Workshops

Ralph Dehner offers workshops across the country to train and certify health and fitness professionals to teach tai chi in their communities and organizations. 

 

As a Master Trainer in the Tai Chi for Health Institute, Ralph trains new instructors to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, Tai Chi for Diabetes, and other specialized tai chi programs developed by Dr. Paul Lam to be safe and easy to teach, while maximizing the health benefits.

Ralph also offers intermediate and advanced skill-builder workshops for tai chi instructors and practitioners to deepen tai chi practice. 

Review Ralph's workshop schedule below, and subscribe to his monthly Qi Mail to find out when Ralph will be in a city near you.

Instructor Training in a City Near You

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Instructor Certification or TCA 2 and Multiple Updates

Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed this program to be safe and effective for people who are at increased risk of falling. It will also provide health benefits and improve almost anyone’s quality of life. Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP) is easy to learn, effective and safe. It improves flexibility, muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body. 

(For updates please contact Ralph at least 2 weeks before the workshop for written assignments and information on how to prepare for recertification.)

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 and Updates Only

Tai Chi at the Beach --Multiple Updates plus Explore the Depth of Sun Style Tai Chi

October 5 - 10

Edisto Island, South Carolina

Come to Beautiful Edisto Island, South Carolina for a week of Sun Style Tai Chi plus Updates. We will start with Exploring the Depth of TCA and follow that by going deeper using the Sun 39 Forms that  I developed to be a bridge between TCA 1 & 2 and the Sun 73. Updates available in TCA, TCA&FP, TCA 2, Seated TCA and TCR)

Learn the Sun 39 well and receive certification through "Have Qi Will Travel" to teach it (not a TCHI set). The pace will be leisurely (5 hours a day), leaving plenty of time for relaxing at the beach or bicycling around the island.

Cost $650.  Early registration discount - $500 if payment received by midnight, May 1, 2020. 

Lodging and meals on your own.

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Deepen Your Practice with Special Skill Builder Workshops

Exploring Sun Style Tai Chi beyond Tai Chi for Arthritis

Contact Ralph to bring this workshop to your location

If you know Tai Chi for Arthritis Parts 1 and 2, you know quite a few of the most important Sun Style Tai Chi moves, but there are lots more Sun Style forms to learn and enjoy. In this workshop you can learn Shifu Ralph’s original set of 39 Sun Style Forms. This set builds on the Tai Chi for Arthritis forms you already know and acts as a bridge to learning or teaching the much longer Sun 73 Competition form.

 

In this two-day workshop, participants learn to perform the Sun 39 forms plus add depth to their knowledge about Sun Style, the newest of the major styles of Tai Chi, developed in 1912 by Sun Lu Tang. You will learn about the original movements of Sun Style and their origins in other tai chi traditions.

To participate you should know Tai Chi for Arthritis Parts 1 and 2.

More Skill Builder Workshops with Ralph Dehner

Ralph Dehner offers Skill Builder workshops on these Tai Chi sequences

  • Traditional Sun 97 Forms

  • Staff/Rod 24 Forms

  • Yang 40 Forms

  • Combined 42 Forms

Please contact Ralph to discuss arranging an advanced Skillbuilder Workshop in your area.

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Have Qi Will Travel

(513) 519-0559

Fairfield Studio

5927 Embassy Dr.

Fairfield OH 45014

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