Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Instructor Training & Seated TCA (+ Multi-Updates) with Tamara Bennett 7-8 March 2020

When and Where

Date: 7th - 8th Mar, 2020
Time: 9am-5pm
Address: Mercy Spirituality Centre
104 The Drive
New Zealand




by Master Trainer Tamara Bennett

Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA), TCA for Fall Prevention and Seated TCA Instructor Certification 2-Day Workshop (+ Multi-Updates)

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall PreventionDr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed this program to be safe and effective for people who are at increased risk of falling. It will also provide health benefits and improve almost anyone’s quality of life. Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP) is easy to learn, effective and safe. It improves flexibility, muscle strength, increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body. The TCAFP program includes warm up and cool down exercises, the teaching method, knowledge about arthritis and the cause of falls, and how to teach this program safely. This program is the same as the Tai Chi for Arthritis program with the addition of a specialized module to further enhance its efficacy in preventing falls. Qualified participants who successfully complete the course will be accredited by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Thousands of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCAFP program. Many scientific studies have shown that the program relieves pain, improves quality of life and make 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. 



Location: AUCKLAND (venue location TBC)

Saturday & Sunday … 7-8 March 2020

Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA), TCA Falls Prevention and Seated TCA Instructor Training Workshop (+ Refresher/Updates)

*Detailed information can be found in the programme section on the other side of this page
*You will receive 3 certificates: Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis
*Read below for Refresher/Updates

Step 1 ~ Register with TCHI (Tai Chi for Health Institute) green box with link above 'REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP'
Step 2 ~ Pay your Course Fees (section below)
Step 3 ~ Order Required Resources (section below)
Step 4 ~ Prepare for the Instructor Training Workshop (work with the DVD(s), read TTCE book)
Step 5 ~ Complete pre-workshop paperwork (emailed after registration & payment)
Step 6 ~ Attend the workshop
Step 7 ~ Become a TCHI BCI (Board Certified Instructor) ... read below
Step 8 ~ Share your knowledge and skills with others ...
Step 9 ~ Update/Refresh your qualification(s) every two years, practise tai chi & have FUN!

TCHI Board Certified Instructor fee is required on successful certification:

The annual fee is payable direct to the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Following successful completion of the instructor training workshop, you will receive an email invitation to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute Board Certified Instructor (BCI), which is required before teaching the program (if not already a member). Annual fee is $25 AUD (Standard Membership) or $45 AUD (Premier Membership) regardless of the number of certificates you have. A TCHI Board Certified Instructor is a person who has fulfilled the requirements, completed the training of a Tai Chi for Health programme, and is registered with the Tai Chi for Health Institute board. For detailed information please go to this link HERE

Course Fees & Resources: 

Registration Course Fee Includes: two days tuition, morning and afternoon teas and certificate(s)
*Participants provide your own lunch
*Participants must have the required resources, see below
Cancellation administration fee $50 (transferable to a future workshop)

Fee sections below:

  1. REPs Registered Member
  2. TCHC NZ Inc Member & 4 FUN
  3. Non-Member
  4. Resources Required
  5. Refresher/Updates


1. REPs Registered (15% Discount) 20 CPDs

ADD TO CART Sat & Sun 7-8 March 2020 … 2 Days
Early Bird $295 incl GST (After 7 February 2020, $320 incl GST)

2. TCHC NZ Inc Member (10% Discount)

Join TCHC NZ Inc … Click HERE

If you’re a TCHI Board Certified Instructor … enter code BCI-5% in the cart for another 5% off your cart total

ADD TO CART Sat & Sun 7-8 March 2020 … 2 Days
Early Bird $310 incl GST (After 7 February 2020, $340 incl GST)

ADD TO CART 4 FUN !!! Sat & Sun 7-8 March 2020 … 2 Days Currently qualified with TCA & TCAFP and you want to attend “Just 4 FUN” to upskill and have fun working with others … you can attend the 2-day weekend workshop for $100 (After 7 February 2020, $125 incl GST)  

3. Non-Member 

ADD TO CART Sat & Sun 7-8 March 202  … 2 Days
Early Bird $345 incl GST  (After 7 February 2020, $375 incl GST)

4. Resources Required:

Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book 2011 ($25 discounted price for workshop participants ONLY)     ADD TO CART

Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD ($35 discounted price for workshop participants ONLY)     ADD TO CART


Recommended Additional Resources:  $30 extra for the Tai Chi for Arthritis Handbook, Tai Chi for Arthritis movement chart and the Warm-Up & Cool-Down chart ($39 if purchased separately from workshop registration) ($30 discounted price for workshop participants ONLY)    ADD TO CART

Recommended: Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD ($30 discounted price for workshop participants ONLY)     ADD TO CART


Note: A current First Aid certificate is recommended for all Tai Chi for Health Institute Instructors and workshop participants. Students are welcome to attend as course participants (Attendance certificate)

5. Refresher / Update(s) (56% Discount)

TCA, TCAFP, STCA TCA2 (TCA Suite) Refresher/Updates:

ADD TO CART Sun 8 March 2020 required
***Instructors attending for a TCA and TCAFP, TCA2, STCA Update(s) are encouraged to attend Saturday at NO EXTRA CHARGE
Early Bird $150 NZD incl GST (After 7 February 2020, $165)
*If you’re Refreshing/Updating TCA and want to gain the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention qualification and/or Seated TCA as well, then you must attend both Sat & Sun.

Other Updates
ADD Additional Refresher/Updates to the workshop price for $35/each.
An assignment will be required and emailed after registration is received.
Participants who do not already have the TCA, TCAFP and STCA qualification, must attend the 2-day workshop to be able to update additional qualifications.


NOTE: If you are updating 3 or more Additional qualifications maximum payment of $100  ADD TO CART
Email Tamara with the name of the updates you need.



Mercy Spirituality Centre (104 The Drive, Epsom, Auckland 1023)





Master Trainer Tamara Bennett   021-255-1087