Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang
Mon-Fri, September 13-17, 2021
Arrive at retreat center after 8am on Monday. Class starts at 10am
Depart at 4pm on Fri 9/17
Harmony Ridge Lodge
Nevada City, California (Tahoe National Forest)
1 hour from Sacramento; 3 hrs from the Bay Area
Fly into Sacramento Int'l Airport (SMF).
We are looking into transport options from the airport.
Carpooling available from the SF Bay Area.
More details including pricing coming asap!
Disclaimer: Last minute changes/rescheduling may be necessary due to covid or wildfire activity.
Instructor: Gilles Marin
This course is approved for 27 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) by NCBTMB and the California Acupuncture Board (Provider #260, Category 1).
NOTE: TaoTouch Chi Kung Basics online class is required before you can take the CNT Fundamentals class. It is being offered in August 2021. 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
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 lifetime 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 9/13 - Friday 9/17
Arrive after 8am on Monday 9/13. Class starts at 10am.
Depart at 4pm on Friday 9/17.
8:00am Chi Kung warmup
9:30am-1:00pm Morning class
1-3pm Lunch, siesta
3:00-6:30pm - Afternoon class
Except Monday class starts at 10am, and Friday depart at 4pm.
Click here for Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner Certification requirements.
New and existing practitioners, please review the new Certification Renewal Program.
• A full refund, less paypal fees, will be made if cancelled within 72 hours of enrollment. Otherwise:
• Class tuition, less non-refundable deposit per class and paypal 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 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.