Workshops & Events
- Yoga Nidra with Rainey
- Yoga for Pain Relief weekly class with Kathleen Dowd
- Awareness Through Movement® with Rachel Hamstra
- Insight Meditation: Cultivate an Observer Mind and an Undefended Heart with Rajiv Kapoor
- Intro to Yoga with Annie
- Monthly Restorative Yoga with Annie
- Nāda Yoga: Attuning to Your Sacred Instrument with Elizabeth Rainey & Sean Frenette
- Yoga for Pain Relief mini-retreat with Kathleen Dowd
- Strengthen Resilience and Tune into your Nervous System with Gentle Yoga with Charlotte Nuessle - October 18-20
- Sound Bath with Catherine Grytting
- Sleep Better: Ayurveda for your Best Night's Rest with Kate Towell
- Little Dog Day Afternoons with Annie
- Yoga and Anger with Kathleen Dowd
- Poop Talks with Janell Hartman
- Yoga Yelapa Retreat with Annie & Wendy - February 8-15, 2020
- Doug Keller Teacher Training and Workshops - March 2020
- Gong Bath with Wayne Marto
Monthly Yoga Nidra with Rainey
Sundays | 9/22, 10/20, 11/24, 12/15 | 5:30-7 pm | Register - note date(s) in registration
Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) is a nourishing practice designed to cultivate the resiliency of your nervous system and offer deep relaxation to all levels of your being. Class opens with gentle fluid movement and concludes with a long guided relaxation.
Yoga for Pain Relief (Gentle) weekly class with Kathleen Dowd, C-IAYT
Thursdays | 11am-12:30 pm | $112 for 8-week series | Register from Schedule page
$18 for drop-in, Punch cards welcome
When we suffer from chronic pain, it can impact our lives in so many ways and express on different levels of our being - physical, emotional, and mental. This series is appropriate for anyone who has experienced pain - either physical or emotional - and would like to use yoga, pranayama and meditation to address and relate to this pain. READ MORE
Awareness Through Movement® with Rachel Hamstra
Mondays | 9/9-30, 10/7-28, 11/4-25 | 6-7 pm
$56 for 4 class series (can be split between series), $18 for drop-in, Punch cards welcome
Register - note date(s) in registration
Discover how body awareness can change how you move and keep you out of pain. Questions about your sensory experience help guide your attention through small gentle movements to increase your awareness of how your body responds to each movement, so you can discover and clarify connections within yourself. Bring your curiosity and learn how to move with more ease.
Formerly called Feldenkrais Basics with Rachel Hamstra
September: Neck and Shoulder Comfort - Chris Roberts subbing for Rachel
October: Get to Know Your Hip Joints
November: Movement Puzzles
Insight Meditation: Cultivate an Observer Mind and an Undefended Heart with Rajiv Kapoor
6-week series | Mondays | 9/23-10/28 | 7:30-9pm | $150 for new students for 6-wk series, $120 for students who've previously taken a class from Rajiv; $18 drop-in, Punch cards welcome
Workshop will emphasize cultivating loving awareness in a non-judgmental way, to develop the witness within, so we can tap into our innate wakefulness. Through seated and walking meditation, yogic breathing, Q&A and dharma talk, we will investigate the nature of our minds.
Intro to Yoga with Annie
5-week series | Tuesdays | 9/24-10/22 | 7:30-9pm | $111 for 5-week series
Take the first steps into yoga in a safe and supportive environment. Class size is limited so each student receives personal attention. In five weekly classes, students are introduced to the history and present day forms of yoga, while learning basic asana (poses) that strengthen and stretch.
Monthly Restorative Yoga with Annie
Thursdays | 10/3, 11/14, 12/12 | 6:30-8 pm | $18 | Register - note date(s) in registration
Join Annie on the first Thursdays. Find ease and restoration through long held supported poses, thus allowing for deeper opening and internal massage. Props are used to adapt poses to students' abilities.
Nāda Yoga: Attuning to Your Sacred Instrument with Elizabeth Rainey & Sean Frenette
Saturday, October 5 | 2-7pm | $120 early bird price, through 9/28, $140 after 9/28 | Register
Join Rainey and Sean on a journey of moving, sounding, silencing and playing with vibration. We will explore the way movement and voice support each other, the power of cultivating ease in posture and vocalization and play with sound as a potent healing tool Come prepared to play and have fun. All levels welcome! READ MORE
Yoga for Pain Relief mini-retreat with Kathleen Dowd, C-IAYT
Sunday, October 6 | 1-4pm | $60 | Register
Join Kathleen for an afternoon mini-retreat to help soothe your body and soul from the aches and pains of live, love and loss. The afternoon will include gentle asana, guided meditations, breathwork and more. You'll leave feeling relaxed, restored, and softer in your body, mind and spirit. READ MORE
Strengthen Resilience and Tune into your Nervous System with Gentle Yoga with Charlotte Nuessle
October 18-20 | $200 for full 3-day workshop, $30 for Friday only | Register
Mindful awareness of your nervous system becomes a tool to shift, more flexibly, from stressful states to greater peace and presence of mind. In this weekend, you'll learn experientially, through body-based mindful self-awareness practices of adaptive yoga, breath, sound, meditation and journaling; live interactive processes of personal discovery further integrate learning and theoretical concepts. READ MORE
Sound Bath with Catherine Grytting
Fridays | 10/25, 11/22, 12/27 | 7:30-8:30 pm | $18 | Register - note date(s) in registration
Tibetan Singing Bowls are made of seven metals that produce a rich, complex tone consisting of a specific, dominant pitch with multiple overtones. This unity of a single tone from the diversity of many metals creates great power that can be harnessed to sooth and heal your physical body, emotions, mind and spirit. The sound waves from the struck bowl penetrates the body and virbrates your various cells and organs. At the same time, the single tone brings all aspects of your physicality into harmonious alignment. A sound bath aligns the various aspects of your body, quiets the mind, calms the emotions and smooths the energy field surrounding the body. Join Dr. Catherine Grytting for an hour of bathing in the cleansing, healing sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls.
Sleep Better: Ayurveda for your Best Nights' Rest with Kate Towell
Saturday | 10/26 | 2-4 pm | $40 | Register
According to Ayurveda, sleep is one of the main pillars of health, and is considered to be as important as diet in maintaining balance in the body, mind and spirit. This workshop will teach you the Ayurvedic approach to falling and staying asleep by aligning you with Ayurveda's energetic clock. We will explore tools to help you relax and have a better night's sleep, including pranayama, marma therapy (gentle acupressure) and simple bedtime rituals. READ MORE/REGISTER
Monthly Retreat: Little Dog Day Afternoons with Annie
Saturdays | 10/26, 11/23, 12/28 | 2:30-6:30 pm | $240 for 3-retreat series; $100 per single-session | Register-note date(s) in registration
Join Annie for an afternoon monthly immersion of nourishment of a well rounded asana, pranayama, mediation and reflection practice and yummy kitchari or soup, salad and bread. Held at Little Dog studio. Limited to 11 participants.
Yoga and Anger with Kathleen Dowd, C-IAYT
Sunday, November 3 | 1-4pm | $60 | Register
Feeling stuck in your anger? Do you believe you're not angry, yet feel resentful or depressed? Can anger be healing? Come explore ways to move through anger to transform our energy and our every day lives. READ MORE
Poop Talks with Janell Hartman
Saturday | 11/16 | 2-4 pm | $40 | Register
Although still somewhat of a taboo topic in our culture, pooping is among the most crucial yet elusive aspects of our health and vitality. Equipped with some basic knowledge of why and how our digestive and elimination system operates can save us a lot of suffering. In this workshop, we'll explore ancient poop knowledge from Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, along with observations from Janell's many years of experience as a professional colon hydro therapist. Enjoy gentle, seated asana, self-massage techniques, breath work, and plenty of time for Q&A. READ MORE/REGISTER
Yelapa Yoga Retreat with Annie and Wendy
February 8-15, 2020 | REGISTRATION now open
Join Annie and Wendy for a winter retreat to the tranquil village of Yelapa, Mexico, just a 45 minute boat ride south of Puerto Vallarta. Yelapa is nestled around a pristine bay, surrounded by sandy beaches and lush tropical mountains - a complete departure from the hectic pace of a typical Mexican tourist town. This week long retreat will provide you with the opportunity to connect to the earth, to the sea, to nature's rhythms, to the village community, and to yourself.
Doug Keller Teacher Training and Workshop
Mark your 2020 calendar, Doug Keller returns March 26-28
Stress Reduction Gong Bath with Wayne Marto
See Wayne Marto's Beneficial Sound page for future schedule at Two Dog Studio
Planet gongs are delicately played, deeply bathing every cell of the body in pure, penetrating sound waves, cleansing the subconscious and awakening the practitioner to a transcendent state of awareness. The experience is effortless and the results profound.
I was less than enthusiastic when I remembered my wife and I had signed up to take a couples massage workshop. My attitude quickly changed during the workshop with Annie. The entire experience was informative, enjoyable and rejuvenating. Annie’s instruction was clear, and the techniques she demonstrated and taught immediately brought ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ as we practiced on one another. The time flew by. I left with more confidence in my ability to effectively massage my wife as well as a newly relaxed and energized body.
— Matt Barmore
Two Dog Yoga has changed my life in so many wonderful ways. The instructors teach with wisdom, skill, and humor. They have led me to a deeper practice in a gentle profound way. Thanks to the owner, Annie, a beautiful, genuine community flourishes here, nurturing both the body and the soul. Two Dog is a true jewel right here in the heart of Seattle!
— Katherine Luu