Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 & Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis with Multi-Updates (refreshers)

When and Where

Date 21st - 22nd Apr, 2018
Time 9am - 4.30pm daily
Address Napier Age Concern Lounge
98 Taradale Road ONEKAWA
Hawkes Bay
New Zealand



Tai Chi for Arthritis 2

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis 2?

Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed the Tai Chi for Arthritis program to be safe and effective for people with arthritis; it also provides health benefits and can improve almost anyone’s quality of life.

Millions of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCA program. Many scientific studies have shown that the TCA program relieves pain, improves quality of life and makes people feel better. Studies also shown the program prevent falls; that is why the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov) recommends it for this purpose. It is supported by many Arthritis Foundations including the USA, Australia and UK.

TCA has twelve moves, and many people told Dr Lam they wanted a longer set to enhance their practice. Dr Lam has carefully selected a further 9 forms to add to the original TCA to create a more exciting set. Containing more sophisticated moves and subtle changes in direction, TCA2 is an ideal tool for beginners looking to expand their repertoire and develop their knowledge of the tai chi principles, and to gain more health benefits.

TCA2 is now an instructor qualifying workshop; check your insurance to make sure you are covered to teach the set without Board Certification.  Dr Lam strongly recommends everyone to learn this more challenging set.

Reasons to Come

Become eligible to be Board Certified for TCA2

Improve your TCA set

Learn more depth of the tai chi principles

Develop your tai chi in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment

Learn a more exciting and challenging set

Gain more material to share with your participants


Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to get the most from the workshop participants need to be able to perform the set form memory. Non-instructors are welcome as this workshop is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills. 

By the Completion of the Workshop you will:

Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis set at a deeper level

Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation

Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge

All participants will receive a "has completed" or "attendance" certificate


Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

NB: The name of the Master Trainer authorized by Dr Lam to conduct this workshop is displayed on the workshop location and details page.

Tai Chi for Health Program Updates

At this workshop instructors have an opportunity to update their other Tai Chi for Health certifications. You will need to complete a written assignment before the workshop, and an administration fee applies.




Please Note: This workshop was originally planned for March 3-4 2018       It has had a date change.

Leader - Chris Hattle Master Trainer

Two One-Day Courses - with Multi-Update opportunity for additional subjects: assignments required for updates

Saturday 21st April 2018      -       Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 Instructor Training

Sunday    22nd April 2018        -     Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor Training


All costs are gst inclusive and NZ$

TCA2 Course Attendance:   $150       Members of TCHCNZ $135

Seated TCA   Attendance  :  $150       Members of TCHCNZ $135

To attend both courses      :  $280       Members of TCHCNZ $250

Revalidations          Combined package of one to four of the following: TCA  TCAFP  TCA2  SeatedTCA   @ $35 package

                                Individual revalidations  TCD  TCE  TCK  TCO  TCR     @35 each

                                Maximum cost for revalidations in total through this workshop = $100      Assignments are required

Above payments to ANZ Chris Hattle Physiotherapy   01-0745-0238443-00

Resources for the courses - DVD for each

                                             Book - Teaching Tai Chi Effectively

Are available from smilingdragontaichi@gmail.com  - Tamara


Please provide your own lunch

Light refreshments available at morning and afternon tea



























































































































EarlyBird rate = paid by the end of earlybird date  28th February 2018

TCHCNZ Member = current member of Tai Chi for Health Community NZ Inc

Early bird rates follow for ONE DAY ONLY ...                        TCHCNZ Member - $ 140         Non-Member - $160

Early Bird rates follow for BOTH DAYS ...                             TCHCNZ Member - $ 260         Non-Member - $ 300


After Early Bird / after 28.2.18

ONE DAY ONLY                                                                       TCHCNZ Member - $ 150         Non-Member  - $175

BOTH DAYS                                                                             TCHCNZ Member - $ 280        Non-Member - $ 320

Updates are $35 per subject

Payment for Courses to - Chris Hattle Physiotherapy - ANZ 01-0745-0238443-00


RESOURCES are purchased separately: Contact Agent of Dr Lam on        www.smilingdragon.co.nz    - enter 'shop' 

    When workshop payment has been made apply for your discount code for 20% discount (subject to change)

    DVD    Tai Chi for Arthritis 2

    DVD    Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis

    Book   Teaching Tai Chi Effectively    (can also be purchased as an e-book)


Chris Hattle Master Trainer     hattle@xtra.co.nz

                                                027 285 2002 (text)