Chi Me

Welcome to Chi Me - the only instructor training course of its kind in the U.K.

Want to be a tai chi instructor? If the answer is yes but you don't have the time or money to invest in tai chi training you have come to the right place!

This uplifting programme provides the opportunity to learn a simplified version of tai chi, suitable for a wide range of clients. The LifeDock Chi Me instructor training course is a fully accredited Level 2 qualification providing the skills required to deliver simple and easy to follow tai chi influenced sessions in day centres, residential homes, supported housing, leisure centres and a wide range of community settings. Tai chi instructor training takes several years to complete and tai chi instructors are hard to come by! We wanted more people to be able to experience the wonderful benefits of tai chi, so we developed the Chi Me instructor course; specifically designed to be easy to learn for both the leader and the participants.

Chi Me is a series of simple movements, linked together to create a gentle, flowing and easy to follow tai chi style class. It is suitable for any age group but is ideal for older adults and adults with disabilities and people with a mental health condition. It can also be adapted for seated participants and is a beneficial addition to existing falls prevention and pain management programmes.

Chi Me has a wonderful calming effect and creates a sense of mental and emotional wellbeing. As a result of the overwhelmingly positive response we have recieved, Chi Me has become one of our most sought after instructor training courses.

Course Content

  • Adapting movements and/or Chi Me session
  • Health and Safety for exercise with older people and people with disabilities
  • Values and principles of adult social care
  • The impact of bodily changes associated with ageing, disability and inactivity
  • The health and functional benefits of tai chi
  • The difference between tai chi and Chi Me
  • A seated or standing warm-up
  • Tai chi weight transfer - to improve balance & prevent falls
  • Tai chi Posture and alignment
  • Principles of tai chi movement
  • How to plan and prepare Chi Me session for older people and adults with learning disabilities
  • Seated modifications

Benefits of Chi Me

  • Improves balance and leg strength, reducing the risk of falls
  • Promotes mobility in the ankles, knees, hips and shoulders
  • Promotes efficient breathing
  • Is simple, easy to follow and accessible to a range of ages and abilities
  • Promote mental wellbeing and leaves participants feeling calm and relaxed

Group training courses...

This is a 2 day in person course or 3 x 3 hour Zoom sessions. Our highly experienced tutors will you teach how to present a simple warm up and series of Chi Me movements. You will also learn safety, communication, group management and teaching skills. As a LifeDock Leader you will have unlimited access to video tutorials on the LifeDock Learning platform and ongoing support once training is completed. You are assessed by tutor observation over the duration of the training and will complete a written workbook. Contact us for more information and costs for group training and we will soon get your user groups experiencing the Chi Me joy.

Online course...

As soon as you buy the course you can get started on the LifeDock Learning platform, learning how to mobilise joints, stretch musclesOur highly experienced tutors will you teach how to present a simple warm up and series of Chi Me movements. You will also learn safety, communication, group management and teaching skills. As a LifeDock Leader you will have unlimited access to video tutorials on the LifeDock Learning platform and ongoing support once training is completed. Once you are a qualified LifeDock Leader you will have unlimited access to video tutorials and ongoing support from tutors if required. You are assessed by completing quizzes and written questions on the LifeDock Learning platform. A practical demonstration that will take place on Zoom with your tutor. You have 6 months to complete the course.

There are no pre-course requirements necessary to attend Chi Me course - just a passion to improve strength, balance and wellbeing !

There are no pre-course requirements necessary to attend the Chi Me course - just a desire to create a sense of calm and wellbeing!

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