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
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.

Application deadline: 23 Dec 2017

Mastering Inversions February 2018
February: 17th - 18th
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

Application deadline: 2 Feb 2018

Sequencing Using Mandala Vinyasa February 2018
February: 17th - 18th
London Bridge Silvia Pinzaglia
Yoga teachers
February 2018
Course Description:
Mandalas are spiritual and ritual symbols in Hinduism and Buddhism, which represent wholeness. They can be seen as a model for the organisational structure of the Self and the Universe. Mandala Vinyasa is a method of sequencing derived from this sacred geometry to create a connection between each element and the body.

During this weekend you will learn to travel 360 degrees around your yoga mat, re-inspiring your yoga practice and exploring new ways of using mantras, mudras and meditation. Harnessing Tantric theory and the meaning behind mandalas, you will be guided to work using a Mandala Vinyasa sequence on a physical and emotional level. Underpinning this will be a study of meditation, mudras, mantras, asanas and the mandala tradition.

Application deadline: 19 Dec 2017

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!

Application deadline: 2 Jan 2018

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.

Application deadline: 27 Apr 2018

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.

Application deadline: 12 Jun 2018