Elva Arthy


Elva has been a professional teacher of movement, dance and exercise for over fifty years. She runs her own school – Tai Chi Redlands, affiliated with Sakurakan-QUBBA - Queensland United Black Belt Assn Inc an accreditation body in the martial arts established in 1960. Over the last thirty five years or more, she has been a community based Fitness Instructor pioneering the specialised field of Gentle Exercise for older adults. She is an Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia accredited as a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor and Older Adults Trainer, and was accredited in 2006 with Fitness Australia as a Presenter and Assessor of Dr Lams TCA programs with Fitness Australia in the CEC Fitness Instructor training program. She is accredited with Alice Liping Yuan’s Exercise Medicine’s Tai Chi for Health and Falls Injury and Prevention Program. She is an accredited Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer with Fitness Australia and a Master Trainer and Black Belt in Tai Chi for Martial Arts for Health & Self Defence with Gentle Arts of Self Defence also affiliated with Sakurakan-QUBBA.

As Master Trainer for Dr Lams Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) program since 2002, she has conducted and taught in numerous TCA Instructor Training Courses in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Korea, and in Queensland has trained more than 1000 people as Instructor/Leaders in various Tai Chi for Health courses. In addition, she has assisted Dr Paul Lam in the training of new Master Trainers of the TCA Instructor Training program for Australian and Korean TCA Master Trainer s in January 2005 Sydney and in December 2006 Korea. Elva has taught Tai Chi for Health at beginners to advanced levels at International Tai Chi Workshops and Conferences in USA, New Zealand, Korea & Australia. From 2003 to 2007, she taught the Sun 73 Form at Tai Chi Workshops in Australia and USA for Dr Paul Lam. She also presented the paper she co-authored with her husband Dr Denis Arthy on how to teach Tai Chi for Health effectively at the First International Tai Chi for Health Conference held in Seoul, Korea in December 2006. She is the Tai Chi Instructor and presenter on the DVD titled INSPIRE - Tai Chi and Yoga for Adults with Bleeding Disorders produced by Haemophilia Foundation Australia and distributed in Australia and overseas including Europe, India, USA, UK and Canada released April 2005.

She is also the author of Raging Ageing Gentle Exercise Manual for Design and Delivery, a manual used as a resource for health and fitness professionals and carers of older adults. The manual is also a suitable and effective program for other persons in the community who have some health limitations or who may simply wish to exercise more gently. This has been a set text in the training of community-based carers. Through her school - Tai Chi for Health & Community Fitness - Elva pioneered the Tai Chi for Health, Advanced Instructor Training course to provide an extension and alternative pathway for TCA Leaders and others who do not wish to pursue the martial arts Level 1 Coach accreditation for instructor training. This course, which commenced in July 2007, has competency based levels of progression (from Levels 3 to 5) focusing on a modern, secular and scientific understanding of safety principles, teaching methods and an In-Depth Study of Sun Style Tai Chi at an advanced level.

Elva co-authored and published with Denis – Tai Chi Dreaming: A Scientific Study of Tai Chi for Health as Mind-Body Exercise for Health, Fitness & Wellbeing (first published in 2009 under the title of Australia Dreaming: Advanced Instructor Training Course) - the textbook for the Tai Chi for Health Advanced Instructor Training program. Elva also is the creator of the beautiful Australia Dreaming 15 form Sun Style Qigong set.


Phone 07 3286 2779
Country Australia
State / Province / Region QLD
City Cleveland

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  • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
  • Authorised Master Trainer
  • Authorised Master Trainer Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Authorised Master Trainer Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor
  • Authorised Master Trainer Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention
  • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 Instructor
  • Master Trainer Tai Chi for Arthritis 2
  • Premier Instructor


Class Information

Cleveland - All Levels - Beginners to Advanced - Cleveland -
Mondays 6.00pm to 7.00pm;
Tuesdays & Fridays 9.30am - 11.00am
Wednesdays Redland Bay Wed 9.30am - 10.30am
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WORKSHOP CALENDAR rest of 2020 - All levels from BEGINNERS to ADVANCED for
Tai Chi for Health Sun Style and other Tai Chi Forms & Styles by arrangement

• Sat & Sun 24-25 Oct 2020

Non-certification or ATTENDANCE ONLY workshop fee is 50% of certification workshop fee and with special prices for members of Elva\\\\\\\'s school

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TCA Leader - Instructors ARE invited to attend a REFRESHER as ATTENDANCE ONLY (ie no certification for Update) as a half or full day session on Saturday which includes the opportunity to not only focus on refining and improving the TCA Sun Style forms, but also to discuss and explore further with Elva and others at the workshop ANY relevant questions about  teaching - 50% of certification workshop fee

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