Taiji (Tai Chi) Teacher Training

Shift is offering Taiji (Tai Chi) For Balance: Levels 1, 2 and 3 Teacher Training Certification Programs this summer! This form was specifically designed to help students develop and strengthen balance and stability in incremental steps.  It is geared to those who work with people struggling with balance; or who have experienced a fall or have a fear of falling. It has been implemented in physical therapy, occupational therapy, senior centers, cancer treatment facilities. It has also been studied by The Ohio State University for successfully lowering stress levels in Critical Care Nursing Staff (soon to be published in: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing).
This is a simple, modified Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi form designed specifically to develop strength, stability, and relaxation (which reduces fear) for building balance.
Each Level includes:
  1. WARM UPS: Massage, joints and multi joint warmups
  2. MOVEMENTS: taught seated, standing and with an assist
  3.  COOL DOWNS and Neuroplasticity exercises
  4.  MEDITATIONS  for reduced anxiety and mental focus
IMPORTANT DETAILS:
PREREQUISITES: LEVEL 1: Two years of taiji training (or your taiji instructor's approval), a group training or personal training certification, a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Physiology, Physical or Occupational Therapy degree.
Those who pass certification tests (written and demonstrative) must teach six (6) classes or register 6 hours of teaching Taiji For Balance: Level 1 on a volunteer basis to receive the final certificate. Those who do not pass the certification tests will not be certified, but will be offered an option to retake the course.

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Taiji (Tai Chi) For Balance LEVEL 1 Register by June 10th, 2016 Saturday and Sunday June 17 - 18 9:00-5:00 $150 REGISTER   Taiji (Tai Chi) For Balance LEVEL 2 Register by June 12th 2017 Saturday, June 24th 10:00-5:00pm $75 REGISTER   Taiji (Tai Chi) For Balance LEVEL 3 Register by August 12th 2017 Saturday, August 26th and 27th 10:00-5:00pm $150 REGISTER All Taiji (Tai Chi) For Balance Trainings to be held at: Shift Grandview, LLC 1520 W 1st Ave Grandview Hts Ohio 43212 614-407-4668
shift studio is located at 1520 w 1st ave in Grandview Heights, Ohio, near downtown Columbus (see map). Phone: 407-4mov (614-407-4668)