We are excited that you are interested in the journey to become an Healing Tao Instructor. You will be joining a community of teachers that has been given permission to teach and advertise instruction in the Healing Tao Basic practices of Inner Smile, Six Healing Sounds, and Microcosmic Orbit.
There are two pathways to become an Instructor:
First method: Do the work required to become an Associate Instructor. Then afterward upgrade to Instructor.
Second method: Do all the prerequisite background for Instructor straight away. Test for Instructor directly.
Both Associate Instructors and Instructors are permitted to teach the Healing Tao Basic practices (Inner Smile, Six Healing Sounds, Microcosmic Orbit, and related qigong). To teach anything other this, one must first be an Instructor and then pass upgrade certifications in the topics you wish to teach.
Being certified as an Instructor requires more training hours than being certified as an Associate Instructor.
An Associate Instructor has the following restrictions:
- Associate Instructors may only teach within 50 miles of their local area, unless teaching in an area not served by other instructors.
- Associate Instructors may not upgrade to specialized certifications (like tai chi, healing love, etc.) until they have become an Instructor.
- HTIA “expects” that an Associate Instructor will finish their additional hours and upgrade to Instructor within 2 years. There is no additional testing required for the upgrade.
- Associate Instructors may only teach the subjects they have been tested in. Your students can count those hours towards their certification. You may privately teach other subjects, but may not advertise them as Healing Tao courses, and students may not count those hours toward certification.