Zoom: TCA2 Instructor Training with Lorraine Noval

When and Where

Date: Apr 18th 2022
Time: 8:30 - 4:30PM EST
Address: Virtual training from: Asian Arts Group Tai Chi Center
28 Essex Street
United States



Tai Chi for Arthritis 2

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis 2?

Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed the Tai Chi for Arthritis program to be safe and effective for people with arthritis; it also provides health benefits and can improve almost anyone’s quality of life.

Millions of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCA program. Many scientific studies have shown that the TCA 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.

TCA has twelve moves, and many people told Dr Lam they wanted a longer set to enhance their practice. Dr Lam has carefully selected a further 9 forms to add to the original TCA to create a more exciting set. Containing more sophisticated moves and subtle changes in direction, TCA2 is an ideal tool for beginners looking to expand their repertoire and develop their knowledge of the tai chi principles, and to gain more health benefits.

TCA2 is now an instructor qualifying workshop; check your insurance to make sure you are covered to teach the set without Board Certification.  Dr Lam strongly recommends everyone to learn this more challenging set.

Reasons to Come

Become eligible to be Board Certified for TCA2

Improve your TCA set

Learn more depth of the tai chi principles

Develop your tai chi in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment

Learn a more exciting and challenging set

Gain more material to share with your participants


Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to get the most from the workshop participants need to be able to perform the set form memory. Non-instructors are welcome as this workshop is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills. 

By the Completion of the Workshop you will:

Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis set at a deeper level

Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation

Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge

All participants will receive a "has completed" or "attendance" certificate


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. You will need to complete a written assignment before the workshop, and an administration fee applies.




TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS 2 - Instructor Training Workshop

NOTE:  Instructors with a current TCA/TCAFP credential as well as being current in their Board Certificaton fee are eligible to attend this training.

This workshop will be conducted virtually using the Zoom platform. 

New Certifications:

For this training, there is a requirement to attend the equivalent of one day of training using the Zoom platform, and then attend a 1-hour virtual practicum with the Master Trainer.     

Preparation for this training includes reading the book, Teaching Tai Chi Effectively, and working through the DVD, Tai Chi for Arthritis 2.  In addition, a recording of your attempt at performing the Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 routine is required to be submitted.  The recording will be done on the Zoom platform (or MP4) and the link sent to the Master Trainer a minimum of a 7-10 days before the first training segment.

The virtual training is scheduled for April 18, 2022 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  This training will be conducted using the Zoom platform.  There is no charge to use Zoom (that is, you do not have to have a paid account to attend the training).  No travel is required for this training.

For the practicum, the 1-hour session will be scheduled individually during the three weeks after the training component is completed.  The training completion certificate will be issued at the successful conclusion of the virtual assessment.

Registration closes March 28, 2022.


Instructor Recertifications:

Recertifications/updates are being done virtually on an individual basis - NOT at this training.  The process will be to complete the written assignment packet and then spend an hour on Zoom with the Master Trainer.  The Zoom session will include the usual recertification/update activities: doing the warm-ups, the Tai Chi routine(s) you are updating, and teaching one form using the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method.  There will also be discussion of safety, teaching effectively, and any other topics, as appropriate.  Please contact the Master Trainer that originally certified you, for further information.



Certification: $165.  Early bird registration is $140, if payment is received by April 1.   A discount code to purchase the DVD, Tai Chi for Arthritis 2,  will be provided, if needed.

Cancellation:  $50 administrative fee.


1)  Checks or money orders should be made to: Albany Tai Chi, 112 Manning Blvd, Albany NY 12203. 

2)  Payments may be made via PayPal -

3)  For other credit card payments, contact [email protected] for instructions  -- or call 518-527-8412.


Virtually From:

Asian Arts Group Tai Chi Center

28 Essex Street

Albany, NY  12206


Master Trainer:  Lorraine Noval, [email protected]