Rest & Renewal:

The Water Element of Winter


Rest & Renewal:

The Water Element of Winter


with Bruce Frantzis & Senior Instructor Craig Barnes

with Bruce Frantzis & Senior Instructor Craig Barnes

Thank you for attending our recent Earth Element  workshop!

We hope that you enjoyed the course. At the request of several students over the weekend, we’re making available the recording of last winter’s virtual workshop on the  Water Element.  You’ll find all of the info on the course below. Please ignore any info on live broadcast, as this event has already taken place, and you will be receiving recordings only. As a special thank you, you will also receive a $100 appreciation credit at checkout. Enjoy!


Explore how taoist five element practices, qigong, and meditation can help you renew and recharge.

Hi Folks,

Who hasn’t experienced some type of burnout these days? Nearly every aspect of our modern world seems tailor-made to overwhelm our natural rhythms and cycles.

This means that most people have become experts in ignoring the signals to rest and rejuvenate, leaving their internal fuel tank perpetually on “empty.”

The winter is nature’s season of the Water Element, a time of rest and renewal. 

Yet for many who feel out of sync with these natural rhythms, winter doesn’t feel like a needed time of rest, but more like a dark, depressing drudgery that still leaves you burning the candle at both ends. 

But it doesn’t have to be…

In contrast to this modern stress, Taoists have always been masters of energy management. How to generate qi, store it, and use it to feel fully alive, active, healthy, 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.

Here is what we’ll be covering In the upcoming Water Five Elements Workshop:

Introductory Quickstart Session:
Immediate Access 
to a 60-minute, pre-workshop lesson training taught by Master Frantzis.

November 13-14, 2021:
2-Day Virtual Workshop: Over 8 hours of instruction, taught live by Master Frantzis and Senior Instructor Craig Barnes.

November 16-18, 2021:
3-Days of Guided Practices:
Three guided practice followup sessions are included in the course to review and absorb what you learned during the weekend workshop. Led by Senior Instructor Craig Barnes.

Join the workshop through professional, live-stream broadcast, and also enjoy lifetime access to recordings of each and every lesson and guided practice.

Winter is the time of the Water Element, a season of completion, preparing the ground for the growth and activity of spring. Your body and mind mirror these natural rhythms…If that rest and storing up of energy never happens, the ability to grow and thrive in the coming year’s cycle is compromised.

In this workshop, I’ll be teaching you energetic techniques that help to reverse these kinds of imbalances, while finding the connections that bring you back into better harmony within your internal and external life cycles.

Water Element energetic practices have the most powerful effects when done just before and during the winter season. They can radically benefit the vitality of your body, the downward flow and absorption of qi, increase emotional resilience to relieve anxiety and depression, enhance nervous system function, plus heighten awareness, and intuitive capacity.

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

These lessons have benefitted my own life beyond measure, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of them so that they can do the same for you.  

You have my warmest invitation to join us, and I hope to see you in the workshop.

Stay good,

Bruce Frantzis

The primary goals of tai chi and qigong are to relax and regulate the central nervous system, to release physical and emotional stress and to promote mental and emotional well-being.” – Bruce Frantzis


Enrollment for the Winter Five Element Workshop is NOW Open.

Taoist and Chinese masters throughout the ages have deeply understood the importance of remaining in balance and harmony with the Five Elements.  This virtual workshop will help you take the first steps in working with the Water element this season. You’ll be learning from world-class teachers, be supported by a global community of practitioners, and will be absorbing the entire experience through a live-stream learning platform that captures all the subtle details.


Authentic Knowledge

Learn from an internationally recognized lineage master and author with 50+ years of experience teaching thousands of students around the globe.


Worldwide Community

 Take advantage of the encouragement and support of practicing along with hundreds of students as you learn from practitioners with decades of experience. 


A Multimedia Digital Experience

Experience the ease and comfort 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!


Access 10+ Hours of Live and Downloadable Teachings.

Extinguish Burnout

Our fast-paced, high-stress modern world can overtax your body and mind to the point you feel like there’s nothing left. Water Element practices teach how to extinguish the fires of burnout, and help you to bounce back from physical and emotional exhaustion and fatigue.

Harness the Winter Season

Winter is the time of the Water Element, a season of completion, preparing the ground for the growth and activity of spring. Learn to relieve seasonal depression and use the winter season as a time of renewal. The effects of Water Element qigong and meditation techniques are amplified when practiced in the winter.

Generate Stillness in Meditation

Settling into an easy and stable awareness will lay the foundation for deeper meditation. In the Taoist meditation tradition, creating a still and relaxed mind allows for diving further into the true nature of spirituality. At this stage, meditation helps you take full spiritual responsibility for yourself so you can become a relaxed, spontaneous, fully mature, and open human being. It can take you to a place deep inside of you that is absolutely permanent and stable.

The Power of the Lower Tantien

The lower tantien at the center of the belly is the energetic center that powers all of the body’s physicality, functioning almost like a battery. The stronger and healthier the lower tantien is, the stronger and healthier you are. This course will pay special attention to lower tantien practices that gather energy to recharge your body and mind.

Find Your Flow

Water Element techniques teach how to incorporate effortless ease and flow into your daily life and practice. This gives you the ability to calm your body and mind in motion and start shedding stress before it has a chance to accumulate.


Bruce Frantzis

Bruce Frantzis is the Founder of Energy Arts and has been called the foremost Western expert in Wu style tai chi and Yang style tai chi, holding direct lineages from China. He teaches six powerful qigong sets, as well as bagua zhang and hsing-i from the martial, health, and meditation perspectives. His passion is teaching the Taoist meditation tradition, a direct path to awakening your highest potential.

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.


Multiple perspectives and ways to learn


Get Started Right Away and Prepare for Your Workshop

When you register for this Water Element weekend course, you’ll receive immediate access to a recorded quickstart lesson with Master Bruce Frantzis. This lesson will give you a head start into some of the material that you’ll be learning and prepare you for the weekend. This session also includes a guided practice with Senior Instructor Craig Barnes.

    November 13-14, 2021

    Learn to Feel and Develop the Water Element

    Over the course of this weekend workshop, Bruce 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 . You’ll be learning about the nature of the Water Element and also how to apply it to your life and practice.

    Teaching Schedule:

    • Saturday November 13th, 9am – 3pm MT w/ a 2hr lunch break
    • Sunday, November 14th, 9am – 3pm MT w/ a 2hr lunch break

    November 16-18, 2021

    Solidify your Understanding with Guided Practices

    During three follow-up guided practice sessions you’ll be able to clear up any lingering questions and solidify what you’ve learned. The very best time to do this is when the lessons from the weekend are still fresh in your body and mind. These sessions will be led by Senior Instructor Craig Barnes.

    Guided Practice Schedule:

    • Tuesday November 16, 10:30am – 11:15am Mountain Time 
    • Tuesday November 17, 10:30am – 11:15am MT
    • Thursday November 18, 10:30am – 11:15am MT



    1. Instant Access to the Workshop Quickstart Session [~60 Minutes] 

    You will receive instant access to a quickstart lesson with Master Frantzis immediately after registration. This lesson will help prepare you for the workshop with instructions and skills to practice right away.

    2.Weekend LIVE Training with Bruce Frantzis & Craig Barnes [~8+ Hours] 

    Receive direct instruction from Master Bruce Frantzis over the course of two consecutive days. Each session will be taught live, and you will also receive downloadable recordings of each class so that you can watch and re-watch at your convenience. Senior Instructor Craig Barnes will support this teaching.

    3. LIVE Guided Practice Sessions – Follow Along with Craig Barnes [~2+ Hours]

    After the weekend workshop, you will also have access to three guided practice sessions during the week to review and integrate what you have learned. These practices will occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings (MST) with Senior Instructor Craig Barnes. You’ll also have the opportunity to clear up any lingering questions during Q&A.

    4. Energy Arts Training Forum Access

    Get access to the private Energy Arts Training Forum that is only for current students of our programs. Connect with other people on the course and stay in touch with the global Energy Arts community.

    5. Private Membership Site for Downloadable Access to Videos & Mobile Viewing

    Login to a private member area where you can watch and download all the lessons and guided practices from the course. You can also download the mobile app so that you can watch on the go as you travel or practice outdoors.

    6. BONUS Taoist Practices for Better Sleep

    Enjoy this unique distillation of Taoist practices designed to help you improve and deepen your sleep. This mini course will be available to watch online as soon as you purchase the weekend workshop. All lessons (videos and pdf) contained within the course are fully downloadable as well.

    Here’s a summary of What You’ll Receive:


    1) Quickstart Teaching Session with Bruce Frantzis ~1 Hour

    2) FOUR LIVE Teaching Sessions with Bruce Frantzis & Craig Barnes ~8+ Hours

    3) THREE LIVE Guided Practices Sessions with Craig Barnes ~2+ Hours

    4) Energy Arts Private Training Forum Access

    5) Private Membership Site for Downloadable Access to the course and Mobile Viewing

    6) BONUS Taoist Practices for Better Sleep

    Thanks for attending our Earth Element Workshop! A recording of this Water Element course is being made available to you with a $100 appreciation credit below…

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    We are confident you’ll be happy with the Five Elements Virtual Workshop. However, if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, simply contact us at anytime before November 13th, 2021 and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will you be mailing anything to me or is everything digital?

    Everything is digital and online, available to you to access via the membership site whenever you need it.  Also the program is fully downloadable, so you will be able to use the program offline, in your own time on your computer, laptop, smart tv, phone and other digital devices.

    When will I receive my lessons?

    Initially, after purchase you will receive welcome emails with your login information to the Five Elements Virtual Workshop Fall 2021. You will be given a unique link through the Zoom platform to access your regular training. Recordings of live-stream classes will be available to download in 1-3 days or sooner after broadcast.

    How do I know if I am registered?

    If your payment has gone through and you have received an email with your login details then you are registered! If you do not receive it please check your spam folder.

    How can I get support?

    We are here to support you along the way with any questions you may have about purchasing and accessing the course. For support please email: Sometimes our emails might end up in your Junk/Spam/Promotions folder, so please do check there!

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