Tai Chi for Kidz: Mindful Movement VIRTUAL MT Lawson
When and Where
|Date:||16th - 17th Oct, 2021|
|Address:||Zoom link will be provided
Tai Chi 4 Kidz
What is Tai Chi 4 Kidz?
Dr Paul Lam, a family physician in Sydney, Australia, is a world leader in the field of Tai Chi for health improvement.
Tai chi has an almost magical effect on health improvement. Children love to learn and they learn very fast especially when engaged in a fun activity.
This specially designed tai chi program emphasizes the fun element while developing mind and body. It is designed in several small building blocks to capture children’s attention, incorporating imagery and games to add appeal.
We have found that kids really enjoy learning it. Teachers and parents have also found improvement in their children's sport and academic studies after doing tai chi.
"The other aspect of tai chi is the intrinsic reward children get from seeing themselves progress and develop, and it is with themselves rather than in competition with other children."
Professor Shona Bass, Professor of Population Health, Deakin University, Australia
Reasons to Come
- To learn this specially designed program
- To learn to teach this program safely to kids
- To learn how to grow with your children through
- tai chi
- To make new friends and renew old friendships
- To learn how to set up classes and work
- with schools
- To improve your teaching skills
Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to be eligible to be certified as an instructor, please check the recommended qualifications listed below.
Dr Lam recommends you study the Tai Chi 4 Kidz DVD on online lessons prior to the workshop.
- Physical therapists or physiotherapists
- Tai chi teachers or advanced students
- Exercise instructors
- School teachers
- Other similar professionals
- Participants will receive either an attendance or instructor/leader’s certificate.
By the Completion of the Workshop you will:
- Know the Tai Chi 4 Kidz set at a deeper level
- Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation
- Have learned how to teach this program effectively and safely
- Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge
- Have learned how to attract and retain more students
Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.
Dr Paul Lam
Dr Paul Lam is an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, and a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He is a well-recognised teacher, and the author of several books on tai chi and best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. Over five million people worldwide practice a Tai Chi for Health program every day.
Dr Lam is one of the most sought after tai chi teachers, having trained thousands of instructors. Many travel around the world to attend his workshops.
NB: The name of the Master Trainer authorized by Dr Lam to conduct this workshop is displayed on the workshop location and details page.
Tai Chi for Health Program Updates
At this workshop instructors have an opportunity to update their other Tai Chi for Health certifications.
For more information please contact the organising MT.
For Australia only
Australian Physiotherapy Association
This course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. For more details please contact the organiser.
For USA only - Optional Continuing Education Hours Available
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Tai Chi for Health Institute” meets the
criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2018 December 2021). Approved Providers and their content reflect the
concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 701292.
ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.”
This dynamic training combines physical movements with mental imagery in order to promote mindfulness, focus, and relaxation to benefit youth as well as the caregivers, therapists, teachers and parents who will share the program with them. Anyone who works with kids ages 5-15 will gain a modern set of tools to help kids and teens develop resiliency and self-esteem while reducing anxiety. We will explore research on mindful movement and its positive impact on focus, emotional control, coordination, and self-esteem. In addition to a modular tai chi set, we will learn strategies to help kids develop their social emotional intelligences in these times of challenges and stress.
Educational studies show the positive effects of mindful movement for youth, today more than ever. Tai Chi 4 Kidz is a mind-body exercise program that will improve focus, decrease stress and improve coordination not only for students with special needs, but students in general along with the adults who practice witth them.
Participants must invest a few hours in advance of the workshop to learn the sequence of movements in the online course or DVD. The DVD may be ordered at a 20% discount using the coupon code provided after registration is processed.
After watching the DVD/Course send the trainer a short video (Zoom recording or YouTube link or other) of you practicing the set. It must be received by October 6th. Perfection is not expected, it is just to track your learning.
This is a practical course for teachers and other educational professionals, with many applications to the school environment.
Course fee: $280
Early Bird discounted fee, if paid by October 6, is $260. Cancellation fee $50 after Oct.6.
The course fee may be paid by Zelle to Patricia Lawson 772-260-3365, or check to Tai Chi Fulcrum at PO Box 1811, Hobe Sound, FL 33475. M/C Visa payments may be processed at an additional $8 pprocessing fee by calling Patricia Lawson at 772-260-3365.
In addition to the course fee, each participant must purchase the DVD or online course in advance of the workshop, and become familiar with the order of the movements prior to the course. The text, Teaching Tai Chi Effectively, is also required. These may be purchase through Tai Chi Productions using a discount code for 20% off retail. The code will be provided after your registration is finalized.
This workshop is being hosted through the virtual platform of Zoom.