This program includes the 8 Tai Chi forms that emphasize weight shifting, postural alignment, and coordinated movements. Synchronized breathing aligned with Tai Chi movements was integrated into the movement routine. This program is designed for older adults who have no ambulatory problems. It can also be done while seated in a chair.
Class Structure: There are 3 options for Tai Chi classes:
A minimum of 12 weeks is preferred as well.
Materials Required: There is no equipment required for this program.
Class Size: 10-15 people
Training Requirements: There are various levels of teaching certifications appropriate for Tai Chi instructors. At the most basic of levels, the instructor should have at least some experience in Tai Chi. There is a course package required for this program that includes implementation plan, training manuals, and class materials on both VHS and DVD.
If you are interested in offering Tai Chi classes for seniors, SVHAP assists qualified agencies to offer this program.