Join us for some Doga at Tales & Ales Oct 13

If you and your best four-legged friend are looking for something fun to do October 13, look no further… the Tales and Ales festival in Palo Alto has it all.  And while you’re there, join us for some Doga!  No experience (or mat) needed, just come on out and join us at Mitchell Park.  (Pawed participants will be on leashes at all time – nonretractable preferred.)

If you’ve not heard of Doga before, here is a very sweet video with an explanation from a teacher who popularized the term at her studio.   And our friends at Leash Your Fitness working with the San Diego Humane Society recently set the world record for the worlds largest Doga class. (265 – read more about it here.)

The thirty-minute class will start with standing stretches, some lunges, some twists and some balance poses.  Then we’ll sit down and deepen our breath, take some leg stretches and do a little bit of core work.  We’ll do a bit of arm work, then lie on our back for some twisting and relaxing. Finally, we finish the class with some dog massage.  Both you and your pet will feel energized and relaxed.


Now, while this event will be undoubtedly very canine-centric, let us know if you’re considering Pig Yoga, Cat Yoga, goat yoga (see my friend below) – we’d love to hear about it.


Questions We Get Asked

In our goal to bring yoga and meditation to people where they are at (both literally and spiritually), we get asked a lot of questions.  Here are some of them, with my best answers.

How can I do yoga during the workday?  (Won’t I get sweaty?)

If you want no sweat yoga, we can do that.  Likewise, if you have the desire to sweat, this too is possible.  Stay tuned for upcoming Facebook live sessions where you can try a brief class via the internet.

How can I meditate at work?  (I’d be so distracted…)

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If you can put the time on your calendar, and leave your desk, we can get you into a meditative state of mind.  Even if you’ve never practiced before.  And if you’re already experienced, we can set up the environment for you to practice on your own.

What is the yoga class like?  What if there is no fitness center?

We can teach a variety of styles based on what is right for your situation.  We can lead 30-minute stretches around your boardroom table.  We can assess your situation and find the best available space.   Yoga is like water in that it will flow into the spaces we make for it.

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What if I’ve never done yoga, or mediated before?

Your leaders Suzy and Laura are experienced but still have the beginners mind.  We can set up a session that lets you practice yoga and meditation in a way that is beneficial for you – assessing your goals and coming up with the right format.

What does it cost?

We offer a free session at your organization and based on the factors of your situation (number of potential attendees, time desired) can provide a quote for future visits, which can be paid by your company or by the attendees.



Mobile Om at Your Service

Have you heard of the cool mobile meditation busses popping up?  In New York it started with Be Time Practice and Calm City NYC;  and just recently here in the Bay Area, you can bring the PauseNow bus to your organization and let your people get some very quality OM on during the workday.

The phrase “great minds think alike” is not just a cliche – as I learned in Elizabeth Gilbert’s great book Big Magic, “simultaneous discovery” its a scientifically noted occurrence.  My dear friend and Meditation inspiration Laura M. has been wanting to have one of these wonderful spaces – and it made me realize, I’m already doing a version of that very cool principal.

I’ve been a traveling yoga service for about 10 years now.  It started shortly after I got my yoga certification (200RYT level) and people began to ask me after my public classes if I did private ones.  So – I did.  I began teaching at folks houses, in parks, and at people’s workplace.  And Laura has been sharing her training from “The Joy of Living” in the same way.

So seeing these lovely buses gaining public awareness that made me want to formalize it – and when the phrase MobileOm came into my mind, this site was born.  (With a little help from the lovely Karen at Mediaholix!)

So as we begin to “formally” serve groups in the South Bay area, I’ll keep those adventures – and others – updated here for your reading pleasure.

And – if I may cite one more inspiration – those new Nike Ads are amazing.  Is this MobileOm dream crazy enough for this former farm girl turned high tech nerd?

You tell me…

Get busy living or get busy dying. — Red Ellis, Shawshank Redemption