LIVE Stream Doga Class For You & Your Dog
Stuck at home and looking for something to relax and connect you and your dog?
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Introducing Om Doga – the livestream yoga class for you and your best furry friend (DOGA) and a fundraiser for Pet Refuge.
For these two Saturdays in a row, Kathleen and her gorgeous dogs Jinxy and Willow will go live on Facebook at 10am. They will take you through 45 minutes of Hatha and Yin yoga poses with a focus on gentle stretching, meditation and massage with your four-legged family member. The video of the class will remain available for anyone that may have missed it.
Om Doga ask in return that you consider making a donation you are comfortable with to Pet Refuge. Donate here: https://www.petrefuge.org.nz/
Doga is a new and modified form of yoga that incorporates many of the traditional Hatha or Yin yoga poses and stretches and focus mainly on gentle stretching, meditation and massage with your four-legged friend.
Participants may be of any age, require no extensive flexibility or prior experience with yoga or doga. Injuries and disabilities can be accommodated. A yoga mat, beach towel, or blanket and your dog are all that is needed.
Dogs are never forced into any positions they are uncomfortable with, and at times are laying beside the yogi, and at other times will be interacting as ‘dogis’ within the poses/asanas with the yogi.
This provides the traditional benefits of interaction and bonding with your dog.
*Previous research has demonstrated participants’ Oxytocin (OT) levels increased after interacting with or petting a dog, suggesting OT is at least partially responsible for the calm, relaxed feeling that participants experienced during this intervention. Oxytocin (OT) is a neuropeptide increasingly recognised for its role in bonding, socialisation, and stress relief. Reduced stress supports healthy immune function.
Om Doga™ is a non-profit organisation which supports animal and human welfare. Om Doga™ partners with Pet Refuge, which provides temporary shelter for pets so that families may escape abuse.