Qld Covid Safe Attendance ONE OR TWO DAY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP TCA Part 2 and/or SEATED TCA includes TCA & Fall Prevention and TCA Update Workshop - 12 CECs for Fitness Australi by Master Trainer Elva Arthy 24-25 October 2020

When and Where

Date: 24th - 25th Oct, 2020
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Address: Redlands City Lions Club
122 Shore Street Nth





 Due to the CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, all Tai Chi workshops and classes involving physical attendance this year Australia wide from March to June had to be cancelled.

HOWEVER, with the QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT’S successful management and control of the CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, from July 2020, we have now been able to move to STAGE 3 of the ROADMAP to Easing Queensland’s Restrictions where we now can NOW offer WORKSHOPS & CLASSES WITH COVID SAFE CONDITIONS for participation and physical attendance.   

COVID SAFE CONDITIONS (Stage 3) for participation in QUEENSLAND include the following:

  • Participants will be screened for health issues and factors relevant to the Corona Virus prior to attending classes/workshops
  • This screening will include requesting participants to not attend if feeling unwell
  • All participants will be encouraged to have the Covid Safe App downloaded on their mobile phones
  • Physical distance between participants is 1.5metres, no hugging, kissing, handshakes or high-fives.
  • No shared equipment or water bottles or morning teas or lunches, with participants bringing their own
  • Appropriate hygiene practices for all equipment, facilities, including hand sanitization
  • If in recent weeks prior to the event you have travelled overseas or to any COVID HOTSPOTS in Australia, do NOT attend
  • If in recent weeks prior to the event you have been in contact with anyone who has travelled overseas or to COVID HOTSPOTS, do NOT attend
  • Each one of us will have to continue to be strict at ALL TIMES with all of the above, we CANNOT let COMPLACENCY become the new normal

The Master Trainer is Elva Arthy who has been a professional teacher of movement and dance for over fifty years.  As an authorised Master Trainer with Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs since 2002 and a Tai Chi Instructor through her own school since 1999, she has also run over one hundred workshops and trained more than a thousand participants as Tai Chi for Health Instructors/ Leaders, mostly health and fitness professionals.  She is also Master Trainer in Tai Chi - Martial Arts for Health and Self Defence - with Gentle Arts of Self Defence, affiliated with Sakurakan-QUBBA - Queensland United Black Belt Assn Inc, a non-profit martial arts association (est 1960).

Elva has also been a community Fitness Instructor for over 35 years and in the Redlands Community Queensland for over 32 years as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, accredited in 2006 with Fitness Australia as a Presenter and Assessor of Dr Lam's TCA programs with Fitness Australia in the CEC Fitness Instructor training program. She has been a Tai Chi Instructor at many International Tai Chi Workshops in USA, New Zealand, Korea & Australia.

She is the author of textbook - Raging Ageing: Gentle Exercise Manual; a co-author of the Tai Chi Textbook – Tai Chi Dreaming: A Scientific Study of Tai Chi for Health as Mind-Body Exercise for Health, Fitness & Wellbeing and a presenter and co-author of paper on “How to teach Tai Chi Effectively” at the First International Tai Chi for Health Conference held in Seoul, Korea in December 2006.

Why attend the TWO DAY workshop?

The two day workshop is an opportunity for you to attend Elva's last workshop in 2020.  It is OVER TWO DAYS to REFRESH, extend, refine, practice and enhance the performance and teaching skills of all the Tai Chi for Arthritis programs to include certification in TCA2, SEATED TCA and TCA & Fall Prevention as well as to UPDATE their TCA certification.

This workshop will also develop your own Tai Chi practice and skills of teaching the TCA program under the supervision of Master Trainer Elva Arthy by focussing throughout the workshop on extending Dr Lam’s essential principles including the application of the TCA program to falls prevention and learning to teach and perform tai chi in a seated position in a safe and effective way, thus being another method of enhancing the TCA program.

The TWO DAY workshop focuses EXCLUSIVELY on refreshing, enhancing and extending the TCA programs to include certification in TCA2 and/or Seated TCA as well as focussing on principles related to Falls Prevention and on performing/teaching the TCA program in a standing or seated position.  The one day workshop does not offer any updates (see separate listing).  The only updates available at this two day workshop will be the TCA Update, TCA2 Update, Seated TCA Update and TCA & Fall Prevention Update) and multiple updates for other Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health workshops are not offered.   

The TWO DAY workshop ALSO provides 12 CECs for FITNESS AUSTRALIA for a full two days’ practice and a comprehensive consolidation of all aspects of TCA programs with Master Trainer Elva Arthy

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis PART 2 (TCA2)?

Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed the Tai Chi for Arthritis program to be safe and effective for people with arthritis; it also provides health benefits and can improve almost anyone’s quality of life. 

Millions of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCA program and thousands of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCAFP program. Many scientific studies have shown that the TCA program relieves pain, improves quality of life and makes people feel better. Studies also shown the program prevent falls; that is why the "Center of Disease Control and Prevention" ( recommends it for this purpose. It is supported by many Arthritis Foundations including the USA, Australia and UK. 

TCA has twelve moves, and many people told Dr Lam they wanted a longer set to enhance their practice.  Dr Lam has carefully selected a further 9 forms to add to the original TCA to create a more exciting set.  Containing more sophisticated moves and subtle changes in direction, TCA2 is an ideal tool for beginners looking to expand their repertoire and develop their knowledge of the tai chi principles, and to gain more health benefits. 

What is Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis?

Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis: This workshop includes certification as Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor.  This is a modified version of Tai Chi for Arthritis and can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to practice Tai Chi sitting down. People with almost any chronic condition can learn to improve their health and mobility. This safe easy-to-learn program relieves pain and improves health and quality of life.

Health Professionals and carers using this program with people with disabilities can share quality time with them while improving their own health. It is suitable for people who are either unable to walk or are required to be seated.

What is Tai Chi for Arthitis and Falls Prevention?

This workshop also includes certification as Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor. Older people are more likely to fall, resulting in serious injury. Many measures can help to reduce the risks of falls, and studies have shown tai chi is one of the most effective. In fact, a number of research studies, using Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis program, indicate a significant reduction in recurrent falls. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention ( recommend Tai Chi for Arthritis as a safe intervention for fall prevention, as well as Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), a New Zealand National Governmental body, and health departments in Australia.

As a result, Dr Lam and his colleagues have developed guidelines for Tai Chi for Arthritis instructors to place more emphasis on fall prevention. It does not in any way change the program, it is just another method to enhance the same program. 

 TCA One Day workshop on Saturday includes TCA2 and/or Seated TCAthe but does not include the TCA Update

Prerequisites for Participation for (re-) certification:  This one or two day workshop is available only for currently certified TCA Instructor/ Leaders.  However, anyone who has already been certified as TCA Instructor/Leader but more than two years ago, please contact Elva to discuss your eligibility for re-certification.  If you have already have been certified to teach Seated TCA and/or TCA for Fall Prevention and wish to re-certify, please contact Elva. 

All Participants will receive either an attendance or instructor/leader’s certificate.


Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to get the most from the workshop participants need to be able to perform the set from memory. Non-instructors are welcome as this workshop is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills.  Preparation for workshop is essential by accessing the relevant material for yourself, either by purchasing or by other means.

As a certification workshop, preparation prior to workshop is essential.   It is a requirement that you learn the Advanced Nine movements both sides by following the instructions in the Part 2 DVD, as well as reading the recommended course material. You can start now and give yourself the opportunity to adequately prepare for the workshop well in advance by acquiring/purchasing the Part 2 DVD and the Teaching Tai Chi for Health Effectively text by Dr Lam from Tai Chi Productions, and by accessing the article and discussion on Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention on Dr Lam's TCHI website.

All course materials can be purchased at any time direct from Dr Paul Lam's Tai Chi Productions' website -

Reasons to come - This will be the last opportunity to attend a TCA workshop with Master Trainer Elva Arthy in 2020

  • For certification, to learn how to teach this program effectively and safely in standing or seated position
  • Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention set at a deeper level
  • Learn a more exciting and challenging set
  • Learn more depth of the tai chi principles
  • Develop your tai chi in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment
  • Gain essential knowledge about fall prevention
  • Learn more about arthritis        
  • Gain more material to share with your participants
  • Opportunity to network with others

By completion of the workshop you will:

  • Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention set at a deeper level including standing and seated
  • Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation and helps to prevent falls
  • Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge
  • Have learned how to teach this program effectively and safely

All participants will receive an attendance or instructor’s certificate    

NB:  The name of the Master Trainer authorized by the Dr Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute to conduct this workshop is displayed on the workshop location and details page.  


Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

For Australia only

If you are currently qualified as an Instructor through the National Martial Arts Instructor Accreditation Scheme, you will be qualified as a Tai Chi for Health Instructor upon successful completion of the program. All other persons will be qualified as Leaders of the program.

Fitness Australia 12 CECs – The TWO day course (including PART 2) is accredited with Fitness Australia by Dr Paul Lam with Elva being authorised as an Official Presenter and Assessor of Fitness Instructors at this workshop for the issue of 12 CECs certificate by Dr Lam.  There is an additional fee of $50 (to be included in the workshop price) for the official certificate which will be issued on behalf of the Tai Chi for Health Institute by Dr Paul Lam.


ONE DAY - $220 for one certification TCA2, or Seated TCA (includes TCAFP) OR EARLY BIRD - $190 if paid on or before 4 Sept

ONE DAY - $260 for two or more certIfications - TCA2 and Seated TCA (includes TCAFP) OR EARLY BIRD - $210 if paid on or before 4 Sept

TWO DAY - $390 for TWO day workshop to include TCA2, TCAFP, Seated TCA & TCA Update OR EARLY BIRD - $350 if paid on or before 4 Sept

FOR TCA Update/s only see separate listing

This does not include course materials which you will need to acquire/purchase for yourself prior to the workshop.

DUE TO COVID SAFE conditions for participating, morning teas or lunches cannot be provided with participants bringing their own

Fitness Australia 12 CECs – ONLY A TWO DAY COURSE is accredited with Fitness Australia by Dr Paul Lam with Elva being authorised as an Official Presenter and Assessor of Fitness Instructors at this workshop for the issue of 12 CECs certificate by Dr Lam.  There is an additional fee of $50 (to be included in the workshop price) for the official certificate which will be issued on behalf of the Tai Chi for Health Institute by Dr Paul Lam.

ATTENDANCE ONLY - Participants who are not seeking certification of Dr Lam' programs, a 50% discount is available on attendance at one or two days.  Also special discounts apply to current members of Elva's Tai Chi Redlands school. Conditions apply.  

NOTE- all workshops are subject to alteration or cancellation without notice





Master Trainer Elva Arthy or Dr Denis Arthy



Phone:     (07) 3286 2779 (Messages)

Please contact Elva or Denis direct by phone or email to obtain workshop "Application Form" and workshop payment details.  ALSO, if intending to update your TCA certifications, please register your interest for attendance at this workshop on this website for relevant certifications – TCA2, Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor; Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor, Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor Update (You will first need to Log On to the TCHI website for all certifications)