Program Outlines

With a passion and focus on Mentorships, Certifications, small Cohort communities, the Tan Academy of Balance is a Channel Theory and San Cai (Three Essences) private Chinese Medicine and Metaphysics school based in Vancouver, Canada. 

We offer in-person, online and hybrid learning. Classes are designed for those that have completed a minimum of 250 hours, and ideally at least 3 years of Chinese medicine and Acupuncture training. 

Most programs have a Certificate option for those that wish to have feedback for their proficiency, improved growth in skill levels and enhanced confidence. We recommend this path for one’s evolution and enlightenment.

Balance System Acupuncture (BSA)

Balance System Acupuncture, an evolution of Balance Method, is a style of acupuncture known for its instant results! Click below to see Ways and Streams to Learn Balance System Acupuncture.

Certificate BSA Program

The program takes the content of the Balance Method as taught by Dr. Richard Teh-fu Tan to Dr. Sonia F. Tan, and incorporates her experience as an academic teacher and clinician of the Balance System Acupuncture aka the Balance Method. Case work, feedback mechanisms, adjunct topics, and support are enhanced in this Certification Mentorship stream.

Eight Extra Channels and Vessels

Learn deeper and more robust channel theory knowledge by learning greater layers and refinement of the diagnostics and treatment methods of the Extra Channels and Vessels. As taught through the Jeffrey Yuen –> Yvonne Farrell lineage.

Certified Chinese Astrology Practitioner

Chinese Calendar Constitution Diagnosis aka Chinese Astrology. Put on a new lens of life and empowerment! Understand constitutional energy and life balance with Ba Zi / Four Pillars of Destiny and Zi Wei Dou Shu styles of determining energetic constitution, trajectory and remedies. Understand ways to incorporate that into Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and how to enhance balance in one’s life.

Certified Feng Shui Practitioner

Classical Feng Shui Certified Practitioner Mentorship coming in 2026. Levels 1 to 3 of Chinese Astrology required.

More information coming soon.

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

John Kabat-Zinn

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