Overview

Tai Chi can bring us to a quiet center in our being. It is as though our ailments disappear during the Tai Chi session. While the movements you learn are significant in this process, creating a stillness environment is equally crucial.

During the course, you will learn how to guide seated Tai Chi sessions for people in your care. Prior knowledge of Tai Chi is not needed. Ideally, your main commitment is to practice the movements yourself every day from the point at which to start the course.

With practice, both you and the people who participate in the seated Tai Chi sessions will experience less anxiety, increased relaxation, and feelings of well-being.

People facing cognitive decline may also experience enhanced memory ability and/or postponement of symptoms. Physical outcomes may occur such as less pain, lower blood pressure, and better sleep. These benefits may extend to reduced stress and more focus on life balance.

Audience

The course is suitable for therapeutic activity professionals, working in memory care settings, who would like to add a new dimension to their work. Nurses working in rehabilitation settings also benefit from the course.]

In our approach, both you the teacher, and the participants benefit from Tai Chi stillness practice.

How

The entire course is available via an online education platform. The live interactive sessions are delivered using Zoom. These sessions are recorded and made available to you. There is a course handbook and you are welcome to reach out to the course instructor with specific questions.

Price

This course is CA$ 549, plus HST. In New Brunswick, 50% is reimbursed through workplace training grants. We can support your organization to apply for the grant.

When

Self-paced learning
January 22, 2024 - March 4, 2024

The first part of the course is comprised of on-demand videos which can be followed at your own pace.

 We recommend that you practice the movements shared in these on-demand videos each day for at least two full weeks before the interactive part of the course begins. This means you start following the on-demand lessons by February 20, 2024.

Weekly live interactive Zoom sessions
March 5 - April 2
Each Tuesday, 09:00-09:40 AT

The second portion of the course involves five -40-minute interactive sessions, spread over five weeks. During these sessions, you receive feedback to help you feel more comfortable performing the tai chi movements, work out how to organize sessions for people in your care and begin to guide sessions on your own.

Monthly Zoom check-ins
May 7 - July 2
First Tuesday of each month at 09:00-09:40 AT

In the final part of the course, participants share and learn together based on the knowledge being acquired from running the seated Tai Chi programs at your homes.

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction to "Seated Tai Chi: Awakening Stillness and Wellbeing"

    1. Introducing the Main Concepts

    2. The Stillness Environment

    3. Guiding a Session

    1. Practicing together / 09:00- 09:40 AT, Tuesday, March 5

    2. Practicing together / 09:00- 09:40 AT, Tuesday, March 12

    3. Organizing a session / 09:00- 09:40 AT, Tuesday, March 19

    4. Guiding the first session / 09:00- 09:40 AT, Tuesday, March 26

    5. Regular seated Tai Chi sessions / 09:00- 09:40 AT, Tuesday, April 2

    1. 09:00-09:40 AT, May 7

    2. 09:00-09:40 AT, June 4

    3. 09:00-09:40 AT, July 2

About this course

  • $549.00
  • 12 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Resources

  • Course Handbook

    By Gary Irwin-Kenyon and Lifelong Inspiration

  • Audiobook

    Gary Irwin-Kenyon's Pathways to Stillness

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