Dr. Sonia F. Tan
- Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist,
Registered TCM Practitioner, Consultant, Educator & Author
BA (Economics & Psychology),
BA (Honors Kinesiology-Athletic Injuries specialization),
DAOM, RAc, RTCMP
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.
Enlighten and AlignTM
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 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).
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & EDUCATION
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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 trained and practices in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture, Chinese Astrology, Chinese Face Reading, and Classical Feng Shui. A Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 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. Sonia is one of few Certified Gold Level practitioners of Balance Method Acupuncture under the late Dr. Richard Teh-fu Tan. 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.
Sonia 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. Sonia explored the fields of Chinese Metaphysics fields starting from a young age in order 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.
Headshot by @TheTickPhotography
Publications and Media
A selection of my books, publications and media
2021 Teaching Schedule
January 17, 2021 - Introduction to Chinese Astrology @ online through Net of Knowledge.
February 6 + 7 - BSA Level 1: Single Systems @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada. https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/acupuncture/index.html TEST: Feb 28, 2021 @10:00-11:30AM
February 28: BSA Equivalency Exam @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Available for Level 1 or Level 2.* Email firstname.lastname@example.org to provide supporting documentation and for more information.
March 6+ 7 - BSA Level 2: Multiple / Global Systems @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada.*
https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/acupuncture/index.html TEST: Mar 21, 2021 @10:00-11:30AM
March 21: BSA Equivalency Exam @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Available for Level 1 or Level 2.* Email email@example.com to provide supporting documentation and for more information.
April 25 - BSA Foundation Refresher & Practical @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
April 29, 2021 - Balance System Acupuncture - Level 1 workshop @ AMAA Symposium, USA.
May 7 to 9 - Certificate program begins with Cohort 3 - BSA Level 3: Channel-Conversion and Grand Rounds @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada.* https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/acupuncture/index.html TEST: May 30, 2021 @ 10AM
May 14 - 16, 2021 - Balance System Refinement @ The Order of Quebec Acupuncturists, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
June 5 + 6 - Certificate program - BSA Level 4: 12 Meridian System and Grand Rounds @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada.*
https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/acupuncture/index.html TEST: June 20, 2021 @ 10AM
July 17 + 18 - BSA Level 1: Single Systems - DAOM weekend @ Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
September 18 + 19 - Certificate program - BSA Level 5: Five Phases Balancing and Grand Rounds @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada.*
https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/acupuncture/index.html TEST: Oct 3, 2021 @ 10AM
October 16 + 17 - Certificate program - BSA Level 6: Balance in the Seasons and Grand Rounds @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada.*
https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/acupuncture/index.html TEST: Oct 31, 2021 @ 10AM
Five Phases of Astrology @ Live (& recorded) Webinar, World. https://netofknowledge.com/Discover/Event/0cff264c-f6b6-4f11-a9c9-629b3e13916d?n=20bb9e4f-27aa-40e4-8dda-fe67c35300d5&p=b6708a9e-3295-4a15-83dc-0b6cb5dbee74 Oct 30, 2021 @ 8AM PACIFIC TIME
November 6 + 7 - Certificate program - BSA Level 7: Combinations and Cases and Grand Rounds @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada.*
November 19 to 21, 2021 - BSA Levels 5 to 7 @ The Order of Quebec Acupuncturists, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
December 4 + 5 - Certificate program - BSA Level 8: Review and Cases and Grand Rounds @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2022 Teaching Schedule
January 9, 2022 - Certificate program - Balance System Acupuncture Final Exam @ Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada @ 10AM*
April, 2022 - Special new course @ The Order of Quebec Acupuncturists, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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
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, generous, good teacher, very interesting, makes the subject appealing, well structured. - Quebec, Canada 2017.
Finally a channel approach accessible! - Quebec, Canada 2017
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.
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.
The most interesting course I every took. - Quebec, Canada 2017
Very passionate. Excellent pedagogue! She knows how to communicate her passion and experience. - Quebec, Canada 2019.
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.
Extremely useful! I will apply it immediately. Amazing training. Enriching. - Quebec, Canada 2019.
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 to Dr. Sonia Tan. She is excellent, dynanic, competent, organized and friendly. I cannot wait to take the next levels. - Quebec, Canada 2019.
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.
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: 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.
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.
I got Dr. Sonia Tan's fantastic book Foundations of Balance Acupuncture and I read it in 2 days. It is a very helpful book with some new aspects of the Balance Acupuncture! Helpful for beginners and also very good for longtime acupuncturists. A must have and must read! -KRG, 2021.