Dru Yoga Teacher Training FAQ

Can anyone do Dru Yoga?
Definitely! People of all ages, shapes and sizes really enjoy Dru Yoga. Dru is for everyone and you’ll be surprised how quickly your body becomes more flexible when you practise regularly.
What resources do you have for home study?
Over the last 25 years Dru has published a huge collection of books, CDs, DVDs and downloads to give you an effective, interactive method of practising the techniques and ideas that you learn from us, in the comfort of your own living room. Our publications and media products, from inspirational stories and practical yoga and meditation manuals to yoga DVDs and soothing music CDs, can be bought from our various outlets and soon online. We have everything that will help you strengthen your mind, body and spirit, and immerse yourself in all things Dru, including clothing, yoga mats, shawls and therapeutic jewellery—sourced from around the world. And with a percentage of profits going to good causes, you can be assured that everything you buy from Dru involves an aspect of giving back.
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 group in any venue.
Where can I train in Dru Yoga?
Dru Yoga teacher training courses run in Ireland, throughout the UK and Australia, and in 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
When can I start teaching?
Half way through your training you will be able to take an interim assessment. This will enable you to be insured to teach a limited syllabus yoga class structure to the public and start earning.
I don’t want to teach, but would like to train in yoga for myself. Is this course appropriate for me?
Absolutely.
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.