The dog days of summer are here folks. Both figuratively and literally and for that literal part we have SLS Dubai Hotel‘s Puppy Yoga event to thank. Some of the goodest boys and girls will scamper around the hotel’s Ciel Spa while you stretch and limber up under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor.
I don’t have a dog for Puppy Yoga …
You don’t need to have one. That’s the beauty of this event. Puppy Yoga is open to all dog lovers irrespective of their pet-owner status. Participants will be paired with furry friends by the event organisers Puppy Yoga UAE during the 60 minute-session. And if you do end up falling head-over-paws in love with the doggos and decide you want to become a pet parent, you have the option to give them a home. Some of the puppies might be up for adoption, but you’ll need to check with event organisers.
Throughout the session, certified yoga instructor Adhiba will walk you through yoga sequences that will help you feel relaxed and centred. As you move through poses, the puppies will gambol around the studio, weaving between your legs, begging for cuddles. Make your peace with the fact that within minutes you’ll fall into a child’s pose and give the cute critters belly scratches. Honestly, what is a more zen state than puppies playing with you?
When, where and why
The first Puppy Yoga event is happening on June 7 at 7pm. If you’re dog tired and can’t muster the energy for this mid-week yoga sesh, then there’s another one happening on June 21 also at 7pm. Ciel Spa’s located on the 69th floor, so you’re going to enjoy cute mutts and killer views of the Dubai skyline at sunset.
As for the why, why not?! Puppies. They’re enough reason to sign up for anything. Even a mind-numbingly boring seminar about types of paper.
But if you insist on being a dog with a bone and digging for a reason, here you go. Puppy Yoga has been scientifically proven to improve the mental health of not just yogis but puppies too. The playful stimulation helps young dogs become more sociable, making it easier for them to find a home. Plus, interacting with puppies lowers stress levels and blood pressure and releases happy endorphins.
The perks don’t end there. Besides access to pups and a refreshing yoga class, the AED 250 fee also gets you free access to the fitness centre, steam room and jacuzzi at Ciel Spa. And a 25% discount on select spa treatments will also be up for grabs on the day of the class.
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