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
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
London Bridge 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 in the Business World September 2021
20210925
September: 25th - 26th
Angel Tracy Forsyth
Experienced yogis
September 2021
Course Description:
Executive stress and anxiety levels are on the rise and taking a toll on the workforce. Employers are increasingly looking for ways to look after the health of their employees, especially in a post-covid world with newly dispersed teams. In Yoga in the Business World you will learn how to adapt yoga techniques to the corporate environment - how to bring the practice of yoga into their everyday working world, increasing not only physical but mental wellbeing as well. On this course you will learn how to adapt asanas to a typical working environment using desks and chairs, walls and the like to combat desk-bound tension. You will learn how pranayama techniques can be used to help reduce executive stress, and will examine the yamas and niyamas as well as the chakras to see how awareness of these can have a positive impact on mindset and leadership. By the end of this training weekend you will understand the mindset of the busy professional and common pressure points like pitching and public speaking; and find creative ways to use yoga to help them feel confident and create a positive impact.
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.
Mother and Baby Yoga November 2021

3 spots remaining

20211120
November: 20th - 21st
Oval Jo Harris
Yoga teachers
November 2021
Course Description:
After a baby is born, both mother and baby are undergoing huge mental and physical changes. Yoga practices which incorporate the breath, gentle healing movements and loving touch can help to build a strong and long-lasting bond and support mothers and babies to feel calmer and at ease. As yoga teachers it is important that we understand the physical and emotional shifts that a mother experiences and the impact that yoga and massage techniques can have on a baby’s development. Through interactive practices we can support parents to respond to their baby’s individual needs and assist babies to develop their own sense of self. On this training weekend you will learn how to support new mothers in postnatal healing, how to effectively incorporate babies into a yoga class, and learn baby yoga and massage techniques to aid infant development. This course is open to qualified Pregnancy Yoga Teachers.
Yoga for Sleep November 2021
20211127
November: 27th - 28th
Brixton Sandra Paternostro
Beginners
November 2021
Course Description:
Sleep. In theory, we should all be sleep experts. After all, we do it every night, all of our lives, and yet... What if you could learn specific techniques and tools to improve your sleep? What if you could understand the reasoning why these tools work? What if you could share this knowledge with others? The Yoga for Sleep weekend explores different techniques to get better sleep, including Yoga Nidra, asana sequences, and breathing techniques. You’ll also discover ‘what’ sleep is and look at how our own biology can help us sleep better. Whether you suffer from chronic insomnia or are just vaguely curious about what you do for half of your life, you will find this weekend fascinating/useful/life changing and definitely good for your health.