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Womens Daoist Studies

Fukuoka Japan 2025

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Women's Daoist Studies
Saturdays 1-4pm in Bellingham

May 25  Overview and Introduction to Daoist Practices for Women

June 22 Daoist Meditation Practices and Qigong
July 20 Abdominal and Pelvic Health, Breast health self care

Class will be held in the Cedar Tree Yurt

"Actualization of our Life's Destiny is achieved through internal Alchemy, which is one of the paths of the Tao" 

Sun Buer (1119-1182)













Taoist practices are deeply imbedded in the manifestation of spiritual knowledge into the material plane.  The human body, in every cell, is the recipient and transforming vehicle of the practices.  Taoist alchemy cannot live on a piece of paper or in a book.  Taoism is not fully alive unless it is flowing through all nature, including women and men. 

Join me in nurturing your Yin and balancing your Yang energies as we meet 3 times to study and practice what has been known for thousands of years. 


Our classes will be held in the Cedar Tree Yurt, with qigong practice held in the grassy meadow.

You will be instructed on the foundation practices which Daoist Women have utilized for centuries to maintain vibrant health.  Self care practices are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques and wisdom.  We will build on the foundation practices into more intermediate alchemical and energetic practices.  These are simple, time tested and profound teachings. 

Caryn Boyd Diel is a Senior Healing Tao Instructor and Founder of the White Cloud Institute. Caryn has been teaching Taoist practices around the world for 25 years and has written a book for women, “Sunrise, Daoist practices for Women”. Classes will present topics which embrace Curing, Healing, Long Life/Yang Shen, Prevention, Longevity, Immortality and Self Care.

Classes are 1-4pm Saturdays
Tuition is $45 for each class.   You may register for all classes or for individual classes.

Space is limited.  
Register with Caryn at 
or call 505 670-3538

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

Lao Tze


Fukuoka Japan

April 2025

MASTERCLASS Ampuku Visceral Therapy

“Learning to treat from the Core”

April 12 & 13, 2025 Fukuoka, Japan

With Philippe Vandenabeele


This Masterclass will teach students the fundamental principles, techniques, and diagnostic tools used in Ampuku Visceral Therapy.


This two day class is for the practitioners and advanced students that want to enrich their manual therapy practices. It’s aim is to offer participants a new set of practical skills as well as a holistic biodynamic approach to bodywork. Concepts are firmly rooted in Classical East Asian Medicine tradition and combined with the latest developments in Western manual therapy. Much more than learning a new bodywork method, Ampuku visceral therapy will introduce a new integrated perspective allowing participants to further build upon what they already know.


During this course, the participants will be given opportunities to expand their diagnostic skills while learning three-dimensional listening techniques to communicate with the body's unique tissues and energetic pathways. Ampuku and Visceral techniques will allow participants to free the Hara simply and in a straighforward manner. Learning techniques that free the body’s energetic core will enhance treatment results radically.


To further guide the participants in their treatments, the course will introduce how the Bagua can be used in a manual therapy practice. The eight forces of nature which comprise the Bagua are Heaven, Earth, Fire, Water, Mountain, Lake, Thunder, and Wind. Understanding their interplay will guide the practitioner to communicate with and attune the body's different structures and appreciate their ever-changing interrelationships. One of the strengths of Classical East Asian Medicine is its understanding of how to read patterns of change occurring in the body's microcosm and to connect that information with the changes happening in the macrocosm of nature.


During the masterclass, we will also address conditions often encountered in practice ranging from insomnia to whiplash.


What you will learn: Ampuku and Visceral techniques

Three-dimensional listening and body reading

Communicating with body rhythms: the Visceral Yin and Yang tides of the organs,

the connective tissues, the craniosacral system, and the cardiovascular system.

The Bagua Eight Forces map and how to use it in bodywork

How to address various conditions ranging from insomnia to whiplash


Philippe Vandenabeele is a Senior Shiatsu practitioner and teacher based in Fukuoka, Japan. With 30 years of clinical and teaching experience, Philippe has consolidated his knowledge, Insights, and practical experience to develop his unique approach to bodywork, firmly rooted in Eastern bodywork traditions with a special focus on abdominal and meridian work.


He is the author of “Ampuku Abdominal Acupressure: The Classics at the Heart of Japanese Bodywork” that includes the first complete English translation of the Ampuku Zukai and chapters on Ampuku and Fukushin from the Anma Tebiki.


Class Location is Gyoganji Temple in Fukuoka, Japan

Registration is being organized by White Cloud Institute in Bellingham, Washington, USA. Contact Caryn Boyd Diel to save your place in this Masterclass. Class size is limited to 16 students.

Tuition is $300 US. Email:

Space is limited so register early and make your Travel arrangements.

Caryn will guide you in your travel plans and room options. 

Call: 505 670-3538


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 Chi Nei Tsang, Qigong and Women's Healing Dao classes since 2001. She is the Author of "The Mountain Path" and "Sunrise, Daoist Practices for Women" which are available from Amazon


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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.

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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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