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MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness

Healing Movement for Every Body

Tai Chi Teacher Training Program

facilitated by Allison Deputy, Certified Tai Chi Master Instructor

American Tai Chi & Qigong Association

Whether you are looking to expand health and wellness offerings in your personal life or business or

seeking a truly positive career change, think about what Tai Chi Teacher Training can do for you!


Level 1 Tai Chi Teacher Training

Yang 12 Short Form

10-Session Certification Program On Your Schedule!

Now on Zoom!

with Allison Deputy, Certified Tai Chi Master Instructor, ATCQA

Cost: $595

See Online Classes & Training page to Register

Payment Plan Available. Questions? Call MoonWillow at (847) 308-0469

or email [email protected]

MoonWillow Tai Chi

Teacher Training Program

Level 1: Yang 12 Form

Virtual Training on Zoom - Cost: $595

Your Training Package Includes:

Ten (10) 2-Hr Private Training Sessions on Zoom

Curriculum Notes (Emailed)

Master Warm-Up & Yang 12 Beginner DVDs in Digital Format

(or Disks mailed if preferred)

Access to Recorded Sessions

*NEW* Tips & How-To's on Offering Online Classes

after Certification

Certificate Upon Completion & Testing

10 Sessions On Your Schedule!

**Participation in regular Zoom Tai Chi classes outside of training sessions strongly recommended**


Sessions 1-3: (6 Hrs) – “Tai Chi Essentials” Course Intro & Overview"

Introduction: Getting Acquainted/AD Healing Journey with Tai Chi

What Is Tai Chi? History, Styles, Comparison/Contrast to Yoga, etc.

Key Fundamentals: Dantien Breathing, Energy Points, Alignment, 6 Harmonies

Master Warm-Up (w/Additional Exercises), Wuji Stance, Mother Forms

Tai Chi Walk (i.e. “Empty Step”); Moving from Dantien

Yang Basics: Kua Training, Tai Chi Ball, Stances, Arrow & Bow Walk

Intro to the Yang 12-Step Short Form

Session 4: (2 Hrs) – “Moves #1-5 w/Review & Detail”

Lecture: “What Is Chi? The Human Energy Field”

Master Warm-Up, Wuji, Mother Forms, & Healing Light Meditation Review & Detail

Focus Points: Alignment, #1-Preparation, #2-Beginning Stance (“side step”) and

Center & Sink, #3-Tai Chi Ball, #4-Turn Tai Chi Ball, Arrow & Bow Walk Review

Yang 12-Step Form “Follow”

Session 5: (2 Hrs) – “Moves #6-9 w/Review & Detail”

Lecture: “Yin/Yang & 5 Element Theory”

Master Warm-Up, Wuji, Mother Forms, Standing/Healing Light Meditation Review & Detail

Review: Moves #1-5, Q&A, Corrections

Focus Points: #6-Ward Off, #7-Roll Back, #8-Press, #9-Push

Yang 12-Step Form “Follow”

Session 6: (2 Hrs) – “Moves #10-12 w/Review & Detail”

Lecture: “Taoism”

Master Warm-Up, Wuji, Mother Forms, Standing/Healing Light Meditation Review & Detail

Review: Moves #1-9, Q&A, Corrections

Focus Points: #10-Return to Beginning Stance, #11-Inward/Outward,

#12-Return to Preparation

Yang 12-Step Form Practice/Corrections

Session 7: (2 Hrs) – “12-Step Form Review & Correction”

*** Begin Voluntary Student Leads (in Speaker View), Evaluation ***

Master Warm-Up, Wuji, Mother Forms, Healing Light Meditation (Student Leaders)

Yang 12-Step Form Review & Corrections

Troubleshooting Student Form

Silent Practice

Lecture: “Good Mental Kungfu: The Role of the Mind in Health & Wellness”

Session 8: (2 Hrs) – “12-Step Form Review, Correction, Evaluation”

Master Warm-Up, Wuji, Mother Forms, Healing Light Meditation (Student Leaders)

Yang 12-Step Form Review & Corrections

Silent Practice

Yang 12-Step Form w/Student Leaders Practice/Evaluation

Lecture: “8 Truths of Tai Chi”

Session 9: (2 Hrs) – “12-Step Form Review & Practice; Getting Ready to Test”

Master Warm-Up, Wuji, Mother Forms, Healing Light Meditation (Student Leaders)

Yang 12-Step Form Review & Corrections; Silent Practice

Yang 12-Step Form w/Student Leaders Practice/Evaluation

Schedule Testing Times

Session 10: (2 Hrs, if needed) – “Teaching Tips & Testing/Certification”

Teaching Tips, Insurance, Marketing Nuts & Bolts, Student FAQs

Brief Warm-Up & Review; Final Q&A

Testing for Certification (Alternate testing date may be scheduled for extra fee - $35)

Registration is Easy!

1. Go to Online Classes & Training Page, Find the Level 1 Training Payment Button and Click. Follow the prompts to register through PayPal (If you prefer to pay by check, make payable to "MoonWillow Tai Chi" and mail to P.O.Box 1943, Crystal Lake IL 60039-1943, postmarked by the sale date (if applicable)

2. You will receive a confirmation email with your training documents and further instructions to set up your training schedule

3. Connect with Allison @ [email protected] to set up your training schedule*

*You must set up your training dates with Allison within 6 months of purchase date. Once scheduled, training dates may go beyond 6-month purchase date. Courtesy extensions may be provided under special circumstances

Chair Tai Chi


5-Week Certification Program

with Allison Deputy 
Certified Tai Chi Master Instructor, ATCQA

Next Group Training Dates: 

Oct 16, 23, Nov 6,20, Dec 4, 2021

Register& SAVE by 9/15/21!

Individual Training On Your Schedule Available - 

Contact Allison for details!

All Sessions conducted via Zoom!

You will have access to recorded Zoom sessions for practice! 

Fee: $300 - Only $250 by 9/15/21! Save $50!

**NEW** Refresher Only Option

for previously certified to learn new moves! 

Only $200 *Only $150 by 9/15/21! Save $50!

Private & Group Training Available on YOUR SCHEDULE,

Contact Allison at (847) 308-0469

Developed by Allison Deputy over an 20-year period, Chair Tai Chi is now actively used in assisted living and health care/rehabilitation centers across suburban Chicago. This program is a blend of Yang Style Tai Chi forms (singled out for adaptability in a seated position), Shaolin muscle and sinew exercises, qigong (“chee-kung”) detoxing techniques, hand/finger/eye exercises, as well as healing visualization. Benefits: Chronic pain reduction, improved flexibility, range of motion, posture, blood pressure, sleep, digestion, and immunity. Relieves stress, anxiety, and aids in overall well-being. Chair Tai Chi is a unique therapeutic modality to offer in any senior or healthcare facility.


Session 1 - (2.5 Hrs) - Intro to Chair Tai Chi Program; Overview of Seated Routine; Testing Requirements

Session 2 - (2 Hrs) - Practice/Refinement of Seated Routine

Session 3 - (2 Hrs) - Standard Routine w/Added Chair Assisted Exercises

Session 4 - (2 Hrs) - Standard Routine w/Supplemental Exercises; Adapted Program for Wheelchair-Bound/Healthcare Facilities

Session 5 - (1 Hr/Each Participant) - Testing/Certification (Assigned time blocks of 30 min. each; time frame may be adjusted depending on number of participants)

Questions? Call Allison directly at (847) 308-0469 or email her at [email protected]

Personal and Private Group Training Available

on YOUR SCHEDULE - Contact Allison for more details,

(847) 308-0469

NEW! Tai Chi Teacher Training

on YOUR Schedule!

Individual Certification For Levels 2, 3, & 4

Gain all the training, refinement, and skills necessary for Yang Tai Chi teacher level certification at your own pace! Whether you want to teach, or you just want improve your form in a more concentrated way, this program is for you!

Training package includes:

10 private lessons with Allison Deputy (2 hrs each)

Printed material where applicable (docs emailed)

Access to Recordings of Training Sessions

Testing/Certification when you are ready, which will include a written/verbal critique of your form highlighting areas of further refinement. 

For Levels 2 (1st Section), 3 (2nd Section), 4 (3rd Section) of

Yang 108 Form.

Cost: $595 per Level  

Yang Style 108 Long Form Teacher Training

with Allison Deputy, Certified Tai Chi Master Instructor, ATCQA

Prerequisites: 1) Must have active MoonWillow Tai Chi membership (Basic or Enhanced) during training period 2) Completion of Level 1 Yang 12 Short Form or equivalent

Training Levels:

Level 2 – 1st Section Yang 108 Long Form (Moves #1-30) Preparation - Cross the Hands

Level 3 – 2nd Section 108 Long Form (Moves #31-74) Inward Holding Tiger – Kick w/Sole of Foot Single Whip Stance - 10 Sessions, 2 hours each - Dates TBA

NEXT LEVEL 3 Training Begins Winter 2022! 

Stay tuned for dates and sales!

Level 4 – 3rd Section 108 Long Form (Moves #75-108) Fair Lady Works at Shuttles - End

Goals: To become more familiar and proficient with the movements within the focused level, to memorize and confidently demonstrate the specific Yang section physically and verbally.

Terms: Training package must be used within 6 months of purchase – extensions may be granted under special circumstances. If student feels additional private training is needed for certification, cost will be additional $75/hour.

Questions? Call Allison Deputy at (847) 308-0469 or email [email protected]

Go to our Online Classes & Training Page to Register!

Questions? Call Allison at MoonWillow Tai Chi (847) 308-0469

Tai Chi Training Program FAQs

Why become a Tai Chi instructor (as opposed to Yoga, Zumba, or other exercise modalities)?

Because the interest and need for qualified Tai Chi instructors has surged in recent years due to increased exposure from print and online media, as well as growing support from the medical field – more interest currently than there are teachers! Hence, your ability to find classes of your own should be fairly easy. In some cases MoonWillow can even help to place you.

How much does a Tai Chi instructor make?

Starting pay, depending on the facility you are working for, is usually $30/hour. MoonWillow pays its instructors at Young Masters $35/hour. You can also teach private groups and set your own rate.

What can I expect from my investment in this program?

At $30/hour, working only one class per week, you will recover your initial (Level 1) investment within 6 months. Then there are the many physical and spiritual benefits that are priceless. As with anything else, you will get out of it what you put into it. Long Form instruction (Levels 2-4) of course requires more time and investment, but the same applies for each level. A fully certified Level 4 instructor working only 3 classes per week will earn back their entire investment (about $2500) in 6 months. Not bad! Of course, those who are looking to add Tai Chi to their martial arts or fitness studio offerings will only increase revenues, as Tai Chi is becoming more in demand.

Do I have to teach if I’m certified? What if I just want to deepen my understanding of Tai Chi?

Anyone is welcome to join the program. You are not obligated to get out there and teach once you receive your certificate. But it will be there should you change your mind in the future.

Are there any requirements to maintain my certification going forward?

It is always a good idea to continue your training in some fashion, even if it is not at MoonWillow. There are many Tai Chi and Qigong systems to learn if you wish (including weapons forms, etc.). MoonWillow does offer “Masters Workshops” periodically to refine your skills, which you are strongly encouraged to attend, but it is not currently a requirement.

What if I want to start my own Tai Chi studio or Wellness Center that includes Tai Chi? What is MoonWillow’s stand on competition?

MoonWillow is not overly concerned with competition. It would be a good idea, however, to be sure your intended facility is located in an area (county, city, or village) that does not currently offer Tai Chi, so you can fill a need where it exists. Good intentions usually yield good results, and MoonWillow can’t be everywhere – that’s where you come in!