Postgrad Back Care course in the Midlands

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2/3 June and 18/19 August 2018 The Dru Back Care course is a 24 hour course at diploma level, which is open to qualified Dru Yoga teachers and teachers from other accredited Kuuk yoga schools.

This 24-hour diploma course is open to qualified Dru Yoga teachers, and also to teachers from other schools of yoga. It is a stand- alone course, very practical and based on class teaching.

Course tutors: Dr Jane Fitzgerald, Padma McIntyre and senior Dru Yoga tutors

Course Objectives:

  • To give yoga teachers deeper knowledge, skills and confidence when teaching students with back problems in their classes.
  • To train yoga teachers to safely run effective back care classes.


Course content:

Anatomy, physiology and pathology of back conditions, common back conditions are encountered by yoga teachers

Evidence-base for yoga therapy and other approaches for managing back pain.

Introduction to the therapeutic use of the kosha and chakra models in back care yoga classes.

Experience of asanas tailored to the therapeutic relief of back pain

Specific techniques for deep relaxation of the spine.

Three customised and graduated back care programmes to use as templates for your classes. These programmes are based on recent scientific research using Dru Yoga techniques,


The programme will include a mixture of lectures and practical yoga sessions, with time for you to practice the skills you are learning. There will be a reflective practice portfolio assignment between weekends one and two, and small group practical assessments on the final day of the course


You will be provided with a full-colour course manual plus pdf’s of template class plans and home practice sheets to give to your students, as well as a pre-class health questionnaire. 


Feedback from previous back care courses:

“This course is going to enhance and change my yoga teaching. I want all of my students to feel empowered with strength and the freedom to move, not just those with back pain. It is also going to be a fantastic journey for me, for helping me with my own back pain.“    N.H.

“I taught the 6-week Dru Yoga back programme to a client who had uncontrolled epilepsy and chronic pain, which prevented him from sleeping more than two hours at a time. He now takes no painkillers and sleeps all night. So a big thank-you for the lesson plans.....they really work”.     J.B.

"The Dru team pool their vast and varied knowledge and experience to provide a comprehensive back care course”.      K. L.

"Great CPD – a natural and helpful progression for Dru teachers.  I have gained confidence in applying knowledge from my training to really help people with back pain.    C.J.

"This course has given me confidence and lots of practical techniques to help people who experience back pain."    P.H.


Provisional booking may be made by contacting Joshna Patel on

 We then require payment of £100 to confirm your booking. The balance becomes due by 30th April 2018. 

Please complete this registration form and return to Padma McIntyre (


Weekend 1:2/3 June 2018

Weekend 2: 18/19 August 2018

More course details

2nd June, 2018 9:00 AM   through   19th August, 2018 4:00 PM
Mobile: 07818 625567
Registration fee £ 100.00
Standard fee £ 380.00
DPN Members fee £ 320.00
Standard fee - £100 deposit £ 280.00
DPN Members fee - £100 deposit £ 220.00
Event Region
Dru Admin Region West Midlands
Global region UK & Eire
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Prices and booking

Cost: Initial Registration £100 (deducted from price of course)

DPN Members    £320 

Standard Fee    £380


CPD - professional development hours 24
CPD - Meditation professional dev hours 0
CPD - personal development hours 0
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  • You will learn about the common conditions of the back that will be encountered by yoga teachers.

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of back conditions;

  • Evidence base for therapeutic yoga and other approaches for managing back pain. 

  • Introduction to the therapeutic use of the kosha and chakra models in back care yoga classes. 

  • Experience of asanas tailored to the therapeutic relief of back pain. 

  • Specific techniques for deep relaxation of the spine. 

  • Evidence based, graduated programmes based on Dru Yoga, that you can use to develop your own yoga classes for clients experiencing back problems/pain.

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Shirley Campbell and students


  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start so we can get going on time.

  • Tea and coffee is provided, and if you need a packed lunch or any food please bring it along with you. 

  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, bottle of water, notepad and pen.


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The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton WV2 2AW



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What's next?


As a Dru graduate, you have access to a wide range of post graduate courses such as Dru Dance, Dru Kids and Teens, Dru Pre-natal Dru Yoga Therapy, the new Advanced Practitioner course as well as interesting CPD events and the opportunity to train as a yoga therapist. So many opportunities to add to and bring variety into your class and broaden your teaching experiences. Not to mention, the opportunity to come together with other Dru teachers and friends and share your love of Dru Yoga and Meditation.  Check out the courses at in the Post Graduate section



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