Starting to teach

AM I QUALIFIED TO TEACH BEFORE I COMPLETE THE YOGA COURSE?
Most students are so excited by the benefits of Dru Yoga in their own lives that they are keen to teach it to others. Halfway through your yoga course, if your assignments are up-to-date, 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, and start to teach what you’ve learned.

WHAT ARE A STUDENT TEACHER’S FIRST STEPS?
We recommend a mentoring system to set your feet firmly on the path. Either contact us, or ask your local Dru Yoga teacher to let you teach part of their class and give you constructive feedback on your lesson plans and teaching skills.

WHEN WILL I DO THE FINAL ASSESSMENT?
We advise taking the final assessment within one year of finishing the course. If you wait longer than a year we’ll ask you to do another 60 hours of training by joining an undergraduate group who are in the final stages of their training.

WHEN DO I QUALIFY AS A YOGA TEACHER?
You qualify as a Dru Yoga teacher once you’ve attended all the course modules, completed all your assignments, passed the final teaching assessment and become a full member of the Professional Register of Dru Yoga Teachers.

TELL ME ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL REGISTER
The Professional Register of Dru Yoga Teachers gives you three main benefits:

  • – access to on-going support and guidance from our senior tutors about any aspects of teaching, from creating business opportunities to tips for helping individuals with specific health challenges in your classes.
  • – access to a wide range of continuing professional development opportunities all geared towards enhancing your skills as a Dru Yoga teacher.
  • – a listing on the Find a Teacher facility of our Dru worldwide website to help increase your business.

To ensure the very highest standards possible, we ask all our Dru Yoga teachers to keep their membership of the Professional Register current.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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 indepth courses on special themes or opt for our regular master class workshops. The current CPD requirement is 24 hours over 2 years.

DRU WORLDWIDE ONLINE REGISTER
Members of the Professional Register of Dru Yoga Teachers can choose to be listed on our website. As most people these days use the internet to check out their nearest Dru Yoga teacher, www.druworldwide.com will help many potential clients to find you.