New YEAR, New YOU!
Alchemical Life Strategist Quest - 2022
Are you ready to embrace transformation in your life?

For Self-Cultivators, Coaches, Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, Managers, Actors, Mentors, or anyone who is curious and may want to pursue an Alchemical Life Strategist Practice.
This Program begins a journey to becoming a successful Alchemical Life Strategist in your own life FIRST.

  • Does life feel like enough for you?
  • Do you want to help others by helping yourself first?
  • ​Do you want to learn how to more strategically communicate?
  • ​Are you seeking internal growth or are you just constantly reacting to what is around you externally?
  • ​Do you feel like this is your time for transformation? 
  • ​Do you want to make better decisions by asking better questions?

This is an active, I-Am-Ready-to-Do-the-Work, life-changing, identity-shifting, permission-to-be-yourself kind of program. We have many components that we will share and teach with you. 

If you feel like this is YOUR time for YOU, and You are ready to free yourself from the chains, barriers, and boxes that you live in (or help your clients fly in their lives)... then let's - walk this walk- together.

We've designed a program that is just two hours a week to discover how to commit to yourself to put yourself first on a daily basis.

The key to happiness is learning to put yourself first, authentically.

This six-month guided Quest aims to begin, refresh, and reset your journey of self-exploration and engagement in life.

Alchemy is the transformational process of becoming a realized human being - the wizard and creator of your own life. It's the process of finding your own rudder and your own sail and even creating your own breeze to sail on, so that you are no longer a victim of life's randomness.

- Leta Herman & Jaye McElroy

  • Learn directly from Leta Herman & Jaye McElroy
  • Begin the journey to become a wizard in your own life
  • ​Revitalize your daily self-cultivation routine
  • ​Rediscover a sense of purpose and gratitude for life
  • ​Accept and love yourself unconditionally
  • ​Have the confidence to take inspired action
  •  Explore a deeper level of the Five  Elements, The 9 Palaces of the Heart, Alchemy and more...
  • ​Create more balance in your life
  • ​Use Alchemical Meditations to empower your progress
  • ​Practice the stages of Alchemy as a roadmap for your journey
How have you changed since March of 2020?
Even as the pandemic's restrictions on our lifestyles begin to fade away, none of us are the same as before March of 2020. We now see life through new eyes. This moment in time is a tremendous opportunity that many of us have never had in our lifetime.

In one way or another we have all been forced to confront a certain level of grieving and letting go in our lives. The winds of change have blown and have rocked us to our core.

After an extended time in isolation, in quarantine, in fear, or in reflection... we have experienced a rebirth.

What do we do with this new life we have been handed?

This profound change has loosened us up for something bigger. 

We all have a question to ask ourselves in this moment:

"Am I ready to grasp this rare opportunity and make real, lasting change in my life?"

Beginning in September of 2022 we will be beginning a new Alchemy journey. We want to invite you to come with us on a six-month Alchemical Quest.

This Quest is a culmination of all of our work in the Five Elements, the Nine Palaces of the Heart, and Alchemy (and more); put onto a guided path that you will walk with us and the other members of our community.

Its mission is to bring you a deeper sense of purpose, passion and happiness that you can apply in your life and/or career. Alchemical Life Strategy is one way that you can more proactively remove the obstacles to making the changes you want to make in your life. 

"This Alchemical Quest is unlike anything you have ever imagined... it is a one-of-a-kind, life-changing, energetic, jump-out-of-bed-in-the-morning journey to the center of YOU. You will open (and use) your mind, body, spirit, and heart -- finding the balance, meaning, and purpose you have always craved and desired."

                                                                - Jaye McElroy

How to Begin the Guided Quest? 

  • ​​​Apply for the Master Alchemy Quest 2022.
  • ​Fill out the questionnaire
  • ​Once accepted, begin your prerequisite online classes
  • ​Start your guided learning experience each week with Leta & Jaye and your community podlings (cohorts)​
  • ​Step out on your road to becoming an Alchemical Life Strategist

In this online Quest, 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.

Are You Ready to Become an Alchemist in Your Own Life?
If You Are Seeking More...

  • Spirituality in your life
  • ​Meaning in your life​
  • Direction in your life
  • Freedom in your life
  • Balance in your life
  • Happiness in your life

...and you are willing to take some time to really do the work in your own life first,
then this Master Alchemy Quest 2022 was created just for you.

Our most 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

Begin, refresh, or reset

This six-month Quest is a journey with many different ways of engaging and exploring yourself and how you communicate and understand others...

You will learn how to Ask yourself the questions that really matter... What do you truly want? Are you truly in alignment with what you think you want? Do you believe you can get what you want? Can you get what you want easily or do you think you have to work really hard at it? Can you commune with your higher self? Learn how to create a self-cultivation path for yourself... 

When we feel fear, it's nice to have someone to "hold your hand in the dark." We will walk this walk together as a group for the entire 6 months.

This program is the start of your journey in Alchemical Life Strategy either for yourself or as a life coach, working with others. It's a special time to focus on your own current journey and path to authenticity- that could lead to those paths. 

Once you master your personal freedom, you can then bring your clarity and wisdom to every aspect of your life.  All 9 Palaces of the Heart.

Quest Details

Start Date: September, 2022

  • Livestream Classroom online sessions with Jaye and Leta  (2-3 sessions per month)
  • ​January 12 & 26
  • ​February 2 & 16
  • ​March 2 & 23
  • ​April 6 & 20
  • ​May 11 & 18
  • ​June 8
  • Livestream Classroom online sessions with Jaye and Leta  (2-3 sessions per month)
  • ​100 day journaling challenge within the 6 month Quest
  • ​Weekly exercises and meditations
  • ​Access to the alchemical library of meditations, online classes, and books from the Alchemy Learning Center
  • ​Discounts on virtual or in-person optional Alchemy treatments or Strategy sessions
  • Access to the following online prerequisite classes:
  • ​Understanding the Five Elements
  • ​​Understanding the Nine Palaces
  • ​Releasing Chaotic Energy
  • ​Intro to Alchemy
You have to understand who you are before you can shed who you are.
- Master Jeffrey Yuen

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.

Live Life To The Fullest

  • A fulfilling career that aligns with your authentic self
  • ​​A romantic partner you're passionate about
  • Vibrant health so you can partake in the activities you love
  • ​​Abundant wealth to have what you truly want in this life
  • ​Adventure through Travel to understand the global perspective
  • ​Accessing your Creative life force and putting that out into the world
  • ​Garnering Wisdom that brings a sense of knowing
  • ​Encouraging your feeling of Prosperity to help others
  • ​Coming back to Home with a capital H - your spiritual Home

Alchemy Makes Everything Better

Alchemical Transformation is one of the most authentic, radical, and clearest pathways to make positive changes in all of The 9 Palaces in your life










"When your Heart applies itself, you'll discover your true Intent and your true Passion. Only then will all beings be at your service to aide you on your life's journey. You can find your deep, inner knowing, and this is where the secret to flying in your life springs from."

- Leta Herman

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, and Stone Medicine.

Jaye 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. 
She has studied (and travelled the world) with Master Yuen since 2011 with much joy and grattitude. 


How will I access the content?
This quest is through an online member page in the Alchemy Learning Center and consists of all the lessons, exercises, meditations, and supplemental material.
 Do I need to have in-depth knowledge of the Five Elements or the Nine Palaces to join?
There is no prerequisite or requirement to have an in-depth understanding of the Five Elements or the Nine Palaces. However, we do recommend that you take our short Understanding the Five Elements and Understanding the Nine Palaces of the Heart online classes first before you begin. This quest includes access to these classes and the book Connecting Your Circle written by Leta & Jaye for the duration of this quest.

Each of us will be on our own personal journey, and the information given will resonate no matter where you are on your life’s journey. Come with an open heart, ready to look deeper at yourself, your life's path and those who you surround yourself with.
What is the refund policy?
If for any reason you are not happy with the quest, we have a 7-day money back guarantee beginning at the start of the program. Email us at [email protected] by the 7th day of the program and we will send you a full refund.
How long will I be able to access the teachings?
You have a year of access to the material from the time of purchase, so you can revisit and get inspired whenever you need. 
Do you offer payment plans?
Not for this Quest.
I still have questions!
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