Five-Day Yin Training

Minds, Meridians, Moments

Norman - sphinx pose

About the course

This five-day immersion into Yin yoga creates space for exploration and study.
The reasons for, and the results from practising this form will be explained.
There will be detailed examination of poses, examples of sequencing and plenty of time to evaluate our own experience. Participants will learn about contraindications and modifications. 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. Qualified yoga teachers will be equipped to begin teaching Yin yoga. Participants receive a course manual and other handouts. Numbers on the course are limited to ten for in-person courses, and twelve for online courses, and this small group experience can be a significant factor in supporting the process of learning. Training hours (30 in total) are eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education (YACEP).

Payment of £100 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 5-day courses offered at Zolder Studio).

*deposits are partially refundable dependent on circumstances


Time:  10.00am-5.00pm each day
Venue:  In-person at Zolder Studio in London, N22 6AJ
(the next online course will be in 2023)
Price:  £545 in-person; £495 online course

For more information or to book please email [email protected]

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.

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.

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

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.


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

Upcoming dates


Mon 22 Aug - Fri 26 Aug (in-person)
(waiting list only)
Mon 26 Sept - Fri 30 Sept (in-person)
(waiting list only)
Mon 10 Oct - Fri 14 Oct (in-person)
(waiting list only)
Mon 5 Dec - Fri 9 Dec (in-person)


Mon 16 Jan - Fri 20 Jan (online)
Mon 23 Jun - Fri 23 Jun (in-person)
Mon 28 Aug - Fri 1 Sept (in-person)
Mon 2 Oct - Fri 6 Oct (in-person)

The Five-Day Yin Training is also offered via external studios
(enquiries and bookings are directly with the studio, see below)

Thurs 24 Nov - Mon 27 Nov (online)
Yogacampus, London


Mon 20 Mar - Fri 24 March (in-person)
Indaba, central London

Mon 15 May - Fri 19 May (in-person)
Shala, south London
Booking available in due course

Sun 2 Jul - Thu 6 Jul (in-person)
Yogacampus, north London
Booking available in due course

Fri 1 Dec - Tue 5 Dec (online)
Yogacampus, London
Booking available in due course

Other courses

We also run the following Yin Yoga training courses:

Yin and Meridians training

A five-day introductory course and five-day advanced course focusing on pairs of meridians. These courses are aimed at those wishing to understand how Yin yoga postures can affect meridians. For further information, see the yin and meridians training section.

Nine-day Advanced Yin training

An advanced nine-day training aimed at deepening participants' understanding of Yin yoga and teaching Yin yoga. For further information, see the nine-day yin training section.


“Great teacher - so great to be treated like adults and to be welcomed into his home studio…very grateful for the experience."

“I loved the honesty and the style of teaching. Brilliant course. I have learnt so much and not entirely what I expected to learn.
I will highly recommend this course to anyone I know interested in Yin yoga or who wants to discover / learn / explore
about themselves and their body.”

“Very deep, nourishing, professional and fun. Challenging but safe and friendly. Loved it."

“Fun, insightful, humble, kind and supportive. The week was like reading a great novel, it took me on a journey within
and as the last pages were read, a feeling of completeness and sadness that it was over.”

“Wonderfully balanced, educative experience held safely and warmly.”

“Very welcoming, approachable, real tuition. I love that Norman was so humble and human. I have never felt so comfortable
about my body and its limits in a yoga class. This felt like teaching was genuine and from the heart not an ego boost
or a money making event.”

“Empowering, stimulating, inspirational. Approachable, amusing, knowledgeable, inspires confidence.”

“Very well planned course that covered a huge amount in the five days. Norman was open and wonderful from day one.
He has really opened my eyes up to the world of Yin.”