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J.R., Senior Manager, ACT, Australia
My strongest sense of Dru yoga's benefits to me as an individual, a parent/friend/colleague, an educator, a mediator, a facilitator and now also a DY teacher is that it has expanded my sense of myself and my own gifts and potential. Subtly, over time, it has developed my awareness of my right to exist in the world and my right to choose to speak out or remain silent, as well as to value and to share my gifts in, hopefully, appropriate ways. My work colleagues remark on my ability to stay calm in the face of mounting deadlines and to deal with perceived crises constructively and with humour.
Being able to find the still point within myself at any time also helps me to function from an attitude of acceptance of others and of their right also to be who they are, with their own unique perceptions and responses.

J.O., Social Worker, Yorkshire, UK
I suffered with depression and anxiety and associated IBS since 1994. At some points I was so low that just getting out of bed was an enormous struggle. My confidence and self esteem were rock bottom. I could only get through life with the help of medication. I felt as though I was just existing, with no real enthusiasm for life at all.

Dru yoga has helped to banish depression anxiety and IBS. I have been off anti depressants for over 3 years. I feel confident and I am able to enjoy my life and the people in it. MY relationships have improved and life does not feel such a struggle any more. Dru yoga really has given me my life back and that is no exaggeration!
S.N., Childcare Worker, Cheshire, UK
My whole life and outlook is changing for the better as a result of Dru.
Dru is the single best thing that I can pick out that has happened to me in
my life. I am motivated, I have goals and desires and the confidence to pursue them.
All this is thanks to Dru.
I have found some self-confidence. My thoughts are not a barrage of self
put-downs and I do not get an anxious knot in my chest when talking to other
people. I don't get headaches or back pain anymore. I don't get an anxious
knot in my stomach at the thought of meeting new people. I like myself and
have enough self-confidence that I am not constantly seeking approval. Rid
of anxiety I am starting to really enjoy being with people and able to have
real and interesting conversations instead of being governed by fear. I am
more accepting and tolerant of other people and am able to let go of
comments from others rather than replaying them in my head feeding the
anxious knot in my chest.

Jan-Maree, Senior Consultant Financial Management, Australia Federal Government

As a senior consultant in financial management that works mainly with federal Australian Government Departments I am exposed to working with a large number of different people, many carrying large work loads.The benefits that Dru Yoga and meditation has brought me has dramatically reduced my stress levels and increased my awareness of the daily pressures that are faced by most of my colleagues. I am more conscious of not taking on this stress myself. As a result, people value my increased creativity, clarity and calm and my client base has expanded.

My partner who works as a lawyer now attends weekly Dru Yoga classes with me. One of the first things he recommends for stress and to those looking for assistance is the local Dru Yoga classes. My professional mentor has also recently joined the four year Dru Yoga Teacher Training Course after I introduced her to Dru!I believe the calm centred presence I gain from my Dru Yoga contributes greatly to the lives of my colleagues and family and has made a vast difference to my personal and professional life.

Damian C., Managing Director, Lancashire, UK

Having just been to a brilliant Dru retreat in North Wales I am 'chilled', yet fully charged! The style and quality of presentation is excellent, the presentation content fascinating, the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff without question and the organisation has a track record approaching thirty years. I have been to three Dru retreat events now and can highly recommend them.

M.S., Yoga Teacher, NSW, Australia
This is what I’ve gained and wish to share with you:
  • I feel healthier and stronger than I did at 20.
  • Because of the sedentary nature of my job before doing this yoga, when I stood up for any length of time I would experience lower back pain. Core strength is of primary concern in Dru Yoga. Now when I stand for any length of time my core supports my whole structure and I have no discomfort.
  • I suffered from asthma but no longer take any medication for this condition.
  • I fill in a daily diary to chart my progress with the postures and sequences and the three gauges are Active, Proactive and Reactive. For the last two years, except for a few days, I’ve charted Proactive (you need a bad day to make the good ones even better!).
  • I’ve always viewed myself as chunky, but when I do Dru Yoga I feel graceful and calm.
  • My daily practice allows my mind to be still yet active and focused.
Philip, The Netherlands - Business Consultant

In the fast-moving world, Dru Yoga is the still point in my daily life that helps me to gain overview and insight in all that is happening in and around me. In my workplace nowadays people come to speak with me not only for practical reasons, but more and more they are searching for personal advice, peace, understanding and insights from a different point of view. Dru Yoga transforms us into sources of inspiration to others and is a beautiful instrument for the true seeker.

Camilla N, Psychologist, NSW, Australia

Dru Yoga has made a profound difference to the quality of my life. I work as a Psychologist in a school setting and what caught my attention was that wonderful book: "The Dance between Joy and Pain" by Mansukh Patel. It gave practical ideas of what to do for each emotion, and I immediately began to apply the techniques to clients and myself, of course.
Learning the Energy Block Releases was a pure joy - a practice that I really wanted to do as I saw the benefits in my inner energy - the difference I felt after I had done them compared to the feelings of being over stressed and lacking in energy that I had felt previously.
So, I had to do the training !!! Which was fabulous!!! I now have such a great lot of tools to use - for myself and to show others for transforming emotional "issues". I can change my energy easily now and my life is joyful.
The tutors are all wonderful !!! One can see that there is a inner "knowing" that exudes from their beingness, and there is no ego about it - which for me is the true test.
You are all great beacons of Light, truly showing the Path !!!
I thank you !!!

Lloyd C., Remedial Masseur, Ex Policeman and Retail franchisee

I started the Dru Teacher Training Modules in 1999. At that time it was a three year course, attending a 5 day training course twice a year. I can say without hesitation it has been the most profound life changing experience I have had in my 49 years. The skills, tools and wisdom that you attain help you for the rest of your life. It is like stepping out of a world filled with ignorance, reacting to circumstances in your life, rather then being able to control your emotions and responding in a positive manner. Being able to step back and be an observer to life rather then be trapped in the emotional reactions.

I have become a much calmer and peaceful person within. Before doing the course I would let little things that annoyed me stew and gradually build up inside me and then one day something little would set me off and everything would explode like a huge volcano. Changes within happen gradually, the little things do not worry you anymore. If they do, your awareness is much more refined and you know immediately when you feel uncomfortable within yourself. This is the great key, with that inner awareness that you have developed, you know when you stray off the path and you can bring yourself back using the tools taught on the modules.

As I have changed and become a more peaceful person it has created a peaceful home. Years ago I would have to travel away at times for business meetings. On my return my wife would say. “It has been so peaceful while you were away”. This would upset me as I thought at that time that I was an easy going fellow. Around the home if I wanted the family to do a joint task, say in the garden, no-one wanted to work with me. In my eyes they could not do things right and they did not work hard enough so I was always pushing them and hurrying them along. Dru has taught me to sit back and not force issues, to go with the flow, to understand that everyone is different and make allowances for those differences. The result being my wife and I have not had an out and out argument for years now. We still have discussions and not always agree 100% on everything but come to a compromise and we work things out in a peaceful environment. I have become much closer to my children aged 24 and 22. I feel that being and example and them seeing the changes in me have helped them change as well. Both regularly read a book I gave them from Life Foundation and my daughter calls hers her bible. She has become a teacher so imagine what she will be able to pass onto her students.

When I was in years 10, (1972) I did not know what I wanted to do, my only thought was, I wanted to help people. Maybe become a psychologist, I was not in a position to go to Uni so for many years forgot about going in that direction. In Feb 2006 together with another Dru graduate, we will be starting a Life Coaching Program for students aged 16-22. We will be using many of the tools taught to us in the Dru modules. It is such a beautiful feeling to get to a point in your life where you know your heading in the right direction, and no matter what happens in your life you have the skills to stay calm within when chaos is all around you.

In summary, Dru has helped me in all fascists of my life, physically, mentally and emotionally. If you are at a point in your life where you are looking to make changes within, “GO DRU”.

Kate M, UK - Homeopath
The Dru Yoga teaching course has been and continues to be an unfolding journey of self exploration and magic, revealing the endless mysteries of life. I feel like it has opened the doors and the windows of my soul, given the rooms a spring clean and an airing, cleaned the windows and created a beautiful welcome within.
Anne, UK - Foster Carer
As an M.E. (chronic fatigue) sufferer, I have slowly but surely regained my strength with the help of Dru Yoga. But, more than that, I have gained an inner strength and balance in my life.
Judy G., Yoga Teacher, Stourbridge, UK
The Dru Yoga Teacher Training Course is a truly inspirational and life-changing experience. With the total support and unconditional caring of the Dru Yoga tutors I discovered a reality of Self and a sense of purpose I had never known before. This course is about freedom of the Self.
Paul - IT Consultant, Kenya

The Dru Yoga Teachers Course - which is a lot more than a yoga course - has reached into every part of my life, relationships, business and myself. And every part has benefitted. The course is a true celebration of life.

Dru Yoga Student, Glasgow

When I first went to Lily's class I was heart-broken after my Mum died. Dru Yoga helped me come to terms with that and truly realise death is a part of living. When my Dad died we all decided to bring him home from the nursing home and we enjoyed the last three days with him, giving him the free dome to pass away with love and peace.


How you can take Dru Yoga home: Further reading, viewing and listening

Dru Yoga – Stillness in Motion – the definitive Dru Yoga book by Chris Barrington, Anita Goswami, Annie Jones, foreword by Mansukh Patel. It’s modern presentation with crystal clear descriptions, photos and diagrammes gives you body-mind yoga at its best, with chapters giving potent techniques for: easing back pain, building confidence, overcoming depression, gaining fitness, building vitality, meditation, relaxation, pranayama and so much more. More than 30 bonus 10-minute techniques for todays busy lifestyle.
Turning Point by Mansukh Patel and Anita Goswami
Awakening Soulforce by Mansukh Patel
Flame that Transforms by Mansukh Patel and Savitri MacCuishatel
Believe in Yourself by Mansukh Patel
Secret Power of Light by Mansukh Patel
Crisis and the Miracle of Love by Mansukh Patel

For those who prefer to watch TV,
Try the new Dru Yoga DVD, with Mansukh Patel and Coby Langford – 2hrs 30mins with 9 Dru Yoga programmes to suit every stage of the day, every level of experience.
Or the Body Heart Mind Video by Mansukh Patel and Paulette Agnew £12.95 contains a daily programme and many beautiful Dru Yoga sequences filmed in Kenya.
Bhagavad Gita DVD series, presented by Mansukh Patel
Living and Dying video by Mansukh Patel
Mansukh Patel in Dialogue with Young People (video)
Mansukh Patel on Relationships

If you prefer CD, highly recommended introductions to the power of Dru Yoga are:
Easing Back Pain by Mansukh Patel and Coby Langford.
Health and Harmony - Energy Block Release 1 – Padma McIntyre
Total Health - Energy Block Release 2 – Louise Rowan
Awakening the Heart - Energy Block Release 3 – Anita Goswami
Energy and Flow - Energy Block Release 4 – Susan Kulas
Clarity and Creativity – Energy Block Release 5 – Lalita Doerstel
Energy Block Release 6 – Ruth Boaler

For information on these and other Dru products, please contact your regional Dru centre.



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