Continuing Professional Development

You've completed your 200-hour training - it's time to advance your game.

  • Recognised qualification: 500-hour Yoga Alliance certificate (RYT-500). Teach worldwide.
  • Course fees: Core Modules £750; 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.

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
ONLINE MBSR July 2020

4 spots remaining

20200708
July: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 28th
August: 5th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 26th
Online Zoom Rosalie Dores
Beginners
July 2020
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 Mastering Props July 2020
20200718
July: 18th - 19th
Online Zoom Lucinda Beatty
Beginners
July 2020
Course Description:
Using props can be liberating and yet so many students resist using them. They create space, deepen postures, increase stability and can bring a whole new sensation to a pose. During this weekend students will experience the myriad ways that using props can enhances their own practice. Bringing to attention a wide range of props, from traditional yoga props to chairs, home items and even other bodies, each participant will develop confidence in using them in class.
ONLINE Chair Yoga July 2020

SOLD OUT

20200725
July: 25th - 26th
Online Zoom Corrie McCallum
Beginners
July 2020
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.
ONLINE Yoga for Sports August 2020

SOLD OUT

20200801
August: 1st - 2nd
Online Zoom Corrie McCallum
Beginners
August 2020
Course Description:
Yoga is a perfect practise for those who play sports, it helps to encourage balance within the body, a deeper and longer breath and strength of mind. During this workshop we will explore how to harness the power of yoga asanas, breathing and meditation practises to enhance sports performance, rehab and prehab common sporting injuries and develop a positive, strong and productive inner monologue.

Some of the topics to be explored include:

“What is the core and how can yoga help?”
“How does the yoga tradition define success?”
“Do sports people need imbalance to perform?”
“How can mindfulness enhance sporting success?”
“What is the role of the neuromyofascial web?”
“Can we think ourselves towards being more skilled?”
“How can yoga asanas be a helpful part of an exercise regime?”

Whether you are a runner, cyclist, rock climber or swimmer, whether you play ball or racquet sports, practise martial arts, crossfit or lift weights, we will learn how to marry your love of yoga with your love of sports.

This workshop will be a mixture of asana practise, anatomy and biomechanical information, group discussion and sports drills, led by Corrie McCallum, a qualified PT, Pilates and yoga teacher.
ONLINE Introduction to Yin Yoga August 2020

SOLD OUT

20200808
August: 8th - 9th
Online Zoom Anaïs Maniaval
Beginners
August 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.
Yoga and Emotional Resilience August 2020
20200829
August: 29th - 30th
September: 12th - 13th, 26th - 27th
Monument Station Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
August 2020
Course Description:
This 3-weekend course aims to educate yoga teachers on the psychology, physiology and neuroscience of Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  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.  You will learn how to respond effectively in the event of panic or emotional overwhelm so as to limit the chances of re-traumatising students. You will also be provided with resources and practical information on how to establish a holistic support network of informed professionals, maintain clear professional boundaries and have delicate conversations with students if you’re concerned about them or need to refer them on.  We will begin to understand how yoga practices can and do support recovery, in a safe and effective way, while compassionately and courageously questioning common misconceptions within the yoga field, working to unpack some of the misleading ways in which yoga is sold or spoken about and how this in itself can cause harm. This course prepares you to be more confident to discuss mental health openly and empower your students to feel more validated in their emotional experiences. By the end, you will feel equipped to listen, be present and provide more information and resources when necessary. 
Ayurveda in Daily Life Part 1 September 2020
20200912
September: 12th - 13th, 26th - 27th
October: 10th - 11th
Clapham Kim Kriyasagar
Beginners
September 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.

Mindfulness and Teacher-Student Relationship October 2020

2 spots remaining

20201024
October: 24th - 25th
Monument Station Rosalie Dores
Beginners
October 2020
Course Description:
In this two-day workshop you will focus specific attention on the teacher-student relationship using mindfulness techniques. You will explore ‘how’ we relate by learning six Relational Mindfulness meditative guidelines. In pairs and small groups, you’ll practice these guidelines and learn how to cultivate presence, ease and deep listening in relationship with others. The result will be a growing capacity to listen deeply, both to yourself and others. During the course you will also reflect upon the various roles of the yoga teacher as outlined by Donna Farhi in Teaching Yoga: Ethics and the Teacher-Student Relationship. You will develop greater clarity with regard to your experiences and personal process of being a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Student. As a result of this enquiry you will be better informed about, and equipped to ‘hold’, the dynamics of the Yoga classroom in an ethical way. This weekend is part of a series of CPD trainings centred on Mindfulness. Others in the series include ‘Mindfulness Meditation’ and ‘Mindfulness-Yoga’. These may be attended as a singular training or taken together in any order.
Adjustments Masterclass October 2020

1 spot remaining

20201031
October: 31stOctober - 1stNovember
Oval Corrie McCallum
Beginners
October 2020
Course Description:
Build greater confidence in offering hands on adjustments during this weekend workshop where we elevate our anatomical understanding of the human body to apply intelligent, inspired adjusts. In an era of technology, our fast paced lives can often leave us feeling disconnected and touch starved, the caring yet neutral energy exchange between teacher and student can be so beneficial to mental health. Learn how to switch your adjustment focus from purely alignment based to a whole bio-psychosocial approach.
Ayurveda in Daily Life Part 2 October 2020
20201031
October: 31st October - 1st November
November: 14th - 15th, 28th - 29th
December: 12th - 13th
Clapham Kim Kriyasagar
Beginners
October 2020
Course Description:
This four-weekend course provides students with a robust 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. Nutrition and Daily Food Preparation - Learn the key Ayurvedic principles of nutrition and to analyse food, food groups and food preparation for applying these to one’s own everyday life. Week 2. Lifestyle and Daily Detoxification for Optimal Health – Study the concepts of detoxification and rejuvenation from an Ayurvedic perspective and to apply these concepts in daily life. Week 3. Seasonal Practices and Pañcha karma for Rejuvenation - Apply the concepts of seasonal regimes (?tucharya) and seasonal detoxification (Sodhana) for health maintenance. Week 4. Ayurvedic Spiritual Health and Rituals in Daily Life – Learn about the allied Ayurveda systems of knowledge including spirituality, rituals, psycho-spiritual-energetic practices, Vedic architecture (Vastu), Vedic astrology (Jyothi?ya) and Spiritual symbols (Yantra). Students must have completed ‘Ayurveda in Daily Life Part 1’ in order to participate in this course.
Postnatal Yoga December 2020

6 spots remaining

20201219
December: 19th - 20th
Oval Jo Harris
Pregnancy yoga teacher&Yoga teachers
December 2020
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.