Continuing Professional Development (CPD)2021-02-14T20:44:21+00:00

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 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

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 Postponed – new date to be confirmed a.s.a.p. 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.

‘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 Postponed - new date to be confirmed a.s.a.p. 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.

Yoga and the Mereological Fallacy with Pete Blackaby

Sunday 11th October 2020 Postponed – new date to be confirmed a.s.a.p. 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.

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.

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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