WELCOME TO AUSTIN DOGA
Practice yoga and mindfulness with your dog for joy and comfort.
Yoga with your dog sessions are offered by appointment only in person on online Monday-Friday.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Nicole Vykoukal is a yoga teacher and psychotherapist who is captivated by the magic of dogs & the power of yoga in cultivating inner peace & well-being. Nicole founded Austin Doga (2011) to offer a meaningful way to bond & relax with your dog.
Her style of yoga often resonates with people who seek deep, enriching experiences & love spending time with their dog.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A 45 min private yoga session with your dog where you will:
Bond with your dog through mindfulness tehcniques
Learn evidenced-based stress reduction yogic tools that you can practice with your dog
Practice massage and energy work with your dog
Cultivate inner peace and joy through learning how to meditate with your dog
Reset your nervous system through gentle stretching, breathwork, and beginner friendly restorative yoga poses
SERVICES & FEES
In-person or virtual by appointment
45 MIN INDIVIDUAL CLASS
$95 TOTAL, 1-2 PEOPLE + 1 DOG
Senior dog time
Wellness, relaxation, & self-Care
Birthday & anniversary celebrations
Friends & family
45 MIN GROUP CLASS
$150 TOTAL, 2-3 PEOPLE + 2-3 DOGS
Dogs who already get along
Family & friends
Birthday & anniversary celebrations
Virtual happy hours
Business remote or in-person wellness
45 MIN EMPLOYEE WELLBEING CLASS
$35 PER A PERSON, $175 MINIMUM.
Help for Compassion Fatigue
Learn and practice simple restorative yoga poses, mindfulness, and breath techniques shown to restore the nervous system and increase overall wellness.
Participants can bring their own dog to class. Those who don't have a dog in class will still benefit.
"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.
DR. LAURIE JOHNSON
Dr. Johson provides an integrative medicine, holistic approach to treating the whole patient and include conventional western medicine perspective. It is the integration of all therapies necessary to help your pet be well. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) incorporates acupuncture, herbal therapy, and food therapy.
Christina offers therapeutic/sports massage and acupressure for large and small animals in the greater Austin area. She has been helping dogs and horses get relief from everything from muscle tension to anxiety, and kept sport dogs and horses healthy since 2007. Clients range from canine athletes to geriatric dogs needing some extra help as they get older.