Tai Chi Nation  

Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor Training Courses

"I found the instructor course to be challenging, informative and fun.  It laid a good foundation for me to develop my practice" - Dorothy Berry Lound, Course Graduate.

"Thank you so much for the last two years it has been amazing. I enjoyed the course so much, and yes you are right, I have been on an amazing journey"  - Sue Riddett, Course Graduate.

"These courses have been thoughtfully put together and excellently led to suit students’ needs.  Highly recommended" - Helen Haywood, Course Graduate.


We have been running successful Instructor Training courses since 2004. We know that passing on what you know requires skill and dedication. Our Instructor Course will help you develop the skills you need to become a competent and confident teacher and guide. From learning and honing teaching skills to learning how to project your voice, plan a class, teach safely and with integrity -  this course provides a comprehensive training in teaching Tai Chi and Qigong. A supportive learning environment with leading teachers (registered and qualified) make these training courses uniquely attractive. 


There are 4 modules, which can be done altogether or on a more flexible basis.  Studying the Qigong modules alone will gain you certification as a Qigong teacher, the Tai Chi modules alone will qualify you to teach Tai Chi.
All four modules together will give you an excellent basis for teaching both arts.


You will need to have at least 6 months relevant experience for the Qigong Modules or 12 months for the Tai Chi Modules. Experience in similar arts may be considered -  the most important thing is a genuine wish to share the benefits with others and a determination to study and practice well.

  Our next Tai Chi  Instructor Course will begin on 25th January 2020 in Exeter, Devon.

Dates for Tai Chi Module 1:  25th/26th January, 29th/1st February/March, 21st/22nd March, 25th/26th April, 16/17th May and 27th/28th June 2020

Dates for Tai Chi Module 2:  18th/19th July, 29th/30th  August , 19th/ 20th September, 10th/11th October, 7th/8th November and 5/6th December 2020

 

Tai Chi Module One: Tai Chi

The first Tai Chi Module is an in-depth training in the 24 Compact Yang Style Form. We will cover the intricacies of each movement with the underlying principles. This module also includes Dao Yin Warm ups, Push Hands and applications of each movement in the Form - giving you a thorough and practical grounding in the art which can be carried into other styles and forms of Tai Chi. At the end there is an assessment which includes a demonstration of your Tai Chi Form and Push Hands.

This module consists of 6 weekends, with written course work and a journal. Home practice is essential.

Dates: See above.

Cost: £900. Deposit is £200 (then full payment or monthly payments of £100. Please note that if you use our instalment option you remain liable for the full cost of the module).

Tai Chi Module Two: Teaching Tai Chi

In this module we impart our tried and tested teaching methods to show you exactly how to teach these subtle practices, deepen your own understanding of them and how to start teaching informal sessions and then public classes. This module consists of 6 weekends, with written course work and a journal. Home practice is essential. At the end there is an assessment which includes a demonstration of your teaching skills.

Cost: £1000. Deposit is £200 (then monthly payments of £133.33). Please note that Modules Two can only be taken after completing Modules One, however you can take Module One on it's own as a Foundation Course if you wish.

Dates: See above.

Cost: £1000. Deposit is £200 (then full payment or monthly payments of £133.33 . Please note that if you use our instalment option you remain liable for the full cost of the module). Please note that Modules Two can only be taken after completing Modules One, however you can take Module One on it's own as a Foundation Course if you wish.

 

Our next Qigong  Instructor course begins in January 2021 (unless there is  exceptional demand in which case it may start sooner.)



Qigong Module One (Foundation): Qigong, Daoyin and Chinese Medicine. This module consists of 4 weekends plus assignments and home study. Regular practice of the course contents is expected. This module can be done on it's own as a foundation course, although it must be completed if you'd like to do Qigong Module Two.

Includes detailed instruction in Shi Ba Shi (Tai Chi Qigong), 5 Element Qigong, Daoyin (Chinese Yoga, Meditation and Qi Theory (from Chinese Medicine).  At the end there is an assessment which includes a demonstration of your Qigong Forms.
Cost: £600 (deposit £200, then full payment or monthly instalments of £100. Please note that if you use our instalment option you remain liable for whole cost of the module).


Qigong Module Two: Teaching Qigong and Daoyin.  4 weekends plus assignments and home study.

In this module we show you exactly how to teach these practices, develop your understanding of them and how to start teaching informal sessions and then public classes. At the end there is an assessment which includes a demonstration of your teaching skills.
Cost: £700 (deposit £200, then full payment or monthly instalments of £100. Please note that if you use our instalment option you remain liable for the whole cost of the module).

To reserve your place or for more information contact Joe Salmon: Joe@taichination.com

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