Continuing Professional Development

  • Recognised qualification: Recognised Yoga Alliance CPD Courses which count towards a 500-hour certification (RYT-500). Teach worldwide.
  • Course fees: starting at £199
  • 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.

Course Title Dates Location Teacher
Mudras September 2019
20190928
September: 28th - 29th
Monument Station Lucinda Beatty
Beginners
September 2019
Course Description:
This weekend immersion focuses on hand and body positions known as mudras. Mudras are used for calming for the mind, influencing different parts of the body and directing the flow of prana. Starting with the background and history of mudras, you'll learn how to use mudras as a stand alone practice and within your general yoga class. Participants will learn a range of mudras to use during asana, meditation and pranayama practices, whilst also incorporating intuitive use of hand gestures.
Ayurveda in Daily Life September 2019
20190928
September: 28th - 29th
October: 26th - 27th
November: 23rd - 24th
Oval Kim Kriyasagar
Beginners
September 2019
Course Description:
This three-weekend course provides students with an in-depth foundation in Ayurveda - the sister science of yoga. Covering all aspects of Ayurveda, students will come away with a unique understanding of how Ayurveda compliments their yoga practice and the ability to apply Ayurvedic principles to their everyday life.

Week 1. Personalised Health - Understand the Ayurvedic paradigm of personalised health, the history and development of Ayurveda, and its foundational principles for self-care.

Week 2. Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology - Study the anatomical and physiological understanding of the human body from an Ayurvedic perspective and how to apply Ayurvedic anatomy/physiology concepts in daily life for optimal health.

Week 3. Daily Routines - Learn the concepts of circadian health through Ayurveda’s healthy daily routines (Dinacarya) and discuss application of these in daily life to maintain personal health and wellbeing.

Restorative Teacher Training October 2019
20191005
October: 5th - 6th, 19th - 20th
November: 2nd - 3rd
Monument Station Lucinda Beatty
Yoga teachers
October 2019
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 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. Time will be dedicated to putting the learning into practice.

Weekend 3 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. There will be a practical exam on the final Sunday afternoon.
Postnatal Yoga November 2019
20191102
November: 2nd - 3rd
Clapham Jo Harris
Pregnancy yoga teacher&Yoga teachers
November 2019
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.
Chair Yoga December 2019
20191221
December: 21st - 22nd
Oval Corrie McCallum
Beginners
December 2019
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.
Ayurveda in Daily Life January 2020
20200104
January: 4th - 5th
February: 1st - 2nd, 29thFebruary - 1stMarch
Oval Kim Kriyasagar
Beginners
January 2020
Course Description:
This three-weekend course provides students with an in-depth foundation in Ayurveda - the sister science of yoga. Covering all aspects of Ayurveda, students will come away with a unique understanding of how Ayurveda compliments their yoga practice and the ability to apply Ayurvedic principles to their everyday life.

Week 1. Personalised Health - Understand the Ayurvedic paradigm of personalised health, the history and development of Ayurveda, and its foundational principles for self-care.

Week 2. Ayurvedic Anatomy and Physiology - Study the anatomical and physiological understanding of the human body from an Ayurvedic perspective and how to apply Ayurvedic anatomy/physiology concepts in daily life for optimal health.

Week 3. Daily Routines - Learn the concepts of circadian health through Ayurveda’s healthy daily routines (Dinacarya) and discuss application of these in daily life to maintain personal health and wellbeing.

Yoga and Depression January 2020
20200118
January: 18th - 19th
Monument Station Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
January 2020
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) March 2020
20200321
March: 21st - 22nd
Bermondsey Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
March 2020
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.
Mastering Inversions – From Trying to Training April 2020
20200404
April: 4th - 5th
Brixton Corrie McCallum
Experienced yogis
April 2020
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
Introduction to Yin Yoga May 2020
20200502
May: 2nd - 3rd
Monument Station Anaïs Maniaval
Beginners
May 2020
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to Yin Yoga and its founding principles. It aims at making students comfortable to incorporate this style of yoga into their practice. Yoga teachers will also find it useful to be able to add a short yin sequence at the end of their classes, to help lead students towards stillness and meditation. By the end of this immersion you will have had a taste of a yin practice, understand the founding principles of yin yoga and its benefits, and have started to discover the link between yin yoga and meridians of energy.