Dru Yoga teacher training syllabus

This course is designed for:
  • yoga newcomers who want a more confident personal practise

  • yoga students who want to explore Dru in more Depth

  • yoga practitioners who want to learn to teach

  • yoga teachers from other schools

During the duration of this course you will learn...

Whatever your yoga ambitions, you'll find Dru Yoga and empowering, energising and balancing approach to vitality, health and wellbeing.


18 Dru Yoga Sequences, including 7 different Energy Block Release Sequences
42 classical Yoga Asanas
20 Pranayama techniques
6 Relaxation techniques
16 Meditation techniques, incl. 6 chakra dharanam techniques
Practices include a range of Mudras & Bandhas
Preparing the body appropriately:

  • Principles of Activation & Tri Spinal Release
  • Over 30 different muscle groups and how to strengthen/stretch them

Any practice we teach you comes with a wide range of modifications and health considerations to suit every individual student.

We will also teach you how to set up your personal space and practice at home.


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Anatomy & physiology includes:

  • cell structure and the origin of the human being
  • the muscular system
  • the skeletal system
  • the respiratory system
  • the moving spine
  • the circulatory system
  • the endocrine system
  • the nervous system
  • respiratory orders and management
  • the digestive system
  • musculo-skeletal disorders
  • digestive system disorders
  • mental health

Subtle Anatomy includes:

  • The PanchaKosha System (5 layers of human existence) the gross, causal and subtle bodies
  • An in-depth understanding of the Chakras & and introduction to the Nadis

Yogic Philosophy includes:

  • Origins of Yoga
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Upanishads
  • Vedanta
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Anna Yoga
  • How yogic philosophy can be applied to modern day living

Sylvia Barrington

Sylvia Barrington

Senior Dru Yoga teacher trainer

Thanks to the Dru Yoga teacher training course I transformed from quite a shy person, terrified by the thought of public speaking, into a confident teacher and presenter



Communication and teaching skills will be gradually introduced in your first year beginning with enjoyable exercises and activities in small groups. This will continue to be a regular feature in the teacher training aspect of the programme throughout the course.

We will also teach you how to make sensitive adjustments, and offer you extensive training in how to plan your lessons and how to best manage the energetics in a classroom- or any group of people, at home or at work.



We also give specialised teaching skills in:

  • Pre-natal yoga
  • Post-natal Yoga
  • Yoga during menstruation
  • Teaching students with disability
  • Teaching students with back pain
  • Teaching in mental health

Home study

Deb Ryan and Christiane Saar, Yoga teacher trainers, studying

Dru Yoga course manual

The home study component of your course is experientially based, and is particularly designed to help you monitor your practice and knowledge of Dru Yoga. Its primary function is to help you consolidate what you are learning as you go.

There are 5 assignment projects:

  • Caring for the Spine
  • Lesson planning - part 1 & 2
  • Chakra project        
  • Yoga philosophy        

Reflective learning sheets

You will be required to study certain practices in greater depth and write a reflective portfolio sheet describing your personal experiences with them.  This process helps you to ascertain whether your practice is deepening and provides you with insights and clarity born from experience. Thus they become an invaluable teaching aid.




Karen Oostinga


Project Manager

After the Dru Yoga teacher training course I felt more confident, I knew my body better, and had greater appreciation for who I am