The Shala – Cape Town Yoga School

Welcome to The Shala. A creative sacred space to explore the practice of yoga. We are based in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Our team of highly skilled teachers offer classes, courses and workshops to all levels of yoga students both in-studio and online. The Shala specializes in 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programmes and provides ongoing education and training for yoga teachers.

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This series we explore the benefits of reversing the action of gravity on the body. On an emotional & mental level headstands help us illuminate old patterns of behavior and shift our perspectives. Headstands increase circulation to the brain of both blood and lymph.

Exploring different ways of opening the shoulders and upper chest area to allow for greater mobility in the wrists, elbows and shoulders joints. A perfect balance between full concentration and deep relaxation.

Daily maintenance of the shoulder joints is essential for comfort and agility in the upper torso and neck. The arm variations will be combined with strong standing and balancing asanas, deep backbends and core connection.

Getting grounded in the legs to open the spine. Detailed study of our feet and legs through the foundational standing poses, both symmetrical and asymmetrical variations. Safe and effective asanas to explore into full wheel pose and drop backs.