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This remarkable new event sees the start of a whole new approach to the spirituality of yoga. This course will open the adventure of spirituality like an exciting new book for you. Outwardly, you'll be exploring spirituality, yoga, and meditation on walks within Snowdonia's glorious mountains. Inwardly, this course will help you open new chapters within: unfolding your intrinsic purpose, building connectedness with the natural forces of consciousness, and developing incredible relationships with the people around you.
Dru UK received a certificate of excellence this year from Tripadvisor for their accommodation. Snowdonia has received a certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor for the accommodation. Snowdonia Mountain Lodge has 21 bedrooms, with a selection of double, twin bedded, and family rooms. With its spectacular panoramic views, situated in the beautiful Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia National Park, it’s the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
Dru UK's teacher training courses are renowned for exploring the depths of how yoga and meditation techniques really work, exposing the laws of consciousness that have been tried and tested by yoga science across millennia. Now Dru UK offers the opportunity to use these laws to radically enhance your life with the potential to take your life further than you'd ever believed could be possible.
This course is primarily designed for graduates or senior students of Dru training courses to accelerate you in your discovery of that extra dimension of yoga practice that makes Dru so extraordinary. However, if you have an established spiritual practice and are (preferably) familiar with core Dru yoga and meditation practices then please get in touch by sending an inquiry to explore if the course would be suitable for you.
The format of the Dru retreats will vary with region, but here's an idea of some of the content you can expect:
If you are a beginner with Dru yoga it would help if you have already explored spirituality! If you have no prior yoga or meditation experience, please send an inquiry to discuss whether your experience will make this course possible for you.
The practice of yoga extends far beyond the mat. In understanding the spirituality of yoga we will explore simple, powerful and ancient practices that we can apply to our fast-moving every day lives that not only will enrich ourselves but also reconnect us back to the natural rhythms of the universe.
This retreat is for serious practitioners of yoga who wish to immerse themselves in their spiritual practice and connect with the environment in a profound way.
Discover the secrets of the ancients as to how to live a life full of joy and fulfillment by simply learning to get back in touch with who you really are and your unique place in the universe. You have your own song, your own gift to share with the world. Learn how to listen and hear the whisper of the universe guiding you at every moment!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Snowdonia Mountain Lodge is situated on the A5, eight miles south of Bangor and 2 miles south of Bethesda in the Nant Ffrancon Valley, North Wales. Towering mountains rise on either side, and from your bedroom window, you can see the changing light dancing over the fields, and listen to the sheep and lambs in the surrounding fields. The peace monument's water feature is a relaxing place to sit and soak up the sunshine, or you can meditate by a mountain stream.
Thousands of people from all over the world come here every year to enjoy:
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Dru UK's catering gets rave reviews from the course participants. It’s delicious vegetarian cuisine, tasty and healthy, and complements the courses perfectly. Dru UK also caters for vegan and other special diets, such as gluten-free and others. Please don't hesitate to let Dru UK know about your dietary restrictions by sending an inquiry.
Zip World is home to 11 unique adventures set in 3 stunning location within North Wales; Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda (5-10 mins drive) is home to Velocity, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Zip World Velocity is the nearest thing to flying, taking you 500 meters above the quarry lake, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog includes the first 4-person zip lining in Europe to the unique, all-weather underground adventures.
You can visit Carnarfon Castle, a medieval fortress (13 miles away) in the historic town of Caernarfon. This grand castle is one of the most famous of Wales's castles, and was the venue for Price Charles’ investiture as Prince of Wales. Its commanding presence and sheer scale set it apart from the rest.
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England, and is more than well worth a visit for its breathtaking views. You can choose from six different walking paths to conquer this 1085 meters giant; The Llanberis Path, Rhyd-Ddu Path, PYG Track, Miners’ Track, Watkin Path, or the Snowdon Ranger Path.
You can also let the mountain railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. The park's historic Snowdon Mountain railway climbs to the summit of Mount Snowdon, offering views across the sea to Ireland. The beginning of most of the tracks up Snowdon is a 20-minute drive from Snowdonia Mountain Lodge.
Ancient Isle of Anglesey is only 10 miles away (or a 16-minute drive) from the lodge. Numerous prehistoric stone markers and monuments are present on Anglesey which historically has been associated with the druids. Anglesey has stunning landscapes and unspoiled coastlines. Explore unusual landscapes that are home to an extraordinary amount of plants and wildlife.
You can wander through picturesque villages and explore miles of scenic walks or cycle paths on the coastal path. The beaches of Rhosneigr are great for surfing, fishing and diving. The island has a rich culture and heritage. The Isle is known as the second most Welsh-speaking local authority area in Wales.
Snowdonia offers some of the best climbing spot in the UK. For those who prefer bouldering, there’s a variety of choice too. The popular climbing spots include Plasy Brenin, Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Milestone Direct Route, and Great Gully. The mountains climb above the beautiful Welsh landscape tempt walkers with the promise of breathtaking views and natural beauty. Trails on the mountains are well-marked and well-maintained.
They offer some of the best walking trails in the UK. You can climb past mining huts, lost caverns, and beautiful clear lakes on the way to the top of Snowdon, Conwy Mountain, and Tryffan. Even on misty days, the mountains display a mystical quality that sings with the legends of Welsh dragons. Wild horses call the mountains home and they are a wonderful sight to behold as you make your way across the stunning natural landscape.
Penrhyn Castle (6 miles away or a 12-minute drive) is a country house in Llandegai, Bangor, in the form of a Norman castle. It was originally a medieval manor house with the fortification around the area. There is a lot to see in its extensive gardens regardless of the season including the snowdrops, bluebells, and daffodils. The formal gardens include a Fuchsia Arch and the 60 acres of grounds which also have woodland walks. The interior of the castle includes a one-tonne slate bed built for Queen Victoria and there is a dolls house museum and model railway museum. The castle is ideal for a family visit.
Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed offers an idyllic woodland setting for all your adventurous wishes. Zip Safari is a journey through the canopy of the trees on 23 zip lines and 6 other ropes course elements 60 feet up into the trees. The Fforest Coaster is based on the traditional toboggan but runs on rails, which offers an all-year and all-weather experience. You will fly through the forest at exhilarating speeds!
Surf Snowdonia Adventure Park is the world-first inland surf lagoon and the UK’s most compelling outdoor adventure holiday destination for you, your friends and the whole family to enjoy. There is lots to explore but its main feature is an awesome 300 meter surf lagoon.
From Ayurvedic Abhyanga full body massage to foot reflexology, you will feel the true benefits of the whole Dru experience (optional).
The Snowdonia Mountain Lodge is 3.5 hours away from London by train.
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