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Chinese Therapeutic Movement Certification Program


Certification in Chinese Therapeutic Movement

Explore three key pillars of Chinese somatic medicine for health and well-being. Simple, hands-on lessons integrate therapeutic exercise (Tai Chi, Qigong, and Daoyin), acupressure (Anmo), and assisted mobilizations (Tuina) to experience the deep structure of the body from a traditional Chinese perspective.

Beginners will gain:
● practical self-treatment strategies for your health and well-being
● an experiential introduction to the fundamental concepts of traditional Chinese medicine

Movement instructors will gain:
● new exercises easily integrated into a variety of practices and classes
● new body maps for understanding students’ needs and challenges

Bodyworkers will gain:
● gentle range of motion and release techniques
● integrated exercise recommendations for clients

Chinese medicine practitioners will gain:
● additional modalities that complement acupuncture and moxibustion
● seamless integration with TCM treatment principles
● practical embodiment of your understanding of qi, channels, and organs

Workshops are open to non-professionals and can be taken individually. Classes are sequenced progressively, beginning in September, but are not required to be taken in order. In each class, emphasis is placed on perceiving, understanding, and guiding qi for specific therapeutic benefit.

The first certification series will consist of 10 5-hour workshops offered one Saturday a month over the course of a year. Written material and review videos are included. For participants working toward certification, competencies will be offered online. Upon completion of all Level One workshops and online work, a 50-hour certificate will be issued.

dates 2019: 9/07, 10/12, 11/16; 2020: 1/11, 2/8, 3/22, 4/26, 5/23, 6/27, 7/25 (tentative)