What is Dru Yoga?
Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind and spirit—improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.
Designed to be practised by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, Dru is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime. Dru Yoga classes are available in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and across Europe, Australia and Canada. Short Dru Yoga retreats and yoga holidays in these countries are also very popular. We offer the Dru Yoga teacher training course in many countries, plus postgraduate courses for continuing professional development (CPD).
'Dru Yoga should be available in every GP surgery.' Dr Hilary Jones
In 2005, 450 graduates and participants in Dru Yoga Courses all over the world were asked about the effects of their practice.
> 72 % found Dru Yoga reduced back pain
> 93 % experienced improved spine flexibility
> 86% enjoyed increased energy levels
> 89% experienced improved breathing with yoga
> 89% can now reduce and control stress levels
> 81% have greater confidence and self-empowerment
> 84% benefited from enhanced mood since practising Dru Yoga
> 83% felt emotionally balanced
> 91% gained peace of mind by overcoming negative thinking
Whatever your yoga ambitions, you’ll find Dru Yoga a fresh, energetic, positive and complete approach to health and wellbeing.
'If you want to physically strengthen your body and emotionally enhance your mind, Dru Yoga will give you the tools to take into your daily life and help you cope with the stresses of modern living.'
Wendy, Dru Yoga undergraduate, UK
J.M. senior management consultant, UK'The Dru Course offers a complete package - regular retreats, personal development, structure for your practice at home, skills to teach, and practical ways to give back to the world.'
Judy, Dru Yoga undergraduate, Australia'Having experienced many different forms of yoga over the last twelve years
I find the holistic philosophy of Dru Yoga very appealing and most effective!'
Jill, Dru Yoga undergraduate, UK'Dru Yoga has completely changed the way I approach my life, my work, my attitude to people. It has truly been a journey of self-discovery.'
Nigel, Dru Yoga graduate, UK'It took a while for me to realise the deep transformative power of the subtle movements and visualisations.'
Jon, research scientist, and Dru Yoga graduate, Australia'Dru Yoga has helped me improve my physical wellbeing by alleviating neck and back pain. It has helped improve posture, motivate me to exercise regularly and lose weight, tone my body and eat more healthily.'
Margot, Dru Yoga undergraduate, Australia'Dru is my inspiration. It invigorates my body, settles my mind and is the most wonderful journey of inner peace.'
Marianne, Dru Yoga graduate, UK'I hardly recognise myself as the person I was six years ago. The bouts of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem I used to suffer on a regular basis have gone, to be replaced by increasing self confidence and a joyfulness in life that I'd forgotten was possible.'
Catherine, Dru Yoga teacher, UK
'It took a diagnosis of cancer to make me realise how much damage I had been doing to myself by continuing in a job which I no longer enjoyed. After surgery Dru Yoga was the main tool in re-gaining full use of my arm.
Dru has brought joy and fun back into my life'.
'Dru Yoga has helped me to have a focus in my life, after 6 years of chronic pain'.
'After changing career 7 years ago from Bank Manager to Complementary Therapist, I have moved on so far, significantly with the help of Dru and my Tutors. Thank you. '
'I chose Dru because I was looking for a way to balance my stressful working life with physical challenges that I was suffering. If I need to sort out a problem, Dru has the answer.'
Rhona V. M.
'Dru Yoga is necessary to my life – I wanted to do the course so that I always had it with me no matter where I was. Not sure I chose Dru Yoga – I think it chose me!
Have gained so far:
- Greater physical fitness and stamina
- Stillness and calmness – an ability to deal with ups and downs with less upset to myself or others
- An appreciation of life, nature, happiness
- Strength – mental and emotional
- I like myself much better'