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Taoism (Daoism) is a philosophy that developed in China more than 3,000 years ago. Its signature characteristic is to live in harmony with the cycles and rhythms of nature. Over many centuries, Taoists developed practices that cultivate deep levels of physical and spiritual health. The Healing Tao is a complete system of Taoist internal energy work that was brought to the west by Mantak Chia in the early 1980s. Chia’s senior student and collaborator, Michael Winn, further developed the methods for western practitioners.  The foundation practices of the Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds, and the Microcosmic Orbit are taught at the studio, as are qigong practices derived from the system. As a student of Michael Winn and Mantak Chia, Paul Abdella is certified to teach these methods. These are nonreligious practices that promote health, energy circulation, and deep states of awareness.