Therapeutic Tai Chi & Qigong | Omega
October 2015
David Saltman

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Therapeutic Tai Chi & Qigong

An Intensive Training for Health Professionals

October 04, 2015 – October 09, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
David Saltman

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

This 5-day experiential training covers the application of traditional tai chi and qigong for health and healing. We explore the relationship between specific movements and the body organs and systems. Special focus is given to the clinical needs of hospital patients and health-care clients, including cardiac rehab, stroke rehab, subacute clinical recovery, postoperative issues, physical therapy, occupational therapy, gait and balance training, and sleep disorders.

Through demonstration and hands-on practice, we undergo intensive training in traditional qigong during three classes each morning, and traditional tai chi chuan in the afternoon and evenings. We also practice the Tai Chi Ruler, a rare healing art form that is not being taught anywhere else on the East Coast. You return home with tools for clinical practice and improved health.

No tai chi or qigong experience is necessary. This workshop is suitable for health-care professionals and for those interested in the healing effects of tai chi and qigong.

Upon completion of this intensive, hands-on training, participants will be able to:

  • Perform and teach basics of traditional medically focused qigong, including:  Eight Brocades Qi Gong, Three Treasures Qi Gong, Tai Chi Qi Gong, Ten Taoist Exercises, Eight Essentials Qi Gong, Special Cardiac Qi Gong Set, and Tai Chi
  • Explain and prescribe traditional qigong exercises for specific organs and conditions
  • Describe, perform, and prescribe acupressure self-massage, including specific practices for the following loci and conditions:  major acupuncture channels, eyes, lungs, heart, other internal organs, insomnia, fevers, pneumonia (lung collapse), including pediatric version, spine, and joints
  • Perform first section of traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan
Continuing Education
  • NCBTMB - Bodyworkers and Massage Therapists +$50
  • NATABOC - Fitness/Athletic Trainers +$50
  • BRN/ANCC - Nurses +$50
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.-7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Children's Program hours are not available for this workshop. After September 7, the Children's Program is available during weekends only. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact Omega Registration at 877.944.2002.

David Saltman

David Saltman has been practicing Chinese meditative and martial arts for nearly 40 years, studying with master S.T. Ying in California, and studying nearly 30 years with renowned master B.P. Chan in New York. He served as Chan’s teaching assistant for 15 years and eventually took over Chan’s public classes. Saltman recently portrayed a tai chi expert on the NBC television series Law & Order.