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Summer Retreat: July 20th - 24th

Spiralling Energy Body in Heaven & Earth Qigong

Early Bird Discount until June 30th

South Leigh Hall, Just Outside Oxford

Heaven & Earth Qigong, which integrates taoist breathing and standing energy postures within its two essential movements, is perhaps the most direct and effective qigong practice for everyday use and everyday issues, be they health or sporting. I talked to Bruce about this many years ago, and he confirmed the same. It also forms the foundation of Bend the Bow Spinal Qigong which Bruce will be teaching in Oxford in October (Heaven & Earth Qigong is in fact Bend the Bow Spinal Qigong Part 1)

Spiralling Energy Body is the the complete energy work powering Taoist Qi practices. It can be thought of as their “energy engine”. Both Heaven & Earth and Bend the Bow in fact rely on spiralling to reach their full potential. This is because the entire structure of the body, from the tissues to the fluids to the cells themselves, is formed and powered on the basis of circular energy movement. It is impossible to fully heal the spine on the basis of linear movement, and circular spiralling movement opens up whole new possibilities for healing and natural movement, especially if done not only at the level of the tissues but especially at the level of energy itself.

In This Retreat we will bring these two fundamental qigong together so integrating complete qi work into a superbly effective form. We will complete this work with some very simple but fundamental practices taken from Energy Gates Qigong. This will develop what we have begun in our April and June retreats (please see separate write ups for detail), and will also greatly help prepare all participants for Bend the Bow Qigong

  • All those with experience of Spiralling and Heaven & Earth are welcome

  • We will form groups as needed so everyone may progress at their ideal pace

  • I may run a Friday evening workshop the day before the retreat for those who need a refresher on their Heaven & Earth form. Please let me know if you might be interested!


The teacher, Gio Maschio, has been and teaching for 25 years and been running regular retreats since 2004, focusing on self-healing and meditation. He was OK’d by Bruce to introduce Spiralling Energy Body publicly in preparation for Bruce’s Oxford Spiralling Retreat in 2018, having already clarified and developed Spiralling Energy Body with intermediate students at Oxford Internal Arts over several years. He is one of BK Frantzis most experienced students certified to teach all Energy Arts subjects, has studied with a number of other teachers and masters especially in the field of meditation, and is founder of the Qigong for Acupuncturists course at the UK's largest college of Chinese medicine, running the program for 15 years. He also hosts Bruce's yearly retreats on qigong and meditation in Oxford


South Leigh Village Hall a beautiful, light, warm hall with large private garden in a quiet village just north of Oxford, with free parking available.

If you don't have a car, lifts will be available from Oxford town centre from other participants at the event, contact me if you need a lift


For the weekend we will be going to Worton Organic Farm for an excellent lunch in a beautiful, nearby, natural place. This will need to be booked in advance!

Other days, there is a good gastro pub in South Leigh itself, two minutes walk away.

People can also bring their own supplies, we have a kitchen and fridge available

Timing of the Days:

10.30am - 6.00pm.  We may vary this a little depending of what attendees prefer

Booking, Early Bird Payment & Discounts:  

Early Bird Full Payment by June 30th

£75 for the first, second and third day you attend

£60 for the fourth and fifth days


  • First Oxinar Workshop? 10% Discount
  • Long-Time Regular Attendees: 10% Discount (regular attendees of seminars and retreats for the last 2+ years)
  • Full time students pay £55 per day throughout

Prices After June 30th:

  • Add 15% to the Early Bird prices
  • Discounts no longer apply other than discount offered if this is your first workshop

N.B.  If you have any difficulties booking by the Early Bird cut-off date or if you cannot afford the full fee but would like to attend please email me


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