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Spring Workshop: Daoist Breathing in Meditation

March 8 - March 10


Online and/or In-Person Options Available

New Students Welcome!

Breathing well is vitally important to your health. Daoists have always seen the connection between the breath and your qi. The breath can be seen as the gateway to unlocking the mind, body, and beyond.

No other health practice is capable of producing such dramatic and life-changing results for the amount of effort put in. The conscious practice of learning to breathe with your entire body in a relaxed, circular manner without holding your breath has profound physical, mental, and spiritual benefits.

Breathing with the whole body has been used for millennia to enhance the ability to dissolve and release energy blockages in the mind/body, enhancing well-being and spiritual awareness. Breathing has both internal and external aspects. The Friday of this course will focus on the external, while the weekend will focus on the internal aspects of how you’re moving qi through the body while breathing.

What You Will Learn

This course will be broken into two parts: an introduction to Daoist Breathing and a deeper dive into Daoist Breathing and Meditation.

Friday will focus on the fundamentals of Daoist Breathing; a valuable longevity practice that can be done on its own or used within any of the practices in the Energy Arts system to enhance their benefits. This unique style of Daoist breathing is done in a way that massages, energizes, and strengthens the internal organs while increasing the circulation of blood and qi throughout the body. Energized internal organs lead to good health, increased vitality, and a balanced sense of well-being. The purpose of Friday is to make sure you can feel and breathe into your body and each of your internal organs separately which will help you get the most out of Saturday and Sunday’s classes.

Saturday and Sunday will be dedicated to integrating Daoist Breathing into meditation. Focusing on the breath can be used to access deeper aspects of your being; to soften and unwind stuck patterns of energetic, emotional, and mental tensions held within. Modern life with its ubiquitous entanglement in technology is plagued by psychological stress and mental tension.  Breathwork helps to target emotional blockages that can be cleared out and dissolved in meditation; opening the psyche to a freer and more expansive state of spiritual awareness and well-being. Daoist Internal Breathing can also increase both the speed and power of your martial arts techniques.


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).


The Benefits of Attending In-Person

In-person attendance is always recommended. Bruce and Craig respond directly to those they see practicing in the room and adjust 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 Sr. Instructors.
  • Priority during Q and A sessions.

Learn From Where You Are


Attending online gives you access to LIVE teachings as well as RECORDINGS of every 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 the depth of instruction of Master Frantzis, but also a guided practice from Senior Instructor Craig Barnes 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!


A summary of what you will receive:

  1. One Live Intro to Daoist Breathing with Senior Instructor, Craig Barnes
  2. Two Live days of teaching sessions with Master Bruce Frantzis
  3. One Live Review and Practice session with Senior Instructor, Craig Barnes
  4. Recordings of all sessions for viewing and downloading.


Course Schedule

Introduction to Breathing: Friday March 8

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

  • Friday, March 8, 2024, 9:15-9:45 am

Class schedule:

  • Friday, March 8, 2024, 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm

Main Weekend: March 9-10, 2024

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

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 9:15-9:45 am

Class schedule:

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 10, 2024, 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm


Guided Practice (optional in-person and recorded practice):

  • Monday, March 11, 2024, 10:00 am- 11:00 am


Course Fees

$297 or 3 Monthly Payments of $99

Online or In-person in Colorado [Includes live-stream access & digital recordings of all instruction, guided practices, and preparation session]




The Energy Arts Training Center


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 concern about your wellbeing, you should consult with your healthcare professional before attending or practicing any of these arts. 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.


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