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Dru Yoga Therapy Postgraduate Diploma

Internationally accredited with the BYCT and AAYT
Next start date to be confirmed

Why become a Dru Yoga Therapist?

'Dru Yoga Therapy is a person-centred approach which has long been at the forefront of yoga therapeutics. From trauma healing in The Sudan and Bosnia to clinical trials with the NHS—Dru Yoga has proved itself highly effective as a tool for transformation. Taught by an experienced team of professionals who have a variety of specialisms—you know that as a Dru Yoga Therapist you will be qualified and confident to work as a health professional in any setting around the world.'

Sylvia Barrington

Dru Yoga Curriculum Director
and Lead Accreditation Officer for the British Council for Yoga Therapists 

Dr Janey Fitzgerald is a Dru Yoga Therapist trainer and Ayurvedic Practitioner. She has been training and examining GPs throughout her 30-year career in the medical profession and so blends modern and ancient practices perfectly. She has pioneered Dru Postgraduate courses from which graduates have gone on to work in many different healthcare settings including the NHS.

    (right) Trauma healing with Dru Yoga Therapy— working with the UNHCR around the world.

    The Dru Yoga Therapy Diploma Course is accredited with the British Council of Yoga Therapists (BCYT) and the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT) and taught by an international team of yoga, health and medical professionals.

    As a qualified Dru Yoga Therapist you can register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and are recognised as being able to work within a clinical setting alongside other health professionals such as GPs, medics and complementary health practitioners. 

    Course details​​​​​​​

    This cutting-edge course brings together ancient wisdom and modern complementary medicine enabling you to:

    • deepen your knowledge of yoga as a therapy;
    • assist your clients with a wide variety of physical and psychological conditions;
    • establish your own clinic working with small groups and individuals liaising with health professionals to ensure optimum care for your clients.

    The course consists of a total of 600 hours of training:

    • 300 contact hours - in-person
    • 300 non-contact hours - includes home study, case studies and clinical practice.

    Course requirements

    • A recognised 200-hour yoga teaching diploma, 60 hours of postgraduate teaching experience and a current first-aid certificate.
    • To undertake yoga therapy sessions with an experienced yoga therapist to gain experience (at least four sessions).

    A yoga therapist is able to work with individuals and groups of clients to design specific therapeutic programmes for a diverse range of health conditions such as; back pain, asthma, arthritis, digestive disorders, heart and circulatory conditions, stress, anxiety and depression.  

    Outline of topics covered

    • Principles of yoga therapy including use of asana, pranayama, relaxation, meditation, kriya, mantra, diet and lifestyle.
    • Applied yogic philosophy  including Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, essential upanishads, modern yoga therapy principles.
    • Yoga therapy models; prana Vayu, panca Kosha, chakra, Mudra,  Ayurvedic dosha type. 
    • Ayurveda used in yoga therapy practice.
    • Integrated yoga awareness practice (IYAP).
    • Structural analysis, diagnosis and correction.
    • Clinical practise.
    • Case studies.
    • Clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
    • Chakra analysis, chakra intervention and chakra alignment. 
    • Pranayama principles and practise as a therapy.
    • Anatomy, physiology and pathology.
    • Designing clinical sessions, setting up a clinical practice, starting a yoga therapy business.
    • Inter-relationships with clinical professionals and professional practice. 

    Teach one of the world's leading styles of yoga. You will be able to work alongside health professionals, in the workplace and schools.

    Develop your career with our extensive postgraduate CPD training programmes—with a wide choice of areas to specialise in.

    Learn from our multi-disciplinary team of teachers and specialists—combine the best of Western science with ancient wisdom.