TCA/TCAFP Instructor Workshop - virtual - October 2020 - Lorraine Noval

When and Where

Date: 18th - 26th Oct, 2020
Time: 8:30 - 12:30 each day
Address: Virtual training
United States




This workshop has procedures that are different for 2020.   This instructor training workshop is for the dual certificates Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention.  Two training completion certificates will be issued at the successful conclusion of the training.

New Certifications:

In general, for instructor trainings for new certifications there is now a requirement to attend 14 hours (the usual 2 days) of training using the Zoom platform, and then attend two 1-hour 1-on-1 practicum sessions on Zoom with the Master Trainer (a 1-hour practicum if you already hold an active certificate from TCHI and are Board certified).   

Preparation for this training includes reading the book, Teaching Tai Chi Effectively, and working through the DVD, Tai Chi for Arthritis.  In addition, the completion/submission of a quiz is required prior to the training, as well as a recording of your attempt at performing the Tai Chi for Arthritis routine.  The recording will be done on the Zoom platform and the link sent to the Master Trainer a minimum of a week before the first training segment.

The virtual training will be scheduled as 4 segments of 4 hours.  For this training, the 4 virtual training segments will be from 8:30 to 12:30 on October 18 (Sunday), 19 (Monday), 25 (Sunday), 26 (Monday).  These segments will be conducted using the Zoom platform.  There is no charge to use Zoom (that is, you do not have to have a paid account to attend the training).  No travel is required.

The practicum sessions, will be scheduled closer to the date of the training.

After payment for the training, the participant will receive a discount code for purchasing the needed book and DVD.


Instructor Recertifications:

Recertifications/updates are being done virtually and are not part of this training.  The process will be to complete the written assignment packet and then spend an hour on Zoom with the Master Trainer.  The Zoom session will include the usual recertification/update activities: doing the warm-ups, the Tai Chi routine(s) you are updating, and teaching one form using the Stepwise Method.  There will also be discussion of safety, falls prevention, teaching effectively, and any other topics, as appropriate.  Note:  For recertifications, you should go back to the Master Trainer that originally certified you.


CEU Credits are available:  Recertification: 7 contact hours for CEUs for Physical Therapists (PTs & PTAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs & OTAs), and American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professionals (ACSMPs).  See for more details.



 Instructor Certification Workshop:   $250.  Early bird is $210, if payment is received by September 10.

CEUs:  $15 processing fee.  This fee can be added to the payment for the workshop. 

A discount code will be provided to purchase the needed materials.

Cancellation: $60 administrative fee for cancellations after Ocober 10, 2020.


1) Checks (or Money Orders) should be sent to "Albany Tai Chi" at:

     Albany Tai Chi

     112 Manning Blvd

     Albanny, NY  12203

2) Other credit card payments - contact Lorraine at 518-527-8412


This is a virtual training workshop.


Master Trainer:  Lorraine Noval  -- 

Local Coordination:  Kate McKee -