Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing
Six-week online course
Monday 14 June to Monday 19 July 2021
18:15 - 19:30
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 along with a recording of the sequence. To make the most of the course, you will be expected to engage in regular home practice, ideally daily. This will enable you both to learn and refine the movements, but also to begin embodying the principles and core understandings of TMW.
Week One - Monday 14 June: Embodied Presence
Week Two - Monday 21 June: Release and Flow
Week Three - Monday 28 June: Connection through Poise
Week Four - Monday 5 July: Breathing and Deepening
Week Five - Monday 12 July: Deepen and Refine
Week Six - Monday 19 July: The Power of Doing Less
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!
Registration and workshop payment
Step 1: Register
Step 2: Payment
The full cost for the workshop is £40 or we can offer a supported fee of £20 for those on low or reduced income. It is also just £20 if you have attended one of our workshops before. However, we would like everyone to benefit from the support they need without having any concerns about finances, so get in touch if you need to. Once your payment has been received, we will send you the joining instructions.
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.
Past participant feedback
"Stuart has an excellent teaching style, ensuring that all members of the group are able to learn at their own pace."
"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."
Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing Professional Training is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
“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.”