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

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 French and English

Dates for 'physical class in Normandy will be confirmed when we think it is possible to hold them.

On-Line Instructor Training - Inner Alchemy Astrology  2021
 Don't miss the opportunity to do Level 1, 2 & 3 this year and certify in chart-reading
Level 1 : 25-26 September 2021
Level 2: 2-3 October 2021
Level 3: 16-17 October & 23-24 October 2021

We are now in Yin Metal Buffalo year.  so hopefully more stability, with the Earth animal, the reliable, tenacious Ox and the more subtle side of metal.

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 caluable 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. ​



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:

or contact:

More info: go to

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.

News:  All classes are now by Zoom


Level 1: Day 1 - Entry Level  

  • 11:00 - 13:30  Paris Time    (10:00 - 12:30  14:00 - 16:30 London Time)

  • Break

  • 15:00 - 17:30

(Enter 5 hours in UHT Passport under IAA.)


Level 1: Day 2

  • 11:00 - 13:30  Paris Time

  • Break

  • 15:00 - 17:30

Plus 2 hour chart reading workshop

(Entry Level 1 = 14hours for the 2 days + 1 chart reading workshop,  plus homework - Level 1 is 14 hours).

 if interested please email:

 possibility of catch-up class before LEVEL 2 20th/21st March

Bilingual sessions : English - French on Zoom

New class follows the UHT Instructor Evaluation class in July 2021 with Luc Leyten, in Normandy.

Dates for September Classes will be announced later 


      Level 1: 25-26 September 2021 

  • Level 2:  October 2-3  2021

  • Level 3:  October 16-17 & 23-24 2021

Level 2 & 3 Times:

  • 11:00 - 13:30  Paris Time

  • Break

  • 15:00 - 17:30  



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.


Due to current restrictions will remain 'manual' rather than electronic.

Class Fees​

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:  25th/26th September 2021


  • -10% UHT instructors, job-seekers, jull-time students.  Only one reduction accepted, please send proof.  

  • -30 % for those who are repeating the IAA class of the same level. Includes students who took Berlin IAA or Tao Garden courses, please send dates and places of previous classes.  

  • For all reductions please contact

Prices for levels 1 & 2  include one full chart calculated per student. 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.


  • 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:​