Dru Yoga Access Training Course

Dru Yoga Foundation Courses 2014

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

The Dru Yoga Foundation course will enable you to practise with confidence. It has the added benefit that you can continue directly onto the Dru Yoga Teacher Training oourse, with the first quarter credited to you. 



This course is designed for: 

> everyone who would like to develop 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.

2014 Course Dates

North Wales (5 day modules) Starts 27th Mar, 24 April   

Stroud (Saturdays)              Starts October, day TBC

Derby (weekends)   Starts May, day TBC

Sheffield (3-day w/e) Starts 1st Aug

London (Sundays) Starts 30h July, 3 Aug, 7 Sept


Practise with confidence! 

Develop a deeper understanding of Dru Yoga and take your personal practice to a new level. An excellent grounding in the essential foundations of Dru Yoga
 
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.

Principles of Dru Yoga
Principles of activation

Energy Block Release sequence (EBR 1)

Body preparation

Establishing a regular practice

Pranayama
Pranayama Energy Block Release

Pigeon breath

Windmill

Diaphragmatic breathing

Mechanics of breathing

Deep yogic breath—lying & sitting

Asanas
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

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

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
Understangin 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