Where else but in San Diego can you wake up on a Sunday morning - and in just one hour - work out, exercise your dog, and break a world record while supporting a local, community event to benefit the San Diego Humane Society?
On Sunday, Jan. 25, founder of Leash Your Fitness Dawn Celapino will partner with the SDHS to lead more than 250 dogs and their humans in Doggie Yoga. The event - hosted by SDHS to further their mission to strengthen the human-animal bond and educate the community on the humane treatment of pets as members of the family - aims to unite the local community of San Diego yogis, animal-lovers, and their canines to make the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people and dogs doing yoga together in one place.
What is Doggie Yoga? It's just like an outdoor yoga class, but it sounds like this: "Deep breath, down your dogs into a sit, focus on core, and balance. No distractions, ignore the squirrels. Calm breath means calm dog."
"The class addresses both your exercise needs and your dog's - from stretching and cardio to dog obedience and bonding," says Celapino. "We're asking that you bring mats and towels, but no retractable leashes or treats in the practice space."
Registration begins at 9 a.m., with class from 10-10:45 a.m., at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. A suggested donation is $10 with all proceeds to benefit the SDHS. For more information, contact Kelli Schry at (619) 250.6801 or visit sdhumane.org or LeashYourFitness.com.