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9 Spots That Host Puppy Yoga in New Jersey

by Christina Mastroeni
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Springtime, nice weather, and (hopefully mostly) sunny days are officially upon New Jersey. Every spring seems like a new time to begin. For some, spring marks the beginning of taking runs and walks outside again. For others, it’s a chance to take lazy days off the couch and to the park. For those who love furry friends, perhaps it’s time to give puppy yoga a try. The fun is in the name: it’s a yoga class, but with puppies to keep you company as you flow through the Asanas. Many pups are available for adoption, so maybe you’ll get to bring home a new friend. Keep reading for places to practice puppy yoga in Northern New Jersey.

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Angry Erik Brewing | 2 Camre Drive, Hampton Township (Newton)

Angry Erik Brewing opened its doors a decade ago. The brewery has over 15 unique beers on tap such as The Dainty Viking (Elderflower Blonde Ale), Pedals’ BIPA  (BIPA), and Maxwell Heavy (Scotch Ale). It also serves snacks like chips + salsa, knotty pretzels, + freeze pops.

The Ivy at Chatham

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Berkeley Heights YMCA | 59 Locust Avenue, Berkeley Heights

The Berkeley Heights YMCA has three upcoming puppy yoga fundraisers this spring and summer. This YMCA presents this series of events with Home for Good Dog Rescue, held on Sundays (June 2nd + July 7th) from 12PM – 1PM. This practice promises to be beginner-friendly. There is a suggested donation and proceeds will go to Home for a Good Dog Rescue. More details can be found on the event pages.

Brassy Buddha Yoga | 107 Quimby Street, Westfield

Located in the town center of Westfield, Brassy Buddha Yoga is near the corner of Quincy Street + Central Avenue,  only a three-minute walk from Westfield’s train station. Brassy Buddha Yoga has a variety of hot yoga classes (power, vinyasa, + ashtanga), Yin classes (a slower yoga made for deeper stretching), + more. On its event page, yogis can see this studio holds events of all kinds relating to yoga — including puppy yoga.

Free to Be Yoga | 1016 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union

Located close to the three-way intersection of Stuyvesant Avenue + Morris Avenue, Free to Be Yoga is a space that has a variety of yoga classes (including hot yoga, slow flows, + meditations) and workshops. On Sunday, May 19th, Free to Be Yoga will hold an event called Pups + Poses from  1PM-2PM. Tickets + event details can be found on the event link. A portion of the proceeds will go to OSCAR (One Step Closer Animal Rescue). If unable to make this date, another puppy yoga class is available on June 15th.

 

 

My Dog’s Got Class Dog Training | 1271 Route 22 East, Lebanon

My Dog’s Got Class provides a more unique service compared to the others on this list. For those who already have a dog and are looking for a mellow space for pups to relax, try the Guided Meditation: Mat Work class. Owners hang out and learn as dogs get to experience the magic of the practice. Classes include tackling frustration, learning to relax in different environments, and more. Dogs should bring their own mats and have their owners bring a leash (max 6 feet), and some treats. This class is complete with three one-hour sessions.

Peak Yoga: Mind Body Soul | 5711 Berkshire Valley Road, Jefferson

Located in Northern Morris County, Peak Yoga: Mind Body Soul has yoga classes such as Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Sculpt, Prenatal, and Kundalini. It also holds creative workshops for yogis like a sound bath event, an arm balancing workshop, and a breathwork event. On June 22nd, Peak Yoga will host Puppy Poses, a puppy yoga class from 12PM to 1PM. A portion of the proceeds will go to OSCAR.

Spirit 11ouse | 256 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston

Located on Livingston Avenue, Spirit 11ouse has yoga classes like Vinyasa, Hatha, Breathwork, and more. May 18th the studio presents NamaStay at Spirit 11ouse from 9:30AM-10:30AM. It includes a 45-minute practice combined with a 15-minute “snuggasana” with pups. Currently, there is a waitlist for this event, but those interested can join the waitlist through the Eventbrite link. Spirit 11ouse posts events like this through Eventbrite. For those unable to make this date, check Eventbrite for future dates.

Sweven | 33-41 Newark Street (Floor 5), Hoboken

Sweven is a coworking space in downtown Hoboken just steps from the PATH station.  The space has monthly memberships and day passes available for those looking for workspace and community. With community comes events, and Sweven has been known to host a puppy yoga class or two.

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TB Yoga House | 12 Community Place, Morristown

TB Yoga House is located near the intersection of Community Place + Morristown’s bustling South Street. The studio has classes such as HouseFlow (vinyasa-style), HouseRemix (toning + sculpting), DynamicChair (chair yoga), ManCave (stretching + movement for men), and more. TB Yoga House features a class called DogHouse. This class serves as a yoga + adoption event. All pups will be available for adoption. There’s a request for yogis to bring their mats. The last DogHouse class was on April 21st, but those interested should check the website as new dates will be available in the future. Also a cat person? TB Yoga House has a class called Yoga with Kittens where yogis will practice with free-roaming kittens available for adoption.

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