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Enhanced Skills | 300-hour Core Module 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.

Enhanced Skills | Core Module for 300-hour Teacher Training Programme | Virtual

Gingi Lee, Melanie Cooper | 7 October 2023-5 November 2023| 60 hours | Price: £495

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This 60-hour core module is central to our exciting 300-hour programme providing a practical and inspiring foundation to the programme. It one of two compulsory modules on our programme and is only open to people on the 300-hour training. You are free to choose your other modules, effectively creating your own tailor-made 300-hour course based on your own passions – find out more about the entire programme here

You can do the Enhanced Skills at any stage of your training, so if you want to start with any of the other trainings you can. We do recommend that you do this module early on in your training journey with us, especially if you are a new teacher as it can help you navigate through what you may wish to study as part of the programme.

Course Overview

The Enhanced Skills core module is broad in scope, touching on a wide range of topics to help solidify your teachings, as well as spark new areas of interests. The course is designed to deepen your knowledge, inspire you, elevate you, support you to evolve as a teacher and help you choose your path for further specialist training. Many of the topics we offer within this core module are subjects that you may then choose to study in more depth as modules on our 300-hr training. We generally recommend doing this module module early on, but it is possible to opt to complete this module at any point.

The course is led by Melanie Cooper and Gingi Lee, with appearances from numerous other teachers from our teaching faculty including Barrie Risman, Daniel Simpson, David Behrens and Jennie Wadsten

Please click the pink button below if you are would like to apply for our 300-hour programme and it will take you to a short application form. You can also do this through the Application Form and Process button at the bottom of the webpage. 

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Course Content

The mandatory Enhanced Skills Core Module is designed to be extensive in its scope, covering aspects of teaching that are relevant to all, whatever your focus. It will include subjects such as:

  • Dharma
  • Pranayama
  • Anatomy
  • Yoga Ethics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Intelligent Sequencing
  • Theming 
  • Yoga History & Philosophy
  • Authentic Marketing
  • Teaching Online
  • Challenges of Teaching
  • Teaching Beginners
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Lead Teachers

The course is led by Gingi Lee and Melanie Cooper with a number of guest specialist teachers.

Gingi Lee

Co-director of the Shala, Gingi founded the Shala in 1997 as one of London’s first dedicated yoga centres. Gingi began studying and teaching martial arts in the 1980s and he has been teaching yoga for over 25 years. He is one of the country’s most senior ashtanga yoga teachers and he has played a key role in popularising ashtanga yoga in the UK, having taught, trained and inspired many British yoga teachers. 

In 2016 he established the Shala School of Yoga teacher training programme. Read Gingi full Biography here.

Melanie Cooper (E-RYT 500)

Melanie has also been teaching yoga since 1997 and teaching on a wide variety of teacher trainings since 2010. She is passionate about the ability of yoga to heal and transform peoples’ lives and her deep connection to and love of yoga is evident in her teachings.

Melanie divides her time between the UK and Goa running teacher trainings and retreats in UK, Sweden, Crete and India. She is the author of ‘Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana’. Read Melanie’s full biography here.

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Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

  • Saturday 7 October 2023 DAY 1 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM


  • Sunday 8 October 2023 Day 2 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM


  • Saturday 21 October 2023 DAY 3 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    9-5:30 pm

  • Sunday 22 October 2023 DAY 4 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    9-5:30 pm

  • Saturday 4 November 2023 DAY 5 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    9 am -5:30 pm

  • Sunday 5 November 2023 DAY 6 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM



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