The 4 Pillars of Dru |


4 Pillars of Dru

Dru is a community of thousands of like-minded people throughout the world who are inspired by the same vision - building global unity for world peace.

Some live in ashram settings to fully focus on bringing yoga, meditation, health and spiritual teachings to the world. Others are working professionals, teaching yoga and meditation outside their day-time job and/or family responsibilities.

No matter what we do - we all build our lives around what we call the four pillars of Dru: Sadhana, Seva, Satsang & Sanga.

"The Dru Experience is an opportunity for you to explore what this framework how this framework could add value to your life."


Spiritual Practice

Sadhana (Sanskrit: साधन) is a daily spiritual practice. It represents a disciplined surrendering of the ego, which can be done by yoga, pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting and even more advanced yogic practices. At Dru we all take time for our personal Sadhana in the morning, but we also highly value communal Sadhana. We come together, mostly evenings for a spiritual ceremony, in which we offer the light and honour the elements (arati). We also do traditional fire ceremonies (yagna) and love frequent music sessions (kirtan) with our amazing harmonium, tabla and guitar players!



Seva is the Sanskrit word for selfless service. Seva, sometimes also referred to as Karma Yoga, the yoga of action, is an essential way to develop spiritually. It is an expression of our inner love. Since its creation in 1978, the Dru team and vision has been built on the principle of selfless service (seva) to realise its mission and develop its presence in the world. Every person staying at the Dru centre is expected to serve the community in some capacity in the community.

  • Support of day-to-day operations, i.e. courses, online marketing, filming, social media and much more
  • Preparing meals and helping in the kitchen,
  • Preparing spiritual gatherings
  • Maintenance: general maintenance of facilities and grounds
  • Cleaning, laundry and similar duties


Sharing of truth

Satsang is a Sanskrit term that refers to a sharing of truth. Any gathering in which spiritual teachings, reflection and discussion take place with the aim of sparking spiritual insight is called Satsang. At Dru, Satsang has a very high importance on the agenda of the community. Anyone who is part of the community has the opportunity to participate in Satsang several times a week. Some of our Satsang are long and planned advance, others happen spontaneously and can be short and very practical. They discuss spiritual principles and can be based on teachings from scriptures, such as the Bhagavad Gita, the Bhagavata Purana or the Upanishads.



Sangha is a Sanskrit word that means "association", "assembly", "company" or "community." Dru was created on the 6th of May 1978, when 5 students from Bangor university decided to stay together and live their life as a Sanga. More than 40 years later this Sanga has grown ever since and is still one of the most important values in our lives, it is the love and care that is created by putting the community first. Besides our communal Sadhana, Seva and Satsangs, we also love going for walks, outdoor activities and little trips in the stunning mountains of Snowdonia National park, Anglesey and its surroundings.



We suggest a donation between £10 and £20 per night towards food and accommodation, depending on the length of your stay.

How to apply

We have limited spaces available. Interested individuals can apply by sending in their application form to

Length of stay

We accept applications for a minimum stay of 2 weeks, and a maximum stay of two months. If you are staying for one month or longer, the first two weeks of your stay will be considered a trial period.

Community rules

Our community is strictly vegetarian and alcohol free. We expect anyone who comes and stay with us to observe these same choices for the length of their stay.

"The Dru Ashram Experience is an opportunity for you to explore what this framework how this framework could add value to your life."