JOCELYN SIMPSON

3-Day: Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Certification Workshop

Jocelyn Simpson is a Master Trainer and Board-Certified instructor for the Dr. Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), a nonprofit corporation based in Sydney, Australia.  Ms. Simpson also serves as secretary of the TCHI governing board.  She offers instructor qualification workshops in 6 TCHI programs, including Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Diabetes and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, and is Board-Certified in nine programs including Tai Chi for Back Pain, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, and Tai Chi for Osteoporosis.  She is a certified Pilates instructor with over 1000 hours of formal training with a specialty certificate in pre/postnatal Pilates (trained personally with Carolyne Anthony).  She has taught Tai Chi for Health programs in a variety of settings including physical therapy clinics, assisted living facilities, community centers, senior centers, specialized rehab/fitness centers, and Pilates studios.  Ms. Simpson has served on the programs committee and Walk for a Cure Committee with the Arthritis Foundation and has presented in various capacities for that organization as well as the Fall Prevention Coalition and State of Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services.  She works closely with the latter in bringing evidence-based Tai Chi programs to all counties of the state of Georgia, working with regional Area Agencies on Aging and other organizations.