About Two Dog Yoga Studio
Annie Stocker opened Two Dog Yoga in 1990, teaching Hatha Yoga classes in her beautiful home studio. Annie’s two chocolate labs, Ponder and Willow, graced the studio and with their enthusiasm inspired the name Two Dog Yoga. Beloved for its garden setting and intimate treehouse feel, classes swelled with eager students from around the Lake City neighborhood.
By 2001, having outgrown “Little Dog” studio, Annie ventured into the construction of a larger space—“Big Dog”—three blocks away. With two studios and a lively clientele, Annie settled into her vision of an active neighborhood yoga studio focused on healing and well-being. The studio expanded its offerings to include meditation, qigong, global music events, Ayurveda, massage, Hellerwork, couples massage, chanting and seasonal celebrations.
After 20 years, in 2021, Annie closed "Big Dog". The shift to online classes and workshops during the pandemic helped the studio transition to a new way of offering classes to the community—far and wide.
While the yogic path of curiosity and commitment, remains the studio's central focus, the Two Dog community has committed to many years of social justice and racial equity efforts. Fundraisers, study groups, accessible classes, free classes for underserved populations and more are part of the studio's ongoing schedule. The studio welcomes ideas and suggestions about how to better serve our local community.