Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program Instructor
of Greater Baltimore
Mills, MD 21117
March 23, 2013, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
and Sunday, March 24, 2013, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tai Chi I Initial Training: $200
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.
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
- Improved posture and biomechanics
- Increased circulation, heart and
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.
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 http://www.arthritis.org/media/chapters/car/Statement%20of%20Understanding.doc
- 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
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