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Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong

San Rafael, CA, United States
5 October 2018 - 7 October 2018

Gods is one of the oldest and most powerful Taoist rejuvenation methods. It was the only qigong Bruce's Taoist Lineage Master, Liu Hung Chieh, practiced daily after age 50 to enhance his personal longevity.

Composed of only 6 physical movements, this qigong set at its advanced level incorporates all aspects of neigong. It is a primary bridge between qigong and meditation. The external physical movements of Gods are fairly simple yet encompass all the internal techniques of qigong. Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong builds on and enhances all the material in the other qigong programs that Bruce Frantzis teaches. 

Price after Sep 5: $345 

Registration/Check-in: Oct 5 (Friday), 6:00 PM--First class session is 6:30-9:00PM.

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 6-7 (Sat-Sun) is is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two hour lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Prerequisites: All levels welcome.Read more...

$295.00

Inner Dissolving Fundamentals of Taoist Meditation

NY, NY, United States
16 October 2018

All the meditation practices of the Taoist Water method involve dissolving and resolving the bound blockages of your first six energy bodies until you become internally free.

The phrase used for the Inner Dissolving process of the Water method is "ice to water, water to space," where "space" means the vast internal space that exists inside the body, that space being as infinite as the whole external universe.

When you move into the water-to-space phase of the Inner Dissolving process, you release all blocked content of your felt sensations by imploding your energy into the inner space that your previously condensed blocked energy shape occupied, thereby converting your blocked energy into consciousness without content (a stage of emptiness).

In this evening workshop, Bruce will discuss how to practice the fundamental principles of the Inner Dissolving method, helping students to create more internal space by releasing blockages.  Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to learn from Bruce in his native city!

Price after Sep 10: $95 

Registration/Check-in: October 16 (Tuesday), 6:00 PM--First class session is 7:00PM

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 16 is 7:00PM-9:00PM. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Disclaimer

This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. Read more...

$75.00

Spiraling Energy Body within Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong

Oxford, United Kingdom
20 October 2018 - 24 October 2018

For the first time in decades, Bruce will teach how to apply the practice of Spiraling Energy Body within Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong in this special course.

Spiraling Energy Body greatly develops the energy work initiated in Energy Gates Qigong. The upwards current of energy and upwards dissolving are fully engaged, the energy gates of the body fully activated, and the resulting spiraling energy pathways between the energy gates energized. Spiraling Energy Body is the practice in Taoist neigong where all the energy channels of the body are first opened and then fully developed. This eventually includes the micro and macro-cosmic orbits of energy and channels at the body’s core, the right, left and central channels, which supply energy directly to the vital organs, central nervous system, brain, glands and spiritual dimensions.

This can revolutionize the energetic power of all our physical, mental and spiritual aspects, giving life to the well-known Taoist instruction: "The mind moves the chi, the chi moves the body". Taoist Qigong makes use of this greatly boosted, dynamic energy to rejuvenate all aspects of the body, energy and mind. Taoist Internal Martial Arts make uses this energy to greatly develop energetic sensitivity and power. Taoist Meditation makes use of it to fully open the heart, mind and spirit.

In the Water Method of Taoism, Gods Playing in the Clouds is considered the “jewel in the crown” of all qigong methods. Gods unifies the complete energy work of all Taoist Qigong with Taoist Meditation and so forms the perfect vehicle for developing the energetic power of Spiraling Energy Body within both qigong and meditation.

Price after Sep 15: $825 

Registration/Check-in: October 20 (Saturday), 9:00 AM--First class session is 10:00AM

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 20-24 is10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Disclaimer

This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. Read more...

$775.00

Tai Chi for Taoist Meditation

Chicago, IL, United States
12 October 2018 - 14 October 2018

Tai Chi as Taoist meditation goes beyond improving physical health and martial skills. It can deepen your consciousness and resolve your inner mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual blockages. 

Tai Chi can awaken and free the soul or spirit, to bring more joy, balance and compassion into your life. Bruce learned these methods from Taoist and tai chi Lineage Master Liu Hung Chieh in Beijing. 

Tai Chi is commonly referred to as moving meditation. Tai Chi's slow, graceful movements can be used as a meditation to provide relaxed focus, to quiet the monkey mind and to engender a deep sense of relaxation that helps release inner tensions. Eventually it can become a means for deepening your awareness of and ability to relax on all levels of your being.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from Bruce, how to truly use tai chi as a moving meditation.

Price after Sep 10: $345 

Registration/Check-in: Oct 12 (Friday), 6:00 PM--First class session is 6:30-9:00PM.

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 12-14 (Sat-Sun) is is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two hour lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Prerequisites: All levels welcome.Read more...

$295.00

Taoist Meditation: The Great Stillness

Neu-Ulm, Germany
30 October 2018 - 3 November 2018

For the first time, Bruce Frantzis is offering a retreat on the core Taoist Water Method meditation practices of finding, resting in, and embodying Stillness within and outside of oneself. You will learn and practice the meditation tradition within Taoism that goes back thousands of years and is directly linked to the teachings of Lao Tse (Laozi), author of the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing).

Price: €750
Price after Sep 20: €800

Price for all three courses in Ulm: €1050
Price for all three courses in Ulm after Sep 20: €1150

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Registration/Check-in: October 30 (Tuesday), 9:00 AM--First class session is 10:00AM

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 30-Nov 3 is10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Disclaimer

This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. Read more...

Five Elements Qigong: Wood Element

Neu-Ulm, Germany
29 October 2018

This seminar is part in a series on the Five Elements taught at the Tai Chi Schule in Ulm/Neu Ulm by Taoist Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis.

According to Five Element Qigong theory, everything in the universe is composed of Five Elemental Energies: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. When healthy, Wood energy gives us the power to take action, follow through and be compassionate. Come and learn physical practices and practical strategies for nourishing your intuition and balancing anger and frustration, so you can be more effective in the world.

Price: €120
Price after Sep 20: €140

Price for all three courses in Ulm: €1050
Price for all three courses in Ulm after Sep 20: €1150

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German registration page


Registration/Check-in: October 29 (Monday), 9:00 AM--First class session is 10:00AM

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 29 is10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Disclaimer

This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. Read more...

Hsing-I: Fire and Earth Fists

Neu-Ulm, Germany
27 October 2018 - 28 October 2018

Expanding on the previous year's Hsing-I teachings in Ulm/Neu Ulm, Bruce will cover the next two elements—Fire and Earth—Pao Chuan and Heng Chuan fists.

Although Hsing-i is known mainly as an internal martial art form, it is in fact one of the most powerful health practices on the planet. Hsing-i has two main goals:

  1. To make your mind calm, focused and unwavering. This is useful whether you are in the office, engaging in martial arts, training in a sport or practicing meditation of some kind. 
  2. To get your consciousness fully in your body and have the physical body properly aligned. Once your body is correctly aligned, it has the potential for qi to flow freely. You tap into the qi already there, develop more of it and build reserves for internal power.

Price: €280
Price after Sep 20: €310

Price for all three courses in Ulm: €1050
Price for all three courses in Ulm after Sep 20: €1150

English registration page

German registration page

Registration/Check-in: October 27 (Saturday), 9:00 AM--First class session is 10:00AM

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 27-28 is10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Disclaimer

This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. Read more...

Qigong Tui Na: Physical and Energetic Body Work

Durham, NC, United States
8 July 2018 - 14 July 2018

 We are excited to announce the first Energy Arts residential Summer retreats in many years.  On-site accommodation is limited, so register now.  (SINGLES ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT)

Part of Bruce’s Taoist training was learning to apply qigong tui na (energy healing) techniques to over 1000 patients in medical clinics in China. In this new qigong tui na course, he’ll share the knowledge and experience he gained in how to apply the internal energy methods of qigong and neigong within bodywork to heal others. He’ll teach those who are new to qigong tui na sophisticated joint manipulation and healing techniques drawn from Heaven and Earth Qigong and Bend the Bow Qigong.

Beginners and experienced bodywork practitioners alike will find these energetic techniques to be useful and immediately applicable. For those who have studied core energy qigong tui na with him in the past, he’ll teach deeper aspects of subjects such as openings and closings, twisting and spiraling, or other techniques drawn from the 16 neigong components of internal power.

Prices are marked as Early Bird Special (10% off) until April 25! So don't delay!

Registration/Check-in

Participants staying onsite will check in on Sunday July 8 at 3:00pm.

Commuters/offsite participants will check-in Sunday July 8 at 3:00pm or Monday July at 9:00am.

Frist class session: Monday July 9 at 10:00am.

Approximate daily course schedule July 9-13: 9:00am-4:00pm (with a two hour lunch break).

Last class session: Friday July 13 at 4:00pm.Read more...

$1,540.00

Openings and Closings: Heaven & Earth Qigong and Tai Chi Circling Hands

Durham, NC, United States
1 July 2018 - 7 July 2018

We are excited to announce the first Energy Arts residential Summer retreats in many years.  ON-SITE ACCOMODATION IS ALREADY SOLD OUT

Deep below the surface of all authentic Taoist energy practices is the subtle opening and closing of your joints, circulatory system, internal organs, and cavities, which radiate outward to set the rhythm for the rest of your body and movements. If you learn how to control these subtle movements, then you learn how to harness the power of Qi in your physical and energetic bodies.

Openings and closings is one of the MOST important internal energy practices (Neigong) used to supercharge Qi development. In fact, openings and closings are so fundamental to Taoist energy arts that without them, you don’t have Tai Chi, Qigong, Bagua, Internal Martial Arts, or even meditation.

During this week long retreat Bruce will teach the practice of Openings and Closings neigong inside Heaven & Earth Qigong and Tai Chi Circling Hands. 

Prices are marked as Early Bird Special (10% off) until April 25! So don't delay!

Registration/Check-in

Participants staying onsite will check in on Sunday July 1 at 3:00pm.

Commuters/offsite participants will check-in Sunday July 1 at 3:00pm or Monday July 2 at 9:00am.

Frist class session: Monday July 2 at 10:00am.

Approximate daily course schedule July 2-6: 9:00am-4:00pm (with a two hour lunch break).

Last class session: Friday July 6 at 4:00pm.Read more...

$1,540.00

Tai Chi: Wu Style Short and Medium Forms

Durham, NC, United States
24 June 2018 - 30 June 2018

We are excited to announce the first Energy Arts residential Summer retreat in many years. Where Bruce will share his 40 plus years of experience practicing and teaching Tai chi, including his knowledge as a lineage holder in both the Wu style and Yang style of tai chi. On-site accommodation is limited, so register now. (SINGLES ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT)

Wu style tai chi is the second most popular style in the world. It was created directly from Yang Style Tai Chi and as such is the largest variant of the Yang style. However, unlike most traditions in Yang style Tai Chi, most Wu tai chi schools emphasize small, compact movements over large and medium-sized ones. The Yang and Wu tai chi styles, with all their variations, encompass the vast majority (80 percent or more) of all tai chi practitioners.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn the Wu Style Tai Chi form from the only known lineage holder of Wu and Yang style tai chi and Taoist meditation teacher in the West.If you have ever wanted to learn tai chi, this summer is the best time! The Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form that Bruce teaches was developed by Wu style co-founder Wu Jien Chuan. He personally taught it to Liu Hung Chieh, who taught it to Bruce. Bruce developed his Wu Style Short and Medium Form from this Long Form with the encouragement of his teacher Liu.

Prices are marked as Early Bird Special (10% off) until April 25! So don't delay!

Registration/Check-in

Participants staying onsite will check in on Sunday June 24 at 3:00pm.

Commuters/offsite participants will check-in Sunday June 24 at 3:00pm or Monday June 25 at 9:00am.

Frist class session: Monday June 25 at 10:00am.

Approximate daily course schedule June 25-29: 9:00am-4:00pm (with a two hour lunch break).Read more...

$1,540.00

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