Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing
Six-week online course
Starting 23 May 2020
09:00-10:15 UTC +01
Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing
Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing (TMW) offers an easy-to-learn sequence of twelve movements designed to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
With origins in both Tai Chi and Qigong, the TMW sequence distils elements of these arts into a simplified form. Completing the TMW series of moves and gestures can take just 10 minutes. And the beauty of TMW is that it can be practised both seated and standing, making it accessible to all.
What are the benefits of practising TMW?
TMW keeps your body relaxed, healthy and feeling well because it supports you to move and breathe with awareness, so you tune in to your own unique needs. It allows you to rebalance your mind and body, particularly beneficial if you’ve lost confidence or suffer from stress. It enables you to improve your flexibility and balance, and to increase your core strength.
It’s been shown to help in a whole range of issues, from managing long-term health conditions, rehabilitation, depression, and the challenges associated with getting older.
Over the six weeks, you will practice and learn the twelve movements that make up the TMW Flex sequence. By the end of the course, you will be able to lead yourself through the sequence without guidance.
Following the taught module each week, you will receive some practice notes. To make the most of the course, you will be expected to engage in regular home practice, ideally daily. To do this, you will need to purchase a download of the recorded sequence (see details below). The home practice will enable you both to learn and refine the movements, but also to begin embodying the principles and core understandings of TMW.
All lessons will run from 09:00 - 10:15 (UTC+01)
Week One: Embodied Presence - Saturday 23 May
Week Two: Release and Flow - Saturday 30 May
Week Three: Connection through Poise - Saturday 6 June
Week Four: Breathing and Deepening - Saturday 13 June
Week Five: Deepen and Refine - Saturday 20 June
Week Six: The Power of Doing Less - Saturday 27 June
Your TMW teacher
Stuart McLeod has a Level Three TMW instructor's qualification and teaches courses both in the workplace and with the general public. He's never happier than sharing the joy of integrating body and mind!
Past participant feedback
"Stuart has an excellent teaching style, ensuring that all members of the group are able to learn at their own pace."
"The benefit for me was learning how to reconnect with my body and the sense of freedom."
"I am enjoying it so much and find TMW so helpful. You teach in a professional and relaxed way which makes learning even more enjoyable."
How much does it cost?
The course tuition is offered freely, but we ask that you make a donation of your choice to the NHS Charities Covid-19 Appeal. Once you have registered, you will need to purchase a downloadable recording of the TMW sequence to follow in your home practice. This costs just £6.
Registering for the workshop
Please complete the online registration form. Once you are registered, we will ask you complete a consent form. Here you should tell us about any medical conditions or injuries/impairments etc that we should be aware of.
The workshop will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive a meeting link and full details to help you prepare for the course.
How fit do I need to be?
The TMW Flex sequence has been designed to be quick and easy to learn, with a focus on gentle and flowing movement. As it can be done either standing or seated, the movements are accessible to differing needs. Once you have submitted your consent form after registration, we can discuss with you any necessary adjustments to the movements that may be appropriate to your circumstances.
“Synchronising body and mind is not a technique or a random concept someone thought up for basic self-improvement. Rather, it is a basic principle of how to be a human being.”
Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing Professional Training is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).