Course Structure

TMW Foundation Training (Level 1) – for organisations

Module One – 2 days

Module One teaches you the TMW Standing ‘Flex’ Sequence and its underlying principles.  Between this and the next module, you’ll be expected to undertake daily practice to familiarise yourself with the movements, and to lead an individual once a week, an hour each time, through the sequence.

Module Two – 2 days

In this module we will revise and review the Standing ‘Flex’ Sequence and answer any questions that may have arisen.  You will be introduced to the Seated ‘Flex’ Sequence and be given guidelines on teaching a small group.  Between the end of this module and the start of Module Three, you’ll continue refining your understanding and practise leading a group of 3 in the ‘Flex’ Sequence, a minimum of four classes of an hour, each week.  You will be expected to complete a self-reflective report after each class.

Module Three – 2 days

After a month you’ll attend a further two days to revise and support the training you’ve received so far.  By now you’ll have your own experience of the sequence and its application, as well as any problem areas, and these days will be your opportunity to reconnect and iron out any bad habits.  There will be time to practise leading your peers in the sequence.  Once you’ve successfully completed this stage, you’ll be awarded your TMW Trainer Certificate (Level 1 ) and Full Membership of the Association of Professional TMW Trainers.  At this level of certification you’re competent to lead Flex classes for the general public.

Continuing Professional Development for all TMW Trainers

To ensure high standards are maintained and to keep your Certification active, you’ll need to attend two revision days each year and continue your membership of the Association of Professional TMW Trainers. These revision days support your continuing professional development.

TMW Foundation Training (Level 2) – open to all

Module One – 2 days

Module One gives you an introduction to TMW’s approach and teaches you the TMW Flex Sequence you’ll use to teach your own groups. Between this and the next module, you’ll be expected to learn and practise the sequence.

Module Two – 2 days

This module gives you the Protocol for teaching TMW as a six-week programme.  Between the end of this module and the start of Module Three, you’ll lead an individual through the Protocol, an hour each week – a minimum of 5 classes.  You’ll also complete a series of questions.  Both will help reinforce your learning.  And you’ll have email and phone access to your teachers throughout this period if you need it.

Module Three – 2 days

Module Three brings two more days of consolidation, teaching support and practice. You’ll be given individual feedback to hone your understanding of TMW, its practice and its principles.  You’ll also be introduced to the Seated ‘Flex’ Sequence, be given guidelines on teaching a small group and have time to practise leading your peers in the sequence.  Between the end of this module and the start of Module Four, you’ll continue refining your understanding and practise leading a group of 3 in the ‘Flex’ Sequence, a minimum of four classes of an hour, each week.  You will be expected to complete a self-reflective report after each class.

Module Four – 2 days

After a month you’ll attend a further two days (Module Four)  to revise and support the training you’ve received so far. By now you’ll have your own experience of the sequence and its application, as well as any problem areas, and these days will be your opportunity to reconnect and iron out any bad habits. Once you’ve completed this stage, you’ll be awarded your TMW Trainer Foundation Certificate (Level 2) and Full Membership of the Association of Professional TMW Trainers.  At this level of certification you’re competent to lead classes for the general public.

Continuing Professional Development for all TMW Trainers

To ensure high standards are maintained and to keep your Certification active, you’ll need to attend two revision days each year and continue your membership of the Association of Professional TMW Trainers. These revision days support your continuing professional development.

TMW Transition Courses 

Open to all qualified TMW Trainers

Level 1 to Level 2

A two day course introducing the Flex Protocol for teaching TMW.   Day One will focus on refining your understanding of the Principles and exploring how the TMW Flex Sequence can be delivered over a six week period, building week on week.   Day Two will focus on deepening your understanding of leading the TMW Flex Sequence in full each week.

Level 2 to Level 3

A two day course introducing the Full Protocol for teaching TMW.  Day One will focus on learning the four additional moves which make up the Full TMW Sequence.  Day Two will introduce the protocol for teaching TMW as an eight-week programme.

TMW Advanced Practitioner Training

Open to all qualified TMW Trainers

Deepening Course

This course is designed to enrich your own practice and to give you a broader understanding of principles of natural movement that underpin the TMW sequence.  We will explore a variety of lesson plans to enable you to deepen the classes you offer to your students once they have completed the initial 8 week course.

Living Principles

A personal journey to experience the fundamental essence of TMW and why it is important for who we are and the world we live in. This enriching, stimulating and inspirational course focuses on you as a human being, what pulls you out of your centre, and how, with the Principles, you can weave yourself back into your life.

Enhancing your Teaching Skills

This course aims to develop your confidence as a trainer. You now have your own experience of teaching TMW and we will look afresh at the weekly talks and how the key physical explorations support your delivery of them.  We will look at different aspects of teaching, amongst them language, tone of voice and quality of invitation, and there will be lots of opportunities to experiment together.

Principles in Practice

A highly practical exploration of the Principles, and how they are expressed through the TMW sequence.  There will be particular emphasis on how to explore and share the Principles using partner work.  This will enable you and your students to engage more deeply with the quality of each Principle and how you can translate that experience and understanding into your teaching practice.  And, like the other courses, lesson plans will be given to help you put it into practice.