Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor Training ~ SIPP + 1-Day Workshop in Christchurch 10 Nov 2024

1 Day in Christchurch

Sunday 10 November 2024

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor Training

SIPP + 1-Day Workshop


Phillipstown Community Hub
39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011

Please Enrol NOW … Complete your SIPP Online learning … and then attend the training workshop..

* You will receive the link to complete your SIPP, after you have enrolled and paid the fee.
* After your successful completion of the SIPP and the 1-Day training workshop … You will receive 1 certificate
* Read below for Refresher/Updates

NOTE: There is also a 1-Day Tai Chi for Arthritis Falls Prevention + STCA Instructor Training Workshop on Sunday 10 November

Visit the page at this LINK


Step 1 ~ Enrol and Pay your Course Fee(s) to the Master Trainer (section below)
Step 2 ~ Order Required Resources (section below)
Step 3 ~ Register with TCHI (Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute Inc) (coming soon)
Step 4 ~ Prepare for the Instructor Training Workshop: Complete SIPP, and read the Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book.
Step 5 ~ Complete any pre-workshop paperwork and bring to the workshop (This will be emailed to you after you have enrolled and paid for the workshop)
Step 6 ~ Attend the workshop
Step 7 ~ Become a TCHI BCI (Board Certified Instructor) … read below
Step 8 ~ Share your knowledge and skills with others …
Step 9 ~ Update/Refresh your qualification(s) every two years, practise tai chi & have FUN!

TCHI Board Certified Instructor fee is required on successful certification:

The annual fee is payable direct to the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Following successful completion of the instructor training workshop, you will receive an email invitation to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute Board Certified Instructor (BCI), which is required before teaching the program (if not already a member). Annual fee is $25 AUD (Standard Membership) or $45 AUD (Premier Membership) regardless of the number of certificates you have. A TCHI Board Certified Instructor is a person who has fulfilled the requirements, completed the training of a Tai Chi for Health programme, and is registered with the Tai Chi for Health Institute board. For detailed information please go to this link HERE

What is SIPP? (Self-paced Instructor Preparation Package)

Dr Lam and the TCHI Board created the SIPP training system.

1: Complete the SIPP for the TCHI program you are enrolled to train in. The SIPP a self-paced online 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 online training.

  • After you enroll and pay for this workshop, you will receive a link to the SIPP that you can complete in your own time.
  • Do enroll asap, because you must complete the SIPP before the workshop.
  • Depending on your experience, it may take anywhere from 10 to 70 hours.

2: Attend the TCHI Workshop: After completion of the SIPP, you will be ready for the Workshop (either via ZOOM or In-Person), at a one or two day instructor training workshop to be eligible to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) Board Certified Instructor (BCI).

Suitable participants include: health and fitness professionals or those with other similar qualifications and experienced tai chi students.


This workshop is personal. The Master Trainer will work with you to answer your questions and help to improve your tai chi and ensure you can teach the program safely and effectively.

There will be discussions, practice sessions, sharing of skills  and knowledge, Question and Answer portions, and, most importantly, personal tuition. The Master Trainer will give you feedback on what you did well and how you can improve your tai chi and teaching skill  and connect you to the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), fellow instructors, Senior Trainers and offer continual support.

Course Fees: 

Registration Course Fee Includes: two days tuition, morning and afternoon teas
*Participants provide your own lunch
*Participants must have the required resources, see below
Cancellation administration fee $100 (transferable to a future TCR workshop)

Fee sections below:

  1. Full Price Workshop
  2. REPs, TCHI BCI Member 
  3. Resources Required
  4. Refresher/Updates

1. Full Price Workshop 

ADD TO CART Sunday – 10 November 2024  … 1-Day
Early Bird $295 incl GST  (After 1 October 2024, $325 incl GST)

2. REPs, TCHI BCI, or TCHC NZ Inc Member (15% Discount)

ADD TO CART Sunday – 10 November 2024  … 1-Day
Early Bird $250 incl GST (After 1 October 2024, $280 incl GST)
*Prices above have been discounted by 15%


3. Resources Required: For TCR Workshop

Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book 2011 ($25 discounted price for workshop participants ONLY)     ADD TO CART

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation DVD ($30 discounted price for workshop participants ONLY)     ADD TO CART
NOTE: Recommended but NOT required if you are completing the SIPP


NOTE: A current First Aid certificate is REQUIRED for all Tai Chi for Health Institute Instructors and recommended workshop participants. Students are welcome to attend as course participants (Attendance certificate)

4. Refresher / Update(s)

TCR Refresher/Update
ADD TO CART 10 November 2024  … 1-Day
Early Bird $150 NZD incl GST (After 1 October 2024, $165)

Other Updates
ADD Additional Refresher/Updates to the workshop price for $40/each.
NOTE: Your assignment(s) will be emailed after enrollment and payment is received.


QH      ADD TO CART       

NOTE: If you are updating 4 or more Additional qualifications maximum payment of $125  ADD TO CART
Please email Tamara with the name of the updates you need.