I joined Kari's Dru Yoga class a few months ago, mainly because I was becoming stiff and was getting into bad posture habits. The gentle, interesting exercises we do are fun and I already feel the benefits. But also I have learned relaxation and breathing exercises which I find help ease the stress of everyday life.
The 1 day Chakra workshop held at Wyndcliffe house was a lovely experience. Not only was this an unusual and beautiful setting (picture cosy wood panelled room and open fire) but it was, for me, about learning the capacity we each have inside of us to control our emotions. Postures, relaxation and meditation all combined to make me aware of how our positive emotions are often buried under negative ones, and I came away feeling joyful and light.
The more Dru Yoga I do, the more I want to learn! Linda Newton
'I've been attending Dru yoga classes for around six months now and really look forward to the informal and wonderfully relaxing class each week.I was concerned before taking up yoga that I would find it a daunting physical challenge but teacher Kari van Eden manages to get the balance right.
I definitely feel the benefits of the many and varied exercises, and I've definitely become more flexible, plus, it's made me much more conscious of simple things, such as posture and breathing in my everyday life. I thoroughly recommend anyone to try it out - whether your 18 or 80'. Chris Glynn-Jones
Dear Kari, “The class was really beneficial for my anxiety, as well as being a friendly and fun setting. I left each class feeling calm, relaxed and in a positive frame of mind. It was really helpful to reconnect with my body and breathing and to be able to use the skills I learnt in everyday situations.” Thanks again, for your help and advice, Best wishes, H.
"I have found Dru Yoga to be a fluid form of yoga based on flowing movements and controlled breathing. It can be practised by people of all abilities, fitness levels and age groups. Dru Yoga has helped me improve my flexibility and posture it also has encouraged me to drink more water. If you want to strengthen your body and improve your flexibility, then Kari Van Eden’s gentle form of Yoga is for you." G M – Chepstow
"Morning Kari, Just a quick email to say a big 'Thank You' for a lovely day and allowing us into your space. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, and felt very peaceful for the rest of the evening. In fact at bedtime, I was going through all the charkras and felt a definite tingling and changes within the body and a spinning which was lovely. I haven't had a chance to listen to your cd again but going too this afternoon. I found you very informative, welcoming (thank you for getting in the special vegan milk and margarine, - the meal was very warming and nourishing). What I most liked about your workshop and the way you presented it, was that there was no performance and ego in the way. Too many yoga teachers I feel don't leave their egos outside - I have been to many different classes over the years and some have been very good and some ummm so I think you are right at the top of my list and am just a little disappointed that I can't attend your timed classes. So, I am looking forward to your next workshop ahh. You have to do another one Kari as I forgot to light a tea light candle from your 'Peace' candle. Oh by the way, can you give me the name of the cd and where I may purchase this music that you used on your charkra meditation please. Also, just wanted to say - wasn't it a lovely group. Anyway, once again thank you Kari and look forward to meeting you again. Love and light from Judy x "
“Kari is great. I found the meditation course I did with her to be very useful and I plan to go to her yoga course soon. Thanks Kari. " Best Regards, Chris Van Buren
"I had done yoga classes in the past (at the local gym), so when I signed up to Kari's weekly class I thought it would be much the same..... I was so pleased to discover it was everything I had previously enjoyed about yoga and just that little bit more - somehow more special. The venue is idyllic and there is the opportunity to do yoga outside in the beautiful gardens, enhancing the tranquillity and increasing that sense of space which the class leaves me with.
Kari finds the balance of giving you enough to stretch yourself in the class, while maintaining a pace that you can adjust to your own needs and not go too far. There is something new to experience each week e.g. working with others, new positions and sequences and even some breathing practices (which are always fun). At the end of each class I feel I have discovered space, in my head, my life and my body feels rejuvenated. Highly recommended in today's fast paced and stressful world." Claire.S. Wales