Chi Health Institute
The CHI Health Institute (CHI) is a non-profit association that is dedicated to promoting health through the Taoist movement arts transmitted by the Ni Family. Inspired by the teachings of the Integral Way by Grandmaster Hua Ching Ni (a.k.a. OmNi) and the current Master of the Ni Family Taoist Tradition, Dr. Mao Shing Ni, the Institute offers professional-level education and certification in the following movement arts: Dao-In, Eight Treasures, Harmony Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Self-Healing Qigong, Crane Style Qigong, Taoist Meditation, and Cosmic Tour Ba Gua.
Our programs are designed to develop CHI-certified instructors to carry forward the rich tradition of the Ni Family movement arts and feature a progressive, systematic approach that nurtures understanding, facilitates skill development, and promotes self-growth.
The movement arts practices of the CHI Health Institute are part of the Integral Way tradition. The Integral Way is a modern Taoist way of life as transmitted by the Ni Family. Integrating the best of classic Taoist practices with useful modern developments, the Integral Way teaches practices for achieving health, happiness, harmony, longevity, and spiritual independence. In the Taoist understanding, these "goals" are attained through the conservation, cultivation, and refinement of the "qi" (chi) or energy of the body, mind, and spirit. The Integral Way Tradition is comprised of 8 areas or groups of energy practices which touch all aspects of life:
1) Integral Wisdom - Taoist teachings as transmitted, interpreted &
elucidated by the Ni Family Tradition
2) Movement Arts - tai chi, qigong, dao-in, bagua, spiritual swordsmanship
3) Heavenly Way Ethics - classic Taoist moral teachings
4) Meditation - Taoist meditation techniques
5) Integral Nutrition - Chinese Nutrition integrated with useful modern,
6) Integral Medicine - Traditional Chinese (Taoist) Medicine
7) Advanced Energy Practices - Internal Alchemy, etc.
8) Forecasting Sciences - I Ching, Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, Face-
A person living the Integral Way Lifestyle lives a modern, productive life which includes various energy practices from these eight areas according to one's needs. Since each person is a unique "tai chi" or "integration" of energy at a different point along the Path of Life, the Integral Way Lifestyle is different for each person.
The Integral Way lifestyle is a holistic, individualized path of refining one's own personal energy. It may be said to be "spiritual" in that "spirit" is the most refined of our energies, but it is not "religious" or dogmatic. It does not promote blind faith or spiritual dependence. Everything offered in this Tradition is to be experienced and "proven" for oneself. The Integral Way is a refreshing approach to life that provides tools, such as the movement arts of tai chi and qigong, that help one develop health, happiness, longevity, and spiritual harmony and independence.