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What people say about Dru...

Donna Davies

Customer Experience Analyst / Dru Yoga Teacher, Llangollen
Topic: Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery, Dru Yoga, Post grad

Lily McFarlane

Dru Yoga teacher trainer
Topic: Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery, Dru Yoga, Post grad

Kathy Chilton

Dru Yoga and Meditation teacher
Topic: Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery, Dru Yoga, Post grad

Melanie Wrinch

Dru Yoga teacher, Cheshire
Topic: Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery, Dru Yoga, Post grad

Judie Somerville-Jacklin

Dru Yoga teacher / Holistic Therapist, Hull
Topic: Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery, Dru Yoga, Post grad

Jean Nelson

Dru Yoga teacher, Morecambe
Topic: Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery, Dru Yoga, Post grad

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Your experiences

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Nicola

Hampshire

An expanding experience of the body and mind. A really special & beautiful place to be a part of. Meeting lots of new people, though from very different backgrounds but all wanting to explore further/increase their knowledge of Dru yoga & its various elements and also those who make Dru principles their lives and want to help others enhance their lives.

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Margaret Wootton

Therapist, Wolverhampton

If you are thinking of doing the teacher training course, I would say just do it. You get more flexibility and knowledge of yoga, find peace in yourself with the ability to pass it on to others. Each one you meet knows there is something about you with a readience of peace and confidence around you. 'Find your inner light of peace'.

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Kelly Bray, Cornwall

I am just working on the spine assignment. Apart from really enjoying all the research and information, I had to smile, because whilst writing about the spine and common back problems I have discomfort in my back (chronic) and sitting in one position, not as relaxed as I would like, is aggravating it. I have been taking frequent breaks, doing the Dru stretches, tri spinal release, marjariasana, bringing my knees up and rocking my spine which I love, standing forward bend and squats and when I finish studying each day I do a long relaxation. I have been drinking lots of water as well. I love the fact I have the tools from the Dru to help myself and have the chance to put it all into practice. It's all made such a difference to my back, neck and rest of my body. From a happy yoga student! 

Amandamar75

Amazing weekend of yoga, walking and meditation. Such a beautiful place full of amazing people. Staff are very helpful and supportive and the food is superb. Would highly recommend a visit.

Mary, Tavistock, Devon

Dru Yoga teacher
Dru online are masterful at giving a deep, nourishing experience of being connected, loved, and practically supported at every level. The whole head, heart and hands of our yoga! 
 
Thank you again. Being part of our Dru community means even more than ever before and I am deeply grateful.
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Dawn Marsh

Dru yoga and Meditation teacher. South Australia

Spirituality of Yoga Course

I’m on zoom calls and meetings all day long so at first I was quite hesitant to attend another online experience, but I’m so glad I joined. This isn’t your normal technology driven experience, this is a well thought out, professionally presented course that leaves you feeling like you were right there in front of the team. It’s engaging, thought provoking and fun... definitely not anything like a work meeting. It was absolutely worth attending.

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Diane Renkin

Retired psychiatric nurse, Saltash

I enjoyed trying different sessions during the day. I feel relaxed and content, open and calm!! Thank you.

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Pam Cotgreave

Teacher, Truro, Cornwall

However long you have been practicing yoga, this was different and very thoughtful - although previous experience helped. The dance session had a beautiful flow - it almost breathed.

Ingveld

Norway
Thank you all so much for this! What a precious gift this has been.
Connecting in with teachers and fellow Dru yogis around the world is always a great joy. 
Following the videos and working on the meditations has been everything I have needed this week.
I am opening my classes again here in Norway after having been closed since 12th March. 
So a very special time indeed. 
I feel so blessed - belonging to this community, doing this work, bringing positive change to the world. 
Thank you
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Sue

IT manager, Wolverhampton

It has inspired me to be more disciplined with my practice and in addition, to think more deeply about its effect on me at all levels; I’ve learnt so much! The course has also enabled me to continue the process of unwinding, freeing up and reaching out to life!
I have gained more knowledge – I feel more confident. It’s given me a much wider vocabulary to take students into other koshas, to vary my teaching and experiment more.

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LD

Dru Yoga teacher, West Yorkshire

As a qualified Dru Yoga teacher, I thought I had a good understanding of asana and the koshas - which of course I did, but the APD course has taken that level of understanding and more importantly my personal experience of my yoga practice to a different level.  

The course took me on a journey through the koshas in a way that not only increased my awareness of how I experience asana but also how to use asana to reshape my experience.  With the support and guidance of the tutors, I was able to revisit the asana I previously avoided which has contributed to my body being stronger and more flexible than at any time since my twenties - and I now love to practise those asanas.

Emotionally, it has helped me process difficult emotions such as grief and shown the way to change self-limiting beliefs.  For me, the real gift of the course was the tutorials which became the foundation for building a supportive sangha of wonderful yogis which continues to exist.  It was during these sessions of deep personal sharing that our fantastic tutors were able to share further their incredible wisdom and answer the many questions that inevitably spring forth in any process of swadhyaya - I highly recommend this course!

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JM

Truro, Cornwall

A gentle flow into connecting with life and the universe.

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Vanessa Coxon

Mind practitioner, Trainee herbalist, Retailer - Devon

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Leaving feeling alive, grounded and rejuvenated.

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Michelle Marcuzzo

Administrative Assistant & Dru Yoga Teacher, Australia
My experience of the Spirituality of Yoga course was that it was truly amazing!  Teachers of Dru and students alike, can really gain from the support and wisdom of this beautiful course.  It reminds us gently and realistically, of all of that we can aspire to and how to achieve it within our daily 'sadhana' setting, so that we can be 'true to ourselves', whilst offering more to others.   The extra support and guidance offered, before, during and after the course, if required, makes it even more remarkable.  I found it to be a wonderful course to do, particularly during these most challenging times.  I would recommend it to everyone.
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Michael

(19), Warrington
When I came along to a Youth course at Dru I didn’t really know what to expect as I had no prior experience with any yoga. But it was a really enjoyable experience and I’m glad I made the decision to go.
The people on the course were all really nice, and I’m friends with everyone I’ve met through the retreats.
Also, the food is really incredible, you will love it.
I’ve always had really tense back and shoulder muscles, resulting in poor posture and poor shoulder flexibility. Even though at first difficult if you stick with it you will eventually see results, as I have.
If you’re considering coming to a Dru Youth retreat I would recommend it, and I found it to be really worhwhile
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LP

nurse, Truro, Cornwall, UK

The workshop had a lovely atmosphere. I liked that we are encouraged to work within our personal limits and not over-push ourselves. Kind and gentle vibes. I particularly liked Padma's pear tree as so new and different. The workshop was well organised. A lovely focus on relaxation and breaking down postures into little bite size pieces. All the teachers had their own stye that worked positively to create a positive whole experience.

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LD

Dru Yoga teacher, West Yorkshire

As a qualified Dru Yoga teacher, I thought I had a good understanding of asana and the koshas - which of course I did, but the APD course has taken that level of understanding and more importantly my personal experience of my yoga practice to a different level.  

The course took me on a journey through the koshas in a way that not only increased my awareness of how I experience asana but also how to use asana to reshape my experience.  With the support and guidance of the tutors, I was able to revisit the asana I previously avoided which has contributed to my body being stronger and more flexible than at any time since my twenties - and I now love to practise those asanas.

Emotionally, it has helped me process difficult emotions such as grief and shown the way to change self-limiting beliefs.  For me, the real gift of the course was the tutorials which became the foundation for building a supportive sangha of wonderful yogis which continues to exist.  It was during these sessions of deep personal sharing that our fantastic tutors were able to share further their incredible wisdom and answer the many questions that inevitably spring forth in any process of swadhyaya - I highly recommend this course!

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Yvonne Mowles

Advanced practitioner in medical ultrasound, Suffolk

Spirituality of Yoga Course

The spirituality of yoga course and sangha have connected all the dots in my life and have given me a greater sense of connection to my Self and to all the beautiful souls around me.

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Marian

Secretary, Netherlands

“Incredible what a difference a week on a Dru Yoga retreat can do. Just experience it. Words cannot describe it.”

Raj

Yoga teacher

Dru Meditation helps me calm my thoughts and navigate my life.

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Catherine Evans-Jones

Cheshire
Having come to the end of the Spirituality of Yoga adventure I am looking forward to taking this further. It was a truly beautiful experience shared with and offered by such open souls. We attuned with nature, nourished ourselves with uplifting yoga and meditation and were offered wisdom to weave into our daily lives. We met as like minded friends to discuss our practice devoting ourselves to explore our spiritual path. Thank you Dru I am so glad to be part of this journey.
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Juliet Johnson

Personal Assistant, Cornwall

It's a course for life; for living. It's not work, but it requires the highest personal effort, but the gift is beyond your wildest imaginings. You can be your best self and the support you will find around you will enable this. Laughter, truth, honesty, love and balance.  Just do it, it's a beautiful experience.

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Julia Law

Yoga teacher, Cornwall

Taking this course has helped me to find balance and harmony in my life. No longer buffeted by the opinions and behaviour of others, I have been able to find my true self and be guided by achieving my true self in my actions, feelings, words and thoughts. This has brought me resilience. I like myself (me) far more. This light is shining and I know it is affecting others in a positive way. Don't look externally for what you desire, the answer lies by looking within. This course will give you that.

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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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Lynda

Abergawenny, Dru Yoga teacher

You will never regret coming on a Dru Dance module. It will bring you to life and fill you with enthusiasm and dynamism. A beautiful way to spend some special time

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Sally

Retired IT Manager, Derbyshire

The Advanced Practioner course has dramatically increased my awareness of the impact of movement and postures at each of the kosha levels. My practice is now much richer. I have a new toolkit to manage life's challenges. I am much more aware of the koshas in everyday life and have become a witness of reaction, behaviours and motivations. I know have a choice whether to accept these changes or redesign them if necessary.
As a yoga teacher, the course has developed my skills in using language to enrich the practice for students.

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Mike Sheasby

retired, Minehead, Somerset, UK

I really enjoyed the activations. The relaxation was particularly good. The segmented vitality sequence - very useful technique. I also enjoyed the simplicity of the flowing tree sequence. I enjoyed my day practicing Dru Yoga with a lovely group of people. Thank you Padma, Anne, Sue and Bob.

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Louise

Dru Yoga Teacher

Ayurveda Retreat

Booking myself on to the Dru Ayurvedic Weekend Retreat is one of the best spontaneous decisions I’ve made in a while. I have a reputation for leaving things until the last minute, in this case I booked my place just an hour before it began! I guess that’s one of the benefits of an online course - I didn’t have to physically get there, just make sure I was out of my PJs before the Zoom meeting went live!!! 
After a few weeks of lockdown and spending perhaps a little too much time reading and watching the news, this online retreat gave me a much needed boost of positivity. It was wonderful to connect with all the other people who were attending, to see so many smiling faces, some new and some familiar. 
The content of the course was superbly presented - a good balance of ‘live’ face to face information sharing, question and answer sessions, some ‘live’ yoga, meditation and chanting and then a series of pre recorded videos to watch. We were given plenty of short breaks throughout the day and a nice long lunch break, time to eat, read our notes, watch the videos and get outside for some fresh air.
Alongside the Zoom live video there was excellent support for anyone with technical problems, via the chat box, email or telephone. The chat was also a place to ask questions and share information.
The Dru Team did a great job of putting this weekend retreat together and I wouldn’t hesitate in joining them for another online course in the future. Obviously if I had the choice I’d prefer to be there in person, but this really is a great alternative until we can do that. 
 

Fiona Thorne

Hampshire
I didn't know what to expect from this course but found that it fitted me perfectly. Although I love coming up to Wales, having the sessions in the comfort of my own home with the videos to watch again and again was a great substitute.  Just a shame I can't get anyone to cook all the wonderful vegetarian food for me!  
I loved the outside session with Annie and Radha and I particularly liked Andrew's meditations, I managed to ground myself deeper than I ever have before.  The tutor groups were really good and I like being part of a sangha!  I think it would be great if you offered some courses like this in future, when everything has sorted itself out, it was amazing that you had people from all over the world joining in

Mary Honeyman

Retired Health Professional, West Midlands
The Spirituality of Yoga Course was beautifully balanced and life affirming. I now feel a strong connection with the earth and grounded for the first time in my 60 something years! A good starting place for the onward journey. Thank you all.

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