Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang
w/ TaoTouch Extraordinary Chi Kung
April 25 - May 2, 2022
Arrive at retreat center on Sunday April 24
Depart on May 2
Harmony Ridge Lodge
Nevada City, California (Tahoe National Forest)
1 hour from Sacramento; 3 hrs from the Bay Area
Disclaimer: Last minute changes/rescheduling may be necessary due to covid or wildfire activity.
Fundamentals of CNT is also taught at the Crete Retreat, July 2022.
And again in California in October 2022.
Instructor: Gilles Marin
This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider #260, for 27 hours of continuing education - Category 1. It is also approved for the same number of hours by NCBTMB. Provider: Gilles Marin, (510) 848-9558.
NOTE: TaoTouch Chi Kung Basics ONLINE class is required before you can take the Fundamentals class. It will be offered online in March 2022. You can watch the recordings if not able to make it live. Click here to register.
In Spring 2022 and Fall 2022, we'll have an extended Fundamentals class, which includes 2 days of TaoTouch Extraordinary Chi Kung at the beginning. This will be a higher Fundamental level including more emphasis on emotional processing and dreams, to accommodate students taking it for the 2nd+ time.
Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang is a thorough introduction to Classical Taoist meditations and healing practices. Combining internal Chi Kung and gentle hands-on touch of the internal organs, TaoTouch Chi Nei Tsang benefits physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, disease recovery and prevention, and ultimate life enjoyment and longevity.
Learn how to touch non-invasively, with specific techniques to effectively treat common health issues.
By the end of the course, you will be able to perform a basic one-hour Chi Nei Tsang treatment on yourself and others!
Discover why Chi Nei Tsang is the ultimate step for good health, fitness and life enjoyment!
1 - Philosophical Concepts
TaoTouch Chi Nei Tsang as a true holistic modality
Healing vs fixing
What are pains and symptoms?
What is Chi ?
What is internal Alchemy?
Taoist cosmology and the Five Elemental Forces
2 – Chi-Kung and Functional Meditations
Earth Relationship Chi-Kung
Bone Breathing – Bone Packing
Easy Breathing: full diaphragmatic breath
The 7 levels of individuation of the Microcosmic Orbit
Healing Buddha Palms
3 – Touch
Touching for inner communication: The Listening Touch
Touching for guidance: The Power of Gentleness Touch
Touching for higher consciousness: The Peace Touch
4 – Specific Techniques
The navel as the hub of the fasciae
Navel rim feed-back touch
Differentiating navel rim and navel roots
Detoxifying the skin
Deep lymphatic drainage: "Rock ’n' Pump"
Finding the colon
Enhancing peristaltic movement
Lateral breath opening – opening the door to emotions
Opening the Wind Gates
The pancreas and the 3 Laws of Dietary Hygiene
Liver treatment – addictions – detoxifying process
Kidneys and adrenals – assessing for kidney stones
Listening to the small intestine Insomnia and the stress response
Caressing the spine from the abdomen CNT on the back (using leg leverage)
Dermatomes, skin markings
Main acupuncture points used
In this classes you will learn how to use the healing energy of Chi, precise therapeutic manipulations, and how to deepen your awareness, to help people heal at deep levels.
“The key to the healing process is awareness. Healing is ruled by spirit; spirit means guidance and being connected with our reason for being alive.“ ~ Gilles
We will explore these and many other topics on the road to understanding a truly holistic approach to health, healing, and a lifetime of optimal wellness.
Healing From Within by Gilles Marin.
Class Retreat Location:
18883 State Highway 20
Nevada City, CA 95959
1hr from Sacramento; 3 hrs from the SF Bay Area
Monday-Friday, April 25 - May 2, 2022
If staying at the retreat center, arrive on Sunday April 24 after 2pm.
Depart after morning closing circle on Tuesday May 2 (check out at 11am)
8:00am Chi Kung warmup
9:30am-1:00pm Morning class
1-3pm Lunch, siesta
3:00-6:30pm - Afternoon class
8:00am: Chi Kung
8:30am: Continental breakfast
9:00am: Morning circle
10:15 or so: Clean up
11am: Check out
Fly in Sun April 24th in late morning/early afternoon if possible.
Fly out Mon May 2nd in afternoon/eve. Or May 3rd (get airport hotel).
We can pick you up on April 24th in the afternoon, and drop you off around 1pm on May 2nd (extra fee).
Click here for Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner Certification requirements.
New and existing practitioners, please review the new Certification Renewal Program.
• 12 weeks or more prior to start of course:
Class deposit and tuition, less paypal fees, will be fully refunded if the Chi Nei Tsang Institute is notified 12 or more weeks prior to the start of the course.
• 6-12 weeks prior to course:
Half of the deposit and half the tuition for each class is refundable if CNTI is notified between 6-12 weeks prior to the course. Or half the deposit and the full class tuition portion is transferable to a future class retreat.
• 6 weeks or less prior to course:
The full deposit and class tuition is non-refundable if CNTI is notified less than 6 weeks prior to class. The full class tuition portion is transferable to a future class retreat.
• Rescheduling due to unforeseen events:
If a class retreat must be rescheduled on our end due to wildfires, covid, or other such events, full deposit and payment will be transferred to the next dates. If you are unable to come to the next one or so, your deposit and tuition payments may be refunded in full, less payment processor fees.