PART 2 Tai Chi for Arthritis & for Falls Prevention Instructor Training & SEATED Tai Chi for Arthritis by Master Trainer Elva Arthy Sunday 29 Sept 2019

When and Where

Date: Sep 29th 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: Anyone is welcome to apply to attend this one-day workshop, however, in-order to be certified as a Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor/ Leader, you will first need to be currently certified as a TCA Instructor/ Leader.  If you have already been certified as TCA Instructor/ Leader but more than two years ago, please contact Elva to discuss your eligibility for certification in the TCA2 and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor Training programs.

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

PREPARATION FOR WORKSHOP As a certification workshop, preparation prior to workshop is essential.   It is a requirement that you learn the Advanced Nine movements both sides by following the instructions in the Part 2 DVD, as well as reading the recommended course material. You can start now and give yourself the opportunity to adequately prepare for the workshop well in advance by acquiring/purchasing the Part 2 DVD and the Teaching Tai Chi for Health Effectively text by Dr Lam from Tai Chi Productions, and by accessing the article and discussion on Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention on Dr Lam's TCHI website.

This one-day workshop focuses exclusively on refreshing, enhancing and extending the TCA program with the Part 2 and also focussing on principles related to Falls Prevention and a method of teaching the TCA program in a seated position.  Therefore the only update available will be the TCA Refresher on Saturday as advertised separately, and multiple updates for other Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health workshops are not offered.

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

Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 Certification Program:  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 and thousands of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCAFP 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 ( recommends it for this purpose. It is supported by many Arthritis Foundations including the USA, Australia and UK.  

The TCA form 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. 

Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis: This workshop includes certification as Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor.  This is a modified version of Tai Chi for Arthritis 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 Fall Prevention:  This workshop also includes certification as Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor. 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. 

TCA Update: Please see separate listing for the one-day TCA Update on this website.  Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructors/ Leaders can also update their certification on Saturday, the first day of this weekend workshop.

Anyone who has already been certified as TCA Instructor/Leader more than two years ago, please contact Elva to discuss your eligibility for re-certification.

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 only on the Sunday includes morning/afternoon tea and certificates for all three certifications – Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor Part 2; Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor; and Certified Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor.

$350 for 2day workshop to include TCA Update on Saturday – For information and registering for TCA Update, please see separate listing on the TCA Update workshops for the same weekend on this website.   

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

Fitness Australia CECS: Successful completion of TWO days with the Saturday TCA Update includes - 12 CEC points for Fitness Instructors accredited with Fitness Australia. There is additional fee of $50 for the 12 CEC certificate to be issued by Dr Paul Lam on behalf of the Tai Chi for Health Institute.

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

ATTENDANCE ONLY: Participants who are not seeking certification of Dr Lam' programs, a 50% discount is available on 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)