Dragon and Tiger Qigong is a set of seven invigorating-yet-calming, gentle flowing exercises.

You move your hands through your energy field just outside your body to clear and stimulate your acupuncture meridians.

The exercises help you to release stress and pain and develop flexibility.

They have been used in China for purposes ranging from developing more energy for meditation to treating cancer.

Please click on the links below or scroll down to learn more about our course offerings in Dragon & Tiger qigong:

Introduction
Refinements Series 1 Courses
Refinements Series 2 Courses
Refinements Series 3 Courses
Dragon & Tiger Learning Progression
Online Course

 

 

Introduction to Dragon & Tiger Qigong

We’ll teach you—in a fun and playful way—the physical movements of the 7 exercises of the Dragon & Tiger system. You’ll also learn key practices within each exercise for developing your chi, i.e. your life energy.

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SUMMER SESSION - July 5 to August 18

For our Summer session schedule information, please click here.

EARLY FALL SESSION - September 6 to October 20

Try a Free Class

From Wednesday, September 6 through Friday, September 15, you may try a first class for free.

Class Times:

Wednesdays   5:45 - 7 p.m.       Kathryn
Fridays       12:15 - 1:30 p.m.    Kathryn

Dates:

7 weeks, September 6 to October 20.

Cost:

$100. This fee is $20 less than our normal course fee for a seven-week course. This means that you receive one class for free.

In addition, if you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $20 discount off your base fee for each course.

We do not offer other discounts for your first course. But once you've completed a course and proven your interest, we'll be happy to work with you to establish for you a fee you can afford going forward.

Registration and Payment:

Please click here to register online and pay by credit card through our website. 

Or you may pay in person at our studio by check, cash, or credit card.

Or you may mail us a check with a registration form. Please click here for instructions and to download a registration form. However, please note that enrollment is limited, and we will not save you a space until we receive your payment. 

You may wait to register until you have tried a free class. 

However, please note that enrollment is limited, and we will not save you a space until we receive your payment. 

Practice DVD

A simple Introduction Practice DVD is available for a cost of ten dollars.

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Refinements Series 1 Courses

We teach several different Refinements Series 1 courses, in which you learn more subtle aspects of the seven Dragon & Tiger exercises. For more information, see our Learning Progression Overview.

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SUMMER SESSION - July 5 to August 18

For our Summer session schedule information, please click here.

EARLY FALL SESSION - September 6 to October 20

Subject: Release Your Hips, Lower Back and Legs

You'll learn how to increase the flexibility of your hips, legs, kwa, and lower back.

You'll also learn how to more clearly feel and move energy through these areas of the body, thereby making them more responsive.

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction

Class Times:

Wednesdays   7 - 8:15 p.m.        Kathryn
Fridays        11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Kathryn

Cost:

$120. $25 for Drop-in.

If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $20 discount off your base fee for each course.

Dates:

7 weeks, September 6 to October 20.

Registration and Payment:

Please click here to register online and pay by credit card through our website. 

Or you may pay in person at our studio by check, cash, or credit card.

Or you may mail us a check with a registration form. Please click here for instructions and to download a registration form. However, please note that enrollment is limited, and we will not save you a space until we receive your payment. 

Drop-in Classes:

We encourage you to take this course as a 7-week course. However, if your schedule is such that you can not attend on a regular basis, you may drop in, take a single class, and pay $25 for that class. Please pay before the class begins.

Practice DVD:

A simple Refinements Practice DVD is available for a cost of ten dollars.

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Refinements Series 2 Courses

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We teach several different Refinements Series 2 courses, in which you learn ever more subtle physical and energetic aspects of the seven Dragon & Tiger exercises. For more information, see our Learning Progression Overview.

SUMMER SESSION - July 25 to August 18

For our Summer session schedule information, please click here.

EARLY FALL SESSION - September 5 to October 20

Subject: Supple Feet

In this class you will learn how to "cup" and "uncup" the bubbling well areas of your feet as you do the Dragon & Tiger movements and how to "curl" and "uncurl" your toes.

Learning how to move your feet and toes in these ways will help you relax, awaken, stretch, articulate, and energize your feet to make them more supple and alive.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructors based on completion of Series 1 courses or equivalent knowledge.

Class Times:

Tuesdays    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.     Bill
Fridays       1:30 - 2:30 p.m.     Kathryn     No class on Sept. 15

Dates:

7 weeks, September 5 to October 20. There will be no class held on Friday, September 15.

Cost:

$120. $25 for Drop-in.

If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $20 discount off your base fee for this course.

Registration and Payment:

Please click here to register online and pay by credit card through our website. 

Or you may pay in person at our studio by check, cash, or credit card.

Or you may mail us a check with a registration form. Please click here for instructions and to download a registration form. However, please note that enrollment is limited, and we will not save you a space until we receive your payment. 

Drop-in Classes:

We encourage you to take this course as a 7-week course. However, if your schedule is such that you can not attend on a regular basis, you may drop in, take a single class, and pay $25 for that class. Please pay before the class begins.

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Refinements Series 3 Courses

Bill and students choose which topic to address each session, drawing from topics that range from balancing one's energy to uniting the “body gears” of the upper and lower body, to drawing chi in from, and releasing chi out to, the earth below and the skies above us.  

For more information, see our Learning Progression Overview.

SUMMER SESSION - July 25 to August 15

For our Summer session schedule information, please click here.

EARLY FALL SESSION - September 5 to October 17

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor based on completion of Series 2 courses or equivalent knowledge.

Class Times:

Tuesdays    7:30 - 8:30 p.m.   Bill

Dates:

7 weeks, September 5 to October 17.

Cost:

$120. $25 for Drop-in.

If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $20 discount off your base fee for this course.

Registration and Payment:

Please click here to register online and pay by credit card through our website. 

Or you may pay in person at our studio by check, cash, or credit card.

Or you may mail us a check with a registration form. Please click here for instructions and to download a registration form. However, please note that enrollment is limited, and we will not save you a space until we receive your payment. 

Drop-in Classes:

We encourage you to take this course as a 7-week course. However, if your schedule is such that you can not attend on a regular basis, you may drop in, take a single class, and pay $25 for that class. Please pay before the class begins.

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Dragon & Tiger Learning Progression Overview

To learn Dragon & Tiger qigong with us you first take our seven-week Introduction course. Then you can join at the beginning of any session one of our Refinements Series 1 courses. You can then take these courses until you are ready to move on to our Refinements Series 2 courses.

One of the beauties of Dragon & Tiger qigong is that you can study and practice at any level and gain benefits. And the more you advance, the more benefits you gain. But there's no hurry to get anywhere; every little bit that you deepen your practice gives you a richer experience.

Introductory Course

In our Introduction to Dragon & Tiger Qigong course, we teach the basic shape of the movements, along with foundational alignment and movement principles.

Refinements Series 1

In these courses you advance your study of both the physical and the energetic components of Dragon & Tiger qigong.

Physically, we focus on relaxing, opening, and balancing your physical body. Physical development is very important because your life energy flows through your physical body like a river flows in its channel. If the river's channel is deep, wide, and stable, then it can swell enormously and still follow its proper course. If not, when the river rises, it quickly overruns its banks and is lost.

Energetically, you learn to better feel energy between your hands and each part of your body that you trace over in the movements. We teach specific methods for learning to feel your chi as it flows in your hands, along your body, and in the field that surrounds you. The better that you can feel your life energy, the easier it is to develop it more fully.

Each session we focus on a different subject, such as: Lively Hands; Agile Feet; Release Your Hips, Lower Back & Legs; Loosen Your Neck & Shoulders; and Breath & Energy. 

Refinements Series 2

Our Series 2 courses also are organized so that you can take them in any order that you like.

The major Series 2 themes are to learn how to use the exercises to:

  • gain clear and stable physical balance dynamically in all exercises
  • gain greater continuity and flow, both physically and energetically
  • develop deeper, longer, more relaxed, and continuous breaths
  • circle every joint of your upper body continuously
  • consciously turn and connect all of the muscles of your arms and upper back and chest
  • explore the "gears" of your upper body and how they all work together
  • deeply relax and release all the muscles of your legs, feet, and lower back
  • consciously turn and connect all of the muscles of your legs
  • relax and release your eyes

Your energy development goal at this level is to acquire the ability to maintain continuous awareness of energy on the surface of your skin as you trace the energy pathways in each exercise.

Through supplemental exercises you learn how to push and pull chi with your hands along the energy pathways of key sections of your body.

Refinement Series 3

Our Series 3 course also are organized so that you can take them in any order that you like.

We teach you how you can:

  • balance your chi within all exercises and through the entire set, including transitions
  • consciously turn the muscles of your arms and legs to move all parts of your body as one
  • explore the "body gears" of your lower body and how they affect your upper body gears
  • extend and elongate your breathing and chi flows, and let your breath become softer, more quiet, stable, and circular
  • better and more clearly connect to the energies of earth below you and heaven above you
  • draw in energy from and release energy to the earth below, heavens above, and environment around you
  • use the seven movements to more strongly and fully circulate blood throughout your body
  • bring energy into and release energy from your eyes
  • pull and push energy with your feet to bring them fully alive
  • use your chi to move your physical body

Your energy development goals are to learn to:

  1. "push" and "pull" energy with your hands in an unbroken fashion along the skin of your physical body. This should be done so that your energy flows continuously in every movement to and from the top, bottom, and sides of your chi (or etheric) body.
     
  2. "push" and "pull" energy in and out of your feet continuously in every movement to and from the bottom of your chi body.

 

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