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Board certified instructors have attended training workshop/s, completed prior preparation and fulfilled all requirements to be a safe and effective instructors of the respective program. They are registered with the Tai Chi for Health Institute and they are required to have first aid or CPR or equivalent qualifications and must regularly update their skills. Click here for information on how to become a Board certified instructor.

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InstructorCountryQualifications 
Deborah HealdCertified Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor
Horacio ScheimbergArgentinaCertified Tai Chi for Diabetes InstructorCertified Tai Chi for Energy InstructorCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Instructor
Pauline BonneyAustraliaCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
Frances BoydAustraliaCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis InstructorCertified Tai Chi for Energy InstructorCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Instructor
Suzanne AllenAustraliaCertified Tai Chi for Energy Instructor
Alice NgAustraliaCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis InstructorCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Instructor
Alycia HullAustraliaCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
Amanda PalmerAustraliaCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
Amanda WhilesAustraliaCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
Angelika DawidowiczAustraliaCertified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
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  • Tai Chi for Arthritis is a program designed by Dr Paul Lam and a group of medical and Tai Chi experts. It has gained worldwide acceptance by Arthritis Foundations and Societies and is proven by scientific studies to be safe and effective. Dr Lam and his authorised Master Trainers conduct global workshops to suitably qualified people. Certified instructors must have attended a workshop, possess the suitable qualifications and fulfil the requirements including passing a written test, and be updated every two years. Instructors are trained to teach this program safely and effectively to people with or without arthritis.

  • This program is designed to relieve pain, restore the ability to work and play for people with back pain. It is also suitable for people who are wheelchair bound and with other chronic conditions to improve health and quality of life.
    Based on the program Tai Chi for Arthritis, Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and Tai Chi experts have integrated modern medicine findings with the ancient arts of tai chi to help people with back pain and other chronic conditions. He has added four Qigong exercises and incorporated the deep stabilizing muscles exercises of the back throughout the program.
    Certified instructor of this program must be previously certified to instruct Tai Chi for Arthritis program to meet the more advanced requirements.
  • Tai Chi for Osteoporosis is a program designed by Dr Paul Lam in conjunction with his Tai Chi associates and a team of medical experts. This program is designed with consideration to available medical evidence to improve balance and prevent falls. It will also improve relaxation, fitness and health. Certified instructors must have attended a workshop, possess the suitable qualifications and fulfil the requirements including passing a written test, and update their certification every two years. Instructors are trained to teach this program safely and effectively to people with or without osteoporosis.
    Osteoporosis Australia supports the Tai Chi for Osteoporosis program designed by Dr Paul Lam.
  • This specially designed tai chi program emphasizes the fun element while developing children’s minds and bodies. It is designed in several small building blocks to capture children’s attention, incorporating imagery and games to add appeal.
  • Tai Chi for Diabetes is a program designed by Dr Paul Lam and a group of medical and Tai Chi experts. Supported by Diabetes Australia, this program is suitable for almost anyone but is especially designed for people with diabetes. It has taken into account the problems of people with diabetes and utilizing methodologies from both orthodox and Chinese traditional medicine to enhance its effect.
    Certified instructors must have attended a workshop, possess the suitable qualifications and fulfill the requirements including passing a written test, and be updated every two years.
  • Dr Paul Lam worked with a team of tai chi, health and business professionals to create this simple and effective program especially for people at work. A step-by-step approach shows learners how to apply tai chi principles to manage stress and turn it into a source of strength. Certified instructors are trained to teach it safely and effectively.
    The program is designed to be learned easily and quickly to improve productivity and health. You can fit it in your busy schedule because the practice time is flexible and not limited by space.
  • Master Trainers are multi-skilled and dedicated instructors authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Instructor’s workshops in the Tai Chi for Health programs.

  • Conduct regional instructor practice sessions, assist and work with Master Trainers in all matters relating to the Tai Chi for Health programs, maintain communication with and continue to upgrade the skills of instructors. You can view Senior Trainer Profiles and Requirements on your screen now.

  • In 1999, Dr Lam and tai chi experts from several Tai Chi schools composed a complete student -friendly program for practically all new students. This program has proved to attract new and retain regular students. Tai Chi for Beginners is based on the most popular Yang style 24 Forms Tai Chi. Starting with Step 1 warm up exercise, it progressively builds up to Step 6 the Beginners set, this gives students an easy to learn format that leads to a solid foundation. The program takes learners to on an enjoyable journey to better health and harmony through the power of Tai Chi.
    Certified instructors must possess the suitable qualifications and fulfil the requirements including passing a written test, and update their certification every two years. Instructors are trained to teach this program safely and effectively.
  • Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis

  • This program consists of two different tai chi styles. Chen style tai chi is vigorous and sophisticated, containing fast and slow movements along with powerful spiral force.
    Sun style includes a unique qigong (life energy) along with agile steps. These two seemingly contrasting styles of tai chi have complementary internal energy. Using his deep understanding of tai chi principles, Dr Lam carefully composed the Tai Chi for Energy set by combining both styles to bring you greater synergy.
    Certified instructors must have attended a workshop, possess the suitable qualifications and fulfil the requirements including passing a written test, and update their certification every two years.
  • This Master Trainer is authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructors Training Workshops

  • This Master Trainer is authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructors Training Workshops

  • This Master Trainer is authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Kidz Instructors Training Workshops

  • This Master Trainer is authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Osteoporosis Instructors Training Workshops

  • This Master Trainer is authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructors Training Workshops

  • This Master Trainer is authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Beginners Instructors Training Workshops

  • This Master Trainer is authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Energy Instructors Training Workshops

  • Falls are a major problem for health departments all over the world.  Dr Paul Lam designed Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP) as a low cost and easily implemented intervention to help prevent falls. TCAFP  is recommended by the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov).  It is also supported by many Arthritis Foundations including the USA, Australia and UK.  The program is based on the original Tai Chi for Arthritis set with the inclusion of a special module to supply more information about the causes of falls, and how tai chi works to help reduce them

  • This Master Trainer is authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Instructors Training Workshops

  • Dr Lam designed this program to aid recovery from ill health including stroke, heart disease, injury, surgical procedures or tiredness & stress.

  • This Master Trainer is authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructors Training Workshops

  • This title is given to our former Master Trainers who no longer conduct Instructor Training Workshops.  They are still very much a part of our tai chi family and we value their input on Institute matters.

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