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CPT: Absolute Beginners Course

  • The Shala Cape Town Yoga School 15 Wandel Street Cape Town, WC, 8001 South Africa (map)

with Kathleen Booyse,  Assisted by Nena Butler

at The Shala Cape Town Yoga School

7-30 January 2020

Tuesday & Thursday 19.30 – 21.00

R1650, to book email

*Yoga teachers can add a Yoga Alliance YACEP verified Certificate – Additional R200

This course is designed to teach the fundamental basics of healthy alignment in yoga postures. It is aimed for absolute beginners to Yoga or to anyone that feels unsure about safe and effective alignment and variations when practicing yoga.

The course is over 4 weeks, 2 sessions per week. Each session will build on the first and slowly cover the core foundational yoga poses. Basic Yoga props will be used in each session allowing students to feel the support that props offer and the safety that they bring. The course is taught by Kathleen Booyse and assisted by Nena Butler, assuring personal attention to each student and effective assisting for optimal learning.

Week 1– We start with learning to breathe consciously to calm the mind and feed the body with oxygen. Learn the correct alignment of active hands and feet. Breakdown the poses that make up sun salutations and look at effective variations for less flexible bodies. Introduction to accessing deep core muscles. Enjoy easy supine twists and prop usage for the final resting pose to complete each session.

Week 2 -Build fluidity and breath awareness in the sun salutations. Learn open hipped standing poses. Basic seated poses. Spine strengthening backbends. Relaxation for rest and repair.

Week 3 -Build endurance in the sun salutes. Learn forward-facing standing poses and standing balances. Key aspects of safe backbends. Hip opening seated poses. Mild inversions. Relaxation for rest and repair.

Week 4 – Refined breath awareness in the flow of the sun salutations. Seated and standing twisting postures. Deep abdominal core poses. Basic arm balances. Supine release for rest and relaxation.

Once completing the course each student would have learned the tools for basic home practices and the confidence to join a multi-level yoga class.
Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) are required to complete and log teaching hours and yoga-related training. The YACEP designation is for experts in the yoga community who teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours. RYTs who take YACEP courses can use their training to meet Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.
Ts&Cs apply, contact for more information

Cancelation & Refund Policy:

Upon receipt of payment in full, student cancellation fees apply.

Notice period more than 4 weeks from start date = 100% monetary refund available.
Notice period between 1-4 weeks from start date = 100% credit exchange (i.e. swap the amount for a class card, etc.), or 80% monetary refund available.
Notice period less than 3-7 days from start date = 100% credit exchange available.
Notice period less than 48hrs from start date = no refund or exchange 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 “course/workshop” when making payments.
Proof of Payment: Emailed to

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