Meditation Foundation Course (Snowdonia) starts Nov 2018 or Jan 2019

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

What is Dru Meditation?

Dru Meditation is about developing techniques and practices that will help you to remain calm and focused whilst navigating the challenges of life.  It will help you discover a mindful awareness, or a still point within, by exploring the science of meditation.  This is done uniquely in Dru Meditation, by focusing on the different levels, or koshas,  through which we experience the world, taking the awareness from the physical through to the deepest layer of our being.

 

‘Dru Meditation enables you to bring your practice to the next level, leaves you feeling light and gives you a way forward.’

Karan, Dru Yoga teacher, Cheltenham

 

Dru Meditation foundation course

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

The Dru Meditation course

On the Dru Meditation course you will learn a holistic process of meditation, from its most physical techniques to the most subtle awareness of your own energy.  You will explore different styles of meditation through your own practice will find real inner peace. You’ll explore movement to prepare for meditation as well as the breathing and relaxation techniques that are an important preparation for sitting. You will also learn the art of teaching meditation to others, and guiding them through that same process.  This is more than just a course – it is also a powerful transformational journey. It provides you with the tools to examine and transform ways of being that you find unhelpful so that you can transform them and engage with your life in a positive and successful way.

Amongst other things, you will learn:

  • Meditations for awakening each kosha
  • A deeper understanding of subtle energy
  • Dru prana kriyas
  • Pranayama to enhance meditation practice
  • Mudras for meditation, health and emotional wellbeing
  • Structuring and planning meditation classes
  • Meditative prayer and contemplation techniques
  • Chanting/singing and mantra meditation
  • Meditation for healing the body and the earth
  • Meditation in the workplace
  • Concentration techniques to develop your focus for successful meditation

‘Dru Meditation helps me calm my thoughts and navigate my life.’ Raj, yoga teacher

'I find Dru meditation really helps to bring balance in myself in this hurly burly world. It is a wonderful tool to take out and share with others.’ Judith, remedial therapist, Abergavenny

How do I prepare to come?

We encourage you to have attended two Dru Meditation retreats before the Meditation course. It helps if you are familiar with some of the basic Dru Yoga and Meditation techniques taught on those retreats, and helps us move the whole group ahead at the same pace. These include:
  • Working knowledge of Energy Block Release 1, 2 & 3 and other Dru Yoga sequences
  • Experience of the Prana Kriya techniques
  • Good knowledge of the Vertical Alignment, Blue Mist and other Dru techniques
  • An established meditation practice
  • Knowledge of the chakras and subtle energy systems
 

Two intake options

We are offering a second intake option for the Dru Meditation foundation course to be held in January 2019.
 

Module 1

Start date option 1a : 22 November 2018

Start date option 1b : 17 January 2019

Module 2

28 February to 5 March 2019

 

More details can be found on our website www.druyoga.com.   If it’s not possible to achieve these preparations, you can catch up with a mentoring session from one of the tutors.
For more information call 01248 602900
or email: hello@druworldwide.com

 

When
22nd November, 2018 5:00 PM   through   27th November, 2018 1:30 PM
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Registration £ 150.00
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Course structure



This course consists of two five-day modules. Modules run from Thursday evening to Tuesday after lunch. The course is residential, held in the beautiful location of Snowdonia Mountain Lodge in North Wales. This is the dedicated Dru Yoga Centre, a beautiful venue which contributes to the process of meditation. Time in nature forms an important part of our meditation experience, and the stunning mountains and fresh air bring an extra sense of stillness!



What if I miss a module?



While there is some flexibility around the course (if you miss a module in Wales you can catch up in London, the Midlands or Scotland) 



What does it cost?



There is a one-off, non-refundable Registration Fee of £150 *

 



Course Tuition



2 x payments of £305 



Residential Fees



£300 per module which includes accommodation, all meals and refreshments during breaks.  There is a supplementary charge for a single room of £150 per module.  



** On some occasions we may suggest that you do some more preparation before joining the course, or that another stream of Dru would better serve you. If that happens your deposit is fully refundable. 

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Applying is easy!



Simply download and fill in the application form



Then ask your yoga teacher, a colleague or friend to write you a reference



Send your application and reference back to the Dru team



We will be in touch to arrange an interview or a session at a nearby try-out day.



Reserve your place on the course by paying your registration fee*



 



What now?



We'll review your application and references and get back to you shortly.  We’d normally want to meet you or speak with you by phone or skype, so we’ll be in touch to arrange an interview. Alternatively, you could attend a session at a try out day.



 



* On some occasions we may suggest that you do some more preparation before joining the course, or that another stream of Dru would better serve you. If that happens your deposit is fully refundable. 



Where to send your application form:



Post application form to: 



Dru International Training Centre, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon Valley, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 3LX



Email application form to: hello@druworldwide.com 



One of your tutors will then call you to answer all your questions and a short phone interview.

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Course contents



The course has been designed as a foundation to the Meditation teacher training course and you will experience the beginning of a powerful transformational journey that provides you with the tools to examine and transform ways of being that you find unhelpful so that you can engage with your life in a positive and successful way.



It takes you deeply into the science of meditation, showing how to bring your awareness from the physical body, through to the deepest layers of your being. It’s a systematic approach to working with the five koshas, which are the different levels through which we express ourselves in the world.



Looking at the physical level, you’ll experience the body as a gateway to the quiet mind.



Working with the energetic layer, you’ll establish and deepen your awareness of energy flow within the body. You’ll also learn how to access the individual and universal life-force that enables you to maintain, generate and store internal energy.



You’ll explore how to engage creatively with emotional energy.



Moving on, you’ll examine the different levels of the mind and the nature of thought. As you reconnect with your original dynamic energy and passion for life you’ll discover that you have access to a constant flow of creative ideas and an understanding of your place in the world. 



Amongst other things, you’ll learn:



Meditation essentials e.g. optimising your sitting posture and environment as well as overcoming resistances to your practice



Dru prana kriyas, pranayama, mudra and visualisation techniques



Meditations for each layer of awareness (kosha) – physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual and connectedness



A deep understanding of subtle energy



Contemplation techniques



Chanting/singing and mantra meditation



Meditation for healing the body and the earth



Meditation in the workplace



Structuring and planning meditation classes



Managing group energetics in a meditation class

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What if I’m new to Dru Meditation?



Previous knowledge of meditation is not necessary as there are several options to help you gain the necessary experience. Generally, as a precursor to the foundation course, we suggest that you:



attend a preparatory Dru Meditation retreat



book a personal mentoring with a senior Dru Meditation tutor



purchase a copy of the Dru Yoga book Stillness in Motion and join the Dru Yoga Online Studio, particularly learning the main Energy Block Release sequences



have a basic knowledge of the chakras and subtle anatomy



attend a Dru Yoga class regularly if possible



subscribe to the Dru Meditation Online course



Teaching skills



There will be on-going brief teaching practice assignments throughout the course. Your tutors and peers will assess your final teaching practice. For this you’ll be asked to teach at least three different aspects of meditation to your fellow students.



Assessments: projects and assignments



If you wish to graduate from this course and continue with the Meditation teacher training course there are a number of assessment processes built into the course. On this course the emphasis for your assignments is on your personal practice, and a meditation journal that we ask you to keep as a record of your personal practice. There will also be a written assignment, as well as revision exercises during the course days. These revision exercises will help you keep up to date with the course syllabus. They are organised in a stress-free, informal way.



Course manuals



We provide detailed course manuals to assist your home learning process, although much of what you learn will come directly from your tutors. The notes in the manuals are intended as aids to help you remember; they are a foundation to support your own experience. They can never substitute for live tuition.

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Venue



Snowdonia Mountain Lodge



Nant Ffrancon Valley



Bethesda



North Wales



LL57 3LX

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