Most Animal Yoga teachers tend to focus on sharing workshops for adults rather than regular classes. But do get in touch if you are keen on a regular class, and we’ll see if one can be set up near you. You can find two classes currently on You Tube and more will be online soon.
40% of all funds (after expenses) from the classes (just like all Animal Yoga activities) go to both the not-for-profit Animal Aid and the charity International Animal Rescue. The variety of Animal Yoga classes available are listed below, many with a set sequence of animal-named postures, offering you the chance to really get to know your postures and to truly witness your experience with them. Classes are infused with a mix of animal biology (both human and a bit of non-human) concerning each asana and animal-based spirituality behind each asana. The classes also incorporate a little chanting and pranayama, all animal-oriented of course. The intention set for each class is always in dedication to animals, offering inspiration, connection and compassion. Everyone is welcome – each posture can be adapted to suit everyone’s physical ability – although you may gravitate towards a class you think most suitable for you.
Eventually, classes and workshops shall begin to pop up around the world with a whopping 40% of all funds (after expenses) going to both Animal Aid and International Animal Rescue. I’ll be listing all the different classes here as they emerge. These are the classes that a trained Animal Yoga™ Teacher can share with their community (in all classes, adaptations for each posture can be given so each class is suitable for everyone):
- The Animal Asanas Class™
This is the full and main Animal Yoga practice covering almost all of the animal postures. The full set sequence class takes roughly 2 hours and comprises 40 of the animal-named postures. In a 90- or 60-minute class, we fit in as much of this set-sequence as possible and alternate some of the postures that we practice week-to-week.
- Animal Yoga Flow™
Generally a set sequence of postures explored in quicker succession and with more repetition.
- Animal Yoga Restorative™
Generally a set sequence of postures at a much slower pace, low physical intensity, more passive, staying in the postures for at least a few minutes.
- Animal Yoga Advanced™
Generally a set sequence of postures, hatha in style and featuring the more physically demanding postures or a more advanced arrangement of the postures.
- Animal Yoga General™
Generally a set sequence of postures, hatha in style, somewhere in between the Animal Yoga Flow, Restorative and Advanced practices.
- Organic Animal Yoga™
Hatha/flow, different set of postures each time – medium level of physical intensity.
Are you already a certified yoga teacher and feeling drawn to teach an official Animal Yoga™ class or workshop to help spread further positivity, helping both people and animals? Why not train as an Animal Yoga Teacher and do just that?