Virtual Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis & Updates with MT Jocelyn Simpson

When and Where

Date: Nov 7th 2021
Time: 9am - 5:30pm EST
Address: United States





This workshop is the seated version of Tai Chi for Arthritis, although its principles can be used for other programs. Certification in Tai Chi for Arthritis or Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention is required before attending this workshop, or you may also attend the Stage 1 and Stage 2 workshop and preparation November 6. 

Virtual - What's Different?

1. You get to attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home or office!

2. Zoom Platform - Download the free Zoom app and review the tutorials so you will be familiar with it prior to the workshop. Senior Trainer Tracey will hold a Zoom Tech Check so you can practice various features and make sure you can be seen head to toe. This will be held Thursday October 28, 7-8pm EDT. Her contact information is below should you need to reach her or ask any questions about this session.

3. Your Introductions - Introductions will be done as usual, but virtually using Breakout Rooms. You will be paired with another participant, interview each other, then introduce each other to the rest of the participants.

4. Following the workshop, you will meet with the Master Trainer (Jocelyn) for an individual Zoom session where you will teach her "Waving Hands" using the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and demonstrate the Seated warm ups, cool downs and forms.

6. Instead of the customary 15 minute tea breaks, we will have 5 minute breaks approximately every hour for a screen break. Please have a drink or snack nearby. We will have the customary 1 hour lunch break.

7. I will send you the STCA quiz to complete BEFORE the workshop, and you will email me the completed quiz as well as a video of you performing the STCA forms. (This demonstration is preparatory and does not determine your certification.) A great way to do the video is to record it on Zoom to the cloud. Then you just send me the link. This also gives you an opportunity in advance of your Zoom Tech Check to see if your lighting, space, etc. is good, and you can be seen head to toe in your demonstration.

Who Can Come?

Anyone currently certified in TCA or TCAFP, and anyone attending the Stage 2 TCA/TCAFP workshop November 6.


Prepare by working with the Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD or online lessons as much as possible. This will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop. This preparation is required for those seeking certification. You will need to submit a video of the STCA forms and complete a written quiz prior to the workshop, due October 22.

The book Teaching Tai Chi Effectively will be our text for this workshop. Review of this text, and especially the chapters on safety, teaching effectively, Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method and Working with Chronic Conditions is part of your preparation.

The dvd and text are available at Paid participants receive a 20% discount.  A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed and payment received. If you prefer Online Lessons to the DVD, go to If you are current in your Board Certification Annual Membership, you may be entitled to a higher discount, so please check your status.

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Who will be Certified to Teach the Program?

Participants who have met all requirements on completion of the workshop and Zoom session will be eligible to be certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach this program. Please see the following links for details of the certification process: and A nominal fee is required to be licensed to teach this program. If you are already current in your TCHI Board Certification annual fee, no additional fee is required.

Should you not be qualified for certification by the post-workshop Zoom session, you will have 2 additional weeks to complete requirements. There is an additional fee for Zoom sessions beyond your first one, so be sure to put in the time prior to the workshop to prepare.

Registering online

If you are already a certified instructor, you will need to login to the website to register for this workshop.  Use the "Lost Password" link to reset your password if you are having difficulties logging on.

Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee prior to October 6, 2021; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fees paid if requested.

UPDATES to current certifications

You may update your current certifications at this workshop (TCA, TCAFP, STCA, TCA2). You may need to complete a written assignment and submit a copy of your latest certificate (due October 22). There may be an administration fee. Be prepared to demonstrate the forms associated with the program you are updating. Reminder: Updates are required every two years. Non-related programs may be updated via correspondence update. For more information, please contact your Master Trainer. 

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 7.5 contact hours applicable to APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number (SP1460-0321). Excludes Correspondence Updates.

Every state and certifying organization has different requirements, and these requirements are subject to frequent changes.  TCHI, as with all CE providing organizations, require that each participant check with their certifying organization to verify that they will accept these CEUs and that they will accept virtual workshop hours.

Authorized Provider:  Tai Chi for Health Institute • USA Program Administrator:  TCHI-USA (CE) • c/o Meghan E Creations, LLC, 265 Turkeysag Trail, Ste 102 #130, Palmyra, VA 22963


Prices are in USD and INCLUDE:

Zoom Tech Check October 28, 7-8pm EDT

1-day Instructor Training Workshop with Master Trainer and Senior Trainer

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

$150  Early Bird Discounted Price (paid/postmarked by October 7, 2021)

          (space is limited so early registration is highly recommended)

$165  Standard Price (paid/postmarked after October 7, 2021)

$40  Optional TCA/FP (not Seated) review & practice with Senior Trainer October 30, 2021 10am-12pm EDT

$150  STCA Update 

$40  Additional updates (written assignment required). Please contact Master Trainer regarding multiple updates pricing.

Written assignments for updates are due no later than October 22.

$30  CEU/CECs

$50  if additional Zoom sessions are necessary

Registration Deadline:  Registration recommended no later than 2 weeks prior to the workshop so you can obtain study materials and have time to learn the tai chi forms. Registration is accepted after that date as long as space allows, but you may need to do some work post-workshop in order to certify. If this is the case, an additional fee may apply.

Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee prior to October 7, 2021; after this, cancellations will be refunded at 50% of fees paid if requested.

Payment may be made via Zelle (preferred) [email protected] or 770-912-9229, Venmo @Jocelyn-Simpson-6 or check or money order to:  Jocelyn Simpson PO Box 540 Acworth GA 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 - [email protected]

Senior Trainer - Tracey Anfuso-Temple - [email protected]