Continuing Professional Development

Keep learning and developing your teaching skills with specialist courses.

  • 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 (CPDs) aim to do just that. Whether you are interested in learning handstands and arm balances, want to deepen your understanding of Marma points, or strengthen your physical adjustments skills, there is a CPD course for you.

Immersion Weekends or Bitesize Courses
Life is busy, and our courses are geared to fit even the busiest lifestyle. Our Immersion Weekends cover 14 contact hours of learning in a single weekend (Saturday, 9am – 6pm and Sunday, 9am – 4pm). Still too much? Our Bitesize Courses meet online for 2-3 hours each week over 8 weeks. Whatever your situation, we’ve got you.

Build Up to Your 500-hour Certificate
As you increase your knowledge base with each CPD course, you’ll automatically accrue hours that will count towards your 500-hour certificate… With no commitment. Step by step, you’ll be establishing yourself as a teacher committed to yourself and your students. Before you know it you’ll certify as a RYT-500 Teacher, setting you apart from the masses.

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
Yoga for running – Running for yoga October 2021
20211002
October: 2nd - 3rd
London Bridge 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.
Yoga and Anxiety October 2021

5 spots remaining

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.
EVENING COURSE - Restorative Yoga October 2021
20211026
October: 26th
November: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
December: 7th
Online Zoom Lucinda Beatty
Beginners
October 2021
Course Description:
Restorative yoga teaches us to slow down and prop the body so that no discomfort is experienced anywhere. Blankets are folded 'just-so' and tucked under a tight hip, or tense shoulder; necks let go as heads settle onto the support of a bolster. The whole system begins to re-balance and emits a spontaneous sigh of relief.


Restorative yoga uses poses that are adaptations of classical poses. The support means that no energy is required to hold them and deeply-held patterns can be released. The pace is so slow you may only do four or five poses in an hour. This course teaches you how to set-up and prop asanas, recognise areas of tension in your body and support them to let go.

Our Evening Courses meet for weekly, 2-hour sessions that focus on practice over theory. Classes will run on a Tuesday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm. Over 7 weeks you'll be given weekly insights into the foundations of Restorative Yoga, followed by 90 min practice allowing you to fully experience the subject as a practitioner. After all, it's in practice that we learn the most.

You will need to have the following equipment for the sessions:
- A yoga mat or two
- 2 blankets
- 2 cushions
- 2 blocks and/or bricks
- A strap

If you have the following items, they will also help:
- Bolsters
- Eye pillows
- Juggling balls (for weight)

Yoga and Post-Traumatic Growth (PTSD) November 2021
20211113
November: 13th - 14th
Online Zoom Jess Leitch
Experienced yogis
November 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.
Mother and Baby Yoga November 2021

6 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
London Bridge 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.
EVENING COURSE - Interpersonal Mindfulness 2022
20220113
January: 13th, 20th, 27th
February: 3rd, 6th, 17th, 24th
March: 3rd
Online Zoom Rosalie Dores
Beginners
January 2022
Course Description:
In this 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 CPD 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.
EVENING COURSE - Mindfulness Meditation (MBSR) January 2022
20220119
January: 19th, 26th
February: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 27th
March: 2nd, 9th
Online Zoom Rosalie Dores
Beginners
January 2022
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. Classes will run from 6pm - 8pm Wednesdays, the retreat day at the weekend from 10am - 4pm. 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.