TAO CEREMONIES
Wedding & Vow Renewal Training

The expression of love is the soul’s greatest longing.

What a joy it is to be in the circle of intimacy, to create a ceremony that celebrates this expression.

Settle into a comfortable place of owning your own truth and worth, this is an inner power you must embrace in the offering of metaphysical ceremonial service. Coming to a deeper understanding of the Tao, gets you there quicker. It helps you to understand how you are in alignment or misalignment with the fundamental principles of connectbalance and flow. This will change your life personally and the lives of all those you offer your presence and ceremony to.

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Part One:
A TAO EXPERIENCE

Through the primary understanding of this material, you will come to connect with the balance inherent in the Tao.

Learn how these beautiful natural energies support you in the creation of powerful and meaningful ceremony.

Every exploration of the day is unique. Reflecting on the Tao building blocks in the different types of ceremonies brings new metaphysical insight and understanding.

Part Two:
THE METAPHYSICS OF A TAO CEREMONY

When you understand the energetics and plan for them in your ceremony creation, you connect to the deepest aspect of the many souls who attend your ceremonies.

These Tao ceremonies speak to those who are moving into a sacred and devoted union. You create, hold, and anchor sacred space. Step confidently into your presence and powerfully into your role as metaphysical clergy and as an ambassador of the Divine.

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Before the Workshop
HOME STUDY

You will complete the Meditation Experience of the Tao. This includes video instruction and personal contemplation.

You will experience the natural energies of the Tao through quiet contemplation; energies that have an influence on your daily experience.

During the workshop, there will be instruction on these natural energies, and how to incorporate them into your beautiful Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremonies.

TIME COMMITMENT:
6-7 hours

Training materials are accessible upon receipt of registration and payment.

We recommend doing each energy of the Tao on a separate day
to give it the space to have a little fullness in your daily experience. 

Ideally over 9-10 days. 

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The Workshop
THE ENERGETIC AND PRACTICAL DEVELOPMENT OF WEDDINGS AND VOW RENEWALS

  • Welcome & Blessing
  • Meet and Greet
  • Overview of the Tao
  • CONNECT: Client Connections & Client Paperwork
  • Balance: Tao Wedding Ceremony Structure
  • Creating a Tao Wedding Ceremony
  • FLOW: Delivering the Ceremony
  • Ceremony Official Paperwork

TIME COMMITMENT:
One day workshop (8 hours)

Home Study is required before attending the workshop.
The workshop offering is included in your program registration fee.

Offered seasonally. You will need to register for the workshop date you wish to attend.

Currently scheduled Workshop dates are:

Monday, April 08, 2024 9:30-5:30 pm MTN
Monday, October 07, 2024 9:30-5:30 pm MTN

Certification

This training provides a solid foundation to move confidently into the creation and delivery of energetically balanced Tao Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremonies.

Metaphysically, you will learn how to create ceremony that incorporates the connection, balance and flow of the Tao. Your ceremony will speak to those who are moving into a sacred and devoted union. Practically, there are legalities and logistics that must be adhered to for a legal ceremony to occur.

Complete all the Home Study modules and attend the complete workshop to receive your Tao Wedding and Vow Renewal Ceremonies certificate of completion.

TIME COMMITMENT:
Students have 12 months from the date of registration
to complete the training

Cost: $749 CAD + GST

MCET Advisors

Rev. Cathy Yost

Ceremonial Instructor and Advisor

Rev. Cathy Yost is a co-instructor and co-creator of the Celebrant and Spiritual Practitioner training, as well as the Metaphysical Career Enhancement Training programs offered through the Academy of Inner Wisdom.

She is an ordained metaphysical minister through CIMM. Cathy officiates many ceremonies each year and is a ceremonial subject matter expert.

Rev. Janice Brown SCM

Dean of Academics, Academy of Inner Wisdom & Instructor of Metaphysics

Rev. Janice is a co-instructor and co-creator of the Celebrant and Spiritual Practitioner training, as well as the Metaphysical Career Enhancement Training programs offered through the Academy of Inner Wisdom.

She is an ordained metaphysical minister through CIMM. She has a career focus on metaphysical educational training and development.

Dr. Debra Ford Msc.D.

Creator of SolePath and a member of the CIMM board

Dr. Debra is one of the world’s foremost experts in metaphysical energy. She has a doctorate in metaphysical science and is a metaphysical philosophy teacher. 

Dr. Debra continues to expand on the metaphysical understandings of the Tao, SolePath and Modern Metaphysics. It is her life purpose to share wisdom on these beautiful understandings.

The courses at the Academy of Inner Wisdom are based on Dr. Debra’s insights and interpretation of the Tao.

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PART ONE
Connect with the Tao

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CONNECT

The Tao is the natural order of the universe.

The Tao keeps the world balanced and flowing.

The Tao encompasses chi, the natural energy of all.

The Tao is your being-ness, your deep knowing that you are more than your physical body and that the purpose of your life on earth is to make a difference.

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF NATURE – THE  8 TRIGRAMS

Learn about the building blocks of nature, the 8 trigrams of the Tao.

These are natural energies that we experience simply by living on Earth, they have been on our planet since creation. Advance your understanding and connection with each class you take.

Trigrams of the Tao
These trigrams are called:
Thunder and Lake, Mountain and Wind, Water and Fire, Earth and Heaven
These 8 trigrams combine together to form the Yin Yang or Tai Chi.
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BALANCE

For each natural energy of the Tao, explore how the trigram energy expresses itself through the fundamental principles of the Tao – connectbalance and flow.

Learn the resonant, expansive vocabulary that can be used to bring your ceremony into energetic alignment.

Discover everyday tools that can be used to connect with the spiritual resources of each trigram – including affirmation, intention and prayer. There will be a discussion on how to practically use these tools for your own energetic alignment.

MEDITATIVE EXPERIENCE

You will be guided through a meditative process for each of the natural energies of the Tao. These breath prayers are energetically aligned to anchor you into each natural energies of the Tao.

FLOW

The Tao (in literal translation) means your path or life’s journey, and the Tao is experienced by all.

Through the teachings of the Tao, you deeply understand that you are more than your physical body and that we are all connected to each other.

Celebrating the life journey of the deceased individual, in this perfectly balanced way, brings fullness to the family, completing the cycle.

CEREMONY DELIVERY

Offering sacred ceremony, representing the journey of the individual, bringing in the divine.

PART TWO
The Metaphysics of Ceremony

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CONNECT

“When you bring the natural energy of the Tao into your ceremony creation, you connect to the deepest aspect of the many souls who are in attendance.”
– Rev. Janice Brown

Your work as metaphysical clergy begins long before you are ever standing in ceremony. Learn to step confidently and powerfully into your role as metaphysical clergy and an ambassador of the Divine.

CLIENT CONNECTIONS

Couples will trust your guidance and look to you as the expert for many details related to their wedding celebration. From getting their marriage licence to crafting a personal and intimate ceremony that captures the essence of their love.

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BALANCE

The Tao encompasses the natural energy that exists on our planet; and provides the perfect structure for your Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremonies. Bringing in the natural wonder around us enhances the foundation of the union that is being honoured, offering stability and grace to the ceremony and the relationship.

These teachings of the Tao include vocabulary that will touch those attending your ceremony. Words are pockets of energy. Let us show you how words used with intention, in this perfectly balanced way, will have an impact on those who witness and participate in your ceremony.

CEREMONY STRUCTURE

Rather than the traditional ‘beginning, middle, and end’ as a ceremony structure, the primary structure that is utilized in a Tao ceremony is the foundational principles of – Connect, Balance and Flow.

This element of engagement is intrinsic in all expressions of creation, from the smallest molecule to the grandest structure. As you start to create your ceremonies using the balanced energetic of the Tao you are going to start recognizing a powerful connection with all.

FLOW

The Tao (in literal translation) means your path or life’s journey, and the Tao is experienced by all.

Through the teachings of the Tao, you deeply understand that you are more than your physical body and that we are all connected to each other.

“The wisdom of the Tao expresses itself forward, why not put faith, trust and love into all that you do and create. Resonating your ceremony with the Tao offers energetic support to the union.”
– Rev. Janice Brown

CEREMONY DELIVERY

Offering sacred ceremony, representing the journey of the couple, the union, and bringing in the divine.

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The Tao is the balanced energetic of the divine whole. When you learn about the natural energy of the Tao, you can bring this into all your ceremonies. This is a powerful doorway for anchoring into and holding sacred ceremonial space.

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All the truth that lies within you can only be known when you know who you are. And the Tao is a most powerful first step in this joyous exploration. Your SolePath is the next, it lets you know how your personal path and purpose are reflected in the Tao.


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