The Path


Damo Mitchell is trained in Buddhist and Hindu methods but it is ultimately Daoism that he finds his home. Each part of the academy represents an aspect of the greater path that may guide a person towards union with Dao (道). This is the ultimate aim of all internal arts.

Alchemy of Self


The Threefold Path


~ Shape the Understanding ~

For efficient development within the internal arts, a practitioner must have both practical training and intellectual understanding. The theory underpins the practice and shapes the understanding to help guide the student along the path. This is why our program includes such extensive theoretical training in the form of lectures, handouts and supporting pieces alongside the weekly practice videos.

The Bigger Picture

Develop the Form

The body is the vehicle for both practice and life. It is the vessel to be cultivated through our training.

Luann Barndt - Neigong Teacher

“Damo Mitchell’s passion for the Daoist Arts is contagious. Though decades of personal dedicated practice, with humour and humility, Damo skilfully leads his students to cultivate our own effective practice. Damo’s teaching style combines an underlying care and compassion armoured with challenging motivation, inspiring students to develop beyond our aspirations.”


  • Weekly tuition and supportive materials
  • In depth principles and teachings on Nei Gong and Meditation
  • Qi Gong and Dao Yin exercises
  • Exploration of Classical methodologies, terminologies, and Classic texts
  • Yang Sheng Fa (life nourishing principles), including Sleep preparation, Food therapy, and daily habits to support your practice.
  • Introduction to Chinese medicine concepts
  • Access to exclusive online community areas
  • Access to ‘The Library’, containing regularly updated lecture videos, Damo’s course lectures, and selective articles and writings.