2802 - Ai Chi Certification

Intermediate / 8-hour Workshop

 

Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Take your Ai Chi experience to a new level. Prepare yourself to offer the best Ai Chi techniques to give improved care to your clients. Compare the benefits of Ai Chi for the average healthy adult and modifications to Ai Chi for special situations. Hear about the Eastern thought behind the movement performance and sequence of Ai Chi. Examine the continuing evolution of Ai Chi with several new ways to make the basic program more effective. Analyze the body and mind efforts necessary for a positive effect. Apply teaching techniques including lecturing, music, pacing and flow of a class or workshop.  Examine several different ways to focus your Ai Chi instruction to create new or advanced Ai Chi opportunities for your clients. Ai Chi Ne (partner work) and Cultivating the Chi (advanced Ai Chi positions) and Visualization Journey are included in this program.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE POST-REQUISITE

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

         Learn the deeper concepts behind Ai Chi.

         Experiment with a new focus to give more depth.

         Gain experience with the intricacies of each movement pattern.

         Apply teaching and leadership skills and prewritten teaching scripts.

         Compare modifications for varied special populations.

 

 

NEEDS IDENTIFICATION:

For your clients:

         Show your excellence in teaching and caring for clients with professional development that provides a new and deeper way to nurture your clients.

         Prepare yourself to provide the best of this prestigious, highly regarded program. 

For yourself: 

         This proven, effortless program continues its healing reputation, strengthening the immune system, boosting the psyche, bringing focus to vital life forces and increasing energy.

         Experience the tranquil balance of the sympathetic and para-sympathetic systems, the soothing balance of yin and yang, and the balance of the body-mind.

         Enjoy the beauty and relaxation offered by combining the best of life – music, water, and Ai Chi. Feel the harmony and centering as your spirit awakens and you move toward self-actualization.

 

PREREQUISITES:

 

Upon satisfactory completion of this course, participants will be certified as Ai Chi Trainers (see more below).

 

The certification is good for two years and is simple to renew.  You will get more renewal information in the course.

 

POST REQUISITE:

After finishing the course and online test please email a link of you teaching Ai Chi.  It does not have to include the full progression.

Length: The film should be at least 7 minutes but no longer than 15 minutes.

Deadline: Please email the link within a month after completing the online course.  After the video is watched and critiqued you will receive your certificate.

 

TOPICS INCLUDED:

         Ai Chi in depth

         Cultivating the Chi (new Ai Chi positions)

         Practical teaching information

         Pool teaching scripts for varied learning focus

         Ai Chi for special populations

         The autonomic nervous system

         Breathing techniques and benefits

         The para-sympathetic and sympathetic systems

         Physical positioning

         The Visuatlization Journey

         Ai Chi practice in the pool

 

DESIGNATIONS:

 

Title: Ai Chi Instructor

Education:  This is the person who has taken an Ai Chi basic course in-person from an Ai Chi Practitioner, online, or through correspondence at-home study. 

Renewal:  The Ai Chi Instructor status is not a certification – it is a certificate that acknowledges the ability / knowledge to practice Ai Chi with clients.  Instructor status renewal is not necessary – this is a permanent status.

Qualifications:  The Ai Chi Instructor is qualified to teach Ai Chi group classes, use Ai Chi in one-on-one therapy rehab or personal training and do in-service trainings to teach Ai Chi to colleagues. 

Benefits:  Instructors do not receive the Ai Chi Certified newsletter unless they purchase a subscription or if they write one article that can be used in the newsletter.  Instructors are listed online if they request the listing.  It is free.

 

 

Title: Ai Chi Trainer (formerly Practitioner)

Education:  has taken the full-day Ai Chi Certification

Renewal:  The certification is valid for two years and must be renewed.  Ai Chi Trainer status is renewed through the certification renewal process.

Qualifications:  The Ai Chi Trainer is qualified to teach Ai Chi group classes, use Ai Chi in one-on-one therapy rehab or personal training and do in-service trainings to teach Ai Chi to colleagues.  In addition, the Trainer is qualified to teach the Ai Chi basic workshop (but not the Ai Chi Certification) to colleagues and at conferences.  Ai Chi International can assist in workshop planning.

Benefits:  Trainers receive the Ai Chi Certified newsletter subscription as part of the certification and renewal fees.  Trainers are listed online.

 

 

Title: Ai Chi Master

Education:  has taken advanced study in Ai Chi, practiced Ai Chi for at least 5 years and has assisted in teaching the Ai Chi Certification at least three times. 

Renewal:  Master status must be renewed every two years through certification renewal and Ai Chi activity. 

Qualifications:  The Ai Chi Master is qualified to teach Ai Chi group classes, use Ai Chi in one-on-one therapy rehab or personal training and do in-service trainings to teach Ai Chi to colleagues.  In addition, the Master is qualified to teach basic and specialized Ai Chi workshops and the Ai Chi Certification (full-day) to colleagues and at conferences.  Ai Chi International can assist in workshop planning.

Benefits:   The Master receives the Ai Chi Certified newsletter subscription.  Ai Chi educational materials are half-price.  Ai Chi Masters are listed online.

 

AUDIENCE:

Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Exercise Specialists, Athletic Trainers, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, Aquatic Therapists – other healthcare professionals involved in water therapy programs.

 

FACULTY: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC, an internationally known speaker, author and consultant, is the founder of six different businesses including the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, the Aquatic Exercise Association, Living Right Magazine, Americas Certification Trainers, Armchair Aerobics Inc., and the Fitness Firm. A leader in the health and wellness industry, she also draws on her vast experience as an entrepreneur to teach others what it takes to assume the risk of business and enterprise. Ruth is on the Wisconsin Governors Council on Physical Fitness and is the author of numerous articles and eleven books on her specialties of wellness and business. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sevier-McCahill Disability International Foundation Award; and the John Williams, Jr. International Swimming Hall of Fame Adapted Aquatics Award. Known for her high energy and practical teaching approaches, Ruth has brought thousands of people over the years to understand the benefits of water exercise.