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.

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

Part 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. 

20 September 2024 
– 22 September 2024
In Studio
Aerial Yoga Teacher Training
Aerial Yoga Teacher Training | Foundations
with  Richard Holryd
In Studio

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.

23 September 2023 
– 18 March 2024
Blended, In Studio
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
200-hour yoga teacher training
with  Gingi Lee
Blended, In Studio

The Shala School of Yoga’s 200-hour yoga teacher training programme has been described by past graduates as “transformational”, “life-changing” and “mind-blowing”.  Our carefully curated Yoga Alliance accredited programme with an  experienced and dedicated teaching faculty will take practitioners deeper into their yoga practice, instilling teaching skills and knowledge and nurturing a new generation of authentic teachers.

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

Part 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
In Studio
Compassion, Humility. Always | Philosophy Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
In Studio

Part 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.

22 November 2024 
– 24 November 2024
In Studio
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
with  Jennie Wadsten, Melanie Cooper
In Studio

Three days of nurturing, deep rest and inspiration, this yoga teacher training course will give you what you need to deepen your practice and expand your teaching horizons.

29 November 2024 
– 1 December 2024
In Studio
Sacred Sound Yoga Teacher Training
Sacred Sound & Ceremony Teacher Training
with  Anne Malone
In Studio

Learn to use sound to create some tranquility & put energy into your classes or practice

7 December 2024 
– 8 December 2024
In Studio
trauma informed yoga
Trauma Informed Yoga
with  Ellie Grace
In Studio

Support your clients in moving beyond stress, grief, trauma and burnout with embodied awareness and evidence-based yoga practices. A weekend-long training for yoga teachers wishing to deepen their understanding of trauma, the evidence basis for using yoga and how to teach with trauma-impacted students.

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

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. 

24 January 2025 
– 27 January 2025
In Studio
Advanced Teaching Skills: Core Module
with  Gingi Lee, Melanie Cooper
In Studio

This rich 4-day course with lead teachers Melanie Cooper and Gingi Lee is designed for yoga teachers who wish to deepen their understanding of asana and refine how they teach asana based classes so it they are alive, multi-faceted, inspirational – and moving with modern times.

31 January 2025 
– 31 January 2025
In Studio
300 hour teacher training
300-hour Teacher Training Taster
with  Gingi Lee, Jennie Wadsten, Melanie Cooper
In Studio

For yoga teachers who are interested in studying on our Level 2, 300-hour programme, we warmly invite you to join  our lead teacher trainers Melanie Cooper and Gingi Lee for this interactive event. This will be an opportunity to join us in the studio, hear more about our training programme, ask your questions and get a taste of what it is like to be on our Level 2 teacher training programme.

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.

30 January 2025 
– 15 February 2025
Blended, In Studio
Chair yoga teacher training
Chair Yoga | IN STUDIO or ONLINE
with  Dina Cohen
Blended, In Studio

VIRTUAL OPTION 23 FEBRUARY 2025

Chair Yoga is a versatile accessible practice for everyone. Ideal for seniors and the less able-bodied, it is also suited to those who would like to learn different ways to enjoy their yoga practice without rolling out a mat and getting up and down from the floor. You can either take this course in studio or virtual

6 March 2025 
– 10 March 2025
In Studio
Pregnancy Yoga teacher training
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
with  Alexa Dean
In Studio

This comprehensive 5-day training interweaves theory with a holistic, technical, spiritual and practical approach to teaching yoga to pregnant women. Led by Birth Doula, Yoga Teacher and Childbirth Educator Alexa Dean, this course gives you the skills and knowledge to confidently and safely teach pregnancy yoga.

29 March 2025 
– 29 March 2025
In Studio
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200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Open Day
with  Charli Van Ness, Gingi Lee
In Studio

We warmly invite you to join us for this open day with Gingi Lee and Charli Van Ness to find out more about our 200-hour yoga teacher training programme in 2025. This will be an opportunity to meet the teachers, visit the studio, experience a taster session and find out all about this course.

30 March 2025 
– 30 March 2025
In Studio
Yoga Science Teacher Training
Energy Balancing | Yoga Science Teacher Training
with  Charli Van Ness
In Studio

Part 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.

6 April 2025 
– 6 April 2025
In Studio
Yoga Teacher Community Day
with  Charli Van Ness, Gingi Lee
In Studio

An uplifting and  inspiring afternoon of yoga, sharing, practice, connection and community. Open only to graduates from our 200-hour teacher training course.

7 April 2025 
– 9 April 2025
In Studio
kids yoga teacher training
Kids Yoga Teacher Training
with  Charli Van Ness
In Studio

This Kids Yoga Teacher Training brings support, inspiration, self belief, empowerment and education to the child’s development. Delivered through Movement, Mindfulness, Creativity, Nutrition, Song, Poetry, Sacred Sound + Storytelling.  

3 May 2025 
– 5 May 2025
In Studio
Yoga adjustment teacher training
Yoga Adjusts & Assists | Teacher Training
with  Gingi Lee
In Studio

Offering skilful hands-on Yoga Adjusts & Assists as a teacher can be a powerful and integral part of helping students deepen their yoga practice, especially at a more advanced level. This practical 4-day Yoga Adjusts & Assists YA accredited teacher training course with Gingi Lee focuses on teaching this invaluable skill with an understanding of the biomechanics and subtle energetics of the body.

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

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.

8 May 2025 
– 12 May 2025
In Studio
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training | Relax & Restore Intensive Level 1
with  Adelene Cheong
In Studio

In this 5 day immersive Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Relax & Restore Intensive training, Adelene Cheong will be exploring the art and science of restorative yoga and deep complete relaxation. The course is ideal for trainee yoga teachers, qualified yoga teachers and those looking to deepen their experience of Restorative yoga for personal development.

17 May 2025 
– 17 May 2025
In Studio
Backbending | Digestion + Detoxification Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
In Studio

Part 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.  

12 June 2025 
– 16 June 2025
In Studio
Yin yoga teacher training
Yin Yoga Teacher Training
with  Norman Blair
In Studio

An opportunity to delve deep in to the meditative practice of Yin yoga with Norman Blair who is one the UK’s most experienced and well respected Yin yoga teachers. The IN STUDIO yin yoga teacher training course is designed for professional as well as personal development.

29 June 2025 
– 29 June 2025
In Studio
Inversions + Arm Balances | Playfulness + Perspective Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
In Studio

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

11 October 2025 
– 12 October 2025
In Studio
Mum & BabyYoga Teacher Training
with  Alexa Dean
In Studio

MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SOON

29 November 2029 
– 29 November 2025
In Studio
Mindscape | Meditation, Nidra + Nada Yoga Teacher Training Module
with  Charli Van Ness
In Studio

Part 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

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. 

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