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Online tai chi teacher training

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75 Hour Online Tai Chi Teacher Certification

Learn how to teach the "Tai Chi 8 Form" and the "Tai Chi Crane Flow" to beginners!

  • ​75-hour certification to become a Begin with Breath Certified Tai Chi Teacher (CTCT)
  • ​Learn to teach “Tai Chi 8 Form for Beginners,” the perfect traditional tai chi form for beginners (Yang-style)
  • ​Learn the fundamentals of tai chi, qigong, mindfulness, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
  • ​Learn​ to teach the "Tai Chi Crane Flow" so that your students can start experiencing the benefits of tai chi right away!
  • ​Earn the rank of “Crane” in the Begin with Breath Tai Chi Ranking System - The Crane represents the qualities of beauty, harmony, and grace
  • ​This is the first step to become a 200-hour Begin with Breath Certified Tai Chi Teacher!
  • ​LIVE classes will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm ET starting August 15, 2023 - you will get lifetime access to the recordings so live attendance is not required although strongly encouraged so that you can practice teaching the movements with your peers.

After completing Level 1 successfully, you will be certified to teach the "Tai Chi 8 Form" and the "Tai Chi Crane Flow." You'll also be eligible to enroll in our Level 2 training where you'll learn how to teach the "Tai Chi 24 Form for Health" and the "Tai Chi Tiger Flow!" More details coming soon...

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Begin with breath tai chi teacher training

list of modules

Here's a List of the modules included in the teacher training program...

  • Module 1 - The Begin with Breath Approach to Teaching Tai Chi
  • Module 2 - History, Philosophy, and Principles of Tai Chi
  • Module 3 - ​Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology
  • Module 4 - Tai Chi 8 Form for Beginners
  • Module 5 - Tai Chi Crane Flow ​
  • Module 6 - Guiding Meditation
  • Module 7 - Live Session Replays
  • Module 8 (Bonus) - The Business of Tai Chi

During the training, you’ll get the opportunity to practice teaching tai chi with your peers. You’ll also get two 1-hour one-on-one sessions with our senior Begin with Breath Tai Chi teachers. The Begin with Breath Tai Chi staff and I are here to support you.

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benefits of tai chi



Tai Chi has been shown to significantly improve strength, flexibility, and balance and prevent falls!



Tai Chi can help reduce stress and create inner peace. It can also help create inner balance and harmony!


You will learn to connect with yourself at a deeper level so that you can be happier in life and help others as well!



Meet your lead instructor

Dr. adam potts, PT

Hi! My name is Dr. Adam Potts and I'm the "Tai Chi PT." I've helped thousands of people recover from injury and learn tai chi the fun and easy way. Now you can learn tai chi and get certified... even if you're a beginner! Here's a list of some of my credentials...

  • ​American Tai Chi and Qigong Association - Certified Tai Chi Instructor
  • ​Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher
  • ​Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • ​Practicing and Teaching Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation for over 15 years

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Meet our wonderful team


Tracy Murtha

Tai Chi Teacher Trainer


Laura Potts

Student Success Specialist


Deb Gunn

Tai Chi Instructor


Briony Hunn

Student Success Specialist

Success Stories

Here's What Our Students Have To Say...

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"Adam Potts with Begin with Breath is nothing short of amazing! When working with him, my body is the most stable and flexible of my young life! Give yourself a treat of good health and work with Adam."

Isabelle L.


"Adam's class has helped me build balance and strength. He also helped me to reduce stress. And of course, for relaxing and maintaining balance, getting into the flow with tai chi & qigong cannot be beat. Thanks Adam!"

Dolly M.


"Adam's class has made a difference for me. Balance is a big problem for older people like me, and I have felt more confident on my feet since working with Adam. He’s a good teacher and a kind soul."

Peter K.


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Frequently Asked Questions

 I'm a beginner. Can I still take this course?

Yes! This course will give you the skills, confidence, and preparation needed to teach tai chi to beginners. Even if you don't wish to teach, this course is a wonderful immersion into the deeper aspects of tai chi, mindfulness, and the Begin with Breath way. 

When does the course start and finish?

Join the Waitlist to get notified when enrollment opens for the next training!

What will I learn in the Begin with Breath Tai Chi Teacher Training?

You will learn how to teach "Tai Chi 8 Form for Beginners" and the "Tai Chi Crane Flow." This will allow you to share with your students both traditional tai chi and tai chi flow style classes. You will also experience a deep transformation as you progress down the path of tai chi and mindfulness.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you haven’t received any value from this course – let us know within 30 days of purchase and we will give you a full refund.

Will I get enough support?

Absolutely! You will receive LIVE instruction from Dr. Adam Potts and senior Begin with Breath Tai Chi instructors including LIVE, real-time feedback. You can ask questions anytime in the LVIE class, in the course Facebook group, or just send us an email. We respond to email within 48 hours (but usually faster than that!) You'll also get one-on-one mentoring with Begin with Breath Tai Chi instructors.

Do I need special equipment?

No! All you need is a computer or mobile device, an internet connection, and space to move! The Tai Chi 8 Form and Tai Chi Crane Flow are both very compact and can be performed in the comfort of your own home.

What payment options are available?

You can pay a one-time fee or you can choose the 3-Pay, 6-Pay, or 12-Pay options at checkout for this training.

Will I be able to teach right away after getting certified?

Yes! You will be full prepared to teach the "Tai Chi 8 Form" based on Yang-Style tai chi and the "Tai Chi Crane Flow" which was created by Dr. Adam Potts, PT. This training will also help you deepen your practice, connect with others, and find your own unique path of healing and vitality!

Will I get CEUs/CECs for this training?

Yes! This training is currently approved for CEU's with Yoga Alliance (12 Contact Hours and 18 Non-Contact Hours), the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association (16 hours),  ACE (1.6 CECs), NASM (1.6 CEUs), and AFAA (15 CEUs).

Here is the breakdown of CEUs for Yoga Alliance (12 Contact Hours and 18 Non-Contact Hours):
-Techniques, Training & Practice (TTP): Contact Hours: 6; Non-Contact Hours: 9
-Teaching Methodology (TM): Contact Hours: 3; Non-Contact Hours: 4
-Anatomy & Physiology (AP): Contact Hours: 2; Non-Contact Hours: 3
-Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics (YPLE): Contact Hours: 1; Non-Contact Hours: 2

How long does it take to get certified?

This is an 16-week training. You'll also get several months extra to submit your final practicum and exam. Please allow up to 30 days for practicum and exam review.

I have a shoulder limitation and can't reach up that far. Is this program ok for me to do?

Yes! Having limitations is human and will actually help you be more relatable to your students. As long as you mention what the traditional way is to do the movements, you can rest easy knowing that you don't have to be perfect in order to teach and give your students a wonderful experience :) 

What if I don't pass my final exam or practicum?

This training is set up for your success. Therefore, you will be given multiple attempts and additional mentoring if needed until you pass all the requirements to become a Certified Tai Chi Teacher (CTCT). 

Are there any recertification fees or required CEU's?

There is no formal recertification process or fee associated with your Begin with Breath Tai Chi Teacher Certification. However, it is recommended that you complete at least 6 hours (Live contact hours) of CEUs every 2 years. Here are some options within the Begin with Breath community: Begin with Breath Connect weekly classes, monthly workshops, and online courses. It is also highly recommended that you continue your training to become a 200-hour Begin with Breath Tai Chi Teacher Certification - Level 2 Tiger. You will receive more information via email and during the course on when the next training will be available.

How many levels of training are there?

Level 1 - Crane:
After completing this 75-hour certification, you will be a Begin with Breath Certified Tai Chi Teacher (CTCT) and certified to teach the “Tai Chi 8 Form for Beginners” and the "Tai Chi Crane Flow."
Level 2 - Tiger:
After completing this 125-hour certification course and Level 1, you will be a 200-hour Begin with Breath Certified Tai Chi Teacher (CTCT). You’ll be certified to teach the “Tai Chi 24 Form for Health” and the "Tai Chi Tiger Flow."
Level 3 - Bear:
In this 100-hour certification, you’ll learn to teach the Begin with Breath “Tai Chi 14 Form for Flexibility” and the "Tai Chi Bear Flow."
Level 4 - Phoenix:
In this 100-hour certification, you’ll learn to teach the Begin with Breath “Tai Chi 17 Form for Balance” and the "Tai Chi Phoenix Flow."
Level 5 - Dragon:
In this 100-hour certification, you’ll learn to teach the Begin with Breath “Tai Chi 20 Form for Strength” and the "Tai Chi Dragon Flow."

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