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Ada Giaquinto

New South Wales, Australia
The Spirituality of Yoga course was an inspiring programme that helped to reinvigorate my yoga and meditation practice. I loved feeling connected with the senior tutors and spiritual seekers worldwide. As I live in Australia, going to Wales for a spiritual retreat is a wonderful idea and not always practical ... so an online spiritual retreat is the next best thing! It was an awesome experience and I look forward to connecting with the Sangha over the coming year.

Alison Hayward

Dru yoga teacher. Devon
The Spirituality of Yoga course has been particularly helpful to me in anchoring my morning wellbeing practice.  I had already started doing a short morning walk in nature, but this now involves me walking barefoot on the grass for part of my walk, and being able to do some yoga outdoors in what has become my sacred space.  This has lifted my mood and I find that I am in a more contented state than previously. Even if there are just little things that I might do some days, such as lighting the candle before I do my practice, selecting a vision card and pausing at odd moments through the day, these small actions are very beneficial and enable me to be not so hard on myself.  I am steadily reviewing the videos but not rushing this process as it takes time for these practices to be understood and appreciated.  Having the ability to watch the sessions repeatedly is tremendously helpful in embedding the learning.   I am enjoying the process of this learning, knowing that I can approach this in a relaxed way and pick out a different session each week or so to review and practice.  I have appreciated the structure of this course being over 3 weeks, where we were able to practice the learning from each session in-between.   It has avoided feelings of being overwhelmed with the amount of content and therefore not really taking anything in because I don't know where to start. There is much more for me to do with the practice that we have been introduced to and this will take some time and it will require some courage and exploration outside my comfort zone, but that is ok.  I know that I can seek help with this as and when I need to.  

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.

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. 

Angela Horner

Retired. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire UK
The Spirituality of Yoga course has inspired me to continue to develop my Sadahana practice particularly with relevance to meditation and sacred texts.

Corinne Durand

Dru Yoga teacher. South Lanarkshire UK
The Spirituality of Yoga course has been truly awesome and has allowed me to feel I am aligning with myself in a deeper and permanent way. It has offered me a fountain in which I feel I can dip any time I need and a source I can drink from every day to be the best I can be in every way and in any situation. It had given me strength, self-appreciation and opened myself to deeper ways of loving myself and others. Much more than a course, it has been a life-changing experience. I am grateful to my dear friends who have allowed me to participate, to the absolutely wonderful teachers and to all participants for contributing to my discovering this treasure. Thank you!

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.

Tan Murphy

Dru yoga teacher, Vinyasa Yoga teacher. South Australia
The Spirituality of Yoga course came at the perfect time, a precious gift from a beautiful soul and dear friend.  I loved the connection, in 4 zoom sessions I fell in love with Jane and all the women in my group.
I loved how safe it felt to speak openly, honestly and from the heart about our experiences as we worked through these potent practises together.  Not together but it felt very connected, supported and a togetherness.  I didn't want it to end.  I love that we can keep the downloaded practises and revisit them often. loads of light and love filled moments

Lucy Cleary

Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Bolton
I found this Spirituality of Yoga course so helpful.  It was a real treat during this strange time in our world to be able to take my focus deeper inwards.  Each aspect of the course was very well thought-out and taught.  The knowledge and personal experience of each of the tutors shone through, and for me this is what made the course so special.
I have been left with a personal practice that gives me a deeper sense of connection to the world around me, that helps me to feel more accepting of myself, that gives me more resilience for when things are hard, that is helping me to learn to trust myself - and that is helping me to go out into the world and put that love and knowledge into action, to make a difference.

Pauline Imrie

I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 sessions of the Spirituality of Yoga course, reconnecting with Dru after a very long break away.    Every session flowed seamlessly and offered something for everyone, wherever they are on their journey.    There was so much to take in, I’ve downloaded all the sessions and am starting again.   I notice subtleties that I missed on the live sessions.  I would recommend this course to anyone who seeks to deepen their understanding of spirituality in a gentle and encouraging way.   Many thanks to the wonderful Dru team.


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