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 2020 list of CPD courses below, and book online on each course information page. 


CPD Record

All Yoga Scotland OGT events that you attend will be automatically recorded on your YS profile and your CPD points will be kept track of. If you do any non-Yoga Scotland CPD sessions (which needs to be verified as usual), please keep a record of this yourself and email us with the details at

You will need to request a CPD check to verify your training at the end of the membership year (July) this via your Profile Page.


CPD points 2020-21


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): 7.5 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 every September, the 2020 programme is now available for booking online.

The programme details will be sent out to members as and when events are added and you can always find up to date info here on the website and in our magazine when this comes out. 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)




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Ongoing Training Programme

Dates and times Title Venue
10:00 - 16:30 First Aid for Yoga Teachers POSTPONED Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
- 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00 Mind Your Yoga – exploring how yoga supports mental health and well being (2 days) RESCHEDULED Online
- 10:00 - 12:00 Teaching Yoga Online Online
- 12:30 -13:30, 14:00 - 16:00 Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) RESCHEDULED Online
1pm - 3pm Teaching Yoga Online Online
10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00 Change Perspective, Transform Practice VIEW ONLY Online
10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00 Change Perspective, Transform Practice Online
- 13:00-15:00 Teaching Yoga Online Online
- 13:00-15:00 Teaching Yoga Online Online
- 14:00-16:30 Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice Online
- 13:00-15:00 Teaching Yoga Online Online
9:30-11:30, 12:30-14:30, 15:30-16:30 Teaching One-to-One RESCHEDULED Online
- 13:00-15:00 Teaching Yoga Online Online
9:30-12:30, 13:30-15:30 Yoga and Communication RESCHEDULED Online
9:30-12:30, 13:30-15:30 Yama and Niyama Relationship in Yoga RESCHEDULED Online
- 10:00-13:00, 14:00-16:00 Inviting a Principle-Based Approach to Physical Practice Online
- 10:00 - 16:00 Yoga, Sound & Mantra RESCHEDULED In The Moment Centre, Glasgow