Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations set firmly in the ancient yogic tradition and incorporating the latest scientific insights, Dru works on the body, mind and emotions to bring about greater health, harmony and happiness.
The Heal Your Life® workshops, study groups and seminars, and the Teen emPOWERment PlayShops® are based on the internationally acclaimed work of best-selling author and teacher, Louise Hay.
Toby Oliver MA, Dip DYT
Founder & Lead Instructor
I have practised Dru Yoga for almost two decades. My body is much more flexible, my stress levels have dramatically reduced and I sleep far more soundly. What's not to love about that!
Having experienced the remarkable benefits Dru Yoga makes to my own life I decided to train as a teacher. I qualified as a professional Dru Yoga teacher in 2016 after two years' of training. Based in Sheffield, but teaching both in the city and across the UK, I am proud to be the region's only male Dru Yoga teacher.
I became a Certified Dru Kids & Teens™ Teacher in 2018 and am excited to be able to also offer Dru Yoga specifically tailored for young people aged 3-5, aged 6-8, and aged 13-18 . I am also the holder of an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
I am the only licensed Heal Your Life® Workshop Facilitator in Sheffield offering adult workshops, study groups and seminars giving you the tools to empower yourself and achieve the success you dream of and deserve. I am also a certified Teen emPOWERment PlayShop® Instructor offering workshops for younger children (aged 12 - 14) and for older teenagers (15 - 18 years of age.) These workshops are especially designed to help empower teens in building self-esteem, happiness and balance in their lives, despite current issues and challenges they may be experiencing.
My qualifications and training include;
Dru Yoga Teacher Diploma® (Internatioinal School of Dru Yoga)
Dru Kids & Teens® Certificate (International School of Dru Yoga)
Certified Heal Your Life® Workshop Facilitator (Heart Inspired, LLC)
Certified Teen emPOWERment PlayShop® Instructor (Heart Inspired, LLC)
Level 3 First Aid (ITC)
The Vasistha Method of Pranayama
7 Windows of the Soul Certifcation (Sacred Centres)
Certification in Communications in the Art & Science of NLP (Integral Leadership).
As well running my own yoga and meditation classes, I have taught for a number of corporate clients, charities and arts organisations. These include:
St Luke’s Clifford House
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness
I'm also a Stonewall School Role Model, speaking in schools across the UK.
I live in Sheffield with my husband and our wire haired Dachshund, Lennie. When not teaching I work in theatre as a producer, performer and promoter. I have appeared on television, radio and in theatres across the UK (including the West End.) I am currently writing my first book, Rise & S.H.I.N.E.
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TOBY YOGA Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice
Updated: June 2018
Cookies and IP addresses Collected by this Website
We may store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. We may also collect your device’s IP address as part of the basic functioning of this website. We do this to allow the website to function properly and to collect anonymous information about how this website is used, through Google Analytics.
Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
A certain amount of personal data is collected by TOBY YOGA at the time of booking. This is for the purposes of meeting Insurance Company criteria as well as for your health and safety at yoga. Health information is also used to tailor sessions to suit your individual needs.
All information gathered by TOBY YOGA is treated as confidential and will not be shared with a third party. Information submitted by paper form is stored securely in a locked filing cabinet. My Insurance Company request that I keep a record of my customer’s data and registrations for seven years after your last class with me.
If you wish to alter any of your data, review how it is used or wish to request its return to you, please contact Toby Oliver, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07816133151.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information to TOBY YOGA, in which case TOBY YOGA may not be able to provide certain services to you.
How I use your Contact Information
When joining a class or workshop you will be asked to sign a disclaimer. In doing so you are agreeing to your email and phone number being used by TOBY YOGA to inform you of class changes, service updates directly relating to the service you have booked.
You may, of course, decline to submit your email and phone number to TOBY YOGA, which in some cases may mean that TOBY YOGA is not be able to provide certain services to you.
TOBY YOGA Mailing List
I may, from time to time, use your phone number to contact you about urgent class changes or to inform you if a waiting list place has become available. I will only do this if you have booked the class in question, or added yourself to the waiting list. If you do not wish me to contact you in this way, please inform me in person or by emailing email@example.com
Emergency Contact Information
Emergency Contact information is collected solely for use in an emergency, should TOBY YOGA need to contact your next of kin or give this information to the emergency services. This is the only information that would be shared with a third party, and only in the context of an emergency.
Notifying you of Changes to this Policy
If there is a change to TOBY YOGA privacy notices or how we use your data we shall contact you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of the notice on my social media channels. I reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you may have opted out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Notice.
Links to Other Web Sites
TOBY YOGA is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from TOBY YOGA, nor the information or content contained in them. Please remember that when you use a link to go from TOBY YOGA to another website, our Privacy Notice is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
TOBY YOGA may update its Privacy Notice from time to time, and so you should review this Notice periodically. When we change the notice in a material way, we will update the ‘last modified’ date at the top of this Privacy Notice. Changes to this Privacy Notice are effective when they are posted on this page. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact Toby Oliver on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07816133151.
If at any time you feel that there is an issue with the way TOBY YOGA handles your data then you can contact the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).
Data Protection Law means that you have extensive rights regarding the collection, storage and use of your data.
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) you have the following rights as an individual regarding your data:
The right to be informed
The right of access
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
If you would like to find out more about these rights, or if you would like to report a breach of them then you can contact the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) via their website or call their helpline on 0303 123 1113
Further contact details for the ICO can be found here.