Doga with DLR


Twin Cities friends!  Are you looking for a new way to bond with your pup?  Doga is the answer!

The founder of DLR, Kristin Trudeau, is a certified yoga instructor and has combined her love for dogs and yoga by teaching doga classes in the Twin Cities, MN.

Doga isn’t about perfect postures. It’s about bonding with your dog in an intimate, rewarding way.

Kristin Trudeau

The benefits of doga are many…

Doga was unofficially invented in 2012 by yoga teacher, Mahny Djahanguiri in London.  As a yogi and a dog mom, she wanted to include her dog, Robbie, in her practice.  Doga is humans practicing yoga in a way that allows connection with their dog.  Your calm energy is absorbed by your dog, and synchronization in breath and movements are absolutely possible.

Doga is beneficial for humans and canines alike:

  • Builds trust
  • Enhances the natural bond
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improves sleep
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases awareness and mindfulness

Class structure

In Kristin’s one-hour doga class, mats are arranged to give dogs their space.  Dogs can be on or off leash at the discretion of the parent.  The first 10-15 minutes Kristin will introduce some dog massage techniques.  This really allows for you and your dog to settle into the space, creating a calm, relaxed atmosphere.  If you’re calm, the dogs will follow suit!  The next 30 minutes is filled with yoga postures and sequences that allow for connection and bonding.  The final 15 minutes is spent relaxing in savasana with your dog.

Know before you go

  • No prior yoga experience necessary!
  • Bring a mat, water bottle and open mind! (treats might be helpful also!)
  • One dog per person, please (friends and family members are welcome to join without a dog if they wish).
  • Dogs must be spayed/neutered and current with their rabies vaccination.
  • Dogs shouldn’t be forced to participate.  If they’re not into it, get up and stroll around, take a break, and/or move to a different location in the room.
  • Just like humans, dogs need practice with doga – with each exposure they’ll know better what to expect and become more comfortable. Don’t expect perfection right out of the gate.
  • Accidents happen!  No biggie.  Cleaning supplies are available in the room.

Cost, class times, locations & registration

NOTE: There is a capacity limit for each location, so it’s imperative you register to attend

$20 per person (payable via Eventbrite)

Sundays – 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Dog Day Getaway – Apple Valley

Sundays – 7-8 p.m.

Twin Cities Obedience Training Center – NE Mpls

Register via EventBrite!