Dru Yoga Teacher Training Course
New intake starts on 8 June 2013
The International School of Dru Yoga is a well loved and hugely popular school, commended for its superb course manuals and the high standard of tutors. All modules are taught by senior tutors aswell as experienced local Dru Yoga teachers.
A key feature is our flexible dates and venues. We are an international school, so if you have to miss a training date, you can easily catch it up at any of our other training venues. For example, if you miss weekend 8 in the Midlands because your daughter is getting married, you can catch it up in London, Leeds, Wales, Australia, Canada or the Netherlands! Anyone for a holiday?
Many people also do the Dru training course just for themselves, to further and deepen their personal development, and not necessarily to teach yoga. Simply to learn how to take a bit of 'me time'.
Here are the 2013 dates for this new course:
Weekend 1: 8 - 9 June
Weekend 2: 20 - 21 July
Weekend 3: 7 - 8 September
Weekend 4: 19 - 20 October
Weekend 5: 30 Nov - 1 Dec
Midlands course location
Venue: The Workspace, All Saints Road Wolverhampton WV2 2AW
The Midlands Dru Yoga teacher training is a two year, 200 hour course, registered by Yoga Alliance and the Independent Yoga Network. It takes place over sixteen non-residential weekends, in locations near Wolverhampton.
Dru Yoga is registered with the Yoga Alliance (200 hr course) and the Independent Yoga Network (UK) so you can be confident that your training:
What makes this course unique?
Choosing the right yoga school to train with is a big decision and will shape your entire career as a yoga teacher. 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.
What if I want to do the course just for my 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. Generally, these students find the ‘teacher-training’ aspects of the course very beneficial. Here are some examples of what you
What homework is required?
There are two practical assessments, two written assignments and one lesson planning excercise. Part of the assessment includes a reflective portfolio journal which gives you an invaluable reference guide for personal development.
How is the course content arranged?
During the first half of this experiential course you will be introduced to the foundations of Dru Yoga—essential principles, postures, sequences, pranayama, meditation, anatomy and physiology, communication and teaching skills. In the second half you will refine your understanding of Dru Yoga, and learn how to develop individualised therapeutic programmes.
When can I start teaching? Will the course pay for itself?
You may begin teaching classes approximately half way through the course when you pass your interim assessment. You will then have an opportunity to earn enough to cover your course fees.
Do you allow payments to be extended beyond the end of the course?
Yes, we always try to meet the needs of our students with a wide range of payment options.
What happens if I miss some course days?
We are an International School and our syllabus is standard throughout the world. If you miss sessions you can catch up in two ways: 1. You can do this locally in a one-to-one or group session (at tutor’s discretions – and there is an additional cost) 2. You can catch up by visiting another Dru Yoga course elsewhere (anywhere in the world!) when that part of the course is being taught. Anyone for a holiday overseas?
'Dru Yoga is a fast track to feeling balanced and more at peace with myself after a busy day of demands at work. I can also use short sequences or breathing techniques to centre myself during the day.'
Camilla, psychologist, school counsellor, Australia'I started the Dru Yoga course for myself and never intended teaching. The course has enabled me to understand myself and discover the potential within me… I am now teaching and bringing this discovery to others - amazing!'
Keely, Dru Yoga graduate, UK'The Dru course is a great journey with lots of inspiration and uplifting insights to help you on your way. It would be hard to find this sort of wisdom in many other places.'
Judy, Dru Yoga undergraduate, UK'The Dru Yoga teacher training course has enriched my life and opened doorways to physical, emotional and spiritual health in an exciting and fulfilling way.'
Megan, Dru Yoga graduate, Australia'The Dru postgraduate course is an essential part of my on-going life experience both updating and deepening my yogic knowledge as a teacher, and also enhancing my personal growth…then, with new found strength, I take this out into the world.'
Di, Dru Yoga postgraduate, Australia'Through witnessing patient recovery, I believe Dru Yoga holds the key to resolving most musculoskeletal aches and pains. Our defining question to prospective employees is: “What's your opinion on the use of yoga in treatment?” If we don't like the answer, we don't employ!'
Coby, Soothe Clinic osteopath, senior Dru tutor, UK'I find myself giving up my day job to spend more and more time communicating these amazing Dru tools of health, wellbeing and personal growth to others.'
Mouli, designer and Dru Yoga graduate, Australia'I am now seven weekends into the course and it is beyond my expectations. It is so well balanced and professional. The teachers can't do enough to encourage and help us to become great yoga teachers. Before I started the training, I have to admit I found Dru Yoga a bit gentle. Now I am starting to understand what it is really about and just how strong it is! It is flowing, yes; it is adjustable and compassionate and at the same time I get a great workout. It affects me on many levels - not just the physical high of being stretched in a pose and the calming effect on my mind, but it is also emotionally and spiritually uplifting.'
Hilary, Dru Yoga undergraduate, UK'The Dru Yoga teacher training is of an extremely high standard. The tutors have a deep knowledge of the science of yoga and it is obvious they practise what they teach.'
Mona, Dru Yoga graduate and reflexologist, UK'The Dru Yoga teacher training course has reached into every part of my life, relationships and business and every part has benefited.'
Paul, IT consultant, Kenya'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.'
Ruth, senior Dru tutor and physiotherapist, UK'The Dru Yoga teacher training course turned my life around. I have become a happier, enthusiastic, highly-motivated individual. Ten years on, my company 'Yoga for Your Health' has grown and developed in ways I couldn't have imagined taking yoga off the mat, delivering stress management to companies and offering one-to one tailor made programmes. I would sum up by saying… If you are thinking about a career in Dru Yoga… don't just think about it. DO IT. You'll never look back!'
Wendy, Yoga for Your Health, UK