Tai Chi for Arthritis, TCA for Falls Prevention, Seated TCA Instructor Qualification with Heather Chalon, MPH

When and Where

Date: 31 Mar 2020 - 1 Apr 2020
Time: check-in 8am. training runs 8:30-4:30 each day
Address: Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S Dobson Rd
United States




Two Day Overview: Tai Chi For Arthritis for Fall Prevention  Instructor Qualification Training

This workshop is designed to train participants to safely and effectively deliver instruction in the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention program to others. For participants seeking first time  Certification, an application form, questionnaire, and release will be emailed to all who register.  For participants who are already certified, seeking  Update / Re-Certification, they will be emailed an Updates written assignment.  For those who are already certified in TCA, TCAFP and those who  know the TCA set well,  adding Seated TCA certification is an option - and will carry an additional brief written assignment.   

Assignments must be completed and returned to Heather at and approved, no later than 10 business days prior to the workshop.

Pre-requisites:   Participants have/purchase and study the required Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD  (2 DVDs) and Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book prior to the class, along with preparing and completing required assignment.  

All participants will receive a certificate of participation, to be kept as proof of completion of workshop. 

Those who meet the requirements for certification will receive via email,  "Instructor Certification” with an invitation from Dr. Paul Lam/ Tai Chi for Health Institute to register online to become Board Certified Instructor with Tai Chi for Health Institute. 

Board Certified Instructor Annual fee (Australian $25, approx. US$19) is paid after workshop to TCHI. Please read   

Those who need more time to be prepared will receive Participant certificate and MT will make a plan with participant to bring skills up to Instructor Certification standard.  

Includes light snacks both days, morning and afternoon.

When registering online:

If you are seeking first-time instructor certification, select TCA and TCAFP Certified Instructor options.   

If you are Updating existing TCA, TCAFP Instructor, are repeating the workshop, or are very well prepared for first time TCA, TCAFP certification, you may be eligible to add Seated TCA certification.   Brief written assignment must be completed PRIOR to the training - select Seated Certified.   Identify your intentions in the comments at time of registration. 

If you are already a certified TCHI instructor, you will need to login to the website before you register for this workshop on the same site.  Use the "Lost Password" link to reset you password if you are having difficulties logging onto this website.

This is NOT a TCA2 certification training. If you are already certified in TCA2 and are seeking re-certification,  select the TCA2 update option.  There will be a written assignment to complete prior to the workshop and a demo to complete with me at the workshop.   This is NOT a TCA2 first time certification training. 

 Required Training Materials for Certification:  Not included in registration fee.  Teaching Tai Chi Effectively (TTCE) book.   Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD (2 DVD set).  A 20% discount code will be sent to participants upon receipt of registration and payment. 

Best Results:  A minimum of 20 hours practice per course with the applicable DVD and reading Teaching Tai Chi Effectively especially chapters 1, 4-6,  is recommended for the best learning experience.

 Continuing Education Credits/Units:  CEUs for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs & OTAs), Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Mental Health Technicians (LMHTs), and CECs for American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSMPs).  Additional fee applies. 

 Additional Re-certifications/Updates:  Re-certification is every 2 years.  Repeating with me for re-certification carries special pricing. $40 per additional fee to update TCA2 or Seated,  both for $60 additional.   Other TCHI program updates will be considered upon request.


  1. Training / New Instructor Certification. Cost $265/person. 
  2. Recertification/Update - DAY 2 REQUIRED.  (recommend attendance on DAY 1 and DAY 2 with no increase in fee).  Cost $155/person.
  3. Just for Fun. participation only for current instructors seeking skills development, no instructor certification. Cost $125/person (2 days)
  4. Continuing Education Credits/Units Available.  Cost $40.00 for 14 contact hours (2 days).
  5. For existing TCA, TCAFP Certified Instructors,  add $50 for Seated TCA Certification.  

Select relevant options at registration.

CANCELLATION FEE.  $50 per person, if cancellation is submitted in writing and confirmed, via email to   Within two weeks of workshop date, 50% refund.

Payment:  You will not be asked for payment when you submit registration.  You will be emailed a confirmation.   If your fee is being paid by an organization, please make a note in the comments area at registration to help ensure proper invoicing.

Or, Please make payment:

1) Mail check or money order to Heather Chalon   1700 E River Road #64422, Tucson, Arizona 85728

2)  PayPal, make a notation within the transaction to identify the purpose of the transaction.  Or,  PayPal,  Send Money Option using email address 

3) Arrange for invoice or credit card payment, with $9 service fee.


Phoenix area

Banner Desert Medical Center

1400 S Dobson Rd

Mesa, AZ 85202

Room details, parking, hotel options will be emailed to registrants


Heather Chalon, MT  email,    text  52078-06751

Judy Safarewitz  text 203-470-9549