Yin Yoga & The Chinese 5 Elements Workshop


Yin Yoga & the Chinese 5 Elements: Online Workshop with Norman Blair

Wednesday 22nd May – 7.30-9.00pm (BST)

Join Norman Blair for this online Yin Yoga workshop and find out more about the Chinese 5 elements and how they can enhance your life and yoga practice.

Everything connects and everything changes: this is a truth. One place we can see and experience this connection and change is the Five Phases/elements, from Daoism and Chinese philosophy.

  • Water feeds wood
  • wood is the fuel for fire
  • fire becomes earth
  • earth eventually could be metal
  • and metal contains and enriches water
  • and this continues on and on!

In this workshop, we use this concept of connection, with the elements as a guide, to explore our yoga practice and our life.

You can expect:

  • To gain an understanding of how the elements can be a guide for our life and practice
  • A welcoming community to learn and practice together
  • An exploration of the Chinese medicine energy channels
  • To discover certain points in your body to apply pressure to enhance your yoga practice
  • Connect to a sense of peace and balance through floor based, long held, Yin Yoga poses.
  • A safe space to soften and release tension

Who is this workshop for?

  • This workshop is suitable for every ability and level of experience.
  • Yoga teachers wanting to learn more about how the 5 Elements can inform your teaching
  • Yoga students who want to learn more about Yin Yoga
  • Anyone who needs to slow down and relax

Norman Blair is one of the most experienced Yin teachers in the UK. His practice and teaching embrace both Ashtanga yoga and Yin yoga as well as mindfulness meditation.

The workshop will take place on Zoom and you will receive the link the day before the workshop. If you haven’t received the link please get in touch at least 2 hours before the start of the class.

Can’t make it live?

We will be offering a on-demand playback of the workshop for 14 days afterwards, so you don’t have to miss out!


We know that some of you are facing some real cost-dilemmas and we know that sometimes our wellbeing practices are the first to suffer when life gets hard.

We want you to know that we are there for you.

Therefore, our workshops and live events are offered on a ‘Pay As You Can’ basis.

There is a suggested price, which we ask you to pay, if you have the means. The suggested price is the ‘true cost’ of running the workshop, and this is £30.

If finances might get in the way of you joining, you can pay what you can afford, and therefore you are still able to join. This is the Buddhist system of Dana. The minimum that we can accept is £10, because like you, we are also struggling at these times. 

Those of you do have the means, please do feel free to pay more than the suggested price. We want so much to continue to support you for years to come with online workshops and community gatherings. However, we can only do that if we continue to have your support through tougher times.

Please do get in touch if you have any queries whatsoever about the workshop, about payment, or any concerns at all. We really love to hear from you.


If you have any questions about the workshop, drop us a message on support@movementformodernlife.com

Terms & Conditions

Practising safely

The live online workshops are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live classes at your own risk. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before the workshop starts.

If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.

We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition or are, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.


Your secure payment will reserve your place on this workshop. No refunds will be made.

Your data

By signing up to the online workshop, you consent to us adding your name and email address to our marketing database. If you do not wish to receive emails from us outside of this workshop, please do let us know and we will be sure to remove you from our database.


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