Continuing Professional Development

Keep learning and developing your teaching skills with specialist courses.

Our school remains open for in-person training, even in tier 4 lockdown.

  • Recognised qualification: Recognised Yoga Alliance CPD Courses which count towards a 500-hour certification (RYT-500). Teach worldwide.
  • Course fees: starting at £225
  • Email us here or call us at 020 3286 2534

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.

Covid-secure
At YogaLondon, we believe in-person training is best.
As a vocational teacher training school operating in covid-secure venues, we remain open and continue to deliver our professional training in person, up to and including in tier 4 restrictions.
We continually monitor governmental advice, and we also have the capability to move part of our curriculum and non-professional courses online, if required and at very short notice, to minimise disruption to your training.

Course Title Dates Location Teacher
ONLINE Introduction to Restorative Yoga March 2021

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20210306
March: 6th - 7th
Online Zoom Lucinda Beatty
Experienced yogis
March 2021
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 body and 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)

ONLINE Postnatal Yoga March 2021

1 spot remaining

20210313
March: 13th - 14th
Online Zoom Jo Harris
Pregnancy yoga teacher&Yoga teachers
March 2021
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.
Yoga Nidra Training March 2021

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20210320
March: 20th - 21st
May: 1st - 2nd, 29th - 30th
Angel Francesca Sanlorenzo
Experienced yogis
March 2021
Course Description:
This training draws together multiple approaches to Yoga Nidra from varied schools, both traditional and contemporary. During this course you will cultivate a daily practice of Yoga Nidra, deepening your practice for self-development and for guiding others. You will unpack the science behind this practice and its applications in various contexts so that you are ready to deliver a Yoga Nidra practices to a range of different students. You will also study Yoga Nidra on the theoretical level looking at different approaches and methods in the philosophical context of Yoga. By the end of this training, you will be equipped to deliver a variety of Yoga Nidra practices (15min, 30min, 45min) and a full Yoga Nidra workshop (2-4hr). In addition to three training weekends, students will be expected to commit to a daily practice and self-study over a total of 4 months.
ONLINE Yoga and Depression March 2021

3 spots remaining

20210327
March: 27th - 28th
Online Zoom Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
March 2021
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.
ONLINE Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction March 2021
20210331
March: 31st
April: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
May: 5th, 8th, 12th, 19th
Online Zoom Rosalie Dores
Beginners
March 2021
Course Description:
During this 8-week online training you will learn and practice formal and informal meditation exercises that will allow you to develop a regular mindfulness practice. The content of this course covers both experiential and theoretical understanding of the practice of mindfulness. By the end of the training you will be empowered to take charge of your own well-being, and to consciously and systematically work with your own life challenges. The online format of the course offers a unique opportunity to undertake study in the comfort and safety of your own home. You will participate in weekly 2-hour sessions, plus an online retreat day. This will allow you to fully integrate the practice into your everyday life without the need for a special place or conditions. On successful completion of this training, students will receive a certificate from YogaLondon. When coupled with at least 6-12 months of personal mindfulness practice, this 8-week training qualifies as a prerequisite for the Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) in Mindfulness. Please note the course requires a commitment to home practice between sessions.
ONLINE Yoga and Post-Traumatic Growth (PTSD) April 2021
20210424
April: 24th - 25th
Online Zoom Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
April 2021
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.
Sequencing with Mandala Yoga April 2021

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20210424
April: 24th - 25th
London Bridge Joshua LeClair
Yoga teachers
April 2021
Course Description:
Mandala Yoga is a beautiful, energetic style of yoga that challenges limitations in both the body and the mind. By sequencing the asanas in a circle, Mandala Yoga challenges presumptions about how we both occupy and move through space — underpinned by a methodology that encompasses chakra, element and meridian theories. This workshop provides an excellent overview of what distinguishes this style of yoga from others, how it fits in the current landscape of contemporary yoga offerings, and ways you could implement the basic principles into your own teaching.
Foundations of Rocket Yoga May 2021
20210501
May: 1st - 2nd
London Bridge Joshua LeClair
Experienced yogis
May 2021
Course Description:
Interested in learning about Rocket Yoga? What makes it different from any other style? Who are Larry Schultz and David Kyle? Is it really all about inversions? This is a weekend immersion for students who’ve always been intrigued by the style that ‘gets you there faster’ and may want to teach a few of their postures. You will be introduced to what makes it “Rocket Yoga”, learn an arsenal of drills and workshop activities, and learn how to create a safe and supportive space for more energetic practices.
ONLINE Restorative Teacher Training May 2021
20210522
May: 22nd - 23rd
June: 5th - 6th, 19th - 20th
Online Zoom Lucinda Beatty
Yoga teachers
May 2021
Course Description:
Learn to teach Restorative Yoga and bring the gift of ‘slowing down’ to your students. This three-part training covers all aspects of teaching Restorative Yoga and incorporating it into your practice.

Weekend 1 covers an introduction to Restorative Yoga and how it can support students to learn how to adapt to stress and find a state of rest through the practice. This weekend includes how to use props to enable a deep sense of release, understanding transitions, creating smooth sequences, observing and adjusting students. You will also write scripts for a full restorative practice and focus on working with breath and silence.

Weekend 2 focuses on how different emotional states manifest in the body. We will develop an understanding of the endocrine and nervous systems and how these can be influenced through posture. Learning will include more detailed sequencing and managing emotions in class. Time will be dedicated to putting the learning into practice.

Weekend 3 turns to how the mind influences muscle tone. There will be a continued focus on using props to create a sense of ease in the body, including the use of head wrapping and weights. There will be a practical exam on the final Sunday afternoon.
ONLINE Yoga and Anxiety May 2021
20210529
May: 29th - 30th
Online Zoom Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
May 2021
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.