About Norman

Norman Blair


Yin Yoga Book Norman Blair


Norman's new book is now available!
Brightening Our Inner Skies: Yin and Yoga.
If you want to buy individual copies online go to:
Booksource
or
Yogamatters
If you want to buy five or more copies (which is £12 per copy plus postage – a great gift for yoga friends), then contact me.

Video clips
Norman and Maitripushpa talk about yoga, transformation and chanting rabbits at Yogarocks in Crete
see more here

Norman's talk from his book launch is available here

Watch an interview with Norman about Yin yoga and more.

Norman began practicing yoga in the early 1990s and he has been teaching since 2001. His practice and teaching embrace both ashtanga yoga and Yin yoga as well as mindfulness meditation. Through significant periods of training with teachers such as Hamish Hendry, Judith Lasater, Richard Freeman, Alaric Newcombe and Sarah Powers, he has gained the Yoga Alliance 500 hour accreditation. He believes that yoga is accessible to all of us and through regular practice we can experience profound changes in our mind and body.

His own experience has taught him that yoga is an enjoyable way to release and make available energetic potential to enhance our lives. Yoga can help us to become more flexible, physically stronger and improve our stamina, focus and awareness.

Norman teaches classes, workshops and teacher training and offers supervision for yoga teachers

Contact Norman via email or call him on 07900 027 291

Yoga with Norman Facebook page

Testimonials

"What I love about your teaching is your depth of knowledge of yoga, and the way that you are able to weave stories and philosophical writings into your classes to give them a richness and meaning I have yet to find anywhere else. You somehow manage to tell these stories in a way that I feel enriched, not indoctrinated or "talked at". I am sure you will infuse your students with your passion for helping others on their paths, and your lightness and joy of being. I would be very happy to attend the class of anyone who named you as their teacher."
Reyna

“His teaching style is so unique... If I were asked to capture Norman’s class in three simple words it would be: repetition, reiteration and reassurance; elements which continually reoccurred throughout his whole class”
Ruth

“I would like to thank you for all your support and kindness. I had a great year and certainly a good part of it was due to your presence, your classes, your books and your encouragement. Thanks for your absolutely fabulous classes.”
Ana

“Norman's thorough, mindful approach to asana helped to clear my mind and re-focus on alignment. By the end of the retreat, I felt refreshed and rejuvenated.”
Lucia

“Norman has many stories to tell, and his wise words are always a source of inspiration, laughter and guidance. He manages to bring some lightness and wisdom to classes, and his 4 hour long Yin workshops are like a treat – from stories, words of awareness, gentle postures and fluffy blankets, an afternoon on the mat never felt that good! His approach is also quite unique: intertwining the physicality of Ashtanga yoga with softer ‘Yin’ postures, meditation insights and a sense of humour, his depth of knowledge transpires and makes each class special and enjoyable.”
Inna

“Norman's classes are like those few minutes when you wake up, slowly coming out of the fog and into consciousness, but spread over an hour a half. He is a generous teacher, bringing us all with him as he has grown. I would not be without my weekly wake-up.”
Eva

“Norman combines a wealth of experience and knowledge with a compassionate and thoughtful approach. He also has a great line in quotes and stories! I really value his mindful approach, and I continue to learn so much from his classes.”
Hilary