Workshops & Events
- Earth Cycles Solstice Celebration
- Yoga and Qigong
- Talk with Dr. Ramkumar
- Gong Bath with Wayne Marto
- Restorative Lullaby Yoga with Johanna Beckman
- MELT with Linda Rigell
- Intro to Yoga with Annie
- Yin Yoga and Meditation with Shannon
- Yoga Nidra
- Restorative with Annie
- Summer Solstice
- Yoga in Yelapa with Wendy and Annie
- India Travel and Retreat
Restorative Practice and Gong Bath on Mother’s Day
Spend an afternoon of deep Rest and Renewal for all who celebrate mother, the mother/Ma, Mother Earth. Nourish yourself with supported yoga poses led by Annie, while listening to healing tones from the Moon and Pluto gongs played by Wayne Marto. The pure, penetrating sound of waves of the gong cleanse the subconscious and awaken the listener to a transcendent state of awareness, leaving you tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power. Annie will guide you through a series of easeful poses to relax the musculoskeletal system and settle your body’s nervous system into a quieter, more sattvic state of being.
A thirty minute svansana with gong sounds will finish the practice. To end our time together we will share tea and sweets in community. All welcome!
Yoga and Qigong with Matthew Cohen
Thursday | 5/25 | 6:30-8:30 pm | $50 | Register
This introduction to Sacred Energy Arts will focus on building strength and grace; emphasis will be placed on cultivating stillness in motion, movement in meditation and the Breath.
“In balance there is movement, in flow resides stillness — the interplay, the dance, is where things get interesting, beautiful, and alive.”
~ Sifu Matthew Cohen
Learn About Ayureveda Healing Village with Dr. Ramkumar
Thursday | 6/1 | 6:30-8:30pm
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ramkumar, one of the founders of Vaidyagrama, the Ayurveda healing village Annie visited last Fall, will be offering a talk at Two Dog. Dr Ramkumar hails from a family steeped in the traditional pracitces of Ayurveda, through generations. From 1994 to 2003 he was the Director of the Ayurvedic Trust in Coimbatore, India, which runs a 100-bed hospital, giving purely Ayurveda treatment. During this period the hospital was recognized by the Government of India as one of the five best Ayurveda institutions in India.
Earth Cycles Solstice Celebration with Gary Stroutsos and David Revelli
Friday | 6/17 | 6:30-8:30 pm | $20 | Register
Featuring woodwind master, Gary Stroutsos, with Seattle based world percussionist, David Revelli.
Restorative Lullaby Yoga with Johanna Beekman
Thursday | 6/29 | 7-8:30pm | $20 | Register
Lullaby Yoga is a unique blend of restorative and yin yoga with heart-opening live music, created by Johanna Beekman, RYT 500. Her classes focus on deep relaxation and healing using principles from therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra, bhakti yoga, and nada (sound) yoga.
Johanna gently guides participants through a series of deeply relaxing poses while she sings adult lullabies to them. The music - a soothing blend of original and traditional pieces from a variety of global cultures - facilitates the healing process by providing a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself.
MELT with Linda Rigell
3-Class Series | Thursdays | 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 | 6-7:30 pm | NO DROP-INS | Register
Early Registration ($79 by July 1)
Registration after July 1 ($90)
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
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
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 | Sundays | 4/9*, 5/21, 6/25, 7/23 | 5:30-7pm | Register
*NOTE TIME and DATE CHANGE: Class on 4/9 will be from 6-7:30
A practice to cultivate deep relaxation and healing of the nervous system. Classes involve lying down and being guided through a systematic relaxation process.
Gong Bath with Wayne Marto
Thursday | 6/15 | 7-8:pm | Register
Sunday | 7/16 | 7-8:30 pm | Register
Thursday | 9/7 | 7-8:30 pm | Register
The gong is delicately played, deeply bathing every cell of the body in pure, penetrating sound waves, cleansing the subconscious and awakening the practitioner to a transcendent state of awareness. The experience is effortless and the results profound.
June 17 - Time to be announced.
Old World ~ New Dreams ~ World Music Trio
Featuring woodwind master, Gary Stroutsos, with Seattle based world percussionist, Larry Mahlis and his brother, Los Angeles-based Oud (middle eastern lute) master Dimitris Mahlis.
The trio comes together for an evening of story and song, creating a spirit of place among us all.
January 6-13, 2018 | REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Join Annie and Wendy for a winter retreat to the tranquil village of Yelapa, Mexico. Just a 45 minute boat ride south of Puerto Vallarta, Yelapa is nestled around a pristine bay, surrounded by sandy beaches and lush tropical mountains – a complete departure from the hectic pace of a typical Mexican tourist town. This week long retreat will provide you with the opportunity to connect to the earth, to the sea, to nature’s rhythms, to the village community, and to yourself.
Join Annie and Wendy 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.
For a more detailed description of the trip ininerary visit Ponte Travels, co-owned by Two Dogger, Marta Rabins.
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