Mental Health Support | FREE Webinar
This October we have invited former monk, turned breathwork, meditation and mindfulness teacher David Behrens to run this FREE webinar to look at what can be done to successfully support and empower mental health both in ourselves and in those around us.
Aerial Yoga Teacher Training | Foundations
Learn the fundamentals of teaching aerial yoga including basic principles and safety as well as sequencing and restorative uses. This comprehensive 3-day training gives you the skills to confidently plan and theme classes and is structured to allow for continued development and support.
Breathwork, Mindfulness & Meditation  | Mental Health Empowerment | VIRTUAL
Strengthen your capacity to support yourself, as well as those you may teach or care for who have mental health challenges.
Yoga Adjusts & Assists | Teacher Training | IN STUDIO
Learn the fundamentals of applying adjustments in a safe way following the biomechanics of the body and breath. The course is designed to give you the tools and confidence to offer your students some hands on help in a safe and purposeful way.
Pranayama Teacher Training | Online
This sessional Pranayama Teacher Training course will give you a grounding in the philosophy and science of Pranayama. The training has a strong practical element of personal practice as well as learning how to teach others.
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our classes
Uplifting, empowering and immersive, our wide range of daily yoga classes – available In Studio, Virtual livestream and On Demand – are taught by an exceptionally talented and experienced team of teachers.
pregnancy yoga
Nourishing emotionally and physically, our pregnancy classes support, inform and empower women through pregnancy, towards a conscious and positive birth experience | In Studio and Virtual Livestream
recharge, reconnect and restore
Gentler, slower, meditative yin and restorative classes calm the nervous system and allow you to tune inwards whilst opening up the body to alleviate stress and access deep relaxation | In Studio, Virtual Livestream & On Demand
yoga teacher training
Cultivate the heart of a yogi and take your practice or your teaching skills to the next level with our 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training programmes, featuring an inspiring line up of highly-experienced, well respected teachers.
yamuna bodyrolling
A profound form of therapeutic bodywork, which reorganises the mechanics of the body, elongating muscles, releasing the spine and dramatically improving overall alignment, mobility and flexibility. In Studio classes and workshops.
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ashtanga mysore self practice
A peaceful and focused Ashtanga "self-practice" facilitates yoga as a moving meditation connecting mind, body and soul through the rhythm of the breath. In Studio only.

the shala yoga studio and centre in london

yoga teacher trainings, workshops & classes

A sanctuary for self nurture, growth and healing in South London, the Shala Yoga Centre is a well established yoga centre with a reputation for exceptional teaching. For over 20 years, our focus has been on enhancing well-being through yoga.

Our sister organisation The Shala School of Yoga offers yoga trainings and CPDs for personal and professional development.

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An introduction to the Shala Yoga Centre and the yoga classes we have on offer.

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Trainings & CPDs

workshops & events

Weekend Forest Retreat

30 September 2022

Gingi Lee and Liz Lark are co-hosting this affordable weekend retreat in the beautiful Ashdown Forest, just an hour’s train journey or drive out of South London. Held in a nature inspired Explorative Creating learning centre set within a 22- acre Botanic Garden, the retreat includes seven yoga sessions, locally sourced biodynamic vegetarian meals and the opportunity to spend a nourishing and uplifting weekend with like-minded yogi/nis.

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interview with Gingi Lee & Melanie Cooper

Gingi Lee & Melanie Cooper talk about the Shala School of  Yoga, its ethos, teaching faculty, courses and what kind of teachers they hope to cultivate.

Learn more about the Shala School of Yoga  HERE 


interview with Melanie Cooper

Watch as Melanie Cooper, lead teacher of our upcoming Pranayama Teacher Training course gets interviewed.

You can read more about our upcoming Pranayama Teacher Training HERE Read more about Melanie Cooper HERE

yoga classes

Most classes at the Shala Yoga Centre are in studio and some memberships offer on demand recordings.

A beginners class to improve stamina, strength and flexibility, providing the foundations for a safe and beneficial yoga practice | IN STUDIO

An energising, grounding and flowing open level yoga class | IN STUDIO

A flowing, rhythmic practice with a strong focus on the breath and movement as a form of meditation | IN STUDIO

A quiet focused Ashtanga “self-practice” class where yoga becomes a moving meditation connecting mind, body and soul through the breath

A playful and challenging dynamic class to build, strength, flexibility and get energy flowing | IN STUDIO

A gentle and soulful vinyasa based practice with a sprinkle of chanting, philosophy and meditation | IN STUDIO

A gentle yoga class that combines yin and restorative poses in a slow, meditative and deeply relaxing practice

A soulful class to coax you into a deep state of rest and contemplation; unwinding, rebalancing and nourishing body, mind and spirit | IN STUDIO

Graceful vinyasa sequences, build intensity before slowing down with Yin asana then stillness.

Nourishing mind, body and soul, our pregnancy classes support, inform and empower women through pregnancy, towards a conscious and positive birth experience | IN STUDIO

A liberating and versatile practice, which can decompress, strengthen and stretch the whole body, improve circulation, boost digestion and dramatically lift your mood | IN STUDIO

A unique and profound form of therapeutic work, which reorganises the mechanics of the body, elongating muscles, releasing the spine and improving alignment, mobility and flexibility | IN STUDIO

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Featured Blogs


Yoga philosophy at the shala

“Yoga is the science of experimentation on oneself, the cultivation of our own spirit of understanding, a way to free ourselves of dogma and habits…” Matthew Clark

In Person Yoga Classes

10 reasons to come back to in studio classes

Ten reasons why we should come back to the studio for in person yoga classes.

Yamas & Niyamas

Exploring the yamas & niyamas

Exploring the Yamas & Niyamas, the ethical and moral guidelines of yoga, which lay out a path for living yoga on and off the mat. Coursework written by teacher training graduate Lesley Collinson

Men & Yoga

Men do yoga

Michael Clarke shares his experiences of being a man in a female dominated yoga environment. He talks about how yoga is a practice that promotes both commitment and maturity and the sense of adventure and lightness of a child. Plus, you get toned 😉


What is the brains most important job?

By Nadyne McKie


Yoga & Mental Health

How yoga saved my life

Marking ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ with a blog post by one of our Karma Yogis and regular Shala students – Zaynah Shehraz – discussing her experiences with mental health and the benefits she has experienced from practicing yoga.


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