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, all age groups and ideally suited for woman in pregnancy. 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 my purpose built studio close to Moira.

‘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.

How is Dru Yoga Different?

Dru Yoga has its roots in hatha yoga, and includes classical yoga postures (asanas), pranayama (the science of breath) mudras (hand gestures), positive affirmations, empowering visualisations and powerful sequences performed in a flowing and dynamic style. Dru Yoga classes are tailored to the level of the individuals within the class and usually contain Energy Block Release Sequences (EBRs), graceful flowing yoga sequences, pranayama, relaxation and Dru Meditation.

What is unique about Dru Yoga?

  • Joints are kept relaxed and soft during movement (as in tai chi). This creates flexibility and a free flow of subtle energy.
  • Energy Block Release sequences are easy-to-practise, flowing movements that help to release tension physically, mentally and emotionally.
  • In Dru Yoga all movements originate from the spine because a flexible, healthy spine supports your entire yoga practice.
  • The spinal wave and spinal twist are core features of Dru, enhancing spinal health and vitality.
  • A deep undertanding of core stability is a major focus.
  • Dru Yoga works to balance the chakras (energy centres of the body) and access the powerful energy of the heart.
  • Within the flow of movement, Dru Yoga creates powerful moments of stillness which we call ‘Dru points’.

So how does Dru Yoga compare with other types of yoga?

Many people come to Dru Yoga classes as they enjoy the graceful, flowing sequences of this accessible type of yoga. Dru Yoga can be practised by people of all fitness levels and abilities. If you enjoy a gentle sequence of yoga postures, then try one of my Dru Yoga classes. Dru Yoga really has something for everyone!