Yoga is yoga, 82 amazing asanas (postures) designed to keep your body in tip top health. The different styles just emphasise different aspects of yoga. some focus on flexibility, others on strength and endurance, other on flow.
Dru Yoga is a tradition style of yoga that emphases FLOW. We like to string the postures together into gorgeous sequences, so that your body develops flexibility and strength with ease and without strain. We like to enjoy our yoga practise! Dru Yoga is all about making YOU feel GOOD. It is about helping YOU to unlock you inner potential and discover the power to live your dreams. It is about helping YOU discover YOU – the beautiful you inside. It is about helping you to discover the STILL POINT within, from which stems all calmness, happiness and contentment.
Classes are suitable for ALL abilities, and are held at the studio unless stated otherwise. I look forward to helping you on your journey to finding that still point in your life.
Tuesdays: 9.30am, 3.15pm, 6.45.pm, 8.15pm
Thursdays: 9.30am, 8pm
Fridays: 11am at North Leigh Memorial Hall, Restorative Yoga Class 5.30pm
£54 for a block of 6 classes – £12 for drop-in – £50 private 1-2-1 individual session
For a flavour of Dru, watch the ‘Inner Fire’ Sequence here:
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
[Source: Dru Worldwide]
Whatever your yoga ambitions, you’ll find Dru Yoga a fresh, energetic, positive and complete approach to health and wellbeing.
What is the format of a Dru Yoga Class?
The classes start with a gentle warm up of the muscles, it is essential that your body is warmed up before your yoga practice. Fun, flowing movements to music, that release accumulated tension.
2) ENERGY BLOCK RELEASE
Unique to Dru, these are carefully designed sequences of stretching, twisting, forwards, backwards and sideways bending, and squatting movements that work on every part of your body. Joints are kept relaxed to allow energy/life force to flow and remove blockages. Everything starts with a thought, anger, grief etc, these negative thoughts, if not let go off, get stuck within the body and cause dis-ease. These could manifest into disease.. lung problems, irritable bowel, cancer for example.
3) POSTURES AND SEQUENCES
Each posture and sequence has a very specific therapeutic benefit to your mind and body, eg. a healthy spine, beat depression, vitality etc. Conscious intention takes the healing process deeper when affirmations and visualisations are used with each posture.
Relaxation is a natural conclusion to your yoga practice, allowing the energy that has been activated to settle, to absorb the benefits of the yoga, bringing your body back into balance, harmony and to heal.
Energetic Principles of Dru Yoga
Dru Yoga works with the flow of energy within our body to access every level of our being. Energy flows freely through the body when our lives are harmonious. Dru Yoga can affect us on every level of our being and help to speed up the process of deep transformation.
Energy becomes locked in the spine and in all the joints. From the joints the blockage can go deeper into the muscles and, eventually into the internal organs. EBR sequences can reverse this process and play a major role in detoxifying the body.
Energy gets blocked when the joints are locked; therefore it is recommended that all joints be slightly flexed when doing Dru Yoga. You will also notice that you use more of your postural muscles.
All movements in Dru Yoga originate from the spine. Stiffness in the spine is the main cause of energy blocks and therefore each part should be encouraged to move.
Every posture and movement comes from somewhere and goes somewhere. Consider every posture as a sequence.
Yoga for stress and back pain
Recent UK research, published in September 2012 in the Journal of Occupational Medicine, shows that Dru Yoga can reduce perceived stress and back pain at work.
More than 80 participants took part in a recent study – a yoga group who received one 50 minute Dru Yoga session each week for 8 weeks along with a 20 min DVD for home practice, and a control group who received no intervention.
When compared with the control group, the yoga group scores were significantly lower for perceived stress, back pain, sadness and hostility, and much higher for feeling self-assured, attentive and serene.
Contact me to book a personal one-2-one session on how I can help you.