The Shala London

yoga teacher training & cpd

The Shala School of Yoga teacher training faculty brings together some of the UK’s most well respected and inspirational teachers to offer both a 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training programme, as well as advanced stand-alone training and CPD modules. Courses are either HYBRID (in studio and livestream), VIRTUAL (livestream only) or IN STUDIO (in studio only).

About The Shala School of Yoga

The Shala School of Yoga is a long standing organisation that brings together an exceptionally experienced and gifted team of senior teachers. The School provides a supportive and nurturing environment for its students and helps them to reach their fullest potential both personally and professionally. Our team of teachers is committed to providing the highest quality yoga instruction and helping each student to develop a deep understanding of the practice. With their wealth of experience and knowledge, the Shala School of Yoga teachers can offer students a truly transformative yoga experience.

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Blended, Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream, In Studio, On Demand, Virtual Livestream
300-hour Yoga Teacher Training
with  Adelene Cheong, Alexa Dean, Anne Malone, Ayala Homossany, Barrie Risman, Daniel Simpson, David Behrens, Dina Cohen, Gingi Lee, Jennie Wadsten, Liz Lark, Matthew Clark, Melanie Cooper, Norman Blair, Richard Holryd
Blended, Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream, In Studio, On Demand, Virtual Livestream
Flexible Start dates

This diverse and flexible 300-hour level 2 Yoga Teacher Training programme gives you the opportunity to continue your education, expand your knowledge and delve deeper into specialist topics of your choice, creating an advanced portfolio to master yoga teaching as a life path, career and practice.

27 January 2024 
– 2 November 2024
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream
Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path Series
with  Charli Van Ness
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series led by Charli Van Ness. This series of training days brings to you a variety of themes to inspire, refresh and refuel you as a teacher as well as give you a wealth of content from which to create workshops and retreats for your students.  

27 April 2024 
– 27 April 2024
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream
Optimum Body | Digestion + Detoxification Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

Part 4 of our Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series, This course will enrich your knowledge on the anatomy of digestion and detoxification as well as learning postures on a deep level to help encourage the body’s absorption and elimination of waste physically as well as emotionally.  

18 May 2024 
– 18 May 2024
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream
Mindscape | Meditation, Nidra + Nada Yoga Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

Part 5 of our Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series, this module is a unique opportunity to learn to teach to your community tools to help relieve pain, ailments, improve mood, alleviate depression, reduce anxiety, help improve sleep, reduce stress, control anxiety, promote emotional health and many others

9 June 2024 
– 9 June 2024
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream
Inversions + Arm Balances | Playfulness + Perspective Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

Part 6 of our Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series, Learn to teach Inversions and Arm Balance variations using the Wall, Props, Advanced Modifications, Counterposes & Hands on Adjustments.

7 September 2024 
– 7 September 2024
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream
True Essence | Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

Part 7 of our Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series, This module is a reminder of the ‘true essence’ behind Vinyasa, its history, basic formula, traditional and modern vinyasa systems, class and teacher qualities, common yoga injuries, teaching formula, theming and sequencing.

6 October 2024 
– 6 October 2024
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream
Realign My Spine | Brain + Spine Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

Part 8 of our Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series, You will learn how to observe and read an overview of someone’s postural alignment and be able to intuitively create a class plan specific to their spinal health.

2 November 2024 
– 2 November 2024
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream
Compassion, Humility. Always | Philosophy Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

Part 9 of our Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series,is a beautiful module to close the Inspire + Ignite your Teaching Path series. To remind us to have compassion in our hearts and humility in our core being…always.

1 January 2025 
– 2 February 2025
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream, In Studio, Virtual Livestream
Yin Yoga Teacher Training
with  Melanie Cooper
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream, In Studio, Virtual Livestream

The slower practice of yin can be a gateway to your inner world, helping you to connect and go deep inside so you can truly rejuvenate. Adding yin to your skill base can significantly expand your horizons and potential as a teacher. On this blended course – 2 days in person or livestreamed plus a library of invaluable recorded content, you will learn how to teach yin in a way that is inclusive, safe and compassionate.

18 January 2025 
– 18 January 2025
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream
Choreography + Transition Teacher Training
Creative You | Choreography + Transition Teacher Training
with  Charli Van Ness
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

Part of our Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series, this is a creative, informative and inspiring training day to spark new ideas and reinvigorate your teaching. 

Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream
Yoga Science Teacher Training
Energy Balancing | Yoga Science Teacher Training
with  Charli Van Ness
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

NEW DATES TBC

Part 3 of our Inspire & Ignite Your Teaching Path series, this module will enable you to teach using the wisdom of the Chakras to help your students find balance within.

Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream, In Studio, Virtual Livestream
Creative Yoga Sequencing Teacher Training
with  Melanie Cooper
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream, In Studio, Virtual Livestream

NEW DATES TBC

A 3-day training giving you the tools and inspiration to confidently, creatively and intelligently devise your own yoga sequencing. This training has a strong emphasis on exploration and giving students a variety of skills ranging from lesson planning to how to effectively integrate music.

About The Shala School of Yoga

About The Shala School of Yoga

The Shala traces its roots to 1998 when Gingi Lee founded his first yoga studio in Battersea. Gingi was a yoga pioneer in London being among the first to set up a yoga studio in the city. The studio was dedicated to the practice of ashtanga yoga, an intense, life-asserting, meditative discipline cultivating strength, flexibility and stamina. 

The Shalas sister organisation The Shala School of Yoga, was set up in 2016 to offer training and courses for those looking for personal and professional development. The courses focus on the spiritual and philosophical aspects of this ancient practice, as much as the physical. With this broad foundation, our trainees are encouraged to create their own individual teaching path and find their authentic teaching voice. 

Our teacher training offers a broad range of specialist courses covering styles of yoga such as Yin, Nidra, Pregnancy and Restorative as well as courses focused on Pranayama, Breathwork, Mindfulness, Meditation, Sound & Ceremony, Asana, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy and more. 

Our Offerings


The Shala School of Yoga offers a range of in-person, on-demand, and blended learning live stream trainings and CPDs. These include:

Courses & CPDs – specialist 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training programs, as well as advanced stand-alone training and CPD modules, accredited by the Yoga Alliance. This includes hybrid (in the studio and live stream), virtual (live stream only) or in-person (in-studio only). 

The Shala Yoga Centre offers a variety of inspiring classes, workshops, courses and webinars to help you deepen your mind-body practices. Our range of offerings includes Aerial Yoga, Yin Yoga, Holistic Birth Rehearsal, Mummy & Me Club, Yamuna Bodyrolling and Sound Bath Ceremony, as well as some free in studio open day events that provide valuable insight into various aspects of yoga and wellness.