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

When and Where

Date: 27th - 28th Aug, 2020
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm each day. 8:00am check in opens
Address: Cody Hospital
707 Sheridan Ave
Cody Wy
United States




Two Day Overview:

DAY 1 and Day 2, 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. An application form, questionnaire, and release will be sent to all who register.

Pre-requisites:   Participants have 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 at least 10 days prior to workshop start date.  

All participants will receive a certificate. Those who meet the requirements for certification will receive "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.  

Includes light snacks both days, morning and afternoon.

When registering online:

If you are with or being sent to training by Wyoming Department of Health Services, please indicate in note in comments.   Select TCA and TCAFP Certified Instructor options.   If you are already certified and are seeking re-certification, then select the options for TCA and TCAFP re-certification. 

If you are repeating the workshop through DOH, and know the TCA forms you are eligible to add Seated TCA certification. A brief written assignment must completed PRIOR to the training.   Identify your intentions in the comments at time of registration and email stating your request to add Seated. 

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.

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. 

If you have agreed to the terms and conditions of Wyoming Department of Health, your tuition and training materials are paid by Dept of Health.  Contact Jeff Grant is you have not already.

Required Training Materials for Certification:  Not included in registration fee.  Teaching Tai Chi Effectively (TTCE) book.   Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD.  A 20% discount code will be sent to participants upon receipt of registration and payment.  Or, if your organization has arranged to provide the materials, they will be sent to you.

Best Results:  A minimum of 20 hours practice per course with the applicable DVD 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. $40 per additional update in addition to the TCA / TCAFP workshop fee.  Including Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, TCA2, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, Tai Chi for Energy.

Assignments must be completed and returned to Heather at and approved, 10 days prior to the workshop.


Tai Chi for Arthritis/ Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention (TCAFP)

**Sent by Wyoming Department of Health?  No Fee charged to you. Please make sure to identify yourself in notes at registration time.

  1. Training / New Instructor Certification. Cost $265/person. Add Tai Chi for Arthritis Certification for $50/person, brief pre-workshop assignment. (includes reviewing and practicing with DVD and becoming familiar with content of TTCE book) .
  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, no instructor certification). Cost $125/person (2 days)
  4. Continuing Education Credits/Units Available.  Cost $30.00 for 14 contact hours (2 days).

CANCELLATION FEE.  $50 per person.

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. 

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


Cody Hospital Cody Wy 707 Sheridan Ave


Your Host:  Wyoming Department of Health.  Contact Jeff Grant

Your trainer:  Heather Chalon, MPH, Master Trainer TCHI

email is preferred in general:

text is preferred over voice mail:  520-780-6751