200-hour Vinyasa Teachers Training One Month Intensive , 3-29 September, Cape Town


Hosted by The Shala - Cape Town Yoga School


Cost: R28 000 (early bird R25 000 before 31 July)

This transformative programme is designed to take each student step by step through the journey to becoming a safe and effective yoga teacher.

Our one-month programme details:

Correct alignment in all the foundational physical poses (asana).

Considered and intelligent sequencing.

Deeper understanding of breath technique (pranayama).

Self-inquiry and yogic philosophy.


A special aspect of this programme is a 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. Melanie Castleman and Tamsin Sheehy will refine teaching skills and prepare students for their practical assignments.

Graduates of The Shala Teachers 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:

Intensive Week 1/Part-time Month 1: 

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

Intensive Week 2/Part-time Month 2:

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

Intensive Week 3/Part-time Month 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).

Intensive Week 4/Part-time Month 4:

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


Monday – Friday: 08.30 – 12.00/break/14.00 – 17.00

Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

Sunday – Day off (9, 16 and 23 September)

Retreat Dates: 18 – 21 Septembert in Citrusdal. All transport, accommodation and food is included in the price of the training.

Terms & Conditions:

Please email info@theshala.co.za to request an application form and arrange an eligibility interview with Tamsin. Please note that a minimum of 2-years dedicated yoga practice is required, and that each student should be in good health and relative physical fitness.

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


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 R500 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.




200hr Intensive Course = R28,000 (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 off the course = R25 000 (VAT included). Early-bird for Part-time ends on 31 January 2018. Early-bird for Intensive ends 31st July 2018.

Cost includes textbook, anatomy material, retreat, teaching experience & feedback, graduation certificate.

Cancelation & Refund Policy:

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

Notice period more than 4 weeks from start date = 100% refund available.

Notice period between 2-4 weeks from start date = 50% refund available.

Notice period less than 2 weeks from start date = no refund available.




About The Shala

A Beautiful, Urban, Contemporary Yoga Sanctuary. The Shala is a creative and sacred space for people to explore the practice of yoga in Cape Town with the support of inspiring teachers. We serve to create an individual experience for each student and have classes for all levels of yoga experience. With continuing education as a focus, The Shala offers Beginners Classes, Advanced Practices, Workshops, Courses and certified Yoga Teacher Trainings.