Testimonials
Dru Yoga classes

“Sarah is friendly, relaxed teacher, yet very professional, who gives information on the benefits of each pose/movement.  I look forward to each class as it helps me find “stillness” in my busy life, yet I feel not only de stressed but energised at the end.  The benefits are endless, physically, mentally and spiritually.” Carol O’Neill

“When I started Dru I was at the point of giving up squatting to get to the books in the bottom shelf in the library.  Not any longer!  My leg strength has improved and my ability to balance in a squat.  Now, when I walk I am more likely to relax my knees and walk with an open chest, relaxing my shoulders and freeing my breathing.  Its all good – the way Dru Yoga awareness has filtered into the way I move every day.”  Carolyn Switzer

“I have never done yoga before and I am so glad I have started.  I love having some “me” time and I love the relaxation afterwards.  The fact that it is an effective workout is a bonus!.”  Reva Watson-Low

“When participating in sessions, Dru Yoga focuses on core stability.  The core stability exercises have assisted in the improvement of my lower back after medical intervention for a sciatic(a) disc problem.” Jo

“I started Dru five months after having a baby and it has been an enormous benefit, it is gentle but a good workout.  Having done only one class eight years ago and struggling Dru Yoga is so much better and you don’t have to be an expert, you go at your own pace.” Piari Skeers

“Sarah, you are  very well organised and operate at a level which seems to touch everyone in the group.  Thank you.” Peta Power

Dru Meditation course

I really enjoyed the classes and now have techniques and tools to continue a more effective practice.  I have developed a daily meditation routine during the 8 week course which I am so much more peaceful and grounded from.”   ST

“These meditations give one the basic skills to get to a place of relaxation of the body and mind and releasing any tension built up throughout the day.  The email follow up reinforces the instructions so one can expand and progress.  Thank you Sarah for a well instructed and run Dru Meditation beginners course with noticeable passion.  Most enjoyable.   Olys Kowal

The Dru meditation course changed my entire state of mind.  It was such a friendly environment that allowed me to grow as a person.”  Emily Macnish

“Dru Meditation has given me a tool I use regularly in my personal and professional life.  Learning to check in with my body has been of huge benefit.”  Pam Macnish

“A wonderfully enlightening course enabling me to clear my mind and align my body and mind.”    Todd Grigo

” The meditation classes have helped bring in some stillness into my busy head.  Some yoga, relaxation and meditation – just fantastic.”  Karen Mazzella

“Over the last six weeks I’ve felt the best I have in a long time.  I feel more at peace within myself.  I feel fantastic mentally, emotionally and spiriually.  Thank You! Claudia Salinas

“Dru Meditation has helped me immensely with my focus on healthy eating and exercise (yoga).  My energy is moving in the right direction for my body, mind and spiritual growth.”  Deb Turner

“I came to the meditation classes to help me clear my mind and to assist me through some big changes in my life.  I didn’t learn everything in six weeks but I think I have a great start.”  Bob Lowther

Easing Back Pain program

“In February 2015, I experienced severe back pain, which prevented me from being able to work. At that time, Sarah introduced me to a range of stretching exercises, and supervised my progress through them. Within a couple of days, the pain I had experienced in my back had subsided to the point that I could go back to work. After following through with the stretching regime for a few weeks, Sarah introduced me to a range of core and back strengthening exercises, designed to support my back, and therefore prevent further injury. The exercise regime started gently for the first few sessions, then built up in intensity as my body grew stronger.

What I really appreciated about Sarah was that she listened to me, and, collaboratively developed a program to suit my needs, and my lifestyle. As a allied health professional, I appreciated her knowledge and professionalism, as well as her gentle manner. Her instructions were clear, and she was always there to support me or answer questions I might have – even over the phone.

If you have back pain, or other injuries, and are frustrated by the medical model response of doctor-medication-physiotherapist and their attendant short term solutions, I encourage you to make an appointment to see Sarah, whose expertise and program will create a pathway to a pain-free life.”

Alex Honeykats

“I was impressed with the simplicity of the course.  It is easy to do at home in its entirety or quick parts when time is difficult.  I feel it will be extremely helpful.”

Libby Pardoe

“I have gained an understanding of what muscles I need to visualise when stretching and the power of breathing into the movements.  I feel I can now take a more proactive role in my back care.

Jill Milford

” Fantastic course – quick and to the point and helpful for managing my own back care.  Thanks heaps Sarah.”

Colleen

Retreats

If you are a male and looking for a toolbox of life changing/enhancing tools or strategies you must try a yoga/meditation retreat with Sarah Collin.”  Alan Flemming

For a newby to retreats this has exceeded any expectations that I had.  A wonderful connection with positive like minded people who will remain in my heart and memory forever – thank you.”  Kate Darcy

“So grateful for these regular retreats.  They  nourish my soul; encourage me to review and refocus and move me towards greater courage to live a/my life of integrity.”  Valerie Frearson Lane

” Dru Yoga is different to any yoga I have practiced before.  Its focus on heart, mind and energy leads the body rather than the other way around.  You can’t help but become insightful towards yourself, it happens without you even realising it.  It is  a lifestyle practice that can only move you in positive ways.” CM

“A High Aspirations yoga/meditation retreat will take you to a higher level of operation in your mind and body.  It will give the vehicle to live in the present in a fulfilling and nourishing way.  It’s a great stress-buster and body-mind refresher.”  Nic Keown

“I arrived at the retreat not having slept for more than 2 hours at a time for many months with the pain in my shoulder.  The yoga/relaxation was gentle and manageable within the limit of my movement.  The first night I got up once, the second night not at all – unbelievable!”  Dr M.K.

“Sarah has a very clear, gentle and human approach to Dru Yoga.  I felt totally safe and nourished in her hands.” Nell Harrison

“I didn’t believe it was possible to enjoy this second retreat as much as the first!  I have learnt so much more and will return next year for more ?” Carline Turner

“This retreat has affirmed my love of Dru Yoga – there is a need for all of us to find that still Dru place in our lives, to enjoy nature and grow within it.” Claire Connolly

“Everyone who gets the chance to come to a “High Aspirations” retreat gets to be spoilt with wonderful company (new and existing friends) the love of the beauty that we can share, friendship, food, nature, music and exercise.  Our gift is we can take it with us to share.” Lesley Morgan

“The experience at the retreat has given me a real sense of balance in my life and I know with the practice of Dru Yoga, I am blessed with good health, happiness and peace.  Thank you and lots of love.” Annie Power

“I encourage anyone to give Dru Yoga and Meditation a try as it can change your life, open your heart and help make positive changes.” Nicky Smith

“I arrived at the retreat with a limitation in movement in my right shoulder and some lower back stiffness.  I noticed over the time of the yoga sessions a softening in the tissue and an increase in flexibility and range of movement in both right shoulder and lower back.  When I left I had no pain in my shoulder and significantly  greater flexibility in my lower back.  This I am sure is due to the gentleness of Dru Yoga and to the quality of teaching and encouragement  from Sarah.  Thank you.” Valarie Frearson- Lane

“The retreat at Glenbrook was magical.  It was a perfect balance of peace, laughter, movement, nature, live food, good company and inspirational moments.  Sarah leads the weekend with a shining spirit and open heart.” Fiona Morgan

“If all the people in the world did Dru Yoga at least once a week, there would be no more wars, anger, violence and the world would be a very tranquil place to live in.” Carline

“Sarah’s beautiful smile and gentle delivery of how to perform the range of sequences makes the whole retreat experience totally uplifting.  I’ll be back for more this time next year!” Karen Mazzella

“Dru has a way of bringing together physical practice with spirituality that can be intense or meditative.  It seems to give you what you need at the time.  I love it.” Libby Pardoe