Dru is an international school of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and health with training centers located throughout the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia.
Yoga Retreats (11)
Jane is one of Dru's senior Dru Yoga and Meditation teacher trainers, based at Snowdonia Mountain Lodge in North Wales. She has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 20 years and has a background in psychology which she applies to her meditation teaching and youth work. Jane teaches innovative sound workshops and has worked one-to-one with people the world over who have been told they can’t sing. Out of her love for singing and mantra work she has created her own ambient relaxation CDs. Building on her passion for the communication she has also written articles on yoga and meditation.
John Jones is an author, a senior Dru Meditation and Yoga teacher, Director of the International School of Dru Yoga and a Gita acharya in his own right. He has extensive experience in yogic and vedic philosophy and has a skill at presenting practical spirituality. John has led workshops in more than 40 countries, including the post-war zones of Chechnya, Bosnia, and Northern Ireland. A detraumatisation and stress management specialist, John has worked extensively as a health consultant in both the private and public sectors, including the Red Cross and United Nations.
Keith combines his background in nutrition, Ayurveda, herbalism and cookery with over 30 years of experience as a vegetarian chef. As chef at the Dru Centre in Snowdonia in North Wales and author of the cook book 'Cooking with Love' Keith oversees the culinary and nutritional delights for all Dru UK retreat participants throughout the year. Keith now travels widely, teaching workshops, retreats and courses around the world. His events are hugely entertaining as well being full of practical knowledge His highly popular blog keithonfood.com is not only funny but also packed with free resources.
Annie is an international Vitality Coach, motivational speaker, Yoga and Nutrition Consultant. She is the Co-Founder of the International School of Dru Yoga (UK) and author of 'Dru Yoga Stillness in Motion'. Annie has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and has pioneered health and yoga programmes into schools and businesses throughout Britain. Annie specialises in the positive effects of nutritional analysis, and uses her training in analysis of nutrition and blood, alongside her in-depth knowledge of yoga and yoga philosophy to really make a difference to her client's health and wellbeing.
André is a Dru Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Meditation Teacher Trainer, a transformational and High Performance Coach. He is also an entrepreneur focused on leveraging products and services at the intersection of business, technology, and personal and professional development. He loves leveraging the yogic sciences in his work with leaders and their teams to improve their leadership, impact and performance. He will help you gain a clear understanding of how to embrace and apply the wisdom and practices from the ancient sister sciences of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.
Nanna is one of Europe’s most experienced and highly regarded Dru Yoga, Meditation and Dance trainers. Originally from The Netherlands, she has been teaching for over 20 years in the UK, bringing her unique combination of precision and deep energy awareness.
Anouschka is a Dru Yoga teacher trainer, holistic therapist and Energy Field Healer, living in the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales. She has been teaching yoga for over 14 years and in that time has come to love the flowing movements of Dru Dance as well as the stillness of yoga nidra or "yogic sleep".
Christiane is a Dru yoga teacher trainer, she is based at the Dru International Training Centre in North Wales and has taught Dru Yoga in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, India. Christiane is passionate about yoga dance.
Mona is a senior Dru yoga teacher trainer. She is also a qualified Yoga Sports coach (yoga sports science), reflexologist and EFT practitioner. She is passionate about sharing Dru Yoga and Dru Meditation as she believes they enable people to be the best they can be. By bringing awareness and stillness into their lives, Dru allows them to see the results of their thoughts, words and actions. This empowers people to take charge of their lives. They can make stronger choices, which will benefit them on all levels physical, mental and emotional and have fun at the same time.
Petra is a senior Dru Yoga teacher trainer at the Dru Yoga centre in North Wales and co-created the Dru Sound Certificate course. Petra leads workshops in Dru Yoga and Dru Sound across the UK, Europe and Asia.
Monica is a senior tutor on the Dru Yoga Teacher training courses, she has taught Dru Yoga workshops, classes, retreats and teacher training courses over the last 20 years in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India and throughout the UK.
Dru Yoga Teacher Trainer and paediatric nurse, Kate has a wide range of experience in many fields. Safety, grace, poise combine together into fantastic classes that students love. Kate is a Dru Yoga Teacher Trainer both in North Wales, at the Dru Yoga Centre in Snowonida and in Central London. Kate is also a Dru Dance teacher trainer.
Silke draws from intensive studies of Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and Personal Development. She has been teaching and facilitating groups for over 20 years. For more than 10 years her focus has been on coaching and guiding people to live a life of purpose and contribution. Silke loves to create space to transform, inspire and empower, tapping into the practices of Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Self-inquiry and Movement.
from Great Britain, April 2019
"Sun in Wales"
The course was very well structured - varied activities led by different tutors. It suited people with very different experiences of yoga and offered individual suggestions for taking meditation and yoga practice forward. The outside session listening to the river will definitely stay with me. We were fortunate to experience blue sky and snow scattered peaks in welcome sunshine but whatever the weather outside it would have been a wonderful experience within. Thank you all
from United States, October 2019
"More Karma than retreat"
The location was beautiful, food was good, nice to meet new people
from Great Britain, October 2019
Wonderful yoga centre, welcoming, friendly and warm hearted people. spreading this kind of attitude to our world by becoming balanced and in tune with your body and mind is their mission.
from Great Britain, October 2019
The group has lots of positive energy & good vibes.
from Great Britain, July 2019
"Dru Youth Snowdonia Review"
I found all of the instructors amazing! They were so positive, knowledgable, friendly and encouraging. They taught us loads. The accommodation was very good, I was surprised when I saw it was much better than I expected, it was a lot like a hotel rather than a house. The food on the course was very nice, although I didnt stay vegetarian after I found it very healthy and also tasty most of the time.
The activities were all great especially the gorge walking, doing yoga outside was very nice as well. I also really enjoyed the performance we did on the last night it was great fun putting it all together and I was surprised how well it all turned out.
Also, the area around the house was phenomenal, imagine the definition of nature in picture form and that was were you were, it was great and very calming.
I also loved all of the meditation that we did, maybe we could do some more meditation outside next to the river for example.
from Great Britain, July 2019
When I booked the retreat I was just looking for something to compliment my running, i.e. a bit of stretching etc. I love walking and this weekend took my fancy.
The weekend was very well planned in my opinion. Yoga, relaxation, meditation in the mornings and walking in the afternoon with optional treatments in the evenings.
The accomodation was clean and tidy and adequate for our needs (I went with my sister0).
What I did not expect was to absolutely be totally inspired. I have found what I have been looking for ...
The principles behind Dru Yoga were explained in the beginners class I attended and I was fascinated.
I have never meditated before and found that, despite my misgivings and prejudice (sorry!) I was able to lose myself and just be in the moment.
I have been so inspired that I have signed up for a teaching qualification.
This starts next year, giving me time to practice and research. I am doing it for me, to become the best person I can be. It's never too late.
from Great Britain, April 2019
"Karma Yoga to the World Peace Flame. "
Rugged Welsh Beauty unspoilt country walks and purpose of the team.
Our Nation's promise to World Peace in an ancient setting.
A Unique combination of Yoga, supportive friendly company and working in a good environment.
from United States, April 2019
"Exceeded my expectations "
The location was lovely and the facilities were great. I really enjoyed every minute. I'm not vegetarian or vegan but the food was incredible. The people running the course were fab. Mully, Franie and Shona stood out. Brilliant relaxing, educational weekend.
from Great Britain, August 2018
I liked the location, the food and friendly people. I liked the yoga sessions, talks and meditation as well as the walks. Sunday morning yoga was lovely and Monday morning outdoor yoga really good although too short. Teachers were nice. The yoga room was good.
from Great Britain, July 2017
The retreat was perfect from the yoga to meditation , food , the walk . Teachers were very friendly and helpful . People in my yoga class were friendly as well . I enjoyed a lot and laughed a lot . Food was so delicious and healthy .