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 are open and delivering our professional training in person.
And if you can’t attend a class, our Live Stream feature is available to you. This learning option enables our students to participate remotely whenever necessary, ensuring they have full control over their training environment.
You can find more information about our covid safety procedures here.

Course Title Dates Location Teacher
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

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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.
ONLINE Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction July 2021
20210707
July: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
August: 4th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 25th
Online Zoom Rosalie Dores
Beginners
July 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.
Yoga Nidra Training July 2021
20210710
July: 10th - 11th, 31st July - 1st August
September: 4th - 5th
Brixton Francesca Sanlorenzo
Experienced yogis
July 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.
Integrating Pregnant Students Into Your Yoga Class July 2021
20210724
July: 24th - 25th
Oval Jo Harris
Yoga teachers
July 2021
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
Chakras - Teaching Beyond Asana July 2021
20210731
July: 31stJuly - 1stAugust
Brixton Joshua LeClair
Yoga teachers
July 2021
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
ONLINE Yoga and Depression August 2021
20210914
August: 14th - 15th
Online Zoom Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
September 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 Yoga and Post-Traumatic Growth (PTSD) September 2021
20210911
September: 11th - 12th
Online Zoom Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
September 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 September 2021
20210918
September: 18th - 19th
Brixton Joshua LeClair
Yoga teachers
September 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.
ONLINE Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction September 2021
20210922
September: 22nd, 29th
October: 6th, 13th, 27th, 30th
November: 3rd, 10th, 17th
Online Zoom Rosalie Dores
Beginners
September 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.
Yoga for running – Running for yoga October 2021
20211002
October: 2nd - 3rd
Brixton Marta Simonetti
Yoga teachers
October 2021
Course Description:
This course is beneficial for runners who are also yoga practitioners, and for yoga teachers who wish to explore the movement and philosophical dynamics of running in order to offer sequences targeted for runners. Students will gain an understanding of the benefits of yoga, of running, and the relation between the two. They will discover the tools to construct both lower-body and upper-body focused sequences for strength and flexibility, either to offer in class or for their personal practice. In addition to the kinesthetic and dynamic element of teaching, this course will also outline the role and vision shared by many runners to ‘feel’ running as a moving meditation, one that can support the exploration of the concept of ‘yoga’ (union) with oneself, nature, and a higher energy.
ONLINE Yoga and Anxiety October 2021
20211016
October: 16th - 17th
Online Zoom Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
October 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.