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Moving Qi Through the Body with the Swings of Qigong

June 19 - June 23

SKIP TO REGISTRATION (Online and In-Person)

Online Attendance Now Open for Registration!

New Students Welcome!

The Swings of Energy Gates Qigong is a simplified form of the original Qigong Swings process. The complete process includes about twenty types of swings that Daoist Qigong practitioners have used for millennia. Over time these practices were distilled into just three swings to create the optimal exercise for a short set. In this workshop, Bruce will be delving deeper into the Swings of Qigong.

The fundamental purpose of these exercises is not only to make the body looser but to maximize qi and blood flow increasing internal capacities and refining and enhancing the quality of the nervous system. Traditionally martial artists and qigong practitioners would practice swings to learn how to turn the waist properly for applications such as pushing hands and simultaneously build power, smoothness and Qi flow. Becoming proficient in the swings will improve all aspects of your martial arts practice.


Releasing Stagnant Qi and Improving Circulation

A major physical problem of the body is the accumulation of stagnant chi in the body. This can negatively affect mobility, health, and longevity. The opening and closing action in each of the swings can be used to compress and then release the stagnant Qi where it is compromised, breaking it up and moving it through the body. Learning and practicing this will improve the circulation of both Qi and Blood.

What You Will Learn

In this seminar, Master Bruce Frantzis and Senior Instruction Craig Barnes will explain more advanced ways of doing the Qigong Swings and how to upgrade them. Bruce will be doing a deep dive into this short but complex set of exercises focusing on:

  • Feeling more comfortable inside of your body
  • Learning to compress and store your stagnant qi and then suddenly release and circulate it throughout your entire body
  • Releasing and stretching the body’s fascia
  • Strengthen all the parts of the body that store chi and then release it for better blood circulation, enhancing every major way that blood moves throughout the body
  • Releasing the joints of the body

If time allows and depending on the capacity of participants Bruce will also delve into:

  • Increasing the smoothness and power of the electrical energy of the nerves so that chi reaches every part of the body
  • Enabling all the body’s joints to move freely and without restrictions, a prerequisite for effective martial arts and Tai Chi Push Hands
  • Applications of the swings in martial arts
  • Increasing the power and smoothness of all horizontal and downward strikes and throws
  • Getting the energy inside the body to manifest-release and absorb in the hands
  • Releasing and healing specific bodily areas – including those that are injured for better longevity

To make the most of any of this summer’s events and achieve the best personal growth, it is recommended to attend all 3 weeks in-person.



Master Bruce Frantzis

Bruce Frantzis is a recognized Daoist Lineage Master and the Founder of Energy Arts. He trained for over a decade and a half in China, India, and Japan and worked extensively as a qigong tuina doctor. For more than 50 years he has studied and taught the martial, healing, and spiritual practices of ancient China. He teaches qigong, meditation, and tai chi (and the related arts of baguazhang and xingyi) and has authored more than a dozen books on these subjects. The heart of his tradition is the cultivation of Qi (chi), the internal energy that connects the mind, body, and spirit to the underlying consciousness of the universe (Dao).


Senior Instructor Craig Barnes

Craig Barnes is a Senior Instructor in the Energy Arts system and has been practicing and teaching tai chi, qigong, meditation, and the internal arts for over 30 years. He has studied actively with Master Frantzis since 1987 and has taught his own courses all over the world. He is one of only a few instructors who have been authorized by Master Frantzis to certify instructors in his system. Craig is known for his gentle yet thorough approach, and his ability to present complex material in a direct way that makes it come to life and take root.


The Benefits of Attending In-Person

In-person attendance is always recommended. Bruce responds directly to those he sees practicing in the room and adjusts accordingly. The teachings are transmission-based and offered in a sealed space – embodying the information is most possible in-person.

  • Hands-on adjustments from Bruce and his Senior Instructors.
  • Priority during Q and A sessions.

Learn From Where You Are


If you aren’t able to attend with us in-person, the next best option is to attend live via Zoom. You will not only be watching live, but will also be able to ask questions and interact with our global community at the same time. 

Whether you attend online or in-person you will receive access to the RECORDINGS of every class. This gives you the tools to learn at your convenience from wherever you are in the world.

You can DOWNLOAD recorded classes for permanent offline access on your device.

Experience the ease of learning from your home with multiple camera angles, clear audio, and live Q&As. It’s the next best thing to attending in person!

A summary of what you will receive:

  1. PREPARATION LESSON with Craig Barnes available now 
  2. FIVE LIVE Teaching Sessions with Master Frantzis and Craig Barnes ~20 hours
  3. Access to a Private Facebook Training Forum
  4. Recordings of all sessions for viewing and downloading.

Course Schedule

This is the schedule for just the 5 day Swings of Qigong Summer Intensive with Master Frantzis and Craig Barnes.  If you are attending the other summer events, you can get their information on their own event pages. For purchase, there is a discounted retreat bundle available below. You can now attend some events in-person and online, but you must attend each event either all online or all in-person. For example, you can attend the Wu Tai Chi Intensive all online, and the Swings and Daodejing workshops all in-person.

Bruce and Craig tailor their teachings to the students who attend in-person, so in-person attendance is always recommended.

Schedule for Live Stream and In-Person Attendance, June 19-23:

Registration/Check-in at the Energy Arts Training Center, Longmont, CO (in-person only):

  • Wednesday, June 19th, 2024, 9:15-9:45 am

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday-Sunday, June 19-23, 2024
    10:00 am-12:00 pm Morning Session
    2:00-4:00 pm Afternoon Session

Preparation Lessons: Available Immediately After Purchase

You can get started right away with a class from Craig Barnes where he takes you through the basics of the Swings of Energy Gates. It is highly recommended that everyone attending watch and practice this lesson. It is especially necessary for beginners and a great review for experienced practitioners.


Course Fees

FIVE DAY INTENSIVE (Online or In-Person): $897 $867 or 3 Monthly Payments of $289 (Early Bird Discount Until May 15th)

5 Day Online or In-Person Moving Qi Through The Body with the Swings of Qigong, June 19-23

Summer 3 Week Retreat Bundle (Online or In-Person) $2,547 $2,397 or 3 Monthly Payments of $799

Three Week Summer Retreat June 11-30 (Wu Short Form, Qigong Swings, and Daoist Meditation)

The Energy Arts Training Center Colorado

1602 9th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501

Course Recordings

All students will receive a digital recording of full course which you can watch and download at a time of your convenience by logging into your Kajabi account. Recordings will be available a couple weeks after they broadcast.


Deep contemplation, physical contact, and the risk of injury and emotional stress are inherent in the practice of meditation, movement, martial and other arts taught by Energy Arts, Inc., Bruce Frantzis and/or his assistants, certified instructors, and their assistants. This course is not for people with mental health issues and, if you have any concerns about your wellbeing, you should consult with your healthcare professional before attending this course. You must voluntarily assume full responsibility for all risks of loss, damage, or injury of any kind that you may sustain. You may sit out of any practice or exercise as you like.

The names, materials, exercises and components, and teaching methodology used throughout the course are protected by copyrights and trademarks owned by Bruce Frantzis and/or Energy Arts, Inc. and such names and materials may NOT be reproduced in any form (whether in print, electronically or otherwise), sold, or otherwise used without expressed written permission.

You may NOT teach any of the material learned unless expressly certified as an Energy Arts Instructor by Master Bruce Frantzis.


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

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