photo courtesy of the Jewish Community Center

photo courtesy of the Jewish Community Center

Yes, you read that right. The Jewish Community Center hosts a free dog yoga class at 2 p.m. July 13 in which you and your furry friends can find your Zen together.

The class is inspired by the book “Doga: Yoga for Dogs.” Two professional yoga instructors will lead the class along with a dog behaviorist who will “assist attendees in connecting with their pet via mind, body and spirit.” The idea is to tap into our dogs’ natural tendencies such as living the moment.

“The idea of Dog Yoga isn’t a class full of people and pets in the same poses at the same time,” says Terri Arends The J’s Group Fitness director. “It’s more about teaching people how to connect with their dog and to further strengthen the bond and inner peace pet owners share with their four legged friends.”

With a room full of dogs, there must be some rules: All dogs must be brought to the class on a leash. Dog Yoga is open to all breeds, however, all attending dogs must be non-aggressive and well socialized. In order to ensure maximum connection between human and pet, attendees may only bring one dog each to the class.

The class is free, but reservations are required. Call 214.239.7137 or email

Learn more about Dog Yoga here.

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