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Testimonials about Dru Yoga and Meditation

What people say about Dru...

Lynne Bell

Business woman, Cheshire
Topic: Ayurveda

Peter Oliver

Occupational Health Doctor, Cheshire
Topic: Ayurveda

Lorraine Clissold

Chef, Yorkshire
Topic: Ayurveda

Vicky Copeman

Physiotherapist, Yorkshire
Topic: Ayurveda

Anita Goswami

Senior Dru Ayurveda Tutor, The Netherlands
Topic: Ayurveda

Anita Goswami

Senior Dru Ayurveda Tutor, the Netherlands
Topic: Ayurveda

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Your experiences

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Sophia

Coach, Hebden Bridge
Having recently had open heart surgery I was hesitant to as to what yoga I could do. Dru has just proved to me that it is accessible to all. Thank you

Yvonne

Staff Nurse, Port Talbot
This course has really changed me. I feel more confident and it has started me on a much more spiritual path in life. My self-esteem has improved and continues to with each module. 
Dru Yoga is very special, beautiful and powerful on all levels

J.T.

I not only feel empowered to teach but also empowered to be me.

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Margaret Ford

Scotland
Thanks to all the Dru team for such a wonderful 3 weeks on the Spirituality of Yoga course.  I thank you with so much gratitude for the knowledge and wisdom shared by all teachers.  To feel the richness of the love and support was quite profound. Finding your inner peace and stillness is your natural state and this course gave you the tools through yoga, meditation, mantra and nature to help with your spiritual quest.    It was also so beautiful to be part of a community from all over the world with people of like mind who want to make a difference on our amazing earth. Namaste.
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Janet

IT Consultant, High Wycomb

The training is about so much more than the asanas, it is very holistic. The pace is at the right level, every asana is refreshed so you get the opporunity to learn how to do it correctly.

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Alison Hayward

Surveyor, Honiton, Devon, UK

I enjoyed the challenging yoga moves with Padma before and after lunch. It was a beautiful day for me - an opportunity to take care of my wellbeing and remind myself of good practice that I can do at home, with kindness to myself.

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Lauren Prideaux

Events administrator

If I could tell myself one thing when I started the course, it would be to Believe. To believe in me, in the training, in the higher goal. The course has given me confidence in myself and shown me that I know more than I think, and am more capable than I ever thought. Inspiring individual both tutors and students have given such support to me and it has been truly a life changing experience.

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Karen Markham

Contemplative, composer-pianist, Tywyn, Gwynedd
Being new to Dru Yoga, the Spirituality of Yoga course has provided me with some deep meditation practice, sequences and activations which I can integrate into my daily practice, expanding my knowledge and experience. It has also enabled me to connect with other like-minded people, and to learn from their insights and sharing.
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Paul Mielek

Devon

I really enjoyed the {Dru Yoga & Ayurvedic Cookery} workshop. It had a nice balance of yoga movement, relaxation and meditation/concentration that was not too challenging for a novice like me. The cookery demonstration was great fun and the food was delicious. Also everyone was friendly and the venue was good too. Thanks for a lovely day.

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Margaret Ford

Scotland
Thanks to all the Dru team for such a wonderful 3 weeks on the Spirituality of Yoga course.  I thank you with so much gratitude for the knowledge and wisdom shared by all teachers.  To feel the richness of the love and support was quite profound. Finding your inner peace and stillness is your natural state and this course gave you the tools through yoga, meditation, mantra and nature to help with your spiritual quest.    It was also so beautiful to be part of a community from all over the world with people of like mind who want to make a difference on our amazing earth. Namaste.

Peter & Meredith

Masterclass - Dive into Yoga's Spiritual Depth

Wow!
Just loved this! 
Spoke to my heart - feel totally cocooned and protected in beautiful heart felt energy.
Please keep them coming.

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Sylvaine Clegg

Swansea
The Spirituality of Yoga was a great course, very inspirational and also quite practical. And it was perfect to raise the mind above the worries and problems linked to the world situation. I certainly want to carry on with the follow up and can’t wait for the next one.
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Palvinder Kaur

Social worker, Bradford & Dewsbury

There is a greater understanding and a deeper awareness of the essence of Dru Yoga and how it deeply touches and embraces you to align yourself to the truth with you/the higher divine within you.
I think it has brought me to a place of acceptance of myself because I have gained a deeper understanding of myself. I think I’m on the path of aligning myself to the divine within.
Also, I think this course has developed me as a teacher tenfold. I now have more understanding of my students and I am able to give them the opportunity to explore themselves in their practice.

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Maggie Sanderson

Dru Yoga & Meditation teacher, The Netherlands
The Spirituality of Yoga helped me to focus what is important to me in my life right now. My heart knows the path I wish to follow. With the practices I felt my distractions melt away and I felt myself expanding consciously. Exactly what I was looking for.
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Julie

Retired Special Needs Teacher, Mirfield

Starting my journey on the Dru Yoga Teacher Training Course was like all my dreams coming true and I cannot wait for the next module.  Being amongst supportive, like-minded students and tutors was inspiring and confirmed to me that I can do this!!

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Kathy Hutchings

Holistic Therapist & Dru Yoga Instructor

I remember reading the course handbook over 2 years ago, thinking and believing I could never do it; not feeling good enough and deep panic and fear about the whole idea of teaching - being in front of people and having the focus on myself.  Now I sit here writing this at the end of 2 years, on graduation day, and I say to myself 'you did it!'. You are enough! My head told me I couldn't do it, but my heart said 'yes, you absolutely can'. It has changed my life and I can't recommend the course highly enough! Life is a journey of coming home to yourself, your true and highest Self.  Dru Yoga is absolutely helping me to do that.

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Cheryl Wright

Dru Yoga teacher. Renfrewshire UK
As a recently trained dru yoga teacher I had built up my own daily practice at home greatly influenced by what I had learned on the course and what I felt worked for me. During the DYTT course I was particularly affected by the philosophy assignment based on the spiritual texts which really made me think about how I was living my life and what lessons I could learn from the ancient wisdom. I also felt as if my spiritual self had been lying dormant and was reawakened. This has had a positive impact on my life though I know I have more work to do. It had been  so good to be part of a group  from all different walks of life and age groups who came together because of their experience of Dru. The spirituality of yoga course has given me a similar feeling of connection and an opportunity to fine tune my learning and to focus afresh on the benefits of relaxation and meditation.  Having already established my sacred space, I have expanded on that and taken it into my garden as well. I have rediscovered the pleasure of doing my practice in the garden and simply lying on my mat and contemplating  the sky above me. In lockdown I have the time to journal, to think, to question, to do. Working as part of a group through the zoom sessions allows us to share our experiences, to reflect, to ask questions and to benefit from the insight of questions other people ask. It is a blessing to feel the empathy of others and feel secure within a group of like minded people, all seekers on a path to finding our best selves. Having a shared purpose helps  us to keep practising and exploring the possibilities. I'm very happy to have this opportunity to continue on my spiritual journey. 
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Helen Watton

Cleaning + yoga

Sensitive to all and very inviting, welcoming, fun, reassuring, comforting - perfect.

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Dawn Teasdale

Bath

It is the best BWY event I have been on.

Chris Murray

Staffordshire
I have benefitted totally from taking part in the Spirituality of Yoga Course, particularly online, so that more people can take part, no travel, and connection wherever we are in the world.  I love having the videos so that I can recreate the experience myself.  I'm excited to be part of a sangha and look forward to continuing over the next year.  I'd really love little 20 minute live reminders of the practices through facebook so we can continue most mornings or whenever we can, together all over the World, like we did in the 5 day challenge, then I can have bite sized reminders to use daily.  Thank you all the team, so much, for making this accessible to me.
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Lawrence

Japanese Accupuncturist, Whitby

Firstly, what a professional bunch you all are there at Dru! The love, enthusiasm and dedication put in by the tutors and support staff was hugely impressive - never in 50 years have I been on such a good, well done, well thought out course with such enthusiastic and caring people - you make me realise how bad a lot of the courses I have been on were! A hugely liberating and affirming life experience- the air almost crackled with the positive energy of the tutors, support staff and students. I felt a foot taller, twenty years younger and brimming with energy!!

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Fiona Wells

Mum, Dru Yoga teacher, Environmental scientist

Discovering the love inside is amazing, discovering how to help others to discover that love inside themselves is stunning.

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Leisa Edwards

Yoga teacher, actress/performer and author, North Wales
My experience of the Spirituality of Yoga Course was immensely positive - it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. The live sessions/teachings were so uplifting and authentic. The depth of the tutor's knowledge and experience steered and navigated us with immense skill and care over the 3 weeks and I truly felt 'held' and supported each step of the way. The sense of community and connection created made me feel that I belong and that I'm not alone. This course is fuelled with years, decades of personal experience and knowledge/wisdom and I felt privileged to be a part of this sharing and this coming together. For anyone that feels 'lost' out there, I would urge you to reach out and welcome this amazing experience with open arms.
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Mairi MacNaughton

Clinical Manager /Person centred therapist, Glasgow
The Spirituality of Yoga course allowed me to connect back in with my self at a time when the external world had become very challenging and uncertain. Through the various tools and teachings from the course, It reminded me of the strength that lies within and the stillness that is there.  This  benefited me on a individual level but also my family and my colleagues and clients as I was able to share a sense of clarity and calmness back  into the workplace.
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Claire Phillipson

Dru Yoga Teacher, Derbyshire
The decision to join the Spirituality of Yoga course came to me unexpectedly and after some hesitation.  I'm so thankful that I did!
The practices have affected me, some very deeply, in a way that feels more certain and deep than anything else I've done; awakening new awareness but also drawing me back to long held understandings that had slipped from my life.  Most of all, at this time in my life, in the world, it has helped to experience deep stillness and steadiness, with a renewed compassion for my self as well as others.
On a practical level, the online course fits in easily with daily life, with a balance of learning, practice and space to absorb one thing before moving on.  The videos are all there to go over as many times as needed - and also to return to the energy of the live sessions.
The support throughout is amazing, steady, generous and infused with love, joy and a lot of laughter!  It's been wonderful to feel closer to our amazing tutors and the wider community on the course. I know this is another step in a lifelong process and I'm looking forward to the next stage of the journey....Thank you Dru!x
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Julie Carnie

Aberdeenshire
I have just completed the Spirituality of Yoga course and I am so very grateful to you all for these beautiful teachings and I do the meditation daily and my spiritual sacred space.  I’m actually going to watch the course again as I think there are a lot of things I may have missed, a bit like revisiting your books, you always see something you never noticed before.  I have definitely felt a shift in my life spiritually and am so very thankful to you all for this. 
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Jordan Scotney

Dru Yoga teacher and musician

Dru Yoga has positively changed my life in all areas. I used to have some sort of block, a kind of disconnect with life. Now everything just flows and I can connect with life on a deeper level.

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Alison Hayward

Local Government, Devon

A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Taking time out from busy schedules and just pausing to take care of myself and be in the moment. I feel very calm and centred.

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Carole Wyatt

GP receptionist & yoga teacher, Rushden, Northants

I enjoyed the sequences and the meditation before lunch. I enjoyed the afternoon sequence, tree flow and meditation.

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Stevie Foster

SEN Teacher, Leeds
The Spirituality of Yoga Course was a beautiful oasis of calm in an otherwise quite stressful time. I felt held and nurtured by the tutors and the practices they offered us. The group developed into a real community of people upholding, supporting and gently challenging it's members to make a commitment to ourselves and our spiritual growth.

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