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Rest & Renewal: The Water Element of Winter

November 13, 2021 - November 14, 2021

Healing Burnout…Gathering Qi

In this weekend workshop, Master Bruce Frantzis will be using Taoist qigong, taichi, and meditation techniques (both seated and moving) to teach you how to merge with the qualities of the Water Element to…

  • Bounce back from physical and emotional exhaustion and fatigue
  • Gather energy to recharge your body and mind (lower tantien practices)
  • Avoid seasonal depression and use the winter season as a time of renewal
  • Connect with the Water Element to generate stillness in meditation
  • Incorporate effortless ease and flow into your life and practice

Who hasn’t experienced some type of burnout? You probably already know what it’s like having the feeling of trying to keep life moving forward when your internal fuel tank is running on “empty.”

It’s practically a habit to ignore the fatigue signaling the need for rest and renewal. Most of us tend to bear down and “push through” until our nerves are shot and every small struggle starts to feel all-encompassing and overwhelming.

In contrast, Taoists have always been masters of energy management…how to build it, store it, and use it to feel fully alive, healthy, active, and strong. This knowledge is rooted in the observation of the natural world and its cycles, specifically how those cycles affect us both internally and externally.

Winter is the time of the Water Element, a season of completion, preparing the ground for the growth and activity of spring.

But if that rest and storing up of energy never happens, the ability to grow and thrive in the coming year’s cycle is compromised.

Your body and mind mirror these natural rhythms. Without regular periods of rest and renewal, our ability to grow and adapt is crippled.

In this workshop, you will learn energetic techniques that reverse this kind of exhaustion and bring you back into better harmony within your internal and external life cycles.

These Water Element qigong and meditation practices have the most powerful effects when practiced in the winter. They can radically benefit the vitality of your body, the downward flow and absorption of qi, increase emotional resiliency to mitigate seasonal depression, enhance nervous system strength and function, plus heighten awareness, mental clarity, and intuitive capacity.

The cumulative result of employing these practices is a strong balancing effect that helps you to shed stress, avoid burning out, and maintain a natural sense of creativity, energy, and flow.

Join us for some R&R in Longmont, CO to experience a wonderful weekend full of learning and good qi! Can’t make it in-person? Virtual-only attendance will be opening soon.

In-Person Attendance [Includes a digital recording of the event]: $297


Live-Stream Virtual Attendance Online [Includes a digital recording of the event]: $197



Event Structure

Registration/Check-in: November 13 (Saturday), 8:00-8:45 AM

Saturday, November 13, class schedule is 9:00 AM-3:00 PM* with a two-hour lunch break.

Sunday, November 14, class schedule is 9:00 AM-3:00 PM* with a two-hour lunch break.

Guided Practice Sessions (Will also be recorded and are optional):

Tuesday, April 5, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Wednesday, April 6, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Event Recordings

A wonderful feature of this summer’s hybrid model is that as an in-person attendee, you will also receive a digital recording of all the classes and practices that are being broadcast virtually. These class recordings are an incredibly valuable way to review the content of your course at your convenience. It’s like having digital notes to remember what you were working on! Your recordings may be watched online at your convenience or downloaded to your personal device.


Longmont, Colorado

The Tao Space

1602 9th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501

United States

We will be holding this workshop in-person and live-streamed from our Tao Space training center. We look forward to seeing you here or online!

Covid-19 Policy

We will be referring to the local governmental guidelines at the time of the event to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Attendance Cap

In the interest of abundant caution and to maintain more generous room spacing, we’ll currently be limiting event attendance to 75 participants. If local and national advisories continue to trend positively, we will be re-evaluating the course limit on Oct. 15. and may choose to open additional spots for registration (still very far below our total room capacity under normal circumstances).


Our event training hall is spacious with excellent air turnover. We will have multiple high capacity UV enhanced air filters operating throughout the course as well as ozone air treatments during off course hours. Heightened cleaning protocols will also be in place.


We will be following local governmental guidelines regarding masking requirements at the time of the event. Even if mask wearing is not mandated at the county level, please feel free to wear a mask if it increases your level of personal comfort. 


Participants will not be required to present proof of vaccination to attend.


Should you develop symptoms of illness (fever, nausea, sore throat, coughing, etc.), you must notify event staff immediately and you will not be permitted to come to class. After your symptoms have cleared, you will need to present a clear Covid-19 test in order to return to the event. You will be issued pro-rated course credit for any event days missed during recovery.



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.


November 13, 2021
November 14, 2021


The Tao Space
1602 9th Avenue, Longmont CO 80501 United States + Google Map

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