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Energy Gates Qigong, Taoist Breathing and Tai Chi

Kingsford, NSW, Australia
22 January 2016 - 26 January 2016

We are excited to announce that Taoist LineageiHolder Bruce Frantzis is returning to teach Energy Arts courses in Australia and New Zealand.

This unique training will consist of multiple subjects with the first focused on the foundation practices of Energy Gates Qigong and Outer Dissolving, and the second on how to integrate the practices of Taoist Longevity Breathing and Energy Gates Qigong into any Tai Chi form or practice set.

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. A stand-alone Taoist Longevity Breathing course will be taught on Friday evening. The Energy Gates Qigong and full breating and tai chi intergration course will be taught over the next four days. 

If you are a Certified Energy Arts Instructor and/or a current memebr of the Energy Arts Training Circle a 10% discount is available (see drop down price option) before Jan 1st.  

Price after Jan 1st: $575 US

Registration/Check-in begins: Friday January 22, 5:00PM (17:00)--Breathing class runs from 6:00-9:00PM (18:00-21:00) 

Approximate daily course schedule: Saturday January 23 through Tuesday January 26 is 10:00AM-4:30PM (10:00-16:30) (with a two hour lunch break each day). Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics and weather conditions.Read more...


Qigong Tui Na Energy Healing

Auckland, New Zealand
29 January 2016 - 31 January 2016

We are excited to announce Taoist LineageiHolder Bruce Frantzis is returning to teach Energy Arts courses in New Zealand and Australia. 

Part of Bruce’s Taoist training was learning to apply qigong tui na (energy healing) techniques to patients in medical clinics in China. In this new qigong tui na course, he’ll share the knowledge and experience he gained in how to apply the internal energy methods of qigong and neigong within bodywork to heal others. He’ll teach those who are new to qigong tui na sophisticated joint manipulation and healing techniques drawn from Heaven and Earth Qigong and Bend the Bow Qigong.

Beginners and experienced bodywork practitioners alike will find these energetic techniques to be useful and immediately applicable. For those who have studied core energy qigong tui na with him in the past, he’ll teach deeper aspects of subjects such as openings and closings, twisting and spiraling, or other techniques drawn from the 16 neigong components of internal power. A stand-alone Bend the Bow Spinal Qigong course will be taught on Friday evening. The Qigong Tui Na course will be taught over the weekend.

Price after Jan 1st: $275 US

Registration/Check-in begins: Friday January 29, 5:00PM (17:00)--Qigong class runs from 6:00-9:00PM (18:00-21:00) 

Approximate daily course schedule: 
Saturday and Sunday January 30-31: 10:00 AM-4:30 PM (10:00-16:30) (with two hour lunch break each day)
  *Course schedule may be subject to change during event depending upon group dynamics and weather conditions.Read more...


Bagua Mountain Palm Change

El Cerrito, CA, United States
4 March 2016 - 6 March 2016

This is the 7th or Mountain 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 after Feb 5: $375 

Registration/Check-in: Mar 4 (Friday), 6:00 PM--First class session is 6:30-9:00PM.

Approximate daily course schedule on Mar 5-6 (Sat-Sun) is is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two hour lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Prerequisites: All levels welcome.


Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong and Taoist Breathing Workshop

Washington DC, United States
11 March 2016 - 13 March 2016

Join us for a two day Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong workshop and special evening course on Taoist Longevity Breathing.

Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong is one of the most powerful and effective qigong sets ever developed in China. This 1500-year-old self-healing qigong program is based on the principles of acupuncture and quickly gives you a tangible feeling of qi.

The basic techniques of Taoist Longevity Breathing get everything inside your body moving and in sync with the rhythm of your breathing. It wakes up the inside of your body and makes it incredibly healthy. The methodology cultivates your ability to relax at any time and concentrate for long periods.

Taoist Longevity Breathing helps you create and stabilize a strong, steady breathing pattern that can mitigate excessive emotional swings. It retrains your nervous system to relax and make your thoughts smoother and more comfortable. 

Pay price after Feb 14: $300

Registration/Check-in:  March 11, Friday 5:00 PM

Taoist Breathing Course: March 11, Friday 6:00-9:00 PM 

Dragon and Tiger Workshop: March 12-13, Sat-Sun, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Prerequisites: All students, styles and practitioners are welcome. 


Yang Style Tai Chi

Chicago, IL, United States
18 March 2016 - 20 March 2016

The superlative tai chi system taught by Yang Lu Chan (founder of the Yang style) and his two sons is called the Old Yang style, which is rarely available in modern times. The tai chi style taught by his grandson Yang Cheng Fu is called the New Yang style, which is practiced by the vast majority of Yang style practitioners today.

The Old Yang style is the basis of Wu style tai chi as taught by Wu Jien Chuan. It is this Old Yang style of tai chi as taught and passed on by Yang’s sons that Bruce will teach during the course of this workshop. He learned this style in depth over decades of study in China.

For Energy Arts Training Circle members currently enrolled in the Old Yang Style Tai Chi program the cost of this course is ONLY $1. (This discount is due the orignal promotion offered to group members of a free course in the Maui in 2016. Which has been moved to Chicago to allow more students to attend.)  

Price after Feb 15: $375

Registration/Check-in: March 18, Friday 5:00 PM--First class session begins at 6:00 PM.

Prerequisites:  Everyone is welcome there is no specific requirement for attending the seminar. However, previous practice with a tai chi form will enable you to learn more. Read more...


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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.

Isaac Kamins