Mudras, Mantra and the magic of Gayatri - Oct 2020 |



Mudras, Mantra and the magic of Gayatri - Oct 2020

25 October, 2020
(Registration open till December 2021)

The beautiful Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to Surya, the sun, and to the Goddess Gayatri: to all that which illuminates and brings light to our being on all levels of our existence.

In this workshop you will gain a deeper insight into the Gayatri Mantra and experience the benefits of chanting it: health, positivity, clarity and the ability to see the highest and best in ourselves and the people and situations around us.

Lalita Doerstel, one of Dru's senior-most teacher trainers is renowned not just for her mastery of mudras, but her profound sensitivity and presence as a human being. In this special workshop, you will learn how to use the Gayatri Mantra together with the ancient sequence of mudras which are traditionally associated with the practice of the Gayatri.

There are altogether 32 mudras; we'll start with the 24 that are traditionally practised before reciting the Mantra. These remarkable mudras are related to the 24 tattvas (elements) and also to the 24 syllables of the Gayatri Mantra. A further 8 mudras are practiced after reciting the Gayatri Mantra, and these will require further study. 

Each of the mudras and their corresponding element bring you the ability to become very precise about the qualities you want to bring into your life. For instance, practicing the earth mudra brings you grounding; practicing the mudra for the mind brings you strength of motivation and freedom from emotional reactivity. You are going to learn 24 of these!

On Mudras:

Mudras are gestures of the hands, face or body that promote physical health, psychological balance, and spiritual awakening.

They are an invaluable support for Yoga students, teachers and those who are aspiring to personal development.

The sanskrit word mudra can be translated as gesture, seal, attitude, or signature. They are gestures that evoke psychological and spiritual attitudes and qualities. The word mudra is derived from two root words, mud which means delight, pleasure, or enchantment, and rati, which means to bring forth.

Learning the art of practicing Mudras will

  • manage prana or life force energy flow in your body 
  • deepen your concentration and focus on meditation and pranayama
  • have a positive impact on a wide variety of health conditions
  • have beneficial effects on your hands 


Reciting the Gayatri Mantra in combination with the Mudras promises many benefits:

  • It will improve health, positivity, clarity, and the ability to see the highest and best in ourselves and the people and situations around us
  • Chanting the mantra in combination with the mudras has the ability to improve your power of concentration and to bring great peace of mind
  • It will stimulate the hypothalamus within the brain and improve your immune system
  • Awaken and balance the chakras within your body
  • According to British Medical Journal, one of the greatest health benefits of Gayatri mantra is that its recitation synchronizes and regularizes the beating of the heart, helping it stay healthy
  • It will stimulate the pituitary gland thereby encouraging the release of endorphins and other types of relaxing hormones


How will the course be delivered?

The workshop will consist of live online sessions from 10am until 1pm, and from 3pm until 5.30pm.

We will look at the philosophy of the Gayatri mantra and its relevance for our lives. We will teach you how to chant the mantra. There will be a session of learning the mudras and combining its practice with the Gayatri mantra. We will finish the day with a Gayatri Meditation.

If you’re unable to attend a live session you can always catch up as you will receive replays of all the live sessions.

Live CPD workshop & access to recordings

Price: £79

£69.00  for DPN members


Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 10:00
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Having come to the end of the Spirituality of Yoga adventure I am looking forward to taking this further. It was a truly beautiful experience shared with and offered by such open souls. We attuned with nature, nourished ourselves with uplifting yoga and meditation and were offered wisdom to weave into our daily lives. We met as like minded friends to discuss our practice devoting ourselves to explore our spiritual path. Thank you Dru I am so glad to be part of this journey.
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The Spirituality of Yoga was a great course, very inspirational and also quite practical. And it was perfect to raise the mind above the worries and problems linked to the world situation. I certainly want to carry on with the follow up and can’t wait for the next one.
Yvonne Radcliffe, staff nurse, Port Talbot
Staff Nurse, Port Talbot

I learned so much in my first module of the teacher training about Dru Yoga. I love the graceful, flowing movements and the way my body feels after a Dru yoga session. It is very different from any other style of yoga I have ever done. Your body feels more flexible and energised and your mind feels calm and relaxed. I loved every aspect of the course. It was well delivered with a good mix of theory and practical sessions each day. The books given as part of the course are excellent.

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