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"I've been studying with Gilles for over 15 years and it has been some of the most profoundly life-changing work that I've done for myself and for my community. I recommend the classes to anyone!" - Arianna G.


San Francisco Area, CA, USA
Retreat is 1 hour North of SF/East Bay

option of residential or day visits


Sat-Sun, March 14-15, 2020

Instructor: Gilles Marin
$270 early; $300 regular & 2 for 1

Developed by the now extinct White Cloud Taoist Monks, this practice is one of the highest forms of Taoist meditation. It helps you get in touch with the elemental forces within, cleanse out negative qualities and deep-seated emotions, strengthens your inner being and brings out your most ideal self. This guided exercise is designed towards systematic transformation through internal alchemy, so you can realize your ultimate human potential! No prereq. More info here.


2 for 1 Special - Bring someone new to the practice and split the cost!
Repeat Fusioners: Return for your 3rd or more time for half price!
Note: Specials are based on full price of $300

Mon-Tue, March 16-17, 2020
Instructor: Gilles Marin

Pricing TBA

An immersion in the traditional Taoist energy enhancing practices of Chi Kung. These ancient methods powerfully harmonize all internal energy systems. You will learn the Microcosmic Orbit with its seven levels of individuation, Bone Breathing Chi Kung, Healing Buddha Palms, Sunning Meditations and other exercises. This class is required class before Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang. More info here.



Wed-Sun, March 18-22, 2020

Instructor: Gilles Marin

Pricing TBA

An introduction to Taoist medicine and the principles that have ruled Classical Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Learn practical use of Chi exercises (Chi-Kung) combined with the gentle manipulation of internal organs for physical, emotional and spiritual healing, well-being, disease prevention and longevity. Learn how to touch non-invasively, with specific techniques to effectively treat common health issues. Prerequisite: Taoist Chi Kung BasicsMore info.

27 CEUs for NCBTMB & CA Acupuncture Board



Mon-Fri March 23-27, 2020

Instructor: Gilles Marin
Pricing TBA

Learn a complete method to release the deeply seated emotional charges that are at the root of major physical and mental symptoms. You will learn the six conditions for healing indispensable for releasing emotional charges, technical approaches used in CNT treatments, how the technical mastery and understanding of these principles put Chi Nei Tsang at the cutting edge of all existing healing modalities. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of CNT. More info here.
27 CEUs for NCBTMB & CA Acupuncture Board


NICE, FRANCE: Chi Nei Tsang Healing with Gilles
April 4-10, 2020
: Fundamentals of CNT
April 11-17, 2020: Somato-Emotional CNT

Taught in French.

Click here for more info and to register.

One Mind, Five Intelligences (an integrated Taoist perspective)

(formerly "Taoist Antomy/Physiology/Alchemy")

Wed-Sun, MAY 13-17, 2020
 - arrive Tues eve 5/12

Instructor: Gilles Marin

Pricing TBA

This class uses the philosophical concepts of classical Taoism at the origin of traditional Chinese medicine to help clearly differentiate the whole mind into its five different major mental states extending from our biological make up. During this class you will learn to delineate your very specific mental zones which helps create mental space and quietness, free from mental conflict, and enhance appreciation, enjoyment and guidance in life!  More info here.

27 CEUs for NCBTMB & CA Acupuncture Board


ADVANCED CHI NEI TSANG - for Active CNT Practitioners
Mon-Thur, MAY 18-21, 2020

- arrive Sun 5/17

Instructor: Gilles Marin

Pricing TBA

Study Gilles' latest cutting edge approaches to CNT! Gather with other experienced practitioners to explore the nervous system, sleep, cerebral infirmities (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s), release of the pericardium/solar plexus, freeing of the mesentery, tracking the vagus nerve and more. This time Gilles will introduce a technical protocol to help the dying into their transition. More info here.
21 CEUs for NCBTMB & CA Acupuncture Board



June 13 - July 19, 2020

Instructor: Gilles Marin

Pricing: Click here

Take the entirety of Gilles' TaoTouch program from beginning to end, or come for just a portion. 2020 will be the 3rd and best incarnation ever! This transformational retreat will teach you how to help others heal for real from within, as well as being a personal healing journey.

FALL 2020
at Cold Springs Retreat Center
Penngrove, CA

(1 hour north of SF/East Bay)

Sept 13-17: Biology of Consciousness (Sun-Thu)

Sept 19-20: Taoist Chi Kung Basics (Sat-Sun)

Sept 21-25: Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang (Mon-Fri)

Sept 27-28: Space & Boundaries Chi Kung (Sun-Mon)

Sept 29-Oct 3: Global Body Chi Nei Tsang (3rd Level) (Tues-Sat)

Click here for our Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner Certification requirements.

New and existing practitioners, please review the new Certification Renewal Program.

Please note:


You may register for multiple classes at the same time. Just click "continue shopping" on the PayPal checkout page. The PayPal portal accepts credit/debit cards with no PayPal account required.

Contact us to pay by check. You may also pay via Venmo.
Click here for our updated cancellation policy

Main Class Locations - are in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA:



Cold Springs Retreat Center
6868 Cold Springs Rd
Penngrove, CA (map)



Empty Gate Zen Center

2200 Parker St.
Berkeley, CA (map)

Class times:

Roughly 9:30am-5:30pm each day, with a two hour lunch break, 12:30-2:30pm. See each class for actual times.
For 5-day workshops, class ends at 1pm on the last day of class to accommodate students' travel plans.

Questions? Contact us now!