Tai Chi Fundamentals® (TCF), Tai Chi Prime, and Yang Style Tai Chi Training Courses

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Course One: TCF Adapted Program Basic Moves Training, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 25, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Instructor Patricia Culotti
CEU-Approved for 12 Contact hours
Prerequisites: none. All levels of experience welcome.

Remote training is now available. See below for further details. Brochure and registration links are at the bottom of the page.

Course Description: teaches TCF Adapted Program Basic Moves: Optional Side Support, Walker & Seated versions; introduces all versions of the TCF Short Form Part 1. Features Mind/body Skills training, applications for wellness, & rehab, partner teaching practicums, Includes introduction to the ROM Dance® Program.

At the end of this course, a TCF Program Basic Moves Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants who have demonstrated ability to teach Basic Moves. Course qualifies as partial contact hours fulfillment for TCF Instructor Certification.

Course Objectives
1) Learn all three versions of TCF Adapted Program Basic Moves.
2) Teach all versions of TCF Adapted Program Basic Moves.
3) Describe TCF’s rationale, biomechanics & functional benefits.
4) Lead Centering, Breathing and Posture Awareness exercises.
5) Practice TCF Adapted Program Short Form, Part One

The Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Program is an adaptable, accessible program for learning tai chi. Suitable for individuals with a wide range of abilities, it includes instruction in three versions: Standing with Optional Side Support, Walker Support and Seated. All program elements can be modified to accommodate individual needs.

Program Elements: All movements are taught in a motor development progression and have been modified for practice with optional side support, walker support and seated. All 3 versions include:

– Basic Moves: a series of exercises that trains postural alignment, body mechanics and energetic components of tai chi. Designed as building blocks for learning tai chi, they are taught in a simple-to-complex progression with discrete, measurable increments in difficulty and have applications as assessment and intervention tools.

– Tai Chi Fundamentals Short Form: a flowing sequence of tai chi movements based in Yang Style tai chi and adapted from the original Tai Chi Fundamentals® Form.

– Mind/Body Skills Training: integrated into both Basic Moves and Short Form instruction. Fosters attention and focus, a calm observant state of mind, awareness of posture and breathing and physical relaxation. Characteristic of all traditional tai chi practice, Mind/Body Skills training helps foster the cultivation of healthy qi or vital energy.

Development: in 2014 by Tricia Yu, MA based on the need for a program that is easier to learn than the original TCF program and that includes modifications for standing with support and seated applications.

The TCF Program has been featured in: PT Journal, Journal of Rehab Management, The Gerontologist, APTA’s GeriNotes, Medline Plus, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Wellness Program Management Advisor, American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal, Massage & Bodywork.

Virtual Training:

1.      This course will be offered both in-person and on Zoom. Please choose your preferred option when registering.

2.      For in-person option: There is a limit of 8 people for the in-person training. We will all wear masks and observe social distancing. If there is unanimous agreement to not wear masks, this will be considered.

3.      For Zoom option: Participant is required to have the ability to connect to the course via a computer with a camera & microphone so that they can be seen and heard as well as being able to see the instruction. Participants must clear their schedule to participate via Zoom at the required times.

4.      All participants are required to have the appropriate materials available when joining the course. (Both TCF Adapted Program book and Tai Chi Mind & Body book).

5.    Everyone will receive detailed instructions, in a timely manner, after registration and payment for the course is received.

6.    Zoom links will be provided for virtual participants within the week before the course.

Click the file name below to download and print a PDF containing further details:

TCF Program Course One 2020 & 2021

Registration for the in-person version of this Course (limit 8):

TCF Program Course One Registration (in-person attendance only)

If the limit of 8 in-person attendances is reached, clicking on the link above will display a notification that the in-person training is full.

Registration for the Zoom version of this Course:

TCF Program Course One Registration (Zoom attendance only)


September 25, 2020
September 26, 2020
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Dreams Life & Wellness Center
732 Clinton Street
Waukesha, WI 53186 United States
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Patricia Culotti
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