Ready to start your Alchemical Journey?

Alchemical Life Strategist Quest

The Nine Stages of Alchemy

Are you ready to embrace transformation in your life?

For Self-Cultivators, Coaches, Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, Managers, Actors, Mentors, or anyone who is curious about practicing Alchemy for themselves.
This Path begins a journey to becoming an Alchemist in your own life FIRST.

The Path of Alchemy is the pursuit of the perfection of the spirit within us. 
Through practicing internal cultivation, you can undergo a series of Alchemical transformations…

We call this the Nine Stages of Alchemy. 
If you’re a practitioner wanting to add the remarkable healing work to your practice… it all starts with YOU! 


This is an active, I-Am-Ready-to-Do-the-Work, life-changing, identity-shifting, permission-to-be-yourself kind of path. We have many components that we will share 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 path to discover how to commit to yourself to putting yourself first on a daily basis.

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

This guided Path 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.

"This Alchemical Path 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."

How to Begin Your Self-Cultivator Path?

  1. Schedule your Five Element Consultation with Leta
  2. Take the Understanding the Five Elements online class
  3. Take the Understanding the Nine Palaces online class

  5. Step out on your road to becoming an Alchemical Life Strategist

Schedule Your Alchemy/Five Element Consultation with Leta

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 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...

…and you are willing to take some time to really do the work in your own life first,
then this Self-Cultivator Path was created just for you.

A 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

The Self-Cultivator journey includes 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 you through this Alchemical path.

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.

Path Details

Choose the options that are right for you.

"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

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

1. Career/Knowledge

2. Relationship

3. Health

4. Wealth/Abundance

5. Home

6. Travel/Adventure

7. Creativity/Children

8. Wisdom

9. Prosperity

"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.

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
(Theory - Virtual)


This quest is through an online member page in the Alchemy Learning Center and consists of all the lessons, exercises, meditations, and supplemental material.

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.

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 by the 7th day of the program and we will send you a full refund.

You have a year of access to the material from the time of purchase, so you can revisit and get inspired whenever you need.

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