Nine-Day Yin Yoga Training

Advanced Yin Yoga Teacher Training

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During the coronavirus pandemic, Norman is teaching trainings online, via Zoom

Online training is of course different. But as someone said in this regard, “different is not deficient”.
There are pluses and minuses. Lack of physical proximity, of course, but then no need to commute.
These online trainings will have plenty of breaks and are designed to be engaging and interactive.
Maitripushpa and I are resolved to make these online courses as beneficial as possible for all participants.

About the course

This advanced nine-day teacher training will deepen participants' understanding of Yin yoga and teaching Yin yoga. All attendees will have already completed a training in Yin yoga. This is a wonderful way to deepen and reflect on Yin yoga practice and teaching. 

Participants will learn the skills and the tools of teaching this practice. Sequencing and theming of classes will be covered in detail. Participants are required to produce a short piece of written work before the course starts. During the course, there will be homework. At the end of the course, each person will teach a 30 minute class to the other participants with feedback provided. 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. On the fifth day (Sunday), the afternoon is off.

The aim of this course is to give participants greater ability, confidence and knowledge to deepen their teaching of Yin yoga. Participants receive a course manual and other handouts. After the course, each participant is eligible for a one hour interview. Numbers on the course are limited to twelve and this small group experience can be a significant factor in supporting the process of learning. Training hours (60 in total) are eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education (YACEP).

Payment of £200 deposit* secures a place with the balance due two months before the course begins.

Bursary opportunity: two places on every intensive are available at 50% discount. If you would like to register your interest please send an email or use the contact page to send a message to request more information. These places are offered on a first come, first served basis. (Please note this relates only to the courses offered at Zolder Studio).

*deposits are partially refundable, depending on circumstances


Time:   10.00am-5.00pm each day, except the last day, which finishes at 3.30pm
Venue: Currently online via Zoom (returning to Zolder Studio, London N22 in due course)
Price:  Online course is £700 (in-person cost is £850)

External teachers

Anatomy - Emma Charlton
Emma has a great interest in the human body. She has been an Aromatherapist and Massage Therapist since 2000 and has taught massage at a leading aromatherapy college for 10 years. She has a long-term yoga practice and is fascinated by the possibilities of body and how body moves in response to yoga poses.
She has an in-depth understanding of musculo-skeletal structures
and continues along her path of learning with regular training and development.

Yin yoga - Amanda Wright
Amanda began practising yoga in 2001 and has been teaching Yin yoga since 2006.

Meditation - Maitripushpa Bois
Maitripushpa began her regular meditation practice in the mid-1980s and has been practicing yoga since the mid-1990s. She constantly watches and learns how the two practices influence each other. Bodily-based, she believes that a meditation that is simple and practical can also be deep and transformative.

Meridians - Kate Henley
Kate has been an acupuncturist since 1998 and is especially interested in how the internal practice of quiet forms of yoga support re-alignment and balance in our bodies. Kate is also a qualified supervisor and teaches yoga and mindfulness to her patients. She is passionate about creating a space for others to experience the depth of this Eastern Medicine and for them to be able to bring it into their lives.

Guest teacher - Ben Wolff
Ben Wolff is a Yoga Teacher, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Dream Yoga practitioner. He has an acute and wide understanding of contemporary scientific research into meditation, neuroscience and other fields related to Yoga Nidra. Additionally Ben is co-course designer and co-tutor of the CPD Advanced Yoga Nidra for teachers and therapists. Ben’s key teachers include Dr Richard Brown, Dr Patricia Gerbarg, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli. Ben has first-hand experience of the healing power of the breath and fully understands that the breath can be the most powerful tool we have: “the breath is my yoga and my yoga is the breath".

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To book please contact us via our contact form. Please specify which date or dates you are interested in.


For this advanced training the following conditions apply:

All attendees will have already completed a training in Yin yoga. 

Prior to the course, each participant has to complete an essay of 1000-2000 words.

Upcoming dates

There are no more courses planned for 2020. 2021 dates will be confirmed soon.

Other courses

We also run the following Yin Yoga training courses:

Two-day Yin and Meridians training

A series of two-day courses each focusing on a pair of meridians. These courses are aimed at those wishing to understand how Yin yoga postures can affect meridians. For further information, see the two-day yin training section.

Five-day Yin Training

A five-day immersion course into Yin yoga and the reasons for, and the results from its practice. For further information, see the five-day yin training section.


“Really enjoyed the openness, collaborative and liberal sharing of knowledge. Norman is great at holding space for the group
to be safe and share.”

“Excellent variety and balance of materials/presentations. Stimulating, funny, motivational, inspiring, supportive.
A stretch but not so far that I felt intimidated or overwhelmed.”

“Modeling connection, generosity and discipline. Thank you for such a warmhearted course.”

“Lovely, open, supportive environment for learning and experiencing. Norman is so inclusive and encouraging.
Thank you for the wonderful experience.”

“I recommend Norman’s teacher training to anyone who is seeking a holistic, integrated approach to Yin yoga training.
His humour, infused with deep knowledge and interwoven with stories and metaphors is unique, warm and natural.”