Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor Training with Dr Paul Lam

When and Where

Date: 15th - 16th Sep, 2018
Time: 9am-5pm
Address: 223 Main Street



Tai Chi for Diabetes

What is Tai Chi?

Tai chi originated in ancient China; nowadays it is practiced throughout the world as an effective exercise for health. Tai chi consists of fluid, gentle movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo, breathing is deepened and slowed, aiding visual and mental concentration. It can be practiced almost anywhere and is a suitable form of exercise for just about anyone.

How Does It Work?

Tai chi is a gentle and enjoyable exercise that will help improve glucose uptake and its metabolism, therefore  improving diabetes control.  There are many advantages to practising tai chi, people who learn tai chi tend to continue enjoying it for years.  

Many studies have shown that tai chi improves fitness, hypertension, strength, flexibility, balance and reduces cholesterol levels. As a big bonus tai chi also induces relaxation which is proven to improve the control of diabetes.  

According to traditional Chinese medicine, enhancing life energy (Qi) in the appropriate acupuncture meridians (energy channels) will improve diabetes. This program enhances these meridians

What is Tai Chi for Diabetes?

Tai Chi for Diabetes is a tai chi form, especially designed by Dr Paul Lam in conjunction with his tai chi associates and a team of medical experts.  Based on Sun and Yang style tai chi, Tai Chi for Diabetes is easy to learn and effective and safe.  It is designed to improve the management of diabetes.

The program will help to increase flexibility and muscle strength, and increase heart/lung activity, align posture, improve balance and integrate the mind and body.

Reasons to Come                                                                                                       

  • To learn how to teach this program to people with diabetes
  •  To study with Dr Paul Lam, the creator of the program
  • To improve your tai chi
  • To learn the 19 movement Tai Chi for Diabetes
  • To learn how to make tai chi accessible for all abilities
  • To learn how to attract and retain students
  • To hear about the latest medical evidence on tai chi and diabetes
  • To learn how to facilitate support from diabetes associations and other organisations


Dr Lam strongly recommends that you study the Tai Chi for Diabetes DVD or online lessons as they will help you to gain more from the workshop. 

Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to be certified as an instructor, please check the recommended qualifications listed below.                           

  • Physical therapists or physiotherapists
  • Tai chi teachers or advanced students
  • Exercise instructors
  • Other similar professionals

Participants will receive either an attendance or instructor/leader’s certificate.

By the Completion of the Workshop you will:                                                

  • Know the Tai Chi for Diabetes set at a deeper  level
  • Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation
  • Have learned how to teach this program effectively and safely
  • Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge
  • Have learned how to attract and retain more students


Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

The Instructor                                                                                                                   

Dr Paul Lam is an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, and a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He is a well-recognised teacher, and the author of several books on tai chi and best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. Over five million people worldwide practice a Tai Chi for Health program every day. 

Dr Lam is one of the most sought after tai chi teachers, having trained thousands of instructors. Many travel around the world to attend his workshops.

Dr Lam has authored books including Teaching Tai Chi Effectively, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Born Strong and Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms. His instructional DVDs and Online Tai Chi Lessons are best sellers around the world.

Tai Chi for Health Program Updates

At this workshop instructors have an opportunity to update their other Tai Chi for Health certifications. 

If you would like to update any of the Tai Chi for Health Programs a fee applies to each certification.  

Prior notice must be given at time of registration as an asssignment must be submitted on month prior to the workshop.  If you have any queries, please contact your local organiser.

For Australia only

If you are currently qualified as an Instructor through the National Martial Arts Instructor Accreditation Scheme, you will be qualified as a Tai Chi for Health Instructor upon successful completion of the program. All other persons will be qualified as Leaders of the program.

Fitness Australia

This course is accredited by Fitness Australia.  For more details please contact the organiser.


For USA only - Optional Continuing Education Hours Available


 The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that

“Tai Chi for Health Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status

from 2015 – December 2018.   Providership # 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 14 contact hours applicable to RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure.   KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1359-0117).


Please attend scent free in consideration of those with allergies

If you first book for Dr Lam's Enhancing 24 Forms workshop on 14 September you will receive a confirmation message containing a code for a $25 US discount on this workshop!


$280USD before June 15, 2018

$300USD after June 15, 2018


$255USD before June 15, 2018

$265USD after June 15, 2018

Participants may bring snack and lunch.

Resource Materials

Teaching Tai Chi Effectively Book

Tai Chi for Diabetes Handbook

Resource materials may be purchased through Tai Chi Productions, USA  Discount code will be given with registration confirmation.

This code may be used twice

Updates $45USD per program

Completed Assignment(s) returned with copy of current TCH Certificate to by August 20, 2018



Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor Training

September 15-16, 2018

Saint Paul University

223 Main Street

Ottawa Room

Ottawa ON

K1S 1C4




Local Contact:

Pamela Levac

book online at Dr Lam's secure site