Mantak Chia is a master teacher of ancient Taoist internal energetic arts. He is creator of the Universal Healing Tao System and Tao Yoga, and the director of the Universal Healing Tao Center and Tao Garden Health Spa & Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Since childhood, Chia has been studying the Taoist approach to life. He learned traditional Thai boxing while still in grammar school, and then went on to study tai chi chuan, aikido, qigong, and yoga. After immersing himself in studies with various masters of Taoist, Buddhist, and Zen teachings, Chia was authorized to teach and heal by Master Yi Eng. Later, he studied Western anatomy and medical science for two years to better understand the physiological mechanisms behind healing energy.

Using his knowledge of Taoism combined with the other disciplines, Chia began developing and teaching the Universal Healing Tao System. Since then, he has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors worldwide. He tours the United States annually, giving workshops and lectures. 

Perhaps best known for his books on cultivating male and female sexuality, Chia has authored 45 books including Healing Light of the Tao, Chi Self-Massage, Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao, and the best-selling The Multi-Orgasmic Man.