Ongoing Training

CPD for Yoga Teachers


To ensure the standard of teaching remains high and your knowledge remains relevant and up-to-date, Yoga Scotland operates a system for monitoring Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of which the Ongoing Training (OGT) scheme is a part. The system is based on retrospective self-certification for the 12-month period prior to insurance/membership renewal.

Teachers will be required to accrue 15 CPD points every year. Yoga Scotland runs fantastic Ongoing Training days for you to choose from (see below) so this shouldn't feel too onerous. Most OGT days are worth 7.5 points, so two OGT days per year will generally fulfill the requirements. Simple. And even better, as a Yoga Scotland member you receive a discount with each OGT training you buy.

Further, British Wheel of Yoga In-Service Training (IST) days also count as equivalent OGT days, i.e., worth 7.5 points. Information about BWY In-Service Training events is available via BWY Scotland IST.

Teachers can also attend other training days which they feel would best further their continuing professional and personal development. These events are worth 1 point per hour.

In addition, teachers can undertake directed private study, which can count for a maximum of 5 points in any year but must involve at least 7.5 hours of private study.

Not a member of Yoga Scotland but would like to attend one of our Ongoing Training days? Don't worry, other yoga teachers are welcome to attend. Non-member prices are displayed on each booking, and the correct price (member or non-member is automatically put in your shopping cart.)

See the 2019-2020 list of CPD courses below, and book online on each course information page. Printout copy of 2019-2020 OGT list available in download sidebar.


CPD Record form for 2018 - 2019

Download the CPD record form for 2018-2019 from the sidebar on this page.

This is the last year you will need to submit a form UNLESS you do a non-Yoga Scotland CPD session (which needs to be verified as usual.) Please complete the form and email it to ogt @

If you're having trouble completing the form (maybe you don't have Word on your computer) please send the information about your CPD in the content of your email.


Next year should be much more simple!




From September 2019

Your CPD points will be recorded and accrued for you on your Yoga Scotland account.

We will add your points to your account after you have attended one of our OGT sessions. If you do other types of CPD (such as a British Wheel course, personal self-study etc) you will need to complete the new short CPD record form after your session. You will also need to request a CPD check to verify your this via your Profile Page.

Go to My Account...Edit...Membership Information and tick the Request CPD check button.



If finance is a barrier to you attending an OGT day that you think would enhance your practice and your teaching, please get in touch as financial help may be available. 



CPD points 2019 - 2020


Yoga Scotland OGT day (5 hours): 7.5 points 

BWY In-service Training Day (5 hours): 7.5 points 

Yoga Scotland Emergency First Aid for Yoga Teachers (6 hours): 6 points 

Yoga Scotland Yoga Day (open to non-teachers) (5 hours): 5 points 

Attendance at training days which are furthering CPD: 1 point per hour 

Directed Private Study (7.5 hours): 5 points 

Online training courses/modules (7.5 hours): 5 points 


Yoga Scotland Courses which accrue 1 CPD point per hour attended: 

  • Living Yoga Course 

  • Yogic Living and Teaching Course 

  • Children’s Teacher Training Module. 


Our new OGT programme starts again in September 2019, the programme is now available for booking online.

The new programme details are in the May 2019 magazine and here on the website. Bookings will be via the website. Remember you don't need a PayPal account to use our booking system, but you will need to put your debit/credit card details in if you don't have a PayPal account. (Just like any other online shopping)




Yoga Workshop, Pearce Institute
Partner yoga - Down Dog & Half Handstand
Download the pdf of our full programme for 2018-19

Ongoing Training Programme