Founder of Oxford Internal Arts, Gio has been practicing and teaching for nearly 25 years and running regular retreats since 2004, focusing on self-healing and meditation. He is one of Master B.K. Frantzis’ most experienced students, studying continuously with him since the mid-nineties, is certified to teach all Energy Arts subjects and has studied with a number of other teachers and masters, especially in the field of meditation.
He is founder of the Qigong for Acupuncturists course at the UK's largest college of Chinese medicine, running the program for 15 years, has conducted seminars for the British Acupuncture Council, and has taught, given talks and arranged seminars on Taoism and qigong in Oxford University. He hosts Bruce's yearly retreats on qigong and meditation in Oxford. He also has a Masters in Philosophy.
About The Material Taught
The qigong material taught at Oxford Internal Arts derives from the teachings of Internal Arts master B.K. Frantzis.
Mr. Frantzis is well known in the West and in China both for his genuine mastery of the material (he is one of the very few, if not the only, Westerner regarded as a master of T’ai Chi in China) and for his ability and desire to communicate it to students very clearly and in its complete form, free of cultural and translational trappings.
Over and above Frantzis being a lineage holder in T’ai Chi, he is a lineage holder in Taoism. Taoism is the origin of T’ai Chi’s internal knowledge of the body’s physical systems and energy, but Taoism is also very much concerned with how this relates to emotions, thinking, intuition and the complete range of human abilities, and how to balance these to benefit both the individual and the world around him or her.
All this enables an individual to approach important physical and energetic aspects of themselves through a complete range of techniques, without having to second-guess for the lack or opacity of the information. And it also enables an individual to approach the rest of their being with clarity, and develop themselves in a safe, fully integrated and balanced way, with a clear sense of how and why the techniques learned will help them.
Through his lengthening experience in meditation with a number of teachers, Gio teaches all subjects with a view to enabling the mind to open into its relaxed and open natural condition