160 hours (4 week-long retreats or equivalent training) This path does not require you to be an Associate Instructor but it has higher prerequisites which are One year of practice & 100 hours of prerequisite training
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100 hours of preparatory training may be facilitated by any level of Instructor. Hours may include: week-long retreats, weekend workshops, classes or private instruction
A minimum of one year in the UHT Prerequisites and Supportive Practices (best if daily), is strongly recommended before attending an Instructor training. A solid practice of the UHT Basics builds the foundation for Instructor’s holistic development within the UHT System.
A minimum of 40 hours needs to be in Core Subjects:
The 160 training hours are acquired in the following way:
80 hours in Core Subjects
60 hours in one or more of these Branch Practices:
20 hours in any of these Additional Practices:
It is strongly recommended to study with Master Chia in any course before becoming an instructor. If that is not possible, then train with him within 3 years of being certified. Some exceptions may be granted due to challenges of locations or economics. If you cannot travel and personally meet Master Chia we require studying with his video courses or joining www.universaltao.tv
Write why you want to become an instructor. It is recommended that the instructor prepare a course outline.
Your evaluation will include the following subjects:
Your grounding will be tested in Iron Shirt (Tree, Turtle, Urn)
NOTE: If you are upgrading for Iron Shirt (all 6 postures), Healing Love, Tao Yin and/or Tai Chi will be tested.