In August, I will begin offering Inner Alchemy classes on Wednesday Evenings:  August 14 ~ September 18. 

Fusion of the Five Elements is a collection of meditative/energy-work “formulas” handed down for centuries, currently collected in the “Book of the Golden Flower.”  They require experience with the Microcosmic Orbit, the 5 Elements (6 Healing Sounds Practice is ideal) and a robust meditative focus or a willingness to cultivate it.  They are beautiful and complex and deeply transformative, but without a foundation, you may get lost and discouraged.

First Series :  August 13 ~ September 18 {6 Wednesdays}

The classes will be 2.5 hrs (6:30-9:00 pm) with breaks as needed, and offered as a series (rather than a course like my other classes).  The first class will introduce the practices and ideas and, when helpful, history.  The following classes will work with that material, clarifying and deepening our connection and understanding… and allowing us to become confident in the practices through repetition.

Because of the nature of this material, I can’t offer free introductory classes. Instead, you can register for one or all 6 classes. You can attend one class to see if it resonates… deciding if you wish to continue.  However, attending the first class is strongly advised if you wish to attend any or all of the following classes.  I will be laying the foundation in that class which we will build on as we go.

We will need at least 3 people to hold a class.  Please register by the prior Saturday to ensure the class will happen… the maximum number of students for this material is 8.

The Microcosmic Orbit and the 6 Healing Sounds are usually prerequisites (from me or any other teacher).  If you feel you have equivalent practice experience, I’m happy to speak with you… And if you have taken both my Abundant Balance (Microcosmic Orbit) class and my Emotional Wisdom (6 Healing Sounds) class, you know the foundation tools you’ll need.

Dates & Class Information:


327 7th Street (@5th Avenue)
Park Slope Brooklyn
(Center for Anti-Violence Education)
Buzzer 1 (2nd Floor)

Series 1~

August 14 – I Ching and Fusion I.  We will spend time with the I Ching (Yijing), its hexagrams and trigrams.  We will learn different ways to cast the I Ching, and look at its application in the Pakua (Bagua).  Finally, we will use Chanting, movement and visualization to imprint the trigrams onto/into our body: creating the Pakua structures we will use in later Fusion practice.

Note:  Handouts will be given in class, but a notebook is recommended.  For August 14: Bring your own three coins (any denomination, but all three the same is best)… If you have your own Yarrow Stalks, bring those as well. 

August 21 ~ September 18.  We continue working with the Pakua and will move into connecting the senses and mother organs; gathering, combining and transforming elemental emotion/organ energy into an “Elixir”; and will begin learning how to work with the Elixir in various “Formulas.”

Series 2~

After October 10 – The Compassion Pearl and cultivating the Shen Body, Earth Qi, Planet Qi. (Labor Day w’end)- We will either move forward in the formulas or we will stay with the material of the first two Cycles to deepen those practices. (we can delay this class until September 9 if students will be away, but wish to join).

There will be a break while I’m in Italy on retreat until October 9… We will continue when I return.

$50/2.5 hr class or $200 for 4 classes.  It is important to attend the first class of the course. However, I can prorate the tuition if you must miss any following class.

Class Size:
I require at least 3 people to hold a course.  I will email registered people a couple days before… so be sure to email or register by the Sunday before.  For Inner Alchemy, the group should be intimate, so the maximum is 8.

Books & Materials:
As usual you will receive handouts, but for this work I highly recommend purchasing the earlier edition of Mantak Chia’s book “Fusion of the Five Elements” (blue/purple cover).  It is also helpful to purchase the later edition with the Yellow cover.

The original edition (no longer in print, but available used):

The current edition of Fusion of Five Elements:

To Register for the first, August 14  class:

To Register for any of the following classes, August 21 – September 18:

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