Master Mantak Chia is the creator of the Healing Tao, Tao Yoga, Universal HEALING TAO System and the director of the Universal HEALING TAO Center and Tao Garden Health Spa & Resortin the beautiful northern countryside of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Since childhood, he has been studying the Taoist approach to life. Master Chia’s mastery of this ancient knowledge enhanced by his study of other disciplines has resulted in the development of the Healing Tao & Universal HEALING TAO System which is now being taught throughout the world. In more than 45 years of teaching, Master Chia has published over 55 books on Taoist practices and estimates 75 books in total to convey the full Universal Healing Tao System.
In 1994, Mantak Chia moved back to Thailand, where he began construction of Tao Garden and the HEALING TAO Center fifteen miles outside of Chiang Mai.
In December 2000, the Tao Garden Health Resort and HEALING TAO Training Center was completed with Immortal Energy Meditation Halls, two open air Simple Chi Kung Pavilions, Indoor Tai Chi, Tao Yin and Chi Nei Tsang Hall, Tai Chi Natural, Swimming Pool, Pakua Integrative Medical Clinic Center, World Class Weight Lifting and eight complete Ball Court Recreational Facilities.
In September 2003 Master Chia opened the Tao Garden Holistic Medical Spa using Western and Eastern Technology with Traditional Thai Massage, India Ayurveda Therapies and Chinese Chi Nei Tsang Massage. The Spa is supervised by trained and certificated Medical Doctors, MDs with Holistic Degrees providing Colonic Therapy, Stem Cell Cancer Prevention and Natural Cancer Cure Treatments. In March 2004 the Complete Holistic Mind, Body and Spirit Training was introduce at Tao Garden.
In July 2009 Master Mantak Chia introduced the Five Star Eight Forces Detox Tao Spa with Saunas, Therapy Color Heated Pool, Jacuzzi, and Internal Massage Treatments. This was also introduced, Fasting Program with Organic Juice Bar.
In September 2010 the Universal HEALING TAO Instructors celebrated thirty years of Master Chia’s teaching with the Tao Congress at Tao Garden having over 100 instructors present for the celebration.
In August 2016 Universal Healing Tao instructors & students celebrated thirty-five years of Master Chia’s teaching with the event “Back to the Source” at Tao Garden Health Spa and Resort. Over 100 participants present from 19 countries including Russia, France, India, United Kingdom, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, Slovakia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Spain, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Australia and China, Thailand and the United States of America.