Virtual Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Stage 2 Instructor Training & Updates, Optional TCA2, with MT Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date: 7th - 8th Aug, 2021
Time: 9am - 5:30pm EDT
Address: United States



What is the Self-paced Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Instructor Training Workshop?

The Tai Chi for Arthritis program was created by Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts 20 years ago. More than 30 medical studies have proven it to improve health and quality of life for almost anyone. Millions of people around the world have gained health benefits from it. That is why the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (, government agencies and arthritis foundations around the world support it. Tai chi is proven to improve immunity by about 50%. It also relieves stress and improves almost all aspects of health.

Dr Lam created this package with two stages. Stage 1: Fundamentals of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Instructor Training is a self-paced virtual program containing essential material to train effective and safe instructors. All you have to do is to follow the sequence with Dr Lam’s video guides for every step.

After completion of Stage 1, you will be ready for Stage 2 (a one or two day instructor training workshop to be eligible to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) Board Certified instructor). All TCHI Master Trainers around the world can conduct this workshop as listed online at the Tai Chi for Health Institute ( website.

Suitable participants include health and fitness professionals or those with other similar qualifications and experienced tai chi students.


When you register for this Stage 2 workshop, you will receive a link to the Stage 1 online package that you can complete in your own time. Do enroll asap because you must complete it before Stage 2. Depending on your experience, it may take anywhere from 10 to 70 hours.

This Stage 2 workshop is personal. The Master Trainer will work with you to answer your questions and help to improve your tai chi and ensure you can teach the program safely and effectively.

There will be discussions, practice sessions, sharing of skills  and knowledge, Question and Answer portions, and, most importantly, personal tuition. The Master Trainer will give you feedback on what you did well and how you can improve your tai chi and teaching skill  and connect you to the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), fellow instructors, Senior Trainers and offer continual support.

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention?

Dr 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 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.

Reasons to Come


  • Enjoy learning at your own pace and the personal training to become eligible to be an instructor of this program
  • Learn how to teach this program effectively and safely
  •  Discover how tai chi improves health and relieves arthritis
  • Learn Dr Lam's Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method
  • Gain essential knowledge about arthritis and fall prevention
  •  Learn about the essential principles of tai ch
  •  Improve your level of tai chi in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment


Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to be eligible to be certified as an instructor, please check the recommended qualifications listed below.                           

  •  Physical therapists or physiotherapists
  •  Tai chi teachers or advanced students
  •  Exercise instructor
  •  Other similar professionals

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

  • By the Completion of the Workshop you will:
  •  Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention set at a deeper level
  • Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation and helps to prevent falls
  • Have learned how to teach this program effectively and safel
  • Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge
  • Have learned how to attract and retain more students


Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

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

Tai Chi for Health Program Updates

At this workshop instructors have an opportunity to update their other Tai Chi for Health certifications. 

For more information please click here




For USA only - Optional Continuing Education Hours Available

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Tai Chi for Health Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2018 – December 2021). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 701292. ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.” 

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency has approved the Tai Chi for Health Institute, c/o The Home Gym, Inc. to provide continuing education contact hours to Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants. This workshop (Tai Chi for Health) provides a maximum of 14 OT/OTA contact hours  

The Tai Chi for Health Institute is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The course offering is approved for up to 16.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1460-0321). Excluding Correspondence .



*May - July 2021 - Stage 1 Self Paced Online Preparation (Please allow 20-70 hours to complete this portion. It is best to complete 1-2 lessons at a time (especially the tai chi practice) so do not wait until the last minute to work on this.)

*August 7, 2021 - Stage 2 Live Virtual Workshop

Preparation materials for Stage 1 & 2 include "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" and "Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook" available at and at Digital versions are available.

Optional:  August 8, 2021 - Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 - 9 additional movements - Purchase of TCA2 online lessons/dvd required - This day is not required, but offered for those who want to learn this additional advanced program and be certified in TCA2.

*This training includes TWO Stages. Stage 2 is the virtual workshop on August 7, 2021 USA EDT with Master Trainer, Jocelyn Simpson. You must complete Stage 1 beforehand. Stage 1 is a self-paced learning program via online lessons. As soon as you register, access to Stage 1 will be sent to you at no cost.  Please see below for more details.

Once STAGE 1 is completed you will send the completion Certificate to Jocelyn Simpson.

Places are limited. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis.

You can be part of the NEW Self Paced Program for Tai Chi Arthritis and Fall Prevention instructors trained by attending this virtual workshop.


Prices are in USD and INCLUDE:

Preparatory Forms Practice/Review with Senior Trainer

Zoom Practice (required)

Instructor Training Workshop with Master Trainer and Senior Trainer

One-on-one Zoom Session with Master Trainer following the workshop

STAGE 1&2 Combined Fees:

$300  Early Bird Discounted Price (received by June 7, 2021)

          (space is limited so early registration is highly recommended to allow for sufficient time to complete Stage 1 self paced learning segment)

$330  Standard Price (received after June 7, 2021)

This is the total fee for the 1-day online instructor training workshop (8.5 hours, including breaks). This fee includes access to Stage 1 (cost US$150 if bought separately)

TCA Part 2 Fees:

$200  Optional TCA2 including Skill Builder Practice

$30  CEU/CECs

Payment Options (please note TCA Stage 2 and/or TCA2):

Zelle (preferred) ID is or 770-912-9229

Venmo - ID is @Jocelyn-Simpson-6

Check or money order to Jocelyn Simpson, PO Box 540, Acworth 30101


This is a virtual workshop using the Zoom platform. Please download Zoom (you may use the free version). If you haven't used this platform before, Zoom provides videos to help you learn how it works. This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Find a space in your home suitable for practice, and experiment with Zoom so you learn how to stay within the frame. I will need to see you head to toe. I recommend using painter's tape on the floor to outline the area you will need to stay within. If available, I recommend using a HDMI connection to a larger screen or your television, so you have a larger image.

You can also check out the following YouTube videos from Dr. Lam and Becky Rahe for important Zoom Tech information: and


Master Trainer - Jocelyn Simpson -

Senior Trainer - Tracey Anfuso-Temple -