Dru Yoga teacher training course
Is it for me?
Whether you plan to teach yoga, want to practise effectively by yourself at home, or would like to enhance your career as a therapist, the Dru Yoga teacher training course is for you!
Whatever your yoga ambitions, you’ll find Dru Yoga an empowering, energising and balancing approach to vitality, health and wellbeing.
‘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, Human Resources manager and Dru Yoga undergraduate, Australia
Choosing the right school to train with is a big decision and will help shape your entire career as a yoga teacher.
Since 1989 we have trained thousands of Dru Yoga teachers worldwide, with many hundreds currently in training. Half our students start to teach before graduation, helping to recoup their costs.
You can be confident that your training:
- presents a comprehensive, in-depth syllabus
- provides clear, easy-to-follow illustrated manuals
- is taught by top international tutors
- offers the recognition of an international school
- leads to membership in a vibrant network of Dru teachers.
Internationally renowned and accredited
The Dru Yoga Teacher Training course is registered with:
- Yoga Australia (YA) as a 350 hour course
- International Yoga Alliance which covers the Asia Pacific region
- Independent Yoga Network (UK)
The course has strong post-graduate training programs with ongoing training in Yoga Dance, Youth, and Pre-natal yoga.
What makes this course unique?
- Dru Yoga is accessible to all levels of fitness and ability
- Dru is also renowned for its profound knowledge of how to create wellbeing with ease - in body, mind and emotions
- Dru Yoga benefits are backed by research
- Start teaching and earning halfway through the course
- Flexible course structure (You can miss a day and catch up elsewhere in Australia - or the world!)
- Indepth post-graduate programmes, including ongoing training in back care and pre-natal which can lead to a yoga therapist accreditation
- A variety of payment plans are available
About one third of our students do the course for their own personal growth, knowing that Dru’s deep insights into the body-mind system will make a huge contribution to their lives. Generally, these students find the ‘teacher-training’ aspects of the course very beneficial. Here are some examples of what you will learn:
- subtle energetics of rapport building
- communication and classroom dynamics to help you in almost any interpersonal and group setting
- fun, supportive teaching practices to help you deepen your yoga experience.
What homework is required?
There are two practical assessments, four written assignments and a reflective portfolio journal which provides an invaluable reference guide for personal development.
How is the course content arranged?
During the first half of this experiential course you will be introduced to the foundations of Dru Yoga—essential principles, postures, sequences, pranayama, meditation, anatomy and physiology, communication and teaching skills. In the second half you will refine your understanding of Dru Yoga, and learn how to develop individualised therapeutic programmes.
When can I start teaching? Will the course pay for itself?
You may begin teaching classes approximately half way through the course when you pass your interim assessment. You will then have an opportunity to earn enough to cover a large proportion of your course fees.
Do you allow payments to be extended beyond the end of the course?
We always try to meet the needs of our students with a wide range of payment options and can tailor a payment plan to meet specific requirements where appropriate.
What happens if I miss some course days?
We are an International School and our syllabus is standard throughout the world. If you miss sessions you can catch up in two ways:
1. You may be able to do this locally in a one-to-one mentoring or group session (at tutor’s discretion – and there is an additional cost)
2. You can catch up with another Dru Yoga course group either in Australia or overseas at a time when that part of the course is being taught there. Anyone for a holiday overseas?