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Choosing the Path of the Alchemist (MAP)

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Alchemy Mentorship and Apprenticeship

For Acupuncturists, Healers, Therapists, and Self-Cultivators

Now open for Enrollment! Classes start September 2023
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Master Alchemy Program

with Leta Herman and Jaye McElroy

Alchemy is a fundamental aspect of early Chinese Medicine.

To be an Alchemist requires a new paradigm for healing and for life…

One that leaves the idea of “illness” and being the “healer/helper” behind and enters the realm of each being’s realization of their full potential and perfection.

Alchemical treatments are a roadmap of cultivation techniques that can be applied by modern Chinese Medicine practitioners and Energy Healers with people who believe themselves to be either ill or well.

Through the Alchemical self-cultivation approach to working with points, energy treatments, and meditations for each Alchemical stage, you can discover how to walk your true road in life.

In addition to your own self-cultivation, if you choose to become an Alchemical Healer, YOU will take on a new role as facilitator for each person who intersects with your path.

When Can I Begin
Learning Alchemy?

The next start date is

October 18, 2023

Leta’s introduction to the program.

"You’re not seeing yourself as the person who is doing the healing, but rather as the medium or the intermediary by which something comes through you, and through you, you’re serving as a vehicle of the healing process."

- Master Jeffrey Yuen

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.
Are you finding yourself pondering the question:

Is there more to life than this?

You know that there’s more potential inside you as a Healer or Self-Cultivator.

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…

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.

Who is this Program for?

The Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program is suitable for:

  • Chinese Medicine Practitioners (such as acupuncturists, acupressurists, medical qi gong practitioners, etc.)
  • Energy healers (such as  Reiki, Craniosacral, etc.)
  • Mental Health Therapists (such as Psychotherapists, Life coaches, etc.)
  • Self-cultivators (meditators, seekers, etc.)

If you are seeking to integrate ancient Alchemical Healing Treatments into your current healing practice and your life, this is for you.

Alchemy is truly a personal journey. But it helps to take that journey in a supportive community and learn from those who are maybe a little further along this path. 

Our Approach

The Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program is a 1-3 year learning program with Leta Herman & Jaye McElroy that provides the fundamental skills to embark upon your Alchemical Practitioner journey. 

This apprenticeship builds on the years of wisdom of its teachers in a way that can speed up your learning process. Our students accomplish in a few years what took us 10 to 20 years to accomplish. Our approach is effective… We take the theories of Alchemy and apply it to practical clinical work so you can step out on this path boldly and confidently. Some students like a more fast track approach while some of our other students love to take their time and let the material soak into their consciousness on a deeper level. And still other students love the personal Alchemical journey for themselves, as they have many past traumas that have been holding them back and are loving the new found freedom from their own Alchemical treatments and self-cultivation practices.

We are flexible and patient. Whatever timeline and pace you choose to take, we believe it is for you to decide on your own path. We are just the guides – it is your journey to take.

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The Three Levels

Level One Certification: Embarking on Your Journey

  • Begin with online classes about Alchemical Healing, the Five Elements, the Nine Palaces, and the Ghost Points

  • Receive your Ghost Points treatment and start your monthly Nine Stages of Alchemy treatments

  • When you are ready, receive your Alchemical Life Strategy Sessions

  • Observe Ghost Point treatments in person

  • Once you’ve completed your supervision, begin treating on your own (with post-clinical supervision)​

Level Two Certification: The Practitioner's Journey

  • Continue with your cohort for 2-3 Sessions a month, which will cover the Nine Heart Pains and IDs/EDs Treatments, plus Stages Three and Four of  Alchemy 

  • Receive your Heart Pains treatment, your monthly Nine Stages of Alchemy treatments and Life Strategy sessions

  • Observe Heart Pains and/or IDs/EDs  treatments 

  • Do your Heart Pains and/or IDs/EDs supervised treatments (when you are ready)

  • Once you’ve completed your supervision, begin treating on your own (with post-clinical supervision)

Level Three:
Advancing Forward

  • Continue 2-3 Cohort Sessions a month, which will cover IDs and EDs (Gui Possession, the Starry Sky Treatment, plus the remaining 9 Stages of Alchemy

  • Receive your Starry Sky Points treatment

  • Observe IDs/EDs and Starry Sky treatments

  • Do your supervised treatments (when you are ready)

  • Once you’ve completed your supervision, begin treating on your own (with post-clinical supervision)

Level One (First Year): Two Tracks

Level One (our first year together) focuses on understanding the transformational principles and theories that serve as the foundation in Alchemical Healing. This unique Alchemical Healing system of transformation provides practitioners with practical yet expansive skills and applicable resources to effectively provide Alchemical Healing and transformational sessions. This intensive and transformational program can be both theoretical and clinical.

Master Alchemy Apprenticeship
(In-Person/Remote Hybrid)

Clinical Certification

☯️ In-Person Learning:

We recognize the richness and power of in-person learning, especially for the depth of these Alchemical healing techniques. As such, all apprentices, in addition to our Wu Wei Wednesday Zoom Sessions, apprentices come to learn in person at pre-scheduled retreats or independent visits the Alchemy Healing Clinic for a day, weekend, or even a week at a time. 

These in-person clinic learning sessions make it possible for you to get your observation and supervised trainings in with maximum flexibility depending on your location. Apprentices who live in the United States, can spread their in-person trainings out and come when it is convenient for in-person learning. Apprentices who live far away from our clinic can come for extended stays and do the bulk of their trainings at once. We have 2 international airports within 2 hours of us — Boston (2 hours) & Hartford/Bradley (45 mins).

This program is designed to provide the mentorship that is so helpful in learning this level of work. This is about having the assurance of someone who has been doing this work for many years being by your side while you embark on your journey.

All clinical and in-person treatment & training sessions will require observation of strict safety protocols for the State of Massachusetts, including in some cases getting tested for COVID for in-person events. These requirements vary depending on the current status of our state’s laws. We will provide each student with a detailed list of protocols and requirements. As the state of COVID and world travel continues to improve, we will continue to gather multi-year students together for in-person healing retreats and clinicals. Retreats are announced in advanced and not part of the tuition.

"Your confidence and learning curve will develop faster than you can imagine with the apprenticeship and the support of the community behind you. Together we can and will move forward and grow as Alchemical Healers. It truly can be a transformational, positive, and self-loving way to learn Alchemy."

☯️ Year One Certification includes:

  • Completion of Online all MAP online classes (listed in the right column)
  • Live (Remote) Wu Wei Wednesday Zoom Classes (with Replay) (listed in the right column)
  • Your Ghost Points treatment and monthly Nine Stages of Alchemy treatments
  • Your Alchemical Life Strategy Session
  • In-Person observation (2 clinical days included) and supervision of your treatments (2 supervised treatments included)
  • Treatments on your own (with post-clinical supervision)
  • Final review of all material and certification

Upon successful completion of all the requirements for each level, students will receive an Alchemical Practitioner Certification for their completed level (Certified Alchemical Healing Practitioner). Graduates of the program will be permitted to list their services using the Alchemy Certification Program logo(s) on their own website and marketing materials. Active Certified Practitioners may also be listed for client referral on the official Alchemy Learning Center Certification Program website under the category of Certified Practitioners.

Master Alchemy Program
(Remote)

Self-Cultivation

☯️ Long Distance Learning:

This program has been redesigned to take into account our disparate locations from around the globe. Since the pandemic, we all have to had to adapt to a new world “normal’, and we will continue to make adaptations to offer this work for many who couldn’t access it before. Flexibility is key. We are embracing as much of technology as we can to further help guide healers to continue their Alchemy practice.

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 of Alchemy for your own self-cultivation as a healer or a human. This part of the program does not include supervision and certification, however, if you wish at a later time to incorporate Alchemy into your practice, you can fulfill the requirements of the MAAP program at a later time using a “Pay-As-You-Go” format.

☯️ The MAP (Remote) program includes:

Alchemy Learning Center Online Classes:

☯️ Live "Wu Wei Wednesdays" Zoom Classes (with Replay):

Weekly Meditations and Live Discussions with an amazing cohort of Alchemists supporting each other (friends for life)

Tentative Schedule (see below) – Based on Availability of Cohort Members
Noon to 2:00 Wednesdays (Eastern Time/USA)
Starts in September 2023

☯️ Invitation to Join Your Cohort for Retreats and Special Clinical Events

You will be considered part of the family in every way. We respect your individual need to participate on whatever level you need or want but encourage you to join the others as much as you’d like.

☯️ Opportunities to receive discounted treatments and clinical observation days

This work is best when you can receive your own individual treatments. We encourage you to do so with the teachers or with other apprentices who have completed this part of the program. We also invite you to attend clinical observation days along with your cohort.

Tentative Wu Wei Wednesday Zoom Schedule:

Our Zoom classes are very interactive. Because all our apprentices come to our Zoom sessions having already taken our lecture-style online classes, which are rich with so much content, our live Zoom sessions become very high-level discussions. We also do meditations about each of the acu-points in the Ghost Points treatments and Stages of Alchemy. These meditations become a group experience, where we all learn from each other sharing our experiences and discovering other vantage points, especially those of very different Elemental types. As the year progresses, our cohort also begins to develop closer relationships and we really learn as a community together (including your teachers!). It’s a very supportive, caring, and nurturing atmosphere – even for those who don’t have those characteristics in their Elemental stack-up!

  • October 18th – Intro to the program, meet and greet, meditation – Who Am I?
  • October 25th – Playing with your Five Elements and Talking the Walk
  • November 8 – Entering the Mystery Gate and What do You really want (with meditations)
  • November 15 – Intro to Ghost Points: What’s Holding You Back?
  • November 29 – First Trinity, The Door to You: Ghost Palace Discussion and Meditation
  • December 6 – Trust with a Capital T, Ghost Convincing and Ghost Eyes: How you see the World
  • December 13 – Aligning Your Heart with What You Really Want – Stage One of Alchemy
  • January 3 – Stage One Alchemy Treatments – Rebellious Qi and Communing with Your Higher Self
  • January 10 – Overview of Treatments / Second Trinity of Ghost Points
  • January 17 – Ghost Points Second Trinity
  • February 7 – Ghost Points Third Trinity
  • February 21 – Ghost Points Fourth Trinity
  • March 6 – Fourth Trinity / Final Point
  • March 13 – Ghost Points in Practice, Gui Treatments
  • March 27 – Ghost Points Review
  • April 3 – Cohort Check-In
  • April 17 – Stage Two – Creating your Alchemical Cauldron
  • May 15 – Stage Two – the Best Protection is No Protection
  • May 22 – Clinical Review
  • June 5 – Daoist Numerology
  • June 19 – Seven Stages of Awareness
  • July 10 – Alchemical Practitioner Journey
  • July 17 – Removing Obstacles – Nine Palaces and Alchemical Coaching
  • Aug 7 – Removing Obstacles – Nine Palaces and Alchemical Coaching
  • Aug 14 – Treatment Discussions
  • Sept 4 – Next Steps

Join us for our upcoming Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program (Level One/Year One)

Get ready to live your life’s purpose, fulfill your potential and help others do the same. The Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program is open for enrollment. Join us.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
October 7th (or until class is full)

CLASSES START:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

This program has an application process. 

Step One: Click below, complete the form

Step Two: Let’s talk! We will set up a Zoom call to discuss your plan.

NOTE: If needed, we can tailor your program based on your personal path. Let’s discuss! If you have financial challenges, we can try to find creative solutions. Please let us know.

Join us for our upcoming Master Alchemy
Program (Level One/Year one)

Get ready to live your life’s purpose, fulfill your potential and help others do the same. The Master Alchemy Program is open for enrollment. Join us.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
October 7th (or until class is full)

CLASSES START:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

This program has an application process. 

Step One: Click below, complete the form

Step Two: Let’s talk! We will set up a Zoom call to discuss your plan.

NOTE: If needed, we can tailor your program based on your personal path. Let’s discuss! If you have financial challenges, we can try to find creative solutions. Please let us know.

"This Alchemical path is one of the fastest personal growth journeys that you can embark on. By helping others transform on a daily basis, you go through your own deep and radical transformations as well."

"Can you provide something that can deeply transform your clients' lives while going through your own transformational process? Yes, you can!"

Master Alchemy Apprenticeship Program

In this program, we will share many of the beautiful teachings passed down from
Master Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist Priest.

In ancient times, some very wise human beings observed the nature of life and the natural human responses to it. Instead of trying to teach humans how to deal with the choppy waters of life without a rudder, sail, or oars, they decided to raise the bar! They wanted more, asked more, needed more—and they sought knowledge, rather than material items. These ancient Alchemists discovered a way to navigate the tumultuous waters in their lives and set sail to a particular destination of their choice.

They set out to become what the Chinese called a “realized human being” or what’s known as a “Zhen Ren” in Chinese. They were the wizards and magicians who cracked the code on how to transcend the life of an “average human being.” We think it is truly a road worth taking.

Alchemy is mastery of your own life. It’s not easy to achieve, but anyone can achieve it.

The Eight Immortals of antiquity in China are considered to represent all the types of people in the world. In today’s language, the Eight consisted of a healthy young man, an elderly man, a woman, a wealthy man, an under-privileged, gender non-conforming person, a handsome prince, a creative artist, and a man with a disability. The diversity of the group is meant to show us that anyone, at any point in their lives, can start their journey and achieve mastery in their own lives.

You can be on your deathbed taking your last breath or recently born and taking your first breath and still discover the meaning of Alchemy.

You just need the tools, the awareness, and some guidance—though that guidance could certainly come from within you.

Alchemy came to us through the guidance of many teachers and life experiences, but our true inspiration to learn more about Alchemy came from Master Jeffrey Yuen and his vast knowledge of ancient Alchemy. We think of the Nine Stages of Alchemy as a roadmap that can guide us with specific directions that say now turn right here, and make a left there. It’s not the only way to get to our destination; in fact, anyone could invent their own Alchemical road map. However, we believe that a group of very wise people created a wonderful map for us a very long time ago—so why not follow the stepping stones they laid out for us to follow? It’s just one way to get there. The ancient Alchemists did it, and they surely wanted us to give it a try.

What You Receive in the Apprenticeship Program

Who am I?

When we are looking outside ourselves for the answer to the Who Am I question instead of finding inspiration from within, then it becomes about who you are not. You may ask, "Why can't I be like that artist that painted that beautiful painting or why can't I be like that athlete who won Olympic gold?" These are questions that require deep contemplation.

This is about asking yourself better questions.

About Your Guides

Leta Herman is an Alchemical Healer, Chinese Medicine teacher, Podcast host of the Inspired Action Podcast, as well as author of Through the Mystery Gate, The Energy of Love, Connecting Your Circle, and The BIG “Little” Gua Sha Book. She is the co-founder of the Alchemy Healing Center, a very active Chinese Medicine clinic in Northampton, MA dedicated to helping clients find their true potential through Alchemical transformation. She is the driving force behind the new Alchemy Learning Center, offering online classes and live events related to The Five Elements, The Nine Palaces, and Alchemy.

She has immersed herself in the philosophies of Daoism, Alchemical Healing, and Chinese Medicine for over twenty years. She is a long-time student of Master Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest and Chinese Medicine master. She is also a graduate of Eliot Cowan’s Plant Spirit Medicine studies program and has studied intensively with well-known teachers and former students of J.R. Worsley, who brought Five Element Acupuncture to the West in the 1960s.

Jaye McElroy is an Alchemical Life Strategist, Podcast host of the Inspired Action Podcast, as well as author of Through the Mystery Gate, The Energy of Love, Connecting Your Circle, and The BIG “Little” Gua Sha Book. She is the co-founder of the Alchemy Healing Center, a very active Chinese Medicine clinic in Northampton, MA dedicated to helping clients find their true potential through Alchemical transformation. She is a co-founder of the new Alchemy Learning Center, offering online classes and live events related to The Five Elements, The Nine Palaces, and Alchemy.

McElroy combines her career in business, writing, and creative arts with Alchemy and the Five Elements to help people manifest their true potential in life. She considers herself a humble student of life, love, and laughter.

Master Alchemy Program
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More About Your Teachers

The Alchemy Healing Center

Healing in modern day society is focused on getting rid of symptoms as quickly as possible. The Alchemy Healing Center in Northampton MA, founded by Leta Herman and Jaye McElroy, is focused on cultivating your true potential while healing the source of the problem, whether it is emotional or physical.

Leta & Jaye's New Book

Order Leta Herman & Jaye McElroy’s new Alchemy book!

Enter the Mystery Gate of Daoist Alchemy and discover how to remove the obstacles in your way, embrace the magic of all that is, and learn to fly in your life.

Upcoming Live Events

Join us for a number of online and in-person events!

Our events cover everything from livestream classes on Alchemy and Chinese Medicine, Self-cultivation Quests, the Apprenticeship Program, and yearly Alchemical retreats.

The Podcast

Season 5 is here!

Embrace the magic of the mystery of your life. Take a journey with Leta and Jaye through the Mystery Gate with Season 5 of the Inspired Action Podcast. The first episode explores new beginnings and new directions.

A recent Master Alchemists Retreat!

Alchemy is the Road Less Traveled

If you’re attracted to Alchemy and to the ways it can transform your life, you must ultimately walk it alone. But we like to say you can have friends along the way, who will share the path with you. Many Alchemists retreated to the mountains in the old days, to practice in small groups. This is a tradition of living life differently than people do in mainstream modern culture. The focus is on self-cultivation. We’ve been practicing Alchemy for many years now. We are also lucky to have found and built a community of others who want to practice with us.

– Leta & Jaye

How to Use an Alchemical Approach to Create Deeper Levels of Transformation in Yourself and Your Clients

Interested in Becoming a Transformational Healer?

We put together a free webinar on how to use Alchemy to powerfully change your Healing practice and your life.

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Learning Alchemical Healing?

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September 2023

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