I’ve always been curious about Doga (dog yoga). Dogs already have a natural inclination toward yoga poses, so of course, Doga should be something they would excel in. It’s typically been hard to find yoga places that offer this, but this summer, all of the sudden, there is an abundance of doga events in Cleveland.
Hunter and I attended our first doga class last month. Hosted by Milo and Me, the yoga class was led by Marcia at Pink Lotus Yoga. It was a very laid-back class focused on allowing you to spend some time with your dog while trying yoga poses. Really, it’s just nice to be able to bring your dog with you while you exercise, Hunter didn’t actually do any downward dogs — even though he could show us all a thing or two about the correct way to do one!
Photos courtesy of Milo & Me and Pink Lotus Yoga
Did I mention there was a Newfoundland at doga? See big dog owners, don’t be scared to take your dog out!
There are several other doga events to check out this summer, all hosted by Doga Love. The classes are more focused on bonding with your dog, not putting the dog into yoga poses, so it’s a good way to get out and spend some relaxing quality time with your dog.
Yoga with your dog at K9 Cleveland
All levels doga class led by Doga Love. $10 for the session. K9 Cleveland members can pay there or others can pay the $10 to paypal.me/loveforanimals1. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1732545633514721/
Yoga with your Dog Terrestrial Brewing Company
July 28th , 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Another all levels class hosted by Doga Love. $10 for the session. Find out more here:
Doga at Lakewood Park
Doga Love also hosts classes at Lakewood Park, you can find out more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/784021755348492/
Not a doga event, but you can also attend a yoga fundraiser for R.E.A.L Rottweiler Rescue on July 14. They will host an all levels yoga class outdoors at Towpath Crossfit to raise money for their organization. There will also be dog vendors and adoptable puppies. Cost is $10 and you can find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/332530927631246/