Generosity of Two Dog Yoga Community!

When I was twenty years old my friend Shannon asked me what I envisioned for my life in ten, twenty and thirty years. I said I wanted to create a place where people could rest, heal, reflect connect and feel welcome. Two Dog is the manifestation of that vision.

This week, twenty seven years into Two Dog's life, we are having another 'free week'.   A week where we open the doors and offer opportunities for all to particapte at no cost. I am so grateful for the generosity of instructors Rainey, Gail, Wayne, Geneviève, Rachel and Jai who are providing such special teachings this week. 

As I have said in the classes I have taught , 'This week makes my heart sing'.  
Long time students, like Dora and Rajiv, have warmly welcomed new students, and first time students new to the neighborhood have said coming to Two Dog this week has helped them feel more excited about thier new home in Lake City. Students who would not have otherwise walked in the door are coming in. And I want to keep this going.

One of the ways we make this happen is to go out to the community and offer Free classes.
Volunteers, Lydia, Carol, Wei, Nancy, Francis, Amy, Suzann, help teach classes at the community room at Lake City House, the Lake City Community Center/Senior day and at the Community Psychiatric Clinic at Northgate.

Two Dog Scholarship fund makes it possible for those who can not afford private studio classes to come. If you want to be part of the Two Dog Community spirit of giving back please consider becoming a volunteer assistant in our community classes or contributing to the guerilla garden, 'peace pole' or directly donating to the Two Dog Scholarship fund. -Annie

Our Community

Donate to the Guerilla Garden fund

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Contact Annie for larger donations.

 

Two Dog Tales

Enjoy these highlights from the Two Dog e-newsletter and other writings contributed by and about Two Doggers over the years. It's a story archive that tells the tale of the Two Dog community: its teachers, students, neighbors and friends.

 

Annie's Om From Home
by Annie Stocker

How Annie found her voice

Mothers and Daughters at Two Dog
by Valerie Sasson
Sharing the experience of sore muscles on Sunday mornings
A Dog A Day?
by Roxi Smith
A home-practice story shared by a long-time Two Dogger
Turning the Kaleidoscope: Bringing Things to Light
by Sarahjoy Marsh

Bringing awareness to the ever-shifting materials of our inner kaleidoscope

A Year's Journey
by Shannon McCall
The story of a milestone year in the life of one Two Dog teacher
The Two Dogger Next Door
by Jan Mikus
Read about the life and healing experience of a studio regular
To Plan or Not To Plan
by Sarahjoy Marsh
A reflection on how much our habits press on our thoughts, actions, reactions
The Space in Between
by Wendy Groesbeck
What are we really asking for when we want more time in our lives?

Why "Two Dog"
by Annie Stocker

Musing on the name of the studio
Favorite Poses
by Two Dog Teachers
Wendy, Annie and Shannon reflect on their favorite poses
Teen Kumbha
by Annie Stocker

A mother/son yoga experience

About Gentle Yoga and Me
by Bob Scheu

Coming into yoga in the best possible way

Yoga- Another Universe?
by Jack Davis

How Yoga made me a better person
 

Curve Balls and Fowl Balls
by Annie Stocker

Sometimes things happen

Ayurveda
by Shannon McCall

Self-care

What Yoga Means to Me
by Two Dog Students
 

Musings...

Coming Home

by Annie Stocker

Returning from Sri Lanka

Healing in Kerala
by Annie Stocker

A story of healing
Loving Lake City
by Annie Stocker
Reflection of a spring evening in Lake City

 

Lovin' Lake City

Annie Stocker, Two Dog studio owner, has lived in Lake City since 1986 and feels a warm kinship with the ever-emerging neighborhood. Two Dog students bump into each other at local restaurants, the Lake City Farmers Market, the local hardware store, post office, parks and restaurants. More and more people now make Lake City their permanent home in which to grow their families and friendships. Two Dog is proud to be a part of the growth of this healthy, thriving community. Come explore!

 

Douglas Park Cooperative Families for Lake City
KaffeeKlatsch Cafe Lake City Branch Public Library
North Seattle Chamber of Commerce Lake City Community Center
Lake City Farmers Market Lake City Greenways
Lake City Live: Blog Lake City Traffic Safety Project
North Helpline Pinehurst Community Blog
Hunger Intervention Program Jamtown Drum School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two qualities of life that we sometimes give low priority to are surrounding ourselves with beauty and developing community. These are being practiced at Two Dog Yoga studio. The gorgeous unfolding lotus mural secures the room where yoga, singing, dancing, eating, talking and more are offered with open arms to the Lake City neighborhood.
— Cynthia Lair, author of Feeding the Whole Family 

 

 

Two Dog Yoga is a compassionate, supportive and nonjudgmental community of teachers and students which has benefitted me in ways I did not expect. I have been able to apply these experiences when I am off the mat to enhance my life as well as help me cope with everything from day-to-day stresses to more difficult times of loss and grief.
—Jodi McClain, Educational Audiologist
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