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Five Elements Virtual Workshop
November 13, 2020 - November 19, 2020
Master Bruce Frantzis will be introducing students to metal element practices using Taoist standing postures (including “San Ti” or “The King of Postures), sitting meditation, and basic movement exercises rooted in the internal martial arts of Hsing-I and I Chuan. The teaching will be appropriate for all ages and levels of ability.
2020, the year of the Chinese Metal Rat, has been the near definition of living in “interesting times.” Most everyone has felt the effects of a dramatic surge in uncertainty, anxiety, confusion, and even despair.
The purpose of this special five-element virtual workshop is to give you practical tools to work with the energy of the metal element in ways that support a body and mind that is clear, stable, and strong.
Working in harmony with the elements has always been a hallmark of traditional Taoist energy work and a way of boosting a practitioner’s health and performance to their full potential. Chinese medicine and cosmology recognize 5 elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal.
Metal element practices have always been prized for forging a focused mind that naturally cuts through confusion and anxiety. When metal energy is strong and balanced in the body, a person’s ability to follow through and persevere increases dramatically.
You develop an intrinsic staying power and independence that doesn’t fragment when confronted with distraction. The condensing nature of metal can also develop the conditions for creativity to spring out from the deeper layers of a person’s being over time.
In the body, metal is tied to the health of the lungs and spine. From a seasonal perspective, the metal element is associated with the autumn. Working with the energy of the current season is not only a healthy practice in the moment, it also allows you to set the stage for fully harnessing the energy and positive potential of the next season and year. In this case, fortifying your system to fulfill the needs of the water element of winter flowing into a new year.
This Elemental Virtual Workshop will be teaching you to work with the metal element in three phases: Jumpstart Session, Live-Stream Weekend, and Guided Practice Sessions.
Jumpstart Session – Immediate Access: This will be a 60min introduction to the course material that you will receive access to immediately after registration. This jumpstart session is taught by Master Frantzis and will give you skills to practice right away to start preparing for the Live-Stream Weekend.
Live-Stream Weekend – Nov. 13-15: At this weekend workshop, Bruce will be teaching you how to work with metal element energy using standing postures, basic movement exercises, and Taoist meditation. You’ll be learning about the nature of the metal element and also how to apply it to your life and practice. Teaching will be supported by senior instructor Craig Barnes.
Teaching schedule: Friday, Nov. 15 6pm – 8pm MDT / Sat. & Sun., Nov. 14 & 15 9am – 3pm MDT with a 2hr lunch break. Sessions may be joined via live-steam or viewed as recordings at your convenience.
Guided Practice Sessions – Nov. 17-19: During three follow-up guided practice sessions you’ll be able to clear up any lingering questions and solidify what you’ve learned. The very best time to do this is while the lessons from the weekend are still fresh in your body and mind. These sessions will be led by Senior Instructor Craig Barnes.
Practice Schedule: Tues. – Thurs., Nov. 17-19, 10am – 10:45am MDT.
Just like the weekend, these sessions may be joined via live-stream or viewed as recordings at your convenience.
Online Live-Stream Registration + Digital Event Recording: $267.00 (or 3 monthly payments of $97.00).
Livestream Learning Format
This event will be brought to you via a multi-cam, professionally produced live-stream broadcast capturing all of the subtle details necessary to deliver a clear and comprehensive learning experience to you right in your own home. During Q&A sessions, there’s even a feature to audibly ask questions that can be heard in the training hall by Bruce and by your fellow online attendees. Feeling shy? You can also ask questions and interact with us in the built-in chat function. It’s the next best thing to being here with us at The Tao Space in Colorado!
Access to a digital recording of this event will also be provided to each attendee after the training as a practice and review reference which you can study at your convenience.
It is recommended you log in 30min before the livestream starts to troubleshoot any potential technical issues you might have. A recording of this event will be provided to everyone who registers.
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.
Please note: The practice of Taoist energy arts may carry risks. The organizers are very concerned to ensure that the training is a positive experience for every participant. If for any reason whatsoever Bruce and/or his assistants deem that there may be any potential safety risks for you during this training, you will be asked to leave the course and suspend training immediately.
If this occurs you will be refunded a prorated course fee. All other expenses that you may have incurred, including lodging and travel will be your sole responsibility and Energy Arts will not be responsible for these expenses.
This is a Livestream event. It will be broadcast from our Colorado training center the Tao Space, but you will be able to access it anywhere in the world you have as long as have an internet connection and login when the class is being taught.