Essence of the Bhagavad Gita in Leeds

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25 September, 2016

John Jones is an international speaker and Dru workshop presenter in yoga and meditation. He has a knack of describing yogic concepts in simple, bite-size pieces that open up a whole new dimension of experience.

The question of 'who am I' has been central to the practice of yoga for thousands of years but Self-enquiry and Self-realisation remain mysterious and misunderstood concepts in the West.

In this workshop John and Petra will:

1.  Teach you how to chant in Sanskrit, enabling you to experience the ancient power of mantra through the verses of the Bhagavad Gita.

2.  John will explain in his down-to-earth way, key concepts of yoga philosophy enabling you to experience how every small insight on the journey of Self-discovery brings great rewards of freedom from anxiety and fear.

3.  The day will be set in a matrix of Dru yoga and meditation techniques, helping you to open your heart and mind to this, the king of all yogas, the knowledge of the Self.

"The highest knowledge is Self knowledge."   Deepak Chopra


John Jones is an author and a Director of the International School of Dru Yoga.  He has led workshops in over 40 countries and has used Dru Yoga and Meditation to help people in the post-war zones of the North Caucasus, Bosnia and Northern Ireland.  John's deep understanding of meditation and the Bhagavad Gita is rooted in more than 30 years of sadhana (yoga practice) and dedication to his life's journey.

Petra Opsteeg is an experienced Dru yoga teacher who specialises in Sound and Mantra. She has been leading sound workshops internationally for 25 years and leads the Dru Yoga of Sound courses at the Dru Centre in Wales.  She also loves the Bhagavad Gita and works with John in his Gita retreats and workshops.

This workshop will bring you:

Clarity about the goal of your yoga and meditation practice.

Astound you with the profound knowledge shared.

Inspire you beyond expectation with John's unique wisdom, understanding and energy.

Sunday 25th September in Otley

Whatever your yoga ambitions, you’ll find Dru a fresh, energetic, positive and complete approach to health and well-being.

Any questions? Contact Mona at 01943 467189  or  07534 006 093 or email

Why not bring a friend along and make a day of it?

Prices and booking

Cost: £60 

DPN Members: £50.00
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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 06:30
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I not only enjoyed it, I loved it! Thank you. It really helped me to feel my core stability muscles. I'm looking forward training them ;-)

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Dru Yoga Teacher, UK

If you want to physically strengthen your body and emotionally enhance your mind, Dru Yoga will give you the tools to take into your daily life and help you cope with the stresses of modern living.

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Thank you, this was lovely. It was great to have your teaching in my home! Great production also - good picture, good sound, easy to fast forward and great that I could see what was happening as I fast forwarded so I knew when to stop. I also like the way Dru Online is bringing us more specific subjects like this one, that before we have only seen in the workbooks. Thank you.

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