Season 1. Episode 8. Yoga as Connection
In this episode I talk to Norman Blair, one of the first teachers to start teaching Yin yoga in the UK. In this conversation we reflect on practice, teaching and the '9th Limb' of Yoga...
Norman began practicing yoga in the early 1990s and he has been teaching since 2001. His practice and teaching embrace both Ashtanga yoga and Yin yoga as well as mindfulness meditation.
Through significant periods of training with teachers such as Alaric Newcombe, Judith Hanson Lasater, Richard Freeman and Sarah Powers, he has gained the Yoga Alliance 500-hour accreditation. He believes that yoga is accessible to all of us and through regular practice we can experience profound changes in our mind and body.
His own experience has taught him that yoga is an enjoyable way to release and make available energetic potential to enhance our lives. Yoga can help us to become more flexible, physically stronger and improve our stamina, focus, and awareness.
Norman teaches Ashtanga and Yin yoga classes and workshops throughout London, as well as leading retreats. His Yin yoga training courses are respected and popular. He has run yoga teacher mentoring groups for more than ten years.