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22nd Annual Tai Chi Workshop with Dr Paul Lam

When and Where

Date: 6th - 11th Jan, 2020
Time: 9-5
Address: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel
2-14 Cliff Road
Wollongong
NSW
Australia

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"A World of Tai Chi for Health" - 22nd Annual Tai Chi for Health Workshop in Sydney with Dr Paul Lam

You told us: "Best ever workshop!", "Fantastic venue!", "Excellent instructors!", "Connecting with others!", "Do it again!"

...YES! We are doing it again!

A MESSAGE FROM DR PAUL LAM:

"We are looking forward to enjoying the Tai Chi spirit and energy with even more people at our 22nd Annual Workshop in Sydney. The camaraderie, empowerment and fun keep growing year after year. The workshop team wants to welcome you with open arms and enthusiasm. Let’s do it again!

The Novotel Wollongong Northbeach has unanimously been voted our best venue yet! It is right on the beach and fully air conditioned, with friendly staff and incredible food! Please remember that places are limited so book ASAP to get the class of your choice. Come to enjoy Tai Chi while your family enjoys a luxurious holiday!

I am going to be conducting two master classes after the workshop: the inaugural “Exploring the Depth” of all Tai Chi for Health programs, or exploring the Depth of 36 Forms. I hope you can stay another four days. Please contact my office for more details."

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

22 years ago, Dr Lam and his colleagues at Better Health Tai Chi Chuan held the first workshop here in Sydney. Since then, these workshops have established a global tai chi community and shaped many great visions and projects! It has been a life-transforming experience for many participants.

Our team of experienced instructors will work with small groups of participants with similar levels. You will have the opportunity to make friends and interact with fellow Tai Chi enthusiasts and of course, Dr Lam - Be part of the Tai Chi for Health Global Community!

THE INSTRUCTORS:

  • DR PAUL LAM – a retired family physician, focuses on empowering people to improve their health and happiness through his Tai Chi for Health vision.
  • IAN ETCELL – a senior instructor of Dr Lam's international Tai Chi workshop team with over 30 years of Tai Chi experience.
  • SYBIL WONG – a senior instructor from Better Health Tai Chi Chuan, who enjoys many Tai Chi styles especially Chen.
  • JANET CROMB and FIONA BLACK – senior instructors and master trainers from the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
  • Other experienced and enthusiastic instructors include: RANI HUGHES, DIANNE MCGRATH, ANASTASIA YIANNI, NUALA PERRIN, HAZEL THOMPSON and MARTA VENEGAS.

THE CLASSES:

 

*Easy-to-learn, suitable for beginners and/or instructor's training.

**To enhance skill if you have about one year or more Tai Chi experience.

*** To reach new heights for an advanced practitioner.

****Challenging for an advanced practitioner.

Choose one class only:

1. Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Instructor Training Course *

You will learn the Tai Chi for Arthritis program, Part 1 and 2, and the special module for fall prevention. If you meet the requirements you will be eligible to be certified to teach the program. Supported by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) and arthritis organisations worldwide, the programs are proven to reduce pain, prevent falls and improve balance, health and wellness. We welcome beginners to join for better health and wellness.

2. Tai Chi for Energy (Parts 1 & 2) Instructor Training Course *

This refreshing and revitalising program synergises the Chen style's sophisticated spiral force with Sun style's unique and powerful Qigong. The outcome is greater internal energy and improved ability to manage stress. If you meet the requirements, you will be entitled to be certified to teach the program. It is a great introduction to faster and more sophisticated Chen style for younger participants. Beginners are welcome to join for personal development and health.

3. The 40 Forms **

Based on the traditional Yang style Tai Chi, this set contains all features of the classical 108 Forms. It is also an ideal set to follow after learning the 24 Forms, or the combined 42 Forms.

4. Exploring the Depth of the 24 Forms **

Pre-requisite: Be familiar with the 24 Forms.

Working with essential Tai Chi principles, we explore the deeper meanings and internal aspects of Tai Chi to enhance your development.

5. Sun Style 73 Forms **

Pre-requisite: Know Tai Chi for Arthritis and Part II.

Sun style Tai Chi contains unique and powerful Qigong (an exercise to cultivate qi and vitality) ideal for self-growth and healing. You can learn this set in a relatively short time; it has great depth to keep practitioners' interest for a lifetime.

6. Exploring the Depth of Sun Style 73 Forms ***

Pre-requisite: Know the 73 Forms well.

Explore the Tai Chi principles and inner components to improve your internal energy and level of Tai Chi. There is indefinite depth to Tai Chi, many have learned and enjoyed this class for many years.

7. The Combined 42 Forms ***

Containing the essential characteristics and techniques of the Yang, Chen, Wu and Sun styles Tai Chi, this set is well-balanced and enjoyable. It is an ideal next set after the 24 Forms.

8. Chen Style 36 Forms ****

Characterised by softness and hardness complementing each other, fastness and slowness intermixed, Chen style is more sophisticated and powered by a mysterious spiral force (chan suu jin). It is an enjoyable and challenging way to improve your depth and expand your Tai Chi skill.

 

REASONS TO COME:

1. Enjoy Tai Chi for one week at the tranquil and exciting beachfront venue

2. Join Dr Paul Lam, his colleagues and other participants in a sanctuary with beautiful Tai Chi, be empowered and have fun.

3. Learn useful skill and knowledge for self-development and to share.

4. Renew friendships and meet new friends from around the world

5. Work in small groups of similar standard with experienced instructors

6. Enjoy the interactive friendly environment ideal for developing Tai Chi

7. Share positive energy

8. Enjoy moving up the Tai Chi mountain for fresher air and more beautiful scenery.

FRIDAY BANQUET DINNER – A workshop highlight

To celebrate a wonderful workshop with a sumptuous buffet followed by entertainment and dancing. This is included in every workshop package ticket! Workshop participants are not required to book.

Last year there were many requests to bring friends and partners. We have made special arrangements with the Novotel to extend the capacity for all. Please book and pay for your guest/s at at $65 per head.

While there are no refunds, please let us know if you cannot come in order not to waste food.

 

FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS:

“The cohesion and synergy of our group, plus the overall friendship and companionship.” Frank Croucher, Australia

“It really made the 73 mine – I had my dream come true of really owning it and it built my confidence. Life affirming!”Darci Alexander, MT, USA

“The feeling of calmness and mindfulness” Veronica Dobie, Australia

"Everything great this year” Catherine Bolshesolsky

“Love and speeches at assembly. Kindness and love of Dr Lam” Barry Murphy, Australia

 ACCOMMODATION:

*Accommodation and updates are NOT included in your workshop package.

You may book directly with the hotel at +61 2 4224 3111 – Mention Dr Lam's Tai Chi Workshop for the special discount rate.

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel – Special rates:

  • ROOM ONLY – Residential view room based on single, double or twin share @ AU$221.00 per room per night (except Saturday)
  • SATURDAY ROOM – AU$271.00 per room (Saturday rate)

Discounted full buffet breakfast available @ AU$28.00 per person.

Complimentary parking for all participants subject to availability.

If you do not wish to book at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel, there are many other types of accommodation available in the area.

UPDATES: (for workshop participants only - you MUST have a valid workshop ticket to avail of updates)

4.15 - 5.00 pm

Tues: TCA, TCA2, TCAFP, STCA, TCE and TCE2

Wed: All other Tai Chi for Health programs

You can update any of the Tai Chi for Health programs if you book at enrolment, submit the assignment/s by one month prior to the workshop, have been certified within four years of the respective program and have fulfilled the remainder of the requirements.

Cost of Updates: $50 per program, max $200 (not included in the package) 

Cost

(WORKSHOP PACKAGE)

Please enrol early to ensure your chosen class.

Early Bird before 15th July 2019:

  • $1190
  • $1140 (concession for pensioners and students)

From 15th July 2019 onwards:

  • $1240
  • $1190 (concession for pensioners and students)

The package includes: Course tuition fee, sumptuous lunch, Friday banquet dinner, certificate, morning and afternoon refreshments and hotel service for six days.

*NOTE: Accommodation and updates are NOT included.

Cancellation fees:

  • $50 before 1st July;
  • $100 before 15th November 2019;
  • No refunds from 15th November 2019 onwards.

We reserve the right to cancel any course if necessary.

No discount on this package as it is the lowest possible fee.

Location

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

2-14 Cliff Road

Wollongong

New South Wales

Contact

Dianne or Fizz: +61 2 9533 6511 (Australia)

6 Fisher Place, Narwee NSW 2209, Australia

Email: workshops@taichiproductions.com

CLOSING DATE: 15th November 2019