related to Tao Energy Basics. See www.universal-tao.tv

  2. Prerequisite Training
    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.

  3. Personal Practice Requirement
    A minimum of one year in the UHT Prerequisites and Supportive Practices (best if daily), is strongly recommended before attending an Instructor training. A solid practice of the UHT Basics builds the foundation for Instructor’s holistic development within the UHT System.

  4. Prerequisite Subjects
    A minimum of 40 hours needs to be core subjects:
    - Tao Energy Basics (min.16 hours)
    - Healing Love (min. 16 hours)
    - Iron Shirt I (min.8 hours).

  5. Training Subjects
    1. Training Subjects
      The 160 training hours are acquired in the following way:

    80 hours in Core Subjects:         Tao Energy Basics    (min. 40 hours)                                                  
    Iron Shirt                       (min. 15 hours)
    Healing Love                 (min. 25 hours)
    60 hours in one or more of these Branch Practices:           
    Tao Yin.
    Tai Chi I, II
    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 and Application,, Primordial Qigong, Taoist Astrology, Iron Shirt III (Bone Marrow Nei Gong), Buddha Palm, Wisdom Qigong, Elixir Qigong, Stem Cell Qigong, Deep Healing Qigong, Five Element Qigong, Eight Extraordinary Qigong, Chi Nei Tsang I, Cosmic Healing I

6.  Study with Grandmaster Mantak Chia
It is strongly recommended to study with him in any course before becoming an instructor. If that is not possible, then train with him within 3 years of being certified. Some exceptions may be granted due to challenges of locations or economics. If you cannot travel and personally meet Master Chia we require studying with his video courses or joining www.universaltao.tv

 7.  Letter from Trainee  
Write why you want to become an instructor.
It is recommended that the instructor prepare a course outline.

 8. Interview/Test by UHT Senior Instructor and UHT 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, Turtle, Urn).
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.