Training


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Yin yoga training courses with Norman

Norman is one of the most experienced Yin yoga teachers in the UK. He has been teaching Yin yoga since 2003; in 2007 he started running one day trainings in this practice - and then in 2013 he launched the five-day courses that have proved popular and successful. 

Norman now offers a number of yin yoga training courses. These include the 5-day yin yoga training course, the 8-day training course for teachers and the 2-day yin and meridians training course. 





Five-Day Yin Yoga Training


This five-day training into Yin yoga creates space for exploration and study. The reasons and the results of practising this form will be explained. Detailed examination of poses, examples of sequencing and learning about contraindications and modifications all are included.

Participants will become more familiar with the Yin yoga practice. Three sessions (three hours each) will be led by external teachers - on anatomy, on meridians and on meditation.

By the end of the course, participants will have a deeper understanding of this practice and have been thoroughly introduced to Yin yoga. Participants will get a course manual and other handouts. Numbers on the course are limited to twelve and this small group experience can be a significant factor in encouraging the process of learning. Training hours (30 in total) are eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education (YACEP).





Eight-Day Training



This eight-day training will enable participants to teach Yin yoga. All attendees will have already completed a training in Yin yoga.

Participants will learn the skills and the tools of teaching this practice. Sequencing and theming of classes will be covered in detail. There will be sessions on meditation practice and teaching; a thorough understanding of anatomy and Yin yoga; a session on energy channels (meridians) and Traditional Chinese Medicine and how this relates to Yin yoga.

The aim of this course is to give participants the abilities, the confidence and the knowledge to teach Yin yoga. Participants will get a course manual and other handouts. Numbers on the course are limited to twelve and this small group experience can be a significant factor in encouraging the process of learning. Training hours (30 in total) are eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education (YACEP).




Yin and Meridians Training


Yin yoga poses can be stimulating energetic flows in the body. These two-day courses in yin and meridians training are led by Norman Blair and Kate Henley. Norman is one of the most experienced Yin yoga teachers in the UK; Kate has been an acupuncturist since 1998 and is especially interested in how the internal practice of quiet forms of yoga support re-aligning and balance in our bodies.

Each two-day course will focus on pairs of meridians. We will start by covering the theories that underpin Traditional Chinese Medicine by means of an introduction. We will then look at the emotions and the physical issues that are connected with each meridian and its associated organ. We will then explore which poses are particularly influential on these meridians and when it is beneficial to do which pose.

This course aspires to offer participants empowering tools for practice and teaching that encourage 'balance' as a way to good health. Material will be presented in a way that is accessible and interactive. There will be practice of poses. A course manual is included in the cost. Numbers are limited to 12.



Five-day Yin training

Eight-day Yin training

Two-day Yin and Meridians training



In the words of participants

“I just love your approach - very accessible and inclusive and integrated. This training is just what I needed. Learnt much more than yoga”

"One of the best courses I have been on (in all subjects) and it seems to have made me more confident than I was teaching before! Thank you so so much again for the course, it was really inspirational!”