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Yoga Immersion Weekend | Deepening your Practice IN STUDIO

This experiential immersive yoga weekend will deepen your exploration and understanding of yoga. It will be an inspiring, thought-provoking, fun, explorative weekend with opportunity for self-reflection and connection to others. Expect a rich, rewarding and life affirming weekend, which is also an ideal “taster” weekend for those considering a 200-hour teacher training.

Yoga Immersion: Deepening Your Practice | IN STUDIO

Gingi Lee & Charli Van Ness | Sunday 30 April & Bank Holiday 1 May 2023 | Price: £175

This nourishing  two day bank holiday weekend course offers an immersive experience of yoga where you can delve deeper in to yoga practices in a way that is experiential, transformative and meaningful. On a personal level it offers an opportunity for growth, evolution, healing, nurture, exploration and connection to self and others. Additionally it provides a forum to explore the riches and layers of yoga in a way that is not often possible in regular classes and even in workshops. 

The weekend also provides a springboard for those considering embarking on a 200-hour teacher training programme. Many students come on our 200-hour training because they wish to deepen their connection to yoga and and evolve on a personal level. Their objective is not necessarily to teach (although in the end the vast majority do in fact feel inspired and motivated to teach!). This life affirming and rewarding weekend allows for a journey of self development and exploration. The event is led by  Gingi Lee,  founder of the Shala and the Shala School of Yoga and co-teacher and teacher trainer Charli Van Ness – see below and it is suitable for anyone with a regular yoga practice and an interest to delve deeper into yoga.


Course Overview

This inspiring weekend course immerses students in an experiential rather than theoretical yoga journey. The weekend will be fun and thought provoking and it will also and provide a “taster” weekend for a 200-hour teacher training programme if this is something you are considering.

You will spend two days in our beautiful, light and airy studio in South London delving deeper into a range of practices, including qigong, acro yoga, yoga nidra, yin and yang asana practices, kriyas, pranayama, chanting, sound healing and more!  There will also be opportunities for lively and engaging discussions about yoga and how to bring yoga more fully into all areas of your life.

This weekend is for you if you…

  • Wish to be more present 
  • Are seeking out more meaning and authenticity in your life 
  • Are curious about yoga  
  • Want to explore yoga on a deeper level 
  • Would like to connect and share with a like-minded community 
  • Are interested in sharing yoga with others or potentially training to teach yoga 
  • Would like to have a retreat experience without leaving town 
  • Need fresh inspiration and experience 

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Course Content

This weekend immersive will be an opportunity for a deeper exploration of yoga and will interweave many different yin and yang practices into the weekend including:

  • Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
  • Mantra & Chanting
  • (Yang) Vinyasa practice
  • Yin and Restorative practices
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Pair work & Inversions
  • Exploring anatomy through Yamuna Bodyrolling
  • Restorative Aerial Yoga
  • Sound Healing Meditation
  • Introduction to the ethics of yoga with interactive discussions and group work
  • Time for sharing and reflection
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About the Teachers

Gingi Lee

Co-Director, Teacher Trainer, Senior Ashtanga Yoga, Aerial & Yamuna Bodyrolling Teacher, RYT-500

Co-director of the Shala, Gingi founded the studio in 1997 as one of London’s first dedicated yoga centres. He has been teaching yoga for over 25 years and has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience. Gingi is one of the country’s most senior ashtanga yoga teachers and while his lineage is rooted in ashtanga, Gingi’s teachings are broad in scope. His focus in recent years has been on training teachers and passing on his wealth of knowledge to a new generation of teachers. Read Gingi’s full Biog here and more about his own personal story here


Charli Van Ness

Teacher Trainer, E-RYT-500 hours

Charli teaches Classes, Workshops + 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 other studios bringing Teacher Training Courses to the community 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. 

Charli is a mamma to 4 children, 2 dogs + devoted to her life partner Matt. Off the mat her aim is to live a life full of heart, compassion, creativity, empathy with an ethical ethos in everything she does….whether its making a fire, getting messy in the kitchen, climbing the walls, walking in the forest, to dancing her heart out with family + friends. Living a simple but full life in East Sussex. Charli is in love with the ‘human body’ and since she was 2yrs old she has enjoyed the art of movement, this has included her teaching to the community Dance, Acrobatics, Yoga and her recent passion Climbing to help climbers improve their performance with Yoga. 

Qualifications : 300hrs Yandara Advanced Yoga Training (Mexico & Hawaii), 200hrs Power Yoga Training (UK), CPD 6 Days Yoga Therapy Training, Yoga Nidra Training (UK), Sound Energy Medicine (VibroAcoustic Therapy Training) (UK), Meditation Training (UK), AcroYoga Dance Training (UK), NATD Acrobatics Teachers & NATD Tap, Ballet, Modern & Disco Teachers, Physical Education & Biology Advanced Level.

Highlights: Creator & Founder of Yoga Rhythm (est.2005) & Yoga Rhythm Teacher Training School of Excellence (est.2007), 1st British Advanced Training Scholarship Award Winner with Yoga Alliance International (2016), Produced Yoga Rhythm Foundation Series DVD voted one of the Top 10 Fitness DVDs by FitPro. Produced Natural Fertility Booster series 3xDVD Boxset recognised by the Western Medical Health Industry. Featured in Magazines, Tabloids & on the SKY Media Network. 


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Course Dates

The course has the following schedule:

  • Sunday 30 April 2023 DAY 1

    10am-4.30pm | IN STUDIO

  • Monday 1 May 2023 (Bank Holiday) DAY 2

    10am–4.30pm | IN STUDIO


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