Learn to Teach:

Time Out Tai Chi

Linking the ancient art of Tai Chi to the modern-day

Health, Education and Exercise Professionals can learn to teach Time Out Tai Chi.

Time Out Tai Chi provides a safe and inclusive exercise and is the pillar of Balance Minder’s On your Feet and Off your Feet programs.

Time Out Tai Chi has been developed by Balance Minder’s Leanne Simpson from feedback and observation while presenting customised wellness programs to diverse groups.

The course will give you the skills to deliver a tailored program to accommodate the varying needs of your clients and students.

The features of Time Out Tai Chi

  • Adaptable for location (small room)
  • Seated option for varying health issues (falls risk)
  • Suitable for all fitness levels
  • Encourages mindful movements
  • Reduces stress
  • Engages audience for health promotions
  • No special equipment or clothing required
  • All ages
  • Stand-alone or integrate into your own program

The benefits of Time Out Tai Chi

  • Reduces stress, anxiety and mood disturbances through exercise
  • Chronic Pain Management (encourages pacing)
  • Promotes a mentally healthy workplace
  • An inclusive activity to promote team building
  • Fun and engaging movements for those wishing to discover exercise

Balance Minder Virtual Hub

One-on-one on-line support for our trainees.

Connect directly with our program developer, Leanne Simpson through a cloud platform for video and audio conferencing.

Get your questions answered in real time.

Plan strategies to connect program with your clients/students.

You will have a direct booking service within the course.

As a PT business, we understand the need for after-hours training.

Course Options

Learn to Teach:

Time Out Tai Chi

Learning on-demand online plus virtual hub

$605 incl. GST

  • On-line training modules & videos
  • Talk directly one-on-one with program developer
  • Plan a tailored Time Out Tai Chi session
  • Inclusive exercise for varying needs of your participants
  • Fitness Australia registered 14 CECs Course

For more information

In the course you will receive:

  • 7 Modules including videos and printable scripts
  • 4 virtual hub on-line individual ½ hour training sessions
  • Downloadable Resources including class planners and class music
  • Full On your Feet (standing) course – 7 Lessons, 12 videos
  • Full Off your Feet (sitting) course – 7 Lessons, 12 videos
  • Assessments
  • Bonus – Make the move to a Mentally Healthy Workplace (3 videos plus quiz)

Learn to Teach:

Time Out Tai Chi + Welcoming Jing

Learning on-demand online plus virtual hub

$660 incl. GST

Positive Time Out for Kids through Exercise

This program combines the Time Out Tai Chi Course – Learn to Teach (Fitness Australia registered 14 CECs Course) with an additional module for delivery to children. Professionals must hold relevant qualifications in Exercise for Children and/or Working Safely with Children Check, and complete additional assessment.


For more information

Full Time Out Tai Chi Course – Learn to Teach plus

  • Welcoming Jing: Positive Time Out for Kids through Exercise Module.
  • 1 virtual hub on-line individual ½ hour training session
  • Game cards
  • Student award template
  • Lesson plans for introducing program to the classroom
  • Assessment

PLUS 50 copies of the illustrated children’s book “Time Out Tai Chi – Welcoming Jing” – view more here.

Customised training for your organisation

Balance Minder can provide a combination of group and one on one on-demand training to upskill your own organisation or community.

For more information:

What are CECs?

AusREPs with Fitness Australia are committed to industry standards and ongoing professional development. Continuing education improves existing skills or develop new ones.

Professional development involves completing 20 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years, in order to maintain Fitness Australia registration.

Continuing Education Credits (CECs) are the units used to measure continuing education. CECs are allocated according to the quality and duration of an education program or event. Those that include an assessment of knowledge and skill gained will have higher CECs.

Time Out Tai Chi is a Fitness Australia approved CEC program allocated 14 points.

Sharing Time Out
How you can implement Balance Minder learnings in your offerings

Illustrated Children’s Book

Exploring the calming effects of good posture and breathing techniques.

This illustrated children’s book “Time Out Tai Chi – Welcoming Jing” sees us following along with Jing the Panda as he makes new friends using Tai Chi.

Connecting her love of writing and Tai Chi, author Leanne Simpson asks the readers to share in the moment as each fundamental Tai Chi form is developed.

Posture of Infinity and Posture of Open & Close and the Tai Chi salute are broken down to engage children and adults in the idea of movement and activity as a way for making friends.

Jing translated means serenity.

Welcoming a little serenity into our lives has far-reaching health and wellness benefits. 

To purchase the book please make contact.
How to get started
The best way to start the process, is to call Leanne or complete the form below.