Dogs in yoga class? Have dog owners (or yogis, depending how you look at it…) finally gone too far? During dog yoga (FYI: the cool kids call it “doga”), poodles and shih tzus can be seen doing their own yoga poses, or relaxing while draped over their owner’s neck. NYC-based yoga teacher Tiffany Cruikshank, whose dog Lulu (yes, named after Lululemon yoga clothes) can sometimes be seen on the sidelines at her classes, is a strong advocate of mixing it up. "Dogs have an instant way of lightening the mood of a yoga class,” she says. “What can be a potentially serious endeavor becomes a fun exploration when you add a dog to the mix." There’s no formal certification for dog yoga instructors, so you may be hard-pressed to find a class. Your best bet is to look for an outdoor yoga class and ask the teacher if there’s room for your best friend.
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