Tai Chi Training! Raleigh, NC, Trainer: Caroline Demoise

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Both Days; Bring Your Lunch


March 2, 2013


Departure Drive Total Life Center

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program Instructor Workshop


Departure Drive Total Life Center

5124 Departure Drive

Raleigh, NC 27616


Date and Time: 

Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3rd, 2013

8:30 A.M. 5:00 P.M. both days



Caroline Demoise


Registration Prices:

 $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.


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 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.



Penny Parker

Director for Health and Wellness
Arthritis Foundation
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


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