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Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention Instructor Update Training: Level 1 (WS)

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This program will teach you the twelve movement Sun Style tai chi form, designed by Dr. Paul Lam and associates. You will also learn the efficacy of preventing falls. It is easy to learn, effective and safe. It increases heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance and integrates mind and body. Students will learn how to safely modify the movements based on learner capabilities or limitations. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be re-certified as a Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor for 2 years.  

Certification Description: This instructor training is designed to update currently certified instructors to continue to teach the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention (TCAFP) course. Based on the Sun style of tai chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls 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. 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. Qualified participants who successfully complete the course will be invited to become a TCHI Board registered instructor.

Course Objectives
  • Demonstrate the Tai Chi for Arthritis form, warm ups and cool-down
  • Demonstrate how to teach the Tai Chi for Arthritis forms using the Stepwise-Progressive method
  • Discuss practical ways to integrate the six basic Tai Chi Principles into the form and activities of daily living
  • Summarize the characteristics of arthritis as discussed in the workshop, as well as the research that validate Tai Chi’s benefits for arthritis and falls prevention
  • Differentiate ways to safely modify the Tai Chi for Arthritis movement to adjust for an individual’s capabilities and limitations 

    Course Outline
  • Discussion of Safety Precautions and how to start a class
  • Practice:  Revision and Tai Chi Principles 15-21 (Reverse Side)
  • Teaching Effectively Practical Experience and Discussion
  • Review, Quiz, and Discussion
  • Falls/ How Tai Chi helps Prevent Falls
  • What’s next? Website, future training, etc
  • Practice:  Revision and 15-21 (Reverse Side - option)
  • Practice of 21 movements, demonstration by students, certificates, group photo,
  • and closing comments by Host and Master Trainer.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sun


Linda Ebeling 

CEUs : 0.75



Please read:  Prerequisite: Participant must have current certification (TCAFP) within 30 days of expiration date.



Registration Closes On
Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/3/2020 - 5/3/2020 Weekly -Sun 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Normandale (Bloomington), S2330  Map, Room: S2330 Linda Ebeling 

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