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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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
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 and delve deeper into specialist topics of your choice, creating an advanced portfolio to master yoga teaching as a life path, career and practice.

4 February 2023 
– 18 March 2023
Accessible Yoga Philosophy
with  Daniel Simpson
Blended, On Demand, Virtual Livestream

Delve into a fresh perspective on the evolution of yoga, explore what connects its different practices over the centuries, and see how we can integrate yoga philosophy into our own lives and teachings on a day-to-day basis. An accessible blended (on demand and livestream) guide to yoga history and philosophy with Daniel Simpson that is suitable for yoga teachers and practitioners.

2 February 2023 
– 12 February 2023
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
with  Alexa Dean
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

This comprehensive 6-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.

15 February 2023 
– 4 March 2023
Chair Yoga
with  Dina Cohen
In Studio, Virtual Livestream

Chair Yoga is a great practice for everyone, not just seniors and the less able-bodied, but also for those who would like to learn different ways to enjoy their yoga practice without having to get up and down from the floor.

2 March 2023 
– 30 March 2023
Accessible Yoga Anatomy
with  Melanie Cooper
Blended, On Demand, Virtual Livestream

This foundational course explores the anatomy of yoga in a way that is relevant, practical and accessible – and enjoyable. The “blended” course with on demand and livestream sessions, is for those with limited anatomical knowledge – or those looking for a refresher course – giving a foundational skillset to enable you to teach safely and confidently.

10 March 2023 
– 13 March 2023
Yoga Sequencing Teacher Training
with  Melanie Cooper
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream

A4-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.

30 April 2023 
– 1 May 2023
Yoga Immersion | Deepening your Practice
with  Gingi Lee
In Studio

This experiential immersive yoga weekend is for anyone who wishes to deepen their exploration and understanding of yoga for their own personal development. It also serves as a “taster” weekend for those who are considering doing a 200-hour teacher training course with us. Expect a rich, rewarding and life affirming weekend run by experienced Senior teacher Gingi Lee.

15 May 2023 
– 19 May 2023
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.

3 June 2023 
– 11 June 2023
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.

26 June 2023 
– 30 June 2023
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.

15 September 2023 
– 17 September 2023
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 and is structured to allow for continued development and support.

23 September 2023 
– 18 March 2024
200-hour yoga teacher training
with  Gingi Lee
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 and 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.

25 September 2023 
– 13 November 2023
Mindfulness, Meditation & Breathwork  | Mental Health Empowerment
with  David Behrens
Virtual Livestream

Strengthen your capacity to support yourself, as well as those you may teach or care for who have mental health challenges. This in-depth 8-week online course will take you on a journey of empowerment to optimize your mental health through breathwork, mindfulness & meditation.

7 October 2023 
– 5 November 2023
Enhanced Skills | 300-hour Core Module
with  Gingi Lee, Melanie Cooper
Virtual Livestream

The Enhanced Skills module lies at the heart of our YA accredited 300-hour Level 2 training and it is the only mandatory part of our programme. The course is designed to elevate, inspire and evolve you as a yoga teacher. It spans six days as a virtual livestream course, covering a broad spectrum of topics from ethics and inclusivity to sequencing, theming, self care, authentic marketing & much much more.

10 November 2023 
– 12 November 2023
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.

28 October 2023 
– 9 December 2023
Pranayama Teacher Training
with  Melanie Cooper
Virtual Livestream

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.

29 October 2023 
– 29 October 2023
Theming Teacher Training
with  Jennie Wadsten
Virtual Livestream

Learn how to authentically weave in themes into your classes, helping to inspire your students and creatively introduce yogic concepts in an accessible and meaningful way. 

1 December 2023 
– 3 December 2023
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

Yoga Philosophy Foundations
with  Matthew Clark
On Demand

This on demand course is an ideal introduction to yogic philosophy, introducing the history, origins, key texts and theories behind the vast subject of yoga. The course is led by Dr Matthew Clark, a truly brilliant down to earth, insightful teacher who never fails to engage his listeners through his talent for storytelling.

1 November 2022 
– 1 February 2023
Yoga Anatomy Teacher Training
with  Melanie Cooper
On Demand

This ON DEMAND foundational course explores the anatomy of yoga in a way that is relevant, practical and accessible – and enjoyable. It has been designed specifically for those with limited or no anatomical knowledge to give a foundational skillset to enable you to teach safely and confidently.

28 January 2023 
– 29 January 2023
Yin Yoga Teacher Training
with  Melanie Cooper
Hybrid 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.

Business of Yoga
with  Lynda Phoenix
On Demand

This On Demand Business of Yoga course is aimed at yoga teachers who want to market themselves effectively and authentically. This four-part course will give you a deeper understanding of digital marketing marketing covering website, SEO, email marketing, social media and paid advertising campaigns. The course offers easy ways to get set up with marketing and create content to grow your audience.

9 November 2023 
– 9 November 2023
The Shala School of Yoga Open Day
with  Gingi Lee, Jennie Wadsten, Melanie Cooper
In Studio, Virtual Livestream

For anyone interested in studying with us, we warmly invite you to join us for this FREE event with our lead teacher trainers Gingi Lee, Melanie Cooper and Jennie Wadsten. This will be an opportunity to join us in person (or via livestream) for two evening practices (flow followed by nidra), and hear more about our training programmes, plus ask your questions.

Asana in Depth (Level 2)
with  Gingi Lee, Melanie Cooper
Hybrid In Studio & Virtual Livestream


Teaching asana has many layers to it if you wish to teach it well. This 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 postures so it is alive, multi-faceted, inspirational – and moving with modern times.  

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.