Postgrad - Back care course in the North East, Mar 2019

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The Dru Yoga Back Care course is a 30 point CPD course at diploma level, which is open to qualified Dru Yoga teachers and teachers from other accredited yoga schools. 24 points for contact hours with 6 points for personal research

This taught 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.

The 30 CPD points comprises 24 points for contact hours plus 6 points (a minimum of 6 hours) for personal research.  The course is held over two non-residential weekends.

Course tutors: Dr Janey Fitzgerald and Nanna Coppens with experienced support

Weekend 1: 30th & 31st March 2019
Weekend 2: 1st & 2nd June 2019

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 conditions of the back that will be 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 programmes to use as templates for yoga back classes. These programmes are based on recent research results with Dru Yoga.

Here's a sample video from the Healthy Back Programme for you


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 last day.

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:

“It’s not just about backs! This course is going to enhance, no actually 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 my own journey with back pain. “

"An essential part of your Dru Toolkit"

“I taught the 6 week Dru Yoga Back therapy programme to a client who had uncontrolled epilepsy and chronic pain, which prevented him from sleeping more than two hours at 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 a Dru Yoga teacher.  I have gained confidence in considering knowledge I have from my training in respect to the therapeutic area."

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

"It will give you the confidence not to be scared of helping people with back pain through your yoga classes."


Provisional booking may be made by contacting Mona Fairholme on

We then require payment of £50 to confirm your booking.

30th March, 2019 10:00 AM   through   2nd June, 2019 5:00 PM
Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie Lane
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18 5HD
United Kingdom

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Phone: 07534 006092
Event Fee(s)
Registration fee £ 50.00
Standard fee - full £ 375.00
DPN Members fee - full £ 350.00
Early Bird Standard fee (Before 31st January 2019) £ 350.00
Early Bird DPN Members fee (Before 31st January 2019) £ 325.00
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Dru Admin Region Leeds and the North East
Global region UK & Eire
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Prices and booking

Cost: Initial Registration £50 (deducted from price of course)

Dru Professional Members:    £350 

Standard Fee:    £375

Early Bird;   Book before 31st January 2019

Dru Professional Members:    £325 

Standard Fee:    £350

CPD - professional development hours 30
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


  • Meet the tutors

  • 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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Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD

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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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