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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.

Align the Body, Align the Mind

30 July 2022
11.30 – 13.30
In Studio
R400

Hosted By Kathleen Booyse (E-RYT 500hr, YACEP)

ALIGN THE BODY, ALIGN THE MIND
30 July 2022
11.30 – 13.30 

Price: R400 (In Studio Only)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

In this workshop we will explore your unique bio-environment and its expressions, to better understand how your body communicates.

Through Asana, we are able to understand subtle layers of being, connect to our deeper senses, and recognise imbalances in the structural architecture of the body. As we realign our bodies on the mat, we reset, recalibrate and bring the body back to homeostasis.

Through this 2hr practice we will delve into the understanding of our unique “Silver cord”, a life-giving linkage from the higher self, down to the physical body, by reversing the process; exploring the physical body first (that leads to the etheric body, onwards to the astral body and mental body).

Your yoga practice is as unique as your fingerprints. You are your own best teacher, and all the wisdom you seek is within you. I invite you to join this experience of Self Exploration and Self Mastery on your journey to Alignment.

What will be covered during this workshop:

• 2 Hour practice consisting of a combination of Asana, Somatic Movement and Breath-work.
• Learning to connect to our bodies to be able understand how it communicates in its own unique way.
• Exploring misalignment in the body and finding alternatives on the mat.
• Going deeper into Self, exploring the more subtle levels of our being like our sense of interoception.
• Committing to the practice of Self Mastery, Exploration and Love.

“My philosophy has been ever-evolving as I have moved through the different phases of my life. My passion for human physiology led me to healing my body, mind and soul; as the 8-limbs of yoga shaped who I am today. I am committed to honouring the history and teachers of yoga, and feel honoured to be able to share these practices with you.” @kathleenbooyseyoga

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

Mindful Sundays

17July – 14 August 2022
16.00 – 18.00
In Studio: 5 Sessions
R2000

Hosted By Yanna Romano (RYT500) 

MINDFUL SUNDAYS

17 July – 14 August 2022
16.00 – 18.00 
Price: R2000 (In Studio Only)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

A 5-week mindfulness course.

This course offers practical guidance and support to those seeking to integrate a mindfulness practice into their lives. The course combines meditation, movement, art-making and poetry to illuminate and elucidate aspects of your felt experience. Participants will receive recorded meditations and workbooks for practising and reflecting between sessions. There will be a WhatsApp group for community support. The group is capped to ensure intimacy.

Through her work, Yanna encourages healing from the inside out, that is grounded in the body and which extends into relationship with others and the earth. Her work is inspired by her personal journey towards wholeness, which continues to be guided by the body’s wisdom and creative capacity for healing.

Week 1: Body as Home

The body is the first foundation of mindfulness because it is always present, and thus a fairly stable anchor for awareness. For many of us, however, there can be a disconnect with our bodies – perhaps from stress, anxiety or trauma. This can make it feel uncomfortable or unsafe to be in our bodies. So the first step in the journey of mindfulness is to gently make contact with the body – and to gradually, through meditation and yoga practice, cultivate a sense of being at home in our flesh. 

Week 2: Noticing Feeling-Tones

Working mindfully with feeling-tones is a powerful way to transform the unconscious ways we relate to our present-moment experience. Feeling-tones exist before thought – ranging from pleasant, through neutral, to unpleasant – and can hook us into habitual behaviours of craving and aversion. Becoming mindful of feeling-tones – and when we are craving or avoiding situations – can empower us to choose liberating rather than habit-driven actions in our lives.

Week 3: Seeing the Mind

We often take our thoughts as seriously as if they are facts. For example: “I am no good at this,” “He is lazy,” “Nobody understands me,” etc. When we have a thought repeatedly, it can crystallise into a belief. When we start to pay attention to our thoughts and beliefs with gentle curiosity, we start to think about thinking (meta-cognition) and move away from believing that the thought is a fact. In this session we looked at how mindfulness can help us to find distance from our thoughts, and gain a wider perspective on our momentary experience

Week 4: Accessing Radical Acceptance

Often, looking inwards confronts us with our wounding. It is therefore crucial to support awareness cultivation through mindfulness with compassion practice. In this session we explore the practice of RAIN from Tara Brach: a useful step-by-step process to hone capacity for compassionate self-awareness. To Recognise, Allow, Investigate, and Nurture the aspects of our experience that are more challenging to be with. 

Week 5: Sharing in Metta

In this session we practice embodied Metta, which is Pali for loving kindness, benevolence, goodwill, or an active interest in others. The idea is that as we cultivate mindfulness and peace within ourselves, we can share these fruits with others. Through practising Metta meditation, there’s an invitation to awaken the receptivity, warmth and openness of lovingkindness through the body, and then invite our lives and all our relations into that vast, breathing space.

Yanna Romano has been facilitating embodiment and intuitive art processes since 2012, and guides regular yoga and conscious dance sessions in Cape Town. She is a RYT500 yoga teacher through The Shala, holds an honours degree in Human Geography from The University of Cape Town, and completed a 2-year postgraduate certification training in Mindfulness-Based Facilitation through the Faculty of Medicine at Stellenbosch University. @emerge.space 

 

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

Align the Body, Align the Mind

30 July 2022
11.30 – 13.30
In Studio
R400

Hosted By Kathleen Booyse (E-RYT 500hr, YACEP)

ALIGN THE BODY, ALIGN THE MIND
30 July 2022
11.30 – 13.30 

Price: R400 (In Studio Only)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

In this workshop we will explore your unique bio-environment and its expressions, to better understand how your body communicates.

Through Asana, we are able to understand subtle layers of being, connect to our deeper senses, and recognise imbalances in the structural architecture of the body. As we realign our bodies on the mat, we reset, recalibrate and bring the body back to homeostasis.

Through this 2hr practice we will delve into the understanding of our unique “Silver cord”, a life-giving linkage from the higher self, down to the physical body, by reversing the process; exploring the physical body first (that leads to the etheric body, onwards to the astral body and mental body).

Your yoga practice is as unique as your fingerprints. You are your own best teacher, and all the wisdom you seek is within you. I invite you to join this experience of Self Exploration and Self Mastery on your journey to Alignment.

What will be covered during this workshop:

• 2 Hour practice consisting of a combination of Asana, Somatic Movement and Breath-work.
• Learning to connect to our bodies to be able understand how it communicates in its own unique way.
• Exploring misalignment in the body and finding alternatives on the mat.
• Going deeper into Self, exploring the more subtle levels of our being like our sense of interoception.
• Committing to the practice of Self Mastery, Exploration and Love.

“My philosophy has been ever-evolving as I have moved through the different phases of my life. My passion for human physiology led me to healing my body, mind and soul; as the 8-limbs of yoga shaped who I am today. I am committed to honouring the history and teachers of yoga, and feel honoured to be able to share these practices with you.” @kathleenbooyseyoga

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

Absolute Beginners Course

6 – 22 June 2022
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio: 6 Sessions
R950

Hosted By Néna Butler-Wright (RYT500) 
assisted by
Magenta English (RYT500)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE
6 – 22 June 2022

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 Néna Butler

Wright, assisted by Magenta English, 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

6 – 22 June 2022
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio: 6 Sessions
R950

Hosted By Néna Butler-Wright (RYT500) 
assisted by
Magenta English (RYT500)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE
6 – 22 June 2022

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 Néna Butler

Wright, assisted by Magenta English, 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

6 – 22 June 2022
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio: 6 Sessions
R950

Hosted By Néna Butler-Wright (RYT500) 
assisted by
Magenta English (RYT500)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE
6 – 22 June 2022

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 Néna Butler

Wright, assisted by Magenta English, 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

6 – 22 June 2022
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio: 6 Sessions
R950

Hosted By Néna Butler-Wright (RYT500) 
assisted by
Magenta English (RYT500)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE
6 – 22 June 2022

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 Néna Butler

Wright, assisted by Magenta English, 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

6 – 22 June 2022
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio: 6 Sessions
R950

Hosted By Néna Butler-Wright (RYT500) 
assisted by
Magenta English (RYT500)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE
6 – 22 June 2022

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 Néna Butler

Wright, assisted by Magenta English, 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

6 – 22 June 2022
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio: 6 Sessions
R950

Hosted By Néna Butler-Wright (RYT500) 
assisted by
Magenta English (RYT500)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE
6 – 22 June 2022

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 Néna Butler

Wright, assisted by Magenta English, 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

6 – 22 June 2022
19.00 – 20.15
In Studio: 6 Sessions
R950

Hosted By Néna Butler-Wright (RYT500) 
assisted by
Magenta English (RYT500)

Please use the widget below to book your spot*

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS COURSE
6 – 22 June 2022

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 Néna Butler

Wright, assisted by Magenta English, 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*