Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program Instructor
Denbigh Community Center
15198 Warwick Bvd.
Newport News, VA 23608
June 28th and 29th,
8:45 AM – 5:15 PM Both Days
Dr. Bob McBrien
and Meghan Bryant
$225 for Tai Chi I Training
$150 for Re-Certifications
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.
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 by
June 3, 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 Ki’Yonna
Brown if you have any questions.
State Health Wellness Director
2201 W. Broad St., Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23220
(800) 365-3811, Ext.4653
(804) 359-4900 Fax