Institute of Internal Arts

Master Programs on Taijiquan, Eight Brocades, and Taoist Internal Alchemy

Institute of Internal Arts

Masters Programs on Taijiquan, Eight Brocades, and Taoist Internal Alchemy

Accelerate your skills toward the mastery of Taiji, Qigong, or Internal Alchemy


Have you been practicing Taoist arts like meditation, Taijichuan, Qigong, or Internal Alchemy for years, maybe decades?

Have y
ou read all the books in your area of interest, studied with many wonderful teachers, and experienced the profound benefits of these teachings?


  • Do you feel like you’ve gone as far as you can with what you’ve learned so far?

  • Do you feel like there’s something missing?  

  • Do you sense that there is something you’re not even aware of that could be holding you back?


Do you want to understand what you’ve learned so far with a greater level of depth? Are you looking for something that will help you keep advancing for a lifetime?

If you said yes to many of these questions, you're in the right place.

Meet Stuart Alve Olson

The head of the Institute of Internal Arts and author of over thirty books on Taoist arts and philosophy.

Stuart is a long-time student of Tai Chi Master, T.T. Liang, and a lineage holder from the lineage of Master Liang. 

Working with Stuart in the master programs of the Institute of Internal Arts, you will gain missing pieces, see things from a new perspective, and find that what you’ve already learned all these years may suddenly click into place in a new way. 

Many of our students say they learned from many great teachers, but found themselves making slow progress or hitting a plateau. After working with Stuart, light bulbs started going off. And they began to progress in their cultivation in ways they had not experienced before.

Mark Smith

2020 Year-One Internal Alchemy Closed Door Student

Having looked for a Nei Dan teacher for some years, and having read many of Stuart's books, I was still a little hesitant to sign up for the closed-door class. It seemed quite a commitment, and while Stuart was clearly a great author and very knowledgeable, I had no idea how he would be as a teacher.

As I approach the end of the year and look back, I can say with absolute clarity that it was a great decision to sign up. I have learnt a huge amount and Stuart is an amazing teacher.

This is the sort of material you simply can't learn from a book, and if you are considering stepping on the path with Stuart and the team, I would recommend it without any doubt. 

Working with Stuart's mentorship and methodology through online learning and in-person retreats, you will have everything you need to master the arts of Taijichuan, Qigong, and/or Internal Alchemy. 


Our Programs

Li Qingyun Eight Brocades Course

In this Eight Week Course, learn the version of Eight Brocades that the 250-year old man, Li Qingyun, practiced.

Taijichuan Masters Program

In this multi-year program, Stuart transmits what he learned from Master Liang as well as from his study and practice of the Yang family system of Taijiquan. 

Internal Alchemy Program

In this three-year program, receive step-by-step guidance on practicing Internal Alchemy with the purpose of forming the elixir to awaken your spirit.

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