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Live Master Class Series “3 Keys for Energizing Your Tai Chi and Qigong”

September 21 - October 5

Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis presents a powerful three-course Master Class Series, 3 Keys to Energizing Your Tai Chi & Qigong, at his newly established Taoist Energy Arts Center in Longmont, Colorado. Whether you are a total beginner who is looking for the best start possible, or an experienced practitioner wanting to explore deeper levels of their art, this series will accelerate your learning. It will also provide you with the practical tools necessary for exploring the fascinating inner workings of Tai Chi and Qigong. Each Master Class is designed as a standalone teaching, but they do build upon and deepen one another, so attending the entire series will yield the greatest benefit. Those taking the full Master Class Series will also receive an edited digital copy of all three courses for reference and review. All styles and levels of experience are welcome! For more information on Master Frantzis’ click here.

Mindfulness in Tai Chi and Qigong: Taoist presence practices to release stress, anxiety, and distraction:

Saturday, September 21, 10am – 5pm

Do you feel completely present and “all there” throughout your day, or do a barrage of constant distractions and the anxiety of your “to do” list always tug at the back your mind? Being fully present and embodied is what allows a practitioner to truly dive into the depth of what Tai Chi and Qigong have to offer. Tai chi and qigong, in turn, smooth the body and energy, allowing the mind to release into effortless presence. For thousands of years, Taoists have used specific body practices to increase conscious awareness and improve health and wellbeing. In this course, Master Frantzis shares these practical teachings on how to deepen your ability to infuse greater presence into your form and your life.

In this course, we explore:

  • Releasing the inherent tension in the nerves, particularly as it relates to anxiety
  • Taoist presence practices for getting you into your body, and developing the presence and ability to “stay with” your experience
  • Developing a continuous thread of awareness in your practice to combat the constant breaks of attention in a smart-phone world
  • Using presence to activate the positive qualities inside your body
  • Working with the first movement of Tai Chi or “Commencement” to integrate the previous elements and start your form being fully aware (you do not need to know a Tai Chi form to attend the course)


Price: $125 – Live course only.
Buy Course

Price: $295 for the 3-course package – Includes a digital online program and a video download of all three events.
Local to the area or attending classes for the first time? Contact support@energyarts.com for a $50 discount code.
Buy Three-Course Package

Complimentary Follow Up Session with Senior Instructor, Craig Barnes:

Sunday, September 22, 10am – 12pm

A review and refinement training session with Senior Instructor Craig Barnes will be offered, for those able to attend. This session is optional, though recommended as it is a valuable opportunity to work through the material learned from Master Frantzis, as well as a chance to ask Craig any follow-up questions you may have in order to get the most possible out of the class. Craig has studied and taught Tai Chi and Qigong for over 30yrs and is a senior instructor within the Energy Arts system. Full bio here Price Included with Mastery Class.

Rooting in Tai Chi and Qigong: Developing powerful stability in body and mind:

Saturday, September 28, 10am – 5pm

Rooting is a prized skill in Tai Chi that refers to the depth of a practitioner’s ability to sink their energy below their feet to create an unshakeable foundation. In this session, you’ll learn some of the key components of how to create a powerful physical root, while also increasing the stability of your mind. Master Frantzis will share techniques he learned as a martial artist and mediator from over 14yrs studying in Asia with some of the legends in the Tai Chi and Qigong world including Yang Shao Jung, Feng Zhi Qiang, Hung I Hsiang, Wang Shu Jin, T.T. Liang, and many others.

In this course, we explore:

  • What it’s like to really sink your qi (chi) through your legs
  • Understanding specifically how creating a strong physical root can act as a platform for a stable mind
  • Working with essential physical alignments to enhance and deepen your root
  • How to remain stable and relaxed while being put under physical stress
  • How to remain stable and relaxed when encountering mental and emotional stress
  • Using the walking techniques of Tai Chi and Qigong to integrate the course material
  • Introducing how walking can also be a powerful tool for meditation, not only in the arts of Tai Chi and Qigong, but also the related art of Bagua


Price: $125 – Live course only.
Buy Course

Price: $295 for the 3-course package – Includes a digital online program and a video download of all three events.
Local to the area or attending classes for the first time? Contact support@energyarts.com for a $50 discount code.
Buy Three-Course Package

Complimentary Follow Up Session with Senior Instructor, Craig Barnes:

Sunday, September 29, 10am – 12pm

A review and refinement training session with Senior Instructor Craig Barnes will be offered, for those able to attend. This session is optional, though recommended as it is a valuable opportunity to work through the material learned from Master Frantzis, as well as a chance to ask Craig any follow-up questions you may have in order to get the most possible out of the class. Craig has studied and taught Tai Chi and Qigong for over 30yrs and is a senior instructor within the Energy Arts system. Full bio here Price Included with Mastery Class.

How to Work with Chi in Tai Chi and Qigong: Increasing subtle awareness to supercharge your form with chi

Saturday, October 5, 10am – 5pm

Directly and deliberately working with the qi inside of you in a felt, dynamic way is what truly separates Tai Chi and Qigong from other forms of exercise and movement practices. In this course, you’ll be tuning your subtle awareness to work with the energy inside your form in a direct and practical way. You’ll also be taught how the physical container of your Tai Chi and Qigong forms amplifies and supports energetic development. Master Frantzis helps you to gain clarity without confusion on this often, overly mystified topic. You’ll take away practical tools that you can use right away to energize your practice for years to come.

In this course, we explore:

  • How to turn your awareness deeper inside to recognize and use subtler sensations, like chi, in your forms
  • Demystify what qi is and make it practical to your practice
  • How to use the movement of chi to originate movement in your physical body
  • Amplifying qi movement through proper alignment and structure
  • Time permitting, the course may include partner exercises to get a sense of how to listen to chi in another person’s body


Price: $125 – Live course only.
Buy Course

Price: $295 for the 3-course package – Includes a digital online program and a video download of all three events.
Local to the area or attending classes for the first time? Contact support@energyarts.com for a $50 discount code.
Buy Three-Course Package

Complimentary Follow Up Session with Senior Instructor, Craig Barnes:

Sunday, October 6, 10am – 12pm

A review and refinement training session with Senior Instructor Craig Barnes will be offered, for those able to attend. This session is optional, though recommended as it is a valuable opportunity to work through the material learned from Master Frantzis, as well as a chance to ask Craig any follow-up questions you may have in order to get the most possible out of the class. Craig has studied and taught Tai Chi and Qigong for over 30yrs and is a senior instructor within the Energy Arts system. Full bio here Price Included with Mastery Class.

 


Event Structure

Registration/Check-in:
Saturday, September 21, 9:00am–First class session is 10:00am
Saturday, September 28, 9:00am–First class session is 10:00am
Saturday, October 5, 9:00am–First class session is 10:00am

Approximate daily course schedule on September 21, 28, and Oct 5 is 10:00am-5:00pm with a two-hour lunch break in between. The course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.
*Complimentary Sessions with Craig Barnes on September 22, 29, and Oct 6 are from 10:00am-Noon

Location

Longmont, Colorado

Taoist Energy Arts Center
1602 9th Avenue,
Longmont, CO 80501
United States


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.

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 the Energy Arts will not be responsible for these expenses.

Details

Start:
September 21
End:
October 5

Venue

Taoist Energy Arts Training Center
1602 9th Avenue, Longmont CO 80501 United States + Google Map

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