Director of Dru (UK), Ayurveda & Nutrition consultant
With over 30 years of experience in yoga, health and nutrition, Annie’s skill is in teaching how Ayurveda influences spiritual and physical evolution. Co-founder of the International School of Dru Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda, Annie has pioneered one of the first UK-based online yoga studios as well as the Dru Yoga Therapist Diploma in the UK. She is also a specialist in Live and Dry Blood Analysis—where you can see your doshas in action from a tiny drop of blood!
Subtle energy & mudra expert, Dru Yoga & Meditation trainer
Lalita is an extremely talented yoga teacher trainer, with over thirty years of experience. Her knowledge of yoga philosophy and practice is profound, and her insightfulness into the application of yoga to therapeutic situations is outstanding. Lalita has the ability to inspire you to bring out the very best in you, and she is an expert at applying yogic principles to just about any situation. Lalita has an excellent practical approach to the body's energy systems and teaches workshops on Mudra work (hasta mudras) to strengthen the body’s energy system.
Dru Yoga & Meditation trainer
Nanna is one of Europe’s most experienced and highly regarded Dru Yoga and Dance trainers. Originally from The Netherlands, she has been teaching for over 20 years in the UK, bringing her unique combination of precision and deep energy awareness.
GP & Ayurveda consultant
A GP for 30 years, Janey also practices Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. she has taught GPs throughout her career, and now teaches medical students about complementary therapies. she lectures and trains in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda around the UK. Janey bridges the ancient and modern approaches to health and healing.
Ayurveda consultant and author
A master of ‘Anna yoga’—the yoga of food Keith combines his background in nutrition, Ayurveda, herbalism and cookery with over 30 years as a vegetarian chef. Author of new cookbook ’cooking with Love’ his cookery lessons are legendary. Teaching around the world, his events are hugely entertaining and full of practical knowledge on how to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
Dru Yoga trainer, Yoga sports coach & Therapist
Mona has been inspiring people for nearly 20 years with her very practical approach to Dru Yoga. She really wants to empower people and help them to be the best they can be. Whether it is her class students or the Dru Yoga student teachers, she enables everyone to be positive and enjoy life. Along with a very dedicated team in Dru Leeds she has helped to make the Yorkshire /North east area the highest population of Dru Yoga Teachers in the UK. She is absolutely thrilled to bring this major Dru event to Leeds and hopes the magic of Dru will reach a wider audience.
Dru Yoga trainer & Therapist
Isabel has practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching for 16 years. She teaches in a variety of settings, sharing her passion for Dru Yoga with over 150 students a week - weekly classes, themed workshops, meditation classes and sessions for NHS funded groups including working with people affected by HIV for over a decade. Isabel works closely with a local physiotherapy clinic. She is also a senior tutor with the Leeds Dru Yoga Teacher Training Team. Recently Isabel opened her own Yoga and Wellbeing Studio in W Yorks .
Dru Meditation & Yoga trainer
Jane has been teaching Dru Yoga since 2005 and Dru Meditation since 2012. She loves the nurturing holistic style of Dru and is passionate about empowering people through this strong discipline. Dru Meditation is a natural progression from Dru Yoga. It takes you deeper into a wonderfully nurturing experience and is accessible to all.
Tai Chi & Dru Meditation teacher
Kate background includes Infinite Tai Chi & Chi Gung, Dru Yoga and Dru Meditation. She has studied with Lalita Doerstal, a MasterMudra teacher. For 20 years Kate has practised 'Energy Medicine' and combines all of these modalities to energise the body, mind and spirit. She would really love to share the essential moves for revitalising and regeneration.
Dru Meditation trainer
Stevie is a Dru Yoga & Dru Meditation teacher and is now a vital part of the teaching team delivering the Dru Meditation Teacher Training. She works full time as a school teacher but not in a school! She specialises and teaches seriously ill children with special educational needs in the Leeds Children's Hospital. Dru techniques help her to deal with the emotional stresses and strains of the job and to look after her lovely but demanding family!
Dr Ned Hartfiel
Director of the Healthy Back ProgrammeTM
Ned is the creator of the Healthy Back ProgrammeTM is an innovative Dru Yoga workplace wellbeing programme. Ned is also a British-trained nurse and yoga researcher with a PhD in Health Economics from Bangor University. It was during his nursing career that Ned first experienced back pain. In response, he started practising Dru Yoga which significantly reduced his back pain and improved his energy levels. After training as a Dru Yoga instructor, Ned introduced Dru Yoga programmes for employees in the NHS, Conwy and Gwynedd County Councils, Merseyside Police, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, Barclays, Santander and other public and private organisations. Ned has published several scientific papers on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Dru Yoga programmes for improving wellbeing, and reducing back pain and stress in workplace settings.