Foundation Course |




Rebalance your emotional health

Learn the essential foundations of a nurturing yoga practice

This course provides an excellent grounding in the essential foundations of Dru Yoga. It is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of Dru Yoga and take your personal practice to a new level. 

Course Details


13 November 2022: Online or in-person*
27 November 2022: Online  
11 December 2022: Online or in-person
15 January 2023: Online
 5 February 2023: Online
19 February 2023:  Online or in-person

Registration fee: £145
Followed by 4 monthly payments of £160

The cost of the course includes tuition, recorded and live sessions and an online version of the illustrated course manuals (hard copies available at extra cost) and full access to online community platform. 

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Shona Sutherland  
De-mystifying Ayurveda 
Shona has studied Ayurveda with different experts in India and the UK over many years. She has worked in the NHS as a nurse. She is an exceptional Ayurveda practitioner and therapist and is now pioneering the Dru Ayurveda Health Coach Course. Her unique skill is in adapting this ancient science to modern lifestyles.

Mansukh Patel  
Optimal health through intelligent lifestyle 
Mansukh is co-founder of Dru and the World Peace Flame initiative. He has authored 15 books and DVDs and is the subject of 49 documentaries. With a doctorate in cancer toxicology, Mansukh combines his scientific knowledge with Osteopathy, Dru Yoga & Ayurveda to develop a vibrant approach to health. 

Annie Jones  
Co-founder of Dru, Annie has over 30 years of experience in yoga, health and nutrition, Annie’s skill is in teaching how Ayurveda influences spiritual and physical evolution. She is a specialist in Live Blood Analysis and Dry Blood Analysis—where you can see your doshas in action from a tiny drop of blood!

André Hartwich  
Bridging yoga, meditation and Ayurveda
André has studied with many yoga masters and brings a unique depth to his teaching. He will help you gain a clear understanding of how to get the most from the ancient sister sciences of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.

Keith Squires  
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 plant-based chef. Author of cookbook ’Cooking with Love’ his cookery lessons are legendary. Teaching around the world, his events are hugely entertaining and full of practical knowledge on cookery and how to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. His popular blog is full of free resources:

Janey Fitzgerald  
Body-mind connection 
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 ancient and modern approaches to health and healing.

Katharina Albers  
Living with the laws of nature
Katharina has studied and trained as a specialist in Ayurveda with various renowned schools and teachers in Germany, Switzerland, the US and the UK. With her expert guidance and her fascination for nature’s perfection, she brings a powerful insight on how to create health and harmony in our busy western lives.

Barbara Worrall  
The spiritual laws of food
Barbara applies her knowledge of yoga and meditation in the kitchen to create a recipe for total healing. She trains students in Ayurvedic cooking, and in adapting recipes for a range of different dietary needs. She has run vegetarian cafes in London and Wales for many years and will help you to discover the healing and spiritual power of your food.

Anita Goswami  
Ayurveda and spirituality
Anita is a specialist in balancing the more subtle doshas of the mind 
and emotions. She is the author of a number of books on yoga, health 
and well-being, and she brings insight and depth to your understanding 
of Ayurveda.

Sandra Leary  
Relax and heal your body
Sandra is an experienced Ayurveda masseur, and has profoundly healing energy. She has a great insight into medicated oils and how they can support the healing process of Ayurveda. Sandra is also a trained yoga teacher and brings this skill to the Ayurveda courses.

Course manuals

Enjoy beautifully illustrated in-depth course manuals to help your learning.

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"Dru Yoga has helped me improve my physical wellbeing by alleviating neck and back pain. It has helped improve posture, motivate me to exercise regularly and lose weight, tone my body and eat more healthily."  


"As a physiotherapist working in the NHS for almost 20 years, I have found Dru Yoga invaluable for me personally and for integration into my clinical practice."


"Dru Yoga invigorates my body, settles my mind and is the most wonderful journey of inner peace."


Sail gracefully through life

Re-connect with the vibrant joy of your original nature and navigate from your own 'true north'.

The power is in your hands to create a new and abundant future.
Experience radiant health and boundless energy.

Reclaim your natural joy


No, the good news is that this course is for anyone who wants to learn about Ayurveda and how to apply it to their everyday living.  Anyone can do this course – whether you are a yoga teacher, a therapist, a health professional, or simply have a love for health and nature and want to understand yourself better.

  • 15 hours in total of pre-recorded sessions (the session lengths are between 10 minutes to 45 minutes (depending on the content).
  • 11 hours in total of live sessions with the tutors. 
  • self-study optional – flexible timing depending on what you can allocate.
  • An international tutor team.
  • Access to a wealth of knowledge on the live Q&A sessions with the tutors.
  • Four content-rich manuals online (accessible with password). Hard copies are available at extra cost.
  • Online community chats with tutors and other students (within a private network where the course will be run).
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion.
  • The opportunity to continue on to the Diploma course if you wish to become an Ayurvedic Health Coach.
  • Each week – 1 x 2-hour  live session with the tutors 11.00am - 1.00pm.
  • 1 x weekly Zoom tutorial group 6.30 - 7.30pm.
  • Plus, online workshops to watch in your own time over a seven day period (about five hours needed to watch all videos each week).
  • Regular interactive online engagement with the group and tutors (you will need to download Zoom if you haven’t got it already).

Yes. During the three weeks of the course, you will be allocated to a tutorial group with tutor support to help you with any questions you may have.

You have access for the following twelve months after the course has ended.

  • You will have a deeper insight into your unique constitution. 
  • You will have the ability to apply the correct diet, lifestyle, yoga and meditation, therapies and kitchen herbs and spices to optimise YOUR health and well-being.
  • As well as a stand-alone course in its own right, this course is a pre-requisite for the Dru Ayurveda Health Coach diploma course.

No. To become a safe practitioner you have to do the Dru Ayurveda Health Coach Diploma course (this foundation course gives you access to this).

Yes, all the sessions are uploaded to a private online network. You can ask questions in the chat and to the tutor in your buddy group. If you would like a question answered in the live sessions, then you just need to pose the question beforehand and watch the recording afterward.

Ayurveda is an ancient science that recognises that everything outside of us affects what goes on inside - the food we eat, the supplements we take, the seasons, the environment, the type of exercise we do and the therapies we receive. All of these influences have a particular type of impact on your body, mind and emotions. As you understand yourself better, you will notice how your health, relationships and quality of life improves.  

According to the healing science of Ayurveda, every living and non-living thing in the universe is made up of a combination of five basic elements – space, air, fire, water and earth. Our human body is also made up of these five elements in various compositions. They manifest in the human body as three basic principles, or subtle energies, known as doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Space + air combine to form Vata.
 Fire + water combine to form Pitta.
Water + earth combine to form Kapha.

This is why everything outside of us can affect what goes on inside of us. We can be so affected by the food we eat, the herbs or supplements we take, what we drink, the seasons of the year, the environment around us. Even what type of exercise we do and therapies we have, have a particular type of impact on our body, mind and emotions. Knowledge of the five elements and the three doshas is essential in order to lead happy and healthy lives. When they are in balance, we are able to function at our highest level as human beings. By understanding the positive and negative aspects of each element and dosha, we can design our life in such a way that we can live the life we want to - healthy, happy and fulfilled. 

Join the Ayurveda Foundation Course

Immerse yourself in Ayurveda, learning health-enhancing principles that you can easily apply to your life. This course will give you the tools to create an optimum diet and lifestyle unique to your individual make-up, promoting excellent health and wellbeing. 


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As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.

David Frawley