Grandmaster Mantak Chia is the creator of the Healing Tao, Tao Yoga, Universal Healing Tao System, and Tao Garden Health Spa & Resort, located in the beautiful northern countryside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The author of more than 60 books on Taoist practices, Mantak Chia has taught countless enthusiastic students the principles of Taoist internal arts over the past years. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages, which has made the Universal Healing Tao System global.
Master Chia was born in Thailand to Chinese parents in 1944. When he was six, Buddhist monks taught him how to meditate and still his mind. While still a grammar school student, he learned traditional Thai boxing and, in the years to follow, Tai Chi Chuan from Master Lu, who soon introduced him to Aikido, Yoga, and advanced levels of Tai Chi. It was Master Yi Eng who authorized Master Chia to teach a system that combined Taoist, Buddhist, and Zen teachings. Since childhood, he has been studying the Taoist approach to life.