Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, TCA2 and Updates with Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date: 26th - 29th Mar, 2019
Time: 9am - 5pm (8:30am registration first day)
Address: Area Agency on Aging
710 Front Avenue
United States




Dr Paul Lam, a retired family physician and tai chi master, led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this evidence based program. It is easy, enjoyable and safe for people with arthritis to learn. Medical studies have shown the program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as prevent falls for older adults.  For this reason, the Arthritis Foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are giving it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis and fall prevention, it is a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. 

4 Day Overview:

DAY 1 and 2: Tai Chi For Arthritis and Tai Chi for Arthritis For Fall Prevention Instructor Qualification Training

DAY 2: REQUIRED For Those Attending For Recertification/Update; Recommended To Attend Both DAY 1 and DAY 2

DAY 3: Seated Tai Chi For Arthritis Instructor Qualification Training and STCA Update

DAY 4: Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 Instructor Qualification Training and TCA2 Update

Choose one, two or all 4 workshops.

Who Can Come?

Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended (see Current certification in Tai Chi for Arthritis or Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention OR attendance at Day 1 & 2 is required in order to attend Seated TCA or TCA2. 


Prepare by working with the relevant DVD as much as possible (Tai Chi for Arthritis, TCA2 and/or Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis). It will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop and improve your ability to become certified in these programs.

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

The dvd(s), text, handbook and other resources are available at 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: and for details on requirements and preparation. A nominal annual membership 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 (If updating TCA or TCAFP and attending both Days 1 and 2, no assignment is required.). Be prepared to demonstrate the form associated with the program you are updating. CPR and First Aid training must be up to date. Reminder: Updates are required every two years.

Update assignments are due March 12.

Registering online

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 is March 12.

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).


Please note Early Bird Discount in bold type! REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE!!!

$330  (TCA & TCAFP Days 1 - 2)  $50 discount if registered by January 1, $25 if registered by February 1

$165  (Seated TCA or STCA Update Day 3)  $25 discount if registered by February 1

$165  (TCA2 or TCA2 Update Day 4)  $25 discount if registered by February 1

$205  (TCA & TCAFP Update Days 1 - 2) (Highly Recommended) ($125 discount)

$165  (TCA & TCAFP Update Day 2 only)  $25 discount if registered by February 1

$165 + $40 per update  (All other updates)  $25 discount if registered by February 1

Registration includes breakfast, lunch and morning and afternoon tea breaks.

$40 per TCH update (TCA, TCAFP, STCA, TCA2 exempt from this fee) (Other updates available: TCR, TCD, TCE, TCO, TCB). Must attend Day 2, 3 or 4 at above registration fees. If updating a TCA related program, it is highly recommended that you attend the full program you are updating.

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 (preferred) or mail to Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth GA 30101 PRIOR TO MARCH 12, 2019. 

$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.)

$50 CANCELLATION FEE through March 18. After March 18, no refunds.

For all registration, updates and ceu payments, please mail check or money order to Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth, GA 30101.

Note: Each participant is required to purchase Tai Chi for Arthritis, TCA2 and/or Seated TCA DVDs, "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" by Dr. Paul Lam as a hard copy book or e-book and "Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Handbook". These products are available through Tai Chi Productions in USA at 906-217-2000 or You will receive a 20% discount code after registration as noted above. 35% off dvds if ordered by the end of December 2018 with code TAICHIGIFT35!


River Valley Regional Commission

Area Agency on Aging

710 Front Avenue

Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: 706-256-2928


Local Contact: Katie Howard 

River Valley Regional Commission

Area Agency on Aging

P. O. Box 1908

710 Front Avenue

Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: 706-256-2928

Fax: 706-256-2908

Master Trainer:  Jocelyn Simpson

P.O. Box 540, Acworth GA 30101