Is this course for me? Yes!
This course is designed for everyone:
if you love yoga and are passionate about your health
if you want to grow and reach your full potential
if you want to make a difference to your community and the planet
So, are you ready to have the best day of your life every day, to learn the tools to respond to life’s stresses rather than react and to grow in confidence with a feeling of total empowerment?
This is no ordinary teacher training course. This course is designed around your personal transformation and how you take it out into the world.
Since 1986 when we first developed this course, over 5000 people have surpassed their goals and taken their life, practice and teaching to new heights of possibility.
About the Course
Why Train with Us?
Discover what you can achieve through letting go of your limits and how Dru Yoga can help you move forward in your life.
Dru yoga teaches you to stand in your power and live with authenticity. It’s not just about movement techniques - it’s about reaching your goals with a positive and awakened mind. Teaching Dru yoga means sharing this with everyone around you.
Dru Yoga is an evidence-based, therapeutic style of yoga. It’s graceful, potent and based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation.
Dru uplifts body, mind and spirit, improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and rejuvenating your whole being.
Throughout your training you will have access to various methods of support. From the main tutors, to the support tutors, a worldwide community of like-minded people as well as all of the unique online resources Dru has to offer.
Our online resources have been specifically designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of what is covered in each module. You will have free, unlimited access to hundreds of classes and short, individual yoga practices. Keep scrolling to see some examples of our resources.
- 42 classical asanas
Any practice you will learn comes with a wide range of modifications and health considerations to suit each individual student.
- Activations & Body Preps
Learn how to prepare the body appropriately for asana practice:
> principles of activations and warm-ups
> learn how to strengthen and/or stretch over 30 different muscle groups
- 18 Dru Yoga sequences
These have been designed to enhance the five levels of human experience: physical, energetic, emotional, rational and spiritual, as well as to energise and balance the chakra system.
- Home practice
How to establish your personal space and practice at home.
- Anatomy & physiology
To teach yoga safely you need to know how asana and pranayama practice can affect human physiology. The course gives you a basic understanding of the nine systems of the body, particularly how the appropriate yoga practices can enhance their functioning.
You will also learn about yoga solutions for the most common respiratory, musculoskeletal, digestive and mental conditions so you are equipped to meet the needs of your students.
- 20 pranayama techniques
- 16 Dru meditation techniques
Including seven chakra visualisation techniques.
- 6 relaxation techniques
- Yoga philosophy
includes an introduction to:
> the origins of yoga
> Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
> Bhagavad Gita
> bhakti yoga
> anna yoga
> how yoga philosophy can be applied to modern-day living
- Subtle anatomy
An important aspect of teaching yoga is an understanding of subtle energetics. You will be guided in the exploration of:
> the Pancha Kosha system (the five layers of human experience) and the flow of prana
> a practical understanding of the chakras and an introduction to the nadis
> subtle practices including a range of mudras and bandhas (energy locks).
- Teaching Practice
In-depth training in how to deliver a safe, supportive class to all students including class energetics.
Want more detail? Download the prospectus
From FAQs to Course Content, you’ll get a really good idea of what to expect with our training course including: how to develop your yoga career, the difference between therapeutic yoga and yoga therapy and all the extra resources you’ll have available as a Dru student.
Download a sample course manual
Over the duration of the course will receive 16 well-crafted, fully illustrated, detailed course manuals to assist your home learning process. They are an invaluable support both during the course and in your life as a practising Dru Yoga teacher.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out if the Dru course is for me?
Roll up your yoga mat and come along to experience what it’s actually like to be on the course at one of our try out days.
You'll meet the tutors, check out course manuals, get your questions answered and experience the power, joy and stillness that is Dru Yoga.
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Can I trial the course?
You can attend the first 4 weekends of the Teacher Training as a Foundation Course. It provides an excellent grounding in the essential foundations of Dru Yoga and is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of Dru and take your personal practice to a new level, but without the commitment to become a yoga teacher.
Completing the Foundation Course gives you the option to continue your teacher training with your current course group, postpone and re-start within a year or even to change location to any of our international courses with the first quarter credited to you.
What if I miss some course days?
We are an international school and our syllabus is standard throughout the world. If you miss sessions you can catch up in two ways:
1 By visiting a Dru Yoga course elsewhere (no extra tuition charged) when that part of the course is being taught, either within the UK or overseas.
2 Locally in a one-to-one or group session (at tutor’s discretion - an additional cost applies).
When can I start teaching yoga?
Midway through your training course (after 1 year) we will carefully monitor your progress and together with the completion of your up-to-date written work, this will enable you to start promoting and teaching your own yoga classes as a student teacher.
- Earn as you learn
To make it as cost-effective as possible for you to train as a Dru Yoga teacher, halfway through the course (after getting the go-ahead from your tutors) you can begin your formal teaching experience as a student teacher. If you gather a group of six friends together each week, and ask them to pay you £5 each, you would make enough to cover 80-90% of your average monthly payments.
Is there any home study required?
The home study component of your course is experience-based and particularly designed to help you monitor your practice and knowledge of Dru Yoga. Its primary function is to help you consolidate what you are learning and anchor the skills you will need as a yoga teacher.
There are five assignments:
- Caring for the spine
- Lesson planning
- Chakra project
- Yoga philosophy
What course manuals or materials do I have access to?
You will receive 16 well-crafted, fully illustrated, detailed course manuals to assist your home learning process. They are an invaluable support both during the course and in your life as a practising Dru Yoga teacher.
How much home practice do I need to do?
You will be asked to study certain practices in greater depth, and to write down in some detail how the practice has evolved for you and how it has affected you physically, energetically and emotionally. This reflective learning helps you to gain insight and clarity and you will find that your personal reflections become an invaluable teaching aid.