Teacher Training

Our 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programmes offer the perfect platform to develop your personal yoga practice whilst learning safe and effective teaching skills both at foundational and advanced levels.

On the 200 hour programme you will learn refined alignment of core yoga poses, effective verbal cueing, clear demonstrations, adjustment techniques, safe and effective sequencing. The 300 hour programme builds on these foundations and takes you on a deeper personal journey with yoga. Graduates gain the confidence to instruct multi-level classes in a wide variety of teaching settings.

Tamsin Sheehy

Owner, teacher & co-creator of the Teacher Training Course.


In 2004, after four years of dedicated practice in a diversity of yoga lineages including Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar yoga, Tamsin completed her first teacher training with Louisa Sears at Yogarts. She subsequently completed an intensive two-year Bihar teacher training with Carly Louw at Yoga Connection in Pretoria, and travelled to Kerala, India to study Sivananda asana, chanting, puja and philosophy. In 2009 Tamsin completed additional teacher training with Shimon Ben Avi, and between November 2016 and March 2018 she completed her 300hr Advanced Yoga Teachers Training with Patrick Creelman and Rinat Perlman in Hong Kong.

She has a special interest in the role of yoga as a practice of healing and repair on all levels of Being. Her most inspiring work comes from teaching on The Shala’s Teacher Training programmes. The art of lymphology and digestion are key focus points for workshops and courses. Tamsin opened The Shala – Cape Town Yoga School in 2007.

Thomas Sheehy

Co-owner, teacher & anatomy teacher on the Teacher Training Course.


Thomas has taught yoga since 2008, alongside the study and practice of nutritional therapy and naturopathy.

Thomas completed MSc Advanced Complementary Medicine (Research & Practice) in 2021, writing his dissertation as a constructivist grounded theory exploration of yoga instructors’ understanding of eating disorders.

Thomas teaches group and individual yoga classes, anatomy and physiology modules on 200hr and 300hr yoga teacher training courses, and presents workshops on food science and digestive health.

Adila Soeker

Teacher & co-creator of the Teacher Training Course.


Self enquiry and yoga philosophy teacher.

Adila originally studied in the Ashtanga yoga tradition with Africa Yoga and Shimon Ben Avi.

Her practice, study and learning has been enriched by many diverse spiritual traditions. In the yoga tradition, she has found a universal system of spiritual principles that, if applied to our lives, can support us to be more stable, happy and wise humans. It is her passion to bridge the gap between the experiences we have on our yoga mats and the reality of every day life. Teaching is her most fulfilling work, and her students and children, her biggest teachers.