A Life in Balance - The Five Elements


The five elements and the yin and yang are the building blocks of the Universe and are at the heart of understanding Taoism.  Deepen your understanding of Taoism and apply Inner Alchemy practices to yourself more accurately by looking at your own 5-element make-up.  Look at the energy you were born with and the energy cycles you are in at this moment with Inner Alchemy Astrology.  Understand and learn from past events and choices, visualise in-coming energies and prepare for future choices.

Master Chia has spent much time setting up this Taoist Astrology (Chinese Astrology) programme so you can understand your birth energies in terms of the five elements.  Dynamic energy cycles bring different forces into your life over the years too. 2018 is Yang Earth Dog year.  What does that mean for you? 2019 will be Yin Earth Boar…how will that affect you? 

Trace the changes, take advantage of the opportunities, work on the negatives, enhance the positives.

Master Chia has put this special 4-day programme together to help you balance the elements, by adapting the inner alchemy practices as efficiently and personally as possible.


Monday workshop: The Essence and Magic of the Elements


What ARE the 5 elements?  They are 5 energies which have been referred to in Chinese as ‘5 energies which act like 5 elements’ for over 5000 years, this term is usually shortened to ‘5 elements’.  As they are energies, these elements forge our character and the way we live.  Taoist inner alchemy practices and body work treatments are based on harmonising these elements within us to transform our negative energies into vitality and heal our minds and bodies.



- your own 5 elements make-up:  see who you are and why? your strengths and weaknesses, highs and lows.  Mantak Chia has spent 40 years developing his own Inner Alchemy Astrology programme, traditional Chinese Astrology calculations with easy interpretation.

- what the elements mean:  and learn some meditations and chi kung to enhance them specifically.  You will be able to print out your Inner Alchemy Astrology chart from the given link to bring along to the workshop.

-understand how the 5 elements affect our body: and learn helpful techniques related specifically to our major organ and body systems.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday -  3 days:

Fusion of the Five Elements 1 & 2; 

A rare opportunity to do both Fusion 1 & Fusion 2 in 3 days.  Thanks to the Monday class 'Essence of the Elements" where you will deepen understanding of the elements themselves, and your own particular 5 - Element Make-Up, you will be able to follow this seminar from the basics through to Fusion 1 & 2.

The ‘cream of meditation practices’ will make more sense and be easier to practice and hopefully you will be able to integrate these emotional de-tox techniques into your life.  Getting rid of negative emotions from the major body organs leave them freer to perform how they should and this will leave you with more positive energy

The NHS now recognises the correlation between stress and other negative emotions and physical conditions and symptoms.  Taoism has recognised this for over 5000 years and is rich in practices to de-tox and de-stress, getting rid of bad energy to leave space for the positive energy and virtues.  This will improve your emotional, mental and your physical selves.


The workshops can also be taken separately, but the Monday class makes it possible for a beginner to do the whole week.  It is always interesting to re-do the basics class with Master Chia as he adapts the weekend to the weekday classes, preparing and setting the ambience.