Timani Teacher certification

Timani English Certification Course 2018-2021

May 15th 2018!

Online teaching before summer live session.

Live in Oslo 12th (arrival) – 27th (departure) of August 2018

The Timani Certification Program will for the third time be offered in English, as an online course with a summer intensive with a 2 week gathering in Oslo, Norway – accommodation included. This is for you who are english speaking. Also if you are from Norway, Sweden and Denmark but living outside of these three countries, you can do this English intensive. If you are from Norway, Sweden or Denmark and living within these countries, you are to apply to the Norwegian course. You will find it by clicking the Norwegian flag above!

In the course you will get:

  • Online anatomy course: Hours of recorded anatomy training that you will watch online before coming to Oslo in the summer (available from March 15th 2018)
  • Online group sessions with a Timani Master Teacher on 28th of March, 25th of April, 30th of May
  • Online guidance with your personal mentor to practice individually with an experienced Timani teacher (3 sessions)
  • Online videos with explanations of the Timani exercises
  • individual sessions of coaching (during the summer gathering)
  • individual lessons with a Master Teacher of Timani (during the summer gathering)
  • 1 session massage treatment during the summer gathering
  • Free entrance to all Timani Weekend Courses and helping as an assistant after you have done your first course
  • Teachers Manual with lots of great stuff
  • Comprehensive Anatomy Manual for musicians written by Tina Margareta Nilssen
  • Free place to sleep/stay in Oslo during the course and a rich lunch included every day!
  • Great friends and colleagues who love to make music and explore the potential of the body

After Level 1 training you are qualified to:

  • Teach individual sessions of Timani
  • Give lectures and short workshops about Timani

After Level 2 training you are trained within the teaching of every instrument and qualified to also give weekend courses in Timani

After Level 3 training you are qualified also as a personal mental coach and to use simple manual techniques

Dates for Level 1:

Online program starts March 15th 2018 or May 15th with the access to the Timani teachers manuals and videos

The summer gathering: 12th (arrival day before 22.00) – 27th (departure day anytime) of August in Oslo, Norway

If you need the mindfullness technique Ascension meditation course, there will be one on the 10th – 12th – of August. If you took it already, you can repeat with the others on these days.

Online group follow-ups:

Dates are decided together as we go.

The Certification will cover anatomy, Timani methodology and movement fields that create the foundation of the Timani approach for musicians. You will be introduced to the different methods from great teachers to get clarity about the complexity and richness of the human physical manifestation. Simultaneously you will be trained to rest in the Now for discovering your true Self while playing your instrument/singing and teaching Timani.

When you are certified you will have a much greater understanding of what it takes to play an instrument or sing, and you will have tools to help and inspire yourself and others to grow and discover more of both your and others’ potential.


  • Attend a weekend course in Timani (see course calendar). If this is not possible, let me know and we will arrange a different solution.
  • Attend 5 private sessions with a certified Timani Teacher live, or online
  • Membership on the online Timani course at the lates from the day you are accepted into the study: TimaniCommunity
  • Attend the mindfullness technique Ascension Meditation course and have a daily practice of Ascension (www.thebrightpath.com). Or attend the course that is in connection with the two weeks in Oslo in the summer (requires additional payment for the Ascension course of 2500 NOK if you didn’t take it before the summer)
  • Write an application before the 1st of March, see below for what you need to write about and know about.
  • We look forward to answering any questions you may have about the program! Please let us know if any of the prerequisites are difficult to attain and we will find a solution.


  • Developmental exercises for accessing deep muscles and training the brain-body connection. One day course, taught by Gabor Dalnoki and Tina Margareta Nilssen
  • Work with interoception
  • Method and Rhetoric, training to see yourself and your student openly for promoting growth and safety, and how to give lectures. You also learn the structure of a Timani session. Taught by Tina Margareta Nilssen
  • In-depth anatomy relevant to musicians, including basic biomechanics for musicians and basic exercises for coordination and differentiation of muscles. Taught by Steinar Børmer and Tina Margareta Nilssen
  • General knowledge of the connective tissue and the development of fascial integrity, including 1 session of Structural Integration massage with Bjørnar Theigmann
  • The body-mind connection – exercises and knowledge of the brain’s fear response and how to observe and allow physical sensation. Taught by Tina Margareta Nilssen
  • Ascension meditation – will be a natural and integrated part of the days at the Timani Certification to rest in-between lectures
  • Coaching – individually, to resolve hidden causes of tension and limitations, you will get familiar with different coaching techniques and trauma therapies


  • Tina Margareta Nilssen (Timani and anatomy)
  • Steinar Børmer (Timani and anatomy)
  • Elin Marie Christensen (Timani and anatomy)
  • Björg Brjansdottir (Timani and anatomy)
  • Bjørnar Theigmann – KMI

Included in the course price of Level 1:

  • Timani “live” sessions during the summer
  • 3 sessions of Timani/mental coaching on Skype before the summer
  • mental coaching sessions
  • 1 session of 30mins massage during the summer
  • Free entrance to all Timani Weekend Courses
  • Online follow up on Facebook etc
  • In all: 250 hours during Level 1 and then Level 2 and 3 comes in addition to this.
  • 20 hours practice – teaching sessions
  • 20 hours reading


  • Anatomy exam (summer 2016)
  • Going through exercises
  • Doing the exercises yourself
  • Case studies (20)
  • Lecture (20 mins)
  • To be qualified you have to participate 90% of the course time.

The Timani Certification program is a privately run certification and will not give any official qualifications.


Price for Level 1

NOK 27.000 paid prior to Level 1 course beginning,
including all lessons/sessions/online follow up/some material/lunch/simple accommodation in the summer if needed

Price for Level 2

NOK 27.000 paid prior to Level 2 course beginning,
including all lessons/sessions/online follow up/some material/lunch/simple accommodation in the summer if needed

Price for Level 3

NOK 27.000 paid prior to Level 3 course beginning,
including all lessons/sessions/online follow up/some material/lunch/simple accommodation in the summer if needed

For applying, read this:

  • I have been to a weekend course in Timani (let me know if this is impossible for you, and we find a solution)
  • I have had 2-5 private sessions in Timani live or online (let me know if you need help to find a teacher)
  • I am a member of the TimaniCommunity online course
  • I have a special interest for the potential of the body in relation to instrumental playing/singing.
  • I have special interest in helping other people, to get to know myself fully, my body and my potential
  • I have a daily practice of Ascension Meditation as taught by The Bright Path Ishayas www.thebrightpath.com or I agree to take the course starting on the 10th of August in conjunction with the certification.
  • I have studied music or I am performing professionally (let me know if you want to apply even if this doesn’t apply for you)
  • I have a well developed personal and teaching skill
  • I am a mature and responsible human being in my own life
  • I am interested in developing further as a musician, teacher and person
  • I am willing to dedicate myself to the Timani Certification programme and follow it to the best of my ability
  • Write 1 – 2 pages application where you write: Name, birth date, where you have studies, work place or place of current studies, address, mail address, and a text about the reasons for your interest and why you want to study Timani. What do you want to have from the course, and how have you worked on your self up to now in regards to taking care of your physical and mental health?


Application deadline is the 2nd of May 2018! Your application will be read by a jury and the decision will be made at the latest by the 10th of March.

Do you have any questions? Send them to post@timani.no!


Tina Margareta Nilssen

Henrik Klausens gate 4
N – 0452 Oslo


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