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Foundation course

Foundation course

Dru Yoga foundation course

Gain an excellent grounding in the foundations of Dru Yoga. This course is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of Dru Yoga and take your personal practice to a new level. You can choose to continue directly onto the teacher training course.


Dru Yoga teachers

Dru Yoga teacher trainers

Meet like minded people and a friendly teaching team

This course is designed for: 

  • everyone who would like to develop confidence and create an effective personal practice 
  • those who want to explore Dru Yoga in more depth
  • anyone considering joining the Dru Yoga teacher training course.  

This 8 day foundation course covers books 1-4 of the 16 books of the Dru Yoga teacher training course. You can choose from day, weekend and/or residential formats.


Applying is easy!

  1. Simply download and fill in the application form
  2. Then ask your yoga teacher, a colleague or friend to write you a reference
  3. Send your application and reference back to the Dru team
  4. We will be in touch to arrange an interview or a session at a nearby try-out day.
  5. If you haven't already done so, you may want to reserve your place on the course by paying your registration fee*


Dru Yoga - become who you really are.

The Dru Yoga teacher training course helps you become more 'you'.


What now?

We'll review your application and references and get back to you shortly.  We’d normally want to meet you or speak with you by phone or skype, so we’ll be in touch to arrange an interview. Alternatively,you could attend a session at a try out day.

We're very much looking forward to welcoming you onto the Dru Yoga foundation course! You can pay your registration fee* via the training course pages>



Want to find out more?

The Foundation courses are a great way to explore your yoga practise in depth, without the full commitment of a 200h diploma course.



Develop a deeper understanding of Dru Yoga and take your personal practice to a new level.


Practise with confidence! 

Develop a deeper understanding of Dru Yoga and take your personal practice to a new level. Dru Yoga is a graceful, yet potent form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, controlled directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, it works on body, mind and spirit – improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and rejuvenation your whole being.



Learn the seven keys that will help you unlock the subtleties of Dru Yoga so that you can gain the maximum benefit from your practice.


Nigel Murphy, Dru Yoga teacher trainer

Nigel Murphy


The course was life changing. I started it purely for self development and to deepen my knowledge of yoga, but realised it was too precious to keep to myself and decided to teach. I discovered an inner stillness and capacity to deal with problems of life.

Venues and locations

We have many venues across the UK - and the world... Anyone for yoga in Australia?


 Here are some of the upcoming foundation courses in the UK.



Foundation course dates 





Dru Yoga Foundation Course content

On the Foundation course you will cover much of the basic understanding of Dru Yoga including:


Dru Yoga Foundation courses - discover Dru Yoga in depth without the full commitment of a 200h diploma course.

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Principles of Dru Yoga

  • Principles of activation
  • Energy Block Release sequence (EBR 1)
  • Body preparation
  • Establishing a regular practice





Dru Yoga students learn the Pigeon breath


Dru Yoga students learn the Pigeon breath

  • Pranayama Energy Block Release
  • Pigeon breath
  • Windmill
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Mechanics of breathing
  • Deep yogic breath—lying & sitting


  • Prithvi Namaskara - Salutations to the Earth
  • Surya Namaskara - Salutation to the Sun



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Maria thompson

Complementary Therapist, Exeter

I really enjoyed my first experience of Dru Yoga, the asanas, pranayama and relaxation experienced. Thank you Imogen and Anne.


  • Tadasana—mountain
  • Vrksasana—tree
  • Marjariasana—cat
  • Savasana—corpse pose
  • Adho mukha svanasana—downward facing dog
  • Bhujangasana—cobra
  • Setubandhasana—bridge
  • Simple inversion
  • Utkatasana—chair of the heart
  • Paschimottanasana—sitting forward bend
  • Makarasana—the crocodile

Ned Hartfield meditating


Discover the depth and peace of Dru Meditation


  • What is meditation? Parts 1 & 2
  • How to sit properly
  • ‘Relax the whole body’ meditation

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Overview of the nine systems
  • The muscular system

Subtle Energetics

  • Understanding the koshas
  • Understanding the chakras and nadis
  • The spiral of empowerment
  • Chakra dharana sadhana
  • Chakra awareness
  • Ajna Centring 


  • A brief history of yoga
  • Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Practical application of the Yamas and Niyamas

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