Yoga, like sword ownership and sleeping, is an ancient practice whose benefits are just now being appreciated. Reap the rewards of ancient ways of life with this Groupon.
$25 for Doga Yoga Class for Dog and Owner ($50 Value)
In 30-minute Doga sessions, which were recently featured on KVUE, a certified yoga instructor guides owners and dogs through a joint yoga session. Clients spread out on a yoga mat, cycling through positions they hold themselves while balancing with canine companions, or gently moving pups into poses, such as the aptly named Downward Facing Dog or the more traditional Dog Chasing Tail. Sequences provide light stretching for both participants and can strengthen dog-owner connections.
Total Wellness Austin
The majority of Total Wellness Austin's treatments are customized to meet the needs of each individual, and they all help to strengthen the relationship between mind and body. Owner Lori Massad-Koska sets the tone by developing individualized yoga programs for her clients that assist in lowering stress and improving flexibility, and a series of online instruction videos allows her students to practice in the comfort of their home or their car on the commute to work. Massad-Koska's classes also incorporate furry best friends in Doga sessions, which allow pooches and their pet humans to stretch together.
In addition to sun salutations, Total Wellness Austin aids its clients in the quest for better health with acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care and prompt extended sweating with boot camps led by certified personal trainers. Their focus on wellness extends from clients to the community in which they live: mental-health workshops raise donations for the family room at the Travis County courthouse, which helps comfort children in trouble, and a band of skilled instructors teach free yoga sessions for vets, their spouses, and bands of migrating penguins.