WELCOME TO AUSTIN DOGA
You can learn how to practice yoga and mindfulness with your dog for increased wellness and a better state of mind.
Yoga with your dog sessions are offered by appointment only Monday-Friday.
Book your session with Nicole Vykoukal, yoga teacher & psychotherapist, in her East Austin, TX studio or online in the comfort of your own home or office.
ABOUT AUSTIN DOGA
Nicole Vykoukal is a yoga teacher & psychotherapist captivated by the magic of dogs, the profound connection between you & your dog, & the power of yoga in cultivating inner peace & well-being.
She founded Austin Doga in 2011 to offer folks a meaningful way to bond & relax with their dogs through practicing yoga and mindfulness together.
Nicole's style of teaching yoga often resonates with people who seek deep, enriching experiences & spending time with their dog is their favorite way to relax, have fun, & spark joy.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A 45 min private yoga session with your dog where YOU practice yoga. You will learn yoga poses, meditation, and yoga and mindfulness techniques that encourage physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.
You will also learn and practice massage and energy work for your dog.
In doga we encourage stillness with your dog.
To the naked eye or the camera, it may not look like we are doing much, but doga can be a profound bonding experience.
VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON
45 MIN INDIVIDUAL CLASS
$95 TOTAL, 1-2 PEOPLE
Senior dog time
Wellness, relaxation, & self-Care
Birthday & anniversary celebrations
Friends & family
45 MIN GROUP CLASS
$150 TOTAL, 3-4 PEOPLE (LIMIT 4 PEOPLE)
Dogs who already get along
Family & friends
Birthday & anniversary celebrations
Virtual happy hours
Business remote or in-person wellness
"Jillie and I had a super sweet private session with Nicole from Austin Doga, LLC. I learned how to massage, yoga, and meditate with my senior pup. It was a beautiful shared experience that I will always remember and treasure."
Lynn, Psychologist, yogi & doga student
WHO DOES THE YOGA? ME OR MY DOG?
Your dog does not do any poses. YOU practice yoga and meditation while your dog hangs out, and soaks up gentle massage and energy work.
I'VE NEVER DONE YOGA BEFORE, IS THAT OKAY?
Yes! Austin Doga is beginner friendly. For the best doga experience, your dog will need to be able to settle or relax.
Please inform Austin Doga, LLC of any injuries or medical conditions you or your dog have.
Poses will be modified just for your needs.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY DOGA SESSION?
These are helpful to have, but not necessary:
A yoga mat and blanket for yourself
A blanket, bed, or towel for your dog
Comfortable clothes, think elastic waistbands and dog hair, don't care
WILL DOGA HELP MY DOG'S PROBLEM BEHAVIOR, INJURY, OR MEDICAL CONDITION?
Nope. Please consult a professional dog trainer or dog behaviorist for any training or behavior issues.
Make sure your dog is getting his needs met through professional training, food puzzles, and plenty of exercise and mental stimulation (maybe through agility or nose work classes). Please see a veterinarian or canine medical specialist for any injuries and medical conditions. Doga is not a substitute for these services and activities.
WHY DON'T YOU OFFER IN-PERSON PUBLIC GROUP DOGA CLASSES?
Group goat yoga classes are all the rage! So why don't you offer more group doga classes? Practicing yoga with a class full of adult dogs who don't know each other is much trickier compared to yoga with a flock of little goats who belong together. Dogs who don't know each other could be fearful or snarky with each other. Practicing yoga while keeping an eye on your dog's behavior, directs your attention outward versus inward where you can find your zen.