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Spinal Neigong: The Inner Workings of Stability and Fluidity

December 3, 2022 - December 11, 2022

A Special Two-Weekend Event with Master Bruce Frantzis for Health, Healing, and Power Development

In this two-part workshop Bruce will teach the neigong (internal components) of how the spine connects to the physical and energetic body through standing postures, movement, and meditation. Many of these topics have only rarely if ever been taught. They go beyond both Bend the Bow and Spiraling Energy Body. Bruce intends this to continue into a multi-part series. 

Suitable for All Levels (Participants will receive preliminary video instruction to prepare them.)

What You Will Learn:

  • Classic standing postures of qigong (those used in Spiraling), both symmetrical and asymmetrical
  • Openings and closings in standing postures
  • Opening or closing the joints while extending or retracting the limbs
  • How the spine connects to the joints and the internal organs
  • How the spine generates internal and external movement and power
  • Connecting the spine for maintaining health
  • Using the spine for healing injuries and ailments

Weekend One: Stabilizing the Internal Structures of the Body

Classic standing postures of qigong, both symmetrical and asymmetrical.

What you do with every one of your body parts during standing.

Getting the mind to interface with every one of your body parts during standing.

The mind can either lead or follow the body parts.

Develop the upward and downward currents in the left and right sides of your body together and separately.

Transferring energy from the left side of your body to the right, and the right to the left.

Using the hands at different heights/positions as well as what each hand is doing within that position.

Connecting two or more individual postures in order to become movements.


Ways in which the openings and closings are directly related to meditation to get below normal consciousness and access the heart mind.

Weekend Two: Getting the Stabilized Structures to Become Fluid

How the joints directly connect to the spine.

How the openings and closings of the joints connect to the glands and the internal organs.

Using different hand positions and differing angles to access all the cross vectors that affect the spine and internal organs.

Opening or closing everything through the nervous system. How to bifurcate the nerves in order to open and close each side of the body separately or as a whole.

Using either the anterior or posterior sides of the vertebrae as different ways of initiating movement.

Connecting the spine for healing injuries and ailments.


Ways in which the openings and closings directly relate to meditation to get below normal consciousness and access the heart-mind.

Course Schedule

First Weekend: December 3-4, 2022

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

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 8:15-8:45 am

Class schedule:

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 4, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm

Second Weekend: December 10-11, 2022

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

  • Saturday, December 10, 2022, 8:15-8:45 am

Class schedule:

  • Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Sunday, December, 11, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm

Review and Practices with Senior Instructors Craig Barnes and Eric Peters:

  • Tuesday, December 6, 10:30-11:15 am
  • Wednesday, December 7, 10:30-11:15 am
  • Tuesday, December 13, 10:30-11:15 am
  • Wednesday, December 14, 10:30-11:15 am



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).

Learn From Where You Are


Attending online gives you access to LIVE teachings as well as RECORDINGS of every single class and guided practice. This gives you the tools to learn at your convenience from wherever you are in the world.

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

You’ll not only receive incredible depth of instruction of Master Frantzis, but also guided practices from Senior Instructors to support your learning.

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!


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. This is always stronger in-person.


  • Hands-on adjustments from Bruce and his Sr. Instructors.
  • Priority during Q and A sessions.
  • Optional morning and evening group practices to solidify what you learn and practice together in the space.
  • Additional support from Certified Energy Arts Instructors who will be available each day.
  • The opportunity to attend all Energy Arts Live Classes and Guided Practices during the retreat.



  1. Quickstart pre-recordings – 1.5 hours
  2. EIGHT live teaching sessions with Master Bruce Frantzis – 16 hours
  3. FOUR Live Review and Practice sessions with Senior Instructors – 4 hours
  4. Recordings of all sessions for viewing and downloading.


Course Fees

$397 or 3 Monthly Payments of $133

Online and/or in-person [Includes Quickstart Session and live-stream access & digital recordings of all instruction and guided practices]



The Dao Guan (Energy Arts Training Center)

1602 9th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501


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 LLC, 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 concern about your wellbeing, you should consult with your healthcare professional. 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 LLC 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.


December 3, 2022
December 11, 2022

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