Continuing Professional Development (CPD)2023-07-14T12:38:54+01:00

Continuing Professional Development

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

CPD refers to the process of tracking and documenting your skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work as a yoga teacher, beyond your initial FRYOG Diploma.

FRYOG Members are required to keep their own record of any CPD they have attended. We recommend this is done in the Member’s Area of the website in My Details. Alternatively members can maintain a record manually in their own Reflective Diary.

Why is CPD important?

CPD is important because it demonstrates that you are committed to a constant process of self-improvement and it ensures that you continue to be competent in your profession. It is an on-going process and continues throughout a professional’s career.

What is the minimum requirement for FRYOG teachers?

Members of FRYOG must complete at least 6 hours of CPD per year (January to December) in order to continue teaching as a FRYOG teacher.  It is your responsibility to keep a record of any CPD you complete along with proof of attendance such as a certificate.

What can I do as CPD?

A list of FRYOG CPD days currently offered can be found HERE. They are run by experienced FRYOG teachers and trainers.

To determine whether a training offering is suitable to record as a CPD you should ask the question

“How does this make me a better teacher?”

You must ensure that the training you have undertaken adds value to you as a teacher. eg: the CPD must teach you something new that is of practical use in your teaching. Or deepen and broaden your knowledge to make you a more effective teacher.

Other options for CPD could include:

  • Courses on-line or delivered in person by reputable Yoga organisations
  • Research to add value to your teaching. A maximum of 2 points is allowed for this element
  • First Aid Training
  • Local Authority Educational Training, eg: Safeguarding, Prevent Training or Diversity Training
  • FRYOG Facebook members on-line courses eg: Anatomy by Aimee Newton.

The full CPD policy can be found HERE

What is a FRYOG Subsidised CPD Day?

FRYOG are now running subsidised CPD days to offer affordable training for those on limited budgets and to provide some value to our members. These CPD days are for FRYOG members only but are open to non-members upon purchase of a Friends of Yoga membership. They are run by the Area Officer in your region and part of the day’s agenda will be dedicated to discussions of any regional issues.

Below are some of the CPD days currently offered

Booking with the organiser is essential

Teaching Mantra in Yoga class – 3rd February 2024

Teaching Mantra in Yoga class


3rd February 2024




Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton, SL4 6HN




Would you like to get more comfortable/confident with sharing mantras in your class? Or do you want help beginning or re inspiring your own personal practice of chanting?

We will explore many ways to bring the mantras into a regular yoga class.

We […]

Real Yoga 600 Hour Yoga Therapy Certification Course – March 2024

Real Yoga 600 Hour Yoga Therapy Certification Course


Starts March 2024 and runs for 21 Months


13 in person training weekends at our venue in Egham and 14 x half day live training sessions (on weekends) via zoom


Synergy Physiotherapy Egham High Street Surrey TW20 9EX


FRYOG Members Course fees are £4300, plus assessment fees of £275 (FRYOG Members […]

CPD – Balancing the Books – 27th April 2024

CPD – Balancing the Books

27th April 2024
at Yoga Belleza, 1 The Stables, Corhampton Lane Farm, Corhampton SO32 3NB


Before I became a full time Yoga Teacher my profession was in accountancy and bookkeeping. I was also your Treasurer for 5 years.

During this CPD I will share my knowledge of basic bookkeeping and how to prepare your […]

Park Place Weekend Yoga Retreat – 26th to 28th July 2024

Park Place Weekend Yoga Retreat 2024


Friday 26th July – Sunday 28th July 2024


The weekend will commence at 4:00 pm on Friday and conclude at 2:00 pm on Sunday.


Park Place Pastoral Centre, Wickham, Fareham PO17 5HA




The yoga retreat weekend will be led by myself, Jo Standen. I am an experienced yoga teacher and qualified […]

Andalusian Yoga Retreat with Vicky – 29th September to 6th October 2024

Andalusian Yoga Retreat with Vicky – The retreat will be worth 6 CPD points


29th September – 6th October 2024


Valle de Vida, Pizarra, Spain





Set in a secluded valley in the heart of the Andalusian Mountains
“A true retreat”

The cost of this retreat will […]

Anatomy with Aimee Newton – 19th November 2023

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Anatomy with Aimee Newton Date 19th November 2023. Time 10am - 4pm. Location Virginia Water Community Centre, 35 Cabrera Avenue, Virginia Water GU25 4EY. Price £62. Description The workshop is delivered by Aimee Newton, registered Osteopath and Yoga Teacher and Educator with over 17 years experience. I am in the process of deciding the [...]

FRYOG South West (South) Area Subsidised CPD Training Day – Saturday 7th October 2023

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‘Managing Students with Pain in a General Yoga Class’ with Aimee Newton (Osteopath) FRYOG South West (South) Area Subsidised CPD Training Day Date Saturday, 7th October 2023 Time 10:00 - 16:00 Location Lovedean Village Hall, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 9SF Price Was £65 now £30 as subsidised. Description Managing Students with Pain in a general [...]

CPD Training Day ‘Freeing the Spine’ with Bill Wood – Sun 24th Sept 2023

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FRYOG South Area CPD Training Day ‘Freeing the Spine’ with Bill Wood Date Sunday, 24th September 2023. Time 10am – 4pm. Location at the Virginia Water Community Centre 35 Cabrera Avenue Virginia Water GU25 4EY. Price £62. Description Healthy posture is never ‘held,’ but is more a loose and animated way of inhabiting the [...]

A Yoga Mala to Celebrate the Summer Solstice – Sat 17th June 2023

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A Yoga Mala to Celebrate the Summer Solstice Date Saturday 17th June 2023. Time 9.30am-3.30pm. Location  Westbrook Hall, Tempest Avenue, Waterlooville PO7 8NU. Price £45 whole day (half day options available). CPD This whole day event offers 5 hours CPD. Morning only 3 hours. Afternoon only 2 hours. Description This year Cate and [...]

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