Introduction to Tai Chi

Event details


London Road Community Hospital, Derby

London Road
United Kingdom

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52.9141634, -1.4681851

Event Organiser

NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)

01332 254679

Introduction to Tai Chi

20th – 21st February 2021

Linda Arksey Master Trainer for this Tai Chi Program

Venue:  London Road Community Hospital, Derby.        

Ref. 2750


Linda has taught Tai Chi and Qigong for over 35 years and is a Tai Chi Master having taught worldwide. An award winner of HRH The Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care 2017 using Tai Chi. Linda now dedicates and shares her knowledge of Tai Chi and Qigong for the benefit of others.


Workshop Description

  • In this workshop you will learn Tai Chi movements from the popular Yang 24 forms.
  • This is a good introduction to Tai Chi and how it works for Health and Wellbeing.
  • It is a low-cost activity that does not require equipment, it can be done anywhere, at any time, and the movements are easy to learn.
  • There are many articles and research papers on the effectiveness of this traditional Chinese Tai Chi exercise.
  • You do not need to learn these movements prior to the workshop, as this is mainly practical.
  • The purpose of the workshop is to enable you to incorporate these exercises appropriately within your clinical or exercise environment. You will learn how to teach these movements safely and adapt appropriately for your participants.
  • It can also be incorporated into a rehabilitation environment as part of an existing treatment plan. Similarly, because of its simplicity, certain aspects of this Tai Chi program can also be prescribed to patients as a self-care/home activity.


Workshop Structure

  • There will be an introduction to Tai Chi and the history.
  • An appropriate and relevant association with Anatomy, Physiology and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Practical learning of the Tai Chi movements.
  • Demonstrating these movements.
  • Discussion about teaching methods and teaching safely.
  • Practical adaptations for teaching safely.                                                                                   



  • Each participant will understand the Tai Chi movements and how they can be an effective exercise in healthcare.
  • You will develop how to deliver this set of movements safely to your participants.
  • This will be a good introduction to Tai Chi and a foundation to other Medical Qigong and Tai Chi exercises. It is also a great first step to learning the Yang 24 movements.



  • Workshop participants will be expected to participate in group discussions.
  • Discussion led modules are designed to challenge participants to think about the key information for that topic.
  • Practical modules are designed for the participant to learn and improve their skills to a safe level of competency.
  • Evaluation will be throughout the two-day workshop.


What to wear?

Please wear flat trainer style shoes that are suitable for exercise. There are many reasons as to why Tai Chi is always performed in shoes which will be discussed in the safety module.

As there will be practical and theory sessions it is important to wear comfortable layered clothing.


CPD: 14 hours


Fee: £210 (including refreshments)

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