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Workshops

The Shala offers a variety of specialty workshops, courses & events. Hosted by our in-house teachers as well as external facilitators from all around the globe.

To book for a workshop please use the Mindbody widget below. Select the relevant workshop date, click on ‘book’ and follow the easy prompts to secure your spot.

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Yoga Origins – Roots of the Practice.

2 June – 28 July
6pm-7.30pm
Drop In: R150
All 8 Sessions: R1000

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Hosted By Firdose Moonda

Contribute to Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours.

Online Only – Recordings Available.

Yoga is a living culture from the Indian subcontinent that is practiced around the world in a variety of ways. As the development of yoga over time has taken it to different spaces, places and forms, so has the search for authenticity and understanding.

This winter we go deep to explore the roots of aspects of the practice which are commonplace in yoga today. We will examine the philosophies that influenced yoga, the social context in which it was forged and the ways in which its core ideas and principles are reflected today. This eight-part series will cover:

• Origins of Tapas – June 2nd

An exploration of the historical importance of heat in Vedic ritual and ideas around discipline for purposes of transformation.

 

• Origins of Mantra – June 9th

An appreciation of the richness and value of the oral tradition, recitation and memorisation techniques and mantra as a source of devotion.

 

• Origins of Meditation – June 23rd

A deep-dive into the unique contribution of Buddhism to the philosophy of the time at the turn of the millennium and an understanding of how meditation has evolved over time.

 

• Origins of Dharma – June 30th

An analysis of purpose and the socio-political context around which the idea of duty was cultivated.

 

• Origins of Pranayama – 7th July

A journey into the practice of breathing from an element of asceticism to a director of energy and an accompaniment of postural practice.

 

• Origins of Subtle Body Practice – July 14th

An overview of the ways in which nadis, chakras, mudra and nyasa entered the practice, what they were used for and why.

 

• Origins of Asana – July 21st

Around 1,000 years ago, a fundamental shift in the yoga philosophy saw asana move beyond the seat. We consider how and why that happened and what forms physical yoga took.

 

• Origins of Sequencing – July 28th

Flows are not as modern as they might seem and this session looks at how and why postures were made to follow each other as early as the 17th century.

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Absolute Beginners Course

1-17 March
19.00 – 20.15pm
In studio: R995
Online: R550

Absolute Beginners Course

1-17 March
19.00 – 20.15pm
In studio: R995
Online: R550

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Hosted by Néna Butler & assisted by Anke Loots.

This 3 week course is designed to teach the foundations of yoga with special focus on body alignment & practice safety. Completing the course will equip you to enjoy a regular home practice & inspire the confidence to join a multilevel group yoga class.

Each session will build on the previous & cover a wide selection of foundational yoga poses. Yoga props will be used in each session allowing students to feel the support they offer & the safety they bring.

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Woven Workshop

13 March
11.30 – 13.30
In studio: R350
Online: R250

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Join Naomi Marshak for an intricate weaving together of movement, breath & music. In this immersive two hour class we will move progressively and playfully through a full spectrum vinyasa sequence designed to strengthen, lengthen and enliven your whole body.

This tapestry of sound, scent and carefully choreographed movement will leave you feeling radiant and deeply connected to your breath and body.

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Release from Resistance

18 Nov – 2 Dec
7-8:15pm
In studio: R450
Online: R300

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This 3-session workshop with Mandisa Nduli will explore ways to find internal freedom from resistance to the constant changes happening in our lives. We will practice meditations and yoga sequencing designed to aid purification from the pain that can sit in the body and mind. Over three weeks we aim to identify areas of resistance, ways to transition from resistance, and integration of this freedom gained.

Wednesday Evenings – 18 Nov, 25 Nov & 2 Dec

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Hormonal Health

5 Dec 2020
11-1pm
In studio: R400
Online: R200

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When it comes to hormonal imbalances in women, stress management is a good place to start. This workshop will focus specifically on the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle – the premenstrual phase also referred to as the season of ‘Autumn’ in a woman’s cycle. This is usually when symptoms of bloating, period pain, headaches, fatigue and grumpiness may occur, making it the ideal time to prioritize rest and self-care.Join Néna Butler (500HR E-RYT) and Dr Chantelle Nienhuis in this 2hr workshop to explore ways to balance your hormones and get to know your body and your cycle. This workshop is for you if you are tired of feeling on edge, in pain or like a stranger in your own body. Connect with yourself and get to know your ‘flo’.

R200 (online), R400 (in studio).

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How to teach kids yoga

6 Feb
11.00 – 17.00
In studio: R950

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A workshop hosted by Nokuphiwo Jada

This workshop is suitable for yoga instructors, parents or anyone who works with children. You will learn how teaching children differs from teaching adults, the skills required to teach children, & how to hold children’s attention during class.

Nokuphiwo Jade is a founder member of CPT NGO the Earthchild Project & one of SA’s most highly skilled and experienced children’s yoga teachers.

In this one day intensive workshop Nokuphiwo will demonstrate ways to teach yoga to children from grade 3 to high school.

 Yoga helps children to manage anxiety, improve emotional regulation, boost self-esteem, increase body awareness & mindfulness, enhance concentration & memory, develop strength & flexibility.

“Children learn differently. You just need to find ways of catering for each. The beauty about yoga is that you can do all of that.” – Nox Jada.

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Absolute Beginners Course

1-17 March
19.00 – 20.15pm
In studio: R995
Online: R550

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This course is designed to teach the foundations of yoga with special focus on body alignment & practice safety. Completing the course will equip you to enjoy a regular home practice & inspire the confidence to join a multilevel group yoga class.

Each session will build on the previous & cover a wide selection of foundational yoga poses.

Yoga props will be used in each session allowing students to feel the support they offer & the safety they bring.

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Woven Workshop

13 March
11.30 – 13.30
In studio: R350
Online: R250

Read more

Join Naomi Marshak for an intricate weaving together of movement, breath & music. In this immersive two hour class we will move progressively and playfully through a full spectrum vinyasa sequence designed to strengthen, lengthen and enliven your whole body. This tapestry of sound, scent and carefully choreographed movement will leave you feeling radiant and deeply connected to your breath and body.
 
(Intermediate to advanced only)
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Release from Resistance

18 Nov – 2 Dec
7-8:15pm
In studio: R450
Online: R300

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This 3-session workshop with Mandisa Nduli will explore ways to find internal freedom from resistance to the constant changes happening in our lives. We will practice meditations and yoga sequencing designed to aid purification from the pain that can sit in the body and mind. Over three weeks we aim to identify areas of resistance, ways to transition from resistance, and integration of this freedom gained.

Wednesday Evenings – 18 Nov, 25 Nov & 2 Dec

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Hormonal Health

5 Dec 2020
11-1pm
In studio: R400
Online: R200

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When it comes to hormonal imbalances in women, stress management is a good place to start. This workshop will focus specifically on the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle – the premenstrual phase also referred to as the season of ‘Autumn’ in a woman’s cycle. This is usually when symptoms of bloating, period pain, headaches, fatigue and grumpiness may occur, making it the ideal time to prioritize rest and self-care.Join Néna Butler (500HR E-RYT) and Dr Chantelle Nienhuis in this 2hr workshop to explore ways to balance your hormones and get to know your body and your cycle. This workshop is for you if you are tired of feeling on edge, in pain or like a stranger in your own body. Connect with yourself and get to know your ‘flo’.

R200 (online), R400 (in studio).

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Hormonal Health

5 Dec 2020
11-1pm
In studio: R400
Online: R200

Read more

When it comes to hormonal imbalances in women, stress management is a good place to start. This workshop will focus specifically on the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle – the premenstrual phase also referred to as the season of ‘Autumn’ in a woman’s cycle. This is usually when symptoms of bloating, period pain, headaches, fatigue and grumpiness may occur, making it the ideal time to prioritize rest and self-care.Join Néna Butler (500HR E-RYT) and Dr Chantelle Nienhuis in this 2hr workshop to explore ways to balance your hormones and get to know your body and your cycle. This workshop is for you if you are tired of feeling on edge, in pain or like a stranger in your own body. Connect with yourself and get to know your ‘flo’.

R200 (online), R400 (in studio).

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Hormonal Health

5 Dec 2020
11-1pm
In studio: R400
Online: R200

Read more

When it comes to hormonal imbalances in women, stress management is a good place to start. This workshop will focus specifically on the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle – the premenstrual phase also referred to as the season of ‘Autumn’ in a woman’s cycle. This is usually when symptoms of bloating, period pain, headaches, fatigue and grumpiness may occur, making it the ideal time to prioritize rest and self-care.Join Néna Butler (500HR E-RYT) and Dr Chantelle Nienhuis in this 2hr workshop to explore ways to balance your hormones and get to know your body and your cycle. This workshop is for you if you are tired of feeling on edge, in pain or like a stranger in your own body. Connect with yourself and get to know your ‘flo’.

R200 (online), R400 (in studio).

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