Sterling doga Classes
Sterling “Doga” is a dog-friendly yoga class taught by Kristen and Zuzu!
Do yoga WITH your dog!! Students will participate in standing poses, balance practice, and gentle stretching. Strengthen your bond with your dog by learning some simple doggy massage techniques. All levels are welcome.
Doga classes are held on our rooftop, which is located around the side of the building, on select Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30 AM.
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Summer 2020 Doga Schedule
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doga Essential Oil Workshops
Kristen also holds Essential Oils for Dogs workshops at Sterling Yoga periodically.
She’s offering two classes this summer from 9:40-10:30AM:
June 22nd after DOGA
August 3rd after DOGA
Dogs are welcome to attend if the classes are outside; however if it rains, no paws are allowed inside the studio and oils classes will be humans only.
Please consider registering early, as registering early ensures that our furry friend receives a goodie bag!
Where: Sterling Yoga’s outdoor patio in Scott Township
What was it like: For my first yoga adventure, I started off with doga (dog yoga) on National Dog Day.
I don’t have a dog, but the instructor said I was welcome anyway. I do, however, have a kitten, which made me think en route to the class, “Oh man, these dogs are going to smell all the cat hair on me and pummel me during a pose.” (Fast-forward: That did not happen.)
Six dogs showed up with their owners, ranging from teeny fluffers to big doggos. At first, the dogs were more interested in barking at one another and making new dog friends. But once class began, they miraculously calmed down and stood next to their owners’ yoga mats. Save for a couple of stray barks and a few inappropriate sniffs (of other dogs, to be clear), they were disciplined yogis.
The class itself was slow-moving with a focus on stretching and proper postures (no downward dog, though). Just before savasana, instructor Kristen Morgan taught the dog owners how to give their pups a massage — and the dogs soaked up every second...
Protip: Even if you don’t have a dog, don’t be put off by this class. Prepare for a low-key, relaxed workout. The dogs will be panting, but you probably won’t find yourself breaking too much of a sweat.
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