Continuing Professional Development

  • Recognised qualification: Recognised Yoga Alliance CPD Courses which count towards a 500-hour certification (RYT-500). Teach worldwide.
  • Course fees: CPD Courses £199
  • Email us here or call us at 020 3286 2534

Continuing Professional Development
It's vital to continue learning and growing as a yoga teacher, and our Continuing Professional Development Courses aim to do just that. Whether you are interested in learning about Shatkarmas and the concept of Agni, deepen your understanding of Marma points, strengthen your adjustments skills, or study the Upanishads, there is a CPD course that will broaden your learning.

Evenings or Weekends
Life is busy, and our courses are geared to fit even the busiest lifestyle. Most of our CPD courses take place entirely over one weekend, garnering 14 contact hours of learning. If weekends are not an option, you may choose a CPD evening course, which meets once a week for seven weeks.

Build Up to Your 500-hour Certificate
As you increase your knowledge base with each CPD course, you’ll accrue hours that will count towards a 500-hour certificate. As each course increases your knowledge, it also increases your opportunity to certify as a RYT-500 Teacher, setting you apart from the masses. Step by step, you’ll be establishing yourself as a teacher committed to yourself and your students.

With a wide range of topics on offer, tutors for each of the CPD courses come from a diverse and endless background of experiential learning and training. They are individuals who have devoted themselves to a particular area of expertise and we are delighted to have them share their skill set with YogaLondon students.

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Course Title Dates Day & Time Teacher
Integrating Pregnant Students Into Your Yoga Class
29th-30th April 2017
Sat & Sun 9am-6pm Anja Brierley Lange
yoga teachers
April 2017
Course Description:
Pregnancy or Postnatal recovery is not an illness but a natural change and transition in a woman’s life. However, as the women undergoes major hormonal and physiological changes we, as yoga teachers, need to understand how to modify the poses to safely and confidently integrate pregnant and postpartum students into our classes. The weekend will cover the basic physiological changes that yoga teachers need to be aware of. Understand which changes can affect a student’s practice, and learn when to refer, “red flags” and contra-indications. This course will give you the tools to safely integrate and offer modifications to pregnant and postpartum students in your regular classes. By the end of the weekend, you will know:

- Basic physiology of pregnancy and the postpartum period
- Contraindications and when to refer to prenatal/postnatal yoga
- Modifications of sun salutations
- Modifications of most common poses
- Alternatives to contraindicated poses/pranayama
Learn the Principles of Yin Yoga
13th-14th May 2017
Sat & Sun 9am-6pm Lisa Toth
experienced yogis
May 2017
Course Description:
This 2-day workshop is aimed at experienced yoga students and yoga teachers who wish to add a new element to their own practice and teaching. Yin Yoga has increased in popularity in the past years as it offers a slower, more meditative and refreshing approach to the practice of yoga. Mainly a floor-based practice, postures are held for longer duration - often up to 5 min. The practice can be described as quiet, meditative and still, allowing practitioners to simply be – moment by moment, and free of judgment. No previous experience of Yin Yoga is required. (Please note; this course is not suitable if you are pregnant or less than 6 months post birth). By the end of the weekend, you will:

- Understand what Yin Yoga is, what happens in a Yin class or home practice and how it differs from the more dynamic and restorative practices
- Be able to create your own practice and/or teach a session, be it 1to1 or a group
- Understand the most common yin postures, counter postures and how to create a mini flow or 60 minute sequences
- Understand who can practice, learn about the benefits and possible contraindications and adjustments as well as useful props
- Discuss and understand anatomical views on Yin
- Learn about current influential teachers and approaches to Yin Yoga
Sequencing with Chakras
17th-18th June 2017
Sat & Sun 9am-6pm Anja Brierley Lange
yoga teachers
June 2017
Course Description:
Yoga is so much more than physical postures. In yoga we also consider the energetic body, the koshas and the chakras. Learn how we can theme our classes around energy rather than simply physical anatomy. How our body, mind, emotions and energy are all connected. And how we as yoga teachers can facilitate that understanding in our students - even in more corporate or conventional gym settings. Explore which yoga asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation we can use for each chakra and how can we create a sequence around them. After this weekend you will feel confident to share the benefit of working with chakras in your classes and workshops. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to:

- Understand the 7 main chakras and their qualities
- Feel confident in sharing the qualities of the chakras in your own words in your classes and workshops
- Apply the energetics into your asana classes
- Work with the chakras through meditation, mudra, sound and pranayama
- Theme workshops, classes or classes series around the chakras
Ayurvedic Diet and Cleansing Techniques
29th-30th Jul 2017
Sat & Sun 9am-6pm Tarik Dervish
experienced yogis
July 2017
Course Description:
There is so much information these days about what to eat and how to live, so people end up with a lot of anxiety and don’t know what to put in their food baskets. The Ayurvedic approach to eating and living is quite simple and full of common sense. It has helped countless people make healthy changes to the way they live and eat without a lot of fuss. This weekend focuses on all the key aspects of Ayurveda that relate to our everyday lives. You will also gain an understanding of how to look after your Agni, or metabolic fire, and explore the cleansing techniques known as Shatkarmas. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to:

- Differentiate the three doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha and how they relate to the six tastes and general food groups
- Assess and apply Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations to their own life and explain their relevance in Ayurvedic terms
- Name one food identified with each of the three Yogic Gunas
- Name at least three Shatkarmas and explain how to teach at least one
- Explain the concept of Agni and explain how to identify low Agni