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The Alchemy Learning Center

An educational community promoting Alchemy and Self-Cultivation as a path to a more fulfilling authentic life

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If you would like to explore your own personal Alchemy, we offer Alchemy Private Sessions or Alchemical Life Strategy Sessions with Leta or Jaye. We can also arrange a private session with our MAP network of practitioners around the world. These can be in-person or virtual (telemedicine).

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Earn CEUs and learn directly from Leta Herman in an easy and fun format.
Apprenticeship Programs
CEU Courses
Chinese Medicine
Five Elements
Gua Sha and Cupping
Nine Palaces
Qi Moving Exercises

How to love a Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, or Water person

2.5 NCCAOM PDAS, 2.5 California Acupuncture Board CEUs, & ​2.5 NCBTMB CE Hours

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Join the Alchemy Learning Center and get free access to the PodList, Connecting Your Circle book, and Advanced Five Element Webinar!

Season 7 is here!

Embrace the magic of the mystery of your life. Take a journey with Leta and Jaye through the Five Elements with Season 7 of the Inspired Action Podcast. This season is about diving deeper into the energetics of the Five Elements and YOU!

Our Immersive Program

Master Alchemy Program

For Healers and Self-Cultivators

Next start date: September 2024

Long-Distance Learning:

Join Jaye and Leta on this magical quest along with the healers and practitioners in the Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program. This year-long virtual program is aimed to begin, refresh, and reset your journey of self-exploration and engagement in life and your healing practice if you are a practitioner. 

The Master Alchemy Program series is the Virtual classroom (lectures, guided exercises, and online classes) portion for our Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program. This program is for those who cannot do the in-person portion of the program (due to location or time/resources) at this time. This program focuses on the fundamental building blocks for becoming an Alchemical Healer. 

For Healers, Practitioners, Self-Cultivators, Coaches, Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, Managers, Actors, Mentors, or anyone who is curious and may want learn about the Ghost Points and the Nine Stages of Alchemy.

Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program

For Healers and Practitioners

Next start date: September 2024

Long-Distance Learning plus Clinical In-Person Supervision:

Many of us chose the path of the healer with the goal of helping others while striving to find a path we love. However, as with any career, the mundane-ness of the daily routine can set in after the newness is over.

If you know that there’s more potential inside you as a Healer, you have the potential to go deeper into the Mystery of Life both personally and then with clients.

Alchemy is a continual changing and growing journey that eliminates the boredom and the mundane in our lives. If you are seeking more… Practicing Alchemy could be of interest for you.

The Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program will not only transform you as a Healer, but as a Human as well. This program will help you foster and guide your personal journey towards your own radical transformation. This unique apprenticeship will teach not only the theory, but the practical hands-on training as well as personal self cultivation, self exploration, facing and letting go of past traumas, and so much more…


AUDIOBOOK now available on Audible and iTunes!

Leta Herman & Jaye McElroy's Through the Mystery Gate

Alchemy Retreats

Our 2024 Alchemy Retreat in Northampton, MA...


Connecting Your Circle

Through The Mystery Gate

The BIG "Little" Gua Sha Book

The Energy of Love

Healing Anxiety

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to all of your questions about alchemy and our work here.
All illness comes from wanting things to last forever. Historically, Chinese Medicine’s purpose is to heal our spirits. We know things can’t last forever, but it’s human nature to wish things could or that we could go back in time and do it over again. We wish for permanence in life, but the only constant in life is the idea of change. The Alchemical Healer isn’t doing the healing, but rather is acting as the medium or the intermediary by which something comes through them, and through them, they serve as a vehicle of the healing process. 
Alchemy can mean many things to many different people. But the Chinese Daoist masters believed that people are like gold—that their spirits can never tarnish and disintegrate like other base metals, such as silver or lead. Even though most people believe we will eventually grow old, decrepit, and die, these Chinese masters believed humans could even become physically immortal! Alchemy helps our minds embrace the comforting idea that we are something greater than our physical beings—something that has an ever-changing, but permanent nature.

“Alchemy can take you on a journey of self-cultivation with the goal of helping you truly fly in your life and live your full potential.”

The Nine Stages of Alchemy is a map created by the ancient Chinese Alchemists. The stages are a set of directions… telling you to go left here, right here, etc. I learned them from Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest, and then practiced them on myself and with others for many years in my clinic.

The Nine Stages as a spiritual evolution roadmap to a destination with specific directions that say… “Turn right here. Turn left here.” It’s not the only way to get to the destination, but it works. It’s a proven way to get there. The ancient Chinese Alchemists put out all the signposts for us, so why not follow those signs instead of create our own? Buddha created his own path. And that’s fine. It’s not easy or everyone would have done it by now. But if Buddha did it, anyone can theoretically do it that way. However, we like the signposts. We like a little linearity. “First do this. Then next do this. Third do this.” These steps can be done in any order theoretically, but in this particular order, everything goes very smoothly. The Stages of Alchemy have changed our lives completely. It’s hard to explain without describing the whole process, but it’s an evolutionary process. It asks you to walk through doors fearlessly—doors that open up new worlds to you, but are difficult to explain or describe to anyone.

Leta Herman and Jaye McElroy, authors of the new book, Through the Mystery Gate, created the Alchemy Learning Center as an educational community space for people to discover the tools for personal Alchemical transformation and growth… and to have a little fun along the way!

The Alchemy Learning Center is dedicated to learning ancient wisdom for modern times with the desire to empower, inform, and motivate people toward the path of living authentically.

We focus on living an authentic and true-to-self life from the understandings of the ancient Chinese Five Elements and the secrets of Internal Alchemy.

We’ve created the Alchemy Learning Center to teach others how we’ve done it and how they can do it too.

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