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Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang
w/ TaoTouch Extraordinary Chi Kung

This course is approved by NCBTMB for 45 CEUs.


October 3-7, 2023

Arrive at retreat center on Mon 10/2 after 2pm
Depart on 10/8 at 11am unless staying for Global Body

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.

Additional Upcoming Dates:
June 22-26, 2023 at the Crete Retreat
Spring 2024 and every Spring and Fall in California.

Instructor: Gilles Marin

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NOTE: TaoTouch Chi Kung Basics ONLINE class is required before you can take the Fundamentals class. It is offered as an online class, either in September 2023, or watch the one from Spring 2023.

Training continues October 9-13, 2023 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!

Course includes a selection of the following, according to the group and Gilles' current inspirations:


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.

Return students encouraged!

Students who have already taken this class twice within the past 10 years - you may repeat for 3rd or more time for a special discount!

Contact us to register.


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 3-7, 2023
If staying at the retreat center, arrive on Monday October 2nd after 2pm.

Depart after morning closing circle on Sunday October 8th (check out at 11am), unless staying on for additional course(s).



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

Fly out Sunday October 8th in afternoon/eve. Or Oct 9th (get airport hotel).

(Unless staying for Global Body.)
We can pick you up from the airport on October 2nd in the afternoon, and drop you off around 1pm on Oct 9th (extra fee).



Click here for Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner Certification requirements.

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

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