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Postgrad Back Care course (The Southwest), Jun 2019

1 June, 2019

Dru Yoga Postgraduate Back Care Course

This taught diploma course is open to qualified Dru Yoga teachers, and also to teachers from other schools of yoga. It is a stand- alone course, very practical and based on class teaching.

The 30 CPD points comprises 24 points for contact hours plus 6 points (a minimum of 6 hours) for personal research.   The course is held over two non-residential weekends.

Course Objectives:

  • To give yoga teachers deeper knowledge, skills and confidence when teaching students with back problems in their classes.
  • To train yoga teachers to safely run effective back care classes.

Course content:

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of back conditions, common back conditions are encountered by yoga teachers
  • Evidence-base for yoga therapy and other approaches for managing back pain.
  • Introduction to the therapeutic use of the kosha and chakra models in back care yoga classes.
  • Experience of asanas tailored to the therapeutic relief of back pain
  • Specific techniques for deep relaxation of the spine.
  • Three customised and graduated back care programmes to use as templates for your classes. These programmes are based on recent scientific research using Dru Yoga techniques,

Here's a sample video from the Health Back Programme for you


The programme will include a mixture of lectures and practical yoga sessions, with time for you to practice the skills you are learning. There will be a reflective practice portfolio assignment between weekends one and two, and small group practical assessments on the final day of the course

You will be provided with a full-colour course manual plus pdf’s of template class plans and home practice sheets to give to your students, as well as a pre-class health questionnaire. 

Course tutors: Padma McIntyre and senior Dru Yoga tutors.

Course dates

Weekend One:  1 - 2 June 2019

Weekend Two : 20 - 21 July 2019


A deposit fee of £100 is required to confirm your booking. This deposit is non-refundable **.  The balance becomes due by 1st May 2019 (or 1 March if taking advantage of the Early Bird rate)

Please complete this Registration Form and return to Anne Smale (

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Feedback from previous back care courses:
“This course is going to enhance and change my yoga teaching. I want all of my students to feel empowered with strength and the freedom to move, not just those with back pain. It is also going to be a fantastic journey for me, for helping me with my own back pain.“    N.H.

“I taught the 6-week Dru Yoga back programme to a client who had uncontrolled epilepsy and chronic pain, which prevented him from sleeping more than two hours at a time. He now takes no painkillers and sleeps all night. So a big thank-you for the lesson plans.....they really work”.     J.B.

"The Dru team pool their vast and varied knowledge and experience to provide a comprehensive back care course”.      K. L.

"Great CPD – a natural and helpful progression for Dru teachers.  I have gained confidence in applying knowledge from my training to really help people with back pain.    C.J.

"This course has given me confidence and lots of practical techniques to help people who experience back pain."    P.H.

Prices and booking

Non-refundable** deposit to reserve your place :  £100  (deducted from the total fee)


Early Bird discount - book before 1 March 2019

Early Bird rate for DPN members £300

Early Bird standard rate       £360


Standard fee

DPN Members    £320 

Standard Fee    £380


** On some occasions we may suggest that you do some more preparation before joining the course, or that another stream of Dru would better serve you. If that happens your deposit is fully refundable. 


Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 16:00