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Reminder: Next Monthly Skill Builder workshop: April 18, 9-noon. $25.
Who: Open to Everyone! Certified Instructors Tai Chi for Health (Arthritis, Fall Prevention); participants in TCA/FP classes who would like to improve their personal practice; people who are interested in / new to tai chi and would like to explore. Feel free to invite others. We will break into groups as needed to make sure everyone can focus on what they need – beginners, TCA core set, Part II, applying the teaching methodology and Tai Chi principles.
RSVP: heather@heatherchalon.com. Please let me know by Tues 4/14 if you are attending. I will send directions to the Swan/River Rd. location. I appreciate those who have already let me know they will join us.
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Skill Builder Dates: 5/23, 6/20. Let me know if you want to meet in July and August.

Up Next:
Free classes continue each week. See you at MMLE and/or the Library. Please feel free to come to work on teaching skills, learn something new in the forms, or just say “hi”. Click here for my website Calendar.
April 18, 1:30-2:00 Heather and Susan offering a session overviewing the TCHI program with a brief experiential component at Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, part of an Asian Style Health and Wellness event. Please join us after that morning’s Skill Builder workshop.
April 25: World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Everyone welcome. Saturday morning gathering at Himmel Park, 9:00 am for group practice of various styles. 10a.m. is the official time going around the world through each time zone, starting in Sydney Australia. At 10am in Tucson, we will gather the special Qi coming from the west, circulate and grow it, then send it on to the east.

Why Join Tai Chi for Health Community?
Among many reasons, $45/year membership fee helps the mission of TCHC, including providing scholarships for the June weeklong workshop. The fee will be more than covered by the savings you receive if you register for May and October workshops. Nearly covered if you register for both May workshops. Click here for more info/to join www.tchc.info

Join us in May, 2015 for TCA and TCA II Certification workshops. Please help spread the word. Contact me for brochures.
Master Trainer Marty Kidder will be in Tucson for two workshops. Sat-Sun May 16-17 TCA (basic 6 and advanced 6, both directions). Sun-Mon May 17-18, TCA II/Update (begins with Leisurely Tying the Coat). Yes, the dates overlap. This time we are running both workshop in 3 days. In order to participate in Part II workshop, you must be able to perform TCA. Ideally participants are familiar with TCA II. One may become familiar by reviewing the DVD, joining Skill Builders, or participating in weekly classes. New info: Marty will offer Fall Prevention certification, with completion of a pre-workshop assignment. So, let me know if you want to take that option and I will provide the assignment. No additional charge. Let me know if this affects your October registration. Also, Marty is willing to have extend another special price for new participants who wish to take both workshops: $350 total.
Register online by going tchi.org then to Master Trainer workshop, search May for both events. Click here for TCA/FP. Click here for TCA II.
Contact me for more info/ to register: heather@heatherchalon.com
Download workshop brochure here: TCA FP Spring 2015 Tucson workshops.

Dr. Lam’s Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention
I have 250 tri-fold brochures to help us spread the word. If you have a high visibility place or specific group(s) to share this information with, contact me.
Thur/Fri October 8-9, 2015 Depth of TCA/FP with Dr. Paul Lam.
Participants must be able to perform TCA/FP (that is the basic 6 and extended/advanced 6- starts with Bruch Knee Twist Step) and be familiar with TCA/FP Part II (starts with Leisurely Tying the Coat.
Cost: $370. Early-bird, $335. TCHC Members $333, TCHC member early-bird $300.
**Options (read info at registration page), update your certifications, gain certification in Fall Prevention with a current TCA Certification, earn 14 CECs/CEUs (OTs, MTs, PTs, Nurses, Teachers). No need to certify in Oct for Fall Prevention if you are doing it in May with Marty Kidder.
Click here to register for the workshop.

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