Postgrad - Advanced Practitioner Diploma 2021
Dru Yoga as you've never experienced it before.
How is it that Dru is so very, very effective in transforming emotions, shaping your mind to acheive your goals, healing your body..., and well, the list is impressive, isn't it?
This course shows you how. In depth. And with such remarkable clarity that your students and friends will be wondering how your teaching has suddenly become so transformative.
You'll travel along a magical journey of healing and fulfillment, working systematically through each kosha: in your physical body, your pranic field, your emotions, your knowings/attitudes, and eventually in the core life goals that inspire your journey through life. Within each kosha, the course takes you sequentially through the chakras, showing you yoga's main techniques for transforming these vital parts of your consciousness.
The Advanced Practitioner Diploma is the recommended next step for yoga graduates or senior students who want to be a more confident teacher, able to brilliantly share yoga's rich tradition of subtle energy and the holistic mind, based on the chakras and kosha system. It gives you two years' of CPD.
You're probably already familiar with the idea that the chakras are the parts of your mind that control the ways you relate to your world - abundance, relationships, empowerment, giving, the awareness of dharma and your life goals. But these are just words. This course enables you to explore these as living experiences, giving you yoga's techniques to master them at every level.
This course is open to Yoga teachers of all traditions and senior students of the Dru Yoga teacher training course.
Read on for more details, and we are so looking forward to helping you lift your yoga and your life to magnificent new heights!
Watch Andrew Wells, instigator of the course describing how the course came to be, and how it delivers the remarkable benefits it promises.
Master an inner world of vivid transformational potential
An in-depth exploration of asana modification and the physical level
As you are aware each posture has an essence, an inner transformative power waiting to be discovered. During this session we will explore how to finely attune modifications to the needs of the individual, in doing this, we will discover keys to help us embrace the essence of every posture. We will then go on to explore the physical level, working through the chakras from base to top.
Sessions 2 - 3
Discovering your pranic body
We work through the chakras from base to top at the pranic layer. You’ll learn how to work with specific postures and sequences to strengthen or balance each chakra. We’ll explore how these postures and sequences affect your subtle energy, with remarkable exercises for expanding your capacity to master your subtle energy.
Sessions 4 - 5
Discovering the power of the motivational kosha
Working again through the chakras from base to top, we focus on the emotive layer, and how we can use the postures and sequences already previously explored at these more subtle levels. You'll learn how yoga techniques enable you to revolutionise your emotional landscape, and how to help your students (and friends and colleagues!) do the same. You'll also learn how each chakra is the part of our mind that controls crucial aspects of life (abundance/vitality, relating, achieving goals, building harmony, knowing the right thing to do, discerning your role in life, achieving unity).
Sessions 6 - 7
Harnessing the 'body of creation' - the vijnanamaya kosha
Exploring the chakras at an even more refined level, from base to top, we now reach the culmination of yoga's potential for designing every aspect of your life. This is the realm where you can effortlessly transform old habits and past conditioning, where you can reconfigure your heart and mind towards the success that is natively yours.
Graduation and assessment
This course will give you detailed guidance for exploring the principles and insights both in your home practice and in your classes. There will be some written reflective practices for you to record your experiences and discover the remarkable progress you are making. You will be asked to dedicate at least one hour per week towards this practice.
7 x live interactive online sessions running between October 2021 and May-June 2022. We have chosen to run this special course online so that it's available to people throughout the UK and beyond.
The sessions comprise: 1 x Saturday 11am-1pm, 3pm-5pm; 1 x Thursday afternoon - 2.30-5.30pm; 1 small group tutorial about 1 week later.
See tab below for a full list of course dates.
On completion of the course and the written reflective practice, you will be awarded a Dru Diploma of Advanced Postgraduate Studies.
If you are a member of the Dru Professional Network you will be able to accrue 30 CPD hours for attendance at this course. Attendees from other yoga schools will need to check individually for their own CPD credits.
For an application form please click here >
Can't make a session?
All teaching sessions are recorded so you will be able to catch up if you can't make a session.
More info or book a call:
For more information, or to book a call to explore the course with a tutor, please contact Marilyn Harper, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next Try-outs or Facebook lives:
Our next Try-out with Andrew is: Wed 3rd Nov, 7pm
Our next Facebook Live with Chandra and Andrew is: Fri 5th Nov 11am
Payment Plan Options
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Reserve your place with a registration fee of £200.
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Payment plan options
Payment plans, to cover the balance of fees, run between the start and end dates of the course and can be monthly or paid as a one-off payment - to suit your needs.
Example of payment plan: Initial £200 registration fee, + 8 monthly payments of £150.00. Setup your payment plans here.
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.
A big huge thumbs up here for the APD course. It totally blew my mind.
It was such a pleasure to be guided through postures that I thought I knew well, only to discover that they had even more power than I could ever have imagined possible, when you work through them on each Kosha level.
At times when I'm feeling stuck or uninspired / bored with in my practice, the tools I learnt on the APD course always, without fail, have the ability to out me back on track.
The course was so wonderfully presented, a brilliant mix of guided practice and space to explore for yourself.
I also came away from the experience a much more confident and skillful teacher, and have been able to facilitate my students in deepening there practice as a result.
I find myself eternally grateful to Andrew and the whole APD team for developing and refining this course, it's beyond doubt helped me to develop and refine my own practice.
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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Andrew is an international teacher trainer, author and inspirational seminar leader as well as co-director of Dru Australia. He has taught Dru Yoga in more than 30 countries on six continents...
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