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Energy Gates Qigong and Taoist Longevity Breathing

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza, Spain
29 June 2014 - 4 July 2014

Presented by the Taoist Study Society

This unique training will consist of two courses, with the first focused on the foundation practices of Energy Gates Qigong and Outer Dissolving, and the second on intermediate practices of Outer Dissolving and Taoist Longevity Breathing.

Energy Gates Qigong is a 3,000-year-old self-healing qigong (chi gung/chi kung) set from China. This qigong practice is for those who are serious about learning tai chi, qigong or any form of energy work. Energy Gates Qigong is a part of Bruce’s core qigong program because it teaches the fundamentals of how to activate and harness qi (chi), life-force energy, to improve health, reduce stress and reverse the effects of aging.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ability of your breathing to improve the functioning of your internal organs—liver, kidneys, heart, spleen and lungs—is as valuable as increasing oxygen intake. Taoist Longevity Breathing methods transfer the pressure from air coming into the lungs to the internal organs, especially the heart. This provides a gentle yet firm massage for the organs while increasing blood and qi flow that helps to optimize their natural range of movement.


Taoist Longevity Breathing
 can be practiced 24 hours a day as well as when doing qigong or meditation. Regular practice can double your breathing capacity, reduce stress, increase your energy level, calm your mind, and release both the nerves and internal blockages.

Price: $1095
Price after May 1st: $1245
Certified Instructor discounts are available before May 1st. 

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Registration/Check-in: Sunday, June 29, 1:30 PM--First class session begins at 3:00PM on Sunday. Last class session ends at 4:00PM on Friday, July 4.

Approximate
 daily course schedule is 8:00AM-4:00 PM and/or 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (with a two hour lunch break). Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics and weather conditions.
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Spiraling Energy Body Qigong

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza, Spain
29 June 2014 - 18 July 2014

Presented by the Taoist Study Society.

For the first time, Bruce Frantzis is offering a 3 week summer retreat on the Spiraling Energy Body Qigong practices of the Taoist Water Method as transmitted to him by Taoist Lineage Master Liu Hung Chieh of Beijing, China.

Bruce’s entire qigong system is based on the 5 elements of Classic Taoist neigong. Spiraling Energy Body Qigong is the core upon which all of its Fire Element practices are based. It teaches how to dramatically raise your energy level and master the movement of qi in circles and spirals throughout your body. It builds on the same physical movements and Outer Dissolving of Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body Qigong.

This unique course will be offered in 1, 2 and 3 week intensives depending on depth of material participants can absorb (see below for more information).

Week 1 Only
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Week 1 & 2
Price: $2395, Price after May 1st: $2545

Week 1 & 2 & 3
Price: $3395, Price after May 1st: $3595
Certified Instructor discounts are available before May 1st.  

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Registration/Check-in: Sunday, June 29, 1:30 PM--First class session begins at 3:00PM on Sunday. Last class session ends at 4:00PM on Friday, July 18.

Approximate
 daily course schedule is 8:00AM-4:00 PM and/or 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (with a two hour lunch break). Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics and weather conditions.
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Taoist Meditation: Fire Element Neigong

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza, Spain
20 July 2014 - 25 July 2014

Presented by the Taoist Study Society.

Five Element practices appear in both the Water and Fire Method branches of Taoism. The Fire and Water approaches tend to use them in slightly different ways and have different purposes and emphasis.

For the past several years Bruce Frantzis has been progressively unfolding how to use and integrate the 16 neigong components within Taoist meditation. The next step in this process of spiritual development is to use the Fire Element within Water Method meditation practices.

Price: $1095 
Price after May 1st: $1245
Certified Instructor discounts are available before May 1st. 

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Registration/Check-in: Sunday, July 20, 1:30 PM--First class session begins at 3:00PM on Sunday. Last class session ends at 4:00PM on Friday, July 25.

Approximate
 daily course schedule is 8:00AM-4:00 PM and/or 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (with a two hour lunch break). Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics and weather conditions.
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Bagua Fire Palm Change

El Cerrito, CA, United States
26 September 2014 - 28 September 2014

Presented by the Taoist Study Society

This is the 5th Palm Change of Liu Hung Chieh’s Circle Walking bagua system. Besides having the qi development and fighting techniques of bagua as an internal martial art, it also includes important elements of the Taoist monastic meditation tradition of bagua. 

Price: $325
Price after Sep 1: $375

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Registration/Check-in: Sept 26 (Friday), 5:30 PM--First class session is 6:00-8:30PM.

Approximate daily course schedule on Sept 27-28 (Sat-Sun) is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Booking details and more information on this course will appear on the Taoist Study Society website.
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San Ti and the 5 Elements

El Cerrito, CA, United States
26 September 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Presented by the Taoist Study Society

This new one-day course is great way to learn a powerful standing practice and tune-up your hsing-i form. Bruce Frantzis will present unique material on how to incorporate the 5 Elements into San Ti

If you are a member of the Hsing-i Mastery group you may attend this course for free.

Price: $125
Price after Sep 1: $150

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Registration/Check-in: Friday, Sept 26, 9:30 AM--Class session is 10:00AM-4:00PM.

Booking details and more information on this course will appear on the Taoist Study Society website.

Disclaimer

This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. Read more...

Bend the Bow and Shoot the Arrow Qigong

Hove, United Kingdom
3 October 2014 - 5 October 2014

Presented by the Taoist Study Society.

Bend the Bow Qigong is a powerful practice for consciously strengthening and regenerating the spine. In China, this form is used to control spinal energy and achieve optimum functioning of spinal vertebrae movement. In China, it was found to be helpful in relieving mild to severe back problems such as scoliosis. Learning to control the alignments and flow of qi in your spinal vertebrae can be the path to a happy and healthy back and neck.

At its more sophisticated levels, Bend the Bow can enable people to consciously move each spinal vertebra in any direction at will without external physical motion—techniques not believed to be possible in Western medicine. This technique is also a basic component of Fa Jin in internal martial arts and central channel work in Taoist meditation. 

Join us for this special course that has rarely been offered in Europe.

Price: $375
Price after Sep 1: $425

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Registration/Check-in: Oct 3 (Friday), 5:00 PM--First class session is 6:00-8:30PM.

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 4-5 (Sat-Sun) is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Booking details, and more information on this course and its pre-requisites will appear on the Taoist Study Society website.
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Standing and the 5 Elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth

Reading, United Kingdom
9 October 2014

Presented by the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, England.

Standing qigong is one of the most practical ways to personally develop qi.   Qi can be used for many purposes including healing illness, becoming a more effective healer such as an acupuncturist or becoming a high-performance athlete or martial artist. 

Price: £90

The content of each topic will depend on time constraints and the needs of participants.

Disclaimer

This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. Read more...

Taoist Meditation: Moving Past the Pressure of Time

Oxford, United Kingdom
11 October 2014 - 15 October 2014

Presented by the Taoist Study Society.

This retreat will focus on using Inner Dissolving meditation and other Taoist meditation practices to move past the many never-ending sources of time pressure. Inner Dissolving meditation is a key part of the tradition of Laozi (Lao Tse), which helps you release conditioning, tension and blockages that bind and prevent you from reaching your full spiritual potential.

Price: $775
Price after Sep 1: $825
Certified Instructor discounts are available before Sep 15.  

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Registration/Check-in: Oct 11 (Saturday), 9:00 AM--First class session is 10:00AM

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 11-15 is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Booking details, and more information on this course and its pre-requisites will appear on the Taoist Study Society website.
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Taoism, Buddhism and Dzogchen

Cologne, Germany
17 October 2014 - 19 October 2014

Presented by the Taoist Study Society

This weekend will explore and teach the different methods of 2 of Asia’s great meditation traditions: Buddhism and Taoism. Bruce has been authorized to teach both Dzogchen (Buddhism) by Lama Wangdor Rinpoche of Tso Pema, India, and Taoist meditation by the late Sage Liu Hung Chieh of Beijing, China. Each practice moves through 3 stages which do not depend on religious or cultural beliefs but rather transcend them.

Price: $375
Price after Sep 1: $425

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Registration/Check-in: Oct 17(Friday), 5:00 PM--First class session is 6:00-8:30PM.

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 18-19 (Sat-Sun) is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Booking details, and more information on this course and its pre-requisites will appear on the Taoist Study Society website.
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Hsing-i for Health and Martial Arts

Neu-Ulm, Germany
25 October 2014 - 26 October 2014

Presented by Tai Chi Schule, Ulm, Germany.

Although Hsing-i is known mainly as an internal martial art form, it is in fact one of the most powerful health practices on the planet.

Hsing-i has two main goals:

  1. To make your mind calm, focused and unwavering. This is useful whether you are in the office, engaging in martial arts, training in a sport or practicing meditation of some kind. 
  2. To get your consciousness fully in your body and have the physical body properly aligned. Once your body is correctly aligned, it has the potential for qi to flow freely. You tap into the qi already there, develop more of it and build reserves for internal power. 

In China hsing-i is known as one of the most direct ways to make your body strong and healthy.

Price: €250
Price after Sep 1: €290

Registration/Check-in: Oct 25 (Saturday), 9:00 AM--First class session is 10:00AM

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 25-26 is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Disclaimer

This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. Read more...

Earth Element Qigong

Neu-Ulm, Germany
27 October 2014

Presented by Tai Chi Schule, Ulm, Germany.

This seminar is part of a series on the Five Elements taught by Taoist Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis. In this seminar Bruce will draw on his practical knowledge of the Five Elements gained through his qigong training in China. The practices he will teach will help you directly experience and open yourself to the energy of the Earth Element within your body and the environment around you.

Price: €130
Price after Sep 1: €150

Registration/Check-in: Monday, Oct 27, 9:30 AM--Class session is 10:00AM-4:00PM.

Booking details and more information on this course will appear on the Taoist Study Society website.

Disclaimer

This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. Read more...

Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong and Meditation

Neu-Ulm, Germany
28 October 2014 - 1 November 2014

Presented by Tai Chi Schule, Ulm, Germany.

One is of the oldest and most powerful Taoist rejuvenation methods. It was the only qigong Bruce Frantzis' Taoist Lineage Master, Liu Hung Chieh, practiced daily after age 50 to enhance his personal longevity.

Composed of only 6 physical movements, this qigong set at its advanced level incorporates all aspects of neigong. It is a primary bridge between qigong and meditation. The external physical movements of Gods are fairly simple yet encompass all the internal techniques of qigong. Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong builds on and enhances all the material in the other qigong programs that Bruce Frantzis teaches. 

Price: €750
Price after Sep 1: €800 

Price for all three courses in Ulm: €1050
Price for all three courses in Ulm after Sep 1: €1150

Registration/Check-in: Oct 28 (Tues), 9:00 AM--First class session is 10:00AM

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 28- Nov 1 is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Booking details, and more information on this course and its pre-requisites will appear on the Taoist Study Society website.
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I first met Bruce in 1992, as a 17 year old, I had all sorts of fantasies about becoming strong and learning to defend myself. Bruce taught me that through hard work and daily practice a world of incredible depth and peace can be found within the art of Ba Gua Zhang that goes far beyond the ability to knock out King Kong.

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