Qualifications and Professional Development

In the UK there are currently no requirements for yoga teachers to complete any sort of formal qualification and/or continuing professional development (ongoing education). The discussions around this topic are very nuanced, and it is outwith the intention for this page to say which opinions are right or wrong.

Irrespective of that, due to my love of yoga as well as my desire to be a safe, inspiring, and empowering teacher, I am a voracious learner – the below may illustrate as much – it shows what CPD I’ve completed since I became a yoga teacher; omitted from these lists are the books, articles, and journals I’ve read, the discussions I’ve had, and practices I’ve completed.

I don’t know it all, and I never will – but that doesn’t stop me from always being interested and wanting to learn more.

Yoga

Frog Lotus Yoga International 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Continuing Professional Development

As of autumn/winter 2022, having undertaken the below courses, I currently have over 400 hours of CPD, which includes:

  • Mantra: Songs of Yoga
  • Prāṇāyāma Training Course
  • LGBT+ Inclusion for Yoga Teachers
  • Mantra & Meditation for Personal & Group Practice
  • Bringing Prāṇāyāma to Life
  • Sign Yoga – making yoga more accessible to the deaf & hard-of-hearing
  • Bhāṇḍas Masterclass
  • Mindfulness Diploma, with distinction
  • Kumbhaka

Other Qualifications

I have also pursued further knowledge outside of the broad field of yoga, although it’s still in some way related to it, which totals over 250 hours

  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems