Postgrad Back Care & Wellbeing Course 2021 |
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Postgrad Back Care & Wellbeing Course 2021

2 October, 2021
(Registration open till 5 Oct)

This research-based course is open to all qualified yoga teachers from any tradition and will cover common stress management and wellbeing issues centred around back pain, anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

You will learn easy-to-apply yoga solutions facilitating myofascial stretching, gradual muscle strengthening and healthy breathing. Practical application of the latest research around the many functions of the vagus nerve will give you a deep and nuanced understanding of the human relaxation response.

What does the course include?

  • 20 hours live online teaching (and the downloadable replays of these sessions)
  • Additional downloadable teaching sessions to engage with in your own time
  • Working in small groups with tutor guidance on issues arising from case studies plus other topics drawn from yoga and medical understanding
  • Comprehensive 50 page manual – including teaching plans, medical guidelines and background research
  • All course materials including the course manual, video recordings and handouts are accessed via a Student Online Learning Platform called Thinkific


What will you learn?

  • 3 extensive and progressive back care yoga programmes on which to base your classes
  • programmes for wellbeing
  • Trauma sensitive and compassionate teaching approach 
  • Insights into the latest research on the many functions of the vagus nerve, musculo-fascial release, the psoas muscle
  • New approaches to using breathing and relaxation techniques


Where can it take you?

  • This course will revolutionise the way you’re teaching your current yoga classes
  • You will be confident to start teaching in companies or other workplace settings
  • Based on the Social Prescribing model used in the UK, you will be confident dealing with other health professionals


How will the course be delivered?

We will meet up online on 2 & 3 October and 11 &12 December 2021. Each day will have 4.5 live contact hours. 9.30 am - 4pm with a morning tea and lunch break

There will be three pre-recorded videos to watch before the first Q&A panel tutorial on Tuesday 12th October

You will need to conduct your 4 - 6 week Back Care Class Case Study and write a reflective assignment on the case study to be handed in by 1 Dec

Between the October and December modules there will be 2 small group tutorial sessions to assist you in the conduct of your case study. 



Weekend 1 Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd Oct live online 9.30am - 4.15pm

Tutorial 1 - Q&A expert panel Tuesday 12th Oct  7 - 8pm

Tutorial 2 - between 18 - 22nd Oct - option for a day session Tues or Thurs 10 - 11am or an evening Mon or Wed 7-8pm. 

Tutorial 3 - between 22 - 25th Nov - option for a day session Tues or Thurs 10 - 11am or an evening Mon or Wed 7pm. 

1 December: Case Study Assignment due

Weekend 2 Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th Dec live online 9.30am - 4pm


How many CPD points will you get?

This course will give you 30 CPD points.


Course fee

Standard course fee is $992

Fee for DPN members is $595

For more information or to discuss this course, please contact Ruth Gent on



Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 09:30
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 16:15
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yoga teacher, Hampshire

What I'll take away from today's postgrad workshop:- sharing with other yoga teachers from other yoga schools of yoga. Great explanation of the koshas and I'll add Salutation to the 4 Directions to my lessons.


Dru Ayurveda & Yoga workshop:- A thoroughly enjoyable day, enlightening me to how I can work on my health and happiness with minimal effort - great for a kapha type!

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retired, Minehead, Somerset, UK

I really enjoyed the activations. The relaxation was particularly good. The segmented vitality sequence - very useful technique. I also enjoyed the simplicity of the flowing tree sequence. I enjoyed my day practicing Dru Yoga with a lovely group of people. Thank you Padma, Anne, Sue and Bob.

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