Yoga Teacher Training in the South West: April 2020
Whether you plan to teach yoga, want to practice effectively by yourself at home, or would like to enhance your career as a therapist, the Dru Yoga teacher training course is for you! Whatever your yoga ambitions, you’ll find Dru Yoga an empowering, energising and balancing approach to vitality, health, and wellbeing.
Don’t want to teach?
That’s OK! You can choose to do this training for your own personal development. About one-third of our students do the course for their own personal growth, knowing that Dru’s deep insights into the body-mind system will make a huge contribution to their lives.
How can we start the course at this time of coronavirus restrictions?
As your health is our topmost priority, we have decided to follow the example of many of the country’s universities and deliver the first weekend of this course (and maybe the second weekend too ...) to your own home through online platforms. The Dru Scotland course has just completed its first weekend in this way and it was more successful than we could have imagined. The students found that it was beneficial to be on the course 'online' and connecting with the team and each other at this time of uncertainty and to get started on their yoga journey.
More than ever before, at this time of uncertainty, we need something to bring balance and harmony into our lives so that we can support our family, our friends and our community. The Dru Yoga course is an incredible opportunity to support each other, and honour our humanity and ability to transform. Let’s use this time to come home to ourselves. To stay connected, learn and grow together.
Not sure yet - try out the course Live Online
If you haven't quite decided whether this course is for you, then you can try out the first day or weekend of the course without any obligation to continue.
We’ll start on 18, 19th and 20th April with two live-streamed sessions per day between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm with a break for lunch and an additional 1.5-hour session on Monday evening from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. We have shortened the course days and added the extra evening so you can easily fit them into your home schedule. From there we will support your home practice between weekends, with Zoom online study groups and personal catch-up phone calls from the team. As a result, you’ll be able to gently progress through exploring the course’s magnificent tools for transformation in person and as a group - from the comfort of your own home.
Try Out Options
Option one: Try Out Day One of the course for £55
Option two: Try out Weekend One (18, 19 + 20) for £110
Use the Book Now button below to reserve your Try Out option.
If you cannot make the first weekend, it is still possible to join the course on weekend 2 - 6/7 June 2020. Register your place now using the Book Now button below.
No matter what your reason for embarking on this course —you will begin to experience new, higher levels of energy resulting from establishing your own daily yoga practice. You will also find that you are more relaxed and can cope better with the stresses of everyday life. Above all, this is the start of a wonderful period of in-depth learning, building personal and professional skills, establishing new friendships and embarking on a journey of self-discovery!
The course runs over 2 years with 14 x non-residential weekends in Cornwall and 1 x 5-day module at the Dru Centre in North Wales about mid-way through the course. During this time of restrictions on public gatherings, the weekends will remain the same, however we will be shortening the Saturday and Sunday sessions and adding a short Monday evening session so that we can cover the material. We have also added an extra weekend on 20/21 February 2021.
Dru UK Snowdonia Mountain Lodge module dates: 28 April 2021 to 3 May 2021
Course start and end times
(when meeting at the venue)
- Registration from 9.30am
- Course starts 10.00 and ends 5.30pm
- Registration from 9am
- Course starts 9.30 and ends 5pm
The benefits of Dru Yoga postures
Expand your knowledge of the benefits of Dru yoga postures with this short video of Louise Rowan, one of our Dru Yoga teachers.
Watch this short video of a recent graduate talking about her experience of the Dru Yoga teacher training course.
Below a Southwest graduate reflects on her time on the course:-
"It's a course for life; for living. It's not work, but it requires the highest personal effort and the gift is beyond your wildest imaginings. You can be your best self and the support you will find around you will enable this. Laughter, truth, honesty, love and balance. Just do it, it's a beautiful experience." Juliet Johnson, Dru Yoga graduate
Reserve Your Place
To reserve your place on this transformational course, we require a non-refundable* registration fee of £50.
Course fees cover:
- the course manual and free access to the Dru Yoga Online Studio, including the Dru Star Lounge. The Dru Star Lounge contains videos and audio of much of the course manual with more videos being added all the time.
- Interim and Final Assessments
- Shared, ensuite, accommodation at the Dru UK centre in Wales.
- There are a limited number of single rooms available at an additional cost of £150.
- Delicious, vegetarian meals are served in the on-site cafe.
There is a one-off registration fee of £50.00
- This secures your place and can be paid using the BOOK NOW button. This is in addition to course fees and is non-refundable*
An initial payment of £315 is required before the start of the course.
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, bi-monthly, quarterly, annual or paid as a one-off payment.
Example of payment plan:
24 monthly payments of £134.00
Summary of Fees
Registration Fee £50.00*
Total course fees £3,530
- Initial payment £315.00
- Balance of course fees: £3,215
How are payments collected?
Payments are normally collected using the payment processor Authorize.net, using your credit or debit card.
If you wish to pay using an alternative method, please contact Anne
Earn as you learn
We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to train as a Dru Yoga teacher. For example, we encourage you to gain informal teaching experience, by teaching small groups, from halfway through the course, after an interim assessment. And from then on, the income from these small classes can help fund the course. As an example; if you gathered a group of 6 friends together every week, and asked them to pay you £5 each as a student teacher, you could make £80 to £100 per month depending on venue fees. Two classes per week and you could be covering your monthly fees.
Since 1985 we have trained thousands of Dru Yoga teachers worldwide, with many hundreds currently in training. Half our students start to teach before graduation, helping to recoup their costs.
* On some occasions we may suggest that you do some more preparation before joining the course, or that another stream of Dru would better serve you. If that happens your registration fee is fully refundable.
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 ;-)
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.
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.