Becoming a yoga teacher

If you’d like to take your yoga practice a step further, why not consider becoming a yoga teacher?

Dru Yoga is registered with the Yoga Alliance (200 hr course) and the Independent Yoga Network (UK) so you can be confident that your training:
•  presents a comprehensive, in-depth syllabus
•  provides clear, easy-to-follow illustrated manuals
•  taught by top international tutors
•  offers the recognition of an international school
•  leads to membership in a vibrant network of Dru teachers.

What makes this course unique?

Choosing the right yoga school to train with is a big decision and will shape your entire career as a yoga teacher. Since 1985 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.
•    Start teaching and earning halfway through the course
•    Flexible course structure (miss a day and catch up elsewhere)
•    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 is available.

What if I want to do the course just for my own personal development?

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, two written assignments and one lesson planning excercise. Part of the assessment includes a reflective portfolio journal which gives you 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 your course fees.

Do you allow payments to be extended beyond the end of ?the course?

Yes, we always try to meet the needs of our students with a wide range of payment options.

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 can do this locally in a one-to-one or group session (at tutor’s discretions – and there is an additional cost) ?2. You can catch up by visiting another Dru Yoga course elsewhere (anywhere in the world!) when that part of the course is being taught. Anyone for a holiday overseas?


What people say…

Dru Yoga is a fast track to feeling balanced and more at peace with myself after a busy day of demands at work. I can also use short sequences or breathing techniques to centre myself during the day.’

Camilla, psychologist, school counsellor, Australia

‘I started the Dru Yoga course for myself and never intended teaching. The course has enabled me to understand myself and discover the potential within me… I am now teaching and bringing this discovery to others – amazing!’

Keely, Dru Yoga graduate, UK

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