Frequently asked questions
The Dru Professional Network is the professional body for Dru Yoga teachers. It’s there to support professional Dru Yoga teachers and provide resources of use to your yoga teaching. It replaced the previous Dru Professional Register at the end of November 2011, and offers an enhanced range of services. It is the only professional body specifically for Dru Yoga teachers.
Am I eligible to join?
If you are on the Dru Yoga teacher training course and have passed your interim assessment OR if you have passed the final assessment you are eligible to join. Established teachers are eligible if their CPD is up to date and they hold current insurance.
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How do I join?
All the forms you need are available for downloading from Join the DPN >. You can join online by sending in your CPD record (for those who qualified over 12 months ago) or completing the interactive application form. Then sign that you agree to the 'Code of ethics and professional conduct' and either post to the address on the form, including your cheque or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your payment details.
How long does the application procedure take?
I’m starting a class soon and need to get insurance, how long does it take to process my membership application?
Generally we can turn around your application within 2 weeks of receiving it. We will then send you an email with membership details. Online joining is almost immediate, and you can get your insurance with Balens at specially negotiated rates - see the page on Insurance once you have joined the DPN.
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How much is DPN membership?
For a student teacher the annual fee is £45. For a full member it is £65. We are now running a "rolling year" membership. There are lower rates for those not based in the UK wanting to connect with the UK based DPN as there are no insurance benefits unless you are based in the UK. Please contact the DPN for more details. Your renewal date will be the date you first become a fully qualified member. Please note your insurance is extra and arranged separately.
Where can I get professional insurance?
Dru has negotiated preferential rates for professional insurance with Balens. The cover includes a wide range of services and you may add other therapies mostly at no additional cost. Balens can be contacted on 01684 893 006. Please note you must deal directly with Balens to arrange your insurance. Members with a login can see the page on Insurance >
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When does the DPN year start and end?
The year begins when you join! We run a rolling year membership.
What’s the CPD requirement?
For the first 12 months after your final training day, there is no Continuing Professional Development needed. Then, the CPD requirement is 12 points per year. 1 hour of a course = 1 point but 1 hour of one to one mentoring = 3 points. A minimum of 6 points of professional (i.e. skills enhancing) workshops or courses and the remainder being of general contact hours with Dru. For more information, see About CPD >
What is the 'Code of ethics & professional conduct'?
Like most professional bodies, the DPN has a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that acts as a guide for teachers in their interactions with clients and outlines DPN policies you need to know about. It covers issues such as your responsibilities as a teacher, advertising and website guidelines, professional standards and more.
You can download copies of the Codes of Professional Conduct via the links below.
It’s important to read it before you sign the application form (or tick that you agree online) at the time of joining the DPN. If you have any queries about the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, please contact the DPN Member Services team.
Code of ethics and professional conduct
Please take time to read these important guidelines for Dru teachers & student teachers
What is the Find a Teacher service?
The 'Find a Teacher' service is a complimentary service for DPN members. Here’s how it works: when you fill in your DPN application form, you give us the contact details you are happy for us to provide to people inquiring about Dru Yoga teachers in their area.
You can choose to provide the postcode where you teach, a telephone contact, an email address and your website address as well as a space where you can describe what you offer in more detail - this is called "Locale and info" and you need to update that yourself online. We will only provide details that we have your permission to give out, in order to protect your privacy.
For student teachers, a telephone referrals service is available. Full members are eligible to have a listing in the 'Find a Teacher' feature on the druyoga.com website. If your details change, you can update them yourself when you log in to your account by clicking "EDIT" and choosing 'Find a Teacher'. If this is difficult for you to do, please let us know and we can update your details for you. Please help us keep the information current so that we provide a good service to your potential clients.
What are the benefits of the DPN, why would I join?
By joining the Dru Professional Network you know that Dru is standing behind you and your qualification. You also join a vibrant and growing community of Dru Yoga teachers who remain connected to Dru. Our members enjoy benefits such as:
- A personal login which gives access to the members’ only pages of the DPN website where you will find:
- teacher tips and marketing ideas
- quality promotion material for your posters and flyers
- professional insurance at substantially lower rates for UK teachers
- post graduate events - CPD
- 4 months free with Dru Online studio, then reduced subscription
- discounted rate on selected CPD events and courses
- up to 30% discount on Dru CDs, books and DVDs
- members' only resources such as survival tips for new teachers, class plans and forms you can use for your classes
- access to the latest research on the effectiveness of Dru Yoga
- 2 months free when enrolling on the Dru Online meditation course
- 'Find a Dru Yoga teacher' service on our website
- social media guides
- Dru business card service
- regular newsletter
- 10% discount off Carrot Banana Peach yoga clothing
- index to the 16 book DYTT manuals
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My login to the DPN website doesn’t seem to work what do I do?
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your password using the request new password link. If you have difficulties, please email us at email@example.com and we will reset it for you. (Remember that your login will only give you access to the members only pages if your membership is current).
Do you send a reminder when my membership is due for renewal?
We now run a rolling year membership. About a month before your membership is due to end we will write to you letting you know that your membership is due for renewal if your membership is not on auto renew, and email you before your auto renewal is due.
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Who can help with questions about my membership or the DPN in general?
The DPN Member Services team is available to help you by phone on 01248 602 900 Ext 217, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I upgrade my membership to fully qualified teacher?
When you have passed your final assessment, you will be invited to join the DPN as a fully qualified teacher member. If you join online, email the DPN Member Services office on email@example.com and let them know that you have bought your new fully qualified teacher membership. You will be refunded the unused part of your student teacher membership. The DPN office will let you know the amount of refund due to you (if any) so you can pay a reduced amount for the fully qualified teacher membership should you wish to renew via the "paper form" method.
I'm a DPN Member, can I advertise my workshops and retreats?
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Contact the DPN office
Telephone 01248 602900 ext 217