Workshop

Therapeutic Tai Chi & Qigong

An Intensive Training for Health Professionals

Aug 26 - Aug 31 2018 Rhinebeck, NY
Gain tools for clinical practice and improved health in this 5-day training in the therapeutic effects of tai chi and qigong.

This hands-on 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 clinical needs of hospital patients and health-care clients, including cardiac rehab, stroke rehab, subacute clinical recovery, post-operative issues, physical therapy, occupational therapy, gait and balance training, sleep disorders, and more.

We learn highly effective exercises for those in wheelchairs or bed-ridden. We also learn how to do a 1-minute workout, a 2-minute workout, a 5-minute workout, a workout while driving a car, and a workout in confined spaces, like airline or bus seats.

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

No previous experience is necessary. This workshop is suitable for health-care professionals and for all interested in the healing effects of tai chi and qigong. Advanced practitioners and professional tai chi teachers are welcome.

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

  • Perform and teach basics of traditional medically-focused Qi Gong, 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 Qi Gong exercises for specific organs and conditions.
  • Describe, perform and prescribe acupressure self-massage, including specific practices for the following loci & 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.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.

The faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Health & Self-Defense: Philosophy & Practice by T.T. Liang
  • Taijiquan Explained by Alex Dong
  • Qigong Essentials for Health Promotion by Jiao Guorui

Things To Bring

The faculty suggests bringing the following items to class (not mandatory):

  • Tai Chi Ruler
  • Notebook (reporter’s or stenographer’s notebook might be most useful)

Schedule

SUNDAY
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
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
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.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • For more than 40 years, David Saltman has been an innovator in the teaching of tai chi and qi ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Therapeutic Tai Chi & Qigong

$400
regular
$445

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1200.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1370.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 975.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1065.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1160.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 865.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 765.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 740.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 750.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 590.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 495.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00

Credit Hours: 22.5

BRN/ANCC - Nurses $ 50

NCBTMB - Bodyworkers and Massage Therapists (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) $ 50

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