Yoga of the Heart
Dru Yoga is a graceful but powerful form of yoga using gentle, flowing movements, focused breathing and visualisation techniques to achieve inner calm and revitalise the mind and body. Perfect for heightening strength and flexibility, creating a strong core, and inspiring positivity, Dru Yoga is suitable for everyone.
Dru Yoga is for you whether you are fit or unfit, new or experienced, young or wise.
It’s perfect for people who can’t touch their toes or who haven’t felt quite comfortable in previous yoga classes. Dru is ideal if this is your first experience with yoga and, if you are looking for deeper exploration, it’s also ideal for skilled yogis.
A weekly session of Dru Yoga will help you to:
Reduce stress levels
Improve strength and flexibility
Boost your energy levels
Reduce and eventually overcome back pain
Develop a calm and clear mind
Once you experience Dru Yoga you will love it in every way.
Mariana is such a warm, friendly, kind soul who teaches with such dedication and compassion. At the end of each class I always leave feeling totally energised in body and soul. My yoga class is something I look forward to every week.
Mariana is a fabulous teacher. She is always calming and supportive. She always shows modifications to postures so don't feel like it's a flexibility contest!
I feel so grateful that I have found Mariana and this amazing style of Yoga. From the moment I met Mariana, I felt very welcomed, calm and she has an ability to create a space in which you feel safe to surrender and retreat from the world.
I have tried many forms of yoga but this has felt the most aligned to the true essence of why Yoga was created. Not only do you feel your nervous system calm down, clearer in your heart and mind but your muscles, joints and fascia really feel looser, without having to break too much of a sweat. It’s a true body, mind, spirit experience.
Also love Mariana’s sweet touches of her dropping beautiful aromatherapy oils in your hands at the beginning of the class.
I am so grateful for Mariana, as a beautiful soul and wonderful, amazing yoga teacher. She has created a peaceful and welcoming space, she has a very knowledgeable and gentle teaching style. Is encouraging and provides many options for all levels of practice. She is one of my favourite teachers and people. Thank you for creating such a lovely little yoga community, Mariana your class is truly the highlight of my week.
What to expect in a Dru Yoga class?
To get the most out of your yoga practice without straining yourself, it is essential to begin by warming up the body and bringing your full attention to the present moment.
Fun, flowing mindful movement release accumulated tension and prepare your body for a safe and enjoyable practice.
Expect shaking, tapping, cross patterning, twisting, figures of 8 and, my favourite one, spinal waves (just to mention some).
Energy Block Release (EBR)
They keystone to Dru, Energy Block Release (EBR) are a carefully designed sequence of stretching, twisting, forwards, backwards and sideways bending, and squatting movements that work on every part of your body.
They dissolve areas of tight or blocked energy in a physical, mental and emotional level. They are very potent and can be practised quickly and stand on their own.
Asanas & Sequences
Here is where we explore traditional Asanas or Postures by themselves or blend in beautiful and flowing sequences.
Each posture and sequence has very specific therapeutic benefits for the body and mind.
Conscious intention takes the healing process deeper when you add affirmations and visualisations in any given posture.
Relaxation is the natural conclusion to your yoga practice.
In Dru Yoga, relaxation sessions are given plenty of time in order to allow the energy that has been activated to settle in the right way and place, so that maximum healing takes place.
We know the body is designed to heal and repair itself given the right conditions. This time of relaxation is the perfect opportunity and will leave you feeling restored and renewed.
About my Sessions
I love blending the therapeutic benefits of Dru Yoga and Essential Oils to create a more profound yoga experience.
Yoga and essential oils work perfectly together as they are gentle, powerful, nurturing and effective but more importantly, they are tools that help us come back to our natural state of balance and well-being.
If for any reason you prefer not to use specific essential oils or use them at all, just let me know in your first session. If you are interested in know more about how you can incorporate them in your practice and life, it will be a pleasure to guide you.