Dru Yoga to transform body and mind
Classes, workshops and short courses available in-person and online.
Dru Yoga Classes
I offer small group and 1-1 classes from my base at The Little Yoga Barn in Ripponden. Classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.
🌟 Small, tailored classes (maximum six people)
🌟Bespoke, underfloor heated studio
🌟Mats and equipment available
🌟Village location – two-minute drive from the centre of Ripponden
🌟£9 drop-in, or £45 for a six-class pass
🌟Tuesdays 10.30am, or Thursdays 10am. 60 minute classes
Book a class here or get in touch to find out more.
People choose 1-1 yoga for lots of reasons.
Perhaps they have a specific issue they would like help with: Chronic stress/physical injury or other health condition for example. Maybe they are brand new to yoga (or are returning to it after a break) and would like to go over the basics before joining a group class.
Some need the convenience of a teacher traveling to them for tailored sessions, and like the additional accountability of having ‘homework’ to practice too.
Others want to go deeper into an area of yoga that they enjoy. Often this isn’t just the physical elements, but also includes breath-work, meditation, or philosophy.
For some, it’s about working towards a goal. These tailored sessions can also include a transformational yoga practice as well as coaching tools to combine the practical with the energetic to help bring this goal to life.
1-1 Yoga Option 1:
Three x 60 min tailored classes at TLYB or via Zoom. Includes home practice plan & 20 min initial consultation. £120
1-1 Yoga Option 2:
Six x 60 min tailored classes at TLYB or Zoom. Includes plan & consult. £225
1-1 Yoga Option 3:
Six x 75 minute tailored classes at a location of your choice (within 20 miles of HX6). Package as above + tailored audio recordings. £330
Workshops and Short Courses
Whether it’s a two-hour relaxation retreat or a short course focussing on a specific area of yoga, workshops, and short courses are a great way to touch on elements of yoga that aren’t part of a usual weekly class. Check back here for upcoming workshops in 2022.
What makes Dru different?
Dru is a really accessible form of yoga that is completely flexible. Grounded in classical yoga principles and postures, it is also influenced by other movement modalities such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi.
Dru classes typically include a set of warm up exercises called activations, followed by an Energy Block Release sequence (EBRS). EBRS are a key element of a Dru class and are designed to mobilise the spine and dislodge and discharge energy trapped within the body. Joints are kept soft so energy can flow. Classes also include traditional posture and sequence work before finishing with a guided relaxation.
All Dru teachers are masters of modification – it’s a key part of our training. So, if you’re uncomfortable with your head down or suffering from a sore back you’ll find lots of modifications throughout the class, that means you still get the benefits of the posture or sequence but none of the discomfort. This is why Dru is known for being an excellent tool for back care and/or reduced mobility.
When I first started attending a Dru class, I was amazed by its almost magical stress relieving powers: I would arrive at class feeling stressed out and exhausted after a long day at work, completely stuck in my head, uneasy in my body, and leave feeling strong, calm and centred. This is why I absolutely love practicing and teaching this form of yoga.
Still have questions? Please do get in touch, I am always happy to answer them.