Associate Instructor Training

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  • Nov 17th -19th 2020
  • Dublin
  • 9.30am – 6pm
  • €350
Associate Instructor Training

We are delighted to offer Associate Instructor Training in Ireland and we hope to have a new wave of teachers sharing Universal Tao practices as brought to the West by Master Mantak Chia. It is our vision that more people have access to Taoist practices in Ireland, Europe and beyond, bringing more peace to our world. 


What’s an Associate Instructor? An Associate Instructor certificate allows you to teach basic practices such as the Inner Smile, Healing Sounds and Qi Gong warm ups in your local area. It is like a halfway point to becoming a Certified Instructor. Once you have become an Associate Instructor, you can upgrade to Certified Instructor. 


The Training: This is a mix of online and in-person training with Grandmaster Mantak Chia, Senior Instructor Olivier Barré and Certified Instructor Máire Ní G.  


  • First Step: Participate in the 12 days “Mantak Chia Online-LIVE-Seminar” at home on computer/tablet/cell phone from Oct 3rd – 15th 2020
  • Second Step: Afterwards you will have some time (up to 6 months) to work with what you have learned. In nine sessions with friends, relatives or clients teach what you have learned and document it in a case -study questionnaire.
  • Third Step: Participate in a 3-day in-person certification course with a UHT Senior Instructor. Here the UHT Associate Instructor can be achieved. The 9 UHT Associate Instructor Case Study Forms for each Trainee are part of this 3 days.


This 3 day certification training will take place in Dublin in a small group from Nov 17th – 19th. The training will be delivered primarily by Senior Instructor Olivier Barré via Zoom. Máire will offer extra training and corrections, helping you to deepen into the practice. We will have 5 hrs of online teaching with Olivier and 2 hrs of group practice with Máire each day.  Expect to immerse yourself fully in the Tao and to feel inspired and full of chi! The training is bespoke to the group and combines practice and theory, as well as all of the essentials for becoming a good teacher.


We cover the following Tao practices, some of which is just for your own personal practice and some of which you will be able to teach:

  • Inner Smile
  • Healing Sounds
  • Warm Up Qi Gong
  • Chi Self Massage
  • Tan Tien Breathing Practices
  • Microcosmic Orbit & Connections
  • Activating the 6 Directions
  • Iron Shirt Chi Kung
  • Tao Yin


To qualify as an Associate Instructor, you will need to demonstrate a competent level of knowledge for those practices you can become qualified to teach – Inner Smile, Healing Sounds, Chi Kung warm ups and Chi self massage.


Teachers: The training will be facilitated by Grandmaster Mantak Chia, Olivier Barré (Senior Instructor) from France with Máire Ní G assisting (Certified Instructor), both of whom have trained directly with Grandmaster Mantak Chia in the Tao Garden in Thailand.


Grandmaster Mantak Chia is the founder of Universal Healing Tao, a much-loved system of personal cultivation and spiritual development, practiced all over the world for the last 40+ years. He has written over 50 books and is the only person named Qi Gong Master of the Year twice. Learning from Grandmaster Mantak Chia is a very special experience and many people sense a shift in their own life-force/vitality.


Olivier assists Master Chia in teaching and evaluating new instructors at the Tao Garden. He has over 20 years experience with the practices. As an acupuncturist and manual therapist, Olivier is firmly rooted in Chinese medicine, with a broad knowledge of meridians, five elements theory and anatomy which supports his teaching. He is also a Chi Nei Tsang teacher. Olivier assists Master Chia in Tao Garden to certify Instructors. 


Máire is the founder of Universal Healing Tao Ireland and is happy to be establishing the soulful roots of the Tao in Ireland. She helps to coordinate Mantak Chia’s online seminars and teaches classes and workshops throughout the year in Dublin and online.




Online with Mantak Chia | 12 days October 3rd – 15th | €650 | Book here

Group Certification Training | 3 days November 17th – 19th | €350 | Book below


Numbers are limited to 5 people due to current government guidelines. 


This training is approved by Grandmaster Mantak Chia and the Universal Healing Tao System. 


Join us in the Tao.


If you want to learn something, read. If you want to master something, teach”. Confucius


Ph: +353 86 361 2102