$40 – $425

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

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St. Paul Catholic Newman Center

1572 East Barstow Avenue

Fresno, CA 93710

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During this exciting workshop Dr Lam will discuss the deeper meanings of the tai chi principles and how to incorporate them into your forms.

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The Workshop

This workshop evolves constantly and many people enjoy it so much they attend it several times over the years. Dr Lam will explain the ultimate purpose of tai chi and what Qi (vital life energy) is. He will work on using the Yi (mind) to drive the Qi, and the Qi to drive the Jing (internal force).

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.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

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. After learning the Tai Chi for Arthritis program, participants can also learn Tai Chi for Osteoporosis with additional exercises for health and fall prevention.

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.

About the Instructor - Dr Paul Lam

Dr Lam, an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, 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. Dr Lam at Sydney HarbourMany 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 best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. His tai chi programs are supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and health departments and arthritis foundations around the world.

Millions of people have improved their health and wellness by learning his programs.

Reasons to Come

  • To work with the creator of the Tai Chi for Health programs
  • To improve your tai chi
  • To deepen your understanding of tai chi principles
  • To gain new insights into tai chi
  • To feel the flow and beauty of tai chi
  • To learn how to alleviate back pain

Who Can Come?

Anyone who knows Tai Chi for Arthritis and preferably Part Two, and can perform the form from memory.


All participants are required to prepare using their chosen program prior to the workshop. You will gain more from the workshop with the preparation.

You can get Dr Paul Lam's program material through either:

20% discount for paid participants. A code will be given to you when your booking is confirmed.

What to Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

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


At this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to update their Tai Chi for Health qualifications. Prior notice is essential and a written assignment must be submitted in advance. Updates cost $50 per program (max of $200 if you update more than 4 programs) and must be selected when you register online.


If you first book for the Yang 24 Forms workshop on 25 October you will be sent a code for a $35 discount on this workshop!


$400 before July 27, 2019

$425 after July 27, 2019


$355 before July 27, 2019

$375 after July 27, 2019


Additional $40 for CEC/CEU 13 Credit Units (13 Contact Hours). For those interested, please add this when you register online.

  • The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that the Tai Chi for Health Institute meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2015-December 2019. Approved Provider #701292.
  • The Tai Chi for Health Institute is pending approval as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Contact hours applicable to APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure, pending.

This is NOT an instructor workshop.

Registration includes attendance certificate, morning tea break, afternoon tea break and light snack.

Lunch NOT Included.

$65 administration fee on cancellations one month prior to the workshop, no refunds afterwards.

Payment Options

When you register, you will have 2 payment options: Pay immediately by Credit Card, or Pay by Check.

Important information regarding check payments:

Payment is due upon receipt of order. Checks are payable to: DR PAUL LAM TAI CHI WORKSHOPS USA

Please send check to:

Dr. Paul Lam Tai Chi Workshops USA

c/o Becky Rahe (Manager)

6150 White Oak Drive, Toledo, OH 43615

Include workshop name and city. Late fee of $25 will be added if check payment not received within 14 business days of receipt of order.

Local Coordinators

Mary Ann Villegas maryann@maracast.com



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