Tai Chi for Arthritis and for Falls Prevention & Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor Training Workshop by Master Trainer Elva Arthy – 23-24 Nov 2019

When and Where

Date: 23rd - 24th Nov, 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, however, in-order to be certified as a Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor/ Leader, please check the recommended qualifications which also include people without a formal qualification in health, fitness or exercise who have current experience in conducting exercise classes under the supervision of a relevant health, fitness or exercise professional.  Details of prerequisite qualifications for certification will be provided upon request for formal “Application Form”.   If unsure, please feel free to contact Elva to discuss your eligibility.

All Participants will receive either an attendance or TCA Instructor/Leader certificate.

PREPARATION FOR WORKSHOP: It is a requirement that you acquire/purchase all course materials yourself prior to the workshop so as to adequately prepare for the workshop by learning the Basic Six movements both sides and have attempted to learn the complete set (the TCA 12 form) by following the instructions in the 2 disc/ DVD - Tai Chi for Arthritis 12 lessons DVD (Health DVD).  It is recommended a minimum of 10 hours.of practice with this DVD.  This will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop. As well, you will need to read the compulsory course materials which are the teaching resource book -Teaching Tai Chi Effectively Book 2011 edition by Dr Paul Lam and Tai Chi for Arthritis Handbook and by reviewing the articles published on Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention available on Dr Lam's TCHI website.

This workshop focuses exclusively on 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 workshop 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 course materials can be purchased at any time direct from Dr Paul Lam's Tai Chi Productions' website -

Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis: This workshop includes certification as Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor.  This is a modified version of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program 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.  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. 

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.

Fitness Australia 12 CECs: This two day course is accredited with Fitness Australia by Dr Paul Lam with Elva being authorised as an Official Presenter and Assessor of Fitness Instructors at this workshop for the issue of 12 CECs certificate by Dr Lam.  There is an additional fee of $50 (to be included in the workshop price) for the official certificate which will be issued on behalf of the Tai Chi for Health Institute by Dr Paul Lam.


$420 includes morning/afternoon tea and certificate.

Plus $50 for Dr Lam's 12 CECs certificate for Fitness Instructors ONLY

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

NOTE:  A separate annual membership fee of $25 is required to be paid in order to be registered to teach any Tai Chi for Health program.  This fee will be paid by the Tai Chi for Health Board Certified Instructor/ Leader either after the successful completion of the workshop or when due for renewal of annual membership direct to the Dr Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute.  This fee is in addition to the workshop fee and is not included in the workshop price.  

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", details of prerequisite qualifications for certification and workshop payment details.  ALSO, please register your interest for attendance at this workshop on this website for all three certifications – Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor; Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor; and Certified Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor