Please call Claire and register for 2016 Spring classes: 414-507-2755/cell
You can mail fees for some classes.
To find April 12, 13, 14 and forward, 2016 registration info. forSummer2016 at WCTC, Pewaukee Campus, scroll down to the bottom of this section. April 12 is for Veterans only 7:00 am online and 8:00+ calls and in-person. April 13 is for public 7:00 am line forward. April 14 for public 7:00 am online or 8:00 am + call or in-person added. Call: 262-691-5578.
Scroll down to the end for Claire's weekend Workshops. Earn a certificate for "Tai Chi Fundamentals® Introduction and Review Course Levels One and Two" for Beginners and those wishing to certify to be Instructors. Also ask about 3 and 6 hour Trainings, or call Claire.
Call for Wellness Fairs, (free admission at WCTC's (April 20 in Service (S) Building Fitness Center) 2016: 10am-2:00pm, in the RC Anderson Bldg.),
and asst. locations throughout the year:
Claire's Tai Chi demo "kicked off" the "Spirituality in Aging" Conference: ...stay tuned for current info.
ProHealthCare Regency Senior Health and Fitness Days, 2016: for events and times/dates call any Regency Senior Community. The Health Fairs are at all three campuses: Muskego, New Berlin, Brookfield. Claire will demo at some, but please come to all three: they're free!
Free March Health Fairs at Milwaukee Catholic Home on Prospect Av., Milwaukee each year.
The Free Annual Health Fair at San Camillo ( across from the Milwaukee Zoo) is Thursday, April 8, 2016, Approx. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the main floor O'Donnell Room. Claire will have a 45 min. free demo of her Yoga/Tai Chi/ROM Dance/Qi Gong gentle exercises for seniors of all abilities, 1:00 to 1:45 pm. This will be in the main level Concourse with sky lights! Free Refreshments.
APPOINTMENTS and PHYSICIAN REFFERALS accepted
private lessons (45 min. or more)
semi-private ( 2 people)
small classes ( 3 or 4 people)
demos, motivational lectures: handouts included!
Trial classes before scheduling sessions
6 , 8, 10 and 12 week classes, once or twice per week
continuing class rates
drop in fees at many locations for continuing students
certification credits available for those wanting to instruct
LevelOne and Two TCF® also for medicalprofessionals
Training available for certification
Medical Center support group demos
demos through the AHNA: American Holistic Nurses Association,including their Lamplighter Walk at UW-M. See website: www.AHNA.orgfor this next one.
Parich Nurses Conference
Froedert/ Medical College of WI Neuro Science Dept. support groups
See ABOUT US directory choice on this site
Demos with local Memory Loss Support Groups. One at Panera's in Ruby Isle Mall, Brkfld.: "Alzheimer's Café 2nd Tuesday of the month. Call Linda Markut, MS, 608-931--5651
See article by Claire in Summer 2010 issue of Horizon Grief Support Newsletter
A brief weekly class calendar (for dates/specific information, read below)
Claire teaches/demonstrates and presents at other facilities not listed here.
TCF® = Tai Chi Fundamentals®, a modified, certified Tai Chi for most abilities,using Qi Gong.
Qi Gong= A Chinese system of prescribed physical exercises or movements performed in a
ROM Dance= Gentle stretches and movements to begin/end or as an exercise program Comb.= A combination of the above
COMB. classes are a blend of the above and simple/modified yoga
CLASSES CAN BE ARRANGED
for private groups, therapists, nurses/trainees (local certification program), school students and staff, corporate staff lunch hours & after work hours, medical center support groups, community club meetings, wellness centers, Global T'ai Chi & Qigong Day, Chinese New Year, clinics, retreats, library community demos. Also private class hours to satisfy Contact Hours to certifiy.
Use the first class of (some) sessions to try the class for FREE. Call to register (preferred), then after class, let us know if you liked it. You can then register for (that)class session.
Level One & Two Introduction and Review Course- Professional Workshop for Beginners and Instructors: Saturday &/or Sunday, Feb. 7/8 or Feb. 14/15, 2015 at Acu-Med Integrative Medicine Cntr. 1428 E. Racine Av., Waukesha 53186, just east of Hwy 164. Contact call or e-mail Claire for info. Register now.
Tai Chi Fundamentals® Program certified instructor, Claire Walchli, is qualified to teach
three-hour * Tai Chi Fundamentals® Program intensives to students, Tai Chi instructors,
health and fitness professionals and to the public.
This course qualifies as partial contact hours fulfillment Tai Chi Fundamentals®
Creator, Tai Chi Fundamentals® Program
Director, Tai Chi Health®
* currently approved to host 12 hour, 2 day trainings for beginners and future instructors
The Acu-Med Integrative Medicine Center,(see address below in Waukesha).Call or e-mail for details: 414-507-2755/Claire. firstname.lastname@example.org
WCTC- Registration November 18+, 2104 for non-credit classes at WCTC: for Spring 2015 sessions.Go to: www.wctc.edu to register online (from 7:00 am) or register in person or by phone (from 8:00 am) each day. Classes fill quickly. Take both the daytime Qi Gong classes back -to- back for increase "flow" and benefits. Take the Tai Chi courses back-to-back if repeating course.
Call Claire ifyou wish to join our session after the first class. Note, titles may vary for 2014 Fall: choose Tai Chi Fundamentals®, QiGong, QiGong: The Next Step and Tai Chi Level II & III.
800 N. Main Street, S-Service-Building, Pwk., WI. 53072 (small gym in large Fitness Center, Room 104-D enter through Fitness Office).
Wear layered clothing for warmth and comfort. Flat shoes. Chairs are provided, if needed.
Register for any of 5 classes Summer 2014:($4.00 registration fee/per semester)
Seniors (62 or better pay 50%), yes, half off! Your tax dollars at work!
12 weeks Tai Chi Levels II & III :
Seniors (62 yrs.+) pay half fee:
Mondays 12:00 pm -12:55 pm PWK Tai Chi Fundamentals®
Mondays 1:00pm Tai Chi Levels II & III/previousTCF® instruction .
It is recommended you have previous Tai Chi Fundamentals® practice for this class.
Wed. Tai Chi Fundamentals®/Enriched 6-7:25 pm or 6-6:55 pm (see offerings)
PWK Campus Fitness Center's small classroom gym (104D) in corner of large gym.
12 weeks QiGong for Energy and Healing
Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:55 am PWK.
Wednesdays 12:00-12:55 pm Qi Gong: The Next Step. Stay for a second hour and increase your "chi" flow! For those wanting to enhance their Qi Gong experience.
Seated R.O.M.(Range of Motion) Dance includedin some classes.
handoutsQigong movements are combined to learn the "Form" in Fundamentals S" Service Building Fitness gym area #104D in Large gym. 800 N. Main Street55 classes , done standing or honor your abilitiy level and choose to sit(Seniors 62+ pay half fee)Easy pace for all abilities and easy free parking!Register at: www.wctc.eduor phone (262) 691-55783 TCF® classesand 2 Qigong classes. Take some classes back to back! Try taking a variety of classes! That's easy.see www.wctc.edu for info or call Claire 262-695-1417 or 414-507-2755/mobile/anytimewatch this site for the 5 class times offered in the Spring 2015WCTC Summer 2016 Registration info for Tai Chi and Qigong Courses with Claire Walchli, TCI www.taichifun.com or call WCTC 262-691-5578. Veterans only April 12, 7:00 am online and 8 :00 am in-person or call. April 13, public 7:00 and forward online only. April 14 public, 7:00 am online and 8:00am forward in-person or call.
8 am in person or by phone: 262-691-5578 or 262-691-5555 (technical assistance)
NOTE: Classes fill quickly, so register, asap!.
The Summer, 2016 schedule is below, but you must wait till above registration dates/times. The exact date will be on website soon. Usually beginning the end of May and ending August.
All class sessions are 12 weeks. Seniors 62+ pay 50% tuition! Chairs available for all
807 621D Fundamentals of Tai Chi CRN 5259. Tai Chi Fundamentals is an ancient Chinese form of mental and physical exercise. It is a low-impact workout with stress reducing exercises. Learn the basic exercises for a relaxing work-out. This course combines meditation and concentrated breathing to achieve a calmer mind and a healthier body! Wear comfortable clothes and flat-soled shoes. Done standing and seated with modifications given. Includes instruction handouts. Now taught by Certified Instructor, Julie Gunnell.
807-621B CRN 5258 Tai Chi- Levels II & III/Enriched. Tai Chi Fundamentals uses Qi Gong exercises and develops them into a modified 5 minute Yang style form. By using the breath and core movements, it can enhance the immune system, strength and energy while relaxing stress and pain. This moving meditation brings the body, mind and spirit into balance. Western medical research has begun to validate the many benefits of Tai Chi practice. The certified instructor guides students with compassion for all abilities (including rehab.) toward each student's individual goals. You can choose standing or seated postures. Includes an instruction booklet. It is highly recommended that students have taken a previous course in Tai Chi Fundamentals or Tai Chi. Please wear flat-soled shoes. The added time is most beneficial when learning to be comfortable doing the "FORM". Ask Instructor for entry to both daytime classes here.
Offering number: 807-621B CRN: 5258 Seats Open: 12 Instructor: Walchli, Claire A Dates: TBA, usually late May to Aug. Days: Monday Times:12:30-01:25 pm ; Tuition/fee:TBA Room: S104D 12 week session
807-621D CRN 5260 Tai Chi Enriched .Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of mental and physical exercise. It is a low-impact workout with stress-reducing exercises. Learn the basics of postural movements. This course combines meditation and concentrated breathing to achieve a calmer mind and a healthier body! This new course adds more time for practicing the brief routine referred to as "the form". It is suitable for beginners and continuing students of most abilities. Some printed handouts.
Offering number: 807-621D CRN:5260 Tuition/fee: TBA Seats Open: 12 Instructor: Julie Gunnell 12 week session Dates: TBA, usually late May to August Days: Wednesday Times: 06:00pm-6:55pm Room: S104D
807-629 CRN 5263 Qi Gong for Energy & Healing. All physical abilities and experience welcome. Create a body without pain. Sometimes called "the new yoga" it means energy cultivation (through steady practice). Unlike yoga, the flow of Qi Gong can be learned very quickly. Qi Gong's rhythmic exercises mimic the gentle movements from nature, especially the fluidity of water. To increase the health benefits, flow of energy and enjoyment.
Offering number: 807-629 CRN: 5263 Tuition/fee: TBA Seats Open: 12 Instructor: Walchli, Claire A 12 week session Dates: TBA, usually Late May to August Room: S104D Wednesday Times: 11:00am-11:55am Room: S104D
807-629 CRN 5264 Qi Gong for Energy & Healing. All physical abilities and experience welcome. Create a body without pain. Sometimes called "the new yoga" it means energy cultivation (through steady practice). Unlike yoga, the flow of Qi Gong can be learned very quickly. Qi Gong's rhythmic exercises mimic the gentle movements from nature, especially the fluidity of water. To increase the health benefits, flow of energy and enjoyment.
Offering number: 807-629 CRN: 5264 Tuition/fee: TBA Seats Open: 12 Instructor: Julie Gunnell 12 week session Dates: TBA, usually Late May to August Room: S104D Day: Monday Times: 06:00-06:55pm Room: S104D
Call WCTC for info on L.I.R. membership (Learning In Retirement) program and $15.00 class sessions after a nominal yearly membership. Claire donates instruction for this program, as able.
L.I.R. in S-104D.
L.I.R. class titles may vary, Call Claire for details/or e-mail her.
GALILEE LUTHERAN CHURCH
N24 W26430 Crestview Drive (on HWY G just North of SS, Pewaukee)
The Tuesday class sessions are usually at 6:30 -7:30 pm. Call to confirm classes. Drop-ins welcome. Class are continuing. Beginners welcome any Tuesday.! The classes are $10/each class/public and $8/each class/parishioners if 8 min. enrolled for entire session. Send registration commitment with check asap to hold your place. Call 414-507-2755/mobile/anytime for mailing address. The session length will be decided by Claire.
Call Claire for registration: 414-507-2755/cell/texting
Call Claire if weather is concern: 414-507-2755/cell/texting
Call to register and to confirm dates
Newcomers welcome: call to notify (preferred); weekly drop-ins welcome
8 person minimum ; to try and/or register at the 1st class, call Claire.
Ask about a CLUB member discount for your fitness center, community group, etc.
All are welcome here!
Ask about a parishioner/group discount( see above).
AVOLEN WELLNESS CENTER, 206 S. Silver Lake Street, Oconomowoc, WI. 53066
Private/semi-private and by appointment at the Center or your home(if approved).
If we have space, try the 1st class for free and register if you like it after class.
Leave name and phone # at Center, if wishing a class time/ day.
Try this, You'll like it!...A weekend workshop with a Tai Chi basics camp atmosphere for all! Learn more!
Everyone attending receives a CERTIFICATE of completion. These contact hours can serve towards a future certification too. Many attend for the Tai Chi Fun of it. Beginners and continuing/ all welcome!
Couples, friends, even parent/youth enjoy this weekend experience together. Saturday and/or Sunday. One or both days. Soon offering 3or 6 hour courses with certificate.
Level One-Two Introduction and Review Course-Professional Training Saturday(s) &/or Sunday(s) at The Acu-Med Integrative Med. Cntr. above. Call or e-mail Claire for info. Let me know your preference. Please inquire and mail registration asap. Beginners and certifying instructors welcome. All will receive a certificate of completion recognized by our global organization. Call or e-mail Claire for details/flier.
HORIZON GRIEF SUPPORT CENTER - VISITORS ENTRANCE
8949 North Deerbrook Trail, Brown Deer, WI. 53223
New 8 week session begins when 6 are registered
Several times can be made available.
Call Kayla 414-586-8383 to register, class may fill, so call now.
$96 for 8 classes
6 person minimum
See article by Claire in Summer 2010 issue of Horizon newsletter.
Call Claire for info or to register by mail 262-695-1417.
Note-we have 2 classes, then one week off. This continues till we have 8 classes
Also ask Vicki Conte 414-805-8326 for classes with Claire Walchli in the area.
call for times and dates and locations, as they vary
FREE to the public
Call Mary to register (free)
Free handouts at Claire Walchli demos.
The Department of Neurology, in conjunction with Froedtert Hospital, offers several patientsupport groups. Neurology related groups are listed below. If you would like tosee the most up to date listing of support groups, please visit their website:
Claire offers occassional presentations/demos with their Support Groups.
Recently: Myasthenia Gravis; and Peripheral Neurapathy Support Groups, Cargivers, etc.
These support groups are open to patients, family members and friends of people with neural disfunctions. The groups provide an opportunity for people with disfunctions to better understand their condition and know that someone is there for them.
All students receive a take-home booklet with pictures and guidelines for daily practice.
Please call Claire to confirm times and availability, as classes fill.
Call for rates, discounts, single drop-in fees and private rates.
Claire's direct line for all locations: voice mailor 414-507-2755/cell/texting
See REIKI page on this web site to arrange those appointments
See this site's TriVita (merged in Jan. 2013 with Amazon Herb Co.) web page for free in-home consultation or demos for nutritive supplements safe for pets, infants, pregnant women. These can be used as a complimentary or integrative approach with your physician(s). Claire is DSHEA Certified.
Claire now is a speaker/ demonstration instructor with the Wisconsin Parkinson's Association. One of several speakers March 29th at the Wilson Park Senior Center "Living Well Conference" and June 27-28, 2013 (Claire spoke June 2013 2:00 pm Friday) at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells for their Annual Symposium. Call: 414-219-7061 or 800-972-5455 Wisconsin Parkinson's Association 915 N. 12th Street, Suite 4602, Milwaukee, WI. www.wiparkinson.org/ Also see front page of this website for link to WPA NETWORK magazine cover story/article with Claire featured/Tai Chi/Parkinson.
Claire was a presenter at the 3rd and 4th Annual Spirituality in Aging Conferences Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (look for next year's dates and info.) sponsored by Elder Ministries Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee
An opportunity for us to enrich our lives and spirits and to provide information and strength to those caring for elders in their family and/or professional lives.
Workshops include: · Reconnecting with Spirit
· Move to Balance Your World (Tai Chi with Claire Walchli ) · music for the soul
· Living in the Present Moment
· Nature’s ways
· From Aging to Sage-ing
· Coming Home to Your Self
· Community of Hope: Caring for the Caregivers
· Mind, Body, Spirit Connection at the End of Life
· and more.
Register at the website: www.spiritualityinaging.org for further information and to receive registration materials/ date. Continuing Education credits will be available.
Registration fee: includes continental breakfast and lunch
The first program of its kind, it provides a clear, systematic approach for mastering Tai Chi basics that builds from simple to complex patterns of movement. Provides a prequel to the Yang Style Cheng Man Ch’ing lineage tai chi form.
Program Elements: Includes simple movements that can be practiced with walkers and have been modified for wheelchair use. Includes three elements:
- Movement Patterns: graded sequence of exercises with symmetrical arm movement that reinforce movements repeated throughout the Tai Chi form. Helps alignment, increased leg strength, balance, endurance and coordination. Used as warm-ups to the form and can stand alone as a gentle exercise program.
- Fundamentals Form: sequence of simple to more complex movements of modified Yang Style Tai Chi .
enhance breathing, relaxation, posture, awareness of these in relation to the world around us, and sense of well-being.
Development: in 1996 by Tricia Yu, MA and Jill Johnson, MS, PT, targeting elements from raditional tai chi that enhance balance, coordination, strength and endurance.
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, and Massage and Bodywork.
Requirements: 30 contact hours, application, fees, demonstration of movement proficiency, written exam. At least 6 months practice and study before applying.Complete information & application: www.taichihealth.com
____ $30 assessed if registering fewer than 20 days in advance of workshop
_________ TOTAL Registration
Mail registration to her c/oClaire Walchli 657 Laureate Ct., Pewaukee WI 53072
$50 cancellation fee up to 20 days prior to seminar date.
No refunds after 20 days prior to seminar date. Contact Claire in emergency situation.
Approved for 12 Contact Hours by:
TAI CHI HEALTH, Tricia Yu
Course Materials: DVD___ or VHS ___
____ $50 Personal Practice Set
____ $120 Complete Program Set or
Price Includes shipping
Order course materials online at www.taichihealth.com
or call 575-776-3470
Prerequisite: None. Open to Beginners
This interactive seminar provides you with tools and skills to begin mastering tai chi basics and have fun in the process! The course teaches you to perform basic movements of tai chi, and combines lecture, movement, qigong training This course qualifies as partial contact hours fulfillment for TCF Instructor Certification Levels One and Two.
For more information see CERTIFICATION.
1) Demonstrate the 12 TCF Movement Patterns
2) Perform first section of the TCF form
3) Describe TCF’s benefits
4) Techniques for teaching
5) Guide exercises in breathing, sensory awareness, visualization, mind/body integration skills using TCF program elements
Balance, rehabilitation, pain management, sports cross training, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and special populations. Teach groups of all ages and fitness levels in community wellness classes, health clubs, tai chi & martial arts schools, senior centers and long term care facilities.
Anyone who wants to learn Tai Chi! Activity Directors, Recreational & Fitness Professionals, Tai Chi & other Martial Arts Instructors, beginners wanting a comprehensive review of TCF, and all who are interested in TCF instruction certification.
2-day Course: $300 1-day Course: $160 )
$30 late fee & no refunds after 20 days prior to seminar
○ Flexibility, strengthening of upper and lower body
○ Balance: double and single leg
Claire Walchli, Certified Tai Chi Fundamentals® Instructor since 2001 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner, DSHEA Certified-American Nutraceutical Assn.,Certified Catechist. Faculty: Waukesha County Technical College-Allied Health. Group classes: seniors, wellness, grief support, hospice, pain management. Presentations: Wis. Parkinson's Assoc. Wellness Fairs and Annual Symposium in WI. Dells 2013; American Holistic Nurses Assn, Parish Nurses-Milwaukee; Froedert /Medical Colleges of WI- Neuro Science Dept.; ProHealthCare Rehabilitation Center- Oconomowoc; GE, AT & T-Waukesha; Fibromyalgia Centers of WI.; Presenter at the 3rd Annual Spirituality in againg Conference; 16th year of T’ai Chi practice; 15th year in Tai Chi Fundamentals®; Study of Tai Chi for Parkinson relief featured in WPA NETWORK Summer 2014 magazine with Claire as featured instructor.
9:00-10:15 Tai Chi Overview Movement Instruction Section 1
10:30 Seated/supine Breathing Exercises
Movement Instruction Complete Section 1
1:00-2:45 Seated/supine Sensory Awareness (may be before lunch/eating)
Seated Adaptations Section 1
Movement Instruction Section 2
3:00 Applications, testimonials
Movement Instruction Section 3 with Analysis:
Seated Adaptations Sections 2-3
Perform movement patterns section I and II and
Section I of the form.
DAY TWO: 6 hours
Level 2: Instruction in Form Part One,Movement Pattern Review
9:00- 10:15 Sensory Awareness: Seated or Standing ROM Dance
Sensing Qi with Arm Movement Supine or Seated Mindfulness
Ideas for teaching Group classes
Movement Instruction : Review All Patterns
10:30 Movement Instruction : Beginning Form
Mind Body Principles of Tai Chi
Integrating Tai Chi into various class models
1:00-2:45 Movement Instruction : Form Section 1
3:00 Discussion or TCF instructor/approaches to developing new class locations and networking
Movement Review: Flow Form 4:45 pm ADJOURN
Call or e-mail claire with any questions: Let me guide you towards your new goals.
WCTC Summer 2016 Classes taught by Claire Walchli, TCI, Level Three Certified Instructor
www.wctc.edu/reg-newstudent call: 262-691-5578 April 12/veterans only, see top of this page for following dates/times, 2016 registration ( April 13, 14 and following until 1st day of class, if any openings.
Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street Room C Bldg. Registration office
Pewaukee, WI 53072
262-691- 5578 phone
Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street Room C Bldg. Registration office room C-022 (in the C-Common Bldg.)
Pewaukee, WI 53072
262-691- 5578 phone
www.wctc.edu Registration: November 20th, 2013 7am online/8am in person or by phone Classes fill quickly!
Many students take repeated semesters of Claire’s Tai Chi Fundamentals® before taking her Levels II & III course. Some take both courses back-to-back for added practice.
It is highly recommended that people have previous training in Tai Chi Fundamentals® and be familiar with the form before taking the Tai Chi Levels II & III with Claire. The learning becomes more internal and the energy flow rises.
Claire’s student, Julie Gunnell, for many years, class, now teaching TCF® & Qigong.
Go online for more descriptions of classes. TCF® is more lower body exercise and Qi Gong is more upper body.
TCF® is a bit more structured learning than Qi Gong. All classes increase balance health of body, mind and spirit when practiced daily. All classes have some printed practice materials. It is recommended that students order the TCF® DVD from the program founder by phone or online. Info on ordering available in class handouts.
The evening TCF® class is designed to combine: beginning to advanced level students.