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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LATE SPRING SESSION - May 2 to June 22

For our Late Spring session schedule information, please click here.

SUMMER SESSION - July 18 to August 17

This course will not be offered this session. Instead, we are offering a special 5-week Introduction to Qigong course. Please click here for more information. 

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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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LATE SPRING SESSION - May 2 to June 22

For our Late Spring session schedule information, please click here.

SUMMER SESSION - July 18 to August 17

Subject: Transition Movements and Energy Flow

A major goal in practicing a Dragon & Tiger set is to try to carry the energy you have stimulated during one exercise into the next.

In this course we'll explore how to have a continuous energy flow from the beginning to the end of the set, with no stopping and starting, either physically or energetically.

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction

Class Times:

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

Cost:

$90. $25 for Drop-in. If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $15 discount off your base fee for this course.

Dates:

5 weeks, July 18 to August 17.

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 5-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.

LATE SPRING SESSION - May 1 to June 22

For our Late Spring session schedule information, please click here.

SUMMER SESSION - July 17 to August 17

Subject: Circular Arms

You will learn how to move your arms in continuous circular patterns within the Dragon & Tiger set.

We'll explore how you move all parts of your arms - including your shoulder blades, armpits, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers - in circles and arcs, large and small, during each of the exercises.   

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     

Dates:

5 weeks, July 17 to August 17.

Cost:

$90. $25 for Drop-in. If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $15 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 5-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.

LATE SPRING SESSION - May 1 to June 19

For our Late Spring session schedule information, please click here.

SUMMER SESSION - July 17 to August 14

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:

5 weeks, July 17 to August 14.

Cost:

$90. $25 for Drop-in. If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $15 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 5-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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