Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program Instructor
Departure Drive Total Life Center
5124 Departure Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3rd,
8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. both days
$225 for Tai Chi I Initial Training
$195 for Tai Chi I Recertification
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.
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 by February 15, 2013.
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 Penny
Parker if you have any questions.
Director for Health and Wellness
Mid-Atlantic Region- Charlotte Office
4530 Park Rd, Suite 230
Charlotte, NC 28209
Main: 800.365.3811 ext. 4898
Direct Dial: 804.705-1798
Fax: 704 529-0626