Daoism 101 Online Course

Ancient wisdom for harmonious living


George Thompson








About the course

2500 years ago, ancient China was in turmoil. Chaos reigned as warring Kings fought bloody battles to become emperor. New ideas were needed to return order to the land and peace to people’s hearts. One group of thinkers, turned to nature for inspiration. Over generations, they developed powerful insights into how we can live in harmony with a natural vitality. They became known as the Daoists.
In this course, I aim to equip you with the ideas and practices to make Daoist wisdom an effortless part of your life. In each session, I share a key concept from Daoism and how you can integrate it into everyday living. As we explore, we’ll meditate together and embody the ideas through simple taiji movements.

What you will learn:

☯ Timeless wisdom from Daoist philosophy

☯ Taiji and Qi Gong: become more flexible, physically and mentally

☯ Daoist meditation and breath work

☯ Ideas and practices that help you release tension and flow! 

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What is the Dao?


How can we Wu-Wei?


What is the Dao?

How can we Wu-Wei?

Connection changes everything

Explore Sessions

Session 1 - Dao 道
Feel at home in the world

What is our place in the Universe? Are we random flukes or part of something bigger? Dao provides an uplifting understanding, one that is compatible with science, to the age old question ‘who am I?’…

Session 2 - De 德
Tap into nature's power

What is our place in the Universe? Are we random flukes or part of something bigger? Dao provides an uplifting understanding, one that is compatible with science, to the age old question ‘who am I?’…

Session 3 - Contentment 知足
Become truly rich

The great sage Laozi says “she who knows contentment is rich”. The Daoists provide powerful metaphors that can help us step off the consumption treadmill and truly enjoy life!

Session 4 - Yinyang 阴阳
Compassion the natural way

It seems there is a quirk in human nature than means we can easily be judgemental towards others and harsh to ourselves. The Yinyang is a simple diagram but understanding its deep wisdom can help us naturally become more compassionate...

Session 5 - Water 水
Freedom in flexibility

'Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength’. We may know this to be true but how do we let go of worry? The Daoists saw that water can be a powerful teacher. We will find there is great freedom in flexibility...

Session 6 - Harmony 和
Wisdom for people & planet

The Daoists look at your well-being holistically: harmony between mind, body, spirit, society and nature. We will bring everything together, exploring how you and I, and humanity collectively, can truly live in harmony.


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.

Learn in community

No breathwork community where you are? The course gives you access to Wayfinders learning community. Through meet ups and chat rooms, make friends and deepen your understanding of yourself in community!

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.

215k+      1000+

  subscribers       course students

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?

I’ve had THOUSANDS of students join this course and I’ve been touched by how many people share their lives changed for the better. As a student you get lifetime access to 10+ hours of my best attempt at distilling transformative ideas and practices into FUN and ACCESSIBLE learning.

Each course has beautiful HD recordings, action for the week print offs, community discussion groups and much more. The breath course 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?

Join the Dao! course

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


 You get:

☯️ Courses on Daoist philosophy, breathwork,
Qi Gong, Ecstatic Tai Chi and much more

 ⭐️ Beautiful HD recordings

👭 Learning community

📲 Free mobile app for iPhone & Android


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!


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 7 Days Program

(Worth $99)

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 the live sessions and lifetime access to the course recordings.

Begin your learning journey with confidence!

Join the Dao! course

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


You get:

☯️ Ideas and practices to help you flourish
⭐️ 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)



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! ☯️🫶🌎

More learning available with Wayfinder Academy

For the first 7 days you’ll get free access to the full Wayfinder Academy, it offers 40+hours of learning in:


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!


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.


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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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. Join over 25,000 readers, enter your email and sign up for free:

I respect your privacy. No spam. Just high quality ideas. I’ll also sometimes let you know about upcoming learning!

Any Questions?

Get in touch at [email protected] and we'll get back to you 🌱☯️

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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 🙏✨