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.

Course Title Dates Location Teacher
Hips and Splits March 2018
March: 3rd - 4th
Bermondsey Corrie McCallum
March 2018
Course Description:
Many yoga poses rely on strong and flexible hips and hamstrings. A detailed understanding of the anatomy and movement potential of this area will help you access advanced asanas, manage back pain and develop healthy movement patterns. Using a multi-angled approach to hip and hamstring health, we’ll work to develop your mobility, strength and awareness of the hamstrings and hips.

This course will develop your knowledge of how to both protect and progress these vital areas. Activities will include dynamic stretches, static stretching in pairs and alone with a strap, using props to work into and progress splits, and building a vinyasa flow sequence focused on the splits. This course is suitable for everyone, whether you are a beginner or seasoned yogi and whether you are a bendy wendy or stiff as a board!
Yoga and Anxiety April 2018
April: 14th - 15th
Oval Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
April 2018
Course Description:
Building on your existing practice this course will develop emotional resilience by helping you to understand how anxiety affects the body and mind and discovering simple techniques to calm the nervous system and restore a sense of ease. You will develop your knowledge of how yogic philosophy defines emotional unrest and discover the foundations to practices that can provide relief from persistent worry, nervousness and panic. Feel confident to speak to your students about their emotional experiences and offer empowering practices to support those recovering from stress & anxiety. Be aware of the do’s and don’ts when working with people who may have sensitive and complex needs.
Voice Work for Yoga Teachers May 2018
May: 12th - 13th
Oval Gabriella Burnel
Yoga teachers
May 2018
Course Description:
When you teach a yoga class, do you find yourself not liking the sound of your voice? Are there some chants you have heard other teachers deliver and wish you could sing or recite them in your class but don’t have the confidence? During this weekend we will go through voice techniques to enable you to find your authentic teacher’s voice. Explore exercises that release habitual tension in your body when you speak, that may have arisen from past comments on your sound or self-criticism. Finally look at 4 chants suitable for yoga classes and go through them so you can chant with confidence.
Arm Balances May 2018
May: 19th - 20th
Bermondsey Silvia Pinzaglia
Experienced yogis
May 2018
Course Description:
Spend a weekend on your arms as you learn how to do arm-balances with greater mindfulness and ease. With the current trend firmly focused on handstands, many students and teachers forget that there are so many other arm balances to have fun with.

In this course you will study the benefits of over 10 different arm balances and how to link them together. You’ll learn how to build scapular strength in straight-arm poses, and how to develop core stability and core isolation and to move with control.

Students of all levels will be guided to practice the arm balances using sequences that work on a physical and psychological level. Underpinning this will be a study of meditation, asanas, bandhas.

How to Teach Restorative Yoga June 2018
June: 9th - 10th
London Bridge Lucinda Beatty
Experienced yogis
June 2018
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.

Yoga and Depression June 2018
June: 23rd - 24th
Oval Jess Leitch
June 2018
Course Description:
Building on your existing yoga practice, this weekend will help you understand how depression affects the body-mind. You’ll learn simple techniques to rebuild inner strength one step at a time - cultivating the ability to manage and recover from the heaviness of depression and restoring a sense of empowerment. You will learn how yogic philosophy defines emotional unrest and discover foundational practices that can provide long-term strategies to cope with, and find relief from, what can be a life-long experience with ebbs and flows.

By the end of this weekend you will feel more confident about speaking to your students about their emotional experiences. You will also understand the limits of your capacity and when to refer to other professionals and be aware of the ‘do’s and don’ts’ when working with people who may have sensitive and complex needs.

Chair Yoga August 2018
August: 11th - 12th
Oval Corrie McCallum
August 2018
Course Description:
Chair yoga is an excellent practice that makes yoga accessible to a much wider audience. From students with limited mobility or balance to deskbound lifestyles, knowledge of chair yoga can have wide ranging possible uses.

Both mornings of this intensive you will participate in a full yoga practice using chairs. You will break down the postures and analyse the sequences so that you leave with two complete chair yoga practices and the ability to create more on your own.

Alongside these physical practices, we will also spend time looking at pranayama, meditation and chanting, which are naturally therapeutic to everyone, regardless of their level of mobility.