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Lodging and food are extra:

Lodging at Akrimios: €40-95/night, per room/apartment.

You can share a room and split the cost. Fee will be €5/night more per shared room as there will be more people using that apartment's utilities.

Payable in euros cash to CNTI upon arrival.

UPDATE 2/15/24: Rooms at Akrimios are pretty much full. The very nice Aptera Hotel has a few apartments temporarily reserved for our group. Email David to get contact info for Nectarios at the Aptera Hotel, and other lodging recommendations. Pricing varies.

LODGING

 

Which nights can we sleep at the retreat center?

The nights of June 18-July 15. Contact Ingrid to arrive earlier or stay longer.

 

You can stay on-site in a sea-view apartment at Akrimos.

If that fills up, there are other nice accommodations nearby that we can help guide you to.

Who gets priority for the rooms?

The earlier you register, the higher up on the list you are for on-site rooms. Those who are staying for the whole retreat get priority for the rooms at Akrimios, for simplicity sake.

What if the apartments at Akrimios fill up?

UPDATE 2/15/24: Rooms at Akrimios are pretty much full. The very nice Aptera Hotel has a few apartments temporarily reserved for our group. Email David to get contact info for Nectarios at the Aptera Hotel, and other lodging recommendations. Pricing varies.

 

What's the room situation?

There are multiple apartments that are mostly shared, with your own private room. You can share a bedroom with family/friend and split the cost. There are a couple private apartments as well.

 

Each apartment has its own entrance and a large, private balcony with view of Souda Bay and its beautiful sunrises. All mini kitchens are equipped with a fridge, coffee machine, kettle, and all the dishes and utensils you need for a quick and easy meal.

Do prices vary depending on room/bed?

 

Yes, there are varying room and apartment options, priced out accordingly, ranging from €40-€90/night. We will offer you the options, if available, upon your registration.

Is there air conditioning in the apartments?

Yes there is A/C available, for a fee. It is €15/hour. You will probably only need it for cooling off for nap time or right before bed at night. With windows cracked open, you shouldn't need it all that much.

Can I stay in the classroom space or camp?

Yes you can! The cost is €25/night total per person: €15 for camping/floor space, plus €10 facilities fee. You'll have access to amenities including a kitchen and bathroom. You can sleep in the classroom space, Ingrid's office break room, or you can set your tent up in the yard beside the center.

To whom should I ask questions, and reserve my bed/room with?
 

Please email David administration@chineitsang.com

What should I bring, lodging-wise?

Earplugs (road noise and cicadas can be loud in the rooms), eye mask, flashlight, extra towel for beach, notebook and pen for dream journaling.

Hands-on Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage trainings

FUNDAMENTALS OF CHI NEI TSANG

October 3-7, 2023

Intro Level Training

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SPRING 2023
TRAINING RETREATS

in Nevada City, California
(Tahoe National Forest)

April 20-27, 2023

Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang
with TaoTouch Extraordinary Chi Kung

7-day entry level hands-on training

April 28 - May 5, 2023

Global Body Chi Nei Tsang
with Fusion and Space & Boundaries Chi Kung

7-day deeper levels hands-on training

45 NCBTMB CEUs available per course

TESTIMONIALS

Training Retreats in Nevada City, CA

 

"Excellent course, very clear teaching, easy to understand. Lots of hand-on learning. Great learning environment... Can’t say enough good things about the experience, highly recommended!"

- Katharina, Spring 2023

"Everyone took such good care of us - making sure we got to the retreat, feeding us, enabling us to have a play day, making sure we were comfortable! The information was, as always, inspiring. It was great to be tucked away and have the whole lodge to ourselves. Good to be in nature, albeit domesticated nature. But so much better than a city or a hotel! I appreciated not having to worry about food or cleaning up."

- Donna, Spring 2023

 

"It was an eye opening class. I loved that we focused on feeling and listening to our body to deepen what we learned about the philosophy and ideas behind Chi Nei Tsang."

 

"Just the right mix of learning/listening and hands-on experience. Divinely interesting, fun and plenty of opportunity to interact with the other students. Looking forward to the next workshop. The facilitators were extremely knowledgeable and willing to share, talk about their experience and give practical guidance."
 

"Chi Nei Tsang/TaoTouch is the finest, most powerful healing modality in the world, period. Gilles Marin has remarkably taken it to a whole new level. In my opinion, he is by far the best, the number one master practitioner/teacher of Chi Nei Tsang in the world. Chi Nei Tsang in itself is so powerful that indigenous peoples, Hawaiians, have told me 'This is the abdominal work we have lost'. I believe Gilles has taken Chi Nei Tsang to a whole new level, a truly life changing and world changing level. In addition, he is a delightfully inspiring human being!"

 

"Beautiful and serene - it was a perfect setting for our retreat."

 

"The grounds and location were wonderful as was the food that was provided for the workshop. Delicious, many choices and plenty to suit all taste buds. The caterer was extraordinary and offered a wide range of choices throughout the workshop days."

"Amazingly transformational!"

TESTIMONIALS

 

Program:

 

"Gilles is a master teacher and Tiffiny and the other TA's are phenomenal facilitators and teachers in their own right. I learned so much and felt very supported and safe. I can't wait to return!"

 - Cristina

 

"The information taught in the above classes by Gilles Marin is healing and expanding on the physical, mental and emotional level. At times I felt it was information I had learned years ago through Ayurveda and Yoga, but there was a great freedom that came with these teachings that did not come through Ayurveda or Yoga. Heal yourself first, this is so important. Use these skills to first work with your own garbage that has been so long held onto for no good reason. So many Taoist teachings, were gently given in a way that the body and mind could take in and utilize. Beginning with of all things - get enough sleep. I believe they are teachings I have been waiting for a very long time, ancient yet practical at the same time. Thank you."

- LB

 

"It was an eye opening class. I loved that we focused on feeling and listening to our body to deepen what we learned about the philosophy and ideas behind Chi Nei Tsang."

- Sawako

 

"Just the right mix of learning/listening and experience with the work. Divinely interesting, fun and plenty of opportunity to interact with the other students. Looking forward to the next workshop. The facilitators were extremely knowledgeable and willing to share, talk about their experience and give practical guidance."

- PB

 

"Amazingly transformational!" - DP

Harmony Ridge Lodge:

 

"Beautiful and serene - it was a perfect setting for our retreat." - Cristina

 

"Harmony Ridge Lodge is a welcoming place in tall trees and nature that is nurturing. Even though it is right on a Hwy., once on the grounds, you forget about the traffic - and realize that it is not overwhelming. The room we stayed in was light, bright, with windows that opened for fresh air. The bed was comfortable and the window seat / bed was a delight to sit on to read, bone breathe, and relax before going to sleep. Michelle was of great help and very interesting to visit with." - LB

 

"Beautiful and peaceful garden. It was nice to have a walk, rest and swimming time in between classes." – Sawako

 

"I would have gone anywhere in the US to learn in person with Gilles Marin, fortunately Nevada City is convenient and gorgeous with lovely locals. Harmony: GORGEOUS GROUNDS. Great place for early morn-meditation! I would stay there again." – Shelli

 

"The grounds were wonderful!" - PB

 

"Perfect!" – DP

 

Caterer:

 

"Delicious, nourishing food with lots of variety to choose from - you could taste the love in it!" - Cristina

 

"I personally have not had such wonderful food to eat for 3 meals a day for 5 days in a row ever on any retreat or training I have attended. I am vegetarian, the options given were wide ranging and fulfilled my needs both veggie wise and protein wise. The food was prepared lovingly (there is an energy that goes with that word), tasted great and filled that 'I am so hungry' button that often gets pushed during trainings of this type. When we open ourselves up to let our energy flow for hours at a time, there is an expenditure that happens that can only be filled by eating very nourishing food. What a treat!" – LB

 

"The grounds and location were wonderful as was the food that was provided for the workshop. Delicious, many choices and plenty to suit all taste buds. The caterer was extraordinary and offered a wide range of choices at an individual meals and throughout the workshop days." - PB

 

"Absolutely amazing. If I lived there, I'd be a regular at the restaurant the meat was tended to at. Loving offering of flesh-food I seldom experience since I eat mostly plants. Their gal that came in for prep & such was delightful. I enjoyed their nutritionally dense breakfast and lunches." – Shelli

Other:

 

"The workshop was well organized and I felt very comfortable and safe being in the group to learn. Thank you so much for having essential oils and other support for us to stay healthy."

- Sawako

 

"Thank you for the gentle organization. Thank you for the sweetness & the intention in that space. Thank you for Gilles for teaching, pouring into us...
Can he do this quarterly in the same spot? I will start saving NOW if you say 'Yes!'"

- Shelli

 

"Feeling much better inside and out. Coping and go through with much more ease and peace since our week together. So fabulous to meet all of you!  I too am looking forward to the next time!"

- JA

 

"Wonderful!" - PB

LODGING

Which nights can we sleep at the retreat center?

 

The night before the first day of class , through the night of the last day of class. Depart the next day.

 

You might wish to stay extra days after (or before) in the area to enjoy the local delights including the amazing Yuba River, cute towns, and cool people.

Can I just make day visits?

Yes! If you live or are staying with friends nearby, you can commute in daily for no additional fee.

 

Is camping an option?

Tent camping, no. Car camping, yes. That is $30/night ($180 for 6 nights).
Please note the retreat center is alongside a main (2 lane) highway so there is some noise of trucks passing. However there are some parking spots down by the rooms that are a bit quieter and darker.

You can use the bathroom in the classroom space or the one adjacent to it. There is also one bathroom in the main lodge that has a shower for your use (bring a towel).

FOOD

 

Is food included in the price?

No. Food is $65-$75/day extra for 3 meals per day.
Recommended for everyone, especially those staying at the retreat center.
It's especially great for getting to know each other better, sharing experiences, stories, bonding, all that good stuff.

More info on the caterer(s) as the class retreat approaches.


Food notes:
It's all or nothing (no choosing only lunches, or certain days or anything). This is necessary for the caterer.

Is food optional?

Yes. But again, we highly recommend getting the meal plan because it makes your experience easy, and mostly because sharing meals with your classmates is the best time to get to know each other better.

Please consume all outside food off-site, and you will not have access to the kitchen in Harmony's Lodge.

 

Who's cooking?


Last time we had Hiroko and Rose. They are both ah-maz-ing. Stay tuned for Spring 2024 info.

 

What's on the menu?

It is a healthy, well-balanced spread with veggies, proteins (meat and other), etc... organic and local as much as possible. Meals are served buffet style, where you can pick and choose which prepared ingredients go onto your plate/bowl. The spread accommodates special diets such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and other specialized diets. Coffee, tea and filtered water are available. 

Can I bring my own food?

Sure. If you have room there are mini fridges in all rooms for your use. But if you are car camping, do NOT leave any food in your car. There are bears! And they expect you to share.

LODGING:

1 week = 6 nights

2 weeks = 12 nights

Arrivals/Departures

October 2 arrival Fundamentals

October 8 departure Fundamentals; arrival Global Body
October 14 departure Global Body

 

Check in after 2pm; Check out at 11am

 

CAMPING

Contact us about car or tent camping.
$40/night

ROOMS

Harmony Ridge Lodge has nice spacious rooms, each with its own bathroom, mini fridge, and other amenities.

 

BEDS

Let us know via the registration form your preferred rooms/beds and we'll do our best to accommodate everyone. (But no guarantees, sorry! There are lots of variables. Thanks for your understanding.)

Also let us know (via the registration form):

- If you are a snorer. You know who you are! Be honest and please let us know.

Options

- Prices shown are per night. For the Fall 2023 Retreats it is 6 nights each course.

- Bed rates vary depending on bed size, how many people in room, and room amenities (eg. spa tub)

- Couples/besties can share a king bed and split the cost

- There is the potential for single room upgrades, depending on availability as the retreats get closer.

Actual pricing subject to change per how many people are coming, etc.

 

Room 1

Bed 1: Queen $75

Bed 2: Queen $75

 

Room 2

Bed 3: Queen $75

Bed 4: Queen $75

 

Room 3

Bed 5: King $95

Bed 6: Twin $55

 

Room 4

ADA compliant

Bed 7: Queen $70

Bed 8: Twin $55

 

Room 5 - Spa tub

Bed 9: Queen $95

Bed 10: Queen $95

 

Room 6

Bed 11: King $85

Bed 12: King $85

 

Room 7 - "Bridal Suite" with spa tub

Bed 13: King $115

Bed 14: Queen sleeper couch pullout $75

 

Room 8

Bed 15: Full $65

Bed 16: Full $65

 

Room 9

Bed 17: King $70

Bed 18: Twin $55

Bed 19: Twin $55

Submit bed # requests via the Registration Form. Once we figure all that out, we'll confirm and invoice for that payment separately.

Crete Retreat 2023

TaoTouch Chi Kung Incubation Practices
June 16-20

 

Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang
June 22-26

Global Body Attitude Chi Nei Tsang

June 29-July 3

Advanced Chi Nei Tsang

July 5-9

You are welcome to come for the full retreat, or a portion if you have satisfied the prerequistite courses.

NCBTMB CEUs available

Crete 2023 Course Fees
1 class = $1100

2 classes = $2100 (save $100)

3 classes = $3000 (save $300)

4 classes = $3800 (save $600)

Referral bonus!
Refer someone new to us and you save $100 if they sign up!

Yes you can get the multiple class discount and referral bonus all at the same time :)

Deposits are not refundable but may be transferable to a future retreat, depending on the timing of cancellation. Cancellation/refund policy here.

Balance payments due May 1st, 2023.
 

Contact us for lodging pricing and booking.

In Person Schedule at a Glance:

June 16 - July 9, 2023: Crete Retreat (TaoTouch Chi Kung, Fundamentals, Global Body, Advanced CNT)

October 3-7, 2023: Fundamentals of CNT

Taoist Philosophy, Qigong, Online Classes

Recordings and notes provided

Six Week Series
March 3 - April 7, 2023

Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm pacific
with Gilles Marin

The TaoTouch (Taoist) Chi Kung course focuses on the essence of internal alchemy for personal healing and optimal everyday life. It is a great initiation to a Taoist approach to healing via mental, emotional and spiritual evolution.

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Includes access to video recordings and class notes, so it's ok if you can't join live.

Online Class Series:

6 Fridays, 10am-12pm pacific

July 21-August 25, 2023

Enhance your Qi and inner spiritual practices through explorations of Zhan Zhuang Posture, Qi Breathing Techniques, Acupoints, Earth and Shaking Qigong, Microcosmic Orbit, Column of Light, Aloha Qigong, Guided Shamanic Journeys, and more!

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The Biology of Consciousness: One Mind, Five Intelligences

Online Class Series with Gilles Marin

 

Instructor: Gilles Marin

 

6 Fridays

Nov 4 - Dec 16, 2022 (no class 11/25)

In this live online course, Gilles Marin deeply explores the 5 Intelligences- the elemental forces of nature that govern existence, including inside ourselves. This is fundamental in preparing us to really integrate the Fusion Meditation practice (scheduled for May/June 2023). This information bridges the gap between esoteric practices with the physiological. The physiological part of meditation makes it more functional in our everyday lives.

 

This approach is oriented toward acquiring extraordinary powers in order to get extraordinary results in healing self and others.

 

In this online course, Gilles discusses a selection of the following:
 

  • Taoism, the perennial philosophy

  • Familiarizing ourselves with the 5 Intelligences within

  • Positive and negative aspects of each Intelligence

  • Internal alchemy

  • The 2 axes of our Mind: Soul & Spirit

  • Complete-self decision making

  • Changing chemistry: adrenaline and serotonin

  • Pathological manifestations of undigested emotional charges

  • Dealing with trauma

  • Working out ancestral issues

  • The spiritual phase of healing

  • Working with dreamtime

  • Student Q&A

  • And much more!


This class is preview of Gilles' new book in progress: Self, Soul and Spirit: The Tao of Consciousness - One Mind, Five Intelligences. A unified field theory of consciousness and cognition. Coming soon!

This course counts towards TaoTouch® Chi Nei Tsang practitioner certification.

 

Your donation gives you 6 recorded online classes, detailed notes, and email support.
Recordings are available through June 1, 2023.

by sliding scale donation: $90-$150
Monthly Members
are auto enrolled - no need to re-register :)

TaoTouch Extraordinary Chi Kung
For Extra-ordinary Results!

SPRING 2023 - 5 Day Course

Instructor: Gilles Marin

Pricing: TBA

This class is blend of Biology of Consciousness: One Mind, Five Intelligences practices, White Cloud Temple Chi Kung and meditations, and Aikido movements to integrate healing skills and to develop the capacity to upgrade and extend healing Chi during treatments. More info here.

No prerequisites. OPEN TO EVERYONE!

OCTOBER 2022

Course: $1575/course (early bird $1475 thru 8/15/22)
includes:
$185/day class fee (for instructor/admin) = $1295 ($1195 early bird)

$35/day facilities fee for 8 days = $280

Food: $600/course (optional if not staying onsite)

$75/day for 8 days (3 meals/day)

Lodging: Varies (optional)
For 8 or 16 nights. See below for room/bed options and pricing.

Package Discount:
Save an additional $150 if you register for both courses!

Please Note:

Facilities fee, catering and lodging are all at cost (no markup on our part).

Pay now and complete the registration form to reserve your spot!

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Sessions are recorded so it's ok if you can't join live.

Healing Buddha Palms Chi Kung

Online Series
Six Fridays, 10am-12pm PDT
July/August 2022

with the amazing Kaleo and Elise Ching

Learn the in-depth workings of the powerful Healing Buddha Palms chi kung routine, plus Bone Marrow Chi Kung, Earth Chi Kung, Micro/Macro Orbits and more!

 

Kaleo and Elise Ching bring their expertise (and sweetness!) as they share their knowledge and wisdom with us.

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July 22 - August 26, 2022
10:00am-12:00pm pacific time

all registrants get video recordings and notes from each class


Healing Buddha Palms Chi Kung is a Taoist practice that is an especially powerful tool for healers and Chi Kung practitioners to build and conserve their own Chi and to channel Chi from both the Earth and the Universe. This practice stimulates our twelve internal organs and their meridians, and the eight Extraordinary Channels which are our reservoirs of Chi.

Kaleo and Elise Ching bring their expertise (and sweetness!) to us, as they deeply explore and share what is going on when we do the Buddha Palms practice. They will also be sharing bone marrow breathing, earth qigong and micro/macro orbits in addition to other qigong practices and meditations.

 

SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS AND BEYOND

Healing Buddha Palms Chi Kung

with Kaleo & Elise Ching

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By sliding scale donation.

Classes are live, but also recorded for viewing any time.

4 Fridays: August 6-27, 2021 ONLINE

 

Learn the TaoTouch® approach to internal alchemy chi kung for healing. Based on Taoist principles, these practices connect physical movement, breath, and personal emotional structures with the biology of consciousness.

Practices may include Healing Buddha Palms, Earth Relationship Chi Kung, Bone Breathing, Sunning, Fountain of Life, Taoist Biological Clock, Six Healing Sounds and more.

 

For beginners through advanced practitioners.

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Classes are live, but also recorded for viewing any time.

 

By sliding scale donation.

6 Fridays: March 4th -April 8th, 2022 ONLINE

 

Learn the TaoTouch® approach to internal alchemy chi kung for healing. Based on Taoist principles, these practices connect physical movement, breath, and personal emotional structures with the biology of consciousness.

Practices may include Healing Buddha Palms, Earth Relationship Chi Kung, Bone Breathing, Sunning, Fountain of Life, Taoist Biological Clock, Six Healing Sounds and more.

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Recordings and notes shared after each session, so it's ok if you can't join live.

Five Intelligences Meditation:
Inner Alchemy for a Better Humanity

January-February 2022
with instructor Gilles Marin

Learn and practice these Taoist formulas designed to pacify the mind, elevate the spirit, and instigate healing from the deep seated emotional charges that prevent the healthy development of ourselves and humanity.

In this iteration in Winter 2022, Gilles will be blending in Biology of Consciousness elements- more deeply exploring our 5 Intelligences within, their universal properties, how they influence us, and how we can cultivate their best qualities in our selves as we navigate daily life. Thus we are calling this course BIO-FUSION! 💥 This class only happens once per year.

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Sessions are recorded and detailed notes providedso it's ok if you can't join live.

Online Series
Six Fridays, 10:00-11:30am pacific
Jan 13-Feb 17, 2023

with Senior Instructor Tiffiny Fyans

In this course we will be doing some gentle self-treatment CNT practices. We'll get in touch with the elemental forces inside us, touching upon the internal organs and meridians related to each one. We'll do some extraordinary chi warmups, connect with our source center, quell our inner winds, and explore some self-care CNT techniques, touching upon internal organs and meridian points. This nurturing class is perfectly suited for the winter season...

The Biology of Consciousness: One Mind, Five Intelligences

Online Class Series with Gilles Marin

 

Instructor: Gilles Marin

 

6 Fridays

Nov 4 - Dec 16, 2022 (no class 11/25)

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In this live online course, Gilles Marin deeply explores the 5 Intelligences- the elemental forces of nature that govern existence, including inside ourselves. This is fundamental in preparing us to really integrate the Fusion Meditation practice (scheduled for May/June 2023). This information bridges the gap between esoteric practices with the physiological. The physiological part of meditation makes it more functional in our everyday lives.

 

This approach is oriented toward acquiring extraordinary powers in order to get extraordinary results in healing self and others.

 

In this online course, Gilles discusses a selection of the following:
 

  • Taoism, the perennial philosophy

  • Familiarizing ourselves with the 5 Intelligences within

  • Positive and negative aspects of each Intelligence

  • Internal alchemy

  • The 2 axes of our Mind: Soul & Spirit

  • Complete-self decision making

  • Changing chemistry: adrenaline and serotonin

  • Pathological manifestations of undigested emotional charges

  • Dealing with trauma

  • Working out ancestral issues

  • The spiritual phase of healing

  • Working with dreamtime

  • Student Q&A

  • And much more!


This class is preview of Gilles' new book in progress: Self, Soul and Spirit: The Tao of Consciousness - One Mind, Five Intelligences. A unified field theory of consciousness and cognition. Coming soon!

This course counts towards TaoTouch® Chi Nei Tsang practitioner certification.

 

Your donation gives you 6 recorded online classes, detailed notes, and email support.
Recordings are available through June 1, 2023.

by sliding scale donation: $90-$150
Monthly Members
are auto enrolled - no need to re-register :)

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.

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Taoist (TaoTouch) Chi Kung Basics

ONLINE
4 Fridays: August 6-27, 2021
10am-12pm pacific time. Recordings shared after each class.
Instructor: Gilles Marin

 

Learn Gilles' TaoTouch® approach to internal alchemy chi kung for healing. Based on Taoist principles, these practices connect physical movement, breath, and personal emotional structures with our biology of consciousness. These ancient methods powerfully harmonize your energy systems while promoting inner health and the ability to help others heal from within.

 

Practices include a selection of the following: Healing Buddha Palms, Earth Relationship Chi Kung, Bone Breathing Chi Kung, Sleeping Chi Kung, Sunning Meditations, Fountain of Life, Taoist Biological Clock, Six Healing Sounds, and more. Training will involve a deep connection with our subconscious for enhanced transformational results.

Suitable for complete beginners and also advanced practitioners!
This class is required before taking the hands-on
Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang course.

By sliding scale donation.

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Biology of Consciousness: One Mind, Five Intelligences

E-Book and Online Class Series with Gilles Marin

 

May-June 2021

Fridays 10am-12pm pacific time
Recordings shared after each class.

Gilles Marin, Taoist philosophy classes

Gilles is excited about the release his new book: The Biology of Consciousness: One Mind, Five Intelligences. it combines the three booklets which premiered in 2020; now a consolidated e-book.

 

​Part 1: The Tao of Consciousness and the Internal Alchemy of our Mind
Part 2: The Lock and Key to Healing: Emotional Digestion

Part 3: Biological Resonances from the Source of Existence

As this book is still in its final stage of evolution, we invite your feedback and ideas!

 

In this new book and corresponding live online classes, Gilles discusses the 5 Intelligences: the elemental forces of nature that govern existence, including inside ourselves. Topics include familiarizing ourselves with these forces within, working with them as internal alchemy, positive/negative aspects of each intelligence, complete-mind decision making, pathological manifestations of undigested emotional charges, dealing with trauma, working out ancestral issues, the spiritual phase of healing, working with dreams... and much more!

Sliding scale donation: $80-$160
Monthly Members are auto enrolled - no need to re-register :)

 

Your donation gives you the full e-book, 8 live online classes, detailed class notes, email support and access to recordings of each class for 6 months.

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Bio Fusion Meditation - Online - 2022
Five Intelligences Meditation: Inner Alchemy for a Better Humanity

Instructor: Gilles Marin

 

Six Fridays: Jan 14th - Feb 18th, 2022
10:00am-12:00pm pacific time

all registrants get video recordings of each class


FYI - This class only happens once per year!

 

Learn and practice these Taoist formulas designed to pacify the mind, elevate the spirit, and instigate healing from the deep seated emotional charges that prevent the healthy development of ourselves and humanity.

 

During this guided meditation practice, you will learn to:
 

  • Recognize the 5 Elemental Forces / Intelligences within.

  • Practice the 4 specific formulas for mental optimization.

  • Dismantle negative emotions through internal alchemy.

  • Gain understanding through alchemizing emotional disturbances and to create harmony in yourself again and again, thus enhancing your creative energies.

  • Reduce experiencing abstractly - what you expect to experience, see, feel - but rather to feel, experience and see what actually is: growth, change, evolution, health.

  • Gain insight into your internal and external universal energies, empowering you to truly digest your life experiences and strengthen your inner being.

In this iteration in Winter 2022, Gilles will be blending in Biology of Consciousness elements- more deeply exploring our 5 Intelligences within, their properties, and how they interrelate with each other. Thus we are calling it BIO-FUSION! 💥

 

Be prepared for deep introversion, emotional exploration, and spiritual stimulation.

 

By Donation: $90-$150 for this series - or whatever you can ($60 minimum)

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TaoTouch Self-Treatment Chi Nei Tsang - Online

Instructor: Tiffiny Fyans, Senior Instructor & Practitioner

6 Fridays: Nov/Dec 2021
10:00-11:30am pacific time

all registrants get video recordings and notes of each class

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In this 6 session course we will be doing some gentle TaoTouch Self-Treatment Chi Nei Tsang Practices. We'll get in touch with the elemental forces inside us, including the internal organs and meridians related to each one.

 

We use the chi extension from our own hands to connect, while feeling and healing from within. Each week explores a particular elemental force, or "Intelligence"- its related anatomy and ways to approach our deep, elemental self-care.

This nurturing class is perfectly suited for the upcoming winter season...

By Sliding Scale Donation: $60-$120
Monthly Members: You are auto enrolled - no need to re-register :)

Deeper Levels Chi Nei Tsang/TaoTouch

SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2021
arrive at retreat center on Saturday 9/18

Instructor: Gilles Marin

PRICING TBA

This 5-day course is for all students and practitioners who have already taken Gilles' Fundamentals of CNT course. We will explore structural, emotional and metabolic levels of TaoTouch Chi Nei Tsang. Class will touch upon Biology of Consciousness principles, Somato-Emotional Processing and Global Body Attitude CNT.  More info here.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of CNT and one other class

Taoist Meditation Online Classes with Gilles Marin

Includes the new consolidated ebook, 8 olnine classes, detailed notes and recordings.

New Book & Online Classes
Fridays 10am-12pm PDT
May-June 2021

 

In his new ebook and corresponding live online classes, Gilles Marin discusses the 5 Intelligences: the elemental forces of nature that govern existence, including inside ourselves. Topics include internal alchemy, decision making, undigested emotional charges, trauma, ancestral issues, dreams... and much more!

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with Senior Instructor Tiffiny Fyans

Online Series
Fridays 10-11:30am PDT
April 2021

 

These practices help us return to the center of our being. We work on nourishing presence and defragmenting our self back into whole. We'll connect with our own core source as we open inner wind gates, cultivate a chi ball in our lower Dan Tien, and balance our inner Feng Shui.

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Sessions are recorded so it's ok if you can't join live.

Online Series
Six Fridays, 10:00-11:30am PDT
Nov/Dec 2021

with Senior Instructor Tiffiny Fyans

In this course we will be doing some gentle self-treatment CNT practices. We'll get in touch with the elemental forces inside us, touching upon the internal organs and meridians related to each one. We use the chi extension from our own hands to connect, while feeling and healing from within. This nurturing class is perfectly suited for the upcoming winter season...

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Sacral Energy Chi Kung - Online

Instructor: Tiffiny Fyans, Senior Instructor & Practitioner

5 Fridays: April 2021
10:00-11:30am pacific time

all registrants get video recordings of each class

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In April 2021, Tiffiny Fyans will be gently holding space for self-work: returning to the center of our being around which our world turns. We will work on cultivating presence and defragmenting our self back into whole. We'll connect with our own source, our core, staying steady while many winds blow around outside...

We will be working with the navel, our hub with fascial links to the spine and each vital organ's connective ligaments, as well as the lower Dan Tien, the storehouse of energy just behind and below the navel. These practices provide an inner window into our body-mind. Learn to balance the inner Feng Shui of our selves, friends, family and pets with this simple method.

This work makes a comfortable nest in the lower Dan Tien to hang out in :)

By Donation: $50-$100 or what you can in these times ($25 minimum).
Monthly Members: You are auto enrolled - no need to re-register :)

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TaoTouch (Taoist) Chi Kung - Online - Spring 2022

Instructor: Gilles Marin

 

Six Fridays: March 4th - April 8th, 2022
10:00am-12:00pm pacific time

all registrants get video recordings and notes after each session.

 

The Taoist (TaoTouch) Chi Kung Basics course focuses on the essence of internal alchemy during Chi Kung practice. It is a great initiation to the practice of Taoist internal alchemy for healing and mental, emotional and spiritual evolution.

These ancient methods powerfully harmonize your energy systems while promoting inner health and the ability to help others heal from within.

 

Training involves a deep connection with our "subconscious" for enhanced transformational results. This is done by connecting physical movement, breath, and personal emotional structures with the biology of consciousness.

This course will include a selection of the following topics:

  • Introduction to the true holistic, whole-person approach to health and healing

  • The Microcosmic Orbit or "Fountain of Life" with its seven levels of individuation

  • Taoist Meridian Daily Biological Clock

  • Earth Relationship Chi Kung

  • Bone Breathing Meditation

  • Sleeping Chi Kung

  • Dreaming Chi Kung

  • Sunning Meditations

  • Six Healing Sounds - upgraded version

  • Yin and Yang energies' mental and emotional attributes

  • Healing Buddha Palms

  • The Five Intelligences of our Biology of Consciousness

  • and more!

 

By Donation: $90-$150 for this series - or whatever you can ($60 minimum)

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Somato-Emotional Processing Chi Nei Tsang/TaoTouch

SPRING 2022

Instructor: Gilles Marin

PRICING TBA

This 2nd level class teaches a complete method to release the deeply seated emotional charges that are at the root o