Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention Update with MT Linda Ebeling Virtual

When and Where

Date: Jan 22nd 2022
Time: 9:00 - 4:30 Central Time
Address: Online via Zoom
309 NW Chapel Dr.
United States



Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention


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 eligible to become Board Certified 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 make 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


  • Learn how to teach this program effectively and safely
  • Discover how tai chi improves health and arthritis
  • Learn Dr Lam's Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method
  • Gain essential knowledge about arthritis and fall prevention
  • Learn about the essential principles of tai chi
  • 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 instructors
  • 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 safely
  • 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. Please contact the organising MT for details.


For Australia only

If you are currently qualified as an Instructor through the National Martial Arts Instructor Accreditation Scheme, you will be qualified as a Tai Chi for Health Instructor upon successful completion of the program. All other persons will be qualified as Leaders of the program.


Australian Physiotherapy Association

This course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.  For more details please contact the organiser.


Fitness Australia

This course is accredited by Fitness Australia.  For more details please contact the organiser.


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.”





Online Update workshop of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention via Zoom. 9:00 - 4:30 Central Time. Please note that this workshop is for updates only and not intial certification.
You may also update Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Rehabilitation at this workshop for an addition fee for each form.

Those doing additional updates are required to written homework assignments which will be sent by the MT after registration. Additional time on the 22nd is also required.

You are required to attend a Tech Check on Zoom with a Senior Trainer prior to the workshop.  An email will be sent for scheduling after registration and payment is received.
Review chapters 4,5,6 & 11 in Teaching Tai Chi effectively and practice with the DVD or Online lessons prior to the workshop.

Registration deadline:To receive the early bird registration cost, the registration must be postmarked by Dec 15, 2022. Registration Deadline is  Jan 4, 2022.



_____Early Bird before Dec 15, 2022:              $145

_____After Dec 15, 2022:                                  $165

Additional updates available:

_____Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis         $50

_____Tai Chi for Rehabilitation           $50

CEU’s available, separate check from registration, payable to Linda Ebeling. $20 – 7 hours

Registration deadline:
To receive the early bird registration cost, the registration must be postmarked by Dec 15, 2022. Registration Deadline is  Jan 4, 2022.

Please send your check or money order payable to:
Merry Amann
309 NW Chapel Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Please note:  $50 administration fee on cancellations one month prior to the workshop. No refunds after Jan 8, 2022.


Online via Zoom

After registration with Merry Amann and on the TCHI website, a Zoom link will be sent to you.


Local contact and workshop organizer, Senior Trainer Merry Amann
[email protected] or 515 897 8228

Master Trainer Linda Ebeling: [email protected]