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DOGA: Yoga with your Canine Companion



Give back, with your dog! Join us for a whole lot of love and connection with your favorite canine companion and help raise money for an amazing organization, One Tail at a Time. Come to class with your dog and we’ll enjoy a yoga practice tailored to you both with yoga postures and canine massage techniques combined. This class will be a fun experience for you both to try something new and expand your bodies and minds. Dogs must be on a leash, vaccinated, and dog-friendly/non-reactive. Only one dog per person, please. 100% of the proceeds from this class will be donated to help support One Tail at a Time’s life-saving work.

$25 in advance/ $30 day of if space allows

Staff/ Unlimited Member discount: $20 in advance/ $25 day of

Space is very limited, so reserve your space today!

No refunds for cancellations as all funds raised will be donated to charity

Please bring your own yoga mat

The mission of One Tail at a Time is to end pet homelessness by making pet ownership a joyful and accessible experience for all. They accomplish this by rescuing animals from overcrowded shelters, placing them in loving forever homes and providing support and resources to pet owners in need.

As of 2019 One Tail at a Time hosts a bustling dog adoption program at the Adoption Center, an ISO Program focusing on Chicago’s dogs, a Kitten Team that cares for neonate kittens, vaccine clinics in low income neighborhoods, and leads the Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program (“CRISP”) which keeps pets intending to be surrendered at the city shelter with their loving families.

Gopi Om (Nicole Sopko) first discovered yoga by chance and was instantly intrigued. She attended her first teacher training with the sole intention of learning more about the practice, but discovered the teachings of yoga to be so transformational that she couldn't keep them to herself and began teaching in 2005. Shortly after, her practice grew immensely due to the discovery and subsequent influence of her beloved Guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, who gave her the name Gopi.

Gopi has completed the advanced level (500 hour & 800 hour) Life of a Yogi teacher trainings at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York with Sri Dharma. She feels blessed to have received and to carry on his teachings. She strives to live every moment as an offering to the divine and to pass on the teachings of yoga as they have been generously shared with her. She is a vegan of nearly 20 years who knows that veganism was her first yogic practice in embracing compassion for all beings. A believer in the power of yoga as a lifestyle, Gopi feels that a playful yoga practice enables a person to approach the more mundane aspects of life with a lighter heart and a more accepting attitude. Her yogic journey has played a big role in her life and she feels lucky to have the opportunity to share that journey with others.

Gopi is the owner of Nature Sanctuary in Chicago, IL. Additionally, she works alongside her life partner, Dan, in the operation of his natural foods company, Upton's Naturals, and vegan cafe, Upton's Breakroom.

** Studio Cancellation Policy- Special events and workshops require a minimum number of students to attend in order to take place. If you are interested in a workshop, we encourage you to register early. We will notify you and issue a full refund 24-48 hours in advance if a workshop is canceled due to low registration. Thank you

Earlier Event: June 30
Guided Meditation
Later Event: July 14
Mantra & Yoga Nidra