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The Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi is a two-year program featuring 87.5 contact hours spread over five 17.5-hour weekend modules (each module offered annually).

It is a thoughtfully designed program that centers on traditional, easy-to-learn individual Tai Chi and Qigong movements, which allow students to quickly access and benefit from inherent, deeper therapeutic principles. The format of the program parallels protocols effectively employed in dozens of medical research studies of Tai Chi.

Key features of our program that distinguish it from other Tai Chi teacher training programs include:

Trainees are also exposed to foundational training in Qigong, Push Hands, and meditation. Each weekend intensive module also features lectures on Tai Chi medical research and reading and discussions centered about the health benefits of Tai Chi.
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