Continuing Professional Development

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

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

FRYOG Members should add a brief note of any CPD attended – do this in the Member’s Area details.

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 one 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, approved FRYOG teachers and trainers.

Members can also attend CPD days arranged by yoga organisations other than FRYOG but to ensure they are suitable, details must be sent in advance of booking to the Training & Standards Officer, (contact details below). To qualify as CPD the day must be a minimum of 6 hours in duration and the content be on a subject that provides further skills to you as a Yoga Teacher and is not covered in the Foundation Course.

PLEASE NOTE Personal immersion days will not count as CPD; the content of the course must somehow further your knowledge as a teacher not as just your personal development as a yoga practitioner and evidence of this may be requested prior to approval.

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.

We welcome applications from our teachers with more than five years teaching experience, or from qualified teachers who are dual trained, e.g. midwives, doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, school teachers, etc. The Training & Standards Officer will be happy to receive applications and provide further information on the structure of running a sponsored CPD day.

Further details on your options for CPD are available from our Training Standards Officer

training.fryog@gmail.com

Below are some of the CPD days currently offered.

Booking with the organiser is essential.

Demystifying Lower Back Pain with Aimee Newton (Osteopath)

FRYOG South Area CPD Training Day

Virginia Water Community Centre
35 Cabrera Avenue
Virginia Water
GU25 4EY

Sunday 29th March 2020
10am – 4pm

Low back pain is a common cause for people to seek out yoga and trying to incorporate students into a general class can be a challenge. Understanding the anatomy of the spine and some common conditions which cause pain can really help to make you feel more confident as a teacher.

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‘Finding our Ground’ with Bill Wood

FRYOG South Area CPD Training Day

Virginia Water Community Centre
35 Cabrera Avenue
Virginia Water
GU25 4EY

Sunday 14th June 2020
10am – 4pm

Learning how to surrender more and more fully to the pull of gravity can be a central tool in releasing patterns of holding in the body, becoming more deeply relaxed, and quietening the mind.

Open to all, this workshop will be a blend of posture, relaxation, and sitting practice.

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Yoga and the Mereological Fallacy with Pete Blackaby

Sunday 11th October 2020

10.30 – 16.30

The Virginia Water Community Centre
35 Cabrera Avenue
Virginia Water
Surrey
GU25 4EY.

Cost £55

Mereology is the study of the relationship between parts and the whole. It helps us with questions about when it is useful to reduce things and look at their component parts and when it is useful to put things together and consider the whole.

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Bringing the Gyatri Mantra to Life

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November 2020

Nettlecombe Farm
Whitwell
Isle of Wight

This weekend will focus on how we can bring the energy and vibrations of this mantra into every aspect of our practice and daily life. The Gyatri Mantra allows us to connect with the energy that removes ignorance and misunderstanding, finding deeper connection with our true self.

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CPD Weekend Retreat Isle of Wight

Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 September 2020

Bank End Farm
St Lawrence
Isle of Wight

This weekend will focus on developing a greater awareness of the charkas and how we can use this to benefit our daily lives. We will be using the practices of asanas, pranayama, chanting, yoga nidra, creating yantras in nature and meditation practices.
In addition, there will be time for walks along the coastal path

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FRYOG South East CPD in Surrey with Swami Satvikananda Saraswati

FRYOG South East CPD in Surrey with Swami Satvikananda Saraswati

‘Shankhaprakshalana , Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana, Kunjal & Jala Neti’.

Saturday 18th April 2020
This day is important for all Teachers and Trainee Teachers who have never performed these Kriyas before. This is an important part of yoga practice but must never be done without guidance or without a teacher. It is also suitable for those Yogis and Yoginis who aren’t teachers but who want to experience the power of these practices. The advice to yogis is to do this practice twice a year, once in Spring and once in Autumn.

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Exploring the Chakras with Gemma Grinter – Addition Date!

Due to popular demand Gemma has added an extra date for this Chakra CPD Workshop

‘Please book your place asap. Thanks!’  Gemma

Saturday 29th Feb 2020
11-5 pm
Steep Village Hall
Church Road
Steep
Hants
GU32 2DN

In this workshop we will be focusing on exploring and rebalancing the chakras, using mudras and affirmations.

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Exploring the Chakras with Gemma Grinter

Saturday 22nd Feb 2020
11am- 5pm
Steep Village Hall
Church Road
Steep
Hants
GU32 2DN
In this workshop we will be focusing on exploring and rebalancing the chakras, using mudras and affirmations.

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