- This topic has 1 voice and 93 replies.
February 5, 2012 at 12:08 am #131902
For some reason while like most people I fell in love with the American television show “Kung Fu,” which is Shaolin/Buddhist, I have always kept my interest within a Taoist arena.February 5, 2012 at 12:59 am #131903
Well Valorie, I’ve thought about your question and the word that comes to mind is “priorities”. I guess I have always prioritized my internal training, and put it above other things.
I have some serious health problems as well, and I had to go on disability a while back, so I’m just living off my disability payments. I can’t go on retreat every year, but I have been to California four times (by train because I’m not allowed to fly for medical reasons), and make it to the Boston workshops every time Bruce is in town.
And you know, at retreats, once in a while my roommate and I would look at each other with slightly fuzzy vision, as we’re crawling out of our beds onto a cold cement floor at 6am so we can practice before a cafeteria-style breakfast, and ask “Why is it again we don’t take vacations on white sand beaches with magaritas like everyone else?” But you know, at the end of a retreat, we know why, and we’re already saving up our money for the next one.
So give it some time, and if this stuff feels like it’s really meant for you, you will find a way to prioritize it in your life and make it happen! Good luck with the training!February 5, 2012 at 8:10 am #131904
First I am not the one teaching that will be Bill Ryan. I am one helping produce the online course and work with our tech people.
In terms of the workshops and teachers trainings, initially a great way to learn the system is to study with one of Bruce’s teachers first and this is much more affordable. Weekend courses you can learn a lot and even better if there is a weekly class in your areas. The larger trainings are best planned for when you are really committed to teaching the material. It is an investment and I understand they are not cheap. Often people study with one of Bruce’s teachers for many years before attending a training or they see Bruce for a weekend course.
Good luck and this course from Bill is really an amazing way to learn DT and we made it available so that it could be available to as many people as possible no matter the location.
RichardFebruary 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm #131906
Hi I am Nina from Vermont. I have wanted to study this for some time now but with my work schedule can’t commit to a specific class time. I am hoping I can balance the flexibility of the online format with a commitment to make tome and space to fully engage.
Best wishes to allFebruary 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm #131905
Hi my name is Fiona Hird, i am from Sydney Australia. I having been doing some qigong over the last few years on and off from Heaven and Earth Qigong to Sheng Zhen healing qigong with Master Li. I had picked up Bruces book Opening the Energy Gates of the Body years ago from a second hand book shop because it looked interesting but didn’t look at it for a few years, until i picked it up and thought, wow this is great, and after that i tried working from the book, and loved it. I then purchased the dragon and tiger book but it didn’t seem to be the right time in my life to start it and again it went onto the shelf. I was really excited to hear about doing it online and i feel now ready to commit to the practice. i love the fact that it is gentle yet potent and i just want to feel more empowered with self-healing.February 6, 2012 at 12:16 am #131907
hello one and all…i am mark neuhaus…i was introduced to the energy arts about 10 years ago. i have been practicing the 8 treasures dao-yin as taught by the ni family for about 8 years. it has helped me recover my health from the excesses of detrimental habits i had practiced for many years. i have also attended qigong seminars and learned the 5 animal sports from dr. yang, jwing ming ( which i haven’t practiced after the course ended ). i have some lingering blockages especially on my right side, that do not seem to be going away with my currant practice. would really like this dragon and tiger qigong to help with better qi flow.February 6, 2012 at 1:07 am #131908
I’m Lori Lee. I currently live in Sacramento, CA. I’m a Feng Shui practitioner and have studied and practiced in healing arts and energy field therapies for 15 years. I started to teach myself Qi Gong from a book a few weeks ago. The healing effects are pretty amazing. Even though I have done energy work, it has been primarily in the etheric field. It wasn’t until I started getting deeper into my Feng Shui practice that I realized the energy was more tangible and that I could work with it to heal myself. I hope to teach Qi Gong in the future. There are no Qi Gong classes in my area and so I’m very excited to find the online class. Nice to meet you all!February 6, 2012 at 8:46 am #131909
My name is Mohan and I live in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia. I work as an IT professional and have found that due to stress and bad lifestyle choices I have a few health issues including gastritis. I’m hoping that Dragon and Tiger will help me recover from it and also prevent future illnesses. Also, the absence of disease does not equate to being healthy. One must feel vibrantly alive and full of energy and joy, in order to be called healthy. I hope by this practice, I will eventually get there.February 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm #131910
I’m Fred, 55, from Avignon, France, a teacher in primary school.
Since I studied Yi Jing in my early twenties, I wandered along life with inequal endeavours to practice regularly… Since half a year, I’ve been dedicated daily to teach myself Qi Gong from DVD & books : Dr Réquéna’s Wu Dang Qi Gong, and Roger Jahnke’s Healing Promise of Qi. The first (French only, at the moment) leads efficiently (postures, breathing, visualisations) through one powerful and beautiful, not so complex Qi Gong practice (20 both static and dynamic postures), whereas the second is too me a reference relatively to sensitive philosophy and mind focus.
As a primary teacher, I’ve been involved since 5 years to initiate my 10 y.o. pupils to danse researches, and this year our basic and introductory material are Ba Duan Jin 8 movements… Then we individually search movements through Natural Flow Qi Gong, and meet again, in small two or three pupils groups, to combine and present our work… Both gifted and disabled childs benefit such practice, as anybody knows. Not to speak the benefits the teacher receives himself from a happy class !
I’m very confident that Bill Ryan’s teaching of enlightened Dragon & Tiger will contribute to feed my walk on the sunny side of life, that I’m very keen to share with you and the persons I’m near to.February 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm #131911
My name is Nick Cahill and I live in Essex England. My wife (Liz) and myself practice and teach Wu Short form and D&T. I practice a lot of Energy gates and Liz practices a lot of Marriage of Heaven & Earth. We joined this program as a refresher so that we could advise students who may ask about it and to try and keep our skills on track.
Best wishes to you all and remember “He who laughs ~ Lasts”
Nick & LizFebruary 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm #131913
Pleased to meet you. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your reasons and interest in using and learning D&T.
I hope that D&T helps you and look forward to sharing more with you over the course of the year.
May I wish you a great Year of the water Dragon
EarlFebruary 6, 2012 at 6:48 pm #131912
Hi Nick Liz Pleased to meet you.
I Live in England ( Wiltshire ) and very much would like to meet and learn from others who know and teach D&T.
But for now may I just say hello and wish you a great Year of the water Dragon
EarlFebruary 7, 2012 at 1:21 am #131914
My name is Candice and I live in Prunedale CA a little inland from Monterey CA. I have studied Yoga since 1970 and still take classes and I have been very interested in Qi Gong especially Dragon Tiger.
2 years ago I was looking at old Yoga Magazine and came across and article about Bruce. I thought it would be interesting to try Qi Gong. I got the poster and the book and did nothing. I then got the DVD it is still not opened. I signed up for this online class and I am practicing.
I also practice the breath work and have the CD from Bruce and I am taking a Hamsa Integral Breath class.
My goal is to stay healthy and regain my lost lung capacity.February 7, 2012 at 1:27 am #131915
I live in South Carolina. I have been practicing Qi Gong for a while and Dragon & Tiger everyday since August 2011. After 3 months, I noticed a big improvement in my health. This has really motivated me to keep going. I would like to teach so I can help others enjoy the benefits too. I am very glad to have the online course as there are no teachers nearby.February 7, 2012 at 6:37 am #131916
I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Ive been practicing Dragon and Tiger for 2 years as well as Energy Gates and Taoist meditation.
As far as I know there is only one Energy Arts Instructor in Canada who resides a few thousand miles away……..
Nonetheless, I still choose to be an eclectic if you will, of the Energy Arts system.
Unable to attend the Dragon and Tiger Instructor training this year, I am looking to gain as much knowledge from this program as possible. Im also hoping to gain some new intermediate skills and refine what Ive learned so far with the book and dvd.
Im very grateful to have Bill Ryan as my teacher (in the digital flesh); and for everyone taking part in this program as Im sure we will be learning alot from eachother.
This is an archived forum (read only). Go to our active forum where you can post and discuss in real time.