Four Paw Fusion Yoga

Four Paw Fusion Yoga class is a dog-specific yoga technique. It consists of physical and mental disciplines, postures and focusing exercises for attaining control of both the canine body and mind. Four Paw Fusion Yoga is designed to help strengthen the dog, build body awareness and flexibility, as well as relaxation – all useful and important in both life and sport!

Category: Physical Fitness and Mental Focus
Level: Open to All
Class Length: 6 weeks
Start Date: August 12, 2013
Registration Closed: August 26, 2013

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: 12 ($198)
Number of Auditing Spots: 24 ($125)
Number of Observing Spots: unlimited ($85)

Course Description

Four Paw Fusion Yoga :: Chris Ott & Frankie Joiris

Four Paw Fusion Yoga class is a dog-specific yoga technique. It consists of physical and mental disciplines, postures and focusing exercises for attaining control of both the canine body and mind. Four Paw Fusion Yoga is designed to help strengthen the dog, build body awareness and flexibility, as well as relaxation – all useful and important in both life and sport!

The program was designed to easily guide dog-handler teams through specific canine yoga positions, targeting those muscle groups used and injured most frequently by dogs in competitive sports. This program is perfect for all dogs regardless of size. Disciplines can be taught using molding, luring, mirroring and/or free shaping.

Developed in conjunction with world leaders in canine rehabilitation, muscle strengthening and core development, the Four Paw Fusion Yoga program blends customized canine yoga positions into routines and blending poses to create smooth, flowing and completely holistic workouts. Four Paw Fusion Yoga utilizes olfactory stimulation, harmonic resonance and therapeutic touch to create a complete state of relaxation for the very best exercise results. Exercise balls, peanuts, balance discs, etc., can be added for teams that wish to increase the intensity of any part of the workout.

See video of the basics here - http://youtu.be/qN_-5OdCWqQ


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories:

Physical Fitness, Mental Focus


Level:

Open to All


Course Length:

6 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for working/auditing students for 6 months after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Video lesson each week. Students post their videos and form is critiqued.
  • Questions answered and feedback on each assignment from instructor in the class forum.
  • Discussion with other students (working and auditing) in the Class Forum as well as access to the general AU
    forums.
  • Access to Class Chat
  • Access to Faculty Office Hours

Equipment needed:

  • (working participants only): Balance Disks

Space needed:

  • 5' x 10' Comfortable Area

Office Hours:

Yes, TBD



Course Participation & Tuition Levels

Type of participation:

  • Working (posts responses to written assignments, posts videos of sequences, gets instructor feedback to all of these as well as answers to any questions posted, can actively participate in forum, chat and office) Limit: 12
  • Auditing (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor and working students, will get instructor answers to course-specific questions posted, can actively participate in class forum, chat and office hours) Limit: 24
  • Observing (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor and working students in documents, links, forum and chat but do not participate in class forum, chat and office hours other than to read instructor, worker and auditor posts). Limit: Unlimited

Tuition:

  • Working: $198 USD
  • Auditing: $125 USD
  • Observing: $85 USD