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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 breathing 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 member of the Energy Arts Training Circle a 10% discount is available (see drop down price option) before Jan 1st.  

Price after Jan 5th: $575 US
Pay at Door 

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.

Pay at Door: $275 US/ $75 Friday Only

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.Read more...

$325.00

Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong and Taoist Breathing Workshop

North Bethesda, MD, United States
11 March 2016 - 13 March 2016

Join Bruce Frantzis 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. Read more...

$250.00

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 on Maui in 2016. The event has now 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...

$325.00

Taoist Qigong Standing Practices

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza, Spain
4 July 2016 - 8 July 2016

All the moving and standing qi practices of qigong and the internal martial arts of tai chi, hsing-I and ba gua originated in the 200 standing chi practices of Taoist qigong. Standing qigong is a powerful method of training the mind and body, teaching the practitioner to relax, let go of tension and open up the whole body while holding a variety of arm postures. This course will explore in a practical way what individual postures do and how do they do it.

Price: $1095 
Price after May 15: $1245
Discounted price for full summer program (4 courses) Jul 4-24: $3295
Each course during the summer program is designed to support and enhance the following course: The Standing course by building qi, structure and activating the tantien; next the Bagua course through further developing structure, moving qi and expanding stillness; finally into the Meditation trainings where the accumulated energy and awareness of the previous two courses can be further refined into presence, shen and active meditation.

Registration/Check-in: Monday, July 4, 8:30 AM--First class session begins at 10:00AM. 

Approximate daily course schedule: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (with two hour lunch break)  *Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics and weather conditions.

Travel Information and Forum: http://www.energyarts.com/forum/ibiza-travel-information-2016Read more...

Bagua for Health, Martial Arts and Meditation

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza, Spain
11 July 2016 - 15 July 2016

Performed for 4,000 years in Taoist monasteries in China, the single palm change is the foundation of the bagua system for health, martial arts and meditation. Vigorous and aerobic, with spiraling arm and torso movements and frequent changes of direction, the single palm change promotes flexibility, grace and the ability to move unpredictably with lightning speed. Circle Walking develops health, power and meditative focus and enhances other internal practices on many levels. 

During this course half of each day the will be spent learning the physical and energetic components of bagua circle walking or further refining the single palm change depending your level of experience. The other half of the day will delve into the profound meditative and martial practices found within the Taoist bagua tradition.

Price: $1095 
Price after May 15: $1245
Discounted price for full summer program (4 courses) Jul 4-24: $3295 
Each course during the summer program is designed to support and enhance the following course: The Standing course by building qi, structure and activating the tantien; next the Bagua course through further developing structure, moving qi and expanding stillness; finally into the Meditation trainings where the accumulated energy and awareness of the previous two courses can be further refined into presence, shen and active meditation.

Registration/Check-in: Monday, July 11, 8:30 AM--First class session begins at 10:00AM. 

Approximate daily course schedule: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (with two hour lunch break)  *Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics and weather conditions.Read more...

Taoist meditation: Sealing the External Senses and Going Within

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza, Spain
17 July 2016 - 21 July 2016

For the first time ever Bruce is publicly offering this advanced Taoist meditation course. This essential Taoist practice is mentioned by Lao Tze in the 2nd half of the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching). It is the necessary prelude to awakening the internal psychic senses and a powerful method to enable you to gain access to and safely navigate your inner world. Within Taoism the practice of sealing the senses is the key method used to protect and cultivate emotional, mental and psychic awareness and capacity.

During this course half of each day the will be spent learning the Shen gong (spiritual) aspects of Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong. Shen gong practices are the bridge between moving and and seated Taoist meditation practices. This course will be an expansion on the material presented in 2015 Gods Qigong instructor training.

The second half of the day will build on the earlier shen gong practice and move into the profound Taoist meditation practices used to seal the external senses, expanding and awakening the internal awareness (abilities) of those present.

Price: $1095 
Price after May 15: $1245
Discounted price for full summer program (4 courses) Jul 4-24: $3295
Each course during the summer program is designed to support and enhance the following course: The Standing course by building qi, structure and activating the tantien; next the Bagua course through further developing structure, moving qi and expanding stillness; finally into the Meditation trainings where the accumulated energy and awareness of the previous two courses can be further refined into presence, shen and active meditation.

Registration/Check-in: Sunday, July 17, 8:30 AM--First class session begins at 10:00AM. 

Approximate daily course schedule: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (with two hour lunch break)  *Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics and weather conditions.Read more...

Taoist Meditation: Interactive Practices and Sexual Qigong

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza, Spain
23 July 2016 - 24 July 2016

In this rarely offered worshop, Taoist Lineage Holder Bruce Frantzis will guide you into Laozi’s inner tradition of Taoism, revealing techniques that can enhance all aspects of modern life, including both sexual and non-sexual relationships. 

Price: $300 
Price after May 15: $350
Discounted price for full summer program (4 courses) Jul 4-24: $3295
Each course during the summer program is designed to support and enhance the following course: The Standing course by building qi, structure and activating the tantien; next the Bagua course through further developing structure, moving qi and expanding stillness; finally into the Meditation trainings where the accumulated energy and awareness of the previous two courses can be further refined into presence, shen and active meditation.

Bruce Frantzis will share knowledge and practices on how to incorporate qigong and meditation into your life. Depending on the group, topics that may be covered during this time include: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