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Foundation course

Foundation course

Dru Yoga Foundation Course

Gain an excellent grounding in the essential 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. It has the added benefit that you can continue directly onto the Dru Yoga Teacher Training Course, with the first quarter credited to you. 

 

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.

 

 

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 and 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

Consultant

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 understaning of Dru Yoga including:
 

Interested?

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

 

 

 

Pranayama

Dru Yoga students learn the Pigeon breath

Pranayama

Dru Yoga students learn the Pigeon breath

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

Sequences

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

Asanas

Mouli MacKenzie and Deb Ryan

Mouli MacKenzie and Deb Ryan,

Dru Yoga teacher trainers

  • 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
     

Meditation

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

Ned Hartfield meditating

Meditation

Discover the depth and peace of Dru 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 
     

Philosophy

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

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Foundation courses

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    Dru Yoga Taster Day in the Midlands
    3 September, 2016. Wolverhampton
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    Dru Yoga Foundation in Snowdonia
    8 September, 2016. Snowdonia
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    Dru Meditation workshop in London
    17 September, 2016. London
    Meditations with Light. Learn meditation techniques using the healing power of light. Find calmness and tranquillity. Focus, concentration and inner... more
  • Dru Yoga Taster Day in Stirling
    17 September, 2016. Stirling
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    Dru Yoga Taster Day in the Midlands
    24 September, 2016. Wolverhampton
    Dru Yoga Taster Days Immerse yourself in the great experience of Dru Yoga! These low cost morning, afternoon or day seminars, in and around the... more
  • Dru London Meditation taster day
    1 October, 2016. London
    Dru Meditation Taster Days If you can meditate in central London it is said that you can meditate anywhere.
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    8 October, 2016. Stirling
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    Dru Meditation Foundation in London
    29 October, 2016. London
    The Dru Meditation Foundation course is a powerful programme in which you will learn to meditate, develop mindful awareness, discover real inner... more
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    Dru Meditation Foundation in Snowdonia
    3 November, 2016. Snowdonia
    Deepen your experience of meditation over two five-day retreats in Snowdonia, with the Dru Meditation Foundation Course—a powerful programme in which... more
  • Dru Taster Days Immerse yourself in the great experience of Dru Yoga! These low cost morning, afternoon or day seminars, in and around the North... more
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    Dru Meditation Foundation in Snowdonia
    19 January, 2017. Snowdonia
    Deepen your experience of meditation over two five-day retreats in Snowdonia, with the Dru Meditation Foundation Course—a powerful programme in which... more