MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness

Healing Movement for Every Body

Tai Chi Teacher Training Program

facilitated by Allison Deputy, Certified Tai Chi Master Instructor 
American Tai Chi & Qigong Association

Whether you are looking to expand health and wellness offerings in your personal life or business or 
seeking a truly positive career change, think about what Tai Chi Teacher Training can do for you!



Level 1: Yang 12-Step Beginner Form

Teacher Training Program


Prerequisites for Teachers In Training:

Minimum 100 hrs Tai Chi training (in regular classes or equivalent)

No prerequisites for students wishing to deepen their knowledge of the form only;

ALL students are welcome to join!
 

September 9 - November 4, 2017
(no session 10/28)

8 Weeks - approx. 30 Hours  Cost: $595  
(Includes Kit – Binder/Tabbed Notes, DVDs or Voucher equivalent)

Early Sign-Up Discount - Only $545 (Save $50!) by 8/15/17!
 

Location: Young Masters Martial Arts & Fitness, 110 S. Johnson Street, Woodstock IL

Saturday afternoons



SCHEDULE/CURRICULUM

(Some lecture content subject to change due to specific group needs/interests. Schedule
subject to change due to unforeseen weather events or other circumstances;
in such case(s), consensus of the group and studio availability will determine make-up dates)


WEEK 1: Sept 9, 2017, 1:00-5:30 PM (4.5 Hrs) – “Tai Chi Essentials” Course Intro & Overview
Introduction: Getting Acquainted/AD Healing Journey with Tai Chi
What Is Tai Chi? History, Styles, Comparison/Contrast to Yoga, etc.
Key Fundamentals: Tantien Breathing, Energy Points, Alignment
Master Warm-Up & Mother Forms
Lecture: “What is Chi? Introduction to the Human Energy Field”
Tai Chi Walk (i.e. “Empty Step”)
Yang Basics: Kua Training, Tai Chi Ball, Stances, Arrow & Bow Walk
Intro to the Yang 12-Step Short Form/Demonstration of Yang 108 Long Form


WEEK 2: Sept 16, 2017, 2:00-5:30 PM (3.5 Hrs) – “Moves #1-5 w/Review & Detail”
Master Warm-Up, Mother Forms, Healing Light Meditation Review & Detail
Focus Points: Alignment, #1-Preparation, #2-Beginning Stance (“side step”) and
Center & Sink, #3-Tai Chi Ball, #4-Turn Tai Chi Ball, Arrow & Bow Walk Review
Yang 12-Step Form “Follow”
Lecture: “Yin/Yang & 5 Element Theory”


WEEK 3: Sept 23, 2017, 2:00-5:30 PM (3.5 Hrs) – “Moves #6-9 w/Review & Detail”
Master Warm-Up, Mother Forms, Healing Light Meditation Review & Detail
Review: Moves #1-5, Q&A, Corrections
Focus Points: #6-Ward Off, #7-Roll Back, #8-Press, #9-Push
Yang 12-Step Form “Follow”
Lecture: “Comparative Qigong Systems”


WEEK 4: Sept 30, 2017, 2:00-5:30 PM
(3.5 Hrs) – “Moves #10-12 w/Review & Detail”
Master Warm-Up, Mother Forms, Healing Light Meditation Review & Detail
Review: Moves #1-9, Q&A, Corrections
Focus Points: #10-Return to Beginning Stance, #11-Inward/Outward,
#12-Return to Preparation
Yang 12-Step Form Practice/Corrections
Lecture: “Musculoskeletal System Basics”


WEEK 5: Oct 7, 2017, 2:00-5:30 PM (3.5 Hrs) – “12-Step Form Review & Correction”
*** Begin Voluntary Student Leads, Evaluation ***
Master Warm-Up, Mother Forms, Healing Light Meditation (Student Leaders)
Yang 12-Step Form Review & Corrections
Silent Practice
Yang 12-Step Form w/Student Leaders Practice/Evaluation
Lecture: “Taoism”


WEEK 6: Oct 14, 2017, 2:00-5:30 PM (3.5 Hrs) – “12-Step Form Review, Correction, Evaluation”
Master Warm-Up, Mother Forms, Healing Light Meditation (Student Leaders)
Yang 12-Step Form Review & Corrections
Silent Practice
Yang 12-Step Form w/Student Leaders Practice/Evaluation
Lecture: “Mental Kung Fu: The Role of the Mind in Health & Wellness”


WEEK 7: Oct 21, 2017, 2:00-5:30 PM (3.5 Hrs) – “12-Step Form Review, Correction, Evaluation”
Master Warm-Up, Mother Forms, Healing Light Meditation (Student Leaders)
Yang 12-Step Form Review & Corrections
Silent Practice
Yang 12-Step Form w/Student Leaders Practice/Evaluation
Lecture: “The 8 Truths of Tai Chi”


** No Session on October 28th **


WEEK 8: Nov 4, 2017, 1:00-5:30 PM (4.5 Hrs) – “12-Step Form Review, Testing, Certification”
Master Warm-Up, Mother Forms, Healing Light Mediation (Allison or Student Leaders)
Yang 12-Step Form Review, Silent Practice
Testing of 12-Step Form Memorization & Verbal Leading – Certification
Lecture: “Teaching Tips, Insurance, & Marketing Nuts & Bolts”
Reception/Celebration!


Total Course Hours – 30, plus 36 recommended individual home or class practice hours = 66
Total Hours normally required to obtain liability insurance – 100 (which can be acquired in regular MoonWillow Tai Chi classes or additional workshops)


Register at www.youngmastersfitness.com


Payment Plan Available! (full Course price only)



Chair Tai Chi

Training


5-Week Certification Program

with Allison Deputy


Saturday Afternoons 
Dates TBA
     Fee: $295 


www.youngmastersfitness.com

Private & Group Training Available on YOUR SCHEDULE, Contact Allison at (847) 458-0377


Developed by Allison Deputy over a 15-year period, Chair Tai Chi is now actively used in assisted living and health care/rehabilitation centers across suburban Chicago. This program is a blend of Yang Style Tai Chi forms (singled out for adaptability in a seated position), Shaolin muscle and sinew exercises, qigong (“chee-kung”) detoxing techniques, hand/finger/eye exercises, as well as healing visualization. Benefits: Chronic pain reduction, improved flexibility, range of motion, posture, blood pressure, sleep, digestion, and immunity. Relieves stress, anxiety, and aids in overall well-being. Chair Tai Chi is a unique therapeutic modality to offer in any senior or healthcare facility.


CURRICULUM:


Week 1 - Mar 11, 2:30-5:00 PM:  Intro to Chair Tai Chi Program; Overview of Standard Seated

                                                      Routine; Testing Requirements

Week 2 - Mar 18, 3:00-5:00 PM:  Practice/Refinement of Standard Seated Routine

              << No Class March 25th, Spring Break >>

Week 3 - Apr 1,  3:00-5:00 PM:  Standard Routine w/Added Chair Assisted Exercises

Week 4 - Apr 8, 3:00-5:00 PM:  Standard Routine w/Supplemental Exercises; Adapted Program

                                                      for Wheelchair-Bound/Healthcare Facilities

Week 5 - Apr 15, 1:00-6:00 PM   Testing/Certification (Assigned time blocks of 30 min. each; time

                                                      frame may be adjusted depending on number of participants)


Questions? Call Allison directly at (847) 458-0377 or email her at moonwillowtc@gmail.com


Register at www.youngmastersfitness.com

Space is limited - Reserve your spot TODAY!

Personal and Private Group Training Available
on YOUR SCHEDULE - Contact Allison for more details,
(847) 458-0377




 

Tai Chi Training Program FAQs


Why become a Tai Chi instructor (as opposed to Yoga, Zumba, or other exercise modalities)?
Because the interest and need for qualified Tai Chi instructors has surged in recent years due to increased exposure from print and online media, as well as growing support from the medical field – more interest currently than there are teachers! Hence, your ability to find classes of your own should be fairly easy. In some cases MoonWillow can even help to place you.


How much does a Tai Chi instructor make?
Starting pay, depending on the facility you are working for, is usually $30/hour. MoonWillow pays its instructors at Young Masters $35/hour. You can also teach private groups and set your own rate.


What can I expect from my investment in this program?
At $30/hour, working only one class per week, you will recover your initial (Level 1) investment within 6 months. Then there are the many physical and spiritual benefits that are priceless. As with anything else, you will get out of it what you put into it. Long Form instruction (Levels 2-4) of course requires more time and investment, but the same applies for each level. A fully certified Level 4 instructor working only 3 classes per week will earn back their entire investment (about $2500) in 6 months. Not bad! Of course, those who are looking to add Tai Chi to their martial arts or fitness studio offerings will only increase revenues, as Tai Chi is becoming more in demand.


Do I have to teach if I’m certified? What if I just want to deepen my understanding of Tai Chi?
Anyone is welcome to join the program. You are not obligated to get out there and teach once you receive your certificate. But it will be there should you change your mind in the future.


Are there any requirements to maintain my certification going forward?
It is always a good idea to continue your training in some fashion, even if it is not at MoonWillow. There are many Tai Chi and Qigong systems to learn if you wish (including weapons forms, etc.). MoonWillow does offer “Masters Workshops” periodically to refine your skills, which you are strongly encouraged to attend, but it is not currently a requirement.


What if I want to start my own Tai Chi studio or Wellness Center that includes Tai Chi? What is MoonWillow’s stand on competition?
MoonWillow is not overly concerned with competition. It would be a good idea, however, to be sure your intended facility is located in an area (county, city, or village) that does not currently offer Tai Chi, so you can fill a need where it exists. Good intentions usually yield good results, and MoonWillow can’t be everywhere – that’s where you come in!