Ayurveda Foundation Course 2021 | DruYoga.com



Unlock the secrets to your health


Learn health-enhancing principles that you can easily apply to your life.

Unlock the power of nature and reconnect with your original vibrant and joy-filled Self.

Learn how to apply the vast benefits of practical Ayurveda into your daily habits so that your digestion improves, your mind clears, you avoid burnout and your charisma shines.  

Practical ayurveda can help you...

reduce stress, worry and fatigue
maintain a healthy weight
keep a balanced hormonal system
minimise inflammation
reduce symptoms of illness and disease
cleanse and detox the body
help overcome insomnia
reduce bloating and constipation
create healthy and glowing skin
improve conditions such as arthritis, tight muscles, IBS, coughs and colds.


Yes, all the sessions are uploaded to a private online network. You can ask questions in the chat and to the tutor in your buddy group. If you would like a question answered in the Live sessions, then you just need to pose the question beforehand and watch the recording afterward.


Ask Cathy Cummins:

"I have learned so much to take on board and implement. When I came I had erratic energy with little motivation. Leaving now with boundless energy and infinite motivation. Thank you, thank you."  

Mark Carr

"I have really enjoyed learning about another approach to lifting my level of health up higher. The teaching team make it very accessible and interesting as well as interactive. Thank you."

L.B. (shop manager)

"This course was amazing. It was educational and fun. I learned loads which I can put in to practice straight away. Thank you."

H.C. (therapist)

Ayurveda Foundation delivered by Dru Australasia

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Sail gracefully through life

Re-connect with the vibrant joy of your original nature and navigate from your own 'true north'.

The power is in your hands to create a new and abundant future.
Experience radiant health and boundless energy.
Deepen your love, compassion, and acceptance of all beings.

Reclaim your natural joy

  • Day 1
    Introductory live session on Zoom. (approx 2 hours - 11.00am - 1.00pm)
    + online workshops to watch in your own time over the next 7 days (about 5 hours needed to watch all videos of week 1)
    + regular interactive online engagement with the group & tutors 
  • Day 2 Wednesday eve tutorial (6.30-7.30)
  • Day 3
    Live session on Zoom (approx 2 hours - 11.00am - 1.00pm))
    + online workshops to watch in your own time over the next 7 days (about 5 hours needed to watch all videos of week 2)
    + regular interactive online engagement with the group & tutors 
  • Day 4 Wednesday eve tutorial  (6.30-7.30)
  • Day 5
    Live session on Zoom (approx 2 hours - 11.00am - 1.00pm)
    + online workshops to watch in your own time over the next 7 days (about 4 hours needed to watch all videos of week 3)
    + regular interactive online engagement with the group & tutors  
  • Day 6 Wednesday eve tutorial  (6.30-7.30)
  • Day 7
    Final Live session on Zoom (approx 2 hours - 11.00am - 1.00pm)) 

Also Included:

  • Regular interactive online engagement with the group and tutors 
  • Fully illustrated course materials  

  • Replays available of all live and pre-recorded sessions for 12 months 

Immerse yourself in Ayurveda, learning health-enhancing principles which you can easily apply to your life.
​​​​​​​The curriculum will include:

  • the 5 elements
  • the 3 doshas (find out which dosha you are)
  • the 3 gunas
  • the 20 gunas
  • Vata, Pitta and Kapha in-depth
  • food plans for vata, pitta and kapha (and how to adjust a menu according to needs of different doshas)
  • how to correct imbalances through diet
  • faulty food combining
  • agni and ama
  • different types of agni in the body - the 40 fires
  • ama pachana (simple detox, the ayurvedic way)
  • panchakarma
  • the dhatus and the process of digestion
  • the healing power of herbs and spices (your kitchen is your medicine chest)
  • how to correct imbalances through lifestyle
  • dinacharya (a daily routine to keep you vibrant)
  • seasonal changes
  • prana, tejas and ojas 
  • 6 stages of disease

Bonus material:

  • practicals—cooking your ayurvedic meal for the seasons
  • yoga for the doshas
  • simple tongue diagnosis
  • overview ayurvedic therapies

Shona Sutherland  
De-mystifying Ayurveda 
Shona has studied Ayurveda with different experts in India and the UK over many years. She has worked in the NHS as a nurse. She is an exceptional Ayurveda practitioner and therapist and is now pioneering the Dru Ayurveda Health Coach Course. Her unique skill is in adapting this ancient science to modern lifestyles.

Mansukh Patel  
Optimal health through intelligent lifestyle 
Mansukh is co-founder of Dru and the World Peace Flame initiative. He has authored 15 books and DVDs and is the subject of 49 documentaries. With a doctorate in cancer toxicology, Mansukh combines his scientific knowledge with Osteopathy, Dru Yoga & Ayurveda to develop a vibrant approach to health. 

Annie Jones  
Co-founder of Dru, Annie has over 30 years of experience in yoga, health and nutrition, Annie’s skill is in teaching how Ayurveda influences spiritual and physical evolution. She is a specialist in Live Blood Analysis and Dry Blood Analysis—where you can see your doshas in action from a tiny drop of blood!

André Hartwich  
Bridging yoga, meditation and Ayurveda
André has studied with many yoga masters and brings a unique depth to his teaching. He will help you gain a clear understanding of how to get the most from the ancient sister sciences of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.

Keith Squires  
A master of ‘Anna yoga’—the yoga of food
Keith combines his background in nutrition, Ayurveda, herbalism and cookery with over 30 years as a plant-based chef. Author of cookbook ’Cooking with Love’ his cookery lessons are legendary. Teaching around the world, his events are hugely entertaining and full of practical knowledge on cookery and how to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. His popular blog is full of free resources: keithonfood.com

Janey Fitzgerald  
Body-mind connection 
A GP for 30 years, Janey also practices Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. She has taught GPs throughout her career, and now teaches medical students about complementary therapies. She lectures and trains in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda around the UK. Janey bridges ancient and modern approaches to health and healing.

Katharina Albers  
Living with the laws of nature
Katharina has studied and trained as a specialist in Ayurveda with various renowned schools and teachers in Germany, Switzerland, the US and the UK. With her expert guidance and her fascination for nature’s perfection, she brings a powerful insight on how to create health and harmony in our busy western lives.

Barbara Worrall  
The spiritual laws of food
Barbara applies her knowledge of yoga and meditation in the kitchen to create a recipe for total healing. She trains students in Ayurvedic cooking, and in adapting recipes for a range of different dietary needs. She has run vegetarian cafes in London and Wales for many years and will help you to discover the healing and spiritual power of your food.

Anita Goswami  
Ayurveda and spirituality
Anita is a specialist in balancing the more subtle doshas of the mind 
and emotions. She is the author of a number of books on yoga, health 
and well-being, and she brings insight and depth to your understanding 
of Ayurveda.

Sandra Leary  
Relax and heal your body
Sandra is an experienced Ayurveda masseur, and has profoundly healing energy. She has a great insight into medicated oils and how they can support the healing process of Ayurveda. Sandra is also a trained yoga teacher and brings this skill to the Ayurveda courses.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the oldest holistic healing system in the world, originating over 6,000 years ago. The name Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit words 'ayur' meaning life and 'veda' meaning knowledge. In a broad sense, it means knowing how to maintain a long and healthy life. The aim of our retreats and courses is to teach you how to use easily ayurvedic principles to put you back in control of your own health in every way: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

There is a huge resurgence of interest in this ancient science. Now is the time to embark on this extraordinary journey, one that can turn an interest in natural health into an awakening of consciousness or a new career. Ayurveda’s holistic and integrated approach to health will allow you to reconnect with your original nature and so remain energised and centred. In our busy world we have lost our connection with natural rhythms. Our working day now flows into the night as electronic devices stay on late and we travel across time zones at high speed. Ayurveda provides the tools to help you manage these ever-changing, ever-moving lifestyles. You can optimise your health and wellbeing on every level.

Join the Ayurveda Foundation Course

Immerse yourself in Ayurveda, learning health-enhancing principles that you can easily apply to your life. This course will give you the tools to create an optimum diet and lifestyle unique to your individual make-up, promoting excellent health and wellbeing. 


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As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.

David Frawley