Workshops & Events
- Yoga Nidra with Rainey
- Yoga for Pain Relief with Kathleen Dowd
- Feldenkrais Basics with Rachel Hamstra
- Cultivating Clarity through Mindfulness with Geneviève Hicks
- Gong Bath with Wayne Marto
- Gong Bath and Restorative Yoga with Wayne and Annie
- Little Dog day afternoons with Annie
- Annual Solstice Walking Meditation
- New Years Day Celebration with Annie and David
- Melt Basis with Linda Rigell - January 2019
- Sound Bath with Catherine Grytting - January 11, 2019
- Lullaby Yoga with Johanna Beekman - February 1, 2019
- Yoga Yelapa Retreat with Annie & Wendy - February 9-16, 2019
- Doug Keller Teacher Training and Weekend Workshop - March 2019
- Tantrik Yoga Tradition with Hareesh - July 2019
- Autumn Equinox Retreat with Annie - September 2019
Monthly Yoga Nidra with Rainey
Sundays | 12/16, 2019: 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30 | 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.
Drop-ins allowed - Please try to attend the first class of the series.
Feldenkrais Basics with Rachel Hamstra
Mondays | 1/7-28, 2/4-25, 3/4-25 | 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.
January 7-28: Finding Good Posture - Start off the new year with ease.
February 4-25: Lower Back Comfort - Relief for sore, overworked lower backs.
March 4-25: Flexible Feet - Get your feet ready for spring activities.
Cultivating Clarity through Mindfulness with Geneviève Hicks
Wednesdays | 1/9-23 | 12-1:15 pm | $42 for 3-week series, $18 for drop-in, Punch cards welcome | Register - note date(s) in registration
Join Geneviève to cultivate capacity to develop clear seeing through balanced awareness, grounded in the present moment. Each session begins with brief instructions and stretching, followed by 20 minutes guided meditation (chair or ground sitting or lying down) and 15 minutes walking meditation. We will end with time to share experiences in meditation to learn from one another and Q/A session. Appropriate for those new to meditation and experienced practioners.
January 9: Guided Breath based meditation
January 16: Metta Meditation - Loving Kindness Meditation
January 23: Open Awareness Meditation
Stress Reduction Gong Bath with Wayne Marto
Sunday, 2019: 1/20, 2/17 (6-7:30 pm) | 2019: 3/17, 4/21 (7-8:30 pm) | $20 for drop-in or Punch card + $4 | Register
Eight 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.
Gong Bath and Restorative Yoga with Wayne and Annie
Sunday, 12/9 | 6-8 pm | $30 pre-paid, $35 at door | Register
Spend an evening settling into the grace of the winter season with restorative yoga and Eight 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.
Little Dog day Afternoons with Annie
Saturdays, 12/8, 1/5/2019 | 2:30-6:30 pm | $160 for two Saturdays; $85 drop-in for one Saturday | Register
Three Saturday afternoon monthly immersions with Annie at Little Dog. This will be space and time to soak in the nourishment of a well rounded asana, pranayama, meditation and reflection practice and yummy soup, salad and bread will complete our circle. Limited to 11 partcipants, sign up soon to reserve your spot!
Annual Solstice Walking Meditation
Thursday | 12/20 | 6 pm | $20 donation requested | Register
Join us for silent meditation in dark or later as the room lights up. All welcome. Come enjoy the silent stillness of the darkness. Anticipate the coming light. Seed your intention for inner illumination by lighting your own candle and placing it in the evergreen spiral. By the end of the evening, the room is a glow with winter candle light and warmth.
Bring finger food potluck to share with community.
New Year's Day celebration with Annie and David
Tuesday | 1/1/2019 | 5:30-7:30 pm | All welcome, with or without funds to donate. Suggested donation $20 here or at door. Donated funds will go to local needs.
Join Annie and her musician/storyteller brother, David, for an evening of song and restorative yoga.
Settle into this moment, connect in community, recognize your resilience, set a tone for a New Year, with familiar yoga practices, and song and stories to inspire your dedicated pathway in welcoming a blessed New Year.
MELT Basics with Linda Rigell - January 2019
Thursdays | 1/18-2/7, 2019 | 5:30-7:15 pm | $99 for 4 class series; $30 per class | Register - note date(s) in registration
Using a soft foam roller and soft ball. Linda will teach you the nine basic MELT Method moves for hydrating your fascia in four sessions. You are welcome to take as many or as few sessions as you are able.
Jan 17: MELT Basics for Hands, Feet, Balance, & Breath - Introduce you to the basics of the life-changing MELT Method and starts you on a simple MELT practice that will impove fluidity in you whole body.
Jan 24: MELT Basics for Upper Back, Neck, Thighs & Calves - You will learn to hydrate the fascia on your whole back-side, making it easier to stand tall and relieve pressure and tension throughout your spine and legs.
Jan 31: MELT Basics for Stronger Core - Due to injury and habits, many parts of the body try to compensate for lack of core strength-a major cause of discomfort. You will learn to retune your body for a more efficient core.
Feb 7: MELT Basics the Low Back and General Review - Using core strength practiced in previous sessions, learn to release tension in low back. We will also do a review.
Sound Bath with Catherine Grytting
Friday, 1/11/2019 | 7:30-8:30 pm | $18 | at Little Dog Studio | 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 smoothes the energy field surrounding the body. Join Dr. Catherine Grytting for an hour of bathing in the cleansing, healing sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls.
Space limited to 12, so reserve your spot now!
Lullaby Yoga with Johanna Beekman
Friday, 2/1/2019 | 7 pm | $25 in advance, $30 at door | Register
In Lullaby Yoga, Johanna gently guides you through a series of deeply relaxing poses while singing and playing soothing songs and chants. Her class uses principles from restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra, and subtle body and breath work. The music provides a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself.
Yelapa Yoga Retreat with Annie and Wendy
February 9-16, 2019 | REGISTRATION
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 Weekend Workshop
Tantrik Yoga Tradition with Christopher Hareesh Wallis
Will return 2019: July 19-21
Autumn Equinox Retreat with Annie Stocker
Plan for 2019: September 20-22
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