INSPIRING CONFIDENCE

CREATING BALANCE

MOTIVATING EVOLUTION

Based on a long lineage of ancient, authentic teachings, the Tan Academy of Balance is passionate about education in the Three Essences of Balance: Astrology, Feng Shui and Classical Chinese medicine. The Acupuncture focus is Channel Theory, particularily Balance Method, a highly specialized area of Acupuncture know for its instant and efficient results.

Dr Sonia F. Tan BA, BA(H), DTCM Dip, DAOM, R.Ac., R.TCM.P. is one of the few Certified Gold Level practitioners of the Balance Method aka Balance System Acupuncture under the late Grandmaster Dr. Richard Teh-fu Tan with the blessings of fellow senior students to pass on the legacy.

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Tan Balance System

Woon-Yew Tan

Dr. Sonia F. Tan

Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan

A TAN LEGACY

Dr. Sonia F. Tan, DAOM, R.Ac., R.TCM.P. is a second generation Chinese Metaphysician, proudly following in the footsteps of her Grandfather, the late Woon-Yew Tan.

She is a direct and first graduating class disciple, of the late Grandmaster Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan.

Sonia has also trained with and is a certified practitioner of Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology, under Chinese metaphysics Master Marlyna Los & other Masters.

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DR SONIA F. TAN DAOM, RAC, RTCMP

“Best teacher I've every had! Generous in her teaching and friendly. Very enthusiastic, clear and articulate. Splendid, interesting, sharing knowledge in a fluid way. Very passionate. Animated. Sonia is very alive.”

Quebec, Canada 2019

One of the best acupuncture courses I've ever taken. Sonia is the best. Very important foundation for any acupuncture.

Langara College student, Vancouver, Canada 2018

As usual, great job Sonia. I always learn so much from you. You are a true gift to the profession and the world. Thank you so very much for going above and beyond.

Private student, Vancouver, Canada 2018.

WHY STUDY WITH

DR. SONIA F. TAN

DAOM, RAC, RTCMP?

Learn from and be inspired by a dynamic, engaging, clear and credible teacher, who is passionate about passing the knowledge on

Improve your clinical outcomes with higher efficiency and more consistent, quicker results

Discover an effective, logical system for the application of acupuncture, and a community of like-minded colleagues to grow your knowledge in this revolutionary practice

Integrate the knowledge of the San Cai – Three Essences of Life Balance (Astrology, Feng Shui and Chinese Medicine) and the practice of a classical Chinese medicine doctor

Enlighten & align to both the logical & spiritual sides of Chinese medicine & metaphysics, an be a part of an authentic lineage

UPCOMING COURSES

Tan Academy of Balance Celebration Day! (Online or In-Person)

Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Richmond Golf & Country Club: 9100 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V7A 1M5 *and online
In-Person Course | Live Webinar | Online

Join us for our annual Celebration Day on April 20/2024!

We will be applauding to our graduates of our Mentorship programs, broadening and deepening our knowledge with pearls of wisdom topics from our Keynote Speaker, and celebrating the birthdays of the Tans!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, LAc – “Channel Theory: Your life story embodied.”
Any skilled practitioner can tell you the importance of good tools. The acupuncturist’s most common tool is the acupuncture needle. That tool is typically directed towards the primary channel system to regulate the qi mechanism and restore balance. Although they are the work horses of the channel system, the primary channels are not always the most efficient application for the tool.

When we use this system, we may place a significant emphasis on individual point function which in many cases can limit our efficacy. When we have an understanding of the whole channel system, we can be very specific about how best to use our tools. We can more accurately regulate the qi mechanism at the level of qi that is causing the patient the most suffering.

To do this we will need to understand all 3 levels of qi and how to recognize when each level is struggling to maintain health. We will also need to be able to recognize how, where and why latency is created. In this way, we can address the specific level and restore function.
In this lecture we will explore how trauma affects different levels of qi and which systems can be used to rectify that level and help patients regain their sovereignty.

  • 3 levels of qi
  • The channel system
  • Surviving vs thriving: latency and it’s cost

Attend in person or online, receive CEUs, support and connect with your community!

Celebration Day Agenda – Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00a.m. – 9:30a.m. Pacific TimeCelebration Welcome & Ceremony
In honour of the Tan birthdays in April we celebrate the new mentorship graduates of the Tan Academy of Balance Inc.

9:30a.m. – 11:00a.m. Pacific Time Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yvonne Farrell CEU seminar: “Channel Theory: Your Life Story Embodied”. 1.5 hours CEU

11:30a.m. Pacific Time – Social, Networking & Lunch provided (for in-person attendees)

Register now! Attendance is $8.99+ tax for ceremony and 1.5 hour CEU. Attendance in person max of 15 which includes the ceremony, seminar, and lunch.

Eventbrite Registration link: Tan Academy Celebration Day

Freehand Acupuncture Needling Technique Workshop: In-person Only*

Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Richmond Golf & Country Club: 9100 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V7A 1M5
In-Person Course

Open to any acupuncture practitioners or students. For in-person only attendees to our Celebration Day morning program a  *separate ticket* is required to attend this workshop.

Who is interested in learning or refining their freehand acupuncture technique?

Course Description: This 2-hour workshop will introduce or refine participants to freehand acupuncture needling technique! Participants will learn the key concepts and principles of freehand needling, including needle insertion, depth, angle, and manipulation. They will also learn how to apply this technique in a Balance System Acupuncture context.

$75.00 + tax CAD.

Eventbrite Registration Link: Freehand Acupuncture Needling Technique Workshop

*Workshop is right after for the keynote lecture from Dr. Yvonne Farrell, DAOM on “Channel-Theory: Your Life Embodied” (1.5 hours), the Tan Academy Cohorts graduations and lunch social! To register and attend the Tan Balance Celebration Day morning programming, click here.

Eight Extra Channels and Vessels mentorship Module 5: The Four Seas

April 26, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC
In-Person Course | Mentorship

Eight Extra Channels and Vessels mentorship with Dr. Yvonne Farrell. Strategies for treating psycho-emotional pain and surviving adversity. The Eight Extraordinary Vessels (8EV) Seas Transporters with Luos, Sinews, Divergents and Earth school. Held in-person only.

Cohort 1 Module 5: The Four Seas

 

Balance System Acupuncture Foundations: Levels 1+2 Single+Multiple Systems Balance

May 31, 2024 - June 2, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC
In-Person Course

The Foundations of Balance Acupuncture in a combined three-day course of Levels 1+2 Single and Multiple Systems Balance Acupuncture with hands-on practice and feedback! In-person only in Vancouver, Canada.

Our only in-person BSA Foundations course in Canada this year! May 31 to June 2, 2024.

Register now! Early Bird rate of $748 + tax CAD ends April 26, 2024. Regular rate is $898 + tax CAD for the 3 day seminar. Course price include the required textbook The Foundations of Balance Acupuncture: A Clinical Reference Manual by Dr. Sonia F. Tan, DAOM.

Location is in Vancouver, BC at UBC Robson Square. Directions and parking info will be emailed out to participants minimum 14 days prior to the event.

In part one, learn the basic structures of Single Systems: Balance System Acupuncture Level I and the five main systems of Balance System Acupuncture, an evolution of the Balance Method. Students will learn the history of the Balance Method/System, the basis of each of the Five Systems, and the logical processes for determining the channels to acupuncture, including an easy-to-use format to outline the treatment plan. A detailed explanation of the Holography (Mirroring and Imaging Formats) will also be explained to assist participants in effective point selection. Dr. Tan will show how to use distal points in order to avoid aggravating the area of discomfort and will include demonstrations and hands-on practice. Particular attention will be paid to musculo-skeletal conditions in this introductory level.

Part two expands on the basic principles taught in the Single Systems: Balance System Acupuncture Level I. Part two will discuss treatment of functional and internal disorders and how to treat them with multiple systems of  Balance System Acupuncture. Students will expand on the knowledge from Level I (part 1), extending their clinical reach from musculoskeletal (MSK), orthopedics and pain, to treating internal medicine disorders, including the discussion of complicated cases that include both MSK pain and functional internal disorders. Advanced treatments will be discussed for use in clinic such as an Eight-Channel combo for women’s health and a Nine-Channel combo for digestive disorders. A Four-Channel combo will also be discussed as a treatment strategy to treat bronchial disorders, cardiology symptoms, digestive disorders and urogenital diseases. Practitioners will understand how to approach complicated cases involving multiple channels in clinical practice, have hands-on practice with newly introduced acupoints and techniques and have feedback from the teaching team.

Prerequisite: A license to practice Acupuncture*
*Any health care practitioner who is legally able to practise Acupuncture in their jurisdiction, with a minimum 250 hours
 of Acupuncture and foundational training. Acupuncture students that have completed Year 2/knowledge of all channel flow and acupoint location and needling.
Required textbook (included in the course fee):
Tan, S.F. (202). The Foundations of Balance Acupuncture – Clinical Reference Manual. Vancouver: Sonia F. Tan Inc.
WITHDRAWAL POLICY: For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $100 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course, and after the course begins.

Steps to Register

Our new registration system now streamlines the process for students to see and register for all available TAB courses, make deposits, early-bird, and pay-as-you-go payments directly, and see course outlines and schedules all from our central www.tanbalance.com!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Click Here to Register for a TAB Student Account.
  • You can then access the TAB Student Access page and see all available Courses in the TAB Store.
  • Select and register for “Balance System Acupuncture Foundations (Levels 1+2): Single + Multiple Systems – Live & In Person.

Optional certification test August 25, 2024, to qualify for as a Certified in BSA Foundations, the Certificate stream, and entry into the BSA Certificate program September 2024.

 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $100 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course, and after the course begins.

Certified Chinese Astrology Practitioner – Level 4: Depth

June 15, 2024 - June 16, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC
Certificate Program | In-Person Course | Live Webinar | Mentorship

Certified Chinese Astrology Practitioner mentorship with Dr. Sonia F. Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP.

Cohort 1 – Level 4: Depth.

Imaging making sense of the cycles of the Chinese solar, lunar calendar & constitutional energy and how to live in harmony with it. Ready to put on a life-long lens of understanding people and the life trajectories? Interested in learning how to apply this to Chinese medicine and Feng Shui? You’ve asked, you’ve waited, and now Dr. Sonia F. Tan is ready to deliver.

This is a Certificate program over 2.5 to 3 years. You will be learning how to manage the karmic energy of a person’s constitution; hence it is very important you learn how to be both competent, and mindful in how you treat this knowledge. This method of teaching is how Dr. Sonia F. Tan has chosen to ensure the highest integrity for everyone.

Hybrid learning with both in-person and online options.

Registration is closed. Cohort 2 will begin 2026. Applications due 2025. Email hello(at)tanbalance.com for more information.

 

Education in the Balance of the Three Essences of Life

Mind
Heaven

Chinese Astrology

Body
Humankind

Balance System Acupuncture, Channel Theory and Chinese Medicine

Spirit
Earth

Feng Shui

Doctors in ancient China were educated and practiced in all the Three Essences of Life in order to create whole life balance for a person. Dr. Sonia F. Tan DAOM, R.Ac., R.TCM.P. follows in these footsteps of her family and teachers, and the lineage of the original way of health care.

"You can't stop the waves but you can learn how to surf"

John Kabat-Zinn

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