DOGA: Yoga with Your Dog

Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Manhattan
410 East 38th Street
New York NY 10116

This class will be led by Joshua Margolis & Michele Rafferty of Mind Over Matter Fitness. DOGA is a unique way to get both you and your dog into shape ... through yoga! Participants and their canine companions go through ancient yoga techniques together in a relaxing setting that will leave you feeling refreshed.

Dogs participating in the class must be well-behaved and able to get along with other dogs.

Each Doga session is $20.

Michele Rafferty

Michele, a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Movement Specialist, trained at the prestigious Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London and has over a decade of experience teaching dance and yoga. She is inspired by many disciplines: Modern Dance–Doris Humphrey, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement, Bodywork–Healing Touch, and Kripalu and Sivananda Yoga.

Whether an individual or group session, Michele designs a framework that keeps the student focused and grounded, and within it creates a dynamic experience that is spontaneous and creative. ‘I want you to feel inspired to take care of your body and mind–yoga, or any wellness/fitness program is not a quick fix, but an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, whatever your goal!’

Joshua Margolis
Joshua Margolis is a personal trainer with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Psychology. He holds certifications from A.C.E., A.I.F.E., and N.A.S.M, and is also prenatal and postpartum fitness certified. Joshua has been working in the health and fitness arena for over 8 years designing personalized fitness programs which incorporate motivational techniques to enhance performance. Joshua is also the fitness model in “THE DUKE DIET”: World renowned health and fitness book. His fitness philosophy: “Your self image and habits go hand in hand; change one and you will automatically change the other.”

Other venues that Joshua has influenced are within the Corporate Sector and the great Outdoors. In the past Joshua has provided corporate fitness plans to improve the overall health of private companies and their employees. For those clients interested in working in the outdoors Joshua has gone everywhere from nearby parks to surfing the beaches of the Atlantic and Pacific to the Rocky Mountains. Whatever your fitness goals are, he will help you realize your dreams.

For more information, please contact:
Melissa Meade
Volunteer & Events Manager
866.262.8133 Ext. 7239