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200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Open Day 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.

200-hour Teacher Training Open Day | IN STUDIO

Gingi Lee & Charli Van Ness | Price: FREE | 29 March 2025 | 1-3:30pm

We are delighted to be hosting an open day session for the next intake of our 200-hour yoga teacher training programme, starting September 2023, The Shala School of Yoga warmly invites you to join senior E-RYT-500 teachers Gingi Lee and Charli Van Ness for this open day session offering the opportunity to visit the studio, meet the teachers and find out more about the level 1 course. The event will include an overview of the course, an opportunity for questions and discussion and a short session of movement, breathwork and meditation. The invitation is open to anyone interested in studying on our 200-hour yoga teacher training programme either to qualify to teach yoga or for personal self development.

The Shala School of Yoga trainings have been described by graduates as “transformational”, “life-changing”, and “mind-blowing”. Our carefully crafted 200 and 300-hour programmes and CPD trainings are run by an exceptionally talented team and have been set up to shape and support a new generation of teachers. You can find out more about the 200-hour training HERE.


Deadline for submission of applications for 2024 is 30 June 2024

200-hour YTT
“a space where it felt safe to laugh, to cry, to grow, to learn, to teach, to love, to share, to connect, to move, to trust, to overcome, to believe, to let go, to express, to shine, to simply be. There are no words to express how eternally grateful I will be for this life-affirming experience”
200-hour graduate

“spirited and masterful” 

“open, honest, nurturing” 

“playful and caring” 



“calm, compassionate, patient” 

“subtle, dedicated” 

a live transformational experience…” “pure magic” 

Our 200-hour yoga teacher training programme is a pathway to transformation.  

Gingi Lee Biography

Senior Yoga Alliance Registered teacher Gingi Lee, co-director of the Shala, founded the studio in 1997 and founded the Shala School of Yoga teacher training programme in 2016. He has been teaching yoga full time for over 25 years and is one of the country’s most experienced ashtanga vinyasa yoga teachers. 

Gingi began studying and teaching martial arts in the 1980s with his father, Sensei Richard Taibong Lee. During an early trip to India, Gingi came into contact with yoga and spent many years returning to India to study and devote himself to the discipline. For two years in the mid 90s, he apprenticed with the late Derek Ireland after completing a teacher training course in Goa. He subsequently went to Mysore to continue his studies with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and then attended a two-year teacher training course with Graeme Northfield of Australia around 2001. Additionally, Gingi has trained more recently with Yamuna Zake and become certified in Yamuna Bodyrolling, a form of remedial bodywork which has interested him for many years and which he now incorporates into some of his teachings.

For 25 years, Gingi has focused his energy on teaching at his centre in South London, alongside hosting yoga holidays and workshops internationally. In 2016 he established the Shala School of Yoga teacher training programme and he is now hugely passionate about passing on his knowledge to the next generation of teachers.

Gingi has played a key role in popularising ashtanga yoga in the UK and has taught, trained and inspired many British yoga teachers. He is a well-respected teacher who has remained at the forefront of the yoga community. His teaching is characterised by sensitivity, warmth and a deep commitment to the practice.

Gingi Lee 300 hour yoga teacher
Charli Van Ness

Charli Van Ness Biography

Charli teaches Classes, Workshops, Teacher Trainings Retreats to the community of all ages, especially to those who are vulnerable or in recovery. She is an E-RYT 500hrs Yoga Teacher, runs her own RYS 200hrs Teacher Training School and collaborates with the Shala School of Yoga on our 200-hour Teacher Training Course for those wishing to become teachers or for self development. Being a YACEP Provider, Charli also runs short CPD Courses – KulaKids Teacher Training, Padme Humm Sound Healing CPD Training + Women’s Wellbeing CPD Training. Charli is in absolute JOY when sharing her healing modality ‘Sound Energy Medicine’ (VibroAcoustic Therapy) + Womb Mandala Healing delivered in Groups, Privately + to accompany Art Therapy and Massage Therapists in Treatments. Read her full Biography. 

Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

  • Saturday 29 March 2025 OPEN DAY

    1-3:30pm IN STUDIO


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