Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 Instructor Qualification Workshop, Skill Builder and Updates with Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date 23rd - 24th Mar, 2018
Time Friday, March 23 2-5:30pm, Saturday, March 24 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration/Check-in at 8:30am)
Address Wellesong, LLC
217 Roswell St.
United States



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.




Two Day Overview

DAY 1: Tai Chi For Arthritis Part 2 Skill Builder - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PREPARATION! This afternoon workshop is strictly form practice. This is your chance for concentrated review of TCA Part 2 forms. Attendance will enable the qualification workshop on Day 2 to flow much easier and will increase your chances of qualification for Board Certification. This workshop is also open to noninstructors who are familiar with the TCA Part 1 forms.

DAY 2: Tai Chi For Arthritis Part 2 Instructor Qualification Training - MUST BE TCA OR TCAFP CERTIFIED TO QUALIFY FOR TCA2 BOARD CERTIFICATION. This workshop includes required elements for Board Certification, including how to teach TCA2 safely and effectively, as well as form review.


Prepare by working with the TCA2 DVD as much as possible. It will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop.

The book “Teaching Tai Chi Effectively” will be our text for this workshop. Review of this book, especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation. The newly revised "Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention" handbook is also helpful.

The dvd, text, handbook and other resources are available at www.taichiproductions.com or by calling the US office at 906-217-2000. Paid participants receive a 20% discount.  A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed and payment received.

Please arrive to the workshop scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies. Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Who will be Certified to Teach the Program?

Participants who have met all requirements on completion of the workshop will be eligible to be certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Please see the following link for details of the certification process:  http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/. A nominal annual fee is required. In addition, you must be CPR/First Aid certified.


At this workshop qualified instructors will have an opportunity to update their existing qualifications. There may be an administration fee and you will need to complete a written assignment and submit it no later than two weeks prior to the workshop. Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating. Reminder: Updates are required every two years.

Update assignments are due by March 9.


Register online with TCHI by clicking the link above. If you are already a certified instructor, you will need to login to the website to register for this workshop.  Use the "Lost Password" link to reset your password if you are having difficulties logging on.

Registration Deadline:  March 16

CEU Credits

6.5 contact hours for CEUs per day are available for a small additional fee for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs and OTAs), Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) & American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSM). Every state and certifying organization has different requirements, and these requirements are subject to frequent changes.  TCHI, as with all CE providing organizations, require that each participant check with their certifying organization to verify that they will accept these CEUs.

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that the Tai Chi for Health Institute meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2015-December 2018. Approved Provider #701292.

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The course offering is approved for up to 16.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN or LPN relicensure. KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1426-0119).


$165 Early Bird registered & paid before February 23, 2018; AFTER $190 (BOTH DAYS)

$40 Early Bird registered & paid before February 23, 2018; AFTER $50 (March 23 SKILL BUILDER ONLY)

$125 Early Bird registered & paid before February 23, 2018; AFTER $150 (March 24 TCA2 INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION WORKSHOP ONLY)

$40 per TCH update (TCA, TCAFP, STCA exempt from this fee) (Other updates available: TCR, TCD, TCE)

All updates will have an assignment to be returned with copies of TCH certificate(s) and CPR/First Aid card. PLEASE COMPLETE AND EMAIL BACK TO Jocelyn Simpson at jocelynsimpson854@gmail.com or mail to Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth GA 30101 PRIOR TO MARCH 9, 2018. Assignments received past the due date will result in a delay in your recertification.

$30 for CEUs (Please review information above and ensure acceptance by your certifying body prior to making this payment. Payment may be made at the workshop if needed.)


MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO AND MAIL TO:  Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth, GA 30101.

Note: Each participant is required to purchase Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 DVD and "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" by Dr. Paul Lam as a hard copy book or e-book. These products are available through Tai Chi Productions in USA at 906-217-2000 or www.taichiproductions.com.



Wellesong, LLC 

217 Roswell St. 

Alpharetta, Georgia 30009, USA




Master Trainer

Jocelyn Simpso8



Local Contact

Margaret Miller

Wellesong, LLC 

217 Roswell St. 

Alpharetta, Georgia 30009, USA