December 4: Tai Chi Cross Training: Connecting Sports Science, Chinese Medicine, and Martial Arts with the ‘Three Musketeers’

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December 4: Jings II.3: Jie Jing & Hua Jing: Receiving and Transforming with Don Miller

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December 3: Wu Style Short Form to the Left Learning to Practice the Form to the Other Direction with Eric Peters

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November 20: Lengthening the Tissue of the Arms & Twisting the Tissue of the Arms with Eric Peters

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November 19: Hunyaun Primordial Qigong with Jason Ames

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November 6: Jings Part II, #2: Ting Jing and Fa Jing with Don Ethan Miller

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October 30: Cloud Hands: The Inner Tradition with Steven Cardoza

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October 23: Three Roads: A Comparison of the Chen, Sun and Cheng Man-Ching (Yang) Styles with Stanwood Chang

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October 16: Dragon & Tiger Qigong – 2016 Sunday Series with Bill Ryan

In 2016, Bill Ryan will continue to teach monthly Dragon & Tiger Qigong workshops at multiple levels. These workshops are designed to allow you to learn and train Dragon & Tiger qigong in a systematic and progressive manner - on whatever Sundays fit your schedule and learning speed. These workshops will be offered at two levels of instruction (1b and 2) of progressively more subtle and powerful refinements. Read more here for more information about these levels.   Each workshop ... [Continue Reading]

October 15-16: Robert Tangora Workshops

Wang Hao Da's Zhong Ding Exercises - Saturday, October 15, 1pm-4pm & Using the spine and Zhong Ding in Yang and Wu Style Tai Chi Ch'uan - Sunday, October 16, 1-4 pm ... [Continue Reading]

TAI CHI SELF-DEFENSE: PROTECTING YOURSELF USING TAI CHI PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES

TAI CHI SELF-DEFENSE PROTECTING YOURSELF USING TAI CHI PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES with Don Ethan Miller Sunday, October 2, 2:00pm-5:00pm Tai Chi is not only a marvelous art of meditative movement and energy cultivation:  it is also an extremely powerful and practical martial art.  The qualities of awareness, rooting, fluidity, and whole-body integration that are developed in solo practice are also essential components of effective self-defense. The world is not always a safe place. ... [Continue Reading]

JINGS PART II, #1: REN AND KONG JING

JINGS PART II, #1:  REN  AND KONG JING with BTC Program Director, Don Ethan Miller Sunday, October 2nd, 10am-1pm This workshop continues the Jings Training Series begun in January 2106. We will begin with a brief review of the "Eight Powers" or "Eight Gates" covered in Part I: Peng, Lu, Ji, An, Tsai, Lieh, Jou, and Kao. We will then introduce two extremely important and quite different jings, both essential to more advanced development in all styles of Tai Chi: REN JING, often ... [Continue Reading]

September 24 & 25: Marriage of Heaven and Earth and Gods Playing in the Clouds with Eric Peters

THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND EARTH CHI GUNG Introduction to Pulsing the Joints and Review and Refinement with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Eric Peters  Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm The Marriage of Heaven and Earth Chi Gung is a powerful, yet simple and easy to learn two movement Chi Gung practice. It is associated with the Wood Element and the liver, helping to lengthen the tendons, ligaments and fascia. After learning the basic choreography of these moves, the Marriage ... [Continue Reading]

THE FIFTH SEASON: A Moment of Stopped Time

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Jings #5: Completing Ba Men-The Eight Gates

There are eight primary body energies used in tai chi. These eight are the foundation of every tai chi form movement and fighting application and are present in single or multiple combinations of every move. All movements in tai chi are composed of permutations of these eight building blocks as they continuously combine, separate, and recombine during each individual posture and transitional move. -- Bruce Frantzis, Tai Chi Mastery Program In this workshop we will complete the basic work to ... [Continue Reading]

Dragon and Tiger Variations

Dragon and Tiger is one of the most versatile of all qigong practices, a sort of Swiss army knife among qigong sets. It’s current form is a 20th century variation from how it was practiced for 1,500 years. TCM doctor Zhang Jia Hua developed those modifications to make Dragon and Tiger a more powerful medical qigong set. It’s possible to further modify Dragon and Tiger in ways that may better suit your personal needs. Some modifications are just variations in sequence, some are simplifications ... [Continue Reading]

Chinese Healing Exercises with Steven Cardoza

Saturday May 7th, 1-5pm Chinese Healing Exercises are drawn from acupressure, medical qigong, paidagong, Daoist yoga, and other related practices. They have been used for thousands of years as prescribed or self-directed exercises to promote overall health, increase functionality, improve energy levels, provide mental calm and emotional balance, relieve aches and pains, treat many common ailments, and as adjuncts to and warm-ups for taiji and various qigongs. In this four hour workshop ... [Continue Reading]

Marriage of Heaven and Earth Chi Gung Workshops with Eric Peters

The Marriage of Heaven and Earth Chi Gung is a powerful, yet simple and easy to learn two movement Chi Gung practice. It is associated with the Wood Element, the liver and springtime, helping to lengthen the tendons, ligaments and fascia. This exercise is useful for arthritis and other joint disorders. After learning the basic choreography of these moves, the Marriage of Heaven and Earth is a container for much of the intermediate material of the Chi Gung, Tai Chi and Bagua taught by Bruce ... [Continue Reading]

Jings: The Inner Content of Tai Chi with Don Ethan Miller

An Eight-Part Workshop Series with Don Ethan Miller Jing (or jin, ging) is a term in Chinese martial arts for an expression of energy with a particular pattern, quality, idea, or "flavor" which is quite different from indistinct, untrained, ordinary force or movement.  In classical tai chi practice, students learned the body alignments and physical movements of their forms, and then proceeded to learn the discrete, specific qualities and energies - the jings - associated with each of them. ... [Continue Reading]

Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong Refinements and Review workshop with Eric Peters

Gods Playing in the Clouds ("Gods") is the most advanced qigong set taught by Bruce Frantzis. It was the only qigong set practiced by his teacher, Liu Hung Chieh, at the end of his life. After learning the six movements of Gods, one begins to integrate the elements of the 16 neigung, which is found in all other Taoist tai chi, qigong, and meditation practices. In this workshop, Energy Arts Senior Instructor Eric Peters will help you explore several topics. Elbows connecting the arms to ... [Continue Reading]

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