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About Dru

About Dru

We are a fresh-thinking not-for-profit social enterprise eager to inspire a naturally healthier way of living for everybody.

Our mission is to transform the world by giving people the tools to transform themselves. Our vision is as simple as it is profound—to empower as many people as possible to live a happier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

Dru UK was founded upon the ideal of giving back and that ideal still burns brightly for us today.  Since our birth in 1978, when a small group of idealistic university students sought to change the world, we have grown into an international organisation. 

Peace begins with the individual

We are passionate about creating educational wellbeing programmes to inspire a natural and healthier way of living for everybody.

For the last twenty years the Dru Centre in Snowdonia National Park has been a focus for this vision, welcoming thousands of people from across the globe and all walks of life. Through our yoga, meditation, ayurveda, nutrition and self-development courses, we empower people to be the change they want to see in the world.

Dru Yoga is at the heart of what we do

Our aim has always been to promote a positive, healthier and more peaceful existence for adults and children alike, giving back to the community by channelling resources into good causes.

These good causes too have grown and, with the help of our volunteers, we now support a variety of community projects around the world. From sponsored medical clinics in India, to education initiatives in Africa, we aim to help communities and individuals who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Body and mind

The major passion we share is our love for yoga and meditation. It is through these media that we initially wanted to inspire the world and the community around us to find a healthier, happier, more empowered way of living. Of course we recognise these are only two of the many routes to achieving a more fulfilling existence. However they remain at the very core of what we do here at Dru.

 

Dru Yoga

With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition and its emphasis on flowing movements, Dru Yoga can help increase energy levels, ease back pain, and wash away stress.

Designed to be practised by people of all abilities, fitness levels and age groups, it is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime. It is now taught in many different countries, and as such has helped us become one of the largest yoga organisations in the world. As hundreds of our students are finding every day, at its most simple, Dru Yoga helps relieve the pressures of modern living.

 

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Anouschka

therapist, UK

Having just experienced a Dru Dance workshop, I feel so empowered! The quality of teaching was excellent, the movement sequences were flowing and graceful, and the rhythms were fun. I thoroughy enjoyed it.

Dru Dance

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Dru Dance is a more energetic, stress-busting form of Dru Yoga that blends the benefits of yoga and dance.
Moving with music from funk to soothing rhythms, it’s invigorating, exhilarating and guaranteed to wipe away cobwebs!

 

Dru Meditation

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If you’re feeling agitated, Dru Meditation will bring you calmness. If you’re feeling exhausted, it will give you energy. If you’re feeling anxious, it will bring you peace.

And most importantly, Dru Meditation will help you find that still place, with its sense of fullness, achievement and its deep healing properties, that only yoga and meditation can bring.

 

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Dru Meditation retreat experience

The retreat gave me a few days away from my normal world where I could again experience the power of my own heart, my true nature. Even though you have a very enjoyable and fruitful life, sometimes you need to step outside of it to realise just what you have.

 

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Worklife balance

When you work smart, you have time & energy for those things you love and value.

Worklife balance

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Tired of trying to juggle worktime, family time and YOU time? Here at Dru we believe that worklife balance is about smart working and giving time and energy to those things that you love and value.

Learn to prioritise, manage time, de-stress quickly and, above all, learn to step back from what’s happening around you and make clear decisions from a point of inner calm. It‘s all part of the tried and tested Dru package.

 

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The Power of Sound

If you've ever felt as though you can't sing, Dru Sound will help you to find your natural voice. Learn how to stabilise your voice, develop voice control, evenness of sound and how to project your voice with confidence, power and impact.

Gain confidence in communication skills, public speaking and singing.

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Health and nutrition

There are many ways to gain a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. Yoga and meditation are a good start. Equally important is how fully we nourish ourselves, from the food and drink we take in to the time we take out—treating ourselves to therapies that relax the body and retreats that lift the spirit.

It’s these nurturing aspects of finding a healthier, happier lifestyle, that we call Dru Health & Nutrition.

 

Health store

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Dru Health

Dimensions health store

Dimensions, our North Wales health store and smoothie bar, is an oasis of the finest natural and organic superfoods, nutritional supplements and natural remedies sourced from all over the globe.

Run by Dru therapists and health experts, Dimensions in Bangor is a haven of practical, effective information, helping people from all walks of life reclaim their vitality and zest for living.  Dru health store >

 

 

Therapies

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Experience the joy and peace of a Dru retreat

From shiatsu to Ayurvedic massage, reflexology to Swedish massage, any therapies we offer at Dru are practised by experienced, qualified therapists.
And when you enjoy a therapy on one of our yoga and meditation retreats, that’s when you really feel the true benefits of the whole Dru experience.

 

Retreats

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If it’s total rejuvenation you’re after, then come and immerse yourself in all things Dru.

Deeply satisfying yoga, serene meditation and pampering therapies, held in beautiful locations, will help you escape the stresses of modern day living and find a peace of mind that’ll make you feel on top of the world.

 

Products

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books, ebooks, CDs, DVDs

Over the past 20 years, Dru has published a wide variety of books, recorded a catalogue of CDs and DVDs, and now sells everything from natural foods to yoga mats. It’s all a way of helping people find a better, healthier, more peaceful way to live.

What’s more, since Dru’s conception, we have always given a percentage of our profits to aid the many and varied good causes we support around the world.

 

Publications

Whether you’re after yoga, meditation or health, information or inspiration, Dru Publications offers you a comprehensive range of books and manuals.

If it’s a slightly quicker fix you’re in need of—from finding out exactly what’s happening with our various ongoing projects to catching up with the whereabouts of some of our yoga teachers—then Dru Talk, our newsletter, will keep you in touch. Likewise send us your comments. We welcome dialogue and who knows, you might even find your letter in print! We look forward to hearing from you. visit our online shop >

 

Media

Our Dru Media products provide everything you need to help strengthen your body and rejuvenate your mind and spirit—all in the comfort of your own home. Yoga DVDs, soothing music and meditation CDs, plus digital downloads, give you the most effective and interactive means of practising the many techniques that you have seen or learned from us here at Dru.

You can buy them online and from our various outlets. visit our online shop >

 

Dru Health & Nutrition

There are many ways to gain a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. Yoga and meditation are a good start. Equally important is how fully we nourish ourselves, from the food and drink we take in to the time we take out—treating ourselves to therapies that relax the body and retreats that lift the spirit.

Accessories

Choose from a fascinating selection of meditation products, clothing, yoga accessories, shawls and therapeutic jewellery sourced from across the globe—everything you need to get the most from your Dru experience.

And with a percentage of profits going to good causes around the world, you can be assured that everything you buy from Dru involves an aspect of giving back to the community around you.

 

Not for profit projects

World Peace Flame at Snowdonia Mountain Lodge

World Peace Flame

Snowdon Lodge, N Wales

Right from the beginning we wanted to create a worldwide network of empowered individuals working together to make a difference to the world in which we live. We believe that in giving back to the wider community and helping individuals less fortunate than ourselves, we help to create a better, more understanding environment. 

Dru Not For Profit Projects is a global range of initiatives into which we channel a percentage of our resources, time and effort. From working with inner city youth and running worklife balance programmes to creating free medical camps in India, de-traumatisation training for NGOs in Nepal and supporting the World Peace Flame, it’s our way of helping to change the world for the better.


Volunteers

Volunteering is at the heart of our work. Dru volunteers come from all walks of life and from all over the world. For the yoga enthusiast, volunteering is a way of taking yoga off the mat and into everyday life (karma yoga). Working as part of an inspiring team for a greater purpose is so fulfilling. 

We are able to achieve so much at Dru because of the help of our many enthusiastic volunteers—from builders, graphic designers, cooks and students working in our centres around the world to Dru Yoga teachers taking their skills free of charge to deprived inner city areas.


Dru Volunteering offers a great opportunity to:

  • enjoy the company of, and network with, like-minded people from around the globe
  • learn valuable new skills in many different areas
  • enhance your personal practices of yoga, meditation, and ayurveda
  • enjoy music, chanting, classes, and talks on a range of spiritual and health topics
  • immerse yourself in the beauty of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

Contact us for more info on volunteering.

Volunteering with Dru



 

The Flame that Transforms

World Peace Flame

Humble individual effort can change the world...

Charity Support

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Dru supports a number of charities. The World Peace Flame is an eternal flame which has, to date, inspired millions of people from all over the world to believe that they as individuals do make a difference. The Flame champions values such as inner strength, determination and humility in resolving conflict of any sort. Political and religious leaders alike, people from all walks of life, from every nation, faith and social standing have lit the World Peace Flame and use it as a means of creating bridges and promoting peace.

This belief that humble individual effort can change the world as a whole is why we support the World Peace Flame Foundation so strongly.

 

Interested in finding out more?

Talk to us for more information on any of our courses, products, projects

 

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