Exploring the Yang 24 Forms and Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis with Dr Paul Lam

When and Where

Date 14th - 16th Jul, 2017
Time 9-5
Address Toowoomba
Toowoomba
QLD
Australia

Information

Information

Presenting a Double Workshop for Toowoomba!

 

see a video of the Depth workshop

This will be the first time Dr Lam has taught these two workshops in Toowoomba.  He looks forward to meeting and working with you at one or both workshops.

Yang 24 Forms on 14 July and and Explore the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis on 15 and 16 July. 

Attend both workshops and receive a $50 discount!

The Forms

The 24 Forms was created in 1956 in China based on Yang style tai chi. Today it is the most popular set containing all the essential principles of tai chi.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Developed by Dr Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts, Tai Chi for Arthritis is recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention as an intervention for Falls Prevention. The Depth workshop evolves constantly and many people enjoy it so much they attend it several times over the years. Dr Lam will explain the ultimate purpose of tai chi and what Qi (vital life energy) is.  He will work on using the Yi (mind) to drive the Qi, and the Qi to drive the Jing (internal force).

Tai chi practitioners at every level will find something useful.  They will be fascinated by new interpretations and the clear directions will allow them to develop their tai chi to a higher level in an even more enjoyable way.

Dr Lam will show you how to deliver the Jing and use it to store and regenerate more Qi. Your tai chi will improve significantly as you begin to cultivate stronger Qi. These techniques and knowledge are applicable to all tai chi.

Millions of people around the world have learned Tai Chi for Arthritis; many would like to progress further. This workshop is a great opportunity to enhance your tai chi and gain greater health benefits.

This workshop can be, with prior notice and the completion of written assignments, an update for Tai Chi for Arthritis or other Tai Chi for Health programs. 

 

At the Workshops

Dr Lam will go through form by form in detail to explain the depth and inner meaning. He will offer feedback, points of improvement and directions to develop your tai chi. You will be working towards the ultimate purpose of tai chi; to cultivate your qi most effectively and enjoyably. During the workshop you will have time to interact with Dr Lam and his colleagues, and benefit from his 40 years of tai chi and teaching experience and medical knowledge to help you improve your tai chi. 

About Dr Paul Lam

Dr Lam, an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He loves teaching and is the first person in history to have travelled over one million miles for the purpose of teaching tai chi. Many enjoy learning from him so much so that they travel thousands of miles year after year to attend his workshops.

Dr Lam is the author of several books on tai chi and best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. His tai chi programs are supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and health departments and arthritis foundations around the world. Millions of people have improved their health and wellness by learning his programs.

Reasons to Come

  • To enjoy working with Dr Lam and his colleagues
  • To discover more history and depth about Yang or Sun Style
  • To improve your tai chi
  • To enjoy exploring the inner meaning and insights of tai chi
  • To cultivate your qi more effectively and use delivery of jing to generate more qi     
  • To meet and interact with many other like minded tai chi enthusiasts

How Will I Benefit from the Workshops?

Over 500 medical studies have shown tai chi improves muscular strength, flexibility and fitness; as well as improved relaxation, balance, immunity and other health benefits. However studies don't show anywhere near the full extent of benefits tai chi can bring! Such as empowering you to develop inner peace, strength and power, leading to more happiness and fulfilment. 

Who Can Come?

Anyone who knows the Yang 24 Forms or can perform Tai Chi for Arthritis from memory.

Preparation

Study the relevant DVD, and come scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies.

What to Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Updates

At these workshops participants will have the opportunity to update their Tai Chi for Health qualifications.  Prior notice is essential and a written assignment must be submitted before 2 June 2017.  An administration fee applies.


How to Develop your Tai Chi, from Dr Lam

Continuing to develop your tai chi will bring more enjoyment and greater health benefits. The most important task is to practice regularly - that will enable you to truly feel and understand the inner meaning of tai chi. Here are some hints:

Be fully engaged - when a person is fully engaged in an activity then he or she becomes "lost in time". It often happens when an athlete performs at his or her best, or when an artist paints a masterpiece. 

Feeling good naturally - the human body resonates with nature and tai chi follows the rhythms of nature, so you will feel peaceful and relaxed. 

Learning new skills - whether you're learning a new set of forms or improving your forms, your mind will benefit from the stimulation. Enjoy the excitement!

Getting the habit  - set a regular time daily for practice so it becomes a habit. Your mind and body will thank you.

Using mind power - tai chi is an internal art, allow your mind to be open. A closed mind is like a full cup, an empty mind is ready to take in or absorb new knowledge

Cost

24 Forms  $210:  Depth of TCA $420.  Attend both and receive a $50 discount! Instead of  $630 pay only $580

Early Bird before 2 June 2017: 24 Forms  $190; Depth of TCA: $380. Attend both and receive $50 discount: Instead of $570 pay only  $520

Fees include morning and afternoon tea and certificate

Registered participants are entitled to a 20% discount on DVDs, a code will be sent with your confirmation message on booking

book online at Dr Lam's secure site

Location

24 Forms

DeMolay House

90 Margaret Street

Toowoomba

Depth of TCA

Toowoomba Indoor Bowls Centre

Annand Street

Toowoomba

 

Contact

Contact Dianne McGrath at Tai Chi Productions

02 9533 6511

service@tchi.org