Zoom: Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor Training with Lorraine Noval

When and Where

Date: Apr 3rd 2022
Time: 8:30 - 5:00PM EST
Address: Virtual training from: Asian Arts Group Tai Chi Center
28 Essex Street
United States



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.”









This training is composed of a self-paced component and a 1-day virtual training with  Master Trainer Lorraine Noval.  The self-paced component must be successfully completed before the April training.  Please read the details below before registering.


The Tai Chi for Diabetes program was created by Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts 20 years ago. Studies have proven it to improve health and quality of life for almost anyone. This program is specially focused on helping people with diabetes manage their condition. It is authentic tai chi with all the attendant health benefits of tai chi. Anyone can learn and benefit from it. This program is based on both Yang and Sun styles, and has the unique feature of 5 levels of exertion.

Taking advantage of the innovations in technology, this training is divided into two stages. Stage 1: Fundamentals of Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor Training is a self-paced virtual program containing essential material to train effective and safe instructors. All you have to do is to follow the sequence with Dr Lam’s video guides for every step.

After completion of Stage 1, you will be ready for Stage 2:  1-day TCD Instructor Training Workshop to be eligible to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) Board Certified instructor. The Stage 2 workshop will be held on April 3, 2022 online via Zoom.


When you register and pay for this workshop, you will receive a link to the Stage 1 online package that you can complete in your own time and at your own pace. Do enroll as soon as feasible because you must successfully complete Stage 1 before April 3. Stage 1 can take a person anywhere from 10-15 to 40-50 hours depending on your experience.  After completing Stage 1, you will do a recording (on Zoom or an MP4) of your attempt at the TCD routine and forward it to the Master Trainer.  This recording and the system-generated Certifcate of Completion of Stage 1 are your "tickets" to the Stage 2 training.

This Stage 2 workshop is personal. Your Master Trainer will work with you to answer your questions about the program and tai chi routine, help you refine your tai chi movements, and help to ensure you can teach the program safely and effectively using the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method.  There will be discussions, practice sessions, sharing skill and knowledge, Question and Answer portions, and most importantly personal attention. Your Master Trainer will give you feedback on what you did well and how you can improve your tai chi and teaching skills, connect you to the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), fellow instructors, Senior Trainers and offer continual support.


After your registration and payment for this training,  you will be sent a link to get access to the STAGE 1 Online Package which can be used for 6 months (180 days) and includes:

  • Online Tai Chi Lessons subscription to Tai Chi for Diabetes (normally priced at USD$19.95 for two months)
  • 14 instructional video clips by Dr Lam to guide you through every part.
  • 6 webinars by Dr Lam covering the topics and beyond (normally priced at US$15 each for 30 days)
  • References
  • Online Quizzes – Do them as many times as you like to refine your knowledge base
  • Guides to the Stage 2 virtual workshop

To be purchased separately:

1. Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book. Choose from:

2. Tai Chi Diabetes Handbook:

If you are purchasing paperback books from Tai Chi Productions using the links above, use the code MTWS20 at Checkout to get a 20% discount (not valid for Amazon purchases).


-- For this training, you need to be seen "nose to toes" and be facing your camera's eye so the Master Trainer can help you refine and improve your delivery of the program.

-- Once your have sent the video and Certificate of Completion to the Master Trainer, you will receive the Zoom link for the Stage 2 training workshop.

-- Please install Zoom software prior to the start of the event for the best experience. Download the Zoom software at:

-- During the online workshop, you will need a strong internet connection and audio speakers to watch and listen to your Master Trainer and each other. You will also need a camera in your computer (or a webcam) and microphone, as well as space around you, so that you can practice and show your movements. You must be seen from head to toe. Smartphones are not acceptable since their visual field is too narrow.

-- AN HDMI cord can be used to connect your computer, notebook or tablet to a TV screen so you have a larger picture.

-- At the completion of the Stage 2 workshop, you will schedule a time to meet with your Master Trainer for a one-on-one Zoom Session. If you have met the requirements to be a certified instructor, you will then receive an invitation from the TCHI Board to become a board certified instructor (annual fee approx. $20). If you have not met the requirements your Master Trainer will work with you to facilitate the process.



Certification: $300.  Early bird registration is $285, if payment is received by March 1, 2022. 

Cancellation:  $150.


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 518-527-8412.300


Virtual from:  Asian Arts Group Tai Chi Center

28 Essex Street

Albany, NY  12206


Master Trainer:  Lorraine Noval, [email protected]