Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang
w/ TaoTouch Extraordinary Chi Kung

This course is approved by NCBTMB for 45 CEUs.


October 3-9 2022

Arrive at retreat center on Sunday October 2nd
Depart on Oct 9th

more schedule 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.

Fundamentals of CNT is also taught at the Crete Retreat.
And again in California in Spring and Fall 2023.

Instructor: Gilles Marin

Chi Nei Tsang classes with Gilles Marin in Berkeley, CA


Food and lodging extra

See bottom of this page or click here for our cancellation policy

NOTE: TaoTouch Chi Kung Basics ONLINE class is required before you can take the Fundamentals class. It is offered online in September 2022. You can watch the recordings if not able to make it live. Click here to register.


In Fall 2022, we'll have an extended Fundamentals class, which includes 2 days of TaoTouch Extraordinary Chi Kung.

Training continues Oct 11-19 with Global Body Chi Nei Tsang, if you'd like to stay.

Learn this revolutionary approach to healing from within! Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang is a thorough introduction to Classical Taoist meditations and healing practices. TaoTouch CNT combines internal Chi Kung and deep yet gentle hands-on touch of the internal organs. It benefits physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, disease recovery and prevention, longevity and ultimate life enjoyment.

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

  • 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 a lifetime of optimal wellness.

Remember: Half the time you will be receiving Chi Nei Tsang too! :)


Required Reading:
Healing From Within by Gilles Marin.


Contact us to pay by cash or check. You may also pay via Venmo.

Click here for our updated cancellation policy.


Class Retreat Location:

Harmony Ridge Lodge

18883 State Highway 20

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



October 3-9, 2022
If staying at the retreat center, arrive on Sunday October 2nd after 2pm.

Depart after morning closing circle on Monday October 10th (check out at 11am)


Daily Schedule:

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am-12:30pm Morning class

12:30-2:30pm Lunch, siesta

2:30-6:00pm - Afternoon class
7:00pm Dinner

October 10th:
8:00am: Breakfast

9:00am: Morning circle, wrap up

10:15 or so: Clean up

11am: Check out



Fly in Sun Oct 2nd in late morning/early afternoon if possible.

Fly out Mon Oct 10th in afternoon/eve. Or Oct 11th (get airport hotel). (Unless staying for Global Body.)
We can pick you up on Oct 2nd in the afternoon, and drop you off around 1pm on Oct 10th (extra fee).



Click here for Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner Certification requirements.

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

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

• 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.