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Upcoming Tai Chi for Health and Qigong Events

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Look for Weekly tai chi classes, (select agenda view) Details on Calendar

Skill Builders in Arizona: https://heatherchalon.com/tai-chi-for-health-skill-builders-sun-style/

Free Tai Chi for Health at Pima County Libraries – series listing

Mentorship for TCHI Instructors at the following public classes with Heather on  Tai Chi for Health,  Balance, Falls Prevention / Sun Style
1) St Philips in the Hills Church.  4440 N Campbell Road, Tucson.  Music Hall.  Mondays and Thursdays 9-10am.
2)Resurrection Lutheran Church.  11575 N 1st Ave, Oro Valley, AZ 85737.  Gym.  Mondays 1-2 pm.
More details on calendar.  Registration at events@heatherchalon.com.  Contact Heather to establish guidelines for mentorship.
3) Pima County Public Library Classes.  see list

Instructors seeking mentorship, contact Heather at heather@heatherchalon.com to make your needs known.   Together,  we will make a plan.

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Sun Style Tai Chi  – Opportunities for Skills Development and Gathering in Community.

TUCSON   Tai Chi Skills Development – Tai Chi for Arthritis, Falls Prevention,  TCA 2,  Sun Style 73 forms,

Wednesday June 19, 2019.  1-5 pm

1-3 p.m.  Tai Chi’s inner structure and principles, all levels.  Using TCA set to apply skills to forms.  Practice moving in stillness to cultivate Presence, Awareness, and Harmony.  $25 per person.

3-5 p.m.  for those who have attended from 1-3 p.m and are familiar enough with either/both TCA2 / Sun 73 to comfortably follow as we work on the flow of the set, and refine forms.  $40 per person (1-5 pm).

Saturday August 17, 2019.  12-4 pm

12-2 p.m.  Tai Chi’s inner structure and principles, all levels.  Using TCA set to apply skills to forms.  Practice moving in stillness to cultivate Presence, Awareness, and Harmony.  $25 per person.

2-4 p.m.  for those who have attended from 12-2 p.m and are familiar enough with either/both TCA2 / Sun 73 to comfortably follow as we work on the flow of the set, and refine forms.  $40 per person (2-4 pm).

Where: Jr League of Tucson, 2099 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718.

 Registration Required.  email events@heatherchalon.com.
Payment can be made at PayPal to heather@heatherchalon.com  or mailed to Heather Chalon 1700 E River Rd, #64422, Tucson, AZ 85728
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6/8-9 and 6/10-15/19 International Tai Chi Conference and Symposium

Annual Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) USA Conference.  St Joseph’s University, Cincinnati, OH.  Weekend Pre-Conference,  Tai Chi for Heart Health, June 8-9.  Week-long Conference,  multiple workshops to choose from, June 10-15.

6/13 and 6/11-14/19
I will be presenting Healing Tao 6 Healing Sounds instruction and practice on Thursday evening June 13, as well as morning qigong instruction and practice Tues-Saturday, 6:30 am.  Registration at TCHI.org.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor Qualification and Updates/Re-certification,  Register at TCHI.org.

ARIZONA 2019

Flagstaff,  Sept 4-5

Tucson, October 26-27.

WYOMING:

May 14-15 Lander, CWC Lander Outreach – Central Wyoming College.  120 Enterprise Blvd
May 14,  5:00-6:00 pm  a demonstration class open to the public

May 16-17 Casper, Casper Senior Center 1831 E 4th Street
May 16, 5:00- 6:00 pm a demonstration class open to the public

August 29-30 Sheridan, Sheridan YMCA 417 N Jefferson Street
August 29 5:00-6:00 pm a demonstration class open to the public

September 26-27, Cody. Paul Stock Recreation Center

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Mark Your Calendar

4/25/2020
One World, One Breath – World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Last Saturday of April each year.  Stay tuned for details.  Powerful 10am ceremony – gathering Qi,  revving it up with Tucson love and compassion, and sending it on to the next time zone.

Qigong/ Healing Tao –  Practices for Everyone / Healing Tao Instructor Certification series in the works.  Please communicate your interest at heather@heatherchalon.com

Free Tai Chi, Qigong Classes at Pima County Libraries  

tai chi fun for everyone!

tai chi fun for everyone!

As classes are scheduled, they will be posted on this website and on the library events calendar

Currently scheduled for 2019:

Tuesdays

Completed.  River/Dusenberry Library  @ 11:00 am till noon. 6 weeks. January 15 – February 19. Check with librarian for sign up list.

Wednesdays

Completed.  Taft Wheeler Abbett Library Wednesdays @10:15-11:15, (6 lessons), Jan 9, 16, (NOT Jan 23), 30, Feb 6, 13, 20.

Thursdays

Ongoing. Joyner Green Valley Library, 11:30am to 12:30. ongoing (not 12/22),  with Donnie Poling and Mike Cline.

Summer 2019. Quincy Douglass,  2-3pm (3 lessons).  July 11, 18, 25.  Lead by Amber Frame, with Heather Chalon

Fridays

Completed. Kirk-Bear Canyon, 10:30-11:30. (6 lessons) January 11-February 15,  team taught with Heather Chalon.

Completed. Miller-Golf Links, 10-11. (6 lessons) January 25, Feb 1,8,15,22, Mar 1.  team taught with Heather Chalon and Donnie Poling.

Saturdays

Coming Up Soon.  Nanini, 2-3pm,, (6 lessons) March 23 – April 27.  team taught with Heather Chalon and Judy Safarewitz.

Sundays

Completed. Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 2-3 pm, (4 lessons) Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019.  taught by Amber Frame.

 

If you would like to receive notification of schedule, please sign up for my announcements/newsletter.

Library Classes are free of charge and open to everyone.    Check you local library to see if they are planning to host a Tai Chi for Health class or series. m

No experience required.  Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes and flat, well-fitted shoes.

Bring water to drink.  Everyone can participate, even seated.

Tai Chi for Health is safe, effective, fun for anyone who is interested in learning about the ancient art of tai chi.   Known to improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain, create overall feeling of well-being. Gentle movement.  Can be done in a chair. Qigong warm-ups and cool-downs, introducing 6 tai chi forms.

NOTE:  Please check our calendar (‘agenda’ view is easiest) for classes in the community, lead by one of our Tai Chi for Health Institute Certified Instructors.   Our goal is to make Tai Chi for Health accessible to everyone, regardless of circumstances.

Visit the library website for further details: https://pima.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index

Interested?  Click here to receive updates about workshops.

Tai Chi for Arthritis  and Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention,  Seated TCA,  TCA 2 Instructor Certification workshops.   

Just For Fun Pricing for all Tai Chi enthusiasts

Register at https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/

Click Here for Dates and Locations

Tai Chi for Arthritis; Fall Prevention workshop February 4-5, 2016 Tucson, AZ

Tai Chi for Arthritis; Fall Prevention workshop  Tucson, AZ

These workshops are designed for certification of new instructors and to update existing instructors, to safely and effectively offer classes in their community.

  1. Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (core Tai Chi for Health Program)

An application form, questionnaire, and release will be sent to all who register.
All participants will receive a certificate; however,only participants who fulfill the requirements
will be certified to teach this program.

This Workshop is designed for:
Tai chi students or teachers
Fall prevention professionals
Physical / Occupational therapists
Exercise instructors
Arthritis educators or individuals working
with arthritis programs
Sports medicine professionals
Nurses
Other health care professionals
Rheumatology professionals
Other individuals interested in tai chi

CEU Credits –2 day workshop 14 credits
(TCAFP) 3-day workshop 21 credits -contact
hours for CEUs for Physical Therapists (PTs &
PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and
OTAs), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical
Nurses (LPN), Licensed Mental Health Technicians
(LMHT), & American College of Sports
Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSMP).
$30 extra charge for CEU Certificate

An abundance of current medical research shows the practice of tai chi has excellent health benefits and very low risk of injury. Because of this, many doctors are recommending it to their patients. This has increased the demand for classes and instructors. Most facilities require certification of their instructors.

2. Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2.

Instructor Certification.   Additional Tai chi movements include the key forms in traditional sun style.  Deepen understanding of the TCA program, teaching mehtodology, how to teach TCA / TCAFP effectively. This is a great workshop for taking next steps once you are comfortable with TCA / TCAFP, a way to offer participants more breadth and depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention.

3. Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis

Instructor Certification. Deepen understanding of the TCA program, teaching methodology, how to teach effectively for seated participants.

Workshop Details
My workshop dates are listed on my website on  Upcoming Events
Registration Fee includes certificate, tea & light snacks.
Resource material not included but can be purchased at
www.taichiproductions.com Registrants receive 20% workshop attendee discount with their order (promo code given upon registration).
RESOURCE MATERIALS:
Teaching Tai Chi Effectively (book)
Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD (2 DVD set)
Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis (DVD)
It is required that participants have or purchase and study the DVD(s) and book prior to the workshop.

About the Instructor

Heather Chalon, MPH, Master Trainer, based in Tucson, AZ, began her tai chi and qigong journey while living in China in the mid-1980s. She has been teaching for two decades. She is an expert in Wu Style Tai Chi chuan, Universal Healing Tao practices, and as a Public Health Consultant, has been working with Dr. Paul Lam since 2011 bringing the health benefits of tai chi, specifically Sun Style, to Arizona, the Southwestern US, and beyond.

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention?
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention (TCA;FP), designedby Australian family physician Paul Lam and a team
of tai chi and medical experts, is based on the Sun style tai chi. TCA is easy to learn, effective, and safe, yet has much depth for more advanced learners. Clinical and research studies show this program to be safe and effective for people with arthritis. It is also endorsed by the CDC as one of their recommended Fall Prevention programs and is one of the highest level evidence based programs of the Agency on Aging.

Seated Tai Chi Training February 6, 2016 Tucson AZ

Seated Tai Chi Training  Tucson AZ

Common Benefits of Tai Chi
Fall Prevention
Better balance and coordination
Builds muscle strength & stamina
Improves posture & biomechanics
Improves circulation
Enhances Immune System
Enhances flow of energy
Promotes flexibility
Improves stress management
Anyone can benefit from coming to this workshop whether you plan to teach or not… You will enjoy learning this beautiful set of tai chi.

Registration / Payment
Register for one or both workshops online at TCHI.org Payment details will be sent upon registration.

Questions? Contact Workshop Facilitator Heather Chalon, MPH at heather@heatherchalon.com.

Pricing:

TCAFP        $250/2 days.
Add TCA + $50 (pre-workshop assignment due April 3)

Update/recert $150.  (Day 2 required, recommend both days.  Same price.)

Just for Fun $125

TCA 2        $150              JFF $75

STCA         $150              JFF $75

Specials:

4 Days,certs $400

TCAFP + 1 day $375

Options:

Proof of current CPR is required for re-certification and TCHI Board Certified Instructor status.

If there is enough interest a CPR/BLS class can be offered on one of the evenings. $30.

Updates – $40 per update.  Assignments completed 10 days prior to workshop, or with approved exception.  currently available updates from Heather Chalon, MT – Tai Chi for Arthritis, TCA for Fall Prevention, TCA 2, Seated TCA.

Professional continuing education credits (CEUs) are offered for all workshops.  14 CEUs for the two day workshop $30 / 6.5 CEUs for each of the one day workshops $15 per day.

Detailed directions and hotel information will be sent to all registered participants.
(contact Heather if you are interested in shared housing accommodations…)