Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention Instructor Training Workshop with Master Trainers Jocelyn Simpson and Kitty Frey

When and Where

Date: 7th - 8th Feb, 2019
Time: 9am - 5pm (Registration 8:30am Thursday)
Address: Auburn United Methodist Church
137 S Gay St
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. 

Who Can Come?

Anyone with or without prior tai chi experience can attend this workshop. Preparation is strongly recommended (see 


Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD as much as possible. 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, 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. For the month of December only, use this code TAICHIGIFT35 for 35% off dvds only.

Please arrive to the workshop scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies. Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise. Please also bring a water bottle.

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 January 24.

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 January 24.

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 Discounts below!  REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE!!!

$200  if registered by December 7

$225 if registered by January 7

$250  standard rate if registered after January 7

$150  (TCA, TCAFP, Seated TCA, TCA2 Update Days 1 - 2) (Highly Recommended) ($100 discount)

$150  (TCA, TCAFP, Seated TCA, TCA2 Update Day 2 only - assignment required)

$150 + $40 per update  (All other updates)

$100 Just for Fun! (not for certification)

Registration includes morning and afternoon tea breaks. Please bring a water bottle.

$40 per TCH update (TCA, TCAFP, STCA, TCA2 exempt from this fee) (Other updates available: TCR, TCD, TCE, TCO, TCB). Must attend Day 2 at above registration fees. If updating a TCA related program, it is highly recommended that you attend both days (no additional fee).

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 JANUARY 24, 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.)

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

$50 Cancellation Fee

Note: Each participant is required to purchase the Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD, "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.


Auburn United Methodist Church
137 S Gay St
Auburn,  AL 36830


Local Contact
Kitty Frey

Master Trainer
Jocelyn Simpson

Master Trainer
Kitty Frey