Dru Yoga foundation in the Midlands

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Dru Yoga foundation course in the Midlands. Thinking of joining the Dru Yoga teacher training course, but want to try it out first? Come and explore Dru in more depth on this Dru Yoga foundation course in the Midlands.

Dru Yoga foundation course

Thinking of joining the Dru Yoga teacher training course, but want to try it out first?  Come and explore Dru in more depth on this Dru Yoga foundation course in the Midlands.

Learn the principles of Dru Yoga: pranayama techniques, key classical postures done in the Dru style, flowing sequences, meditation, anatomy and physiology, chakras, koshas and philosophy.

Gain an excellent grounding in the essential foundations of Dru Yoga. Take your personal practice to a new level and deepen your understanding of its benefits.

This course will enable you to practise with confidence and has the added benefit that you can continue directly onto the Dru Yoga teacher training course if you wish, with the foundation weekends are credited to you.

Whether you plan to teach yoga, want to practise effectively by yourself at home, or would like to enhance your career as a therapist, the Dru Yoga teacher training course is for you! Whatever your yoga ambitions, you’ll find Dru Yoga an empowering, energising and balancing approach to vitality, health and wellbeing.

If you choose to continue with the teacher training course, you can do so smoothly and seamlessly. So, here are the dates for the foundation course, which you will note gives you 3 options for starting.

Course start dates

We are pleased to be able to offer you the option of 3 different intake dates for this course, which will then combine in September 2018 to form one teacher training course. 

Option one

Weekend one: 17-18 March 2018

Weekend two: 21-22 April 2018

Weekend three: 9 - 10 June 2018

Option two

Weekend one: 12-13 May 2018

Weekend two: 26-27 May 2018

Weekend three: 9 - 10 June 2018

Option three

4-day module (covers weekends 1-3): 2-5 August 2018

The course dates then combine from 8 - 9 September 2018 as below for the teacher training course, should you decide to continue on your Dru Yoga journey.

Don’t want to teach? That’s OK! You can choose to do this training to become a teacher or for your own personal development. About one third of our students do the course for their own personal growth, knowing that Dru’s deep insights into the body-mind system will make a huge contribution to their lives. Generally, these students find the ‘teacher-training’ aspects of the course very beneficial.

No matter what—you will begin to experience new, higher levels of energy resulting from establishing your own daily yoga practice.  You will also find that you are more relaxed and can cope better with the stresses of everyday life. Above all, this is the start of a wonderful period of in-depth learning, building personal and professional skills, establishing new friendships and an exciting journey of self-discovery! 

Since 1985 we have trained thousands of Dru Yoga teachers world wide, with many hundreds currently in training. Half our students start to teach before graduation, helping to recoup their costs. 

Full course dates

3 foundation weekends + 13 x non residential weekends

Intake 1 - March 2018

Intake 2 - May 2018

Intake 3 - August 2018

Sept 8/9 – weekend 4

Oct 6/7
 - weekend 5

Nov 17/18
 - weekend 6

Jan 19/20   2019
 - weekend 7

March 9/10
 - weekend 8

April 13/14 – weekend 9

May 18/19
 - weekend 10

July 20/21 – weekend 11

Sept 7/8 – weekend 12

Oct 12/13 – weekend 13

Nov 16/17
 - weekend 14

Jan 18/19   2020 – weekend 15

Feb 29/ Mar 1 – weekend 16


12th May, 2018 11:00 PM   through   10th June, 2018 5:00 PM
Dover Street
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV14 6AL
United Kingdom
Phone: 01902 409164
non-refundable deposit (total cost £660) £ 220.00
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Course structure

3 weekends

12 - 13 May 2018

26 - 27 May 2018

9 - 10 June 2018


3 x £220


Whatever your yoga ambitions, you’ll find Dru Yoga a fresh, energetic, positive and complete approach to health and well being.

Any questions? Call 01902 409164 or email midlands@druworldwide.com

Please note bookings are essential


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Maristowe, Dover Street, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 6AL


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Dru Yoga research

At Dru, our on-going research programmes enable our yoga teachers to work more closely with large employers such as county councils and the NHS.  A study published in September 2012 in the Journal of Occupational Medicine, showed that Dru Yoga significantly reduced both stress and back pain at work—two of the key factors leading to sickness absence at work (costing the British employers more than £5 billion per year).

In this study, Dru Yoga teacher trainer Ned Hartfiel and other researchers at Bangor University recruited more than 70 employees from Conwy County Council and randomized them into a Dru Yoga group (who received one 50 minute Dru Yoga session each week for 8 weeks, along with a 20 min DVD for home practice) and a control group (who received no intervention).

After the eight week programme, the Dru Yoga Group scores (when compared with the control group) were significantly lower for perceived stress, back pain, sadness and hostility, and much higher for feeling self-assured, attentive and serene.

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Dru Yoga teacher training course prospectus

In this comprehensive prospectus you'll find lots of information about the course.

  • What is Dru Yoga?

  • How is Dru Yoga different from other types of yoga?

  • Dru Yoga research

  • Is the course for me?

  • Course contents

  • Home study

  • Reflective learning sheets

  • Earn as you learn

  • Course manuals

  • Dru Professional Network

  • FAQs

  • Where can I train? etc etc.

Download the prospectus >

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How is Dru different from other types of yoga?

Dru Yoga works to balance the chakras (energy centres of the body) and to access the powerful energy of the heart.

Key principles

  1. Energy Block Release sequences are easy-to-practise, flowing movements that help to release tension physically, mentally and emotionally.

  2. The spinal wave and spinal twist are core features of Dru, enhancing spinal health and vitality.

  3. Joints are kept relaxed and soft during movement (as in tai chi). This creates flexibility and a free flow of subtle energy.

  4. A deep undertanding of core stability.

In Dru Yoga all movements originate from the spine because a flexible, healthy spine supports your entire yoga practice. Within the flow of movement, Dru Yoga creates powerful moments of stillness which we call ‘Dru points’.Dru Yoga works to balance the chakras (energy centres of the body) and to access the powerful energy of the heart.

Dru Yoga includes:

  • classical yoga asanas (postures)

  • pranayama (the science of breath)

  • mudras (hand gestures)

  • positive affirmations

  • empowering visualisations

  • deep relaxations

  • sequences performed in a flowing and dynamic style.

Record the start dates of all the sessions (days/weekends/modules) in this teacher training course.

If a weekend/module starts in the evening, use that day as the start date.

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