200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited Vinyasa Teachers Training 2018

The Shala will be offering two teacher-training modules for 2018:

  • Part-time 9 March – 24 June.
  • Month Intensive 3 September – 29 September.

This transformative programme is designed to take each student step by step through the journey to becoming a safe and effective yoga teacher.

Our one-month programme details:

  • Correct alignment in all the foundational physical poses (asana).
  • Considered and intelligent sequencing.
  • Deeper understanding of breath technique (pranayama).
  • Self-inquiry and yogic philosophy.

This 200-hour course is facilitated by lead teacher and studio owner Tamsin Sheehy, supported by a team of experienced teachers

Adila Groenewald (owner of Yoga in Walmer Estate) who co-wrote the programme and will hold self-inquiry, subtle anatomy and yoga philosophy.

Thomas Sheehy (www.naturalhealth21.com) facilitates anatomy and physiology, plus nutrition for life and the whole food menu on retreat.

Melanie Castleman (www.melaniecastleman.co.za) will facilitate teaching skills and sequencing techniques on retreat, plus help prepare students for their practical assignment and feedback.

Harriet Came (www.bloomyoga.co.za) leads the pre-natal module.

Brian Bergman and Leela Codron (www.sevaunite.org) facilitate the Seva (community outreach) module.

Earthchild Project shares with us how Yoga and Seva work in the local communities and schools. www.earthchildproject.org

A special aspect of this programme is our 3-night retreat at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat in Citrusdal. All transport, accommodation and food is included in the course price.

The retreat allows us to fully immerse into practice of asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation. Thomas Sheehy will nurture us with a whole food menu and nutritional discourse for sustainable health and vitality. Melanie Castleman and Tamsin Sheehy will refine teaching skills and prepare students for their practical assignments.

Graduates of The Shala Teachers Training programme are equipped to become fully-accredited professional yoga teachers. Each step of the way, the art and discipline required for a lifetime of self-practice is taught. This course requires 100% attendance. 

The main themes that will be covered throughout the 4 week programme include:

Intensive Week 1/Part-time Month 1: 

  • Art of touch and body observation.
  • Foundational poses and safe alignment.
  • Holistic anatomy and physiology.
  • Yin yoga, pranayama and meditation.

Intensive Week 2/Part-time Month 2:

  • Self-inquiry and chakra systems.
  • Foundational poses and safe alignment.
  • Voice technique and teaching practical’s.
  • Teaching action and feedback.

Intensive Week 3/Part-time Month 3:

  • The art of nutrition.
  • Chanting and meditation.
  • Teaching skills and technique.
  • Preparation for teaching assignment and feedback.
  • Delivery of teaching assignment in public class (Saturday).

Intensive Week 4/Part-time Month 4:

  • Kriya practice and feedback of assignments.
  • Seva module.
  • Business module with company accountant.
  • Anatomy and philosophy assignment.
  • Graduation.

The Schedule for Part-time 2018

9 March – 24 June

9-11 March

23-25 March

13-15 April

20-22 April

10 – 13 May – Retreat – Including weekdays

18 – 20 May

8 -10 June

22 – 24 June

Class Times

Friday 19.00 – 21.00

Saturday 11.00 – 17.00

Sunday 12.00 – 17.00

(Each weekend will be the same)


The Schedule for Month Intensive September 2018

3-29 September

Monday – Friday: 08.30 – 12.00/break/14.00 – 17.00

Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

Sunday – Day off (9, 16 and 23 September)

Retreat Dates: 18 – 21 Septembert in Citrusdal. All transport, accommodation and food is included in the price of the training.

Terms & Conditions:

Please email info@theshala.co.za to request an application form and arrange an eligibility interview with Tamsin. Please note that a minimum of 2-years dedicated yoga practice is required, and that each student should be in good health and relative physical fitness.

Yoga Alliance Accredited School:

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes globally.

The Shala – Cape Town Yoga School is a fully registered school with Yoga Alliance. This course requires 100% attendance to meet Yoga Alliance Accreditation.


100% attendance, as well as, completion of all assignments and practical’s are required for certification. Failure to meet the required number of hours can be made-up via private tuition with Tamsin or an appointed Shala yoga teacher at a rate of R500 per hour. Please note that private tuition is subject to scheduling and may delay graduation.The Shala exclusively reserves the right to withhold certification of any student that fails to meet the full requirements and hours of the course.


200hr Intensive Course = R28,000 (VAT included): To be paid in full before the commencement date of each course. Spaces for each course are limited. All inquiries are welcome yet only payment in full will secure your place. No part-deposits or provisional reservations will be accepted.

**Early-bird special** 10% discount off the course = R25 000 (VAT included). Early-bird for Part-time ends on 31 January 2018. Early-bird for Intensive ends 31st July 2018.

Cost includes textbook, anatomy material, retreat, teaching experience & feedback, graduation certificate.

Cancelation & Refund Policy:

Upon receipt of payment in full, student cancellation fees apply.

  1. Notice period more than 4 weeks from start date = 100% refund available.
  2. Notice period between 2-4 weeks from start date = 50% refund available.
  3. Notice period less than 2 weeks from start date = no refund available.

Payment methods accepted: 

Credit card, EFT, SnapScan or cash.

Banking Details:

The Shala – Yoga in Cape Town.

First National Bank (FNB) Gardens, Cape Town.

Business Account Number: 62367331718.

Branch code: 250655.

Swift code (for international transfers): FIRNZAJJ.

Payment Reference: please use your full name, plus “TTC course” when making payments.

Proof of Payment: Emailed to info@theshala.co.za

Email info@theshala.co.za for more information and to book your place.  Space is limited, booking essential.

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