Pagosa Hot Springs

Retreats in 2020

Chi Nei Tsang 1 Retreat

October 5-8, 2020 Pagosa Springs, Colorado

25% Discount for those who are repeating this retreat in Colorado. 

Registration form is at the bottom of this page

Pagosa Hot Springs, Colorado is the DEEPEST HOT SPRINGS IN THE WORLD, says the Guiness book of records.

Join us for four days of soaking in the natural healing hot springs along the San Juan River in Pagosa Springs, Colorado while practicing meditation, qigong, and discovering ancient teachings that will restore your health and inner peace.

During the retreat we will be offering a complete course in Chi Nei Tsang Fundamentals along with many other Taoist teachings.

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

Our days will begin with Qigong outside, by the San Juan river. Chi Nei Tsang class will be held in the conference room at The Springs. Our classroom looks out over the “mother pool”. 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.

After class, take advantage of the 23 individually temperatured pools of naturally hot therapeutic mineral water situated right alongside the San Juan river. Pagosa Hot Springs is the deepest in the world! Guests of The Springs Resort have 24-hour access to the pools. We will have a 2 hour dinner break each day and the pools are open 8am till 11pm.  If you are not staying at the Springs resort you will need to buy a pass at the bath house. 

End your 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 for evening practice


Improved energy and sleep

Improved physical and emotional digestion

Regulation of elimination

Relief from abdominal pain

How to assist your metabolism to vibrant health

Self Empowerment over your sense of well being

You will learn:

To identify the location and function of the internal organs Several treatment protocols, including a full body detoxifying routine

Manual and Energetic techniques to improve digestion and alleviate abdominal pain

Opening the diaphragm for better breathing

Introduction to the five elements theory

Qigong and meditation to boost your energy level and harmonize organs

Opening the microcosmic orbit and 6 Healing Sounds Meditation

Tao Yin to open the Meridians

Tuition: $650 To Register: Please copy and paste the registration form below.

Plan to arrive on October 4th. Class will end at 5pm on October 8 if you are planning to leave for home on Thursday. We will still have evening practice on October 8. You may be asked to bring a massage table.

Instructor: Caryn Boyd Diel, founder of White Cloud Institute. For questions call 505 670-3538

Massage Therapists: 35 Ceu from NCBTMB

9am to 8pm Daily Beginners Welcome!

Qigong and Meditation option.  Join us every morning at 9am for Qigong and every evening at 7:30pm for Tao Yin and Meditation.  $15 per day

Meals are not included in the Retreat Tuition but Pagosa offers many restaurants and markets. For room rates call The Springs Resort at 800-225-0934, or Healing Waters Resort at 970 264-5910. There are many homes and cabins for rent in town.


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White Cloud Institute, PO Box 31996 Bellingham, WA 98228

Email us at: [email protected]  call:  505 670-3538

In order to guarantee your space in class a $75 non refundable deposit is due when you register. Full tuition is due 2 weeks prior to class. No refunds once a class begins



Chi Nei Tsang 2; Ampuku and Meridian Therapy

Review and expand on the CNT 1 curriculum. Learn about the history and development of Chi Nei Tsang and Anmo as a healing modality and its migration through in Asia.

Explore the breathing process, internal patterns of tension and chi flow, and the resulting mis-alignments of the posture.

Understand how posture affects organ health and learn to access and identify where fascial stress is inhibiting movement in the body.

Learn treatments to purge stagnant energy from the body by “chasing the winds” through the meridians of the arms, legs, and chest.

Enjoy the benefits of Bone Breathing Qigong to prevent osteoporosis and Swimming Dragon for the spine.

We will be using herbal poultices in our treatments, and discussing the actions of Asian and local herbs.

Bring the modern day problem of carpal tunnel into line with a treatment adapted from Asian body therapies.

Understand how to reposition the Uterus, Bladder and Prostate for better health and chi flow.

Learn a Psoas release technique and other advanced techniques, stretches and guided movement awareness for releasing pelvic tensions that cause pain.

Learn the ancient Chinese practice of Tao Yin to open the meridians.

We will practice several CNT 2 treatment protocol for chasing the winds adapted to the needs of the client.

Learn how the I Ching Bagua has been used historically in healing sessions.

A special lecture for this retreat location based on energetic geomancy and how it affects our health.

Pre requisite is CNT 1

Location: a private center in Sedona, Arizona

32 CEU from NCBTMB. 9am till 8pm every day. class size is limited to 12 students.

Tuition $650. Tuition is Due in full 30 days prior to the retreat.

Spring Renewal; Longevity and Rejuvenation Retreat

Spring and Summer Retreat

TBA 2021, in Bellingham, Washington

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. We will begin our days with Qigong and Meditation in the forest of the Pacific Northwest.

Learn how to nourish and rejuvenate your body for natural and lasting health. We will discuss the spiritual aspects of Detoxification.

Caryn will introduce several topics which will assist your body to be strong and able to detox wisely; including Chi Nei Tsang self help routine, sensible approaches to Detox, Forest Bathing, “taking the waters” in the European way, Lymph massage and preparing teas and congees for restoring health. Take home several Longevity Practices.

Afternoon lectures will include lessons on casting the I Ching, Dry Brushing, and Taoist Dream Practice. Feel supported and Rejuvenated. We conclude each day with Tao Yin and Meditations to assist in your healing experience. specifically designed to open the meridians through stretching and breath work promoting deep and restful sleep.

Be sure to register 2 full weeks prior to the retreat, as you will receive some special instructions on how to best prepare for this life changing experience.

Tuition: $550

Instructor: Caryn Boyd Diel, founder of White Cloud Institute

Meals are not included in the Retreat Tuition.

Massage Therapists: 27 Ceu from NCBTMB

Learn how to "take the waters"

During the Chi Nei Tsang Retreat at Pagosa Springs Caryn will talk about the history of "Taking the Waters" and how to best use the natural this healing springs.

Join us in Sedona, Arizona

We will be looking at the Vortex energy that is prevalent on this land and learn how to apply Geomancy to our healing practice.