Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang


Mon-Fri, April 25-29, 2022

Arrive at retreat center on Sunday April 24.

more details below

Retreat Location:

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.

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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 CNT Fundamentals class. It will be offered in March 2022. You can watch the recordings if not able to make it live.


Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang is a thorough introduction to Taoist medicine and the principles that have ruled Traditional Oriental Medicine for thousands of years through the practical use of Chi exercises (Chi-Kung) and the gentle manipulation of the internal organs for physical, emotional and spiritual healing, well-being, disease prevention and longevity.


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

  • Golden Fish

  • Healing Buddha Palms

  • Sunning Exercises

  • Sleeping Chi-Kung


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

  • Breath consciousness

  • The navel as the hub of the fasciae

  • Navel rim feed-back touch

  • Differentiating navel rim and navel roots

  • Detoxifying the skin

  • Abdominal exploration

  • Deep lymphatic drainage: "Rock ’n' Pump"

  • Finding the colon

  • Enhancing peristaltic movement

  • Lateral breath opening – opening the door to emotions

  • Opening the Wind Gates

  • Spleen pump

  • 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 lifetime wellness.


Required Reading:
Healing From Within by Gilles Marin.

Chi Nei Tsang classes with Gilles Marin in Berkeley, CA


plus lodging if needed

Tuition includes food throughout the course.

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Class Retreat Location:

Harmony Ridge Lodge

18883 State Highway 20

Nevada City, CA 95959
1hr from Sacramento; 3 hrs from the SF Bay Area



Monday-Friday, April 25-29, 2022
Arrive on Sunday April 24.

Depart after class on Friday April 29.


Daily Schedule:

8:00am Chi Kung warmup
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am-1:00pm Morning class

1-3pm Lunch, siesta

3:00-6:30pm - Afternoon class
7:00pm Dinner

Friday is a half day. Depart after lunch, unless staying for Global Body CNT.



Click here for Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner Certification requirements.

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

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

• A full refund, less payment processor fees, will be made if cancelled within 72 hours of enrollment.  




• Class tuition, less non-refundable deposit per class and payment processor fees, will be fully refunded if the Chi Nei Tsang Institute is notified 6 or more weeks prior to the start of the course.


• Half of the class tuition, less non-refundable deposit per class and payment processor fees, will be forfeited if CNTI is notified between 2-6 weeks prior to the course, and within 180 days of payment.  


• The full amount of the class tuition will be forfeited if CNTI is notified less than 2 weeks prior to class.