Zoom- Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention and TCA Instructor Course with Meghan Bryant

When and Where

Date: 10th - 17th Feb, 2022
Time: 12 - 5 pm ET USA
Address: Zoom (ET zone)- links will be provided
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.”





This workshop is designed with New Instructors to this program in mind.  There are several required elements in order to complete and then pass.

The steps to success are:

1. Register (Register minimum of 3 wks prior prefered):

  • Email the Host if there is any trouble doing so. 
  • Email and address are required so materials can be sent. 
  • Meghan will send an invoice to confirm new or recerting, allowing Credit Card or check payment to made

2. Pre- Workshop: (Required to have working knowledge before the workshop)

  • Receive materials and review them(DVD, TCA handbook, Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book).  Allow 2 weeks for this prep work.
  • Individual Tech Check (1 hr session)- Prepare Technology and Space (Feb 7-9) 

3. Workshop:

  • This workshop will be 3 half days over 2 wks
    • Feb 10 12pm-5pm ET
    • Feb 11 12pm-5pm ET
    • Feb 17 12pm-5pm ET
  • There is an individual form check that will be selected first come first serve bases Feb 14-16 ( a schedule to select 1hr session will be issued by Meghan to sign up)
  • There is 1 last check after workshop Feb 18 for a 1 hr session.

*** Technical issues do arise and flexibility is needed if sessions are interrupted.  Feb 18 is the back up day to allow for adjustments.

Items needed at workshop:

Chair without wheels, shoes, snacks, pen & paper for notes.

In order to pass, there is a knowledge check & a forms check.  Safety is first in mind, which is why the CDC recommends us, so it is up to the Master Trainer to make sure you have key pieces to keep the Program Safe & Effective.

Seating is limited to 12 participants.

** For those recerting with more limited time- Please email Meghan to find out that separate schedule (Update onlys are not to be listed at this time on website, but still being held) If you have not been able to teach at all since being certified, but recerting... this is the workshop for you to review all, but at the recert price.


Please email Meghan if you are new.  An invoice will be issued by Meghan after confirming this info, which can be paid by C.C. or Check.

This pricing is for both TCA & TCAFP.

New: $305

Early Bird: $280 (postmarked by Jan 12)

Recert: $155 

CEU's: $20 additional fee for additional certifcate


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Meghan Bryant

[email protected]

Please email Meghan if you have difficulty registering, and/or if you do not here back from her after registering with in 2 wks.