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San Ti: The Motion of the Mind and Mental Body

Oxford, United Kingdom
7 October 2017 - 11 October 2017

Most of us find it a challenge to be centered, present, clear and relaxed in our lives. Our energy is often too sluggish or too agitated. Our mind is often spaced out or distracted by incessant and sometimes negative thinking. We make great efforts to be clear and calm, but these periods often don’t last long. The speed of modern life and proliferation of computers and smartphones has made this situation even more challenging. This retreat with Master Bruce Frantzis seeks to provide us with exceptional tools to remedy this.

Pay at Door: $825 

Registration/Check-in: Satuday, October 7, 9:00 AM--First class session begins at 10:00AM.

Daily schedule Sat-Wed, October 7-11: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM (with two hour lunch break). Course schedule subject to change during the event due to circumstances within the group dynamic. Read more...

Get More Chi in Your Tai Chi

London, United Kingdom
13 October 2017 - 15 October 2017

Bruce Frantzis is returning to teach in the UK for a rare London course. To many Chi is a somewhat mysterious force in Tai Chi. This workshop will demystify the many facets related to the Chinese concept of Chi. These include maintaining and improving health, curative qualities, stress release, push hands, practical self-defense and although rarely taught Taoist meditation and spirituality. 

Pay at Door: $350 


Friday 13th October 2017: Registration from 6pm. Class 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Saturday 14th October 2017: Class 10am - 1pm (2 hour lunch break) Class 3pm - 6pm
Sunday 15th October 2017: Class 2.30pm - 6.30pm 


Hsing-I Beng Chuan: Wood Element Fist

Neu-Ulm, Germany
28 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

Expanding on the previous year's Hsing-I teachings in Ulm/Neu Ulm, Bruce will cover the next element of the Five Element series, Beng Chuan known as the Wood Element Fist.

Hsing-I Beng Chuan is considered to be one of the most powerful practices in all the internal martial arts. Bruce will cover as many of its six basic methods as time allows. 

Although Bruce will teach martial applications, you may equally train in Hsing-I's Five Elements for health and to develop a strong clear mind. Wood element practices help one become strong yet flexible, decisive and aware of psychic phenomena in a stable way. They also nourish the liver, tendons, blood and Qi of the body.

Price: €280
Price after Sep 20: 

Registration/Check-in: October 28 (Saturday), 9:00 AM--First class session is 10:00AM

Approximate daily course schedule on Oct 28-29 is10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.


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: Water Element

Neu-Ulm, Germany
30 October 2017

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 theory everything in the Universe is composed of five elemental energies: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. The energy of the Water Element in your body particularly affects your kidneys, bone marrow and brain as well as your ability to move through feelings of fear and shock.

Bruce will draw on his practical knowledge of the Five Elements gained through his Qigong training in China to teach practical exercises to develop a feel for the energy of the Water element. The Water element is also associated with the winter season, deep vitality, courage and the ability to be fully present in your body.

Price: €120
Price after Sep 20: €140 

Registration/Check-in: Monday, Oct 30, 9:00 AM
Approximate daily course schedule:
 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
 Course schedule may be subject to change during event depending upon group dynamics.


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...

Taoist Meditation in Daily Life

Neu-Ulm, Germany
31 October 2017 - 4 November 2017

This course will begin with reviewing the basic processes of Taoist inner dissolving meditation. Then move on to how apply inner dissolving and other Taoist meditation methods as ways to solve common everyday problems. So you can overcome, transform and harmonize and many of the everyday challenges that can destabilize your peace of mind, concentration.

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

Registration/Check-in: October 31 Tuesday 9:00 AM--First class session is 10:00AM.

Approximate daily course schedule: October-November 4 is 10:00AM-5:00PM with a two lunch break. Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.


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...

Heaven & Earth Qigong and Tai Chi Circling Hands

Chicago, IL, United States
10 November 2017 - 12 November 2017

We are excited to announce Bruce Frantzis is returning to teach in Chicago this Fall!

In China, Bruce found no other simple exercise as powerful as Heaven and Earth Qigong for promoting health and vitality. It is used in China to relieve back, neck and joint problems and to mitigate conditions such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. This training will explore Heaven and Earth’s qi-based methods of bending and stretching the body's tissues, opening and closing (pulsing) the body’s joints and cavities, and circulating energy (micro- & macrocosmic orbits). 

During the course of the weekend Bruce will also give a brief introduction to the practice of Tai Chi Circling Hands™, primarily focusing on the practice of Vertical Circling Hands. Circling Hands offers an easy and dynamic way to learn the external movement principles and internal qi practices that generate the deep healing potential of Heaven & Earth Qigong and Tai chi.

Pay at the door: $350

Registration/Check-in: November 10, Friday 5:30 PM--First class session begins at 6:30 PM.

Prerequisites:  Everyone is welcome, there is no specific requirement for attending the seminar. Read more...

Bend the Bow Qigong and Bagua Meditations

El Cerrito, CA, United States
17 November 2017 - 19 November 2017

Bend the Bow is a powerful practice for consciously strengthening and regenerating the spine. In China, this form is used to control spinal energy and vertebral movement, it can be especially helpful in relieving back problems. At its most sophisticated level, individuals can learn to move each vertebra in any direction at will--techniques not believed to be possible in Western medicine.

Learning to control the alignments and flow of chi in your spinal vertebrae is the path to a happy and healthy back and neck. Join us for this special and rarely offered course.

Special Announcement: Bruce will be teaching a Bagua Meditations course on Friday evening of the weekend workshop. Worldly life is filled with anxiety, excessive mental and emotional churning. All of which derive from the yin and yang qualities of the mind and body being out of balance. This course will show you the bagua practice methods used to balance your internal reality. Enabling problems such as these to cease damaging the quality of your life.

All of this is based on using circle walking and the movement changes of bagua to flow between the yin and yang aspects of your life with less stress and discomfort. These meditation methods balance the yin and yang qualities of your mind for example: hope/fear, confidence/internally collapsing, anger/compassion and other polarized states of being. Bagua meditation practice groups will be offered outside of class time throughout the weekend (Sat/Sun) if there is sufficient group interest.

Price after Oct 10: $350

Registration/Check-in: Nov 17 (Friday), 6:00 PM--First class session is 6:30-9:00PM.

Approximate daily course schedule on Nov 18-19 (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.

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I first met Bruce in 1992, as a 17 year old, I had all sorts of fantasies about becoming strong and learning to defend myself. Bruce taught me that through hard work and daily practice a world of incredible depth and peace can be found within the art of Ba Gua Zhang that goes far beyond the ability to knock out King Kong.

Isaac Kamins