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Tai Chi for Arthritis, TCA for Falls Prevention Instructor Qualification Training with Heather Chalon, MPH

When and Where

Date: 26th - 27th Oct, 2019
Time: Check-in opens 8:00 am, workshop runs 8:30-5:00 each day
Address: Harmony Hospice Services of Tucson
1200 N El Dorado Pl STE B- 200
United States




***NOTE:  this workshop is now closed for registration - we are at capacity.  Please consider joining us in Tucson Dec 7-8 for Tai Chi for Rehabilitation,  and/or January 25-26 for Tai Chi for Heart Conditions.   Both are open for registration.  You will be able to Update/Re-certify  the entire Tai Chi for Arthritis set, and other Tai Chi for Health programs  and  Learn some new teaching skills by looking through a different lense, while deepening understanding of warm ups, cool downs,  teaching method, etc. 

Two Day Overview: Tai Chi For Arthritis for Fall Prevention  Instructor Qualification Training

This workshop is designed to train participants to safely and effectively deliver instruction in the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention program to others. For participants seeking first time  Certification, an application form, questionnaire, and release will be emailed to all who register.  For participants who are already certified, seeking  Update / Re-Certification, they will be emailed an Updates written assignment.  Assignments must be completed and returned to Heather at and approved, no later than 7 business days prior to the workshop.

Pre-requisites:   Participants have/purchase and study the required Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD  (2 DVDs) and Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book prior to the class, along with preparing and completing required assignment.  

All participants will receive a certificate of participation, to be kept as proof of completion of workshop. 

Those who meet the requirements for certification will receive via email,  "Instructor Certification” with an invitation from Dr. Paul Lam/ Tai Chi for Health Institute to register online to become Board Certified Instructor with Tai Chi for Health Institute.  Board Certified Instructor Annual fee (Australian $25, approx. US$19) is paid after workshop to TCHI. Please read   

Those who need more time to be prepared will receive Participant certificate and MT will make a plan with participant to bring skills up to Instructor Certification standard.  

Includes light snacks both days, morning and afternoon.

When registering online:

If you are seeking first-time instructor certification, select TCA and TCAFP Certified Instructor options.   

If you are repeating the workshop, you may be eligible to add Seated TCA certification, if brief written assignment is completed PRIOR to the training - select Seated Certified.   Identify your intentions in the comments at time of registration. 

If you are already a certified TCHI instructor, you will need to login to the website before you register for this workshop on the same site.  Use the "Lost Password" link to reset you password if you are having difficulties logging onto this website.

If you are already certified in TCA2 and are seeking re-certification,  select the TCA2 update option.  There will be a written assignment to complete prior to the workshop and a demo to complete with me at the workshop.   This is NOT a TCA2 first time certification training. 

 Required Training Materials for Certification:  Not included in registration fee.  Teaching Tai Chi Effectively (TTCE) book.   Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD (2 DVD set).  A 20% discount code will be sent to participants upon receipt of registration and payment. 

Best Results:  A minimum of 20 hours practice per course with the applicable DVD is recommended for the best learning experience.

 Continuing Education Credits/Units:  CEUs for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs & OTAs), Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Mental Health Technicians (LMHTs), and CECs for American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSMPs).  Additional fee applies. 

 Additional Re-certifications/Updates:  Re-certification is every 2 years. $40 per additional update in addition to the TCA / TCAFP workshop fee.  Including Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, TCA2, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, Tai Chi for Energy.


  1. Training / New Instructor Certification. Cost $255/person. 
  2. Recertification/Update - DAY 2 REQUIRED.  (recommend attendance on DAY 1 and DAY 2 with no increase in fee).  Cost $150/person.
  3. Just for Fun. participation only for current instructors seeking skills development, no instructor certification. Cost $125/person (2 days)
  4. Continuing Education Credits/Units Available.  Cost $30.00 for 14 contact hours (2 days).
  5. For existing TCA, TCAFP Certified Instructors,  add $50 for Seated TCA Certification.  

Select relevant options at registration.

CANCELLATION FEE.  $50 per person.

Payment:  You will not be asked for payment when you submit registration.  You will be emailed a confirmation.   If your fee is being paid by an organization, please make a note in the comments area at registration to help ensure proper invoicing.

Or, Please make payment:

1) Mail check or money order to Heather Chalon   1700 E River Road #64422, Tucson, Arizona 85728

2)  PayPal, make a notation within the transaction to identify the purpose of the transaction.  Or,  PayPal,  Send Money Option using email address 

3) Arrange for invoice or credit card payment, with $9 service fee.


Tucson, AZ 

Harmony Hospice of Tucson  

1200 N El Dorado Pl STE B- 200

Tucson, AZ 85715

Garden,  atrium setting.   Beautiful outdoor spaces to roam and relax in during breaks and lunch time.  


Heather Chalon, MPH, Master Trainer TCHI

520-780-6751 (email is preferred in general.   text is preferred over voice mail)