Virtual Tai Chi for Beginners and updates w/Bill Pickett

When and Where

Date: 8th - 9th Oct, 2021
Time: 8:30 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time
Address: Virtual Workshop using Zoom - comfort of your own living room
Comfort of your own living environment
Available worldwide anywhere w/computer and internet connection
United States



Tai Chi for Beginners (TCB) New Instructor Qualification Class is Limited to 12 participants max

Updates and re-certifications for existing instructors are available in TCA, TCAFP, STCA, TCA2, TCB, TCD, and other forms - be sure to check all desired updates when registering or contact Bill if what you need is not listed.

For a virtual ZOOM workshop ~ Please read the following instructions carefully!

Both New and Re-certifying Instructors will need:

  • Internet access on computer w/camera

  • Latest Free Version of ZOOM (many tutorials are available in ZOOM or YouTube)

  • To have a viewing area for Master or Senior Trainer to view the entire body profile from head to toes on camera when doing the form (please test this before the scheduled ZOOM session)

New Instructors will need:

  • Dr. Paul Lam's TCB Instructional DVD or access to his Online lessons.  References also used are Dr. Lam's book "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" and the "Tai Chi for Beginners and 24 Forms" books. These can be purchased at  (20% discount code for products that can be used in this workshop is MTWS20) 

  • Spend at least 15-20 hours studying with Dr. Lam on either of the above videos learning and reviewing the warm-ups and TCB form before the workshop. 

  • Complete a short quiz during the workshop

  • Potential new instructors may want to schedule ZOOM time for pre-workshop check with Master and/or Senior Trainers.  Because this is a virtual qualification workshop, these extra meeting times are sometimes required.

  • It is also recommended that before the first pre-workshop meeting in ZOOM, each participant record a full body profile video of yourself doing the warm-ups & the form.  You can use your phone or computer w/camera and ZOOM to record the video.  The private video recording can be a great self-training and review tool.  You will improve your skills significantly after completing and reviewing your video.  This is also a great check for viewing your entire body in the ZOOM training sessions.

    • After completion of the workshop, qualified instructors will be required to record a full-body video of the warmups and demonstration of the TCB form and submit it to the Master Trainer for review.  After the video, the post-workshop exit Zoom meeting to review the video will be scheduled before issuing the final certificate.

Re-Certifying Instructors need:

  • To be previously certified in the desired TCHI program(s) within the last 3 years (call or email Bill if you need additional advice)

  • To complete the update paperwork assignment for each program and return at least 2 weeks before your scheduled date

  • To review w/Dr. Lam's DVD(s) or On-line Learning for the form(s) to be updated before the workshop 

  • Lead the Warmups and the form(s) being updated

  • Demonstrate the Stepwise teaching method during the review

This workshop is designed to train new participants and/or re-certifying instructors to safely and effectively instruct these forms to others.  All participants will receive a competition certificate. Only those who adequately prepare and successfully complete all workshop requirements will qualify for an instructor qualification or re-certification certificate with the Dr. Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute.

New Instructors:

  • Two full days w/pre and post ZOOM meetings for Tai Chi for Beginners Instructor Qualification Workshop.
    Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for 2 days Eastern Time Zone!
    13 Contact hours for CEUs available - Processing fee is an extra $35 - Sorry, Nursing Contact hours not available in virtual workshop.

Re-certifying Instructors only:

  • Virtual Workshop - scheduling times may vary. Each participant may be scheduled on a different date from this proposed schedule.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

To Register click the "REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP" green button above these details.

You will receive a confirmation message within 24 to 48 hours of your registration that will ensure your space is held until payment is received.  Space is limited to the first 12 participants - additional registrations will be wait-listed and additional instructions will follow.  Failure to pay 3 weeks before the workshop may forfeit your space.

When your training and private ZOOM Session are complete, you will be entered on Dr. Lam's website as a qualified instructor.  The final step to be listed on the website as a Board Certified Instructor is to pay a small annual fee of about $19 USD.  Instructions and a link for this payment will be sent to each participant who successfully completes the workshop.  This will be discussed in more detail at the workshop. For more info on this see:


Prices are in USD and include:

New Instructor

2-days Instructor Training Workshop and ZOOM Session(s) with Master or Senior Trainer and both pre and post-workshop (there is no failure, we will work with you until you are ready as an instructor)

$270 - Payable at least 3 weeks before the workshop - failure to pay the full amount may forfeit your space.

If attending the New Instructor workshop, Updates are an additional $50 each up to $125 total if more than 3 are needed.

$35 - CEU Hous PT, OT, & ACSM - 13 contact hours for CEUs Please indicate the desire for CEUs in comments at registration or contact Bill prior to the workshop to ensure the certificate is prepared.

Recertifying Instructors:

Virtual ZOOM training workshop for 2-year re-certification for Instructors for Tai Chi for Health Institute (Scheduled at the convenience of the Participant and Master Trainer)

$150 for the first update - $50 each for each additional update max 4 (the total charge for extra updates would be no more than $125 if you do 3 after the First $150 - Total max for 4 updates for any participant. 

If attending the New Instructor workshop, Updates are an additional $50 each up to $125 total if more than 3 are needed.

Note: 3% Up-charge/participant to Cover Credit Card Fee) - please notify Bill if you wish to pay by Credit Card

Payments Check or Money Order:
Made out to Bill Pickett and send to:

Bill Pickett
11301 Snyder Road
Knoxville, TN 37932


ZOOM Virtual Workshop led by Bill Pickett

Location can be anywhere w/computer and internet access


Bill Pickett Master Trainer (Trainer)
[email protected]

Linda Pickett Senior Trainer (Co-Trainer)
[email protected]