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Postgrad - Optimising back and hip health in the North West, Mar 2019

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23 March, 2019

This is going to be an exciting CPD training day to be held in the north west of England, in the beautiful seaside resort of Morecambe.

In yoga classes we often hear phrases like 'opening the hips' and 'stretching the hamstrings'. But is it even possible to 'open' a hip joint, ie increase its mobility? And does it just depend on the hamstrings whether you can touch your toes?

This postgrad workshop is based on applied anatomy and physiology. Nanna Coppens will take you on a journey of exploration through the structures and muscles of the back and hips to help you:

  • understand how to achieve optimum mobility and flexibility;
  • learn more about the important role of the fascia;
  • experience how major muscles can be activated;
  • realise the importance of avoiding end range of motion;
  • explore optimum alignment so you can safely practise and teach asana.

The Psoas (also called the muscle of the soul) will get some extra attention as it plays a major role in posture, back health and emotional wellbeing.

You will experience the wonderful mix of stability, power and freedom that makes asana practise so enjoyable and health-promoting.

The training day will be facilitated by the wonderful Nanna Coppens, one of Dru Yoga's senior teacher trainers. Nanna's unique combination of energy awareness and precision for detail makes her the ideal tutor for this training session. Originally from the Netherlands, Nanna has been teaching for over 20 years, making her one of Dru Yoga's most respected tutors.

The workshop will  conclude with an empowering yoga nidra.

You are definitely in for a very special training session and the availability of gaining 6 Professional CPD points for the day too**.

The training day is open to graduates of the Dru Yoga teacher training course. Also, if you are a current student of the Dru Yoga teacher training course and would like to attend to gain further insight then you are most welcome.

The training session is also open to yoga teachers from other yoga training schools. **However, you will need to arrange your own CPD points with your yoga school for attendance.

There will be a lunch break and you will need to bring your own lunch - there aren't any local shops nearby to purchase sandwiches etc. Hot and cold drinks will be available throughout the day.

Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket for relaxation.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any queries regarding this day please contact Jean Nelson, Dru Yoga teacher, who is organising the event. Tel: 07985 476793. Email:


The cost of the CPD training day is £45 bookable in advance.

DPN members - £40 bookable in advance.



Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:30
Avatar autumn maple leaves

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 ;-)

avatar dandilion head
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.

avatar calm sky and sea

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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