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En français: Self Study IAA voir details: 



Co-author of Mantak Chia's books on Inner Alchemy Astrology
Classes & consultations in English and French


Do your Free Inner Alchemy Astrology chart here:  

How can we make the Taoist practices more pertinent to us and our lives?  Master Chia has developed Inner Alchemy Astrology so we can see our own 5-Element make-up.  Using this we can then work on balancing the elements and finding more harmony in our lives.  Particularly useful with the Basic practices of Inner Smile Meditation, 6 Healing Sounds and the Fusion of the Five Elements Meditations.​

Classes in Normandy and Online, in English & French 

Dates for 'physical class in Normandy: if interested, email us 

NEW in French only  2024 sees us launch a IAA self-study programme, with live coaching on-line tutorials. see details  
 Don't miss the opportunity to do Level 1, 2 & 3 this year and certify in

The complete IAA cycle in 2024

  • Level 1 IAA on-line in English at US hours available as a catch-up class before Level 2 in March 2024. This class is open to all but the times are fixed specially for US and South American Students

The class will show you how to interpret that free IAA chart, and includes ways to practice.

For your 5-element IAA chart go to our free website

 Optional: 5 Elements Class:  For those unfamiliar with the 5 Elements or wishing to revise fundamentals used in Chinese Astrology. 

Time from 1.30 - 4:00 pm New York Time EDT US. Live class weekend before or possible to subscribe to video. 

Level 1 class enquire now 

Level 2: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th in March 2024:

US time New York: 11am - 6pm

UK Time 16:00 - 22:00  France  17:00 - 23:00

Recordings available after the class for those enrolled

contact Marcia:

Level 2 advances work on the free chart but also includes 5 Element Nutrition; using organ energy calculations from the complete chart.

Level 3 in 2 weekends:  September  2024 English by zoom

and in New York, with possibility to catch up level 1 or 2 in private class beforehand on Zoom in English  & also for catch-up class

This level 3 class brings our English IAA cycle to a close.

Chart reading practice is an essential part of the training and will also help those continuing with case studies.


Level 3 - Time, the past, the future, the luck periods and several other points: 

We finish much detail from level 1 & 2 and now with the luck periods we can interpret past and future as well as the present. After Level 3 you can do 20 case studies and be certified as an IAA consultant if you are on our UHT data base - but you can also learn this for yourself or to fit into other therapy work.

We are in Yin Water Rabbit Year until 4th February 2024 (and the Lunar Year is celebrated on the 10th February so look out for dragons and firecrackers) so what does that mean for us?  That means in 5 element terms water and wood, and that indicates philosophy and studying, but no metal, fire or earth this year. Green Dragon Year flies in on the 4th February, read more: 

IAA Level 1 is part of Certified Instructor Training, as it brings deeper understanding of the 5 elements, the core of Taoism. Studying a student’s chart, or your own, gives calcuable insights of how to balance the energies in the chart, using UHT practices.

The practices will help reduce energy and emotional excesses and boost deficiencies, bringing in emotional and physical improvements. This year is a great time to study this with us, the yang wood of the heavenly stem and the importance and earth of the dragon, also some yin wood and yin water! Go for it.....



There is no evaluation for Level 1,

but as part of the UHT system, you might like to continue

to study Level 2 & 3, do the case studies and

to certify as IAA Chart Reader (IACR).

Details of upcoming classes are published on:




More info

& enrolments

Get Started


Go to the site through the link below and calculate and

print your IAA chart, you might like to do some friends’,  

& relatives’ charts too, to have a range of different

examples to study during the class: 

There is also a guide in English, French & German available on the page



Available in English or French, via Skype or Zoom or in London or Paris.



Chart Reading Workshops:

Chart reading workshops are organised too and repeated regularly on-line for those wishing to study Inner Alchemy Astrology, and have already studied some of the curriculum. They are an essential part of chart reading practice in the curriculum.

Class Fees​ 2023

2 days: Level 1 or 2  (in French & English):  €290

4 days:  Level 1 & 2 enrolment at same time (in French & English):  €540

4 days Level 3: 560€

All 8 Days reserved together: 995€

 Next session: 2024  in $$$$$$$$  


  • -50 % for those who are repeating the IAA class of the same level. Includes students who took Berlin IAA or Tao Garden courses with Christine, please send dates and places of previous classes.  10% for UHT instructors and CNT practitioners 

  • For all reductions please contact

 Buying the  Inner Alchemy Astrology Book - see further down page, is strongly recommended; it contains all relevant charts and tables.  Any necessary tables for a class will be provided to students, but not all the IAA book tables.


The five elements and 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 incoming 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. 2019 was Earth Pig year - until 4th Feb 2020, and 2020 is Metal Rat year. (Yang Metal is heaven stem energy, Rat is branch earth energy, made up for water).  

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 5,000 years. This term is usually shortened to ‘5 elements’.  As they are energies, these elements forge our character and the way we live. We could have lots of energy for one activity, but little for another.


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.

L’Astrologie de L’Alchimie Interne


  • 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 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 and particularly to our sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. 

  • Read more and look up your own 5 elements here:​

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