Your Class Information + FAQs
Welcome to Pawsideyoga!
Please see below anything you need to know when signing up for or participating in one of our puppy yoga classes. Of course, if you still have some questions to ask, please do not hesitate to contact us for a quick response via email or Instagram.
Our classes are one hour long, divided into two 30 minutes.
One-hour sessions consist of:
- 30 minutes of yoga (comfortable stretches, relaxing breathing techniques and meditation)
- 30 minutes of quality time with the pups (receiving many cuddles + kisses, playing with our pups and their toys)!
Our aim for these classes is to offer you healing and an escape from our busy day to day lives, especially after a very hard year this is the best way to unwind if you love yoga or animals or both! We create a little pocket of peace amidst the hustle and bustle of life.
Our classes are taught by our fully qualified and trained yoga teachers, whom we work with closely to keep improving the quality of our sessions. We partner with therapy and service dog trainers, rescues and licensed breeders, who all have pups that need to learn socialisation. All animals are vet-checked, vaccinated, de-wormed and flea-free, to make sure we’re protecting both yours and the puppies health.
Although the puppies are toilet trained, they are still very young and may have little accidents here and there (our amazing Pawsideyoga team members will be there to clean up any mess. You may want to bring a spare top or bottoms if you don’t fancy your chances. We also provide yoga mats but you are more than welcome to bring your own.
The breed and number of the puppies varies depending on the session. There is also a low risk that we may have to cancel a session, if we believe it’s in the best interest of the puppies we invited. If so, you are entitled to rebook for any future class with a given code.
We are contactable via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Instagram.
Can I go if I’ve never done yoga before?
Absolutely! We welcome yogis of any experience level, whether you are completely new or a seasoned pro.
What should I do if I’m running late?
All of our sessions run on time so that all participants can enjoy the maximum amount of time unwinding yoga and cuddling with their furry friends.
More than 5 minutes late - We would not allow you into the yoga part of the class, you would be politely asked to wait to go into the second part of the class.
Can I arrive early to class?
Please do not arrive to your session any earlier than 5 minutes.
Are these classes good for the animals that participate in them?
100%, the classes teach them to socialise with humans in a peaceful and playful environment. Our fur friends also get to have their own independence away from home for a few hours which is important for their development into adults! They are also free to roam around the yoga studio and interact with the attendees and your cuddles will keep them happy!
How old are the animals and where are they from?
Our pups are between two to six months old and come from loving homes. We conduct home visits with the owners of the animals to ensure they are well looked-after, health checked, toilet trained, flea-free, and that they receive regular vet check-ups!
Do you keep in contact with the puppy owners after the sessions?
Of course! This is one of our core values! To keep in touch with our pups progress and make sure they are loved and well.
How many puppies are at the session?
Between 6-8 pups per session at a minimum and 10-12 maximum, numbers vary depending on the litter.
All pups are from the same litter. Due to the health and safety of the pups we do not mix litters.
Do litters change on the day?
In most cases the puppies we have are set to be with us however sometimes there can be a last minute cancellation and we may have another litter of pups. We would update this via our website.
Can I bring my own furry friend to the session?
Unfortunately not as we already have puppies at our sessions but we promise you’ll have a great time meeting some new fur friends!
What happens to the puppies once they grow up?
It is one of our core responsibilities to stay in contact with as many pup owners as possible to follow up on their progress from being a pupper to a big dog! We often receive photos/videos of our pups growing up seeing that they are loved and well.
Are they sold as pets?
Puppies at our sessions are usually already due to be rehomed after our sessions and therefore are not usually sold at our sessions however we have had a couple of the pups be rehomed from our sessions which is a lovely touch for the pup, the new buyer and the previous owner as they all get to pre know each other!
Do all your puppies come from the same owner?
Yes, as we do not mix litters.
Are the puppies bred intentionally for the classes?
No! We only work with owners who have their puppies. We are very strict with our selection process. The puppies are as much our babies as they are the owners, we take care and pride ourselves on doing that.
Do the puppies come to yoga with their mother/father too?
Sometimes they do! We are welcoming of the mother’s/father or both of the litter but most of the time the owners want the mother/father or both of the litter to stay at home to have a break.
Are the puppies okay with bursts of 30 mins human handling every so often on the yoga days?
The pups are bursting with energy! It is a lovely way for the puppies to experience the outdoors before going to their new homes. The puppies enjoy having lots of attention, cuddle snuggles + kisses. The pups also enjoy playing with toys and running around in the studio. It’s a fun day out, somewhat like a puppy nursery. Please see our pup owner feedback page to see just how lovely the precious pup owner attendees loved the idea of the sessions + so glad they found us! All pups are given an hour rest between sessions which is usually actually too long as they like to run around everywhere! They are fed their favourite food, treats and fresh clean spring water. They are so loved at our sessions!
Do I need to bring my ticket to the session?
Not at all. To do our bit for the environment and avoid the use of paper, we will ask for your first name/last name which you booked with at the door, failing this we may ask for your order number.
Are yoga mats provided?
Yes, of course! Our beautiful yoga mats are sponsored by USA PRO.
Please do feel free to bring your own yoga mat.
We have mat friendly spray to wipe your mat down after the session, just ask one of the team to do it for you.
Are you insured?
Yes, All team members + yoga teachers are fully insured.
We have full public liability and our puppies are insured too!
Can under-16s attend the session?
Currently, we only allow those attending with a responsible adult to attend the sessions, 7+ years old.
Can I attend if I’m pregnant?
Disclaimer: if you are pregnant you’ll need to attend yoga after 14 weeks. Please email us before booking to make us aware.
Can I attend if I have injuries?
Disclaimer: we would expect you to make your own judgment on whether or not your injury is serious. Please email us before booking to make us aware.
Can I come if I have any animal allergies?
No. We strictly advise those with allergies towards pets to not attend the class, as you will be around animals for the duration of the session.
What happens in the event of an emergency or accident?
There are fire exits located within the building, and our team members (who will be present at all times) will be able to guide you to them. A member of staff with first aid training will also always be available.
Do you have first aiders on site?
We sure do! All of our Pawsideyoga team members are first aid trained for hooomans and our fur friends.
What do I need to wear?
Feel free to wear your usual gym wear or what you feel most comfortable doing your yoga session in.
Is there anywhere for me to change?
Please come to class already prepared to go into your session.
How do I book a class?
You can book a class here.
How many people will be attending the class?
Each class has between 10-12 yogis.
Please take time to read through our ticket policies:
Tickets are non refundable. If needed, you are able to transfer your class to another date if you are unable to make it, please email us to do this.
Please also take care when booking tickets and avoid booking too many as we do not refund. You may transfer your ticket to a friend or loved one, however you will be required to inform us via email.
Please note that after your purchase you will be sent your booking confirmation email -- this acts as your ticket. We may ask for your first name and last name which you booked with at the door.
If we have to cancel the class for reasons beyond our control e.g. weather or for the puppies safety, we will issue you a credit note, to book another session where available. We would aim to inform you at least 48 hours before your class date however this is a rare occurrence.
- Feel free to bring your own mat although we provide you with them.
- Please come dressed for class.
- Please come on time to class, later than 5 minutes means you'll have to enter the second part of the class.
We welcome you to have a wonderful and pawsome experience!
Class cancellations by us:
If we have to cancel or reschedule the class for reasons beyond our control e.g. weather heat/snow or for the puppies health/safety, we will issue you a credit note, to book another session where available.
Class cancellation update from the previous lockdown:
All previously purchased tickets can be redeemed for a future booking, valid until March 2022, please email us for your code to rebook.
*Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken throughout the class and used on our socials or products.
*Feel free to take pictures with the pups and also tag us!
*We do not allow our yogis to film the full session in order to respect the privacy of other yogis.
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