Workshops & Events
- Yoga Nidra with Rainey
- Yoga for Pain Relief with Kathleen Dowd
- Awareness Through Movement® with Rachel Hamstra
- Restorative Yoga with Annie and Kathleen
- Mother's Day Gong Bath and Restorative Yoga with Wayne and Annie
- Sound Bath with Catherine Grytting
- Gong Bath with Wayne Marto
- Sacred Music Concert with Shantala and Mikey Pauker
- Wisdom Unfolding worshop with Hareesh - July 2019
- Autumn Equinox Retreat with Annie - September 2019
- Little Dog Day Afternoons with Annie
- Yoga Yelapa Retreat with Annie & Wendy - February 9-15, 2020
- Doug Keller Teacher Training and Workshops - March 2020
Monthly Yoga Nidra with Rainey
Sundays | 5/26 | 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 with Kathleen Dowd, C-IAYT
Thursdays | 11am-12:15 pm | $112 for 8-week series | Register
$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.
Awareness Through Movement® with Rachel Hamstra
Mondays | 5/6-27, 6/3-24, 7/8-29 | 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
May 6-27: Lower Back Comfort - Relief for sore, overworked backs.
June 3-24: Shoulder Mobility - Ease for your shoulder blades, upper back and chest.
July 8-29: Hand and Wrist Stability - Improve your yoga that involves hand weight bearing.
Monthly Restorative Yoga with Annie and Kathleen
Thursdays | 5/2 (A), 6/6 (K) | 6:30-8 pm | $18 | Register - note date(s) in registration
Join Kathleen and Annie (alternate months) 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.
Mother's Day Gong Bath and Restorative Yoga with Wayne and Annie
Suntay | 5/12 | 2-4 pm | $30 advance registration, $35 at door | Register
Balance while calming the mind, cultivating a loving heart using sound and gentle restful poses.
Sound Bath with Catherine Grytting
Friday | 5/17 | 7:30-8:30 pm | $20 for drop-in or Punch card + $4 | Register
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 soothe and heal your physical body, emotions, mind and spirit.
The sound waves from the struck bowl penetrate the body and vibrate your various cells and organs. At the same time, the single tone brings all aspects of your physicality into harmonious alignment. Think of a rowing crew. The more synchronized their sculling, the greater the power produced with each stroke. 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.
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.
Sacred Music Concert with Shantala and Mikey Pauker
Sunday | 6/23 | 7:30pm | $20 advance, $25 at door | Tickets
Two Dog is happy to host Shantala for this ShalOM Tour, that is a synthesis of sacred chanting in the languages of Sanskrit and Hebrew and uplifting songs in the style of world folk music. The music is a blend of East and West, meditative and ecstatic, ancient and contemporary. Everyone is welcome, and there will be a lot of audience participation and invitation for all to sing. READ MORE
Wisdom Unfolding: Clarifying View and Practice of Tantrik Yoga with Christopher Hareesh Wallis
July 19-21 | $150 for full 3-day workshop | Register
Two Dog is pleased to welcome Christopher Hareesh Wallis, a scholar-practioner with thirty years of experience.
- Friday, 7/19 | 7-9pm | $45 | Register
Near Enemies to the Truth: What are ‘near enemies to the truth’? They are slightly distorted versions of spiritual teachings—statements that are close to a profound and subtle truth, but are distorted just enough to make a big difference over time, such as “you create your own reality,” or “everything happens for a reason.” In this workshop, we will go deep into the teachings that have become distorted into cliches and bumper-sticker slogans.
- Saturday, 7/20 | 2-5pm | $65 | Register
A Wellspring of Power: The Practice of Yoga in the Tantric Mode: Empower your practice of Yoga by exploring what practice in a Tantric mode means, and why it accelerates the effectiveness of yoga on all levels.
- Sunday, 7/21 | 2-5pm | $65 | Register
Why Chakras, Nādīs and Bindus Matter in your Practice: This workshop will seek to set the record straight, explaining clearly the traditional teachings on the yogic subtle body, also known as the energy body. A Tantrik scholar is the ideal person to teach on this topic, since the systemization of the subtle body and the mapping of the chakras originated within Tantrik Yoga.
Autumn Equinox Retreat with Annie Stocker
Plan for 2019: September 20-22
Monthly Retreat: Little Dog Day Afternoons with Annie
Will resume late Fall 2019
Join Annie for an afternoon monthly immersion of nourishment of a well rounded asana, pranayama, mediation and reflection practice and yummy soup, salad and bread. Held at Little Dog studio. Limited to 11 participants.
Yelapa Yoga Retreat with Annie and Wendy
February 9-15, 2020 | REGISTRATION will open later in 2019
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
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