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
  • 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.

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.

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Course Title Dates Day & Time Teacher
Integrating Pregnant Students Into Your Yoga Class
29th-30th April 2017
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 9am-4pm
Anja Brierley Lange
yoga teachers
April 2017
Course Description:
Pregnancy or Postnatal recovery is not an illness but a natural change and transition in a woman’s life. However, as the women undergoes major hormonal and physiological changes we, as yoga teachers, need to understand how to modify the poses to safely and confidently integrate pregnant and postpartum students into our classes. The weekend will cover the basic physiological changes that yoga teachers need to be aware of. Understand which changes can affect a student’s practice, and learn when to refer, “red flags” and contra-indications. This course will give you the tools to safely integrate and offer modifications to pregnant and postpartum students in your regular classes. By the end of the weekend, you will know:

- Basic physiology of pregnancy and the postpartum period
- Contraindications and when to refer to prenatal/postnatal yoga
- Modifications of sun salutations
- Modifications of most common poses
- Alternatives to contraindicated poses/pranayama
Sequencing with Chakras
17th-18th June 2017
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 9am-4pm
Anja Brierley Lange
yoga teachers
June 2017
Course Description:
Yoga is so much more than physical postures. In yoga we also consider the energetic body, the koshas and the chakras. Learn how we can theme our classes around energy rather than simply physical anatomy. How our body, mind, emotions and energy are all connected. And how we as yoga teachers can facilitate that understanding in our students - even in more corporate or conventional gym settings. Explore which yoga asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation we can use for each chakra and how can we create a sequence around them. After this weekend you will feel confident to share the benefit of working with chakras in your classes and workshops. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to:

- Understand the 7 main chakras and their qualities
- Feel confident in sharing the qualities of the chakras in your own words in your classes and workshops
- Apply the energetics into your asana classes
- Work with the chakras through meditation, mudra, sound and pranayama
- Theme workshops, classes or classes series around the chakras
Ayurvedic Diet and Cleansing Techniques
29th-30th Jul 2017
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 9am-4pm
Tarik Dervish
experienced yogis
July 2017
Course Description:
There is so much information these days about what to eat and how to live, so people end up with a lot of anxiety and don’t know what to put in their food baskets. The Ayurvedic approach to eating and living is quite simple and full of common sense. It has helped countless people make healthy changes to the way they live and eat without a lot of fuss. This weekend focuses on all the key aspects of Ayurveda that relate to our everyday lives. You will also gain an understanding of how to look after your Agni, or metabolic fire, and explore the cleansing techniques known as Shatkarmas. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to:

- Differentiate the three doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha and how they relate to the six tastes and general food groups
- Assess and apply Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations to their own life and explain their relevance in Ayurvedic terms
- Name one food identified with each of the three Yogic Gunas
- Name at least three Shatkarmas and explain how to teach at least one
- Explain the concept of Agni and explain how to identify low Agni
Connecting Yoga and Ayurveda
14th-15th October
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 9am-4pm
Tarik Dervish
experienced yogis
October 2017
Course Description:
This two-part course will explore yoga practice form an Ayurvedic perspective. On day 1, you’ll explore Ayurvedic principles and how they relate to yoga practice, including sequencing based on doshas. On day 2, we will look at the energy body more closely and discover the fascinating world of Marma or pressure points. Marma points are discussed in the key texts of Ayurveda and some basic knowledge of their location can enhance a yoga practice greatly. We will cover the origins of Marma Therapy, key Marma points that every serious yoga practitioner should know, and some therapeutic Marma points for common ailments. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to:

- Name the 5 Elements and three Doshas
- Match at least 3 Qualities (Gunas) with each of the Doshas
- Explain how different yoga styles relate to the Ayurvedic Gunas (Qualities)
- Locate at least three Marma points
- Suggest at least one asana that can be practised with a Marma point