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.

Contact info@theshala.co.za for further information.

Absolute Beginners Course

13-29 May 2024
Mondays & Wednesdays
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio
R950 

Hosted By Magenta English

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE 

13 – 29 May 2024
Mondays & Wednesdays
19:00-20:15

Price: R950 (In Studio Only)

This course is designed to teach the foundations of yoga with special focus on body alignment and practice safety. Each session will build on the previous, covering a wide selection of foundational yoga poses. Yoga props will be used in each session, allowing students to feel the support they offer and the safety they bring. The course is taught by  Magenta English and an assistant, ensuring personal attention and an environment geared for optimal learning. Completing the course will equip you to enjoy a regular home practice, plus inspire the confidence to join a multilevel group yoga class.
 

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Autumn Harvest

13 April 2024
Saturday
11.30 – 14.30
In Studio
R599

Hosted By Mandisa Nduli & Tamsin Sheehy

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AUTUMN HARVEST 

13 April 2024 
11:30-14:30

Price: R599 (In Studio Only)

Our Autumn collaboration will focus on appreciation and gratitude.

Taking students through a 3 hour immersive practice of asana (postures), pranayama (breath awareness) and meditation (mindfulness).

Autumn is a time of harvesting all that has been learnt and integrated in the vibrant summer months. Reaping the fruits of an active and blooming summer we start to acknowledge the changing of the environment around us heralding a transition towards colder and darker days and nights.

A call  to gather, store and embed the light from summer into our cellular structures as internal nutrients. Marking these natural transition periods through ritual and collective practice is an embodied way to honor the cycles within and work within community for strength and support. 

Every thought you make and every action you take represents the seeds you sow, and the seeds you sow bring about the harvest you shall reap. We hold space for what was, what is, and what is still to come. 

Mandisa and Tamsin will seamlessly weave these themes of Autumn throughout the workshop. Honoring the seasons transitions as deep medicine that bring uplevelling  and refinement to our internal environments. 

We are offering you a space to practice with us and take the time to honor yourself in this time.

Please use the widget below to book your spot by selecting the corresponding date*

Absolute Beginners Course

13-29 May 2024
Mondays & Wednesdays
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio
R950 

Hosted By Magenta English

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE 

13 – 29 May 2024
Mondays & Wednesdays
19:00-20:15

Price: R950 (In Studio Only)

This course is designed to teach the foundations of yoga with special focus on body alignment and practice safety. Each session will build on the previous, covering a wide selection of foundational yoga poses. Yoga props will be used in each session, allowing students to feel the support they offer and the safety they bring. The course is taught by  Magenta English and an assistant, ensuring personal attention and an environment geared for optimal learning. Completing the course will equip you to enjoy a regular home practice, plus inspire the confidence to join a multilevel group yoga class.
 

Please use the widget below to book your spot by selecting the corresponding date*

Absolute Beginners Course

13-29 May 2024
Mondays & Wednesdays
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio
R950 

Hosted By Magenta English

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE 

13 – 29 May 2024
Mondays & Wednesdays
19:00-20:15

Price: R950 (In Studio Only)

This course is designed to teach the foundations of yoga with special focus on body alignment and practice safety. Each session will build on the previous, covering a wide selection of foundational yoga poses. Yoga props will be used in each session, allowing students to feel the support they offer and the safety they bring. The course is taught by  Magenta English and an assistant, ensuring personal attention and an environment geared for optimal learning. Completing the course will equip you to enjoy a regular home practice, plus inspire the confidence to join a multilevel group yoga class.
 

Please use the widget below to book your spot by selecting the corresponding date*

Uplevel

25 May 2024
11.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 17.00
In Studio
R899 

Hosted By Naomi Marshak & Tamsin Sheehy

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UPLEVEL

25 May 2024
11:30-17:00

Price: R899 (In Studio Only)

This is an invitation to all yoga instructors who would like to delve deeply into a collective learning space. We will focus on the theory and implementation of teaching skills, to refine your unique offering as a teacher of yoga as a physical, mental and spiritual practice.

Tamsin and Naomi will be collaborating on the content of this workshop, combining their many years of teaching experience into this applied skills-based training.

As we develop the teacher within us, we refine what we want to teach, in what settings we are best suited to teach in, and how we effectively prepare for those classes.

As teachers of a physical body, we must study how to help students come into their own bodies. We can stay inspired to keep growing our knowledge by asking how we can deepen our sensitivity and relevance today.

These workshops will focus specifically on refining skills that make for effective teaching to all levels from beginners to advanced, and the ability to hold multi-level classes and workshops. We will facilitate discussions highlighting the qualities that we enjoy in our own teachers, to be able to incorporate those in our own teaching, and still stay authentic to our individual nature.

Uplevelling your skills and confidece with voice, body language, verbal and physical adjustments, sequencing, holding space, and teaching to the students that are there in front of you.

Session 1: Theory

Back to basics: We will discuss voice, language, verbal and physical adjustments, effective cueing (from the foundations of each shape) holding a multi-level class, body language and movement in the room, presence and purpose. We’ll also look at setting and sequence, effective timing, and tips and tools to take care of one’s own body and energy whilst fulfilling the role of teacher. We’ll finish with reflective questions to ask oneself after every class to enable personal and professional growth and development.

Session 2: Implementation

Sequencing: Here we’ll work on refining the focus of each class, and successfully building repetitive shapes for effective alignment, that will help each student to understand the more complex shapes in their bodies. We’ll explore verbal and physical adjustments, and how to utilise these for efficacy, support and safety. There’ll also be questions and feedback from the group, as we all learn and grow together.

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Science, Art & Yoga Of Nutrition

13 July 2024
11.30 – 14.00
14.30 – 17.00
In Studio
R750 

Hosted By Thomas Sheehy

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SCIENCE, ART & YOGA OF NUTRITION 

13 July 2024
Saturday
11:30-17:00

Price: R750 (In Studio Only)

Proper nutrition is a pillar of good health, because the nutrients our body’s require to function are found in the foods and liquids we consume. However, the composition and quality of these essential building blocks can vary significantly; and, there is no single diet that meets the needs of every person.

Unfortunately, contemporary nutritional education is a controversial and challenging area flooded with inconsistent and conflicting information; leading to dietary confusion, anxiety (fear of certain foods, fear of eating), or apathy toward our eating practice.

This workshop will unpack and demystify the science, and present a comprehensive yet accessible review of nutrition that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. We’ll also review the digestive system, including common gastrointestinal health issues, and the opportunities and limitations inherent within a range of different dietary templates. Additionally, we’ll introduce simple yet effective yoga practices to strengthen and improve functionality of the digestive system.

This event is suitable for anyone with an interest in nutrition and digestive health. The aim is to educate and empower, helping to maximise both your nutritional health and your love of food!, whilst also addressing imbalances and supporting the highest expression of health and wellbeing.

Session 1 (11:30-14:00) will include:
– The human body at the atomic and cellular levels.
– The anatomy and physiology of the digestive system.
– Nutritional science framework, including the principle food groups.

Session 2 (14:30-17:00) will include:
– Gastrointestinal health issues (e.g. irritable bowel and leaky gut).
– Popular diets (from veganism to Banting).
– Yoga practices to strengthen and improve functionality of the digestive system.

*The workshop will also include a complimentary session of Q&A from 17:00-18:00.

Bio

Thomas Sheehy MSc, RYT500, is the co-owner of The Shala – Cape Town Yoga School. He has studied, practiced and taught yoga, naturopathy and nutritional therapy since 2007. In 2021, Thomas completed MSc Advanced Complementary Medicine (Research & Practice), writing his dissertation as a constructivist grounded theory of yoga instructors’ understanding of eating disorders. Thomas teaches group yoga classes and individual yoga therapy sessions. He also lectures anatomy and physiology on 200hr and 300hr yoga teacher training courses, and presents workshops on food science and digestive health.

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Rebirth into Spring

2 September 2023
11.30 – 14.00
In Studio
R500

Hosted By Mandise Nduli & Tamsin Sheehy

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REBIRTH INTO SPRING 

2 September 2023 
11:30-14:00

Price: R500 (In Studio Only)

We carry Mother earth within us, she is not outside of us.  We come together to remind ourselves in community, our true state of oneness,  In that insight of inter- being as the earth rebirths for springtime here in the Southern Hemisphere, so do we. 

A collaboration between Mandisa and Tamsin bringing their passions together for an immersive experience of yoga postures, scent, touch, breath and visualization.

This immersion will balance the elements within us,  while being held in nurturing hands and hearts.  Each one of us will explore  the inner work to root into ourselves, restructure our cells for the rebirth and renewal that Spring beckons.

Through this journey we will refine our intentions, plant seeds from those intentions and  explore the blooming garden from within. We then solidify practices that nurture/maintain the energy of our intentions and manifest joy and peace as a frequency through our cellular and vibrational structures.

The space in this deep work is limited to those who are ready to go to the depths of our held intention.

 Re-rooting to rise, back to nature’s natural state of being.

Please use the widget below to book your spot by selecting the corresponding date*

Rebirth into Spring

2 September 2023
11.30 – 14.00
In Studio
R500

Hosted By Mandise Nduli & Tamsin Sheehy

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

REBIRTH INTO SPRING 

2 September 2023 
11:30-14:00

Price: R500 (In Studio Only)

We carry Mother earth within us, she is not outside of us.  We come together to remind ourselves in community, our true state of oneness,  In that insight of inter- being as the earth rebirths for springtime here in the Southern Hemisphere, so do we. 

A collaboration between Mandisa and Tamsin bringing their passions together for an immersive experience of yoga postures, scent, touch, breath and visualization.

This immersion will balance the elements within us,  while being held in nurturing hands and hearts.  Each one of us will explore  the inner work to root into ourselves, restructure our cells for the rebirth and renewal that Spring beckons.

Through this journey we will refine our intentions, plant seeds from those intentions and  explore the blooming garden from within. We then solidify practices that nurture/maintain the energy of our intentions and manifest joy and peace as a frequency through our cellular and vibrational structures.

The space in this deep work is limited to those who are ready to go to the depths of our held intention.

 Re-rooting to rise, back to nature’s natural state of being.

Please use the widget below to book your spot by selecting the corresponding date*

Rebirth into Spring

2 September 2023
11.30 – 14.00
In Studio
R500

Hosted By Mandise Nduli & Tamsin Sheehy

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

REBIRTH INTO SPRING 

2 September 2023 
11:30-14:00

Price: R500 (In Studio Only)

We carry Mother earth within us, she is not outside of us.  We come together to remind ourselves in community, our true state of oneness,  In that insight of inter- being as the earth rebirths for springtime here in the Southern Hemisphere, so do we. 

A collaboration between Mandisa and Tamsin bringing their passions together for an immersive experience of yoga postures, scent, touch, breath and visualization.

This immersion will balance the elements within us,  while being held in nurturing hands and hearts.  Each one of us will explore  the inner work to root into ourselves, restructure our cells for the rebirth and renewal that Spring beckons.

Through this journey we will refine our intentions, plant seeds from those intentions and  explore the blooming garden from within. We then solidify practices that nurture/maintain the energy of our intentions and manifest joy and peace as a frequency through our cellular and vibrational structures.

The space in this deep work is limited to those who are ready to go to the depths of our held intention.

 Re-rooting to rise, back to nature’s natural state of being.

Please use the widget below to book your spot by selecting the corresponding date*

Rebirth into Spring

2 September 2023
11.30 – 14.00
In Studio
R500

Hosted By Mandise Nduli & Tamsin Sheehy

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

REBIRTH INTO SPRING 

2 September 2023 
11:30-14:00

Price: R500 (In Studio Only)

We carry Mother earth within us, she is not outside of us.  We come together to remind ourselves in community, our true state of oneness,  In that insight of inter- being as the earth rebirths for springtime here in the Southern Hemisphere, so do we. 

A collaboration between Mandisa and Tamsin bringing their passions together for an immersive experience of yoga postures, scent, touch, breath and visualization.

This immersion will balance the elements within us,  while being held in nurturing hands and hearts.  Each one of us will explore  the inner work to root into ourselves, restructure our cells for the rebirth and renewal that Spring beckons.

Through this journey we will refine our intentions, plant seeds from those intentions and  explore the blooming garden from within. We then solidify practices that nurture/maintain the energy of our intentions and manifest joy and peace as a frequency through our cellular and vibrational structures.

The space in this deep work is limited to those who are ready to go to the depths of our held intention.

 Re-rooting to rise, back to nature’s natural state of being.

Please use the widget below to book your spot by selecting the corresponding date*

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