About Dru Yoga
It has its roots in hatha yoga and includes classical postures, breathwork, mudras (hand gestures), positive affirmations, empowering visualisations and powerful flowing dynamic sequences. The visualisations and affirmations help you positively transform how you think and keep your emotions in check.
Whilst it does use classical yoga postures it is a very different experience from the average class. It works with the body but also helps to calm the mind and spirit and tends to be a much more gentle and flowing type of yoga whilst it is still dynamic and improves strength and flexibility creating core stability.
It also works with unique Energy Block Release Sequences (EBRs) which aim to free energy blockages that are often present in the body due to past physical and emotional traumas and general stresses of everyday life.
Who is the class suitable for?
The class is designed to be practiced by people of all abilities, fitness levels and ages as various modifications can be suggested for all of the postures.
A typical class will consist of the following:
How is it unique?
- Joints are kept relaxed and soft (as in Tai Chi). This allows for energy flow
- Energy Block Release Sequences are flowing movements that help to release tension physically, mentally and emotionally
- In Dru Yoga all movements originate from the spine keeping it mobilised, active and healthy
- Dru Yoga works to balance the chakras (the energy centres of the body) and accesses the powerful energy of the heart
- Within the flow of movement Dru Yoga creates powerful moments of stillness
The classes are suitable for beginners as modification can be offered for each posture.
When are the classes?
TUESDAY evening traditional Dru Yoga class 19.15 to 20.30pm led by Alexis Henley
- Traditional yoga postures (asanas)
- Flowing sequences
- Breathing techniques (pranayama)
- Hand gestures (mudras)
- Deep relaxation.
THURSDAY 18.30 to 20.00pm led by Tracey Horton
Classes run by Tracey take the following format:
- pranayama (breathing techniques)
- guided relaxation (30 minutes)
Dru comes from the Sanskrit word Dhruva which refers to the stillness that can be achieved through Dru yoga and Dru meditation. Dru enables you to tap into your own inner stillness each day enabling you to witness what is happening around you without reacting to it. A Dru Yoga class is a perfect way to unwind after a stressful day.
Tracey teaches yoga in blocks. The current block is the first part of Energy Block Release 2, followed by all of the postures within surya namaskara (the Sun Sequence)
Tracey will be going deeper with each of these postures so that students are really comfortable with them. The full sun sequence will then be taught next block.
All of these postures and the energy block release sequence encourage students to come into the present moment, letting go of the past and really allowing a sense of peace to be instilled.
Tracey will be introducing a lot more visualisation work in this block which will really emphasise the energetics of the postures.
On a purely physical level they all provide a great stretch and are fabulous tools to ensure that the spine is kept in optimal health.
On an energetic level students should leave the class feeling energised, at peace with a sense of stillness.
Clases are £7 a session or £24.00 for a block of 4.
When you come to a class please bring a mat (if you have one), something warm to wear (or a blanket) for the relaxation period and some water.
If you’d like more information or would like to discuss if this class is right for you please call Tracey Horton on 07813 141372, or Beehive Healthcare on 01244 915603