CAIRNS: Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

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Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

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Cairns City, QLD 4870


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Harvest the power of Tai Chi for Health in this special workshop under the guidance of Dr Paul Lam

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The Workshop - Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

This has been one of the most popular tai chi workshops around the world over the last 16 years, and the addition of the Fall Prevention module brings greater depth and efficacy!

Older people are more likely to fall which can cause serious injury. Tai Chi for Arthritis has been shown by studies to prevent falls. Australian and New Zealand government departments have utilised this program to prevent the elderly from falling.

The causes of falls in the elderly include muscle weakness, poor balance and vision, lack of confidence when moving about and the effects of medication.

Many studies have shown Tai Chi as being one of the most effective approaches for preventing falls.

You will learn the Tai Chi for Arthritis program and the special module for fall prevention. Supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), health departments in Australia and arthritis organisations worldwide, the programs are proven to reduce pain, prevent falls and improve balance, health and wellness.

You can be certified to teach the program if you meet the requirements. Beginners are welcome to participate for health and enjoyment.

Dr Lam will discuss the deeper meanings of tai chi principles and how to incorporate them into your forms. He will explain the ultimate purpose of tai chi and what Qi is, and work on using the Yi (mind) to drive the Qi, and the Qi to drive the Jing and using the process to generate more Qi. You can develop your tai chi and gain greater health benefits. Discover how much more power and enjoyment you can gain from this workshop! You will have much more to share with your students and tai chi friends. The techniques and knowledge are applicable to all forms and styles of tai chi.

Tai chi practitioners at every level will find something useful. They will be fascinated by new interpretations and the clear directions will allow them to develop their tai chi to a higher level in an even more enjoyable way.

Dr Lam will show you how to deliver the Jing and use it to store and regenerate more Qi. Your tai chi will improve significantly as you begin to cultivate stronger Qi. These techniques and knowledge are applicable to all tai chi.

Millions of people around the world have learned Tai Chi for Arthritis; many would like to progress further. This workshop is a great opportunity to enhance your tai chi and gain greater health benefits.

This workshop can be, with prior notice and the completion of written assignments, an update for Tai Chi for Arthritis or other Tai Chi for Health programs.

Reasons to Come

Dr ​Lam ​enjoys ​sharing ​his ​40-plus ​years ​of ​tai ​chi ​experience ​so ​much ​that ​he ​has ​traveled ​over ​a ​million ​miles ​teaching ​it. ​His ​workshops ​are ​usually ​fully ​booked, ​people ​travel ​thousands ​of ​miles ​to ​attend ​his ​workshop, ​some ​attended ​several ​in ​different ​countries ​in ​the ​same ​year. ​He ​has ​a ​knack ​of ​making ​complex ​theory ​easy ​to ​learn. ​You ​can ​expect ​to ​enjoy ​his ​friendly ​interactive ​teaching ​method, ​and ​significant ​improvement ​in ​your ​tai ​chi.

  • To enjoy working with Dr Lam and his colleagues
  • To learn from Dr Lam’s 40-plus years of experience in tai chi and medicine.
  • To deepen your understanding of Qi, and improve your tai chi and health
  • To cultivate your Qi (internal energy) more effectively and learn how to use delivery of Jing (internal force) to generate more Qi
  • To meet and interact with many other like-minded tai chi enthusiasts
  • To be certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • To update your existing Tai Chi for Health certifications

About Dr Paul Lam

Dr Paul Lam, an Australian family physician, tai chi expert and Director of the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He loves teaching and is the first person in history to have travelled over one million miles for the purpose of teaching tai chi. Many enjoy learning from him so much so that they travel thousands of miles year after year to attend his workshops.

Dr Lam is the author of several books on tai chi and has composed a best-selling series of Tai Chi for Health programs that bring health benefits to millions of people all over the world. His tai chi programs are recommended and supported by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.CDC.gov), and health departments and Arthritis Foundations around the world for fall prevention and improving health. Millions of people have improved their health and wellness by learning his programs.

How Will I Benefit from the Workshops?

Over 500 medical studies have shown tai chi improves almost all aspects of health, including muscular strength, flexibility and fitness; as well as improved relaxation, balance, immunity and other health benefits. However, studies don't show anywhere near the full extent of benefits tai chi can bring, such as empowering you to develop inner peace, strength and power, leading to more happiness and fulfilment!

Dr Lam will share his knowledge gained by working on the true meaning of tai chi for over 40 years. There will be intangible energy that can only be shared by personally interacting with him.

Who Can Come?

Anyone without any prior knowledge can come to the Qigong for Health workshop.


All participants are required to prepare using Dr Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention program material prior to the workshop. You will gain more from the workshop with the preparation.

You can get the program through either:

Enrolled participants will receive a 20% discount code for instructional materials with their confirmation email.

What to Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Special Note: Please attend scent-free in consideration of those with allergies, including Dr Lam himself.

Instructor Training

If you prepare beforehand and meet the requirements, you will be eligible to be certified as an instructor to teach the Tai Chi for Arthritis program. This program is an excellent tool for health professionals to teach their clients.

It is also required for instructor training to read and learn from the "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively” book by Dr Lam. This book is also available in Kindle format through Amazon.

Workshop Fees

Early Bird until 5th July 2020:

  • 2-Day Workshop - Total $520

From 6th July 2020:

  • 2-Day Workshop - Total $560

Fees include course tuition, morning and afternoon refreshments, sumptuous lunch, and attendance certificate.

*NOTE: Accommodation and updates are NOT included in the prices above.

Combined Workshop Discount: Register first for the Qigong for Health workshop (30th Oct) and receive a $50 discount code that can be used to book for this Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Workshop (31st Oct and 1st Nov).

After registering for the Qigong for Health workshop, please check the confirmation page or your confirmation e-mail for the discount code.

Cancellation fees:

  • Until 15th Oct 2020 - a cancellation fee applies in the amount of $50.
  • No refunds from 15th Oct 2020 onwards.


Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Pier Point Rd,

Cairns City QLD 4870


Please book directly with the hotel at (07) 4031 1411. Mention Dr Lam’s tai chi workshop or Group Code TAI300719A for the special discount rate.

Should you wish to stay elsewhere, feel free to explore other types of accommodation available in the area.

Payment Options:

  • Credit Card (click on the Register button on this page)
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Australia

Account Name: Tai Chi Productions

BSB: 062 234

Account Number: 10253957

Note: For EFT, please contact us first at workshops@taichiproductions.com to get a quote.


Workshop participants who are also certified Instructors will have the opportunity to update any of their Tai Chi for Health qualifications. Prior notice is essential and a written assignment must be submitted before the applicable deadline. Administration fees apply.

Price per Update: $50 (max of $200 for 4 or more updates)


Questions? Please contact us at workshops@taichiproductions.com or call +61 2 9533 6511 (Australia)

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