Practitioner Certification

Why Learn Chi Nei Tsang?

New certification program as of September 2020

Gilles Marin's School of TaoTouch®


Gilles has instated a new comprehensive program for certification. Instead of varying levels, there is now just one certification. This simplifies things while ensuring that certified practitioners have enough proficiency to be trusted in the field. Students are welcome to come to all classes a la carte; however no certification will be granted until the complete Healing From Within level. All it takes is 2 month-long retreats, or complete at your own pace.


There will be Continuing Education classes for those wanting advanced training, as well as an instructor level pathway.

INSTRUCTOR pathway here.

CERTIFICATION RENEWAL required every 2 years.

Note #1: Each core class must be taken twice (see "2 courses req'd"). Why twice?
One of these can be taught by any certified CNTI/TaoTouch instructor.

The other one must be taken with Gilles.

Note #2: Students who had already begun their certification process prior to September 2020 cmay continue with the previous program of 3 levels.


Note #3: Students who have completed the Chi Nei Tsang 1 course with Master Mantak Chia's Universal Healing Tao System, including certified practitioners, get one one Taoist Chi Kung Basics class and one Fundamentals of CNT class validated for CNTI/TaoTouch certification. More info here.



Classes: All required twice for certification.


Independent Study:

  • Required reading as assigned

  • 50 documented case studies (10 clients x 5 sessions each)

  • 10 documented personal CNT treatments from certified practitioners

  • Signed business and ethics forms

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to teach self care and chi kung practices to clients

  • Demonstrated understanding of Gilles Marin's Holistic Healing Code

  • Proof of liability insurance (we recommend ABMP professional or student insurance)


Teaching Chi Nei Tsang:

We not only allow but encourage students at all levels to teach what they learned during their CNT - Healing From Within classes to individual and small groups.

Informal Teacher Requirements:

  • Agree to explain to clients about a true holistic approach vs conventional allopathic approach to health care, and to differentiate CNT from other disciplines.  

  • Start training your personal clients in directed self-help practices.



To become a certified teacher it is required that you be accepted as a CNT Teacher’s Assistant with Gilles, twice for each level of teaching, at any location including retreats:

  • Twice TA at the Fundamental level to certify at the Teacher-In-Training - Fundamental level

  • Twice TA at the Somato-Emotional level to certify at the Teacher-In-Training - Somato Emotional level

  • Twice TA at the Global Body level to certify at the full Healing From Within level

  • Please contact us for additional requirements




*10 Chi Nei Tsang treatments received:
Proof with signature by practitioners. These treatments have to be given and signed by either a certified Taoist Healing Touch Chi Nei Tsang practitioner, or received under the supervision of a certified Healing From Within Chi Nei Tsang practitioner and signed both by practitioner and supervisor during private classes or during specially scheduled times during Chi Nei Tsang retreats and clinical practices. Download Treatments Received Form here.

*Documented Case Studies - 10 clients x 5 treatments each.
Click here to get the Case Study Form. Then download to your computer. Once it's on your computer, you may want to rename the file. Duplicate the file first to log each new session. You can fill in the forms on your computer. You may also print copies, but they must be submitted digitally. Let us know if you have any technical issues.


Note, in regards to Mantak Chia's UHT Certifications:


Chi Nei Tsang Fundamentals Level class is a common trunk with Master Chia's Universal Healing Tao CNT1 certification program for the title of CNT1 Practitioner. It is recognized and certified on demand by M. Chia. All other levels taught at the CNT Institute other than CNT Fundamentals (ie. Somato-Emotional and Global Body) are materials of the TaoTouch® approach only, a specialization of Gilles Marin's School of Chi Nei Tsang. Those levels are not cross-referential with Master Chia's program.


People certified as a Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner by Master Chia’s Universal Healing Tao are required to take one full Chi Nei Tsang Fundamentals workshop including the 2 days preparatory Chi-Kung in order to be accepted into the TaoTouch certification program.


Click here for more info on the relation between the Chi Nei Tsang Institute / TaoTouch and Mantak Chia's Universal Healing Tao System.

Master Mantak Chia


Repeat Classes:

Each core class is required twice to encourage practice, fine tuning, ensure more complete internalization of material and further develop your extension of healing chi. Classes are never the same twice as different things are addressed, the class group changes, and you grow between sessions as well! Additional benefits of taking a class again:


  • Go to a much deeper level of understanding of CNT principles

  • Deepen your own healing process

  • Get feedback from and share experience with other students

  • Practice on and learn from new bodies

  • Fulfill certification requirements

  • Renew your certification (required within 2 years of your certification)

  • Directly experience Gilles’ presence and touch

  • Give more effective sessions

  • Help people with a wider range of symptoms

  • Make lasting connections with other Chi people!

"This was my third time taking the Somato-Emotional course.
Every time I attend each course, I learn more, more about technique, about myself and about life.
By repeating the courses, understanding and experience deepens.

For things to mature, it takes time. And after several years of practice, I know there’s no short cut to mature the practice of Chi Nei Tsang. And I get this message from Gilles: "take your time."


In modern times where speed is considered good, I think this is a valuable attitude. Then we can really enjoy the present moment 

and the juice of life is hidden in those very present moments.  

Thank you, Gilles!"

~ Shizuka, CNT Certified Practitioner/Instructor from Tokyo, Japan

Photos by Arianna Gouveia and David Hermele

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