Chi Easy™ Training Calendar
We hope to see you at one (or more!) of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC)’s workshops, retreats or professional certification trainings offered throughout the year at some of the most spectacular settings around the country. Please review the calendar below for event details.
Public Workshops develop and deepen personal practice for self-care, stress mastery, and maximum well-being.
Certification Trainings are designed to train individuals professionally, to share and teach Mind-Body Practice.
Tai Chi and Qigong exercise can be a powerful booster for your health and well-being. Certification training graduates work internationally in wide variety of institutions - health care, fitness, spa, education, military, faith, business, social service. Most workshops and certification trainings are are offered in beautiful, peaceful settings with the content naturally evoking inner reflection and stillness.
Consider organizing a workshop or training in your region or at your workplace. The moving meditations, Qigong (Chi Kung) and Taiji (Tai Chi), have endured the test of time. With so many events to choose from, we’re sure there is something for everyone, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Ongoing Wednesdays, Santa Barbara, CA
The Healer Within Community Qigong Practice Session, 10:30 am - 11:30 am at 1015 East Montecito St. Santa Barbara, CA. Phone 805-969-4691 or email email@example.com for more information. Just $5.00.
March 15 - 17 Event to Be Rescheduled
Certification Training: IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training with Tai Chi Easy Senior Trainers, Nancy Saum and Deanne Hodgson. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Phone 703-297-1749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. AHNA CE available for Registered Nurses.
May 5 - 10
Certification Training: Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training with Dr. Roger Jahnke. La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara, CA. Phone 805-617-3390 or email e-mail email@example.com. CE available for Registered Nurses. The fee for this residential training includes meals, break refreshments and lodging unless you register as a Commuter.
June 30 - July 5
Certification Training: Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY. Phone 877-944-2002 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25 - 30
Certification Training: Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training -- A Healing Revolution Certification. Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA. Phone 866-200-5203 or email email@example.com.
September 15 - 20
Certification Training: Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training. Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA. To register by phone, call 1-888-837-2536. Register online. CE available for Registered Nurses, Massage, and Acupuncturists.
September 27 - 29
Certification Training: Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training. Sponsored by Living Well Therapies, Houston Oaks Country Club, Hockley, TX. Phone 805-617-3390, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated May 6, 2013
Past Tai Chi Easy Training Events
About Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Sessions
to Learn Tai Chi Easy?
Become a Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader
Tai Chi Easy is designed to improve the quality of life for all people, including those who may be dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis or other such conditions that limit mobility and prove to be a challenge. Using simplified Tai Chi based on the four major recognized styles of Tai Chi, this program is straightforward and highly adaptable resulting in empowerment and self-management skills.
This style includes steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. The movements don't require deep bending or squatting, which makes it easier and more comfortable to learn. In addition, the instruction includes seated and standing stationary versions of all the movements.
This encourages people of all levels and abilities to learn and participate. Minimal equipment is needed: level space in which to move, optional chairs, optional music-playing equipment, and comfortable clothing.
The program itself consists of 10 movements — 5 basic and 5 advanced — a warm up and a cool down, self-massage, breath exercises, and meditation. Once becoming familiar with the movements and exercises, the program is designed to provide continual challenge by gently “holding” postures and being conscious of weight-shifting and limb position, including doing the movements in different sequence, such as reversing the direction of the movements.
Students and practitioners develop their abilities to focus and concentrate in a deep state of relaxation through breath practices and meditation. Self-massage practice encourages self-knowledge and self-care, skills that can be used throughout life and well into the “successful aging” process.
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF TAI CHI
"Tai chi is often described as 'meditation in motion,' but it might well be called 'medication in motion.' There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health." - Harvard Women's Health Watch May 2009
"The face of exercise is changing in America. Instead of relentlessly pursuing a sculptured physique, people are chasing longevity, stress reduction and improved health through mind-body practices like qigong. The realm of working out has shifted from people just wanting to build bulk and lean, toned muscles to them understanding that the inner health of the body is just as important as the outer health." - New York Times April 5, 2007
" A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society describes the "striking immunity-boosting effect" of Tai Chi, the most well-known moving form of Qigong. Tai Chi "builds aerobic conditioning. It relaxes the body's response to stress, which tends to intensify as people age. And it increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain." - Los Angeles Times April 24, 2007