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
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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
Connecting Yoga and Ayurveda June 2019
20190629
June: 29th - 30th
Clapham Station Kim Kriyasagar
Experienced yogis
June 2019
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
Hips and Splits July 2019
20190727
July: 27th - 28th
Oval Corrie McCallum
Beginners
July 2019
Course Description:
Many yoga poses rely on strong and flexible hips and hamstrings. A detailed understanding of the anatomy and movement potential of this area will help you access advanced asanas, manage back pain and develop healthy movement patterns. Using a multi-angled approach to hip and hamstring health, we’ll work to develop your mobility, strength and awareness of the hamstrings and hips.

This course will develop your knowledge of how to both protect and progress these vital areas. Activities will include dynamic stretches, static stretching in pairs and alone with a strap, using props to work into and progress splits, and building a vinyasa flow sequence focused on the splits. This course is suitable for everyone, whether you are a beginner or seasoned yogi and whether you are a bendy wendy or stiff as a board!
Yoga and Post-Traumatic Growth (PTSD) August 2019
20190810
August: 10th - 11th
Oval Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
August 2019
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.
Introduction to Yin Yoga August 2019
20190831
August: 31stAugust - 1stSeptember
Oval Anaïs Maniaval
Beginners
August 2019
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.
Mastering Props September 2019
20190907
September: 7th - 8th
Monument Station Lucinda Beatty
Beginners
September 2019
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.
Hidden Powers of Sanskrit September 2019
20190921
September: 21st - 22nd
Monument Station Gabriella Burnel
Experienced yogis
September 2019
Course Description:
Why learn Sanskrit? What makes this language unique? How can we learn about ourselves and the creation through the language of Sanskrit? This workshop will address these questions and explore how every word in the Sanskrit language reveals the essence of that which it describes. So if you want to discover the nature of bliss, explore the Sanskrit words which describe it; if you want to discover your inherent power, and what it means to be confident, explore the Sanskrit words that describe it. We will also become comfortable with the sounds of Sanskrit so you feel you can read with confidence; address any yoga related Sanskrit queries; delve deeper into Sanskrit terminology; enjoy the beauty and the art of the Devanagari script. So come along if you would like a therapeutic weekend featuring sounding (including chanting), art, and meditation, all centred around the conscious language that is Sanskrit.
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
December: 7th - 8th
January: 4th - 5th
February: 1st - 2nd, 29thFebruary - 1stMarch
Oval Kim Kriyasagar
Beginners
September 2019
Course Description:
This seven-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 Understandthe Ayurvedic paradigm of personalised health, the history and development of Ayurveda, and its foundational principles for self-care. Week 2. AyurvedicAnatomy and Physiology Study theanatomical and physiological understanding of the human body from an Ayurvedic perspective and to apply Ayurvedic anatomy/physiology concepts in daily life for optimal health. Week 3. Daily Routines Learnthe concepts of circadian health through Ayurveda’s healthy daily routines (Dinacarya) and discuss application of these in daily life to maintain personal health & wellbeing. Week 4. Nutrition and Daily Food Preparation Study 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 5. Lifestyle and Daily Detoxification Understandthe concepts of detoxification and rejuvenation from an Ayurvedic perspective and to apply these concepts in daily life. Week 6. Living with the Seasons Apply the concepts of seasonal regimes (?tucharya) and seasonal detoxification (Shodhana) for health maintenance. Week 7. Spiritual Health and Rituals in Daily Life Studythe allied Ayurvedasystems of knowledge including spirituality, rituals, psycho-spiritual-energetic practices, Vedic astrology (Jyothi?ya) and Vedic architecture (Vastu) for enhancement of overall 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.