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Dru Yoga course timetables

Brief description

To teach you how to practise yoga postures correctly. To help you begin to understand and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of practising Dru Yoga.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone who want to practice Dru Yoga

Course description in brief

Dru Yoga is graceful and has flowing sequence of yoga poses. Dru Yoga can be practised by people of all fitness levels and abilities. Dru Yoga works to balance the chakras (energy centres of the body) and access the powerful energy of the heart.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    • Energy Block Release Sequences
    • How to focus on coordinating movement of the spine with breathing
    • Learnt benefits on so many levels; physical, emotional and spiritual
    • Short mindful meditation,

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?


What equipment will I need for the course?

A sticky mat, blocks and belts will be provided. It is useful to bring a blanket.
Wear loose fitting clothes
Other Information I might need to know:
• It is not advisable to eat directly before a class. The guidelines are:
4 hours after a heavy meal before practising
2 hours after a light meal before practising
• The Tutor needs to be aware of any medical problems you may have

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

Yoga postures will be demonstrated, then verbal instruction will be given so you can do the postures.
The tutor may manually adjust you to help you get the correct alignment.
Each class will be organised around a theme, (eg standing postures, balance, breath awareness) and will include both strenuous and relaxing postures.
The classes will be progressive over the course of the year

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

You need to attend the class regularly and let us know when you are unable to come.
It would be helpful if you practised at home! Your tutor will give you suggestions for homework

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

The teacher will give you feedback as the term progresses. You will be asked what you hope to get out of coming to the classes, and this will be discussed with you as the term progresses

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

More yoga! You will be able to work at your own level, so you can continue to attend as long as you wish. You can meet with our student adviser who can tell you about other exercise and health &Well Being classes available at Swarthmore.

How will I say what I think about the course?

You can give the tutor verbal feedback at any time, before, during or after the class, and written feedback will be collected half way through the course and at the end.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
803a 1.5 Thursday 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 19 Sep 2019 to 24 Oct 2019 (6 Sessions) £36
804a 1.5 Thursday 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 07 Nov 2019 to 12 Dec 2019 (6 Sessions) £36
803b 1.5 Thursday 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 16 Jan 2020 to 20 Feb 2020 (5 Sessions) £36
804b 1.5 Thursday 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 05 Mar 2020 to 09 Apr 2020 (5 Sessions) £36
803c 1.5 Thursday 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 23 Apr 2020 to 21 May 2020 (6 Sessions) £36
804c 1.5 Thursday 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 04 Jun 2020 to 09 Jul 2020 (5 Sessions) £30

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.