We Did It! Doga Yoga World Record

Doga Yoga World Record!

Doga Yoga World Record

Doga Yoga World Record

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When my friend Dawn Celapino of Leash Your Fitness invited me to co-teach the World’s, Largest Doga Yoga Class my answer was an immediate and emphatic, yes!

mic in hand - the real 3 Limb Down Dog

mic in hand – the real 3 Limb Down Dog

 

It was a picture perfect January day in San Diego, and we needed 250 “dogi’s” combined with a plethora of rules and regulations from the Guinness Book of World Records to pull off this feat. While Dawn was busy with logistics, my job was to keep all the dogis and their yogis calm until it was time for the official start. As with any big event, there’s bound to be a few snafus and I found myself having to lead the group in a forty-minute meditation. It was truly amazing to have 252 dogis and their matching yogis for a combined total of over 500 beings, just “BEING”, not doing, calm and still until we started the class.

 

Anyone who has spent time around a dog has probably noticed that they are natural Yogi’s or “Dogi’s”. Their natural commitment to living in the moment helps us to be more aware of the magic and mystery of life present in our everyday tasks. Just notice how excited and happy your dogi is when you take them on the exact same walk everyday. Nothing seems boring or mundane and every interaction with another being brings its own excitement.

Chopper and his yogi

Chopper and his yogi

Eckart Tolle says that animals are our guardian of “being”.  They respond to your energy. How you are being – with a capital “B” – not what you are doing, how you look, or your personality.

Meditating Dogi with twisting Yogi

Meditating Dogi with twisting Yogi

 

In fact, taking loving care of a Dogi is a spiritual practice in itself. New scientific research shows that dogs know how to read our emotions through our faces.  While training my dogs, I noticed the relationship of how moving my energy in yoga was similar to how my dogs responded to my energy. With yoga and dogs, it’s all about your energy and connecting to your natural instincts.

 

Acro Doga

Acro Doga

So, if your idea of bonding with your dog, getting in shape and finding some ZEN is Fido and you sitting on the sofa, surfing the channels and popping a Gatorade then it may be time for you to try Doga Yoga.

Na”mutt”ste.

To learn how to teach Doga Yoga or find a class, check out the training course at Leash Your Fitness.

 

Yay! We did it!!

Yay! We did it!!

 

Doga Yoga World Record

250 DOGS NEEDED!

Even though my dogs passed away last year, I’m not adopting 250 dogs, but trying to help break the Guinness Book of World Records for Doga Yoga. Along with Leash Your Fitness and the Humane Society, we are teaching a huge class for all Dogis and Yogis. Come help us set the world record for the LARGEST dog yoga class!  250 dogs are NEEDED to set the record!  No yoga experience is necessary, just a love of nature and an open mind.

We are so excited to break this record and we want to PROVE to the country that 250 dogs can be in one place, working out and it be a peaceful experience!  There is going to be a lot of video, photos and media there!!

A few things to make this class run smoothly.  There are a lot of rules that must be followed to “officially break” the record and one is that we have to have 250 dogs.  In order to have that many dogs in one place without any trouble

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

·         No dog treats or food (very distracting)
·         NO retractable leashes (very dangerous)
·         No aggressive dogs or puppies (for obvious reasons)
·         One dog per person (Guinness Rules)

Remember that this is a YOGA CLASS & we want to be CALM

·         Once on the field, NO TALKING (we want you to focus on your dog)
·         NO socializing the dogs. (it isn’t play time plus we don’t want any dog fights)
·         To help calm your dog, gentle massage behind the ears helps

PLEASE COME EARLY!!!  CLASS STARTS PROMPTLY AT 10 A.M. GATES WILL BE CLOSED & YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE CLASS

COST: Suggested donation $10. 100% of donations go directly to the San Diego Humane Society.

Class location: Carmel Valley Rec Center,
3777 Townsgate Drive, San Diego CA 92130

Doga Yoga World Record

Doga Yoga World Record