Doga is an effective form of partner yoga that pairs people and their canine companions in a soothing practice to de-stress and calm while building connection. Dogs and humans benefit from the one-on-one attention, massage and stretching. The practice is taught by yoga instructor Lisa Recchione, MA, E-RYT, KRI Certified.
Interested in seeing some Doga poses and our Doga class in action? Check out these stunning photos from local photographer Angela Hunt.
Doga book available now!Interested but not quite ready for class? Buy the book and learn. A portion of the proceeds are donated to SPCA Tampa Bay.
Read the Tampa Bay Times article on SPCA Doga
When & Where
Sunday, March 16, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Sunday, May 25, 2:00 - 3:00pm
No class in April!
SPCA Tampa Bay - 9099 130th Ave N in Largo
The Ike and Libby Einherst Education Center Training Room
$15 for 1 class
$25 for 2 classes
Please pre-register. We try to accommodate walk-ins, but class sizes are limited to ensure the best experience for our students. Passes expire 6 months after purchase date.
Who Can Participate?
1. Most of our class work is done sitting on mats on the floor. However we welcome participants to use a chair for knee or back problems.
2. All dogs, young and old, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate.
3. Dogs should be up to date on all immunizations.
Meet Our Instructor
Lisa Recchione MA, E-RYT, KRI Certified
Lisa has studied many styles of yoga and meditation. She is certified in Hatha Yoga and has studied various techniques including Alignment based, Therapeutic Yoga, Kundalini yoga and Vinyasa. Lisa tailors her classes to the needs of her students offering challenge within the boundaries of safety. She emphasizes alignment of posture, flow and movement integrating breath, body and mind. Lisa began teaching Doga at SPCA Tampa Bay in 2012.
Lisa also enjoys teaching yoga to people with special needs. Being a caregiver to her parents, one with Huntington’s and the other with Alzheimer’s, prompted Lisa to do extensive research on yoga and brain health and yoga for special populations, particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. She is a teacher of a Parkinson’s program through the Palms of Largo (FL) and also teaches at many facilities throughout Pinellas County sharing yoga with people living with many different challenges including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, MS, TBI, Arthritis, Stroke, and back pain. Lisa enjoys sharing yoga with support groups and presenting at educational events and fundraisers. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and has worked in the fields of counseling, special education and social work.