To train students to become competent chi therapists and teachers who can effectively and ethically provide health care through the practice of Chi Healing Therapies.
To guide students into building financially self-sufficient professional practices.
To promote the teachings of the Integral Way (Tao) and spiritual self-cultivation as a way of life personally and professionally.
The Taoist Tradition:
Long ago, Chinese esoteric Taoists went to the high mountains to contemplate nature, strengthen their bodies, empower their minds and develop their spirit. From their studies and cultivation, they gave China internal alchemy and chemistry, herbology and acupuncture, the I-Ching (Book of Changes), feng shui, astrology, martial arts and Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong and many other useful kinds of knowledge. Most important, they handed down in secrecy methods for attaining longevity and spiritual immortality.
Master Hua Ching Ni:
Master Ni was raised in a family tradition of healing and spirituality, and was chosen as a youth to study with Taoists in the high mountains of China. After thirty one years, he accepted the responsibility of continuing a spiritual tradition transmitted through an unbroken succession of seventy four generations of masters dating back to the Han dynasty, and was fully acknowledged and empowered as a Master of all aspects of Taoist science and metaphysics. His practice of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and herbology spans over five decades in Taiwan and the U.S. Master Ni has written over forty-five books in English and lectured worldwide on Chinese philosophy, traditional healing, Tai Chi Chuan, the I-Ching, meditation and related subjects. Read more about Master Ni
The College of Tao and Traditional Chinese Healing:
This college was founded in 1976 by Master Hua-Ching Ni in Los Angeles, California. Then, as now, its mission was to preserve and to promulgate the essential teachings of the traditions of Taoism in China, as transmitted by Master Ni to the western world as the Integral Way of Life. In order to convey effectively this vast body of knowledge and practice, it has become necessary to develop specialized institutes, which focus on particular fields of study. Yo San University began in 1989 as the first institute, and provides medical training in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The integral Way of Life Correspondence Course began in 1993 as the second institute, and is devoted to the study of the Integral Way of Life through Master Ni's writings. Three more institutes, CHI Health Institute, InfiniChi Institute International, and Integral Living Institute, began in 1998 to carry out training and certification in personal energy movement, professional energy healing, and integral living arts. Working closely with the institutes is the Universal Society of the Integral Way, which began in 1993 with Master Ni's guidance, to serve as a model community of students of the Integral Way working together to support personal and social development.
The InfiniChi Program:
In order to fulfill Master Ni's vision of training a new generation of Chi Healers to cleanse the world of poor health, unhappiness and spiritual devolution, InfiniChi Institute International (III) was founded as an affiliate institute of the College of Tao. III will offer professional level training in chi healing leading to certification as a Certified InfiniChi Therapist (C.I.T.). Master Ni's Advanced Traditional Practices will be an integral part of this program. This program is designed to develop your energetic healing abilities as professional Chi Therapist utilizing the teachings of the Integral Way and the Advanced Traditional Practices as a foundation. Additionally, other classical Chinese healing methods and training will be taught. This program is designed for bright and highly self-motivated individuals able to meet the challenges of becoming a Chi Healer. It features a progressive systematic program that nurtures understanding, facilitates skill development, and promotes self-growth. The residential intensives are designed to allow for students to experience the energy. Emphasis will be on practical "hands on" experience developing a "feel" for the energy, first in yourself, then applying the energy outside of you with others.
Policies and Procedures:
The program is divided up into three levels with one residential intensive per level. Students will be required to successfully pass an exam for each level. This course draws upon the use of a variety of tools to facilitate learning.
Intensives will last two days and students are given complete lesson programs to follow between intensives. The exact locations and dates are announced accordingly.
Homework Assignments and Daily Practice - which will take place through books, videos, and cassettes along with on-going communication through correspondence. The Ni family books along with standard texts for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chi Gong and Chinese Bodywork will serve as the core texts for the program. Students will be expected to complete all assignments and practice sessions (1-2 hours daily). Completion of the program will take approximately 3 years, but can be completed sooner. Graduates of the program will be recognized to implement the Ni family chi healing system as a professional Certified InfiniChi Therapist (C.I.T.). Currently the practice of chi therapy is not recognized as a licensed medical profession, although certain regulations may apply to massage/acupressure practice. Please check for guidelines in your area.
Sponsorship of residential intensives are welcome. Details available upon request.