Featured Instructors


Certified TaoTouch Instructor
Frequent Assistant Teacher in Gilles' Courses


  • Chi Nei Tsang Specialist

  • Founder of Touching Chi and Emerging Tao

  • Instructor of Dragon Tree Chi Kung and Meditation


A lifelong student of the I Ching ("Book Of Changes"), this cornerstone of Taoist philosophy opened his relationship to Tao. He discovered Chi Nei Tsang in 2009, as the way to awaken and actualize the latent healer within himself.

Jak is a Certified Global Body (Third Level) Taoist Healing Touch Practitioner. He has been Gilles' classroom assistant at every class for many years now, and still is!

Specializing in this one therapy modality allows Jak to deliver Pure, 100% Chi Nei Tsang.
More info here.



Certified Affiliate Instructor


  • Certified Practitioner and Instructor of Chi Nei Tsang and 5 Element Dance

  • Certified Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, and Health Coach


Sheri is available for private Chi Nei Tsang sessions and holds regular workshops on Maui, Southern California and elsewhere. She also gives private and group health coaching sessions in person, on Skype or by phone.

Check Sheri's website for her ongoing classes in Taoist Chi Kung, Chi Nei Tsang, Macrobiotic cooking and much more!

More info on Sheri and her offerings here.



Certified Affiliate Instructor



Mary Ellen is a Licensed Massotherapist, Certified Hypnotherapist, Chi Nei Tsang Senior Teacher and Full Instructor of basic Taoist Practices in Mantak Chia’s Taoist Healing System. Her immersion in the healing arts spans over 30 years.


As a practitioner and teacher, Mary Ellen provides an eclectic collection of modalities including Traditional Qigong healing, Cranial Sacral, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, Myofascial Release, SomatoEmotional Release, Hypnotherapy, Regression Therapy, SRT, Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi including Ho’o;pono’pono, Chi Nei Tsang, and Thai massage on the table.

More info here

Photos by Arianna Gouveia and David Hermele

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