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Learn Tai Chi Skills From Professionals

Those wishing to begin their tai chi journey, evolve their existing practice, begin teaching or advance their teaching skills, can look to the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) for programs that are easy-to-learn, safe, effective and enjoyable.

Weekly classes are led by certified instructors for little or no cost, including monthly Saturday morning three-hour skill builder workshops. Upcoming two-day workshops are Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention (TCA/FP) on May 2 and 3; Part II on May 9 and 10; and Depth of Tai Chi for TCA/FP, with Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) Founder Dr. Paul Lam, on October 8 and 9.

Tai chi for health, qigong and tai chi principles are integral components of the program, improving muscular strength, flexibility and fitness, as well as additional effects that include relaxation, balance, posture and increased immunity. 

Tucson-based TCHI Senior Trainer Heather Chalon, MPH, has 30 years of experience, with has expertise in Wu style, qigong, Tao meditation and Tao yoga. She is a Tai Chi for Health Community national board member. TCHI  has endorsements from the Centers for Disease Control, Arthritis Foundation and Administration on Aging.


CEUs and instructor certification options available at all workshops. For more information, email Heather Chalon at [email protected] or visit or



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