Asheville, NC -Exporing the Depth of TCAFP - POSTPONED - please contact

When and Where

Date: 2nd - 3rd Oct, 2020
Time: 9am-5pm open at 8:15am
Address: Asheville
United States



Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention


Please come scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies

see a video of this workshop 

Dr Lam with Fiona Black at the Tai Chi workhshop January 2016During this exciting workshop Dr Lam will discuss the deeper meanings of the tai chi principles and how to incorporate them into your forms.

The Workshop

This workshop evolves constantly and many people enjoy it so much they attend it several times over the years. Dr Lam will explain the ultimate purpose of tai chi and what Qi (life energy) is.  He will work on using the Yi (mind) to drive the Qi, and the Qi to drive the Jing (internal force).

Tai chi practitioners at every level will find something useful.  They will be fascinated by new interpretations and the clear directions will allow them to develop their tai chi to a higher level in an even more enjoyable way.

Dr Lam will show you how to deliver the Jing and use it to store and regenerate more Qi. Your tai chi will improve significantly as you begin to cultivate stronger Qi. These techniques and knowledge are applicable to all tai chi.

Millions of people around the world have learned Tai Chi for Arthritis; many would like to progress further. This workshop is a great opportunity to enhance your tai chi and gain greater health benefits.

This workshop can be, with prior notice and the submission of written assignments, an update for Tai Chi for Arthritis or other Tai Chi for Health programs. An administration fee will apply.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Older people are more likely to fall which can cause serious injury.  Tai Chi for Arthritis has been shown by studies to prevent falls. Australian and New Zealand government departments have utilised this program to prevent the elderly from falling. After learning the Tai Chi for Arthritis program participants can also learn Tai Chi for Osteoporosis with additional exercises for health and fall prevention.

The causes of falls in the elderly include muscle weakness, poor balance and vision, lack of confidence when moving about and the effects of medication. 

Many studies have shown tai chi to be one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls.

About the Instructor - Dr Paul Lam

Dr Lam, an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He loves  teaching and is the first person in history to have travelled over one million miles for the purpose of teaching tai chi. Dr Lam at Sydney HarbourMany enjoy learning from him so much so that they travel thousands of miles year after year to attend his workshops.

Dr Lam is the author of several books on tai chi and best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. His tai chi programs are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health departments and arthritis foundations around the world.

Millions of people have improved their health and wellness by learning his programs.

Reasons to Come

  • To work with the creator of the Tai Chi for Health programs  
  • To improve your tai chi
  • To deepen your understanding of tai chi principles
  • To gain new insights into tai chi
  • To feel the flow and beauty of tai chi
  • To learn how to alleviate back pain

Dr Lam with Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention instructors of the Southern Area Health Service NSW Australia 2016Who Can Come?

Anyone who knows Tai Chi for Arthritis and preferably Part Two, and can perform the form from memory.


Study the relevant DVDs or online lessons and Dr Lam's Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book.  

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20% discount for paid participants.  A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed.

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.



Workshop participants will have the opportunity to update their Tai Chi for Health qualifications. Prior notice is essential and a written assignment must be submitted prior, an administration fee applies.    

Please note, this is not an instructor training



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the understanding that we all are experiencing financial challenges, Dr Lam is giving an additional discount for the workshops.  Those codes are listed below and should be used at the check out phase of registration.



1 day $10 CODE: dpl2020fall1

2 day $30 CODE: dpl2020fall2

3 days $40 CODE: dpl2020fall3

Early Bird ends 27 July 2020

October 1, 2020: Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Heart Conditions

Attendee: $245 $225 before July 27, 2020

Member: $230 $215 before July 27, 2020


ATTENDEE: $710 $675 / $665 $630 before July 27, 2020

MEMBER: $645 $610 / $610 $575 before July 27, 2020


$65 administration fee on cancellations one month prior to the workshop, no refunds afterwards

To cancel your registration, please contact our Workshop Team at or call 844-823-7526 M-F 9am-1pm EST



MAHEC Education Building

121 Hendersonville Road

Asheville, NC 28803

Directions to the MAHEC Education Building can be found here.

Asheville Regional Airport AVL is closest  and has large and small carriers:

MAHEC has negotiated reduced rates with several local hotels.  More information can be found here.


You can download the brochure here


Dr Paul Lam's Workshops Team


Local Co-ordinator

Anne Plyler