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Dr Paul Lam USA Annual Workshop 2020, Mount Holyoke, MA**RESCHEDULED**

When and Where

Date: 8th - 14th Jun, 2020
Time: 9am-5pm
Address: Mount Holyoke College
25 Park Street – GPS
South Hadley
United States



Weeklong Workshop: June 8-13, Mon to Sat. 

Pre-conference Weekend – Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7. Annual workshop in Mt Holyoke 2008

About Us

Dr Lam's workshop team love sharing tai chi in the most positive and interactive way. We will do everything we can to facilitate a fun and rewarding time for all at the workshops.

OUR WORKSHOP TEAM: Becky, Ernie and Linda,, 844-823-7526

About the Workshop

Learn or develop your tai chi in an interactive and positive setting. Enjoy the amazing classes, fun activities and the camaraderie from tai chi enthusiasts around the world! 

Tai chi empowers you and your participants or students to improve health and wellbeing. 23 years ago, Dr Lam's team held the first annual weeklong tai chi workshop in Sydney, soon to be followed by the USA. Instructors work with small groups using Dr Lam's interactive learner-friendly teaching method. These workshops have directly and indirectly helped millions around the world to enjoy and gain health benefits from tai chi. Year after year many people travel thousands of miles to attend these life-changing workshops! Everyone is welcome.

From Past Participants 2019

Toni Dixon: “Listening to Dr. Lam is always inspirational but getting to work with all the Senior and Master Trainers is priceless.”

Linda O’Brien: “It is amazing that MTs observe practice and seem to see each person’s need to improve. I am so appreciative.  Everything from training, social, fun, food, fitness options, etc. exceeded my expectations.”

Donnie Poling: “The instructor and my co-students were fun, enthusiastic and helpful. Best class ever!”

Jim Barber: “I enjoyed the camaraderie, the fun and friendly social interaction with so many people from all over the country and the world.”

The Instructors:

Dr Paul Lam is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement. His Tai Chi for Health programs have helped improve health and wellness for millions of people around the world. They are supported by organizations and government bodies around the world including the Arthritis Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, and the National Council on Aging (

Experienced instructors include: Mark Coffindaffer, Ralph Dehner, Debra Dunn-Yonke, Linda Ebeling, Ileina Ferrier, Pat Lawson, Robin Malby, Cathi Knauf, Richard Link, Lorraine Noval, Julie Oberhaus, Bill and Linda Pickett, Nuala Perrin, Becky Rahe, Betty Scanlon, Jim Starshak, Hong Yang, Heather Chalon, Darci Alexander, Jocelyn Simpson, Marianne Walch and Jerry Pearson.

Learn or develop your tai chi in an interactive and positive setting. Enjoy the great classes, fun activi­ties and the camaraderie of tai chi enthusiasts from around the world!

From Dr Paul Lam:

This year we are going to have a record number of classes with two new courses! My awesome team and I are looking forward to welcome you to the 2020 workshops! More than 20 years ago I dreamed my impossible dream; we have now done 39 successful annual workshops. We love to facilitate learning for everyone, catching up with you, and introducing new members to the tai chi family.

The workshop is about tai chi, developing our tai chi will improve health and wellbeing. The ripple effect will reach more people. In our way, we can make the world a better place for our children. Please share this brochure with your friends.

Thank you for your great feedback for our instructors and the workshop team. Becky, Ernie and Linda will enjoy answering your question and helping you with your choice.

Do come to the pre-conference workshop as well, you will get more than twice the fun, as well as discount on both workshops.

From the President of USTCC, Johnny Packard

The United States Tai Chi Community is honored to co-sponsor Dr.Lam's annual USA workshops, June 2020 marking 18 years. If you are considering attending your first “tai chi summer camp”, look forward to making new friends, deepening your practice, and learning from expert instructors, including Dr. Lam. Seasoned veterans of the week-long know that personal transformation awaits, as well as inspirational talks, empowering demonstrations, informative seminars, and fun social activities, all at “one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.”

Continue your journey to better health, wellness and your best self.  

Register for the June 2020 workshop at Mount Holyoke!

Venue, Accommodations and Travel:-

Mount Holyoke College

25 Park St - GPS

South Hadley, Ma 01075

Mount Holyoke College campus has lake views, nature walks, green spaces in tranquil setting ideal for tai chi.

Free Parking


Four International Airports located within 45 minutes from college campus:  Hartford CT/Springfield MA (BDL); Boston Logan (BOS); Providence RI (PVD); Albany NY (ALB). Contact Service Team for additional transportation details.  


Residence halls have single and double occupancy rooms with communal hall bathrooms on each floor.  Three meals a day, linen service (towels, pillow, blanket), 24-hour security. Fan provided.

Campus located in tranquil setting with lake views, nature walks and large green spaces.  Restaurants, convenience store, bank and movie theater are within short walking distance.  Several quintessential New England towns, including Northampton, Amherst, and historic Deerfield, MA are less than 30 minutes drive.

Residence halls have single and double occupancy rooms with communal dorm bath on each floor.

Three meals a day, linen service (towels, pillow, blanket), 24-hour security 7 days a week.

Parking is free in student parking lots; handicap permits can be obtained from Campus Police in Central Services Building.

For more information contact Dr Lam's Workshop Team at or call 844-723-7526 M-F 9am -1pm EDT

The Classes

Please choose one class only, more information with instructor/s of respective class will be available soon at

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

** To enhance your skill for participants with approx. one year’s tai chi experience

*** To reach new heights for an advanced practitioner

*** To  Challenging for an advanced practitioner

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

Beginners without prior tai chi experience are welcome to join for better health and wellness. You will learn the Tai Chi for Arthritis program, Part 1 and 2, Seated and the special module for fall prevention. You will be entitled to be certified to teach if you meet the requirement. Supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, National Council on Aging ( and arthritis organisations worldwide, the programs are proven to reduce pain, prevent falls and improve balance, health and wellness. 

2.  Tai Chi for Memory, Rehabilitation and Diabetes Instructor Training Course*

       You will learn the three programs and will be entitled to be certified to teach if you meet the requirements. Tai Chi for Memory is designed to prevent and improve loss of memory. Tai Chi for Rehabilitation is a unique combination of Yang, Sun and Chen tai chi styles. Tai Chi for Diabetes is shown to improve the management of people with Diabetes. Dr Lam incorporates his 40 years’ experience of western and eastern medicine, positive psychology and personal development with all these programs. There is special synergy with them for health and the specific conditions. Almost anyone can learn these programs relatively quickly. We welcome beginners to join for better health and wellness.

3.   Tai Chi for Beginners and Osteoporosis Instructor Training Course* 

       Over 7 million people have viewed the Tai Chi for Beginners YouTube video, many are excited about tai chi and its health benefits. This set merges seamlessly to the 24 Forms. Tai Chi for Osteoporosis contains similar forms and are designed for people with this condition based on medical research.

You will gain health benefits and enjoyment from learning these and be entitled to be certified to teach if you meet the requirements. 

4.   Tai Chi for Life, Tai Chi for Heart Conditions and Qigong for Health Instructor Training Course* NEW

  •  Tai Chi for Life is an innovative easy to learn program incorporating dancing and fun, designed for seniors to improve balance and strength.
  • Heart Conditions is designed to prevent and improve these conditions utilising Sun and Yang style tai chi.
  • Qigong enhances the flow of the qi with Dan Tian Breathing method that is fundamental to tai chi and qi development. A unique and effective combination of programs. 

You will gain health benefits and enjoyment from learning these and be entitled to be certified to teach if you meet the requirements. 

5.     Tai Chi for Energy and Part 2 Instructor Training Course**  NB: It would be an advantage to know the Tai Chi for Energy program

        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 programs. 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.

6.  The 24 Forms**

       People of almost any level of physical fitness and age can learn the world’s most popular tai chi set. Based on the Yang style, it is gentle and graceful. Learning this set will give you a solid foundation to expand your skill. 

7.   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 progress.

8.  Yang Style 40 Forms*** 

      A well constructed set based on the classical Yang style 108 Forms, a suitable set after the 24 Forms. Graceful and open framed, Yang is the most popular Tai Chi style. 

9.  The Combined 42 Forms*** 

      Containing the characteristics of Yang, Chen, Wu and Sun styles, it is well-balanced, complex and enjoyable. It is also a suitable next set after the 24 or the 40 Forms.

10. The Combined 48 Forms***  NEW

       This complex and artistic set is the first combination set containing the four major styles: Yang, Chen, Wu and Sun. It is longer than the 42 Forms with distingushing features. It would be an advantage to have done the 24, 40 or the Combined 42 Forms.

 11. Introduction to Sun Style 73 Forms**  Pre-requisite: Know Tai Chi for Arthritis and Part II.

       Sun style tai chi contains unique and powerful Qigong ideal for self-growth and healing. It is a relatively easy to learn style and has great depth to

       be explored for a lifetime.

12.  Enhancing Sun Style 73 Forms**  Pre-requisite: Know the 73 Forms.

        Extend your knowledge, learn to apply the tai chi principles and improve your forms. Explore the depth and internal aspects of Sun style.

13.  Exploring the Depth of Sun Style 73 Forms*** Pre-requisite: Know the 73 Forms very well.

Explore the conceptual depth and energy of tai chi. Sink deeper into your practice with skills for mindful integration of mind and body.

14.  36 Yang Style Tai Chi Fan***  

As you make plans to register for this year's June 2020 Weeklong Conference at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, you might want to consider choosing Fan Form class. This year we are offering the 36 Yang Style Tai Chi Fan Form, complete with all of its colorful movement names! Master Trainer Betty Scanlon is teaching this form, and since there is no video available, she will send you YouTube links to each of the movements so you can practice with the form prior to the workshop.  If you have enjoyed the Fan, this is your opportunity to play with a different form. 

You may contact Betty directly with questions:

15.  The 32 Sword Forms***  

The sword is a beautiful extension of the essential principles of tai chi. This set is composed to complement the Combined 42 Forms.  

16.  Chen Style 36 Forms****  

Characterized by softness and hardness complementing each other, fastness and slowness intermixed, Chen style is more vigorous and powered by a sophisticated spiral force (chan suu jin).

17. Exploring the Depth of 36 Forms****  Pre-requisite: know the 36 Forms.

Explore the inner principles to improve your depth and skill of the Chen style tai chi and to expand skill for advanced practitioners.

18.  Chen Style 56 Forms****  

One of the most challenging and complex set, it has all characteristics and sophistication of the Chen style tai chi. It is strongly recommended that participants have learned the Chen style 36 Forms, or other similar Chen style tai chi and are prepared to work hard to enjoy this amazingly powerful set.


For all Tai Chi for Health Programs are available during the workshops, for workshop participants only, prior notice and assignment are required. Admin fee applies.

About Continual Education Points

TCHI: It is ALWAYS the recipient’s responsibility to determine if their certifying body accepts these CE hours issued by TCHI



Week Conference June 8-13, 2020 Pricing

All Inclusive $1,885 before March 1, 2020;  $1,925 After March 1, 2020

All Inclusive Member $1,790 before March 1, 2020; $1,865 After March 1, 2020

Commuter $1,080 Before March 1, 2020; $1,165 After March 1, 2020

Commuter Member $1,030 Before March 1, 2020; $1,080 After March 1, 2020

Thursday Evening Activies Commuter Fee $55 per program

Additional Guest for Friday Night Celebration $60 per person *cash bar

Accommodations only 7 nights $985

Single Room additional $10 per night "limited"

Updates Monday Evening $55 per TCH Program *Assignment to be completed and returned by May 1, 2020

CEC/CEUs $80







Mount Holyoke College

25 Park Street – GPS

South Hadley, MA 01075