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
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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.

A Full Weekend
Life is busy, and our courses are geared to fit even the busiest lifestyle. Our CPD courses take place entirely over one weekend, garnering 14 contact hours of learning. We will have a full day on Saturday, from 9am – 6pm, and then a shorter day on Sunday, from 9am – 4pm.

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 Location Teacher
> Connecting Yoga and Ayurveda October 2017
October: 14th - 15th
Oval Tarik Dervish
Experienced yogis
October 2017
Course Description:
This two-part course will explore yoga practice form an Ayurvedic perspective. On day 1, you’ll explore Ayurvedic principles and how they relate to yoga practice, including sequencing based on doshas. On day 2, we will look at the energy body more closely and discover the fascinating world of Marma or pressure points. Marma points are discussed in the key texts of Ayurveda and some basic knowledge of their location can enhance a yoga practice greatly. We will cover the origins of Marma Therapy, key Marma points that every serious yoga practitioner should know, and some therapeutic Marma points for common ailments. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to:

- Name the 5 Elements and three Doshas
- Match at least 3 Qualities (Gunas) with each of the Doshas
- Explain how different yoga styles relate to the Ayurvedic Gunas (Qualities)
- Locate at least three Marma points
- Suggest at least one asana that can be practised with a Marma point
> Mindfulness and Zen Meditation
December: 2nd - 3rd
Oval Silvia Pinzaglia
Experienced yogis
December 2017
Course Description:
The course will cover the study of the Mindful meditation with an introduction to the Hara Point, the Eight Gates of Zen, The Four Noble Truths, the ‘Kwan Seum Bosal’ Mantra, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion and how to develop a mindful asana practice.
> Yoga for Sports January 2018
January: 13th - 14th
Oval Corrie McCallum
January 2018
Course Description:
Yoga is a perfect practise for those who play sports, it helps to encourage balance within the body, a deeper and longer breath and strength of mind. During this workshop we will explore how to harness the power of yoga asanas, breathing and meditation practises to enhance sports performance, rehab and prehab common sporting injuries and develop a positive, strong and productive inner monologue.

Some of the topics to be explored include:

“What is the core and how can yoga help?”
“How does the yoga tradition define success?”
“Do sports people need imbalance to perform?”
“How can mindfulness enhance sporting success?”
“What is the role of the neuromyofascial web?”
“Can we think ourselves towards being more skilled?”
“How can yoga asanas be a helpful part of an exercise regime?”

Whether you are a runner, cyclist, rock climber or swimmer, whether you play ball or racquet sports, practise martial arts, crossfit or lift weights, we will learn how to marry your love of yoga with your love of sports.

This workshop will be a mixture of asana practise, anatomy and biomechanical information, group discussion and sports drills, led by Corrie McCallum, a qualified PT, Pilates and yoga teacher.
> Philosophy of Yoga with Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies February 2018
February: 3rd - 4th
Bermondsey Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
February 2018
Course Description:
Do you feel confused about yoga philosophy? This weekend will provide a clear framework to help you make sense of it. We’ll start by exploring yoga in the context of Samkhya and Vedanta, the two main systems on which early texts are based. We’ll then look at teachings in some of the Upanishads, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. The second day will focus on how physical practice evolved, from its roots in ascetic techniques to the influence of Tantric ideas. We’ll read about some of the new teachings this inspired, including a range of non-seated postures, which were included in the Hathapradipika and other texts on hatha yoga. And we’ll conclude by connecting these themes to modern practice.
> Introduction to Inversions February 2018
February: 24th - 25th
Oval Corrie McCallum
Experienced yogis
February 2018
Course Description:
Afraid of turning your world upside but always wish you could? In this weekend you’ll focus in on exactly that. First you’ll practice breathing exercises and meditations to combat the psychological obstacles that can hold us back from “fear factor” poses. Then you’ll learn set drills, which develop the strength, flexibility, agility and power that help everyone get upside down. Finally, learn how to support others physically in these poses so that you can practice safely at home with friends or assist your students. By the end of the course, everyone will leave with either a confident headstand and handstand or a clear path of how to get there. During this course, you will learn to: - Have set practices to deal with the ‘fear factor’ - Have systematic training regimes for inversions - Understand the anatomy behind inversions - Feel confident in helping others with inversions - Work towards headstand and handstand