This three-day Yin Teaching Tips online course aims to give Yin yoga teachers:
- Greater confidence as teachers
- Space to evaluate their teaching of this practice
- More ideas and skills for teaching
- Opportunity to discuss different ways of teaching
- Ongoing support
This course is about how to become a better Yin Yoga teacher.
Who is this Course for?
This course will suit Yoga teachers who have already completed a 200-hour foundation course and in addition have previously completed at least TWO standalone Yin yoga Trainings; these can have been with any teacher.
The intention of this course is to dive deep into specific Yin Yoga teaching skills. In so doing, it is hoped that attendees will benefit from a highly focused course.
The course will be taught using practical work, participation interaction, and discussion in small groups.
There will be pre course reading homework, a final essay, and 6 hours post-course mentorship.
All students are asked to submit a 1000-2000 word essay either before or after the course and feedback will be given.
- Prior to the course start you will receive 7.5 hours’ worth of pre-recorded Yin Yoga classes to observe and practice from five other long-established Yin yoga teachers (each class is 1.5 hours long). As part of the course, these classes will be discussed.
- Three books from a choice of ten (the list includes books by Peter Deadman, Jess Glenny, John Welwood and others); you will be given the list of ten from which you can choose three – these will then be posted to you before the course. As part of the course, you will briefly talk about one of the three books that you have received.
- A manual and other training material
Post Course Mentorship
The course includes ongoing learning and support through three two-hour sessions (six hours in total) in small groups of five, facilitated by Norman over six months from the end of this course. These sessions will either be online or in-person (as decided by participants); dates will also be agreed by participants. This gives the opportunity to maintain connections, review the course material and continual evaluating teaching.
Upon successful completion of the coursework and full attendance, a Yogacampus Specialist Training Certificate of Completion will be issued.
You must attend the whole course including the live online days to be certified. Catch up via recording for the live online component is not eligible for this training.
Hours and Accreditation
40 CPD training hours, eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education (YACEP).
The hours are made up of 3 days contact hours live online, 7.5 hours pre-recorded classes, pre courses reading homework, final essay, and 6 hours post-course mentorship.
Yogacampus Diversity and Accessibility Bursary
We are offering two part-funded bursaries (50% off the full course price) to dedicated yoga students with a demonstrated financial need and active involvement in a community that could benefit from yoga.
The bursary is provided by Yogacampus – The Life Centre Education, a not-for-profit educational body committed to sharing knowledge and making yoga accessible to all.
Bursary places will be awarded to teachers or trainees who have the ability and commitment to take the course teachings into a disadvantaged community and play their part in the drive to increase accessibility to these profoundly healing practices.
Priority will be given to those who themselves are from marginalised or vulnerable groups or are from a minority ethnic background.
If you wish to apply please complete the application form by 28 August.
Notification of bursary acceptance will be sent out the following week.
Meet the Teacher
Norman Blair has been practising yoga since the early 1990s and started teaching in 2001. He believes that yoga is accessible to all of us and that through regular practice, we can experience profound changes in our mind and body. He is one of the most experienced yin yoga teachers in the UK and weaves this wonderful practice with his own background of Ashtanga and meditation to create a potent mix. He has been a long-term student with teachers such as Sarah Powers, Judith Lasater and Alaric Newcombe.
Norman has been leading Yin Yoga training course since 2013, and in 2016 published his book Brightening Our Inner Skies: yin and yoga .