Connect with fellow yoga enthusiasts of all levels and their dogs on the mat through a new form of yoga: doga. Starting July 24, the Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton will be hosting “Downdog with Dogs.”
One-hour classes led by renowned teacher Naya Rappaport will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. Each session is $15 and all of the proceeds go to Tri-County Animal Rescue. Well behaved and socially friendly pets on non-retractable leashes are welcome. Owners must provide a copy of the pet’s current medical records in order to participate and are asked to bring a yoga mat and water. Towels can also be donated to the shelter after class. Those who wish to participate but do not have a dog are invited to take the yoga class with one of the adoptable pets from Tri-County.
“This class will be therapeutic for both the humans and the dogs, and it will create a community of like-minded people who love animals,” said Rappaport. “Participants will interact with their fur babies or adoptable dogs by massaging their paws, body, head, and neck, while doing poses.”
Tri-County Animal Rescue believes that every cat and dog—regardless of breed, gender, and temperament—deserves to live a happy and healthy life. The organization aims to shelter and provide a comfortable home for all animals placed in its facility.