The TMW team
Andrea Bailey – Director and Teacher Trainer
Earlier this year, I was delighted to become the Director of TMW Training Ltd. I couldn’t wish for a more fulfilling way of making a contribution in a world with so much need. I’m excited to be working with such an incredible Team, all of whom share the same passion to create the greatest opportunity for TMW to transform lives.
My journey began 27 years ago when I walked into a Tai Chi class in Bristol. Not knowing much about Tai Chi, I somehow sensed it could help me make much needed changes in my life. My first realisation was that I had lost connection with my body…
Charlotte Henson – Administrator
My first connection with TMW was in 2014, when I joined a weekly class with Marigold in the local town. There was quite a lot of difficult ‘stuff’ going on in my life at the time and I was looking for things I could do to support myself. TMW felt wholly beneficial, without my having to understand what was going on, and whatever state I was in. I particularly liked the way it was beyond what my analytical mind could grasp. TMW became an important anchor in my life.
When I was looking for a job in 2018, a friend spotted an advertisement in the local paper – TMW Training was looking for a part-time admin person. Brilliant, just what I was looking for! I’ve been here ever since…
Marigold Farmer – TMW Mentor and Teacher
Little did I know, when, in October 2009, I sat at the back of the room during the TMW Pilot Study with Hereford NHS Acquired Brain Injury Patients, that TMW would become central to my life and remain so to this day, and beyond!
I went to the class to record the sequence of sessions, so that I could produce support materials for those NHS Practitioners who might eventually train to teach TMW. Over the following 8 weeks I became more and more captivated by the effect of the sequence. Those taking part ranged in age from 18 to 80 and arrived frustrated, forgetful, fatigued, lacking coordination, and in some cases embarrassed by their limitations…
Richard Farmer – TMW Mentor and Teacher
TMW Training was created in response to a request, to create a series of movements, that carry the essence of the Tai Chi journey, that could be accessed by a wide variety of people and needs.
This appealed to me as a Tai Chi Teacher of 40 years and student of 48 years. Tai Chi Chuan was my path, but because it was too complicated and it took too long to master, it alienated 99% of the population. And yet I knew from personal experience it was a very effective means of personal growth and wellbeing.
The issue is, what is a Tai Chi Master doing 40 years into the pathway? Are they working out what comes next?…
Steph Fearnley – Assistant Teacher
When it came to choosing my career path I was very drawn to medicine and to movement in the form of sport science. After working in the fitness industry for many years, using movement as part of a health care plan for managing long term health conditions e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, heart health, joint problems etc. I was fortunate to meet Richard and Marigold. They had been commissioned by the National Exercise Referral Scheme for Wales to deliver TMW to Exercise Professionals nationwide. For the first time I found the exact combination of what I had been drawn to my whole life: A movement system that was healing on all levels and accessible to a wide variety of limiting health conditions.
Mick Tomlinson – Web and IT Support
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