Q: What is a CPD course?
A: CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development, and is sometimes known as Continuing Education (CE). All yoga teachers are required to engage in further study and education. After all, regardless of how skilled we are as teachers we must all remain students of yoga. Yoga Alliance requires that all teachers engage in 45 hours of teaching and 30 hours of training per year in order to maintain their registration. More information on Yoga Alliance requirements can be found here.
Q: What are the entry requirements to the course?
A: Some CPD courses are open to the public while others are only suitable to certified yoga teachers. If you're not sure whether a course is appropriate for you, contact us to find out.
Q: How long are the CPD courses?
A: The CPD courses are a total of 14 contact hours. Our weekend CPD courses run for 8 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday.
Q: What material is covered in the CPD courses?
A: Every CPD course focuses on a unique topic and is lead by a specialist teacher in that field. See the latest calendar of events for more information.
Q: May I continue to take classes even after I complete my 500-hours?
A: Absolutely. Training and education should continue forever. You may also begin to work towards a 1,000-hour certification if you so desire.
Q: What style of yoga do you teach in?
A: The yoga classes on our weekend CPD courses will vary depending on the authentic style of the specialist teacher. If you are unsure if your style of yoga fits, feel free to call us on 020 3286 2534 or contact us.
Q: Does it matter if I did my 200-hours at a different yoga school?
A: The YogaLondon Advanced Level and CPD training follows on from our rigorous 200-hour level Teacher Training. If you are joining us from a different training school you may feel 'behind' in certain areas. We are fully supportive of integrating students from other schools into our courses, and will be there to offer additional assistance along the way. Course materials such as The YogaLondon Training Manual (200-hour level) can be purchased for your personal study.
Q: What are days like on the CPD Weekends?
A: The weekends are intensive and we pack in a lot to our days. A typical day on the course would be:
- 9.00 -11.00am Yoga Class
- 11.00-11.15am Break
- 11.15-13.00pm Theory Class (e.g. advanced anatomy)
- 13.00-14.00pm Enjoy lunch
- 14.00-16.00pm Theory Class
- 16.00-16.15pm Break (time for a cup of tea and cake)
- 16.00-18.00pm Teaching Methodology/Practice
Sunday’s follow the same format but finish at 4pm.
Q: Is there homework to do on CPD courses?
A: CPD weekends are stand-alone immersions, so homework will not be assigned.
Q: What is the Payment Policy?
A: All CPD Courses must be paid in full when you book. Please ring us at 020 3286 2534 or see price and payments for more details.
Q: Can I visit your centre?
A: We frequently run Try Us Evenings where prospective students may test our Vinyasa Flow style and meet the YogaLondon team. Visit the Try Us Evening page for more details.
Q: Whom is YogaLondon accredited by?
A: We are accredited by one of the largest governing bodies for yoga worldwide. Yoga Alliance International regulates standards for both teachers and training schools. Our qualifications are recognised internationally, which allows our graduates to teach anywhere in the world.