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Daoist Breathing Retreat: Breath to Qi

July 24, 2022 - August 12, 2022

with Master Bruce Frantzis

Daoist Longevity Breathing differs from most breathing methods as it requires slow, smooth, continuous and circular breathing that engages all parts of the lungs–without raising the chest. From the physical perspective, there are six stages that allow a practitioner to systematically contact, engage and open up the lungs. This process naturally massages the internal organs, and increases blood flow and the volume of air that can be inhaled with each breath. This increased breathing capacity can dramatically raise the quantity of oxygen in the blood, which improves both function and performance of body and mind.

What You Will Learn

The first phase of this retreat focuses on building the six-part breathing sequence to:

  • Maximize potential health benefits
  • Clear and release the nerves
  • Develop a deep sense of letting go or profound relaxation.

During this instruction, Bruce will lay the foundation, through instruction and transmissions, to help you move into the “Breath to Qi” phase of the course. It is essential that all students participate in this tuning in and activation phase in order to allow time to absorb the transmissions and have a chance at crossing over from breathing to moving qi.

Breathing to Contact, Feel, Manipulate and Directly Experience Qi

This “breath to qi” phase can have a profound and positive effect on health, dramatically increases awareness and gives the ability to advance all other qi practices for anyone who achieves this level of practice. As these teachings are transmission-based, they have traditionally been held back only for inner-door students and disciples. However, Master Frantzis will openly share this rare and profound practice with all who wish to participate.


Attend for Two Weeks or All Three Weeks

To attend the retreat for all three weeks, you must participate at the Energy Arts Training Center in Longmont, Colorado. Bruce will permit online students to attend the first two weeks of the retreat, Sunday, July 24 to Thursday or Friday, August 4-5.*

First Two Weeks: All Students Welcome (In-Person or Online)

What you will learn:

  • The six-part breathing sequence.
  • Methods for yielding various health benefits.
  • How to use breathing to contact and move qi in your body.
  • The beginning phase of “breath to qi.”

(45 hours training minimum)

Three-Week Retreat: All Students Welcome (In-Person Only)

What you will learn:

  • Everything above.
  • Deeper internal qi techniques.
  • How to complete the process of “breath to qi.”

(67 hours training minimum)

* Whether you attend for two or three weeks, this is a deep internal-energetic process in which you will be engaging. Therefore, Bruce requires attendees to complete certain aspects of energy practices before leaving the course. He will attempt to arrive at the exit point for students who are only participating for the first two weeks on Thursday, August 4, but he might need an additional day. In this case, the first phase of the retreat will end on Friday, August 5. Please book travel and make arrangements to allow space for completing the training as late as the Friday afternoon session.

In-Person Attendees Receive Additional Support

Bruce’s teachings are transmission-based and offered in a consecrated space, so in-person attendance is always recommended.

You will also receive:

  • Personal support from Certified Energy Arts Instructors who will be available each day.
  • Optional morning and evening group practices to solidify what you learn and take advantage of the group energy in our sealed space.
  • The opportunity to attend all Energy Arts Live Classes and Guided Practices during the retreat.
  • Recordings of retreat instruction for the first two weeks in your online Kajabi account. (As the third and final week is an exclusive, in-person-only course, recordings will not be made available.)


Course Schedule

Bruce tailors his teachings to the students who attend in-person, so in-person attendance is always recommended. New and existing students are welcome to participate in-person (for two weeks or all three weeks) or online (for the first two weeks only). The second week will end on Thursday, August 4 or Friday, August 5, depending on how much time Bruce requires to complete the process properly. The third week will commence on Monday morning, August 8; if you are checking in, registration is open 9:00-9:45 am. Please be sure to arrive while registration is open in order to be admitted into the class.

Although not recommended, you may attend the first two weeks online (July 24-August 4/5) and the final and third week in person (starting on August 8). As Bruce is taking students through a process, you must agree to follow the course in real time and have worked through all the previous lessons over the previous two weeks in order to be admitted to the in-person course.

All Students

Saturdays off. Additional days off will be given as they are in the flow of the training process and will be determined by Bruce.

Schedule for In-Person Attendees at the Dao Guan:

Sunday, July 24, 2022
2:00-2:45 pm Registration/Check-in
3:00-5:30 pm First Class

Monday-Friday, July 25-Friday, August 12, 2022
10:30 am-1:30 pm Morning Session
3:30-5:30 pm Afternoon Session

Schedule for Live-Streaming/Online Attendees:

Sunday, July 24, 2022
3:00-5:30 pm First Class

Monday, July 25 to Friday, August 5, 2022 (Saturdays and Sundays off)
10:30 am-1:30 pm Morning Session
3:30-5:30 pm Afternoon Session

The end date of the course will be on Thursday, August 4 or Friday, August 5. We suggest you make travel plans to accommodate the latest possible end time, Friday, August 5, 2022 at 5:30 pm.

Course Fees

Easy Pay Option! Choose to pay in three installments.

$1,297 $1,232 Two-week Breathing Retreat
$1,947 $1,849 Three-week Breathing Retreat

Receive $200 off any four-week summer retreat:

$2,172 $2,063 Foundational Qigong Retreat AND Breathing Retreat
$2,394 $2,274 Foundational Qigong Instructor Training/Upgrade AND Breathing Retreat



The Dao Guan Colorado

1602 9th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501

Live-Stream Access

For online-only attendees, immediately after registering you will receive a unique join link from Zoom to access our broadcasts.

Course Recordings

As a feature of our hybrid model of in-person and online training, ALL students will receive a digital recording of all the classes and guided practices, which you can watch and download at a time of your convenience by logging into your Kajabi account. Recordings are available for the first 11 days of the retreat only; no recordings will be made available for the final and third week of Master Frantzis’ Taoist Breathing Retreat as this is an exclusive, in-person-only course.


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.

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


July 24, 2022
August 12, 2022


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

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