I’ve been busy over the last couple of weeks promoting my new doga class.
After years of trying, I have found a yoga studio that is willing to give doga (yoga with your dog) a try. And it’s a bit of a joint venture – with me responsible for the dog aspects of the class, such as writing the class registration rules, and with my partner, MoveWell, handling the professional yoga instruction.
Last Saturday was our first class and it went without a hitch. We’re starting with greyhounds because they are easy going dogs and will enable us to fine tune the operation of the class. The intention is that we will offer an all-breeds class after that, paying particular attention to the sociability of the dogs, interaction and parent responsibility.
Dogs enjoy the relaxing music of yoga and the positive energy. A few bursts of play in the studio (by the dogs) happened, too.
Doga will offer an all-weather, all-seasons option for dog parents wanting to spend quality time with their dogs while getting exercise. We aim to offer information sessions after the classes with guest speakers on human and dog health topics, too.
So finding our feet (or should I say paws?) with this initial run of 4 classes and looking forward to our larger classes.
Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand