Integral Tai Chi Practice Leader Training
La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara, CA
June 13 - 20, 2013
About Level 2 Integral Tai Chi Practice Leader Training
Tai Chi — the Supreme Ultimate — is equivalent to saying ultimate balance and harmony of the mutually supportive forces in the universe, and in the microcosm of the human system. As a form of Mind-Body Energetics practice Tai Chi (Taiji) is a kind of Qigong. Tai Chi was eventually woven into the combination of body and mind exercise for health enhancement and the purposeful development of consciousness (HeartMind cultivation).
There are many traditional long forms of Tai Chi that can take years to learn. In order to make the health benefits of Tai Chi more readily accessible to diverse populations, the IIQTC has created the Integral Tai Chi Teaching System. Health benefits include stress reduction, greater balance and increased flexibility for populations that are both younger and older. Tai Chi is especially profound for balance (falls prevention) and cognitive capacity retention (brain plasticity). Our II approach to Tai Chi is focused on balance and harmony of Spirit, Mind and Body. The great masters would call it Tai Chi Qigong.
Integral Tai Chi™ is not simply a Tai Chi form, it is a Tai Chi teaching method that is assured to sustain student enthusiasm. In the Integral Tai Chi™ framework we work with essential Tai Chi principles more than the form. Integral Tai Chi Qigong is a simplified approach (can be medical or therapeutic) in which the complexity of the footwork is postponed for ease of learning. Tai Chi Easy is composed of a smaller subset of Integral Tai Chi, plus the Qigong practices from The Healer Within. We will learn to teach Tai Chi Chair™ and Tai Chi Mirror™, these carefully simplified approaches to Tai Chi are designed to create the maximum positive effect.
The IIQTC has now been asked to bring Tai Chi Easy to numerous state funded social service agencies. It is clear that Tai Chi Easy is an especially well designed package for Qigong delivery. Upon conclusion of this training you are fully prepared to teach both Tai Chi Easy and Integral Tai Chi. They are an easy and fun way to get large class enrollments – people like the sound of Tai Chi and they love easy.
The traditional principles of Tai Chi and Qigong are the heart of the Integral Tai Chi ™ program. Level 2 is primarily focused on Tai Chi PLUS deepening review of all the material from Level 1. Review will include: practices distilled from the Vitality Medical Qigong Method (Bu Zheng Qigong) in The Healer Within; the Ten Phases of Cultivation and Mastery from the The Healing Promise of Qi; Tendon Changing; Marrow Bathing; Seven Precious Gestures; Spontaneous Qigong as well as introduction to Nei Dan (Inner Alchemy), transmitting Qi (Wai Gong) and Qigong Healing.