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With any simple practice or teaching in Taoism there are always more layers in which to delve deeper, and many more ways to expand and strengthen your practice.

Combining depth of knowledge with a logical, step-by-step manner of learning, our online programs are designed to help you learn and absorb the teachings in the most optimal way—supporting your journey of transformation toward awakening and living vitally as your true self.

The Tao of Less Stress Program

This program will be primarily about how we can use mindfulness—along with other practices like meditation, self-massage, breathing practices, and the six healing sounds—to relieve stress by helping us re-center ourselves in our spirit.

Coming from our connection with spirit can help us discover more peace, wisdom, and spaciousness within ourselves, and bring these qualities to our world during this time of intensity and uncertainty. Click here to learn more.

Closed-Door Student Internal Alchemy Path

For the first time ever, Stuart Alve Olson will be teaching and guiding a group of students through a long-term immersive course of study and practice of Taoist Internal Alchemy.

For the past twenty years, Stuart has focused on translating and compiling Taoist works on cultivating internal energy, and now he’s ready to transmit these teachings to others. Click here to learn more. 

Weekly Tao De Jing Class

Celestial Immortals Members are invited to listen live during the recording sessions of the Tao Talks commentaries on the Tao De Jing and ask questions afterwards. This class is free to Celestial Immortals. Gain a deeper understanding of these teachings by immersing yourself in this Tao De Jing Series. 

Click here to learn more, then become a Celestial Immortal and join us for the class!

Eight Brocades and the Longevity Methods of Li Qingyun Course

The practice of Eight Brocades, when paired with Taoist principles for approaching everyday life, will help you to develop and increase the flow of your internal energies- your Jing (bodily essences), Qi (vital energy), and Shen (spirit), creating a solid foundation for health and longevity in your life. In this four-session live online course, translator and author of The Immortal: True Accounts of the 250-Year-Old Man, Li Qingyun, Stuart Alve Olson along with Patrick Gross teach the version of these classic Taoist exercises that was done by Li Qingyun, a Taoist sage who lived for 250 years (1678–1933), along with his core teachings on daily habits and attitudes.

This course is now closed. Learn more about it and join the waiting list for the Fall 2020 session.

I had been practicing qigong for several years when a work-related relocation made me consider online classes. The quality of personalization and depth of these sessions have been amazing. We delve into all aspects of the practices, seeing the spiritual, emotional, and physical effects. Not only is the vastness of Stuart’s knowledge awe-inspiring—from the meditations, external movements, internal alchemy, to the esoteric meaning of a Chinese character, but the depth of his direct experience helps you incorporate these teachings into daily life where they take on real meaning.

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Leda Watanabe

After knowing and learning from Stuart for about 15 years, we are always thrilled to take one of his new courses because he always delivers steady, reliable and new nuggets of wisdom in each course. The depth of the topics that Stuart covers are so profound, that you truly need a teacher of his caliber and background that you can follow year after year for the growth and assimilation of the knowledge to become embedded.

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Mike Leoni & Colleen Inman
Zen Wellness Medical Qigong

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The Tao of Less Stress ProgramTao Te Ching Class

Eight Brocades & Longevity Methods Course

Closed-Door Internal Alchemy Path

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