Virtual (Zoom) TCA Part 2 Instructor Qualification Workshop & Updates with Heather Chalon, MPH, MT

When and Where

Date: Nov 4th 2021
Time: Check In 8:30am AZ/PDT, Workshop 9am-4:30pm AZ/PDT, 10am-5:30pm MDT, 11am-6:30pm CDT, 12pm-7:30pm EDT
Address: Virtual using Zoom Video Conferencing
along with pre and post workshop written and Zoom sessions
United States



Tai Chi for Arthritis 2

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis 2?

Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed the Tai Chi for Arthritis program to be safe and effective for people with arthritis; it also provides health benefits and can improve almost anyone’s quality of life.

Millions of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCA program. Many scientific studies have shown that the TCA 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.

TCA has twelve moves, and many people told Dr Lam they wanted a longer set to enhance their practice. Dr Lam has carefully selected a further 9 forms to add to the original TCA to create a more exciting set. Containing more sophisticated moves and subtle changes in direction, TCA2 is an ideal tool for beginners looking to expand their repertoire and develop their knowledge of the tai chi principles, and to gain more health benefits.

TCA2 is now an instructor qualifying workshop; check your insurance to make sure you are covered to teach the set without Board Certification.  Dr Lam strongly recommends everyone to learn this more challenging set.

Reasons to Come

Become eligible to be Board Certified for TCA2

Improve your TCA set

Learn more depth of the tai chi principles

Develop your tai chi in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment

Learn a more exciting and challenging set

Gain more material to share with your participants


Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to get the most from the workshop participants need to be able to perform the set form memory. Non-instructors are welcome as this workshop is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills. 

By the Completion of the Workshop you will:

Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis set at a deeper level

Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation

Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge

All participants will receive a "has completed" or "attendance" certificate


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. You will need to complete a written assignment before the workshop, and an administration fee applies.




Please Note:  You may choose to enjoy two days of training - Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Workshop is being offerd Wednesday, November 3, 2021.   Register separately.

Welcome.  How wonderful that you are taking this step to serve people in your community by learning to safely and effectively teach Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 to add depth and breadth to your personal tai chi skills as well as your Tai Chi for Health Instructor skills.  TCA2 will offer you and your participants new challenges and opportunities for fun times together by adding additional moves and new skills for depth of the core set.  

Participants must either be already certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis or TCA for Falls Prevention, or will become certified prior to this workshop.  See my listing for TCA/TCAFP October 20-21, 2021 or go to another MT's workshop.  

Dates and Times:  Thursday, November 4, 2021.  9am-4:30pm AZ/PDT, 10am-5:30pm MDT/AZ, 11am-6:30pm CDT, 12pm-7:30am EDT.

This training will be delivered in a virtual format using the Zoom platform along with plenty of support for your preparation, training days, and final steps to bring you to completion of your certification process.  Along the way, we will go deeper with TCA & TCAFP skills and how to take our participants into a rich tai chi experience.  

Please download Zoom Client right away if you have not already used it.  If you have already downloaded, please make sure you have a current version.  The free version is sufficient.  We will run some practice sessions prior to the workshop so everyone is comfortable prior to and support will be on hand during the two-day training.  Zoom offers free online trainings on how to use the platform and you are encouraged to take a little time to become familiar with Zoom function for your own confidence and comfort so your awareness can be focused on enjoying the training.

Our event coordinator will send you a discount code for 20% off your order with your welcome letter within 48 hours of receiving your registration and payment along with further information and links to resources for your preparations.  

  • Preparation for Virtual Instructor Training
    • You must work with the TCA2 DVD or on-line lessons
    • Participants are required to have a copy of the Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book and the Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook.
      • Review the text, especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions as part of your preparation. 
  • Virtual Training Platform: Zoom Meetings – Master Trainer and all Participants will be ‘live and visible’ during the entire training.
  • CURRENT Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor Or TCAFP Instructor
    • Please download Zoom (you may use the free version)
    • Participants must use a tablet or computer with a camera to participate. 
      • Phones are not allowed as the screen will be too small.
    • You must be present for all of the training.
      • You cannot turn off your camera or put up a photo in place of having the camera on.
    • We will take frequent mini breaks.
    • Participants must have a space large enough that they can be seen from head to toe throughout the workshop.
      • If available, I recommend using a USB connection to a larger screen or your television, so you have a larger image.
  • Pre and Post Instructor Training
    • You will be provided options for Zoom sessions for pre-workshop and post-workshop check ins with Master Trainer and Senior Trainers to ensure basic competencies, safety, and training environment considerations have been met. 
  • Certifications will be awarded once all training requirements and zoom sessions have been completed.
  • Upon teaching will make sure to have CPR/First Aid Certification.


Pricing when registering for the one day TCA2 Workshop on Thursday, 11/4:

  1. TCA2 First-time certification:  $150 (no updates)

  2. Update TCA2 Only:  $135

  3. TCA/TCAFP Update:  $185

    • Add STCA Update, Additional $50

    • Add TCA2 Update, Additional $50 

  4. Continuing Education Credits/Units Available. Cost $35 for 7 contact hours

SPECIAL PRICING when you register for both the TCA Workshop on Thursday 11/4, and the STCA Workshop on Wednesday, 11/3: $285.   14 CEUS for both days,  $50.  Please note in the comments section of both your 11/3 and 11/4 registration that you are attending both workshops.

  1. STCA and TCA 2 First-time certification:  $285

    • Add TCA or TCAFP Update, Additional $50, Both $90

  2. STCA or TCA 2 First-tme certification:  $250

    • Add TCA or TCAFP Update, Additional $50, Both $90

    • Add STCA or TCA2 Update, Additional $50

  3. Update STCA and TCA 2 Only:  $185

  4. Update STCA or TCA 2 Only: $165

  5. TCA/TCAFP Update: $185

    • Add STCA Update, Additional $50

    • Add TCA2 Update, Additional $50

  6. Continuing Education Credits/Units Available. Cost $50 for 14 contact hours.

Update Your Certification(s):  Please contact local Master Trainer for tuition rates and instructions on completing a correspondence update.  If you do not have a regular contact with a Master Trainer, I will be happy to work with you on your recertification options.

CANCELLATION FEE.  $50 per person, if cancellation is submitted within 3 days of registration in writing and confirmed, via email to [email protected]  More than two weeks out from workshop, 50% refund.  Within two weeks of workshop date, no refund.

Payment:  You will not be asked for payment when you submit this registration.  You will be emailed a confirmation by TCHI.  Thank you for promtly taking the next step  - to submit payment to the Master Trainer.  NOTE:  Registration is considered complete when payment has been made.

1) PayPal,  Or, PayPal, Send Money Option using email address [email protected]  NOTE:  Please make a notation within the transaction to identify the purpose of the transaction "TCAFP Virtual 1/15/22 WS".

2) Zelle,  Heather Chalon,  [email protected]   NOTE:  Please make a notation within the transaction to identify the purpose of the transaction "TCAFP Virtual 1/15/22 WS".

3) By check or money order communicate your request to [email protected]


This is a virtual workshop using the Zoom video conference platform.  Please download Zoom client, free version is sufficient.  If you are new to the Zoom platform,  I recommend partaking of Zoom’s free guides and lessons which can help you feel confident quickly.

Find an indoor space suitable for practice and experiment with Zoom so you can learn how to stay within frame.  I will need to see you head to toe.  Painters tape on the floor or a suitable area rug may be helpful for outlining the area you will use.    Connection to a monitor or TV for ease of viewing is highly recommended.  USB connections are a low cost way to connect to many TVs.

We will have opportunities to practice together prior to training days so we can all enjoy the experience in a safe and welcoming environment.


Workshop coordinator:  Senior Trainer Judy Safarewitz,  [email protected]

Master Trainer:  Heather Chalon, MPH,  [email protected]

Phone numbers will be provided with your welcome email.

Check your spam/junk folder if you feel you have not received information within 2 business days of registering for this workshop.