Dru Yoga FAQ

Am I qualified to teach before I complete the yoga course?
Halfway through your yoga course, if you are up to date with requirements, you can choose to take an interim teaching assessment to demonstrate that you have the experience to teach Dru Yoga properly and safely. When you pass this, you may join the Professional Register of Dru Yoga teachers as a student member, get insurance and start to teach what you’ve learned.
Is there further training?
Your continuing professional development (CPD) is important and ensures a high standard of teaching from all Dru Yoga teachers. Our worldwide postgraduate training programmes keep you abreast of any new developments and refinements in the Dru style and teaching methodology. You can choose to follow short in depth courses on special themes or opt for our regular master class workshops. The current CPD requirement is 24 hours over 2 years.
What happens if I miss a weekend?
Life’s circumstances can sometimes prevent you from attending a weekend. You can easily arrange a catch-up by attending that particular module with another Dru Yoga group in any venue or by working with the tutors directly in one to one mentoring.
Where can I train in Dru Yoga?
Dru Yoga teacher training courses run in Ireland, throughout the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and Canada.
How long is the course?
In line with the International Yoga Alliance and the Independent Yoga Network, the Dru Training course consists of 200 teaching hours. We offer this in 16 weekends over 20 – 24 months
Is yoga a religion?
No. Yoga is a philosophy that originated in India 5,000 years ago, and was compiled into the Yoga Sutras in 600 BC by the father of classical yoga, Patanjali. These texts still provide a framework for spiritual exploration and mastery over the physical and mental body. Yoga sometimes interweaves other philosophies such as Hinduism or Buddhism, although it is not necessary to study those paths in order to practise or study yoga. You do not need to surrender your own religious beliefs to practise yoga. In fact, many people find that yoga helps them find greater depth in their chosen faith