Tai Chi for Arthritis, Owings Mills MD

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days; Bring Your Lunch


March 23, 2013


JCC of Greater Baltimore

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program Instructor Workshop



JCC of Greater Baltimore

3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue

Owings Mills, MD 21117


Date and Time:

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

and Sunday, March 24, 2013, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM




Bob McBrien


Registration Prices

Tai Chi I Initial Training: $200

Re-Certifications: $180


Exercise is the best medicine!

The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program is particularly effective for people with arthritis because it includes agile steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. This unique program is easy to learn, enjoyable, and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time. In addition, the movements have higher stances, which make them easier to learn. The program can be adapted to be done while standing or in a chair.


Program Structure

Tai Chi for Arthritis is based on Sun style tai chi. This style was chosen because of its healing component, its unique Qigong (an exercise which improves relaxation and vital energy), and its ability to improve mobility and balance. The program contains a carefully constructed set of warming-up and cooling-down exercises, Qigong breathing exercises, a Basic Core six movements, an Advanced Extension six movements, and adaptations of the movements for older adults. Also incorporated into the program is a safe and effective teaching system.


Click here for a video introduction to the program.


Benefits of the program may include:

- Reduced pain and stiffness

- Improved ability to cope with stress and depression

- Improved concentration and memory

- Improved balance and coordination

- Improved muscle strength and stamina

- Improved posture and biomechanics

- Increased circulation, heart and lung function



The training will include classroom instruction and an exercise lab. Be prepared to practice the movements for several hours both days. A training manual and lunch, beverages and snacks will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes.



The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program DVD is an excellent resource to help new leaders learn the exercises and current leaders maintain fidelity to the movements. The purchase price of the video is included in your registration fee. Your DVD will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Pre-Requisites for Instructors
- Compliance with Leader/Instructor Statement of Understanding

- CPR certification


Newly trained participants must teach six classes after the training class to become fully certified. You must attend the entire training to become certified. In order to remain certified by the Arthritis Foundation, one must attend a re-certification training every two years.


All registrations must be received 10 days prior to the workshop. You must give yourself time to review and practice the DVD.


If there is insufficient registration for any program, the Arthritis Foundation reserves the right to cancel. In this unlikely event, your registration fee will be refunded in full. Do not make travel or hotel reservations until you receive confirmation of acceptance.


Please feel free to contact Rebecca Carnahan at (800) 365-3811 ext 4430 if you have any questions.




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