The Pulse of Balance – February 2024 Newsflash

Written by: Alex Lake

February 21, 2024

The Pulse of Balance

from the Tan Academy of Balance team!

This is your monthly pipeline newsflash!

Important updates on events and learning opportunities!


    • Tan Academy of Balance Celebration Day + Keynote Speaker Dr. Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, LAc lecture (1.5hrs CEU) – morning Apr 20/24
    • Freehand Acupuncture Needling Workshop (2hrs CEU) – afternoon Apr 20/24
    • Upcoming Live IN-PERSON ONLY Balance System Acupuncture (BSA) Levels 1+2 Foundations seminar in Vancouver, BC – May 31-Jun 2/24
      • Early bird rate ends Apr 26/24!

See you online, in-person, or in the Tan Balance Hub,

We hope to see you soon! 
Alex, Tan Shifu and the Tan Academy of Balance Team

Tan Academy of Balance (TAB)
Celebration Day
CEU Lecture from Keynote Speaker Dr. Yvonne Farrell & TAB Networking Lunch Social

Join us on April 20/2024 between 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Pacific Time for an exciting day of celebration and learning with hybrid options to attend in-person in Richmond, BC or to stream in online!

Full Celebration Day Agenda

9:00a.m. – 9:30a.m. Pacific Time Celebration 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, Network & Lunch provided (for in-person attendees)

1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. Pacific Time*Separate Ticket Required* Freehand Acupuncture Needling Technique Workshop (In-Person only, 2 hours CEU)

– For more information, click HERE.


To join us in-person or online for our Celebration Day:

$8.99 + tax to attend, including CEU lecture and provided lunch. Special coupons provided for Tan Balance Hub members (see Members Activity Wall) and Tan Academy of Balance student alumni

Freehand Acupuncture Needling Technique Workshop (2 hours CEU)
*In-person only* 

April 20/2024 – 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. Pacific Time

$75 + tax CAD

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. 


Are you 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.

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 join us in-person for our Freehand Needling workshop:

Questions? Email us at

In-Person BSA Foundations (Levels 1+2) Seminars

May 31-June 2, 2024
Vancouver, Canada

To attend in Vancouver, Canada!

 *Early Bird rate of $748 + tax ends Apr 26, 2024!*
Regular rate is $898 + tax for the 3 day seminar.

Textbook included in the course fee:  Tan, S.F. (202). The Foundations of Balance Acupuncture – Clinical Reference Manual. Vancouver: Sonia F. Tan Inc.

Click here for more info.

Questions? Email us at


Already taken BSA Foundations Level 1+2 via webinar and
want to attend a Live & In-Person seminar?

Gain practical feedback and complete evaluations, ask your questions live, and receive the most updated versions of BSA Foundations lectures!

For previous BSA Foundations students, contact to inquire about an audit price to attend in-person to gain practical feedback, evaluations, and gain the benefits of hearing the most updated version of Foundations lectures!

Tan Balance Hub Member Tips & Reminders! 

Attention all Tan Balance Hub members!

Our app and online community work best with regular checking into the app!

We love seeing the activity wall light up with member case studies, comments, and shares and encourage even more to keep the community feeling close and supportive

We encourage members to make it a habit to check into the app 3-4 times a month. This will help to avoid app glitches that cause notifications to stop alerting members about new posts, events, and direct messages. 

Continued Learning Resources

         Recorded Webinars


Net of Knowledge: Dr. Sonia F. Tan

BSA levels
1, 2, 3 & 4

Astrology &
Feng Shui
introductions and prerequisites

Course-only & CE Options Available

AcuPro Academy

Whole-Body Scalp Holography Acupuncture

Tan Academy of Balance Books

Dr. Sonia Tan authored this book as a reference textbook for BSA Levels 1+2: Single + Multiple Balance. It is an essential clinical reference.

Available in English & International French!

Join the Hub!

Find a Practitioner

Access the free section of info including TAB Teaches (quick tips & insights) or dive deeper to the Members side → Learning Lab recordings, community support of like-minded practitioners, direct communication with Tan Shifu & the TAs, your practice listing on our website, and more!

Find a Practitioner!
 Find trained or certified practitioners in your area.

~ Inspiring Confidence ~ Creating Balance ~ Motivating Evolution ~

Alex Lake
Author: Alex Lake

Administrator & Registrar

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