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Classes and Retreats 2024



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I Ching

Daoist Retreat in Lenox, Ma

MELT for Pelvic Heatlh

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"Every day connect with Nature, (Tao)  and do less.”

Lao Tze

Daoist Studies Retreat April 20-23, 2024  

Longevity and Meditation Practices

Eastover Estate and Eco Village

Lenox, Massachusetts



Experience Daoist Longevity practices and personal renewal. Learn how to nourish and rejuvenate the body for natural and lasting health.


There will be morning Qigong and Meditation outside in the surrounding meadow at Eastover. Classroom lectures will explain simple practical ways to rest and de-stress. Guided practice in basic foundation skills from the Daoist Healing arts, such as Microcosmic Orbit, Fusion of the 5 Elements, Walking and Tree meditations, 6 Healing Sounds, Sunrise and Sunset practice, and more . Students will be introduced to Chi Nei Tsang - Ampuku self help routines for better emotional and physical digestion. We will discuss Jing, Chi and Shen and how to cultivate a balanced life experience and regain vitality. The I Ching and its profound guidance from Nature will be shared in a way that is intuitive and personal. Evening sessions will introduce Tao Yin; meridian stretching, and meditations for deep restorative sleep. Class times are 9am till 8pm, with 2 hour meal breaks.


Participants will come away with the ability to incorporate the information they have learned into a newer and healthier lifestyle. Beginners will find easy instruction and simple suggestions of how to develop a daily practice in the Daoist healing arts. Intermediate practitioners will enjoy the time to review and practice in an uninterrupted setting.


Daily practice, lectures and class discussions will enable participants to develop a deeper understanding of the harmonization of energies within the body and the universe.



Day 1

Qigong and Meditation practice, aligned with the Season. Lectures on Daoist foundation practices, Jing, chi and shen, and cultivating chi. Microcosmic Orbit meditation. Discussion of the 5 elemental phases and how this relates to the human body and Nature. How to find your “Second Spring”. Evening Tao Yin and Meditation



Day 2

Qigong and Meditation practice. Introduction to Chi Nei Tsang – Ampuku Abdominal massage and an Acupressure self care routine. Discussion of energetics and the meridians, internal anatomy, diet and movement for health. How does abdominal health relate to Breast Health, Mental Health and Healthy aging. What is Daoist 5 element eating? Evening Tao Yin and Meditation



Day 3

Qigong and Meditation practice. Being in Nature with the I Ching. Introduction to the art of Divination and how to use the I Ching Bagua and the 8 trigrams throughout the year for guidance. Evening Tao Yin and Meditation



Day 4

Qigong and Meditation practice. Daoist walking the tree meditation. Building on prior meditation practices into Fusion of the 5 elements, for Emotional and Physical balance. Daoist historical world view. Crafting your longevity plan to take home. Evening Tao Yin and Meditation



Tuition: $800 payable to White Cloud Institute.  Class hours are 9am to 8pm daily with 2 hour meal breaks.


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.


Registration forms are on the website. Instructor: Caryn Boyd Diel, founder of White Cloud Institute. Author of “The Mountain Path, Taoist Healing with Chi Nei Tsang”.


Meals and Housing are provided by Eastover Estate. Contact to arrange for your housing option. Daily costs for 3 meals and room are approximately $163-$241 depending on your choice of Room. Reservations and payment for meals and housing are made to Eastover.



Instructor 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. 


I Ching



This class is transitioning to an Online

learning format for your convenience

When you register for the online course 

you will be sent all of the handouts.  


This is a powerful and thought provoking class.  Take a deep dive into Numerology, Symbolism and Philosophy.  

You will:

-Learn how to ask questions and to interpret the advice from a Taoist meditative state

-Experience using yarrow sticks to create a hexagram 

-Understand the energy of the 8 Trigrams

-See the mystery, art and science in the Book of Changes

-Understand how the I Ching (Yijing) guides our internal alchemy practices. 

-Healers need to understand the I Ching to inform their practice.

-Instructor Caryn Boyd Diel will guide you into the Inner "Closed" book of the I Ching (Yijing) 


What is the story behind the Wheel of the I Ching?


$225  Includes all handouts

You will need a copy of the I Ching

Caryn Boyd Diel began studying the YiJing in earnest with Juan Li in 1999 while she was living in Santa Fe, NM.  She continued her studies and met with Alfred Huang, author of " The Complete I Ching" and the "Numerology of the I Ching" while he was living on Maui.  More recently she reads and studies with Master Zhongxian Wu, author of "Seeking the Spirit of the Book of Change."

to Register call 505 670-3538  



Instructor 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 training has taken her around the world. Caryn is a Senior Universal Healing Tao Instructor. Caryn Boyd Diel has been teaching Qigong and Women's Healing Dao classes since 2002. She is the Author of "Sunrise, Daoist Practices for Women" which is recommended reading for this course.



White Cloud Foot and Leg Massage

Class will be scheduled again in 2024

"The class is very informative and also very enjoyable"


Take your clients to a deeper level of relaxation with the added benefit of decreasing pain and fatigue in their feet and legs.


This class will teach you a dedicated 30 minute foot and leg (from the knee down) massage that can become an add-on to your massage offerings and extended to be a 45 minute treatment.


You will learn several new techniques and concepts related to foot and leg health, such as how to treat plantar fasciitis, how to work gently to rehydrate connective tissues and eliminate pain, movements and hand techniques that are soothing and also some that are stimulating.  Bonus MELT session to save your hands and feet. 


We will also look at the 6 meridians of the feet and legs to become knowledgeable about which organs systems we are affecting, and which points to avoid during pregnancy. This massage includes hot towels and some draping techniques.


Recent studies have shown that foot massage reduces pain and anxiety experienced before and after surgery.  see


Bring a Bolster, one flat sheet and one fitted sheet, 2 bath towels, 4 hand towels, massage oil and cream that can be mixed in a dish. Wear loose pants that can be pulled up above the knees.


Instructor Caryn Boyd Diel has been a certified instructor with NCBTMB since 2000, joined AMTA in 1995, and belongs to the WSMTA. This class is her own inspiration after having hands on bodywork experience for 50 years.  


"Caryn's Readings are so accurate.  I get a yearly reading every year on my Birthday"

 Love and Destiny Cards Class

TBA in 2024


Most students use it initially to help forecast their future, understand their past and unravel the many facets of their human relationships. However, this system can be used most effectively as a guide to plan and execute many important aspects of our life. A person fully utilizing the information found in this system can walk forward in life with full confidence, knowing that he or she is in harmony with the universal energies and the cycles of his or her own life.


In this workshop, you will learn about your individual Birth Card and Planetary Ruling Card, your relationship to others, and your life’s plan in the Book of Destiny. Learn how the cards can help you more clearly define your life’s purpose and how they provide you with a blueprint for continual success.


Bring your life plans and dreams to this class and lets see if we can get you on track to your highest potential.


Instructor Caryn Boyd Diel has been a student of this system of divination and card reading for 20 years and studied with author Robert Lee Camp. She offers Private readings to individuals on Career, Health, Relationship Compatibility and Yearly life planning.


Suggested Reading:

Love Cards and Destiny Cards, by Robert Camp.

Tuition $125. includes all handouts.  9am-5pm.  one hour lunch break

Registration form is on the 'classes' page, if you have not taken a class with us before. 

Register here with PayPal or call me at 505 670-3538



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                     CNT and Pelvic Health

c      class will be offered again in 2024

Chi Nei Tsang and Pelvic Health merges Western and Eastern wisdom to address Pelvic Pain (in women and men) including Infertility, painful intercourse, interstitial cystitis, urinary urgency, incontinence, burning and long standing pain and discomfort. Chi Nei Tsang students will enjoy the added focus of this class which they can then use in their private practice.  All attendees will learn to assess their own areas of strength and weakness in a safe environment. 

Health issues in the Pelvis can be addressed with simple self-help techniques, including stretching and strengthening, abdominal massage, Breathwork, meditation, dietary adjustments, and postural evaluation. 

Learn ways to approach the physical and emotional symptoms which plague so many. Take charge of your well being and learn to assist your clients to find relief and wholeness.  We will be applying basic Chi Nei Tsang techniques and theories, so you will receive a short introduction to this healing method.

The causes of Pelvic Pain are many and the need to find relief from this pain is often elusive. We will explore the various root causes of pain including a look at simple anatomy and physiology of the pelvis.Students will explore specific movements and stretches which address muscular conditions which either weaken or tense pelvic muscles.

We will examine a program of eliminating pain and then strengthening the core. This includes a CNT self help routine and a look at diet and meditation to assist in a new experience of wellness.

Day 1 we will discover pelvic imbalances and areas of over contraction which need relaxing, stretching.

Day 2 we will play with some pelvic strengthening moves and learn a massage routine for our clients. 

This course is designed for individuals as well as practitioners. Handouts will be provided

Caryn has been teaching this unique class since 2010.  She has been a certified instructor with NCBTMB since 2000, joined AMTA in 1995 and is a member of WSMTA.  In 2014 she was recognized as a Senior Instructor of the Universal Healing Tao in Switzerland by Master Mantak Chia.  CNT and Pelvic Health was inspired by her CNT curriculum.  She is the author of the book, "Sunrise, Daoist Practices for Women", which is available from Barnes and Noble.  

14 CE from NCBTMB    10-6pm daily

Location:  Seattle.  Register with  

School Founder and Instructor Caryn Boyd Diel has a healing practice which incorporates 50 years of study in the areas of counseling, bodywork and energy healing. Graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and a Senior Universal Healing Tao Instructor, she moves fluidly between dimensions to assist clients and students to find new direction and wellness. 

Caryn enjoys teaching others how the human energy field contributes to health and the evolution of consciousness. She combines cutting edge quantum physics with ancient Taoist practices into her curriculum.  Caryn is the author of "Chakra Tales, Putting a New Spin on your Stories". She has been teaching Energy Medicine classes since 2000.  

MELT for Postpartum Moms; Restore the Pelvic Floor

Class is offered at Barkley Yoga in Bellingham

beginning February 3, 2024

Register for class at


Learn how the connective tissue in your hands, feet,

legs, shoulders, pelvis and spine get dehydrated, the

common aches and pains it can cause, and how to re-hydrate

this essential system in our bodies for vibrant

health and pain-free movement.


The MELT Method® is an innovative self-care program

that's being taught worldwide.

Learn more at

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You will learn easy MELT moves in

each class that you will be able to repeat at home. The

3 part series will build on information taught in the

previous class.


Week 1 Intro to MELT. Hand and foot treatments for better sleep

Week 2 Upper body hydration; neck and shoulders

Week 3 Pelvic floor, low back and hips


Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.


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