Chi Nei Tsang makes one feel as though they have returned home to themselves, community, and core. Members of western society must relearn to be present and mindful within self . At be in the tao Chi Nei Tsang and other Taoist practice are integral parts we integrate as we redefine our expectations of wellness.
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Classes in NorthEast Virginia and East Lansing Michigan on the horizon for 2020
A) Steven: Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 1 (no prereq)
B) Mary Ellen: Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Healing Therapy 1 (Organs) (no prereq)
A) Steven: REFINE Tai Chi Qigong 1 + Qigong Meditation Basics 2
B) Mary Ellen: Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Healing Therapy 2 (Winds)
A) Steven: Deep Healing Qigong Form (no prereq) B) Mary Ellen: Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Healing Therapy 3 (Tok Sen) Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) Abdominal Healing Therapy, Tai Chi Qigong, and Deep Healing Qigong courses are only offered in the summer, so if you are attracted to any of these, set your intention now to come. Course descriptions available on the website: http://www.spiritualtaoworkshops.com This August is a real opportunity, for it is the first-time we are offering a higher-level course in Tai Chi 1 (2nd week) and the first-time we are offering a course in CNT3–the third level of Chi Nei Tsang! Both of these courses are designed for those who wish to go deeper in the respective coursework programs. EARLY BIRD PRICING
Regular Early-bird pricing of $550 tuition for a 5-day course until 4/30/2020. Hotel (venue site) is only $89/night when you call and book under “Spiritual Tao” group. REVIEWERS repeating the same 5-day course from last year will earn a $100 rebate upon completion. The workshop venue is in a nice workshop space within Quality Inn hotel. So those who choose to stay at the Quality Inn hotel can simply return and rest in their rooms during breaks. It’s real hotel accommodations, you just stay in a hotel room for low cost. I have special room pricing also with the hotel, just $89/night if you mention Spiritual Tao when you book by calling the hotel directly (use Option 2 when you dial). We don’t charge double if you have two people staying in a room, like a lot of workshop places, so if you bring a friend (or partner), you only need to book one room with the hotel and share to save money. For food, there are a TON of restaurants nearby within walking distance, to suit all tastes and financial constraints . . . from fast food, to regular restaurants, to an organic grocery store (with hot bar) within 4 blocks. All the details of this are also on the workshop website. The hotel also has standard amenities like free hot breakfast, a gym, an indoor pool, etc. So I think the accommodations are far nicer AND CHEAPER than other places. If anybody has any questions, feel free to contact me! I’d love to hear from you. Warm wishes and smiling qi, Steven Sy
Recently Mary Ellen became certified as a Chi Nei Tsang Senior Teacher with Master Mantak Chia. As such she is now able to certify:
To learn more please follow the above links to learn more about each level and then make plans to join us as we deepen our understanding of applied chi kung and Taoist applied chi kung techniques.
Check out my events page for more information about upcoming classes.
Mary Ellen is committed to your long term educational needs. Whether you are a massage practitioner or an individual seeking wellness, the Chi Nei Tsang School provides mentorship programs and classes that will expand your practice. Redefine your work to include overall health and well-being based in the eastern and western medicine models. Explore our Classes on the following pages, and discover all the benefits you’ll enjoy as a practitioner.
Chi Nei Tsang applied Chi Kung will give you options that will grow your wellness practice. But don’t just think of our classes as a therapeutic remedy for your patients or practice. Our workshops and classes for individuals have advantages, too. Chi Kung, meditations such as Microcosmic orbit and Tao Yin will enhance your health, improve your performance and serve as a preventative tool that can be easily integrated into your lifestyle.
Whether you are a massage practitioner or and individual seeking more depth in your wellness practice we welcome you. At be in the tao, we look forward to getting to know you personally!
If this appeals to you, you are home. Chi Nei Tsang School Home. Follow the links below and you will find the form that suits you. Workshops and classes and treatments that will teach you these forms and provide guidance as you ‘redefine your expectations of wellness.’
Chi Nei Tsang School offers:
Mary Ellen Derwis LMT, Universal Healing Tao Chi Nei Tsang Senior Teacher of three levels of Chi Nei Tsang. 28+ years of experience as a licensed Masso-therapist. She is a graduate of the Chi Nie Tsang Institute and is a Chi Nei Tsang Senior Teacher within Grandmaster Mantak Chia’s Healing system. Full Instructor of Universal Tao Basics, Chi Kung & Tao Yin, and a practitioner of deep body work Tok Sen and Guasa. She blends eastern and western wellness philosophies into a form that is user friendly for each individual. She is dedicated to the Tao and all the richness that it brings into our lives.
Praise for Mary Ellen Derwis
I am very glad to give my highest recommendations for Mary Ellen Derwis for her excellent skills in Chi Nei Tsang.- Gilles Marin, Founder, The Chi Nei Tsang Institute
Mary Ellen is a fountain of knowledge and a fantastic presenter. She makes learning fun! I’m proud to call her a colleague.” – Sarina Stone, Healing Tao Instructor
CNT Like Trying to Describe the Taste of Bananas
Mary Ellen Derwis’ Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage seminar was one of the most unique I ever attended. I’m educated in three different ‘energy’ techniques, including Cranio Sacral, but this was my first combining hands on working with meridians.
I found Mary Ellen Derwis a remarkably gifted teacher. Samples of her wisdom: “Most of what I teach, whether you remember, you already know.” “Chi Nei Tsang does not measure your success by centimeters. Every therapist will work differently.” “Intent is the primary modality. Use gentle, nonintrusive contact.” “The breath is essential for bringing in the Chi.”
There was structure and sequence in the class, but it wasn’t rigid. I found the work comfortable to give and receive. My classmates had a variety of deep healing experiences. She is uniquely talented at teaching this powerful energetic body work. — Margaret Miller, LMT
Mary Ellen is a gifted teacher. She explains the concepts in a crystal clear fashion and allows the students to apply the knowledge hands on as they go along. She gives instant feedback to each class participant. At the end of the class I felt confident that I could integrate this massage modality into my practice right away. – Melissa D.
Learning a new energetic art like chi nei tsang can be intimidating, or simply confusing at times. Mary Ellen is one of those gifted teachers to take you by the hand and show you through the maze and back. Her down to earth approach will give you something to take home and practice on yourself and others in a way that is gentle, thorough and unforgettable. – Helen P.
A Massage for the Mind, Not Just Muscles
Mary Ellen’s CNT is a massage for the mind …delivered through our body. The first time I crossed the threshold of “be in the tao”, I was a mess – stressed and tired. Mary Ellen asked me what kind of massage I wanted and I literally put myself in her hands to decide. She chose a CNT massage. Within minutes, everything inside me changed. I had visions. I gained clarity. I felt peaceful, yet energized.
Creative ideas flowed in my dreams and work for weeks. Everything seemed easier, somehow. It was like a breakthrough after years of serious therapy, but without uttering a word or picking at old emotional wounds.
It’s a detox massage. Who doesn’t need to a seasonal cleanse? I know its effects are different for everyone. For me, it was like psychedelics without drugs, time-travel sans space suit, and more visions. The point is Mary Ellen dispenses more than muscle manipulation.
Ask about her three-years comatose client who, after Mary Ellen’s work, is now showing responsiveness to stimulus. If you’re experiencing pain and stiffness in your muscles or your mind, consider putting yourself in Mary Ellen’s hands. – Jim K., Ohio
Safe, Empowering & Life Altering Body Work!
What can I say about an experience that is life altering in a gentle, subtle, comforting way that transcends words?
I have been a client of Mary Ellen’s for many years. In my first sessions I was so anxious and fearful to be touched, but my entire being needed to be comforted so profoundly! Mary Ellen is a professional who has such experience, integrity, and such a gift to help people connect with their own healing intuition — and she believes in our power to do so if we are open to it!
She is the guide and we follow….she makes it easy! The space where you start this journey is so lovely and feels to me like a safe cocoon …you are just drawn into the nurturing space and let go. She is so humble in her work, always allowing your mind, body, and spirit to take its’ own path…she is on the journey with you.
I experience her differently from others, because I leave with a sense of empowerment about my health, my life and total well being. Mary Ellen works through massage using many different modalities she has learned and teaches others, including Reiki. A session with Mary Ellen goes beyond the time spent in her sanctuary…it follows you home and you can’t wait to get back for more! She never stops learning and growing in her practice and that inspires me! – Melinda M., Hinckley, OH
Mary Ellen is first and foremost a kind, considerate and passionate person who is very concerned with not just treating a pain but eliminating the root of the problem. In today’s world of alternative medicine and massage therapy it is very refreshing to see someone take a genuine interest in someone’s overall well-being, not just attempting to fix another problem. Mary Ellen truly goes above and beyond the call of duty by treating the person, not the problem. I would highly recommend Mary Ellen to anyone suffering from chronic pains, overall unhealthy feelings, or general discomfort. – Kurt M., Ohio
Mary Ellen is professional, kind, empathetic, and yet she is up front. She is able to be objective and if you listen, she shares tools to help yourself between visits. She is confident without the ego and she does quality work! She is a beautiful person with a genuine soul. - Andrea S., Minnesota