Tai Chi for Diabetes instructor training workshop by Rani Hughes

When and Where

Date: 5th - 6th Mar, 2022
Time: 9.00-5.00pm both days
Address: Newstead Community Centre, Mechanic Hall
3462/9 Lyons St
Newstead (near Bendigo)



Tai Chi for Diabetes

 What is Tai Chi for Diabetes?

Tai Chi for Diabetes is a tai chi form, especially designed by Dr Paul Lam in conjunction with his tai chi associates and a team of medical experts.  Based on Sun and Yang style tai chi, Tai Chi for Diabetes is easy to learn, effective and safe.  It is designed to improve the management of diabetes.

The program will help to increase flexibility and muscle strength, and increase heart/lung activity, align posture, improve balance and integrate the mind and body.



Reasons to Come


  • Tai Chi for Arthritis instructors will learn a new program incorporating a different tai chi style (Yang) for your existing and new students
  • Yang style instructors will learn new perspectives to help improve your tai chi and introduce you to a proven teaching system
  • Beginners can learn this for themselves to help improve their health and harmony
  • To be a part of the Tai Chi for Health international family




Dr Lam strongly recommends that you study the Tai Chi for Diabetes DVD or online lessons as it will help you to gain more from the workshop. 

Anyone is welcome to attend, but 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 Diabetes set at a deeper level
  • Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation
  • 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.




About the Creator of Tai Chi for Diabetes

Dr Paul Lam is an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, and a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He is a well-recognised teacher, and the author of several books on tai chi and best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. Over five million people worldwide practice a Tai Chi for Health program every day. 

Dr Lam is one of the most sought after tai chi teachers, having trained thousands of instructors. Many travel around the world to attend his workshops.


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 conduct the MT organising the workshop.



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.

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.”








On successful completion of this two day intensive workshop, you will be provided with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct safe and effective modified tai chi for diabetes classes. Tai Chi for Diabetes is a program specially designed by Dr. Paul Lam in conjunction with a team of medical specialists and tai chi experts. Based on the Sun and Yang style Tai Chi, Tai Chi for Diabetes is easy to learn, effective and safe. It is designed to prevent and improve the control of diabetes. The program will improve health and wellness.

At the conclusion of the workshop

  • Learn how to teach this program safely and effectively
  • Gain knowledge of what is Tai Chi and how it helps people with diabetes
  • Be able to perform the Tai Chi for Diabetes set

Who is eligible to attend this training?

Suitable participants include: Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Tai Chi teachers and advanced students, Nurses, Health professionals (eg doctors), Accredited ExerciseInstructors, Certified Allied Health Assistants. 

Your trainer

Rani Hughes is an occupational therapist and master trainer in various Tai Chi for Health programs. Rani enjoys teaching and has trained hundreds of Tai Chi for Health instructors. She has taught tai chi for over twenty years to a diverse range of people including people with arthritis, diabetes and people experiencing mental illness. She has taught tai chi across Australia, New Zealand, Sth Korea, Sri Lanka and India. 


Prepare by working with the Tai Chi for Diabetes DVD (or online lessons) as much as possible.It is recommended a minimum of 10 hrs of practice with the DVD.  It will enable you to gain the maximum benefits and enjoyment from this workshop. 

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

You need to purchase these products yourself. Once workshop payment has been received, you will be forwarded a discount code to purchase these items. 

To meet Covid requirements the number of participants permitted will be limited to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all. The venue and organisers will adhere to COVID safe guidelines current at the time of our event observing safe distancing and wearing of masks if required. To comply with COVID restrictions, no food or drink will be provided at the workshop, you must arrange your own. If this workshop cannot proceed face to face due to COVID restrictions, we will transfer the workshop onto Zoom on the same dates. 

If the workshop needs to be cancelled on the directions of the Department of Health, the wrokshop will move to Zoom. No refund will be available if the workshop needs to transfer to Zoom platform. General cancellation fee is $75 if cancellation occurs more than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the workshop. No refund is available within 48 hours of the course’s commencement.   


$430 instructor certification

$50 per Tai Chi for Health Updates if you are attending the 2-day course.

If you are attending Day 2 as an update only, it costs $200 for your first update and $50 for subsequent updates. 

An invoice with payment details will be sent on registration 


Newstead Community Centre, Mechanic's Hall, Newstead


Rani Hughes 

E: [email protected] 

Phone: 0409 164 396