Postgrad Back Care & Wellbeing Course for Social Prescribing - Oct 2022 - Mar 2023

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Open to all qualified yoga teachers, this postgrad Dru back care and wellbeing certificate course will provide you with an in-depth training based on the latest research in crucial topics facing all yoga teachers today.  You'll learn how to confidently address wellbeing issues centred around back pain, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and other mental health concerns. 

Open to all qualified yoga teachers, this postgrad Dru back care and wellbeing certificate course will provide you with an in-depth training based on the latest research in crucial topics facing all yoga teachers today.  You'll learn how to confidently address wellbeing issues centred around back pain, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and other mental health concerns. 

You'll receive the training you need to offer easy-to-apply yoga approaches to these conditions, giving you the capability to work within the NHS*, corporate settings and any yoga class environment.


What does the course include?

  • 16 hours of live online teaching (and downloadable replays of these sessions).
  • An additional 10 hours of downloadable teaching sessions that you can study in your own time.
  • Tutor-guided small groups that will help you deepen your understanding of the material, based on case studies and medical and yoga topics.
  • A comprehensive 50-page manual – including teaching plans, medical guidelines and background research.

What will you learn?

  • 3 extensive and progressive yoga programmes on which to base your back care and wellbeing classes.
  • Programmes for mental health and wellbeing.
  • A trauma-sensitive and compassionate teaching approach to working with health issues.
  • Insights into the latest research on the many functions of the vagus nerve, musculofascial release, the psoas muscle.
  • New approaches breathing and relaxation techniques.
  • You'll dive into the nuances of 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 much greater understanding of the human relaxation response.

Where can it take you?

  • This course will revolutionize the way you’re teaching your current yoga classes.
  • Feel confident to start teaching in business or other workplace settings.
  • Become equipped to start teaching in the NHS*, social prescribing* and other contexts. 

Dru senior tutors are part of the national workgroup setting standards for social prescribing, so you'll be aligned with the latest national requirements as a yoga teacher.  

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be spread over 4 live online teaching days (see below for dates), each followed by a live, interactive tutorial session. 

To refine your skills, there is a component of personal study which you will prepare and then explore in tutorials and small group sessions. 

How many CPD points will you get?

If you are a member of the Dru Professional Network you will be able to accrue 30 CPD hours for attendance at this event. Attendees from other yoga schools will need to check individually for their own CPD credits.

Social prescribing and Yoga within the NHS are newly evolving possibilities in the UK, and at this early stage funding is by no means easy. Nevertheless, the course will equip you to be a highly effective yoga teacher in a health care setting, enabling you to respond to whatever opportunities are available in your areas.


2nd Oct 2022, 11:00 to 19th Mar 2023, 17:00
Online streaming and zoom in UK time - UTC+1—wherever you have access to a computer or phone
United Kingdom
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Registration Fee £475.00
DPN discount rate £420.00
Wellbeing upgrade only £255.00
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Course fee

Standard:  £395

DPN members: £345

Want to upgrade the Dru Back Care Certificate you already have?
You can take part in this course, receive all the downloads, and participate in the small group sessions for only £185.

For more information or to discuss this course, please contact the team on


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Post Grad Back Care & Well Being Learning Outcomes: 

  • learn how to assess who can benefit from back care and wellbeing yoga lessons
  • current medical approaches to back care and mental wellbeing 
  • yoga philosophy such as the Patanjali Sutras and their relevance in this context
  • how to adapt yoga techniques simply and safely
  • how to create a safe and welcoming environment
  • deeper understanding of the importance of the relaxation response
  • how to guide people into relaxation gently and effectively in a variety of different ways
  • how to support students to breathe more easily and effectively; and
  • how to support students who are dealing with mental and physical challenges.

This course gives you 30 CPD points, which covers 2 years' CPD.


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Course Dates

This CPD course will run over two modules:

First module - 2nd and 23rd October 2022 11.00am-1.00pm & 3.00-5.00pm 

Second module - 26th February and 19th March 2023   11.00am-1.00pm & 3.00-5.00pm 

Tutorial groups will be one hour sessions, usually in the week after each day of the course:

Tutorial dates tbc

You will need to complete both modules and complete the extra-curricular studies to receive the course certification.


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We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.  Booking online requires payment in full. 


If your cancellation is received by us, in writing, more than 28 days before the start of the course, you will receive a full refund of the paid balance, minus the non-refundable deposit. For cancellations received between 28 and 21 days before the start date, we will refund 75% of the paid balance. For cancellations received between 21 and 14 days, we will refund 50% of the paid balance. Unfortunately we cannot give a refund for cancellations made less than 14 days before a course. T&Cs All information included in any of our publicity is correct at the time of going to print and is subject to change. Whilst every effort is made to provide the programmes and services as advertised, we do not accept liability for any changes we may have to make. All dates, prices, programmes and specified tutors are subject to change without prior notice. If you have any queries regarding the courses, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that by booking on a course or retreat, you agree to these terms and conditions.

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