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Daoism

Ancient wisdom for harmonious living

The Daoists from ancient China developed powerful insights into how we can live in harmony with a natural vitality. I share some of their most powerful ideas, their silliest stories and life changing practices…

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Breathwork

Tap into the power of the breath

Few people realise how breathing can transform almost every aspect of life. I share simple breathing principles that can help with stress, anxiety, sleep, confidence and so much more. Best of all, you can practice anywhere and it only takes a few minutes a day to see amazing results.

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Ecstatic Tai Chi

Move with freedom and joy

Tai Chi is not just a movement practice it’s a philosophy for life. Come PLAY tai chi. No matter your fitness or stiffness, experience the transformative power of playful movement.

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Qi Gong

Become flexible: physically and mentally

One of our basic needs is to move. Every course involves movement, often Qi Gong from ancient China. As we open up our bodies, we open our minds and raise our energy!

Meditation

Develop calm clarity.

Meditation is the core practice to help us live with freedom. As we still the mind, we gain clarity as to who we are really. We naturally become more compassionate to ourselves and others.

Play

Personal growth the playful way 💪✨

We can be sincere without being serious. In all the courses, I’ll invite us to be silly together, to smile at the parts of ourselves that we may normally dislike. Be surprised at play’s transformative power.

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Balance is Possible!

'We may think of joy as something that happens spontaneously. Few people realize that it needs to be cultivated and practiced in order to grow.'
— Thich Nhat Hanh,
Zen Buddhist teacher
 

I started my journey in pain.

Stiff. Self-conscious. Self-critical. Anxious.

I thought I was alone in this pain. I thought I was UNIQUELY messed up for finding life hard.

But as I’ve learnt more about myself I’ve found

to hurt is to be human.

Which is why for thousands of years humanity has come up with ideas and practices to help us transcend the pain. It turns out through PRACTICE and supporting each other on our journeys, 

you and I have an AWESOME CAPACITY for healing, growth, compassion, peace, balance and joy.

Tai Chi, meditation and Daoism have transformed my mind and body.

In this course, I want to share with you the most powerful ideas and practices that have helped me that I hope (and believe) can help you. 

Philosophy that will actually help you

Wisdom = knowledge applied. I offer actions for you to do beyond the sessions so you EXPERIENCE the power of the ideas for yourself. There are print off action sheets for even easier learning.
 

We’ll move!

One of our basic needs is to move. Every course involves movement, often Qi Gong from ancient China. As we open up our bodies, we open our minds and raise our energy!

We’ll meditate!

Meditation is the core practice to help us live with more freedom. As we get deeper, we naturally become more compassionate to ourselves and others. 

We’ll play!

We can be sincere without being serious. I’ll invite us to be silly together, to smile at the parts of ourselves that we may normally dislike. It’s personal growth the Dao way 💪✨.

We’ll move!

One of our basic needs is to move. Every course involves movement, often Qi Gong from ancient China. As we open up our bodies, we open our minds and raise our energy!

We’ll meditate!

Meditation is the core practice to help us live with more freedom. As we get deeper, we naturally become more compassionate to ourselves and others. 

We’ll play!

We can be sincere without being serious. I’ll invite us to be silly together, to smile at the parts of ourselves that we may normally dislike. It’s personal growth the Dao way 💪✨.

Learn in community

No tai chi community where you are? The course gives you access to Wayfinders learning community. Through Zoom breakout rooms and the chat rooms, make friends and deepen your understanding of yourself in community!

Free Bonus #1: Access to the “Breathe Easy” System

Worried you won’t have time to practice? Or it’s going to be hard and confusing?

I’ve created a guided practice system based on behavioral science that makes tai chi practice easy and enjoyable so that anyone can do it.

After each session you’ll receive Action for the Week print offs with ease practice ideas to do each day. Finally, you’ll be able to move mindfully, everyday with effortless ease.

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What is the Dao?

 

How can we Wu-Wei?

 

About George

I’m a filmmaker and communicator of Daoist philosophy: the Way of Nature. My films have been watched by millions and over 200,000 subscribers have joined for the on-going adventure.

Tai Chi and Daoism have transformed my life. After 7 years of exploration and practice, I’ve learned not to take my harsh inner critic so seriously. I’ve felt more joyful and connected to our beautiful living planet. I better understand our societal problems and the way back to balance.

I am no Master or Guru, I am a life long student of the Dao. But I hope and believe that you will get a lot of value out of our time together. I invite you to get deeper with me in the spirit of exploration.

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“George’s films beautifully capture our deep connection with nature.”

Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield
Meditation teachers

“George Thompson is brilliant and has proper humility with his youth. He is championing the next generation of consciousness expansion”

Chungliang Al Huang
Founder of Living Tao Foundation
Co-author with Alan Watts of “Tao: The Watercourse Way"

Some of the Dao Teachers George has learned from:

Master Gu

Taoist Tai Chi Master

CC Tsai

Cartoonist and Philosopher

Edward Slingerland

Professor of Neuroscience & Eastern Philosophy

Deng Ming Dao

Daoist Author

So how much does it cost?

For context, you’re getting access to ALL of my teaching over the last 5 years. If you were to have come to each of the courses, it would cost you $17/monthly.

As a student, you get access to 40+ hours of my best attempt at distilling transformative ideas and practices into FUN and ACCESSIBLE courses. I’ve had THOUSANDS of students join my courses and I’ve been touched by how many people share their lives changed for the better.

Each course has beautiful HD recordings, action for the week print offs, community discussion groups and much more. Wayfinder Academy is designed to equip you with the tools that EMPOWER you to live your best life.

We offer a free 7 day trial so you can see for yourself what is available.

So how much does it cost?

Become a student of Wayfinder Academy

Get access to 40+ hours of transformative ideas and practices for

JUST $17 USD PER MONTH

 You get:

✅ Ideas and practices to help you flourish

✅ Access to 40+ hours of video learning

✅ Beautiful HD recordings

✅ NEW LIVE Zoom courses every year

✅ Access to Wayfinders community

✅ Weekly LIVE Zoom sessions

✅ Free mobile app for iPhone & Android

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Free Bonus #2: Taoist Motivational Posters

(Worth $49)

Get inspired by our motivational posters: beautiful photos of Master Gu and George with nuggets of Daoist wisdom.

Print them off, stick them on your phone or computer!

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Start learning for free, so you know you’ve made the right choice

I deeply believe in the value this course can bring to your life. If you take the lessons to heart and practice, you will:

  • Live with more energy
  • Joyfully express yourself with your body
  • Understand how you can contribute to a more balanced world
  • Make friends

I hope you are excited about what you can learn!

But I understand you may still be unsure if this course is right for you.

I want you to feel the benefits of the course from the moment you sign up.

That's why I am offering:

Free Bonus #3: Access to the Wayfinder Feel Joyful in 10 Days Program 

(Worth $97)

As part of your free trial, for the next 7 days, I’ll share with you guided videos, free print outs and checklists. Providing you with a super easy way to get practising, energised and joyful!

That way you can be confident about how impactful this course will be for you, for no risk.

If you’re not excited about the different this course is going to make to your life, you can simply cancel your free trial, no questions asked.

If you stay on, you’ll be charged for the course on day 7, giving you access to different courses.

Begin your learning journey with confidence!

START FREE 7 DAY TRIAL

Become a student of Wayfinder Academy

Get to 40+ hours of transformative ideas and practices for

JUST $17 USD PER MONTH

 You get:

☯️ Ideas and practices to help you flourish
🎉 Access to 40+ hours of video learning
⭐️ Beautiful HD recordings
👭 Access to Wayfinders community
🌎 Weekly LIVE Zoom sessions
📲 Free mobile app for iPhone & Android

Free bonuses:
✅ Bonus #1: Access to the Wayfinder Feel Joyful in 7 Days Program (Worth $97)
✅ Bonus #2: Access to the “Easy Tai Chi” System
✅ Bonus #3: Taoist Motivational Posters (Worth $49)

 
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💪 Become stronger and more flexible

Qi Gong and Tai Chi are gentle yet powerful practices. Imagine how your life could be different with strong, flexible legs. You’ll feel more grounded, your balance will improves, you’ll fall over less. You’ll stand for longer, comfortably. You'll feel more resilient.

❤️ Slow the ageing process

Imagine how your family and friends seeing you in your 80s and thanks to your practice, you move like a 60 year old. Longevity is the promise of Taoist practice. Through calming your mind and strengthening your body, learn how you can live vibrantly no matter how old you are.

🙀 Become less reactive and more compassionate.

Imagine what a different it would make to your family and friends if you were less reactive, slower to anger, more compassionate. These are all qualities that can be developed through practice. I share tai chi, qi gong and meditation not as a movement practices but a training for life. Learn to live from the present moment and build a trust in yourself that’s so deep that ease and compassion is your default way of being.

☯️ Access your potential

Through guided practice, balance you mind, body and spirituality. The consequence of Taoist practice is a holistic, natural peace and joy. Access your latent potential.

You will help spread ideas and practices to help people and planet live in balance

I am passionate about making films, courses and communities that help you and humanity live in balance. In the words of Charles Eisentien: "The story creates the system and we create the story.” I now have a team of talented creatives helping make this happen. Your course fee supports me and the team to make our vision a reality! ☯️🌎

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Weekly ideas for harmonious living

Every Tuesday I share 3 short ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you to ponder. Ideas you can read in a few minutes to help you, and to help us collectively, find a more harmonious way of being.

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Bursaries

Wayfinder Academy funds George and the team to create films, courses and communities that help you and humanity live in balance. However, we do not want anyone to miss out on learning due to financial reasons. There are bursaries available, please send us an email at [email protected] if you feel this would be appropriate for you 🙏✨