SEATED Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention & includes TCA Refresher by Master Trainer Elva Arthy on Saturday 30 March 2019

When and Where

Date: Mar 30th 2019
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Address: Redlands City Lions Club
122 Shore Street Nth




The Master Trainer is Elva Arthy who has been a professional teacher of movement and dance for over fifty years.  As an authorised Master Trainer with Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs since 2002 and a Tai Chi Instructor through her own school since 1999, she has also run over one hundred workshops and trained more than a thousand participants as Tai Chi for Health Instructors/ Leaders, mostly health and fitness professionals.  She is also Master Trainer in Tai Chi - Martial Arts for Health and Self Defence - with Gentle Arts of Self Defence, affiliated with Sakurakan-QUBBA - Queensland United Black Belt Assn Inc, a non-profit martial arts association (est 1960).

Elva has also been a community Fitness Instructor for over 35 years and in the Redlands Community Queensland for over 32 years as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, accredited in 2006 with Fitness Australia as a Presenter and Assessor of Dr Lam's TCA programs with Fitness Australia in the CEC Fitness Instructor training program. She has been a Tai Chi Instructor at many International Tai Chi Workshops in USA, New Zealand, Korea & Australia.

She is the author of textbook - Raging Ageing: Gentle Exercise Manual; a co-author of the Tai Chi Textbook – Tai Chi Dreaming: A Scientific Study of Tai Chi for Health as Mind-Body Exercise for Health, Fitness & Wellbeing and a presenter and co-author of paper on “How to teach Tai Chi Effectively” at the First International Tai Chi for Health Conference held in Seoul, Korea in December 2006.

Prerequisites for Participation: This workshop is available for currently certified TCA Instructor/Leaders.  However, anyone who has already been certified as TCA Instructor/Leader but more than two years ago, please contact Elva to discuss your eligibility for re-certification.

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

PREPARATION FOR WORKSHOP: It is a requirement that you adequately prepare for the workshop by reviewing the 2 disc/ DVD - Tai Chi for Arthritis 12 lessons DVD (Health DVD), as well as the recommended course material. You can adequately prepare for the workshop well in advance by acquiring/purchasing the DVDs and the Teaching Tai Chi for Health Effectively Book 2011 edition by Dr Lam and Tai Chi for Arthritis Handbook from Tai Chi Productions, and by accessing both the article and discussion on Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention available on Dr Lam's TCHI website.

All course materials can be purchased at any time direct from Dr Paul Lam's Tai Chi Productions' website -

This one-day workshop focuses exclusively on refreshing and enhancing the TCA program including focussing on principles related to Falls Prevention and a method of teaching the TCA program in a seated position.  Therefore the only update available at this workshop will be the TCA Refresher, and multiple updates for other Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health workshops are not offered.   

Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis: This workshop includes certification as Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor for currently certified TCA Instructors/ Leaders.  This is a modified version of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program using the Sun 12 movements (2 disc/ DVD - Tai Chi for Arthritis 12 lessons DVD -Health DVD) and can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to practice Tai Chi sitting down. People with almost any chronic condition can learn to improve their health and mobility. This safe easy-to-learn program relieves pain and improves health and quality of life.

Health Professionals and carers using this program with people with disabilities can share quality time with them while improving their own health. It is suitable for people who are either unable to walk or are required to be seated. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention:  This workshop also includes certification as Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor for currently certified TCA Instructors/ Leaders.  Older people are more likely to fall, resulting in serious injury. Many measures can help to reduce the risks of falls, and studies have shown tai chi is one of the most effective. In fact, a number of research studies, using Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis program, indicate a significant reduction in recurrent falls. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention ( recommend Tai Chi for Arthritis as a safe intervention for fall prevention, as well as Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), a New Zealand National Governmental body, and health departments in Australia.

As a result, Dr Lam and his colleagues have developed guidelines for Tai Chi for Arthritis instructors to place more emphasis on fall prevention. It does not in any way change the program, it is just another method to enhance the same program. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis Refresher Workshop: Only currently certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructors/ Leaders will update their certification at this one-day workshop which will also include Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis. This is an opportunity to review all 12 Forms in the Sun 12 Form (2 disc/ DVD - Tai Chi for Arthritis 12 lessons DVD (Health DVD).

This workshop is thus not simply a refresher for the re-certification for the TCA program but importantly it is much more, it is an opportunity to extend, refine, practice and enhance the performance and teaching skills of the Basic Sun Style 12 form (Tai Chi for Arthritis – 12 lessons DVD).  This will develop your own Tai Chi practice and skills of teaching the TCA program under the supervision of Master Trainer Elva Arthy by focussing throughout the workshop on extending Dr Lam’s essential principles including the application of the TCA program to falls prevention and learning to teach and perform tai chi in a seated position in a safe and effective way, thus being another method of enhancing the TCA program.

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 Arthritis Instructor upon successful completion of the program. All other persons will be qualified as a Tai Chi for Arthritis Leader of the program.


$220 for one day on the Saturday includes morning/afternoon tea and certificates for Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis Falls Prevention and TCA Refresher 

 $350 for TWO day workshop to include TCAFP2 & Seated TCA on Sunday –For information about TCA2 and to register for the Sunday, please see separate listing of the PART 2 TCAFP workshop for Elva on this website.   

This does not include course materials which you will need to acquire/purchase for yourself prior to the workshop. 

ATTENDANCE ONLY - Participants who are not seeking certification of Dr Lam' programs, a 50% discount is available for attendance at one or two days.  Also special discounts apply to current members of  Elva's Tai Chi for Health & Community Fitness. Conditions apply.  


Redlands City Lions Club

122 Shore Street Nth Cleveland 4163


Master Trainer Elva Arthy or Dr Denis Arthy



Phone:     (07) 3286 2779 (Messages)

Please contact Elva or Denis direct by phone or email to obtain workshop "Application Form" and workshop payment details.  ALSO, please register your interest for attendance at this workshop on this website for all three certifications – Certified Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor; Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor; and Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor (Refresher - You will first need to Log On for the Update)