Interested? Click here to receive updates about workshops.
Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention
Tai Chi for Arthritis 2
Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis
Instructor Training Workshops April 20-23, 2017. Register NOW.
Just For Fun Pricing for all Tai Chi enthusiasts
These workshops are designed for certification instructors to safely and effectively offer classes in their community.
- Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (core Tai Chi for Health Program)
An application form, questionnaire, and release will be sent to all who register.
All participants will receive a certificate; however,only participants who fulfill the requirements
will be certified to teach this program.
This Workshop is designed for:
Tai chi students or teachers
Fall prevention professionals
Physical / Occupational therapists
Arthritis educators or individuals working
with arthritis programs
Sports medicine professionals
Other health care professionals
Other individuals interested in tai chi
CEU Credits –2 day workshop 14 credits
(TCAFP) 3-day workshop 21 credits -contact
hours for CEUs for Physical Therapists (PTs &
PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and
OTAs), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical
Nurses (LPN), Licensed Mental Health Technicians
(LMHT), & American College of Sports
Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSMP).
$30 extra charge for CEU Certificate
An abundance of current medical research shows the practice of tai chi has excellent health benefits and very low risk of injury. Because of this, many doctors are recommending it to their patients. This has increased the demand for classes and instructors. Most facilities require certification of their instructors.
2. Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2.
Instructor Certification. Additional Tai chi movements include the key forms in traditional sun style. Deepen understanding of the TCA program, teaching mehtodology, how to teach TCA / TCAFP effectively. This is a great workshop for taking next steps once you are comfortable with TCA / TCAFP, a way to offer participants more breadth and depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention.
3. Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis
Instructor Certification. Deepen understanding of the TCA program, teaching methodology, how to teach effectively for seated participants.
Dates: TCAFP April 20-21,2017. TCA 2 April 22. Seated TCA April 23.
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Junior League of Tucson, AZ
2099 E River Rd
Registration Fee includes certificate, tea & light snacks.
Resource material not included but can be purchased at
www.taichiproductions.com Registrants receive 20% workshop attendee discount with their order (promo code given upon registration).
Teaching Tai Chi Effectively (book)
Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD (2 DVD set)
Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis (DVD)
It is required that participants have or purchase and study the DVD(s) and book prior to the workshop.
About the Instructors
Becky Rahe, Master Trainer, from Toledo OH, began teaching tai chi and qigong in 2004. She works with Dr. Lam taking the Tai Chi for Health Programs across the United States. Becky brings varied experience in different styles of tai chi and forms including Yang,Chen, Sun, and other forms of qigong. Master Trainers are personally trained and authorized by Dr. Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Health Instructor Workshops. www.TCHinNWO.com
Heather Chalon, MPH, Master Trainer in Training, from Tucson AZ began her tai chi and qigong journey while living in China in the mid-1980s. She has been teaching for nearly two decades. She is an expert in Wu Style Tai Chi chuan, Universal Healing Tao practices, and as a Public Health Consultant, has been working with Dr. Paul Lam since 2011 bringing the health benefits of tai chi, specifically Sun Style, to Arizona and the Southwestern US. http://www.heatherchalon.com
What is Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention?
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention (TCA;FP), designedby Australian family physician Paul Lam and a team
of tai chi and medical experts, is based on the Sun style tai chi. TCA is easy to learn, effective, and safe, yet has much depth for more advanced learners. Clinical and research studies show this program to be safe and effective for people with arthritis. It is also endorsed by the CDC as one of their recommended Fall Prevention programs and is one of the highest level evidence based programs of the Agency on Aging.
Common Benefits of Tai Chi
Better balance and coordination
Builds muscle strength & stamina
Improves posture & biomechanics
Enhances Immune System
Enhances flow of energy
Improves stress management
Anyone can benefit from coming to this workshop whether you plan to teach or not… You will enjoy learning this beautiful set of tai chi.
Registration / Payment
Register for one or both workshops online at TCHI.org Payment details will be sent upon registration.
Questions? Contact Workshop Facilitator Heather Chalon, MPH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCAFP $250/2 days.
Add TCA + $50 (pre-workshop assignment due April 3)
Update/recert $150. (Day 2 required, recommend both days. Same price.)
Just for Fun $125
TCA 2 $150 JFF $75
STCA $150 JFF $75
4 Days,certs $400
TCAFP + 1 day $375
Proof of current CPR is required for re-certification and TCHI Board Certified Instructor status.
If there is enough interest a CPR/BLS class can be offered on one of the evenings. $30.
Updates – $40 per update. Assignments completed by April 3. TCD, TCB, TCR, TCE.
Professional continuing education credits (CEUs) are offered for all workshops. 14 CEUs for the two day workshop $30 / 6.5 CEUs for each of the one day workshops $15 per day.
Detailed directions and hotel information will be sent to all registered participants.
(contact Heather if you are interested in shared housing accommodations…)