Dru Yoga teacher Isabel Carter started practising yoga regularly 30 years ago and has been teaching Dru Yoga and Meditation full time for 20 years. She has been teaching others to be Dru Yoga teachers since 2006.

Through these blog posts, Isabel shares her insights regarding diet and nutrition, exercise, yoga and meditation to help you keep your sparkle. 

Please enjoy, share and contribute her posts where you can.


Please love your knees

Helping us to move and supporting our weight, knees do such a lot for us, but when was the last time you thought about looking after them? You probably don’t think about them much at all, until they become painful!… And that’s part of the problem with knees, they have so few nerves in them that the damage is already done before you get the signal to tell you that they hurt. The knee is a modified hinge joint, this means that it moves forward and backward like a hinge but it w

More gout talk…

…Yes believe or not I have more things to say on the subject of gout! In my enthusiasm to share my tips for dealing with this troublesome condition, I forgot to tell you a bit more about improving your circulation and how this can help gout, and actually all our body systems. As I mentioned previously, good circulation helps to nourish not just the joints but the whole body and take away the nasties for elimination. In an acute attack of gout there is often swelling present (

Let’s talk about gout!

One of the things that makes my job so interesting is that no 2 classes are ever the same and you just never know what someone is going to ask you to focus the class on. I notice that health/life challenges tend to run in cycles and patterns and at the moment it’s all about gout and knees… so I thought this would be the focus of my next couple of blogs. Even if you are not suffering from gout or bad knees, please do read on, there’s plenty of good advice here to keep everyone