• Welcome to Sonia F. Tan Inc

    Established in 2010 originally as Phoenix Spirit Consulting Inc, we are an education and consulting company on matters of energy and the Spirit, helping to guide people through the ebbs and flows of life, with a basis primarily in Chinese Metaphysics - Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui and Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture.

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    CHINESE METAPHYSICS

    Chinese Metaphysics historically involved three mains areas: Astrology, Feng Shui and Chinese Medicine. A Chinese Medicine Doctor in traditional times, would have been educated and practised in all three areas, in order to restore health and promote longevity holistically. In the last century, the field of Chinese Medicine was split, and has been practised separately to this day. We are a company that incorporates all of the roots of Classical Chinese medicine – that is healing and guiding with the sum of all the parts – our constitutional energy and life path (Astrology), our environment (Feng Shui), and our choices (human decisions, influences and medicine).

  • Services Offered

    SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & EDUCATION

    • Dr. Sonia F. Tan is an experienced educator and has spoken at various conferences, schools, and seminars particularly in the areas of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Metaphysics. Her particular area of focus in Acupuncture is on Balance Method / System Acupuncture. A variety of topics and customizations are available.
    • For info on current educational seminars, please visit www.TanBalance.com, our community support HUB page (we've moved away from Facebook & Glueup) or www.redtreewellness.ca
    • For info on education in the areas of Astrology, Feng Shui and Balance System Acupuncture for Chinese medicine practitioners, visit the Tan Academy of Balance Inc (TAB) www.TanBalance.com or the Tan Balance Hub.

     

    CHINESE ASTROLOGY CONSULTATIONS

    Primarily Ba Zi (Eight Characters) style of reading, aka Four Pillars of Destiny, with some Purple Star Astrology.

    • Birth chart readings
    • Relationship compatibility
    • Annual readings
    • Special dates and ventures

    Consultation appointments are via phone or video. Email info(at)soniaftan.com for appointments, rates, and information.

     

    FENG SHUI & DESIGN

    • Personal and Business

    Consultations take approximately 2 weeks to complete and are best done in person. Occasionally a virtual assessment can be done. Email info(at)soniaftan.com for more information.

     

    ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE MEDICINE

     

    For inquiries and consultations, email info(at)soniaftan.com.

     

    Payments accepted are by eTransfers, credit cards / secure invoicing.

     

     

    CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY
    Your privacy is important to us. We do not discuss our client services with any third parties. All information that comes to our attention in the course of our work will be protected and dealt with confidentially.

     

    All communication is intended as private communication for the sole use of the primary addressee and those individuals listed for copies in the original message. The information contained in these communications is private and confidential.

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    About Me

    I pursue passions, and lean in.

    Dr. Sonia F. Tan, BA, BA(H), DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, is a Canadian born of Chinese descent, and a second-generation Chinese Metaphysician, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, the late Woon-Yew Tan. She is certified and practices in the fields of Traditional & Classical Chinese Medicine (TCM & CCM) and Acupuncture, Balance Acupuncture, Eight Extraordinary Vessels & Channels, Chinese Astrology, Chinese Face Reading, and Classical Feng Shui. A Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Integrative Medicine-Healthy Aging & Longevity specialty), a Registered Acupuncturist and Registered TCM Practitioner, Sonia is also a direct and first graduating class disciple of the late Grandmaster Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan. His most advanced level courses, after all Balance Method levels, were first completed by a group of 16 senior students. Sonia was among those 16. Dr. Sonia F. Tan is one of few Certified Gold Level practitioners of Balance Method Acupuncture under the late Dr. Richard Teh-fu Tan. Furthering her depth of Chinese herb knowledge, Dr. Sonia Tan studies various lineages in advanced Chinese herbal medicine strategies. Dr. Sonia F. Tan is the Founder & Clinic Director of the award-winning Red Tree Wellness Inc, and the Founder & Principal of the Tan Academy of Balance Inc. With the blessings of fellow senior students, Dr. Sonia Tan created and developed the first Balance Method / System Acupuncture Certificate program at an accredited post-secondary institution - Langara College. She continues this Balance Acupuncture evolution, legacy and certification through the founding of her private school, the Tan Academy of Balance Inc, which is dedicated to education in the San Cai areas of Chinese Metaphysics & Classical Chinese medicine.

     

    Dr. Sonia F. Tan has completed apprenticeships in Chinese Metaphysics in the areas of Chinese Astrology, Face Reading, and Classical Feng Shui. These certifications were under various teachers and completed in 2011, including Ba Zi Chinese Astrology under Dr. Richard Tan. As well, Sonia has been a Certified Feng Shui and Astrology practitioner since 2011, under Master Marlyna Los.

     

    An accomplished and award-winning teacher, a Master of Balance Method/System Acupuncture, Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui, Dr. Sonia F. Tan has taught at various academic institutions such as Langara College, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine - Boucher Campus. She has also created webinars for Net of Knowledge (worldwide) and Chinese Medicine Education (Australia) and AcuPro Academy (worldwide–coming in 2023). She has been teaching and keynote speaking at various conferences, institutions, and seminars since 2013.

     

    Sonia explored the fields of Chinese Metaphysics and Martial Arts starting from a young age to find guidance on the challenges in her life. She discovered an abundance of wisdom and enlightenment of body, mind, and spirit. In keeping with the spirit of Chinese Metaphysics, Sonia is happy to continue to help guide people in the ebbs and flows of life, with the wisdom of the Chinese, and the knowledge of nature and the Heavens.

     

    Sonia posts regularly on her Facebook and Instagram pages.

     

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  • Publications and Media

    A selection of my books, publications and media

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    The Foundations of Balance Acupuncture

    A Clinical Reference Manual.

    A must-have book for anyone practicing Balance Method or System Acupuncture.

     

    Available in English and International French!

     

    Available from Amazon , Barnes and Noble , Eastern Currents DistributingOpis Supplies and Chinese Medicine Education (Australia).

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    Dr. Sonia F. Tan's capstone dissertation

    Yo San University

    The capstone dissertation of Sonia F . Tan, DAOM, successfully defended April 2016

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    "Early Edition" with Stephen Quinn

    CBC Radio One Vancouver

    Radio Interview on the Year of the Earth Dog, February 15 & 16, 2018

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    "Back and Forth" with Margaret Gallagher

    CBC Radio One Vancouver

    Radio Interview on the Year of the Wood Goat, December 2014 - January 2015

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    "Our Vancouver" with Gloria Macarenko

    CBC TV Vancouver

    TV Interview on the Year of the Wood Goat, January 2015

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    "To Research or Not" article

    Medicinal Roots Magazine

    Article on reasons to research or not in Acupuncture and TCM, Summer 2017

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    "On the Coast" with Gloria Macarenko

    CBC Radio One Vancouver

    Radio Interview on the Year of the Metal Ox, February 15, 2021

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    "Year of the Tiger 2022 musings article

    Eastern Currents

    Practitioner article for Eastern Currents on the Year of the Water Tiger

    January 28, 2022

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    "On the Coast" with Gloria Macarenko

    CBC Radio Vancouver

    Radio Interview on the Year of the Water Tiger, February 1, 2022

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    "KISS Radio Vancouver" with Tara Jean Stevens

    KISS Radio Vancouver

    Radio interview on the Year of the Water Tiger, February 1, 2022

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    "Water Rabbit 2023 musings" article - short version

    Medicinal Roots Magazine

    Chinese Astrology article on the Water Rabbit 2023, January 2023

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    "Water Rabbit 2023 musings" article - full version

    Eastern Currents

    Chinese Astrology article on the Water Rabbit 2023, January 2023

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    "Wood Dragon 2024 musings" article - short version

    Medicinal Roots Magazine

    Chinese Astrology article on the Wood Dragon 2024, release January 2024

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    "Wood Dragon 2024 musings" article - full version

    Eastern Currents

    Chinese Astrology article on the Wood Dragon 2024, release January 2024

  • 2024 Teaching Schedule

    March 8 to 10, 2024 - BSA Foundations Levels 1+2 + Clinic Supervision - DAOM residency weekend @ Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    https://www.yosan.edu/

     

    March 23 to 25, 2024 - BSA Foundations Levels 1+2 @ The Order of Quebec Acupuncturists, Montreal, QC, Canada.

     

    April 5 to 7, 2024 - BSA Foundations Levels 1+2 @ Yuanfen Escuela, Santiago, Chile.

     

    April 20, 2024 - Tan Academy of Balance Celebration Day + Freehand needling @Tan Academy of Balance, online and live in-person, address TBD, Vancouver, Canada. Info and registration link coming soon.

     

    June 28 to 30, 2024 - Advanced Balance System Acupuncture: Levels 2.5P + 5 + 6 @ in-person, Sydney, Australia. Info and registration link coming soon. Check out the free overview Shop Talk video with Chinese Medicine Education here 👉 https://chinesemedicineeducation.com/product/balance-system-acupuncture-bsa-foundations-with-dr-sonia-f-tan-copy/

     

    August or November, 2024 - Balance System Refinement @ online and live in-person, address TBD, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Info and registration link coming soon.

     

    September, 2024 - Certificate Mentorship program - Balance System Acupuncture begins! @ Tan Academy of Balance, online and live in-person, address TBD, Vancouver, Canada. Info and registration link coming soon.

     

    Every January, April, July and October - Balance Acupuncture Learning Lab @ Tan Academy of Balance, online. Info and registration link can be found on www.TanBalance.com or our Tan Balance Hub app.

     

    Ongoing dates - Mentorship programs in Balance Acupuncture, Chinese Astrology, Eight Extra Vessels and Channels @ Tan Academy of Balance, online and in-person, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Info and application link for the next Cohorts are coming soon OR email hello(at)tanbalance.com for the info.

     

    2023 Teaching Schedule

    NEW! January 15 - BSA Foundation Refresher & Practical @ Livestream, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Click here for website info. Click here for course registration. Email hello(at)tanbalance.com for help or questions. https://tanbalance.com/program-outlines/balance-system-acupuncture/certificate-bsa-program/

     

    February 5, 2023 - Early Bird Applications are due for the Chinese Astrology Practitioner Cohort 1 - private class by application only, limited space, online and in-person, Vancouver, BC, Canada. More info will be here OR email hello(at)tanbalance.com.

     

    NEW START DATE! February 10 to 12 - Certificate program begins* with Cohort 4 - BSA Level 3: Channel Conversion and Grand Rounds. *Hybrid learning delivery (attend online or in-person in Vancouver, BC, Canada). Click here for website info. Click here for course registration. Email hello(at)tanbalance.com for help or questions. https://tanbalance.com/program-outlines/balance-system-acupuncture/certificate-bsa-program/

    TEST: Feb 26, 2023 @ 10AM*

     

    March 5, 2023 - Applications are due for the Chinese Astrology Practitioner Cohort 1 - private class by application only, limited space, online and in-person, Vancouver, BC, Canada. More info will be here OR email hello(at)tanbalance.com.

     

    March 11 + 12 - Certificate program - BSA Level 4: 12 Meridian System and Grand Rounds. *Hybrid learning delivery (attend online or in-person in Vancouver, BC, Canada). Click here for website info. Click here for course registration. Email hello(at)tanbalance.com for help or questions. https://tanbalance.com/program-outlines/balance-system-acupuncture/certificate-bsa-program/ 

    TEST: March 26, 20232 @ 10AM*

     

    March 24, 2023 - FLOW Symposium - Holography & Special Points Intensive @ In-person and Livestream, Vancouver, Canada. In-person registration link here. Livestream registration link here.

    FLOW Symposium info 👉 https://www.easterncurrents.ca/flow-symposium-1/

     

    April 14 - 16 - BSA Foundations Levels 1+2 - DAOM residency weekend @ Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    https://www.yosan.edu/

     

    May 6 + 7 - Certificate program - BSA Level 5: Five Phases Balancing and Grand Rounds. *Hybrid learning delivery (attend online or in-person in Vancouver, BC, Canada). Click here for website info. Click here for course registration. Email hello(at)tanbalance.com for help or questions. https://tanbalance.com/program-outlines/balance-system-acupuncture/certificate-bsa-program/ 

    TEST: May 28, 2023 @ 10AM*

     

    June 3 + 4 - Certificate program - BSA Level 6: Balance in the Seasons and Grand Rounds. *Hybrid learning delivery (attend online or in-person in Vancouver, BC, Canada). Click here for website info. Click here for course registration. Email hello(at)tanbalance.com for help or questions. https://tanbalance.com/program-outlines/balance-system-acupuncture/certificate-bsa-program/ 

    TEST: Jan 29, 2023 @ 10AM*

     

    June 2023 to June 2025 - Cohort 1 begins. Level 1: Construction - Chinese Astrology Practitioner @ online and live in-person, address TBD, Vancouver, BC, Canada.*By application only. Email hello(at)tanbalance.com for application and info.

     

    September 2023 - Balance System Acupuncture: Levels 2.5 to 4 @ in-person, Sydney, Australia. @ live in-person. Info and registration link here:

    https://chinesemedicineeducation.com/event/intermediate-and-advanced-balance-system-acupuncture-bsa-3-and-4-with-dr-sonia-f-tan/

    Check out the free overview Shop Talk video with Chinese Medicine Education here 👉 https://chinesemedicineeducation.com/courses/complimentary-balance-system-acupuncture-bsa-foundations-talking-shop-with-dr-sonia-f-tan/

     

    September 16 + 17 - Certificate program - BSA Level 7: Combinations and Cases and Grand Rounds. *Hybrid learning delivery (attend online or in-person in Vancouver, BC, Canada). Click here for website info. Click here for course registration. Email hello(at)tanbalance.com for help or questions. https://tanbalance.com/program-outlines/balance-system-acupuncture/certificate-bsa-program/ 

     

    October 21 + 22 - Certificate program - Level 8: Review and Cases and Grand Rounds. *Hybrid learning delivery (attend online or in-person in Vancouver, BC, Canada). Click here for website info. Click here for course registration. Email hello(at)tanbalance.com for help or questions. https://tanbalance.com/program-outlines/balance-system-acupuncture/certificate-bsa-program/ 

     

    November 19, 2023 - Certificate program - Balance System Acupuncture Final Exam @ online @ 10AM*

     

    NEW DATES! December 1 to 3, 2023 - BSA Foundations Levels 1+2 Single + Multiple Systems Balance, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Registration through the Tan Academy of Balance Inc website. (scroll to December 2023). This course involved practical hands-on components, therefore is in person only!

    https://tanbalance.com/teaching-schedule/ (scroll to December 2023) or register via the Student Access page: https://tanbalance.com/students/

    TEST (optional for Certification): February 11, 2024 @ 10AM Pacific

     

    *online option available

    2022 Teaching Schedule

    January 8 + 9, 2022 - BSA Level 2: Multiple Systems - DAOM residency weekend @ Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    https://www.yosan.edu/

     

    January 9, 2022 - Certificate program - Balance System Acupuncture Final Exam @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada @ 10AM*

     

    May 28 + 29, 2022 - Balance System Refinement @ online and live in-person, address TBD, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Info and registration link here!*

     

    July 2022 (TBD) - Balance System Learning Lab @ online, the World. Info and registration link coming soon!*

     

    NEW! August 12 - 14 - BSA Foundations Levels 1+2 Single + Multiple Systems Balance @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Langara website and registration will be UPDATED AND OPEN FOR REGISTRATION MAY 2022.

    https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/acupuncture/index.html TEST (optional): August 28 or September 13, 2022 @ 10AM

     

    NEW! August 19 - 21 - BSA Foundations Levels 1+2 Single + Multiple Systems Balance @ Pacific Rim College, Victoria, BC, Canada. https://www.pacificrimcollege.com/workshops/event/foundations-of-balance-acupuncture/

     

    October 14 + 15, 2022 - BSA Level 1: Single Systems - DAOM residency weekend @ Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    https://www.yosan.edu/

     

    November 18-20, 2022 - Balance System Acupuncture Foundations: Levels 1+2 Single+Multiple Systems @ in-person, Sydney, Australia. Info and registration link here: https://chinesemedicineeducation.com/product/balance-system-acupuncture-bsa-foundations-with-dr-sonia-f-tan/ Check out the free overview Shop Talk video with Chinese Medicine Education here 👉 https://chinesemedicineeducation.com/product/balance-system-acupuncture-bsa-foundations-with-dr-sonia-f-tan-copy/

     

    January 5, 2023, at 23:35 Pacific time - Early Bird Applications are due for the Chinese Astrology Practitioner Cohort 1 - private class by application only, limited space, online and in-person, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Info and application link coming soon!* OR email hello(at)tanbalance.com for the info.

     

  • Praise

    Kind words of the teaching style of Dr. Sonia F. Tan.

    Teachings of the Heart

    “The late Dr. Richard Tan use to often say that he wanted his students to take his teachings past the mental level and into their heart. Sonia Tan has clearly done so and fully embodies the knowledge of The Balance Method. She is a gifted teacher that can lead her students from the beginning to advanced stages of learning in the wonderful art.”

     

    -John Maxwell, MTOM, L.Ac

    Senior student, Certified Gold Level Practitioner and one of the “First Sixteen” of Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, OMD, L.Ac

    Anchor in our clinical reality

    Dr Tan knows very well the material she teaches and she makes the course super interesting and well anchored in our clinical reality. - Quebec student 2021

    Fantastic

    Good teacher, fantastic, knows the material, speaks clearly, very much at ease. - Quebec, Canada 2017

    One of the best

    Dr. Sonia Tan is one of the best, very clear precise and intelligent. - Net of Knowledge student, 2021.

    Dynamic

    Dynamic, generous, good teacher, very interesting, makes the subject appealing, well structured. - Quebec, Canada 2017.

    Finally

    Finally a channel approach accessible! - Quebec, Canada 2017

    Highly recommended

    I would highly recommend this course to a practitioner at any level of practice. I took a Dr. Tan Acupuncture 1, 2, 3 course after finishing the NCCAOM exams and at the start of my practice. I understood the basics and was able to apply it in practice. I really appreciated the through anatomical descriptions and excellent handouts that Dr. Sonia Tan provided for the course. I appreciated being able to go back and listen to explanations several times over, and how each system provided a live demonstration protocol. The class was well organized and taught. Very Nice. - Net of Knowledge student, 2020.

    The Best

    Best teacher I've every had! Generous in her teaching and friendly. Very enthusiastic, clear and articulate. Splendid, interesting, sharing knowledge in a fluid way. Very passionate. Animated. Sonia is very alive. - Quebec, Canada 2019.

    Interesting

    The most interesting course I every took. - Quebec, Canada 2017

    Passionate

    Very passionate. Excellent pedagogue! She knows how to communicate her passion and experience. - Quebec, Canada 2019.

    Practical

    The practical work facilitated my learning. Thank you. I cannot wait for the other levels. - Quebec, Canada 2019.

    Phenomenal and Professional

    Sonia is a phenomenal teacher, she was professional, knew her stuff and is very engaging. - Net of Knowledge student, 2020.

    Useful

    Extremely useful! I will apply it immediately. Amazing training. Enriching. - Quebec, Canada 2019.

    Clear

    Very knowledgeable and conscientious. Teaches the subject very well and is motivating to deepen our knowledge. Clear and precise explanations. Generous. Passionate and professional. Thank you. - Quebec, Canada 2018.

    Big Thanks

    Big thanks to Dr. Sonia Tan. She is excellent, dynanic, competent, organized and friendly. I cannot wait to take the next levels. - Quebec, Canada 2019.

    Quality

    The level and quality of acupuncture in Quebec would be much higher if all acupuncturists knew classical medicine with Dr. Sonia Tan. - Quebec, Canada 2019.

    One of the best

    One of the best acupuncture courses I've ever taken. Sonia is the best. Very important foundation for any acupuncture. - Langara College student, Vancouver, Canada 2018.

    Impressed

    I am so impressed with how well organized the the curriculum of the course is. I look forward to upcoming modules. Sonia is a fantastic teacher. - Langara College student, Vancouver, Canada 2018.

    Inspiring

    Inspiring: Best of the best! :):):) A+++! - Langara College student, Vancouver, Canada 2019.

    Above and Beyond

    As usual, great job Sonia. I always learn so much from you. You are a true gift to the profession and the world. Thank you so very much for going above and beyond. - Private student, Vancouver, Canada 2018.

    Enthusiasm and Integrity

    Your enthusiasm is great. I also respect that you emphasize integrity in learning and doing readings. It makes your teaching more attractive to me! - Net of Knowledge student, 2021.

    Marvellous

    Thank you! That was a marvellous presentation. I loved learning about the connection to astrology. Fascinating! And it makes so much sense! The heavenly DNA. Looking forward to learning more. - Net of Knowledge student, 2020.

    Generous and Inspiring

    Very generous and inspiring teaching. - Net of Knowledge student, 2021.

    Passionate and perfectionist

    I love Sonia Tan. Very passionate and perfectionist. - Quebec student 2021

    Excellent and experienced

    Dr. Sonia Tan is an excellent teacher, knows her subject, is experienced in clinic and in teaching. - Quebec student 2021

    Demystifies Balance Acupuncture Foundations

    Dr. Sonia Tan demystified Balance Method for me. I read through some of Dr. Richard Tan's books but was left with some confusion that Dr. Sonia Tan helped to dispel! I have been applying these techniques already in clinic and getting wonderful results! You will never understand the scope of Balance Method clearly until you take the courses with Dr. Sonia Tan. - Webinar student 2022

    Phenomenal teaching style

    Phenomenal teaching style, tone, etc. I REALLY enjoyed Dr. Sonia Tan's teaching style and the format of these classes are far superior to other's I've taken online. I've been able to implement these concepts in clinic right away. - Webinar student 2023

  • Referral List

    Click here for a list of some of Dr. Sonia F. Tan's international Balance System Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Chinese Astrology & Feng Shui students.

     

    https://tanbalance.com/find-a-practitioner/

     

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