I've been practicing @home, on my own, for well over a year now, starting w/the DVDs and book and following up w/this group class. Bill Ryan really adds to those DVDs by breaking up the exercises and telling you what to focus on. I gained a lot from those ten lessons, learning some things I had not known and internalizing them. But, having practiced for a considerable time BEFORE doing Bill Ryan's lessons, I must say I learned a HUGE amount from Bruce Frantzis's instructor-level class. For example, because it's what I'm working on right now, the correct way to do the foot flick. It is a revelation to me. Ah-hah, now I get it. Not as simple as it looks, but thanks to Bruce Frantzis's meticulous description and demo, I have started to get. Fantastic.
Because Dragon and Tiger Qigong is a simple and effective qigong practice, it is taught to students at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. Tracing the meridian lines helps our students to become more sensitive to both their own and their patients' chi and enables them to become better acupuncturists.