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Testimonials about the Advanced Practitioner Diploma & Post Grad Mastery Course

What Advanced Practitioner students say...

We asked our teachers what they thought the Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery courses have done for them. Here's some responses... hopefully these echo the experience you'll have too!

Kathy Chilton

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

Marilyn Harper

Yoga Therapist, IAYT, Canada
Topic: Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery, Dru Yoga, Post grad

Marilyn Harper

Yoga Therapist, IAYT, Canada
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

Jane Boyd

Family mediator and Dru Yoga teacher, Staffordshire
Topic: Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery

Charlotte May

Topic: Advanced Practitioner / Post Grad Mastery

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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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Dr Anne Mawr

GP, Yorkshire
I would thoroughly recommend the APD to anyone that is considering doing it.
I have benefitted enormously from it.
I did the course during the covid pandemic lockdown. A time of anxiety and fear. The knowledge that I gained helped me to recognise and acknowledge my feelings and gave me tools to deal with them.
The yoga postures , sequences and breathing techniques that are already familiar can be used to change our emotional energy.
In the same way that we have learnt to scan our physical body for aches and pains and stiffness or injury and use yoga postures and stretches to ease ourselves , I have learnt to scan my emotional and energetic body and recognise negative thoughts and patterns and how to correct them. By doing this regularly I feel more self-confident and happy .
I remember a very powerful moment when we were doing the Eagle posture and imagining that we were looking down at ourselves and what we perceived. I thought ‘ I am cool ‘ ! That thought has stayed with me.
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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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Anne

Health food shop manager, Somerset

Taking part in the course has added Kosha awareness and improved my language to explain and explore yoga. It has deepened my spiritual awareness and provided me with tools to develop my skills with healing.

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Charlotte May

The course has developed my knowledge of the koshas and has given me a practical step by step method for incorporating this into my practice (which has changed phenomenally)!

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Catherine Evans-Jones

Art therapist/Yoga teacher, Chester

It has helped me to explore all aspects of myself. The course has taught me to slow down, observe and witness as I move, breathe and live. It has brought awareness to my true nature, feelings, thoughts and intentions.
It taught me to be kind to myself. The prana work brought attention to health concerns in a startling way. It then led the way in my healing, knowing that all is truly well – thank you!
As a teacher, I have become more aware on many levels of a person’s struggles, difficulties and of course their wellness and awesomeness!

Susan Hardwick

Dru Teacher, Nottingham

The course has helped me to understand the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how Dru yoga works. I feel that it has been great for self-development and identification. It has help me progress in future learning and further development. I also feel the course has inspired my teaching by bringing in more koshic awareness.

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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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Jane

Dru Teacher, Stone

It has deepened my practice and has also given me ideas about the way I practice; the notes of freedom. Ever since taking the course, I have really begun to understand some elements of myself that I knew I needed to work on – I suppose I have become more aware.
In many ways, the course encouraged me to develop and think about key words to use in class and to incorporate more than just the ‘physical experience of yoga’.

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Donna

Yoga teacher, Llangollen

The course has helped me to integrate my practice into daily life - it has helped me to feel more relaxed about my experiences. I am able to now take my yoga off the mat by developing awareness on physical, pranic, emotional/motivational and knowings. I now feel I'm piecing together a toolkit to use in daily life; be it simply being able to witness something or in being able to do something to shift it.
As a yoga teacher I have been able to guide individual students on a one to one basis to help them remove some quite deep rooted blocks!

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Lynda

Dru teacher, Abergavenny

It has taught me to listen to my own body and the voice inside me that knows exactly what I should say and do. By taking the course, I know that my life will be full of abundance - I have it all inside. I feel I can connect to my pupils on a different level and I am able to help them on their life journey.

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Carolyn Bennett

Dru Teacher, Bristol

Participating in the course has helped me to go deeper and experience things about myself that I have not experienced before. It brought up emotions and has enabled me to find tools that help me to deal with them. I am a lot more confident in everything I do; I feel comfortable with myself, my life and now find that I am able to deal with everything which comes my way. My language has developed and I now feel confident to use words to try and take my students into experiencing all kosha levels.

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Kirsty Elliot

Yoga teacher, Wiltshire

As a yoga teacher, this course has taken my practice to a level I didn't even know existed!! It has shown me my true path in life and shone a light on it. The course has helped me incredibly in every way by taking classes to a different level and has given me the pathway to connect to people's souls.

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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.