Continuing Professional Development (CPD)2021-05-16T12:39:41+01:00
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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 in Members News CPD Guidelines.

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

Moon energies in Yoga and Congeries of Sound – November 20th at Glebe Centre Crich

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Northern Area CPD opportunity but all are welcome to attend. November 20th Saturday at Glebe Centre Crich. A full in person day, 6 hours CPD. The morning with Helen working with Moon energies in Yoga. Once again in consultation with the Steampunk Astrologer. The afternoons with Darren Clarke of Congeries of Sound. An introduction to [...]

60-hour CPDs – Yoga Nidra, Oct to Nov 2021 – Pranayama and Breathwork, Dec 2021 to Feb 2022

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Upcoming CPD courses - open to all FRYOG members Laurent Roure via Denise Hazel This Autumn and Winter, Senior and trainer yoga teacher Laurent Roure would like to invite you to join him during his renowned 60-hour CPD courses, including one training for Yoga Nidra and the other one for Pranayama and Breathwork. He is offering [...]

Introduction to Mental Health & Trauma – 25th September 2021 – on Zoom – 11.00am-1.30pm

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25th September 2021 - 11.00am-1.30pm (CANCELLED Saturday 3rd July). Introduction to Mental Health & Trauma informed Yoga. A FRYOG CPD - on Zoom Mental Health affects us all during our lives. Trauma, on any level, finds its way in, to the layers of the body. Often presenting as fear, anger, illness, chronic pain & debilitating [...]

‘Finding our Ground’ with Bill Wood – 19th September 2021 – 10am–4pm

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‘Finding our Ground’ with Bill Wood (almost fully booked) FRYOG South Area CPD Training Day Staines Preparatory School, 3-5 Gresham Rd, Staines TW18 2BT. Sunday 19th September 2021 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 [...]

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