Course structure

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.

Course Structure

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.

Further training

…and it doesn’t have to end there!

Continued Development