Teacher Trainings

Upcoming Teacher Trainings

Welcome to your Yoga Journey!

Embark on a transformative adventure of self-discovery that will touch your body, mind, soul, and breath in 2023. Join Lauren in a warm, nurturing setting, where you’ll delve into the world of energy management, yoga philosophy, breathwork, and bodywork.

Lauren is the founder of The yoga Studio, a beautiful inclusive and non judgemental space that was in Ballito for 5 years, offering Yoga Teacher Trainings, workshops, a variety of classes and much more. Lauren took some time off to have a baby and is back teaching at your favourite studios.

Lauren has been working holistically with bodies for more than a decade through massage and other alternative therapies. Lauren started practicing yoga when she was young and got certified as a yoga instructor whilst traveling through India and Asia. She is a +1000hr advanced teacher, having done multiple 200 and 500 hr courses in different yoga styles, also trained in kids yoga, pre and post-natal yoga, Yin and bodywork – TCM (-shiatsu and reflexology and a variety of massage styles).

Lauren has led multiple Yoga Teacher Trainings, retreats and
workshops where she has shared her passion for Yoga, empowering her students in their own Yoga journeys.




You will be fully trained with the foundation knowledge and enough practice to become a well- rounded yoga teacher or practitioner. Space is limited as groups are small for individual attention. Ideal for student to have at least 6 months of practice prior to start of course. There must be 80 hrs of practical classes to be completed by graduation. Expect to attend as many classes as possible during the course with as many
different teachers.

I like to keep the groups small and the schedule open to make it as flexible as possible to suit students attending. On the first day of course, we will finalize course dates. It is looking more like a mid-morning schedule as we have mostly a mum vibe (myself included). May include 1 weekend a month. This course is going to include some online material to make the most of our time together!




200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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Course Outline

This transformational program is designed to take each student step by step through the journey to becoming a safe and effective yoga

Each step of the way, the art and discipline required for a lifetime of self-practice is taught. The main themes that will be covered throughout
the program include:

• Foundational poses and safe alignment.
• Deeper understanding of breath technique (pranayama).
• Holistic anatomy and physiology.
• Self-inquiry and Healing
• Yogic philosophy and values
• Connection to body, breath and energy
• Stilling of mind and focus intention inward
• Journaling and healing practices
• Master pranayama, and meditation.
• Art of touch and body observation.
• Safe Adjustments. Safe touch of students.
• Continuous personnel nurturing from Lauren
• Self-inquiry and chakra systems.
• Voice technique and teaching practice.
• Teaching action and feedback.
• Opportunity to teach in the Studio space to gain experience
• Meditation and holding space
• Teaching skills and technique.
• Body awareness and connection to spirit.
• Energy systems including chakra and nadis
• Understanding of Yin and Hatha
• Understanding of Pregnancy and injury
• Creative expression
• Vinyasa sequencing
• Intelligent and safe sequencing
• … and much more!

R20 000 for a life-changing journey (To be paid in full before the commencement date of each course.)

Terms & Conditions:
Please note that a minimum of 6 months of dedicated yoga practice is required, and each student should be in good health and physically fit. An interview may be required.

100% attendance, as well as completion of all assignments and practical’s are required for certification. Failure to meet the required number of hours can be made-up via private tuition with Lauren at R650 per hour. Please note that private tuition is subject to scheduling and may delay graduation.

The Yoga Studio exclusively reserves the right to withhold certification of any student that fails to meet the full competency requirements and complete assignments and hours of the course. Passing is not guaranteed. If an exam is failed and needs to be retested, an hourly rate will be charged.

 Teacher Trainings Reviews

Testimonial for The Yoga Studio and Lauren Pinnoy – Natasha Kruger

A truly humbling adventure of self-discovery with the guidance of a teacher who invests in every minute of her student’s progression and understanding. This 3 month course introduced me to the large theoretical component of Yoga that highlights Patanjali’s 8 Limbs (a fundamental part of Yoga) and aspects such as the Chakras, Nadis and Bandhas to name a few.

Lauren offers her students unique incite into both the physical and intellectual aspects of the mind-body connection. Through her incredible attention to detail with regards to postures, alignment, adjustments, breath control and meditation I have managed to cultivate a teaching method that really focuses on the overall experience of the individual student.

The Yoga Studio has an all-encompassing approach to learning what it means to be a practicing Yogi as well as a successful Yoga teacher. The almost 100 page manual provided at the start of the course includes an array of resources, a foundation in anatomy, 56 Postures, as well as a look into the career and business aspects of teaching Yoga.

I always thought that receiving my YTT in India would be the goal, but nothing has brought me more joy and more peace than choosing to study with Lauren and The Yoga Studio right here in the heart of Ballito. It is an experience I would recommend to anyone wanting to dive deeper into their Yoga journey. Namaste.

Past Teacher Trainings

Tel:       072 306 8541
Email:  info@theyogastudio.co.za

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