Yin Yoga Teacher Training | IN STUDIO

An opportunity to delve deep in to the meditative practice of Yin yoga with Norman Blair who is one the UK's most experienced and well respected Yin yoga teachers. The IN STUDIO course is designed for professional as well as personal development.

5-Day Intensive Yin Yoga Teacher Training | IN STUDIO

23–27 May 2022 
IN STUDIO with Norman Blair 

This five-day (40-hour) Yoga Alliance accredited Yin yoga training course with Norman Blair gives participants space to study and to explore this increasingly popular yoga practice. There will be detailed examination of poses, examples of sequencing, modifications and contraindications and plenty of time for participants to evaluate their own experience. The reasons for practicing and the immense benefits of this form of yoga will also be explained. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for practitioners to deepen their knowledge of Yin yoga in a small group (limited to 25) with one of the most experienced yin teachers in the UK. Three three-hour sessions will be led by external teachers: on anatomy, on meridians and on meditation. By the end of this course, participants will have a much deeper understanding of Yin yoga and qualified yoga teachers will be equipped to begin teaching Yin yoga.

Course Overview

This five-day immersion into Yin yoga with Norman Blair 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. 

By the end of the course, participants will have a deeper understanding of Yin as a practice. Qualified yoga teachers will be equipped to begin teaching Yin yoga. Learning Yin yoga will greatly expand your horizons as a teacher, equipping you with the tools to offer this deeply meditative practice to your students. 

Course Content

Course Content
  • practising more than twenty Yin yoga poses 
  • exploring the relationship between Yin yoga and meditation 
  • understanding the precautions and the possibilities of Yin yoga 
  • learning about meridians and how Yin yoga might influence energy flows 
  • examining the differences between Yin yoga, Restorative yoga and dynamic yoga 
  • doing Yin yoga in different ways (with props, without props and more) 
  • the history of Yin yoga 
  • examining some of the theories behind Yin yoga
  • You will receive two manuals plus handouts on anatomy, meridians and meditation - and more

There will be four guest teachers teaching on this course

  • Emma Charlton | Anatomy
  • Maitripushpa Bois | Meditation
  • Amanda Wright | Yin Yoga
  • Kate Henley - Meridians

In addition to the 5 days in studio you will have access to three 45 minute lectures and a two-hour Yin class taught by Norman. ;


  • This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our 300-YA accredited programme
  • The course will be IN STUDIO
  • If you have completed a 200-hour training, you will receive Yoga Alliance 40 accredited Level 2 hours as a stand-alone course or towards our 300-hour training
  • The course comprises of 30 contact hours plus 10 hours of prep and homework
  • As part of the course you will be sent some pre-course reading, plus  each day there will be 10 questions answer. After the course you will need to submit a 1000 word essay within four weeks of the course ending to gain the 40-hour certification.
  • Training hours (40) in total are also eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education (YACEP)
  • Capacity is limited to 25 students and Norman's Yin yoga teacher trainings regularly have a waiting list so early booking is recommended.

  • Once you have completed your 300-hour training you can register as a RYT 500 teacher
  • Three sessions (three hours each) will be led by external teachers - on anatomy, on meridians and on meditation
  • Props will be provided in the studio but please bring your own yoga mat

Teacher Bio

Norman Blair

Norman Blair is one of the most experienced Yin yoga teachers in the UK. He began practising yoga in the early 1990s, has been teaching since 2001, started teaching Yin yoga in 2003 and has been running five-day intensive Yin yoga courses since 2013.

Norman has studied extensively with teachers such as Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, Judith Lasater and Richard Freeman. In 2016 his book Brightening Our Inner Skies; Yin and Yoga was published. His teaching is grounded by accessibility, openness and inclusivity. Read more about Norman here.

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    I had an amazing time. I feel truly inspired and also clearer on many aspects of what teacher and teacher I want to be. I’m very grateful for the experience.


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    I felt connected, listened to and valued for being here. I felt that the teachers had great knowledge and met my needs as a learner... Thought had gone into everyone’s learning style.


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    I cannot recommend this training highly enough. It has helped me on both on a personal and a professional basis.


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    A wonderful experience for teaching and on a personal level. The possibility of change within everyone is my biggest takeaway. Thank you for a beautiful 5 days.


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    An absolutely fantastic course – invaluable to both the teaching and practice of Yin. Norman is a brilliant teacher with a huge amount of empathy and knowledge.


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Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:


Monday 23 May 2022
10am–5pm | IN STUDIO


Tuesday 24 May 2022
10am–5pm | IN STUDIO


Wednesday 25 May 2022
10am–5pm | IN STUDIO


Thursday 26 May 2022
10am–5pm | IN STUDIO


Friday 27 May 2022
10am–5pm | IN STUDIO


  • £625 for the full 5-day IN STUDIO training. 
  • A non-refundable deposit of £175 is required on booking.
  • To reserve your place, please >>click the PAY DEPOSIT button>> click ENROLL >> select the payment item >> choose deposit or pay in full
  • If you do not pay in full, please ensure that you save your credit card details so we can process the final payment of £450. This will happen 21 days before the start of the course and a receipt will be sent to you when the payment has been taken.
  • 300 hour students get a 10% discount on this training if they have booked three trainings with us including the core. Email us if this is the case and the discount will be applied when the balance is taken


  • Deposit £150, non refundable but can be transferred to another person 
  • The remaining balance is refundable up to 1 month before the event.  
  • Cancellation 2 - 4 weeks before the event: 50 % of the balance in refund only
  • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event: no refund

The Yin Yoga Teacher Training is run independently by Norman Blair. The Shala act on his behalf as course administrators.

The course leaders and the Shala reserve the right to photograph or film during the programme and to use these images for our website and marketing purposes.

We are fully committed to providing the most accurate experience on the course based upon the description and we encourage open and honest communication throughout. Should you wish to make any complaints or raise any issues, please follow the procedure laid out below so we can find a resolution as quickly as possible.

You may involve someone else to support you at any stage.

Stage One: Speak to the teacher training manager by emailing teachertraining@theshala.co.uk concerned within 3 days after your experience and try to resolve informally. The teacher training manager will aim to come back to you within 2 working days with a resolve. If you are not satisfied with the response you have received, follow stage two.

Stage Two: Outline the details of your complaint by email to the teacher training manager who will investigate the complaint. Your complaint will be acknowledged within 3 working days from the date it is received. Please include the following information in your email:

  • The date(s) that the incident happene
  • Class/course/workshop the complaint stems from
  • Why you are complaining and what resolution you would expect?
  • Whether you want to make the complaint anonymously or not ( in the case of anybody at risk we have the right to break confidentiality in order to try and prevent the risk)

  • The teacher training manager will then investigate the complaint through reviewing the details, and in some cases possibly writing to the tutor or person about whom the complaint has been made. The letter will outline the main elements of your complaint and ask for a full written response.


    At this point, if further relevant information comes to light, you may be asked for your comments to ensure the investigator has a balanced understanding. When your response has been received, the investigator will consider all the information available to them and make a decision.

    The response will include the following information:

  • Details of the investigation
  • A decision about whether the complaint was upheld or not
  • The reason for the decision
  • The re-dress, if appropriate, will be offered to you, for example, an apology, additional help or directing you to other sources of advice or support
  • Any other action that may be taken in light of the complaint

  • If it is not possible to provide a full answer to your complaint within 30 working days, the letter will outline reasons why and give a date by which a full answer is expected.