Workshops & Events



Mindfulness Meditation Beginner Series with Rajiv Kapoor


6-week series | Mondays | 2/6-3/13 | 7:30 - 9:00 pm | $150 for series - NO DROP-INS | Register


This workshop will emphasize cultivating loving awareness in a nonjudgmental way. Our practice will be to develop the witness within so we can tap into our innate wakefulness. Through seated and walking meditation, yogic breathing, Q&A and dharma talk we will investigate the nature of our minds. The series will include topics such as mindfulness of breathing, awareness of bodily sensations, mindfulness of emotions/feeling states and thoughts, buddhist philosophy, psychology as it relates to the body, and neuroscience. To read a study about mindfulness meditation successfully treating anxiety, click here.
 

Rajiv Kapoor was born in Mumbai, India. He is currently in a 2 year meditation teacher training program taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

Intro to Yoga with Annie

5-week series | Tuesdays | 1/10-2/7 | 7:30-9 pm | $108 | FULL
New Dates: 5-week series | Tuesdays | 2/28-3/28 | 7:30-9 pm | $108 | Register

Take the first steps into yoga in a safe and supportive environment. Class size is limited so each student receives personal attention. In five weekly classes, students are introduced to the history and present day forms of yoga, while learning basic asana (poses) that strengthen and stretch.

 

 

 

Gong Bath with Wayne Marto

Thursday | 3/23 | 6:30-8 pm | $20 
Sunday | 5/7 | 6-7:30 pm | $20 
Thursday | 6/15 | 6-7:30 pm | $20 

Join us on a transformative journey of healing and deep relaxation, as we bathe every cell of the body in therapeutic sound and vibration. The pure, penetrating sound waves of the gong cleanse the subconscious and awaken the listener to a transcendent state of awareness.

The gong acoustically elevates us, creating a spontaneous meditative state, restoring harmony and vitality to the body and mind. The listener only has to let go and let the sound of the gong do the work. The experie nce is effortless and the results profound.

We will be supported by the magical frequencies of a Pluto gong. Pluto gongs teach us to let go and to purge the negative energy and thoughtpatterns that don’t serve us. Pluto gongs are known for their grounding and calming effect, opening our hearts to forgiveness and healing.

The gong bath is best experienced simply lying down on your back or a similar comfortable position. Wear comfortable clothes and bring whatever you need to be relaxed for the meditation (yoga mat, blanket, pillow, extra water, etc.).

The sonic massage w ill leave you feeling tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power. With this renewed sense of self comes a profound feeling of oneness with the creative and sustaining life force and energy of the universe. Life then takes on an unbelievable richness that cannot be described. It has to be experienced.

MELT with Linda Rigell

3-Class Series | Thursdays | 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 | 6-7:30 pm | NO DROP-INS | Register

Discover how to make your body feel better and stay active and pain-free for a lifetime. Learn how to reduce joint pain and muscle tension with self-treatment techniques that rehydrate your connective tissue and rebalance your nervous system. Improve flexibility, balance, posture and core strength as you reduce everyday aches and pains in this unique group class.
MELT Manual and online resources included.

Yin Yoga and Meditation with Shannon

Sundays | 3/26, 4/30, 6/4 | 5:30-7pm | Register

A restorative practice of long held postures with support to relax the body/mind. Followed by a led meditation practice (reclining or sitting options). A deeply nourishing practice for all levels.

 

 

Monthly Restorative Yoga with Annie

Thursdays | 2/2*, 3/3*, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1 | 7-8:30 pm | Register
*Class will be held at Little Dog

In restorative yoga we use props (bolsters, blocks, straps, and blankets) to support the body in long held positions. Holding poses for longer allows a deeper opening and internal massage of our organs and fascia. Postures are adapted to student's ability. Ease and relaxation are an important part of the practice.

Monthly Yoga Nidra with Rainey

Sundays | 3/19, 4/23, 5/21, 6/25, 7/23 | 5:30-7pm | Register  

A practice to cultivate deep relaxation and healing of the nervous system. Classes involve lying down and being guided through a systematic relaxation process.

 

Feldenkrais Lessons for Yoga Students with Judith Marcus

Thursdays | 3/9 & 3/16 | 7-8:30 pm | $20/class or $35 for both

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Join Judith Marcus,MA, LMP for an evening of Awareness Through Movement lessons, the Feldenkrais Method’s movement classes, taught with a focus on areas of the body that are important for asanas. Pelvis, shoulders, and neck will specifically be addressed by meditative movement sequences that deepen whole body awareness and integration. These classes are a helpful introduction to the Feldenkrais Method. All body types are welcome. Wear loose comfortable clothing.

Couples Massage with Annie

Saturday | 3/4 | 6-9:30 pm | Register

Learn to give your partner a relaxing and skilled back, head/face and neck massage. Foster warmth and well being through loving, intentional and healing touch. A great way to spend a Saturday evening with your sweetie!

 

Doug Keller Coming March 23-25, 2017

The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga: Rewriting the Story of Our Health and Growth | Register
A dear friend to Two Dog, Doug Keller visits us each year as he travels the world, delivering his enthusiasm and ever-expanding vision of yoga. Doug is clear, grounded and has a highly educational manner, conveying deep knowledge and responding personably with students. His offerings at Two Dog accommodate the pacing and questions of new yoga practitioners to long-established teachers. He has taught at Two Dog every year since 2002 to a full house of new fans and dedicated followers.

 

 

 

 


Looking Forward

 

Relax, Replenish, Revitalize: Yoga Retreat in Yelapa, Mexico

February 2017 | Wendy Groesbeck and Annie Stocker

Annie and Wendy will guide you through daily asana, pranayama and meditation practices as they weave together a complementary expression of yoga. The extraordinary Sky Temple, perched on the subtropic hillside above the beach, is an unparalleled setting and portal to a more expansive you. Allow the potency of a daily yoga practice to guide you back into alignment with your own inner resources of ease, strength and contentment.

 

India Travel and Retreat

January 2018 | Annie Stocker and Friends

Join Annie on this fabulous and far-reaching travel adventure to Kerala, the southern most state in India.

We will visit the ancient spice trade port city of Kochi, a high mountain tea plantation, and enjoy a biodynamic farmstay where we will see and taste many of the spices and ayurvedic herbs grown in this natural resource-rich area of southern India. We end the journey close to the coast where we enjoy a special day-long houseboat journey on the inland waters, visit several Hindu temples and enjoy the warm beaches of the Indian ocean. Each day we will have time to practice yoga and meditation, both with Annie and local yoga teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 


I was less than enthusiastic when I remembered my wife and I had signed up to take a couples massage workshop. My attitude quickly changed during the workshop with Annie. The entire experience was informative, enjoyable and rejuvenating. Annie’s instruction was clear, and the techniques she demonstrated and taught immediately brought ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ as we practiced on one another. The time flew by. I left with more confidence in my ability to effectively massage my wife as well as a newly relaxed and energized body.
— Matt Barmore

 

 

Two Dog Yoga has changed my life in so many wonderful ways. The instructors teach with wisdom, skill, and humor. They have led me to a deeper practice in a gentle profound way. Thanks to the owner, Annie, a beautiful, genuine community flourishes here, nurturing both the body and the soul. Two Dog is a true jewel right here in the heart of Seattle!
— Katherine Luu

 

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