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Available NOW! Virtual Hybrid 1) Self-Paced, 2) Live Interactive via Zoom - Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Workshop with Heather Chalon, MPH, MT

When and Where

Date: Jan 15th 2022
Time: 9am-4:30pm AZ/MST
Address: Stage 1 self-paced online, Stage 2 Virtual interactive using Zoom Video Conferencing
United States

Information

Information

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 (CDC.gov), 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 (tchi.org) website.

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

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

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

Requirements

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

Clothing

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 .

       

Details

You can be part of the NEW Self Paced Program for Tai Chi Arthritis and Fall Prevention instructors trained by attending this virtual workshop.  SPACE IS LIMITED - best to register early and begin preparations now.  

This training includes TWO Stages. Stage 2 is the virtual workshop on January 15, 2022 USA MST with Heather Chalon, MPH, MT.  You must complete the Stage 1 online self-paced porgram beforehand.  Once you register and submit payment, access to Stage 1 will be sent to you at no cost. 

Once STAGE 1 is completed you will email the completion Certificate to Heather. 

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

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 (CDC.gov), 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. It can help overcome challenges from the pandemic. Teaching it will help to bring tai chi to more people, and at the same time improve your own health. That is why Dr Lam created this package of 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 1-day instructor training workshop to be eligible to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) Board Certified instructor.

All TCHI Master Trainers can conduct this workshop as well.

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

Registrant is responsible to purchase Required Resource Materials.

Tai Chi for Arthritis Handbook

Teaching Tai Chi Effectively Book

Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD 12 Lessons *

*(you will have access to the STAGE 1 online lessons for 180 days from once registration is complete)

Resource Materials may be purchased through Tai Chi Productions www.taichiproductions.com

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.

  • Preparation for Virtual Instructor Training

    • You must work with the DVD or on-line lessons

    • **REQUIRED** - ZOOM TECH CHECK -be prepared for demonstration 

    • Participants are required to have a copy of the Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book

      • Review the text, especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation. 

  • Virtual Training Platform: Zoom Meetings – Master Trainer and all Participants will be ‘live and visible’ during the entire training

    • 7 Hours of Training

    • 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 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.

  • Post Instructor Training

  • Post Zoom session(s)

  • Certifications will be awarded once all training requirements and zoom sessions have been completed

  • Upon teaching will make sure to have CPR/First Aid training

Cost

New, first time TCA/TCAFP Instructor Certification. Cost $295 - All-inclusive self-paced and 1-day live training tuition.  Includes Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Certification for 2 years.  Training materials are not included.  Participants will receive a 20% discouont code to use when ordering the required resources from Tai Chi Productions.

Already certified in TCA/TCAFP, attend the 1-day live training for:

  1. New, first time Seated TCA certification:  $135 (no updates)

  2. Update/Recertify TCA/TCAFP:  $185 

    • Add new, first time STCA, additional $75

    • Add STCA Update, additional $50

    • Add TCA2 Update, additional $85 (video submission required)

  3. Continuing Education Units, additional $35 for 7 hours

Addiitonal:  Upon successful completion of all requirements and online awarding of certification, you will be contacted by the Tai Chi for Health Institute and invited to complete your certification process by becoming a Board-Certified Member of the Institute, with an Annual fee of $25 Australian (approximately $18 USA).  Additional information about Board Certification can be found at https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/faq-for-becoming-a-board-certified-instructor/.

No Refunds:  If you cannot attend the January 15, 2022 USA live workshop you will be able to transfer to another date that Heather Chalon has scheduled.

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, paypal.me/heatherchalon.  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".

 

Location

This is a hybrid workshop-  self-paced on-demand video content  and 1 day virtual live interactice workshop using the Zoom video conference platform.  

Contact

Contact Information:

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

Workshop coordinator: TCHI Senior Trainer Judy Safarewitz,  [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.