The TMW Foundation Training Programme
Our professional, accredited training will deliver an effective and supportive programme, giving you the best start for your new role as a TMW Teacher.
The programme gives you:
- Eight days tuition over four weekends
- Two supported teaching practices
- The TMW Teaching Protocol with a full set of lesson plans, teaching points, movement details and background information
- Training support materials— MP4 videos/DVDs and handouts
- Your first year’s membership of The Association of Professional TMW Teachers
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to extend and deepen your TMW experience.
The areas covered include:
- The underlying principles and core understandings of TMW
- 12-movement Standing and Seated Sequence
- Physical, psychological and emotional benefits of each move
- Introduction to meditation
- Experience in teaching skills
- Guidance for setting up and promoting your classes.
We have trained hundreds of people over the last 14 years and offer a very effective and supportive training package. Your training journey will include:
Module 1 : The Sequence
An in-depth, highly experiential introduction to the underlying principles and to the Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing sequence. Between modules 1 and 2 you will be expected to make the sequence a daily practice.
Module 2 : The Protocol
Introduction to the TMW Protocol with a detailed ‘How To Teach TMW’ and everything you need to be able to share TMW with others. Between modules 2 and 3 you will be required to practise leading an individual in the sequence and complete a series of simple written questions after each class.
Module 3 : Revision and Teaching Skills
Detailed revision of the sequence to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the moves. Introduction to teaching a small group. Between modules 3 and 4 you will be required to practise leading a group of three people in the sequence and complete a self-reflective report after each class.
Module 4 : Review and Final Assessment
Further revision, continuing small group practice and final assessment. Foundation Certificates will be awarded to successful trainees. Support to set yourself up as a TMW Teacher.
…and it doesn’t have to end there!