A complete course in authentic Daoist Yoga taught by renowned Instructor Tom Bisio.

Simple, yet powerful

Daoist Yoga has its roots in the self-cultivation practices of hermits who lived in harmony with natural world. Through close observation of animals and nature, Daoist sages developed methods of exercise that made the body supple and flexible, dispelled disease, and expanded consciousness.

The Daoist Yoga sequences presented in this course are simple yet powerful practices. Each sequence also includes a short Daoist meditation practice that works synergistically with the exercises to maximize their effectiveness.
Practicing Daoist Yoga for just 25-30 minutes several times a week will:

Animals don't exercise and only work to their maximum when they have to.
The rest of the time they engage in easy stretches and relaxation that optimize their ability to activate muscles, by removing the energy blockages that prevent efficient, relaxed movement.

Holding difficult postures or stretching to the maximum can actually create a negative feedback loop, leading to blockages in the meridians, tension, and fatigue rather then the relaxation, suppleness and boundless energy one experiences when  practicing  Daoist Yoga.

In Daoist Yoga you alternately contract and relax different parts of the body thereby training and optimizing the functioning the neuro-muscular system, much like a cat kneading a pillow or a tiger stretching its claws. This increases flexibility, and energy flow without straining or exhausting the body.

The instruction in our Daoist Yoga Online Learning Program includes top-quality video, written materials and audio files. Your instructor Tom Bisio explains and demonstrates each exercise clearly and details the fine points, so that you immediately experience the physical and mental benefits of each exercise.

This course contains an Introductory Video and three videos detailing two complete Daoist Yoga Sequences:
A Fifth Video teaches you the very Important “Kidney Breathing” an exercise unto itself that is the foundation of Daoist Yoga.

You will also receive a 120 page Daoist Yoga Instructional Manual detailing the principles and practice of Daoist Yoga. Every movement and exercise is illustrated and explained.

As a bonus, to aid you with the 3 meditation practices that are an intrinsic part of Daoist Yoga: We have added 3 Audio Files that guide you through the meditations.

Take advantage of the wisdom of the ancient Daoist Yogis & Sages. Begin Practicing Daoist Yoga Today!



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Meet the author

I’m Tom Bisio, creator of the Daoist Yoga Online Program. I have been practicing and teaching Chinese internal martial arts, Qi Gong, and Daoist Health Arts since 1984. After running a busy Chinese medicine clinic for 25 years, I came to realize that it was more valuable to teach people how to prevent disease and lead a healthy life, then to perform medical treatments after they were already ill.  I decided to devote my time to researching and teaching internal martial arts and Daoist health practices that keep people healthy and restore optimal functioning. An important part maintaining health is the regular performance of exercises like Daoist Yoga, which not only strengthen the muscles, but also promote health and longevity, prevent disease, and cultivate a clear and present spirit.

In the course of my research, I rediscovered Daoist Yoga, one of the rare gems of the ancient Yang Sheng (Nourishing Life) practices created by mountain hermits and Daoist sages. Many of these practices have become lost and diluted in the modern world.   Daoist Yoga is such a  powerful and effective  tool for promoting health and longevity, and returning to a natural way of being, that I decided to create this program so that everyone can reap the benefits of this unique and very effective self-cultivation practice.

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What is Daoist Yoga and why should I learn it?

Daoist Yoga is one of the forgotten gems of Chinese Nourishing Life Health practices - a sophisticated system of exercise and meditation that makes the body light and supple, increases resistance to disease and illness, and expands one's inner awareness and consciousness.

Just 30 minutes of practice several times a week will improve your flexibility, increase your energy levels, improve organ function, harmonize the Qi Dynamic, increase core strength, and calm the mind and spirit.

The Daoist Yoga method is unlike other stretching and yoga methods. The postures are not difficult and there is no forced stretching. Daoist Yoga is based on the natural movements of animals, who maintain their flexibility and physical prowess with minimal effort.

I have been teaching internal martial arts and Qi Gong since 1988. I find Daoist Yoga to be a remarkably powerful system of exercise that has enhanced my practice of meditation and martial arts. Practicing Daoist Yoga has helped me to correct imbalances in strength and flexibility, and in general increased my sense of feeling supple and internally connected. The meditation exercises embedded within the practice of Daoist Yoga are quite powerful - they leave me feeling as light and calm as a Daoist Immortal.

Why Study Daoist Yoga with Internal Arts International (IAI)?

We offer detailed, top-notch instruction that is clear, concise and thorough. Every detail of each exercise is explained clearly, without mysticism or secrecy. IAI Founder & head instructor Tom Bisio has trained and practiced Chinese internal arts and Qi Gong since 1984. For the Daoist Yoga Online Program, Tom weaves together decades of training and teaching Chinese internal arts/qi gong, a deep knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine, his extensive experience and research of Chinese internal arts (including 18 trips to China), and over 15 years of research & practice of Daoist Yoga, Dao Yin and Yang Sheng (Life Nourishing) practices

Throughout the program, Tom details exactly how and why each exercise works, and imparts valuable tips, imagery and detailed explanations of the internal connections. These insights, distilled after decades of study and practice, ensure correct performance of each exercise, allowing you to gain the maximum benefit from your practice.

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  • Can be done in 25-30 minutes each day
  • Improves flexibility and makes the body supple and strong
  • Prevents illness and promotes longevity
  • Powerfully energizes and activates the meridians.
  • Recharges and revitalizes the entire body
  • Improves muscle activation and elasticity
  • Prevents injury by balancing the body’s strength and flexibility
  • Improves  lung capacity
  • Increases fascial strength
  • Allows you to enjoy a calm and clear mind and spirit
  • Helps prevent energy blockages and alleviates pain
  • Can be done by almost anyone
  • No equipment or specialized knowledge required – this course provides you with all the information you need to perform the exercises correctly and reap the maximum health benefit

From a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, Daoist Yoga subtly stretches the body and enhances the flexibility of the limbs, while dredging the inner passages (meridians and blood vessels) through which Qi and blood circulate. Many Daoist Yoga exercises involve stretching a particular meridian, or a group of meridians, in order to activate and regulate that meridian’s associated internal organ. This also loosens and lengthens the sinews, the connective tissue of the body known as “fascia.” Fascia binds and connects all of the structures of the body, from the bottoms of the feet to the top of the head.

The ancient Chinese called these global interconnections of the fascia the “Sinew Channels.” They discovered that the Sinew Channels had connections with the deepest levels of the body, including the bones, the internal organs, and the brain. Daoist sages and physicians observed that correct functioning of the Sinew Channels (fascia) had an immense effect on health and wellbeing. They saw how promoting correct functioning of the sinews, keeping them supple and healthy, had profound effects on health, vitality and resistance to disease. Daoist Yoga movements purportedly come from observing animals, and many of the movements invoke images of a cat, or a monkey, stretching naturally after resting. Western science has recently begun to study animal movements in relation to fascial health.

In Daoist Yoga rather than holding difficult postures or forcing ourselves to stretch farther, we are extending and lengthening sinews (fascia), and gently “opening up” space inside the joints, so that Qi and breath can move through the tissues and joints. When practicing Daoist Yoga muscle groups are repetitively contracted and relaxed in alternation. This reorganizes the nervous system so that muscles learn when to contract and when to relax. This slow and smooth alternation and repetition gradually lengthens and extends the tissues without overstretching and micro-tearing muscle fibers. This allows fluids to move smoothly through the fascia, nourishing and moistening the tissue. The word “supple” is a more useful term when we are talking about increasing flexibility. Daoist Yoga makes the body to be supple and flexible, while retaining strength and tissue integrity.

Daoist Yoga is always combined with meditation methods that enhance the more physical techniques. These meditation practices are seamlessly integrated into Daoist Yoga practice sequences.



While there are some advantages to learning in a classroom setting, there are also disadvantages. For example, once the class is over, you don’t have the teacher there to help you in your daily practice. Our experience is that in a classroom setting, students often have difficulty remembering corrections they receive. In an online program you can go over the detailed instruction and corrections again and again via the pdf and videos. A common complaint from students in a classroom setting is that the class moves too slowly or too quickly, or not enough time is spent on certain exercises which are particularly difficult. So another advantage of our online learning program is you can learn at your own speed.

Daoist Yoga is suitable for students of all levels of ability and experience. Daoist Yoga enhances other yogic, meditative and Qi Gong practices and can be performed concurrently with them.

Daoist Yoga exercises are explained clearly and in such detail that you will not be disappointed, whether you are a beginning student or an experienced practitioner. Understanding the purpose of each exercise, and learning the critical details of correct performance, make all the difference in receiving the full benefits of the Daoist Yoga exercises.

When you sign up for Daoist Yoga, you will receive a detailed welcome letter with practice guidelines, a Daoist Yoga Instructional Manual PDF, 3 Daoist Meditation audio files, and online access to 5 videos (streaming only). The videos are accessible only by students in the Daoist Yoga Online Learning Program. In your receipt, you will see a link to the files associated with your purchase. By clicking the link, you will be directed to your page.

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At this time the videos are only accessible through online streaming. We chose to do it this way to keep costs low and to make the material easy to access for students all over the world.

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It is not possible to answer everyone’s questions about training and many questions are impossible to answer through words alone. We encourage you to practice the material as many questions can only be answered through practice. We do offer workshops periodically in New York City and Europe, so if you feel the need to fine-tune your practice, it might be useful to attend a workshop in person.

The movements and applications shown in these videos and demonstrated or described throughout the Daoist Yoga Online Learning Program may be too strenuous for some individuals and can be dangerous and cause injury.

Before embarking on this program, or practicing any of the physical movements and activities described in our books, videos and other educational material, you are advised to consult a physician to determine your suitability for performing these activities.

Any health benefits attributed to these movements and exercises, whether mentioned or inferred, are not advocated or promised by Tom Bisio, Internal Arts International and New York Internal Arts. Any health benefits, whether mentioned or inferred, are those typically attributed to these movements and exercises in traditional Chinese culture. We neither endorse nor advocate these benefits and opinions, nor do we vouch for their veracity. They are presented for educational purposes only.

Tom Bisio, Internal Arts International and New York Internal Arts are not responsible in any way for any injury or illness that may result from attempting to perform the exercises and movement demonstrated or following the instructions contained in any of our videos, written materials or online discussions.