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Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor Training (+ Yang 24)

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor Training (+ Yang  24)

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  • Fri 15 Jul ’16, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 16 Jul ’16, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 17 Jul ’16, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Tauhara Retreat Centre, 60 Acacia Heights Drive, Acacia Bay, Taupo


All Ages

What is Tai Chi for Rehabilitation?
Tai Chi for Rehabilitation is a combination of Yang, Sun and Chen tai chi styles.
Chen style is vigorous and sophisticated, containing fast and slow movements along with the mysterious spiral force. Sun style has a uniquely powerful qigong (life energy) along with agile steps. Yang has graceful and slow movements which promote health.

Tai Chi for Energy has been extremely popular and Dr Lam was inspired to create this prequel as a gentle introduction to Chen style making the trilogy a complete package for people of any physical ability.

This relaxing set can be done lying, sitting or standing and will help develop your knowledge and inner power of tai chi.

Reasons to come
- Learn the prequel to Tai Chi for Energy to improve your inner understanding of it;
- Be fascinated by the blend of Sun, Yang and Chen styles;
- Learn how to gently encourage and empower even the most debilitated participants;
- Deepen your understanding of tai chi principles;
- This is an ideal program to aid recovery from ill health to being tired or stressed;
- Physical and occupational therapists may find it a useful too for their patients / clients;
- Learn the first part of the trilogy

Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to be certified as an instructor, please check the recommended qualifications listed below.
Physical therapists or physiotherapists
Tai chi teachers or advanced students
Exercise instructors
Other similar professionals
In order to qualify to teach you will need to prepare by studying the Tai Chi for Rehabilitation DVD and Dr Lam's Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book.
Participants will receive either an attendance or instructor/leader’s certificate.

Dr Paul Lam, a retired family physician in Sydney, Australia, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov) recommends his Tai Chi for Arthritis Program.
Dr Lam has been studying tai chi for over forty years. He is proficient in different styles and has created several Tai Chi for Health programs that have improved the health of millions of people worldwide.

He is one of the most sought after tai chi teachers having trained thousands of instructors. Dr Lam has written several tai chi books including Teaching Tai Chi Effectively and Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms. His instructional DVDs are best sellers around the world.

Who Will Benefit?
All lovers of tai chi will enjoy this unique program, outwardly simple but rich in complexity.
This is a deeply empowering program, which can be taught at many different levels.
Tai Chi for Rehabilitation has been designed as a prequel to Tai Chi for Energy and Tai Chi for Diabetes. It is adaptable and even the most proficient practitioners will find new depth within the set.
You can learn to teach this program to your participants who love the Energy program.

At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications.

What To Wear
Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

The Exploring the Depth of 24 Forms workshop with Dr Lam is an opportunity for those who know the form to deepen your understanding and skill. Dr Lam will incorporate his forty years of tai chi experience into his teaching, taking your enjoyment and performance of the form to a new level.
This is the first time the Exploring the Depth of 24 Forms workshop will be conducted in New Zealand, although overseas, it is one of the most popular workshops. Participants travel hundreds of miles to attend and leave feeling that their newly acquired knowledge has brought about a quantum leap in their tai chi.

All inquiries Contact MT Tamara Bennett, smilingdragon@outlook.com

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