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 £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.

Course Title Dates Location Teacher
ONLINE MBSR October 2020
20201007
October: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
November: 4th, 8th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Online Zoom Rosalie Dores
Beginners
October 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.
The User’s Guide to the Chakras October 2020

3 spots remaining

20201010
October: 10th - 11th
Canada Water Joshua LeClair
Experienced yogis
October 2020
Course Description:
Tired of filling out the chakra system grid with the same old information? This chakras immersion weekend will break beyond the mundane and give you the tools to practically infuse the philosophy and theory of the chakra system into your yoga teaching and practice. You will learn about the origins and evolution of the chakra system, including conflicting schools of thought and contemporary manifestations of the system. After quickly surveying the qualities and characteristics of each chakra, you’ll focus on how to tangibly share them with your students; exploring techniques including mudras, mantras, different methods of meditation and storytelling to complement your existing yoga practice and teaching. This playful and thought-provoking chakra intensive will be an opportunity to delve into svadhyaya (self-inquiry) and explore the chakra system as a means to develop a more personal yoga practice for yourself and your students.
ONLINE Mindfulness and Teacher-Student Relationship October 2020
20201024
October: 24th - 25th
Online Zoom 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.
Injury Management and Pain October 2020

3 spots remaining

20201031
October: 31stOctober - 1stNovember
Brixton Corrie McCallum
Experienced yogis
October 2020
Course Description:
The human body is an incredibly robust and adaptable creation. As well as being able to challenge itself and grow in strength and potential, it is also subject to experiencing injury and pain. As students and teachers of movement we can learn to interact with all bodily experiences from a place of informed empowerment. During this course you will gain a better understanding of the current science of pain, learn to see injuries and pain as opportunities to explore new patterns and pathways, and begin to feel confident in not worsening any potential tissue damage. This course will draw together the tools of yoga, strength and mobility training, stress reduction, meditation, visualisation, affirmation work and breathing techniques.
Ayurveda in Daily Life Part 2 October 2020

5 spots remaining

20201031
October: 31st October - 1st November
November: 14th - 15th, 28th - 29th
December: 12th - 13th
Oval 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.
Hidden Powers of Sanskrit November 2020

4 spots remaining

20201107
November: 7th - 8th
Oval Gabriella Burnel
Beginners
November 2020
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.
Yoga for Runners November 2020

4 spots remaining

20201114
November: 14th - 15th
London Bridge Marta Simonetti
Beginners
November 2020
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.
Postnatal Yoga December 2020

1 spot 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.