Yao is a Life Coach, Author and Energy Healer. He is also accomplished in Iridology, Herbal Medicine, bio-energy work, and holistic reproductive health. He holds an Engineering Degree from the USMMA at Kings Point, NY and an advanced Engineering License from the United States CG as well as several other certificates of technical expertise. He has traveled abroad extensively.
For much of his life Yao has sought out and maintained contact with various indigenous societies. From 1990 to 1996 Yao was engaged in a very unique research project. During this time period he came into contact with elders, medicine men, healers, priests, Okomfos, energy workers and shaman. He archived the knowledge shared with him. These were people with special knowledge, in some cases handed down for generations. Not only did he study indigenous culture, but Yao has undergone various initiations and is indoctrinated into their mystery systems. The project was called the Amanmere Project.