Chi Nei Tsang level 1
35 CEUs for Massage Therapy from NCBTMB

Apr 06, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024

Practitioners in the healing arts know the value of being on Retreat. Join us for a few days of profound relaxation and drop deeper into the mysteries of healing

During this retreat at Eastover we will be offering a complete course in Chi Nei Tsang Fundamentals along with many other Daoist teachings which support practitioners and clients.

You will learn an ancient massage modality based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and enjoy daily qigong practice and meditations to nourish your individual chi. These teachings will restore your health and inner peace and allow you to approach a healing session with clients in a relaxed manner.

Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is not only a body therapy technique, but a profound healing practice involving training in energy cultivation (qigong) and
alchemical Daoist meditations to heal the body, mind and spirit.

Our days will begin at 9am with Qigong outside in the pristine meadows of Eastover Estate. Back in the classroom we will move consciously through each of the organ systems, learning how to access the knowledge of the body with our hearts and our hands.

We will end the day with Tao Yin; Taoist yoga, specifically designed to open the meridians through stretching and breath work promoting deep and restful sleep. (Bring your favorite yoga mat and meditation cushion for evening practice).

Benefits for students and clients:

Improved energy (chi flow) and sleep
Improved physical and emotional digestion
Regulation of elimination
Relief from abdominal pain
Improved metabolism which supports vibrant health
Self Empowerment over your sense of well being

You will learn:

To identify the location and function of the internal organs Palpation techniques for the abdomen Several treatment protocols, including a full body detoxifying routine Ability to adjust treatments for various conditions, ages and body types
Manual and Energetic techniques to improve digestion and alleviate abdominal pain
How to open diaphragm for better breathing
Introduction to the five elements theory
How to incorporate herbal poultices into your treatments
Qigong and meditation to boost your energy level and harmonize organs
Opening the microcosmic orbit Bone Breathing Qigong
6 Healing Sounds Meditation
Tao Yin to open the Meridians

35 CEUs for Massage Therapy from NCBTMB.

To Register contact White Cloud Institute at, or call 505 670-3538. Payments can be made via PayPal, credit card over the phone, or Venmo. Tuition is due in full 30 days prior to the Retreat.

$800 Workshop Tuition, payable to White Cloud Institute





April 06, 2024
Arrival Time: 4:00pm

Dinner: 6:30pm


Day 2 – Day 5, April 10, 2024

 9:00 am – 8:00pm
Departure Day 

 Breakfast and Departure



Caryn Boyd Diel is the founder of White Cloud Institute. She incorporates more than 50 years of study in the areas of counseling, bodywork, and healing. Her teaching and training has taken her around the world. Caryn is a Senior Universal Healing Tao Instructor. She has enjoyed teaching Qigong and Meditation since 2000. She is the Author of “The Mountain Path” and “Sunrise, Daoist Practices for Women”, in addition to several DVDs, CDs and students workbooks.


Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.

Payment Policy

For lodging and meals, a $50 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.

For tuition, there is a non-refundable deposit of $75 at registration, tuition must be paid in full one month prior to the Retreat.

Cancellation Policy

Other than the deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.



I had tried yoga a few times in the past ten years, but it just didn’t seem to be a good fit for me – UNTIL I MET CAROLYN. She is WONDERFUL. Here’s why: She begins each class with a brief meditation, inviting us to bring mind, body and spirit to our practice. She exudes a calm, peaceful energy throughout the class. She is a patient teacher who respects individual limitations, encouraging our growth with soft, positive language and gentle adjustments. She’s never intrusive. She demonstrates advanced postures easily and with great flexibility, leading us (and inspiring us) into our own variation of the poses, always reminding us to honor our bodies and any physical restrictions that we bring to class with us. Her classes are helpful, safe and FUN ! I recommend her to students of all ages (even those over 60 ! )

-Pat McDonough