Start your teaching journey! Become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200)

The Shala will be offering two 200hr teacher-training programmes for 2019:

  • Four month Part-time 08 March – 23 June.
  • One month Intensive 02 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.

Programme highlights include:

  • 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 200hr course is facilitated by lead teacher and studio owner Tamsin Sheehy E-RYT500, supported by a team of experienced teachers.

Adila Groenewald E-RYT200 (owner of Yoga in Walmer Estate) co-wrote the programme and will hold self-inquiry, subtle anatomy and yoga philosophy.

Thomas Sheehy E-RYT200 (www.naturalhealth21.com) facilitates anatomy and physiology, plus nutrition for life and the whole food menu on retreat.

Lara Roux 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 (www.earthchildproject.org) shares with us how Yoga and Seva work in the local communities and schools.

A special aspect of the part-time 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. Tamsin Sheehy and Lara Roux will refine teaching skills and prepare students for their practical assignments.

Graduates of The Shala 200hr Teacher 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:

Part-time Month 1 / Intensive Week 1: 

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

Part-time Month 2 / Intensive Week 2:

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

Part-time Month 3 / Intensive Week 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).

Part-time Month 4 / Intensive Week 4:

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

Schedule for Part-time 2019 (8th March –  23rd June)

8th – 10th March – Opening weekend

22nd – 24th March

12th – 14th April

26th – 28th April

9th – 12th May – Retreat (NB: includes weekdays)

24th – 26th May – Practical exams

7th – 9th June

21st – 23rd June – Graduation weekend

Class Times:

Friday’s 19.00 – 21.00

Saturday’s 11.00 – 17.00

Sunday’s  07.00 – 09.30 & 12.00 – 16.00

(Each weekend will be the same)

Schedule for Intensive 2019 (2nd-29th September)

Monday – Friday: 08.00– 12.00 / break / 14.00 – 17.00

Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

Sunday – Day off (8th, 15th, and 22nd September)

(Each week will be the same)

Terms & Conditions:

Please complete our online application form to register your interest and arrange an eligibility interview with Tamsin. Please note that a minimum of 2yrs dedicated yoga practice is required, and that each student should be in good health and relative physical fitness.

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School:

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community globally. The spirit of the Yoga Alliance Standards is to include a school in the RYS (Registered Yoga School) Directory only when its YTT (Yoga Teacher Training):

  • Has a definite, pre-defined curriculum that meets the Yoga Alliance Standards.
  • Is taught by yoga teacher trainers who are qualified to train teachers.
  • Offers a consistent approach that is conducive to depth, rather than a survey of different approaches.

All standards for a RYS are intended to be clear, implementable reflections of the above criteria.

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


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 R650 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.


The Shala RYT200 teacher-training course = R28,500 (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 = R25,500 (VAT included). Early-bird for Part-time ends on 1 February 2019. Early-bird for Intensive ends 31st July 2019.

Cost includes textbook, anatomy material, retreat (part-time only), 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.

Register online by clicking the button below.