Chair Chi Training Program

If you are searching for an innovative, gentle exercise activity that engages, empowers and enthuses clients both in the aged care and disability sectors then our comprehensive Chair Chi Training Program for staff may be what you are looking for.

The adaptability of Chair Chi makes it inclusive as it allows high care residents/clients to participate as well. See our short videos on this page about Chair Chi.  It also enhances the motivation for your residents or clients to attend Chair Chi, as the variety of material taught will keep it fresh over a long period of time.

The versatility of our interactive, hands-on training program allows you to deliver 30-60 minute sessions for your residents/clients. You will be able to incorporate various aspects into your existing exercise programs. You will learn how to develop both individual and group sessions for your residents/clients. You’ll take away an effective exercise and meditative short set that is easy to remember so residents/clients can practice on their own.

This program contains two modules.

Module One is of two days duration and covers a wide variety of Chair Chi skills.

Module Two is a one day workshop which includes additional and advanced Chair Chi skills and segments on sleep, depression and anxiety. Participants must complete Module One before attempting Module 2.

Participants have the choice of completing only Module One and then decide, if there is interest, to complete Module Two.

For participants who complete both modules, there is also an option to become a Certified Chair Chi Trainer. There are some additional requirements for this, although all are completed remotely and do not involve further workshops. Download more information.

A comprehensive workbook/manual is included with each module, providing a helpful ongoing resource. At the end of each module each participant also receives a Certificate of Completion.

Program Content

Theoretical Concepts

  • Understanding Chi
  • Yin Yang Philosophy
  • Square Method & Round Method
  • Engaging the 4 Senses
  • Safety Processes
  • 7 Directions
  • Chair Chi Principles
  • Shared Experiences

Skills

  • Essential Skills
  • Chi Exercises
  • Tai Chi Movements
  • 1-2-3 Exercise Set
  • Adapting for Disability
  • Sleep, Anxiety and Depression

You can also read what others have said about our Chair Chi Training Program.

If you’d like to consider the Chair Chi Training Program for your staff, please contact us for details.

Please note: Completion of the Chair Chi Program will enable you to teach your residents/clients in an effective and safe way..