to Become a Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader
Certificate Program Description
The Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training is 25 hour training that empowers individuals to share the self-care practices of Qigong and Tai Chi. Tai Chi Easy™ consists of a simple medical Qigong called Bu Zheng Qigong (Enhance Function Qigong) and a modification of traditional Tai Chi.
Four essential Qi cultivation methods shared in the Tai Chi Easy™ practice are:
- Postural alignment and gentle movement
- Breath practice
- Self-applied massage
- Relaxation and meditation practices
Tai Chi Easy™ is a carefully developed approach, that makes Tai Chi easy, fun, and beneficial right away. So, the learner does not have to learn 108 traditional movements, or even a traditional short form of 24, 36, or 42 movements.
Essentially, Tai Chi Easy™ takes five of the traditional movements from Tai Chi family styles (Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun) and does them in a stationary standing position or seated. As the process advances, the movements can be performed, combined with Tai Chi Walking. When the movements - whether two or three or ten - are done in such a way that they are repeated to create a set or form, it is usually called Tai Chi Qigong. Modified or Adaptive Tai Chi is more like therapeutic or medical Qigong, especially when applied in rehabilitative, medical, or healing context.
Tai Chi Easy™ is especially suited for those whose primary career is set but who wish to add Tai Chi Easy™ to the skills they bring to their work already -- teachers, senior activities coordinators, fitness coaches, yoga teachers, social workers, occupational therapists, faith based health ministry coordinators, nurses, wellness coordinators, spa fitness coaches, wellness coordinators, health promotion professionals, and lifestyle coaches.
Recently, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the National Emphysema/COPD
Association (NECA) have become interested in the widespread implementation
of Tai Chi Easy. In the new era of complementary and mind/body medicine,
Tai Chi and Qigong are rapidly ascending to the status of wellness power
tools. The material learned in the Tai Chi Easy curriculum is a
subset of the 200-hour teacher certification program of the Institute
of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.
Research is confirming the
remarkable benefits of the ancient Chinese methods of combined meditation
and restful movement known as Qigong (Chi Kung). Tai Chi is the most well
known form of Qigong. Qigong and Tai Chi are among the most ancient wellness
tools and have been advocated by Chinese physicians for over 2000 years.
Tai Chi Easy is a contemporary approach to Qigong that is easy,
effective and fun.
Value of Certificate
Those who complete the Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Training are empowered
to lead the self-care and health promotion practices in numerous environments.
Many agencies, institutions and corporations are seeking this very type
of program for stress resiliency, disease management, fall prevention, and employee wellness.
How It Works
Attend all hours of specified curriculum, successfully complete the practicum,
receive a certificate and become a part of a nationwide community of Tai
Chi Easy Practice Leaders.