200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited Vinyasa Teachers Training 2017 (One-month Intensive). 

The Shala will be offering two teacher-training modules for 2017:

  • 3rd April – 29th April.
  • 4th September – 30th 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.

A special aspect of this programme is our 3-night retreat at Elephant Leisure 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:

Week One: 

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

Week two: 

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

Week three: Retreat (Tuesday to Thursday) which includes:

  • 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).

Week four: 

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

The Schedule for April 2017: 

3rd April – 29th April 2017.

  • Monday’s–Thursday’s: 8:30am–12pm/break/2pm–5pm.
  • Friday’s: 8:30am–12pm/break/2pm–5pm.
  • Saturday’s: 11am–5.00pm.
  • Days off: Sundays 9th, 16th and 23rd

Retreat Dates: 18th-20th April in Citrusdal. All transport, accommodation and food is included in the price of the training.

The Schedule for September 2017:

4th September – 30th September 2017.

  • Monday’s-Thursday’s: 8:30am–12pm/break/2pm–5pm.
  • Fridays: 8:30am–12pm/break/2pm–5pm.
  • Saturdays: 11am–5.00pm.
  • Days off: Sundays 10th, 17th, 24th.

Retreat dates: 19th-21st September 2017 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 = R27,000 (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 = R24 000 (VAT included). Early-bird for April ends on the 28th February 2017. Early-bird for September ends 31st July 2017.

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

Cancelation & Refund Policy:

Upon receipt of payment in full, student cancellation fees apply. Course start dates for 2017 are 3rd April and 4th September.

  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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