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.

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 Cancelled

The practice of Shankhaprakshalana due to take place on Saturday 18th April is now cancelled but Swami Satvikananda is hoping to do the practice as usual in the Autumn – virus permitting. Please contact her if you would be interested in taking part later in the year.

This day is important for all Teachers and Trainee Teachers who have never performed these Kriyas before.

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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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Friends of Yoga Subsidised Professional Development Day – North Area

Friends of Yoga Subsidised Professional Development Day – North Area

Saturday 7th March 2020 10:00 to 16:00
At Aston Parish Hall, Aston, Sheffield S26 2DB
(1 mile from Junction 31 on the M1)
TALKING SHOP/IDEAS SWAP – a CPD Day with a difference.
The day allows lots of opportunities to share and swap ideas and all things Yogic and learn something new.
Also included will be two taught sessions and a guided meditation and relaxation session.

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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 21st September 2019
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.

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