A Journey Through The Five Elements Training

Wed 11th – Sun 15th November 2020. Online via Zoom.

These 5 days will be a deep and thorough inquiry into the Traditional Chinese Medical model of the Five Elements covering meridian pathways, 20 key acupressure points, organ function, emotional mapping and how to integrate this model into everyday life.

Each day will be a Master Class in each Element aiming at empowering you in your therapeutic work and your life. You will also practice Qi Gong and Yoga related to each Element to learn how to tailor your classes if you are a Yoga teacher or for your own self-practice. The Yoga will be a mix of Yin and Yang yoga depending on the energy of each Element and what it needs to be nourished.

This training is going to be an immersion; each day building upon the previous one. The teaching will be live online via Zoom between 10am – 4pm and there will be journal prompts and a 40 minute video to watch each evening to continue the learning and self reflection. You will receive a full colour manual to support the material covered.

Your tutors

Kate Henley completed the three year BSc degree course in Acupuncture at the University of Westminster and has been in private practice as an acupuncturist for 21 years. From early in her career Kate forged strong links with western medical practitioners through her own contacts and specialised in fertility, pregnancy and hormonal imbalances. Working from GP practices, she became increasingly interested in how the Chinese Medical model has such a role to play in balancing the body. As the thirst for choice and for more natural remedies took hold and the need for people to re-balance the fast pace of their lives became important, acupuncture and other holistic practices have become more mainstream.

In 2011, Kate set up a maternity acupuncture unit in a large hospital in Stevenage to offer low cost sessions to women who were pregnant. This was a very successful scheme. In 2012 she also undertook a training in Supervision and Mentoring and now offers this service to acupuncturists and yoga teachers. In an effort to widen her role Kate developed courses to teach 5 Element and Meridian theory, teaching first in India in 2016 and later on a regular basis with Norman Blair in London.

Louise Windsor has been teaching Yoga in Brighton since 2012 and runs Yin Yoga teacher trainings in Sussex and Goa. She met Kate when she took her Yin Yoga and Meridians course with Norman Blair in 2018 and has since been mentoring with her to learn how to integrate living life seasonally in accordance with TCM.

Louise is excited to collaborate with Kate and bring her teachings to more people, not just Yoga teachers but anyone who wants to take control of their health and wellbeing.


£550 – super early bird rate for bookings before 1st August
Payment plans are available; £150 deposit to secure your place (places are limited) and then the remaining amount can be split up until a week before the course starts, 4th November.

We offer 2 bursary places for half price on each course if money is difficult, with no questions asked. Please do get in touch if you’d like to take advantage of this.

For any questions and to book please email; [email protected]

Yoga Alliance CPD Points

If you are a Yoga teacher you will be able to receive Yoga Alliance (US) 30 hour non contact CPD points.

This training is open for anyone who has an interest in living in accordance with the Seasons/ Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine for self care and healing. You do not have to be a Yoga teacher to attend.