Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training
Houston Oaks Country Club
September 27 - 29, 2013
"The regular practice of Tai Chi Easy provides significant health benefits for people of all ages. Tai Chi Easy helped me to recover rapidly from my own recent heart surgery." - James Firman, President & CEO, National Council on Aging, Washington, DC
Professional Training PLUS Retreat Schedule
During this 25-hour, 3 day professional training, you will learn Tai Chi Easy™, how to lead Tai Chi Easy practice sessions AND have time to integrate the material AND get around campus to have some fun. If you have been hoping for the perfect opportunity to leverage your career AND have some fun in a beautiful environment, this is it!!
the Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Training
In Chinese, the phrase Tai Chi means the “balance and harmony” of natural forces within our world and ourselves. It also means “supreme ultimate,” pointing to the awesome nature of all life and our own lives within the universe. Tai Chi, both moving meditation and martial art, is a widely practiced form of the ancient Chinese self-care practices known as Qigong. Qigong means to cultivate (gong) healing life energies and resources (Qi).
Tai Chi Easy™ is a mind-body practice that combines gentle exercise, breath practice, and meditation to activate self-healing properties that ancient Chinese texts call the “healer within” and the “elixir of life.” Our Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader training is a step-by-step program detailing how to share simple Qigong and Tai Chi in our communities, schools, faith institutions, hospitals, community centers, and social service agencies. Participants learn to lead others in simple Qigong and Tai Chi practices that improve health, enhance longevity, and promote inner peace. Anyone interested in empowerment based health care can learn to share Tai Chi Easy with others.
The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) has graduates throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Central America, inspired and committed to bringing Qigong and Tai Chi to a broader audience. Our research initiatives continue to build the Institute’s international credibility. Whether you are using these trainings as a career shift or as a personal retreat to improve your health, vitality and inner peace, this event will be a profound opportunity to immerse yourself in healing and actualize your personal mission of community service. You will renew your body, mind and spirit just as intended by those ancient Qi masters of China who gave birth to Qi cultivation so long ago.
Participants complete the training with the skills to design and lead practice sessions in their home community. It's exciting and fun!! Consider sending a team to this training; group discounts may apply.
“Tai Chi Easy is perfect package of mind-body wellness skills for the health and social service agencies in my area. I am so enthusiastic to have solidified my Tai Chi and Qigong teaching skills at this level of simplified community practice.” - Valerie L. Fagan, LCSW, Complementary Therapies Facilitator, Regional Medical Center, Athens, GA
IIQTC Certification Overview
Comparison - Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader and IIQTC Teacher Training Programs
Registration for Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training
With the Special Code LWT2013, get $200 off the current rate. Enter the Special Code in the Order Summary field on the shopping cart, and hit the 'Apply' button.
Registration Fees Include:
- Training Tuition,
- Training Materials (manual and DVD)
- IIQTC Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Certification (Upon Completion of All Requirements)
- Chef prepared Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Morning and Afternoon Snacks
- Shuttle to and from the Holiday Inn Express in Waller, TX to Houston Oaks (morning, lunch if needed and evening)
Fees do not include:
- Round Trip Air Fare to Houston, TX
- Ground transportation to and from the airport to your hotel
- Ground transportation to and from the Houston Oaks Country Club to your hotel, residence, or business (not the Holiday Inn Express in Waller, TX)
- Nursing Continuing Education Certificate (cost $35)
- IIQTC Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Certificate (cost $35)
Suggested lodging is Holiday Inn Express in Waller, TX. View group discount lodging info.
Please notify the IIQTC Office (by phone at 805-617-3390 or email at HA@healthaction.net) if your travel plans have you arriving or departing outside of the above guidelines, please note your certification is contingent upon your full completion of this training course.
and Refund Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations made by September 17, 2013 will qualify for a full refund less a 10% administration fee plus credit card charges if applicable. For cancellations made September 18, 2013 or later, there is no refund. Should you need to cancel in an emergency on (or after) September 18, 2013, you may qualify to receive non-transferable partial tuition credit towards any IIQTC-sponsored course or workshop within one year. Cases are reviewed and awarded on a case-by-case basis. If you do not attend the training on September 27, 28, and 29, or leave once the training begins, there is no refund or credit. The sponsors of this event reserve the right to cancel this training, and in that event your payment is refunded in full.
Continuing Education Contact Hours Available for Registered Nurses
15 Continuing Education Contact Hours Available for Registered Nurses. Fee is $35. For inquiries, contact the IIQTC Administrator at 805-617-3390.
Training Location - Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Sports Retreat
Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Sports Retreat
22602 Hegar Road
Hockley, Texas 77447
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Houston Oaks is conveniently located just 35 miles northwest of Houston in Hockley, Texas.
From Houston/Katy/Cypress Heading northwest on Highway 290, exit Hegar Road. Turn right on Hegar Road and proceed past FM2920. Houston Oaks is located two miles on your right.
Heading northwest on FM2920, turn right on Hegar Road. Houston Oaks is located three miles on your right.
Benefits of Tai Chi Easy™
Tai Chi Easy™ promotes health self-reliance and chronic disease self-managed care with a wide array of benefits, including:
Balance enhancement - falls prevention
Limiting drug use
Physical activity and meditation
Natural sleep improvement
Natural digestive and elimination support
All categories of disease management
Institutional and corporate productivity enhancement and absence reduction
Recovery from addiction and PTSD
“The wellness practices of traditional Chinese medicine -- Tai Chi and Qigong -- are among the best forms of physical activity for diverse populations since they are low cost, group based, low impact and relatively easy to learn”. - The Consensus Report of the National Expert Meeting on Qi Gong and Tai Chi, National Blueprint for Physical Activity and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
About the Trainers
Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD, the developer of Tai Chi Easy™ is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with 30 years of clinical practice and 9 research trips to China to study its healing traditions. He is Director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), and serves as a consultant to hospitals, social service agencies, and corporations in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM/IM), wellness, and medical cost reduction.
Dr. Jahnke authored The Healer Within (Harper Collins, 1999) used in Mind-Body programs worldwide and The Healing Promise of Qi (McGraw-Hill, 2002), an instant classic in the western literature on Qigong and Tai Chi. In 2005, he co-convened the National Expert Meeting on Qi Gong and Tai Chi in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging. Most, recently Dr. Jahnke edited and translated the clinical chapters for Chinese Medical Qigong (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010), the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, used in colleges and universities of Traditional Chinese medicine in China.
Henderson Smith Jr is a Conscious Living Coach, Holistic Work-site Wellness Consultant and is certified to teach Qigong and Tai Chi by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi and the National Qigong Association. He is a 2nd degree black belt in Seibu-do Martial Arts and is a member of the International Association of Martial Arts and Oriental Medicine.
With a background of over 20 years in the health insurance industry, Henderson has garnered first-hand knowledge of the employee health habits that continue to drive the rising cost of benefits. Through Living Well Therapies, Henderson is now delivering an integrated mix of holistic wellness solutions focused on training people to consciously exercise healthy choices in pursuit of health, happiness and a higher quality of life.
National Expert Meeting on Qi Gong and Tai Chi Consensus Report
Qi Gong and Tai Chi: promoting practices that promote healthy
aging - The Journal on Active Aging September/October 2006
Promoting Health with Tai Chi Easy™ - Podcast Recorded March 27, 2011
* NOTE: The Tai Chi Easy™ practice and the 3-day Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training program are derived from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi training programs and include copyrighted materials belonging to Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD and the Health Action Inc family of companies.
This training is not a Qigong or Tai Chi teacher certification, which requires a minimum of 200 hours training. Also note the Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training was formerly called the Tai Chi Easy™ Facilitator Training.