Dru Yoga

Dru comes from the Sanskrit word dhruva, which refers to the stillness that can be experienced while practising Dru Yoga. In this stillness we are able to sit back from anything happening around us, and see and act from a point of clarity and inner calm.

Dru Yoga has its roots in Hatha yoga and includes classical yoga postures (asana), pranayama (breath work), mudras (gestures), positive affirmations, empowering visualisations and powerful, flowing, dynamic sequences.  Every class includes one of Dru’s Energy Block Release Sequences (EBRs) which are easy to practise, flowing movements that help release physical, mental and emotional tension.

Dru Yoga is designed to be practised by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, and is one of the most adaptable forms of yoga.  So whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced yogi, Dru has something to offer.

BENEFITS

  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Ease back pain, headaches and other physical discomfort
  • Transform painful emotions into positive and improve mood
  • Ease negative thinking
  • Improve feelings about yourself and others
  • Boost energy and vitality

Timetable

Teachers

Ali Downes

Ali Downes

Ali started practising yoga in 2012, following an introduction to mindfulness.  Not really being one for playing sports or going to the gym, it was the first physical exercise class she had ever enjoyed.  It wasn't long before she realised that yoga was so much more than a physical exercise, noticing the emotional and mental benefits alongside the physical (getting her through some tough times along the way!)  With a professional background in Clinical Psychology, Ali is passionate about sharing yoga and mindfulness so people can enhance their mental wellbeing and develop their resilience. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. IS THIS CLASS FOR ME?

Dru Yoga is designed to be practised by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, and is one of the most adaptable forms of yoga. So whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced yogi, Dru has something to offer.

Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Bring a water bottle and your own mat if you prefer, or you can hire a studio mat for £1.

Q. WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Please arrive 15 minutes before class so you have time to get ready and allow a prompt start.

Q. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Cotton clothing is more suitable then stretchy synthetic fabrics, but wear what you feel most comfortable in that will allow your body to move and stretch freely. There are changing cubicles at the studio for before and after class.

Q. WHEN SHOULD I EAT?

Try not to eat a heavy meal at least two hours before class, but a light snack is fine if you need.

Q. HOW DO I GET TO THE CLASS?

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