Tai Chi Seminars and Instructor Training

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Tai Chi instructor training Northwest Internal Arts offers in-depth training in the arts of Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Hsing-I and Bagua. Instructors in the NWIA organization are trained to an expert level in the theory and performance of the various forms. What sets apart the instructors certified by the NWIA organization is the depth of their training. The form is important, but just as vital is training in the philosophy, theory, health and martial applications, and in the art of teaching itself. They are so very many paths within the practice of Tai Chi & Qigong that we encourage anyone interested in starting or advancing a teaching practice to contact us directly. We will discuss the ideal path toward meeting your goals as an instructor.

Our organization offers instruction and training in the following disciplines:


Yang Family Tai Chi

  • Simplified Form
  • 37 Form
  • 108 Long Form
  • Short Sword Form
  • Long Sword Form
  • Wudang Sword Form
  • Saber
  • Simplified Form
  • 37 Form
  • 108 Long Form
  • Short Sword Form
  • Long Sword Form
  • Wudang Sword Form
  • Saber


Chen Family Tai Chi

  • Short Form
  • Old Style Long Form
  • New Frame Long Form
  • Sword Form
  • Staff Form
  • Short Staff
  • Push Hands Series

Sun Family Tai Chi

  • Long Form
  • Sword Form
  • Fan Combo
  • Push Hands Series

Tai Chi Instructor Arng Style Tai Chi

  • Short Form
  • Push Hands Series

Bagua – Cheng Style

  • 8 Mother Palms
  • 8 Big Palms
  • Moon Knife
  • Sword
  • 64 Palms
  • Push Hands

Hsing-I

  • Five Elements
  • Linking Form
  • Twelve Animals
  • Push Hands Series

Yichuan

  • Standing Postures
  • Test of Power Sets
  • Walking Sets
  • Release of Power Sets
  • Push Hands Series

Qigong

  • Eight Pieces of Brocade
  • Soaring Crane
  • Detoxifcation Set
  • Nine Segment Buddhist Qigong
  • Five Animal Spirits Qigong
  • Stretching Qigong
  • Dragon Gate Qigong
  • Five Organ Breathing Qigong
  • Iron Shirt Qigong
  • Chan Ssu Chin (Silk Reeling)
  • Six Healing Sounds Set
  • Primary Set
  • Coiling Set
  • Rocking Set
  • Walking Set

  • Eight Pieces of Brocade
  • Soaring Crane
  • Detoxifcation Set
  • Nine Segment Buddhist Qigong
  • Five Animal Spirits Qigong
  • Stretching Qigong
  • Dragon Gate Qigong
  • Five Organ Breathing Qigong
  • Iron Shirt Qigong
  • Chan Ssu Chin (Silk Reeling)
  • Six Healing Sounds Set
  • Primary Set
  • Coiling Set
  • Rocking Set
  • Walking Set

  • Health Preservation Series
    • Yin Yang Medical Qigong
    • Arthritis Qiqong
    • High Blood Pressure Set
    • Neck & Back Qigong Set
    • Diabetes Qigong Set
    • Tai Chi, Qigong for Liver, Kidneys, and Spleen
    • Tai Chi, Qigong for Heart, Lungs, and Intestines
  • Pushing The Stone Table
    • Single Hand Set
    • Two Hand Set

“I credit Tai Chi with the fact that I’m able to walk” -Russell
A long time member of our Qigong and Tai Chi community.


Seminars for Businesses and Tai Chi Centers

You want the benefits of tai chi but can’t come to train at our center in Portland. Not a problem.

Northwest Internal Arts can send instructors to you to lead various seminars. Some of our primary lesson plans are:

  • Health habits and simple practices for business
  • Tai Chi Form – foundations and applications. Sections 1-4
  • Push Hands Series 1-4
  • Qigong
  • Soaring Crane
  • Dragon Gate
  • Six Healing Sounds
  • Tomo Ba Duan Jin
How Do I Find a Good Tai Chi Teacher to Guide Me?

If you have specific needs that aren’t covered here or to schedule a presentation from one of our lead instructors, please contact us for more details.

14 FREE TRAINING VIDEOS

Practice Tips from the Master

Free Private Lesson

30 Days of Free Classes

The Mayo Clinic States that Tai Chi Chuan can help with:

  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • Improving balance, flexibility and muscle strength
  • Reducing falls in older adults Improving sleep quality
  • Lowering blood pressure Improving cardiovascular fitness in older adult
  • Relieving chronic pain Increasing energy, endurance and agility
  • Improving overall feelings of well-being

Harvard University published that Tai Chi results in:

  • Increased Aerobic conditioning
  • Improved Balance
  • Greater Flexibility
  • More Muscle strength

And can aid in recovery from:

  • Stroke
  • Sleep problems
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Hypertension
  • Heart failure
  • Heart disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Low bone density
  • Arthritis

The NCCAM reports that Tai Chi and Qigong positively effects:

  • Bone health
  • Cardiopulmonary fitness
  • Balance and factors associated with preventing falls, quality of life and self-efficacy

Testimonials

“My stress level is down.. I’ve lost nine pounds [in less than 2 months]… I enjoy it!”

-Becca, A happy new member of our Qigong and Tai Chi community