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Dru Yoga teacher training syllabus

Are you new to yoga and want a more confident personal practise or do you want to explore Dru in more depth? Whether you want to start teaching yoga or have trained with another school, the Dru Yoga course offers an in-depth yoga qualification.


What will you learn


Whatever your yoga ambitions, you'll find Dru Yoga and empowering, energising and balancing approach to vitality, health and wellbeing.


  • 18 Dru Yoga Sequences, including 7 different Energy Block Release Sequences
  • 42 classical Yoga Asanas
  • 20 Pranayama techniques
  • 6 Relaxation techniques
  • 16 Meditation techniques, incl. 6 chakra dharanam techniques
  • Practices include a range of Mudras & Bandhas
  • Preparing the body appropriately:
  • Principles of Activation & Tri Spinal Release
  • Over 30 different muscle groups and how to strengthen/stretch them


Any practice we teach you comes with a wide range of modifications and health considerations to suit every individual student.

We will also teach you how to set up your personal space and practice at home.


Ready to take the next step?

Apply for the Dru Yoga Teacher Training course now. Or if you have further questions, our friendly course enquiries staff would love to help.


Dru yoga - bhima posture by the beach

Want to teach yoga or just do it for yourself?

The Dru Yoga teacher training course is for you

Anatomy & physiology includes:

  • cell structure and the origin of the human being
  • the muscular system
  • the skeletal system
  • the respiratory system
  • the moving spine
  • the circulatory system
  • the endocrine system
  • the nervous system
  • respiratory orders and management
  • the digestive system
  • musculo-skeletal disorders
  • digestive system disorders
  • mental health




Japanese Accupuncturist, Whitby

Firstly, what a professional bunch you all are there at Dru! The love, enthusiasm and dedication put in by the tutors and support staff was hugely impressive - never in 50 years have I been on such a good, well done, well thought out course with such enthusiastic and caring people - you make me realise how bad a lot of the courses I have been on were! A hugely liberating and affirming life experience- the air almost crackled with the positive energy of the tutors, support staff and students. I felt a foot taller, twenty years younger and brimming with energy!!

Subtle Anatomy includes:

  • The Pancha kosha system (5 layers of human existence) the gross, causal and subtle bodies
  • An in-depth understanding of the chakras & and introduction to the nadis


Yogic Philosophy includes:

  • Origins of Yoga
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Upanishads
  • Vedanta
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Anna Yoga
  • How yogic philosophy can be applied to modern day living






Sylvia Barrington

Sylvia Barrington

Senior Dru Yoga teacher trainer

Thanks to the Dru Yoga teacher training course I transformed from quite a shy person, terrified by the thought of public speaking, into a confident teacher and presenter

Will I become confident to teach

Communication and teaching skills will be gradually introduced in your first year beginning with enjoyable exercises and activities in small groups. This will continue to be a regular feature in the teacher training aspect of the programme throughout the course.

We will also teach you how to make sensitive adjustments, and offer you extensive training in how to plan your lessons and how to best manage the energetics in a classroom- or any group of people, at home or at work.





Whatever your background, the Dru Yoga course is right for you

Whether you have done yoga before or are already qualified from another yoga school, you will find the Dru Yoga course has so much to offer.

We also give specialised teaching skills in:


  • Pre-natal yoga
  • Post-natal Yoga
  • Yoga during menstruation
  • Teaching students with disability
  • Teaching students with back pain
  • Teaching in mental health


Home study

Deb Ryan and Christiane Saar, Yoga teacher trainers, studying

Dru Yoga course manual

The home study component of your course is experientially based, and is particularly designed to help you monitor your practice and knowledge of Dru Yoga. Its primary function is to help you consolidate what you are learning as you go.

There are 5 assignment projects:

  • Caring for the Spine
  • Lesson planning - part 1 & 2
  • Chakra project        
  • Yoga philosophy        


Reflective learning sheets

You will be required to study certain practices in greater depth and write a reflective portfolio sheet describing your personal experiences with them.  This process helps you to ascertain whether your practice is deepening and provides you with insights and clarity born from experience. Thus they become an invaluable teaching aid.




Karen Oostinga


Project Manager

After the Dru Yoga teacher training course I felt more confident, I knew my body better, and had greater appreciation for who I am


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