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.

Tutors
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.

Course Title Dates Location Teacher
Postnatal Yoga
20181027
October: 27th - 28th
Bermondsey Alenka Herman
Pregnancy yoga teacher&Yoga teachers
October 2018
Course Description:
As a woman gives birth to her baby, so too a mother is ‘born’ and a new chapter in her and her family’s life begins. Yoga can positively support new mothers on this journey of changing responsibilities by offering stability, reassurance and positivity. Practicing pranayama, asana, meditation and relaxation techniques can actively support mothers to feel more centred in the midst of changing emotions, changing nappies, sleep deprivation, general feelings of chaos and often simultaneous feelings of helplessness and utter joy and happiness. Yoga can teach mothers not to be shaken about uncontrollably by the new demands placed upon them; they learn to accept, and to accommodate the changing circumstance with grace and ease, and go with the flow. This CPD weekend is open to certified Prenatal Yoga Teachers only.
Inclusive Sequencing
20181215
December: 15th - 16th
Bermondsey Corrie McCallum
Experienced yogis
December 2018
Course Description:
No two bodies are the same. This immersion weekend honours this idea, by looking at how to create inclusive sequences that can accommodate all body types and abilities. You will look at common injuries and body types from the perspective of physical therapist’s rehab strategies, whilst recognising and respecting the limitations of yoga teachers and knowing when to refer students to medical professionals. Likewise, no two minds are the same. With mental unrest on the rise, you will also discuss how to be aware of this within the setting of an asana class and how sequencing can impact mindframe. Review, brainstorm and learn new modifications for popular yoga poses so you can leave the weekend with a fresh, anatomical approach to teaching and with immediate ways of welcoming students of all body shapes, sizes and levels into your classes.
Anatomy Specific Sequencing & Adjustments
20190105
January: 5th - 6th
Oval Chloe Upson
Experienced yogis
January 2019
Course Description:
Its time to learn how to create sequences for specific body types. After a recap of anatomy knowledge with deeper exploration of specific postural variations, you’ll start to study Anatomy Specific Sequencing, including: swayback and hyper-lordotic posture, hypermobility, hypomobility and young and older bodies. You’ll not only explore the normal variance in anatomy and physiology and how that relates to sequencing, but also gain practical insight into adjusting postures to benefit these different body types. By the end of this immersion you’ll be able to create bespoke sequences for students with specific postural variations, and understand how to work with these variances in your own body.
Yoga for Sports
20190223
February: 23rd - 24th
London Bridge Corrie McCallum
Beginners
February 2019
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.
The Healing Power of Chanting
20190323
March: 23rd - 24th
London Bridge Gabriella Burnel
Experienced yogis
March 2019
Course Description:
On this weekend you will explore the power and potential of sound to heal emotional wounds, help the body relax, reduce anxiety, stress and depression, and bring about a deep inner peace. Get to know your voice as if for the first time and notice how the sound vibrations produced by you can be used to bring awareness to different parts of the body. Discover and build up strength in your voice through sounding that will also help your speech and communication; address fear and anxiety and release those tensions through sound. By the end of the weekend you will have a personal sound or chant project for the next 40 days, plus be able to choose different mantras and chants for different situations.
How to Teach Restorative Yoga
20190518
May: 18th - 19th
Bermondsey Lucinda Beatty
Experienced yogis
May 2019
Course Description:
Restorative yoga teaches us to slow down and prop the body so that no discomfort is experienced anywhere. Blankets are folded just-so and tucked under a tight hip, or tense shoulder; necks let go as heads settle onto the support of a bolster; eye-pillows enable the eye muscles to soften; juggling balls placed into palms send a ripple of release into the shoulders. The whole system begins to re-balance and emits a spontaneous sigh of relief.


Restorative poses are adaptations of classical poses, the support means that no energy is required to hold them and deeply-held patterns can be released. The pace is so slow you may only do four or five poses in an hour. This weekend teaches you how to set-up and prop asanas, recognise areas of tension in your students and create a script to support them to let go.

The slow pace of the weekend will naturally engender a sense of release in your own system.

You will need to bring the following equipment:
- A yoga mat or two
- 2 blankets
- 2 cushions
- 2 blocks and/or bricks
- A strap

If you have them please bring:
- Bolsters
- Eye pillows
- Juggling balls (for weight)

Yoga and Anxiety
20190615
June: 15th - 16th
Bermondsey Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
June 2019
Course Description:
Anxiety is a type of fear usually associated with the thought of a threat or something going wrong in the future, but can also arise from something happening right now. It is one of the world's leading mental health challenges and it’s symptoms alone can be crippling. If left untreated, chronic anxiety can lead to further debilitating illnesses such as insomnia, depression, agoraphobia and psychosis. Anxiety is not only a psychological experience, but a very physical one. Yoga practices have been proven to reduce and relieve the symptoms of anxiety through mindful movement, breathing and improved self-awareness. This workshop will delve into the psychology, physiology, neuroscience and anatomy of anxiety. We will practice and explore the theory of simple yet effective techniques that aim to bring harmony to body-mind by balancing the nervous system and restoring a sense of ease. This weekend is part of a series of CPD trainings centered on Building Emotional Resilience Through Yoga. Others in the series include Depression and Post-Traumatic Growth. These may be attended as a singular training or taken in any order. They aim to leave you feeling more confident to speak to your students about their emotional experiences while maintaining professional boundaries, and to manage overwhelm should it arise in group classes or one to one sessions.
Mastering Inversions – From Trying to Training
20190629
June: 29th - 30th
Oval Corrie McCallum
Experienced yogis
June 2019
Course Description:
Take a systematic approach to achieving inversions in this weekend immersion. First you’ll learn strength, flexibility, agility and power exercises that help everyone build the necessary tools to fly. Next, learn how to support others physically in these poses, so that you can assist your students or learn how to practice safely at home with friends. Finally, practice breathing exercises and meditations to combat the psychological obstacles that can hold us back from “fear factor” poses and transitions. 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. For those ready for more, we will learn some steps and training ideas for working towards or progressing forearm balances, hollow-back and one-armed inversions. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to:


- Use systematic training regimes for inversions
- Work towards headstand and handstand
- Understand the anatomy behind inversions
- Feel confident in helping others with inversions
- Have set practices to deal with mental barriers to inversions
Yoga and Depression
20190713
July: 13th - 14th
Oval Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
July 2019
Course Description:
Depression is a common mental health crisis that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. It is one of the world's leading mental health disorders and it’s symptoms, at their worst, can lead to hospitalisation or suicide. Depression is not only a psychological experience, but a very physical one. Yoga practices have been proven to reduce and relieve the symptoms of depression through mindful movement, breathing and improved self-awareness. This workshop will delve into the psychology, physiology, neuroscience and anatomy of depression. We will practice and explore the theory of simple yet effective techniques that aim to bring harmony to body-mind by rebalancing the nervous system and restoring a sense of aliveness. This weekend is part of a series of CPD trainings centered on Building Emotional Resilience Through Yoga. Others in the series include Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Growth. These may be attended as a singular training or taken in any order. They aim to leave you feeling more confident to speak to your students about their emotional experiences while maintaining professional boundaries, and to manage overwhelm should it arise in group classes or one to one sessions.
Yoga and Post-Traumatic Growth (PTSD)
20190810
August: 10th - 11th
Oval Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
August 2019
Course Description:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop after exposure to extremely stressful and traumatising events. People experiencing PTSD may have symptoms such as uncontrollable bursts of anger, flashbacks or panic attacks. PTSD is not only a psychological experience, but a very physical one. Often the person suffering from PTSD will disassociate with their own body and this dramatically affects their ability to sense when they have been triggered, resulting in an inability to self-regulate. Yoga practices have been proven to reduce and relieve the symptoms of PTSD through mindful movement, breathing and improved self-awareness. This workshop will delve into the psychology, physiology, neuroscience and anatomy of PTSD. We will practice and explore the theory of simple yet effective techniques that aim to bring harmony to body-mind by rebalancing the nervous system and restoring a sense of awareness and self-compassion. This weekend is part of a series of CPD trainings centered on Building Emotional Resilience Through Yoga. Others in the series include Depression and Anxiety. These may be attended as a singular training or taken in any order. They aim to leave you feeling more confident to speak to your students about their emotional experiences while maintaining professional boundaries, and to manage overwhelm should it arise in group classes or one to one sessions.

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