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
Price: £595/£297.50

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 has been practising yoga since 2001 and teaching Yin and other styles of yoga since 2006. Amanda is a big believer in Continual Personnel Development. She has done many trainings and retreats with Sarah Powers and retreats at Gaia House, and teachers including David Swenson, Judith Hanson Lasater and Norman Blair. The reason for this is to shake ourselves up a bit, not get complacent, and potentially bring about change.


To book please contact us via our contact form. Please specify which date or dates you are interested in. To book a course run by an external studio, contact them directly.

Upcoming dates


Thu 25 Jul – Mon 29 Jul (waiting list only)
Mon 26 Aug – Fri 30 Aug
Mon 11 Nov – Fri 15 Nov


Mon 19 May - Fri 23 May
Mon 28 Jul - Mon 1 Aug
Mon 20 Oct - Fri 24 Oct
Mon 24 Nov - Fri 28 Nov

The Five-Day Yin Training is also offered via external studios
(enquiries/bookings directly with the studio)


Thu 13 Jun – Mon 17 Jun
The Shala, London, in-person
(waiting list only)

Weds 9 Oct – Sun 13 Oct
Yogacampus, London, in-person
For bookings, click here

Thur 28 Nov – Mon 2 Dec
Yogacampus, London, online via zoom
For bookings, click here


Thu 6 Mar – Mon 10 Mar
Orange Yoga, Cheltenham
To book, click here

Mon 28 Apr - Fri 2 May
Indaba, London

Thu 12 Jun - Mon 16 Jun
The Shala, South London
Booking available soon

Mon 8 Dec - Fri 12 Dec, online 
Booking available soon

Other courses

We also run the following Yin Yoga training courses:

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.”