Yin & Meridians Training

Norman Blair and Kate Henley offer a five-day introductory training to the Meridians and Yin yoga,
and a five-day 'advanced' training for those who have undertaken the introductory course.

Norman - forward bend

Five-day Yin & Meridians course

Yin yoga is a popular practice of slowing down and slow stretching. In this practice, there is an emphasis on poses stimulating energetic flows in the body. A new series of two-day courses on this emphasis will be 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-alignment and balance in our bodies.

The course focuses on pairs of meridians. We start by covering the theories that underpin Traditional Chinese Medicine by means of an introduction. We then look at the emotions and the physical issues that are connected with each meridian and its associated organ. Following from that, we explore which poses are particularly influential on these meridians and when it is especially beneficial to do which pose.

These course aspire to offer participants empowering tools for practice and 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 ten to support group dynamics and quality of interaction.

Training hours (12 in total) are eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education (YACEP).

Bursary opportunity: two places on every course 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).


Time:  10.00am-5.00pm
Dates: see right hand column
Venue:  In-person at Zolder Studio, London N22 6AJ
Price:  £280 for Heart/Lung course in May; TBC for five-day course

Advanced Reflection of the Five Elements and Yin Yoga: Five days of deepening knowledge and practice with Kate Henley and Norman Blair

This will be a wonderful opportunity to deepen our understanding of the Five Elements in relation to life, practice and Yin yoga.

All participants have either completed a five-day Five Element course or three two-day Meridians and Yin yoga courses.

Areas covered include:
enhancing our abilities to live seasonally
experiencing and being with emotions that relate to the Five Elements
using acupressure points while teaching Yin yoga
and much more!

Each day will begin and end with a Yin yoga practice. There will also be Qigong practices. Lunch each day will feature a different soup based on the Five Elements.

All participants have to complete a 1000-2000 word essay prior to the course (on which they will receive detailed feedback).

In addition to the five days of teaching, participants will receive two 1.5 hour Yin yoga classes taught by Norman that focus on incorporating the Five Elements into Yin yoga practices.


Dates: Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October
Venue: Zolder Studio, London N22
Time: 10am-5pm each day
Cost: £695, including lunch each day

Numbers limited to 10 

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

More about 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.


“The course was exactly what I was hoping for. Well-balanced contents
and very informative.”

“Loved this experience of being in this smaller group – sharing and learning more.”

“An amazing two days that will help me personally so much as well as inform my teaching. Thank you so much.”

“Very informative. Kate was fantastic at making something that is very complicated, very interesting and understandable.”

“Really informative two-days. Kate is a fantastic teacher. She made things easy to follow and digest. Always had time to answer questions. I love Norman’s teaching, always from the heart and with compassion.”


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

Upcoming dates

2022 - all in-person

Mon 30/Tues 31 May: Heart/Lung
Next five-day dates TBC

Other Yin Yoga courses

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. 

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.