18th Annual Workshop with Dr Paul Lam (via Zoom)

When and Where

Date: 7th - 11th Jun, 2021
Time: 11am Eastern Time - please check your time zone
Address: Virtual Workshop - anywhere with an internet connection
United States



18th Annual Conference  with Dr Paul Lam

Our June workshop is going virtual! Online week-long tai chi workshop with all 18 classes by the same instructors for 5 days (June 7-11)

About this Event

From Dr Lam: Welcome to our virtual workshop. Same classes, same great instructors with extra Zoom features. There will be 18 great courses, inspiring talks and social times. All from the comfort of your home! 

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

Places are limited. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis.

Pre-Conference Weekend– Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6. Annual workshop in Mt Holyoke 2008

About Us

Dr Lam's workshop team love sharing tai chi in the most positive and interactive way. It will be a fun and rewarding time for all.

Our Workshop Team: Becky and Ernie  [email protected], 844-823-7526

About the Workshop

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, to be soon 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.”

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, Jerry Pearson and Meghan Bryant.

From Dr Paul Lam:

This year we have a record number of classes with two new courses! My awesome team and I are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2021 virtual workshops.  More than 20 years ago I dreamed my impossible dream; we have now conducted 40 successful annual workshops in both Australia and the USA. Especially this year in January the 23rd annual tai chi workshop was held virtually with great success.

Building on the success of the January virtual workshop in Sydney, we’re creating a virtual workshop experience that will bring the Tai Chi for Health community together for learning, sharing, and friendship. We love to catch up with you, and introduce new members to the tai chi family.

The workshop is about tai chi; developing our tai chi will improve health and wellbeing. Especially at this challenging time, tai chi can improve our immunity and inner strength to overcome diseases and stress. The ripple effect will reach more people. Please share this workshop with your friends.

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

Do come to the pre-conference workshop as well, you will get more than twice the fun!"

About Dr Paul Lam

Dr Paul Lam, a family physician and tai chi expert from Sydney, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. His visionary book, "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively", has been a key factor in the great success of the Tai Chi for Health programs. Millions of people have improved their health and wellness by learning from his programs.

Dr Lam is a respected teacher, he has authored best-selling books, instructional tai chi DVDs and online lessons. His tai chi programs are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, and health departments and arthritis foundations around the world.

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 2021 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 2021 online workshop

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


Date and Time

Note: This online week-long tai chi workshop will be held online for 5 days (5.5 hours per day, including breaks) from June 7 to 11.

This online week-long workshop is available for registrations around the world. Please check your local start time:

June 7 (Monday) to June 11 (Friday)

Every day at the following times:

  • 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM PDT (Pacific - USA)
  • 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM MDT (Mountain - USA)
  • 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM CDT (Central - USA)
  • 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT (Eastern - USA)
  • 4:00 PM BST to 9:30 PM (London, etc)
  • 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM CEST (Amsterdam, Berlin, etc)
  • 11:00 PM to 4:30 AM SGT/HKT (Singapore, Hong Kong)

June 8 (Tuesday) to June 12 (Saturday)

Every day at the following times:

  • 12:00 AM to 5:30 AM KST (Korea, midnight)
  • 1:00 AM to 6:30 AM AEST (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne)
  • 3:00 AM to 8:30 AM NZST (New Zealand)

**Resource Materials are not included in pricing.  May be purchased at Tai Chi Productions**

The Classes

Please choose one class only

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

** To enhance your skill for participants with approximately 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 eligible to be certified to teach if you meet the requirements. 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 eligible 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 eligible 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 eligible 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 eligible 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 2021 Weeklong Conference, 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:

[email protected]

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 sets, 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.


Updates for all Tai Chi for Health programs are available during the workshops, for workshop participants only, prior notice and the advance submittion of an assignment is required. An administration fee applies.

Price per Update: $55 USD

additional $25USD per certificate for paper certificate and processing Contact our workshop team for details

Continual Education Points

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


  • 20 Contact Hours for Weeklong Conference: US$80

*ACSM: The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Tai Chi for Health Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2018 to December 2021. Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 701292.

Please contact our workshop team for more details.

To register for the Weeklong Event CLICK HERE



Fee: US$765 plus booking fee. Refund policy: No refund

**PRICING does NOT include Resouce Materials*** Resource Materials such as DVD, Teaching Tai Chi Effectively Book, Handbooks etc. may be purchased at Tai Chi Productions

for more information contact our USA Workshop Team [email protected]




Virtual workshop - anywhere with an internet connection.

Zoom technical checks will be available to help you prepare; more information will be provided.

Good internet access and familiarity with Zoom video conferencing software.

  • Webcam and microphone.
  • You will need a safe and empty space around you to practice with Dr Lam and colleagues.



Contact our US Workshop Team via:

  • Phone: 844-823-7526 (USA; Best hours to call 9AM-1PM Eastern, or please leave a voice message)DO