New ‘Doga’ Event Set To Get Tails Wagging

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Bullitt Hotel is inviting guests to bring their four-legged friends along to their stylish rooftop bar and garden, Babel, for a special type of yoga practice, which promises to leave both owner and pooch in a zen-like state.

The ‘doga’ class is set to be the first to take place in the city of Belfast. A doga session is an innovative and fun form of yoga practice that encourages you to bond with your dog, while taking the classic downward dog pose to new heights.

The session will last for just over an hour and comprise of various meditation, breathing, stretching and gentle massage techniques, helping guests and their dogs to relax while spending quality time together.

Tracy Stuart is the yoga instructor behind the doga practice.  A qualified solicitor, Tracy has taught yoga for over eleven years in various locations including the Maitri Studio, Belfast. She is also a mindfulness practitioner who has facilitated groups in using mindfulness techniques for substances misusers.

Michael Sullivan, General Manager of Bullitt, said:

“We are always keen to explore different event concepts at Bullitt, and the Doga practice is another great example of how versatile we are as a venue.

“We are looking forward to welcoming guests and their four-legged friends to what will be a fun and enjoyable event. The interest in this type of yoga practice has been really exciting and Doga at the rooftop could likely become a regular event.”

Tracy Stuart, Yoga and Doga Practitioner, added:

“I’m really looking forward to teaching this new style of yoga, one of which both dogs and their owners can enjoy. Yoga is an excellent way of eliminating the tension we carry around from everyday stresses and by having your pet pooch there with you, it will offer a fun, light-hearted element to the yoga practice.

“I’d started hearing about Doga being taught by other practitioners in various cities and was quite intrigued by it, so decided to try it out on my own dog, Millie. Millie is a seven-year-old mongrel with a lot of energy, but after the Doga session, she seemed much calmer and quite relaxed.”

Bullitt Hotel hosts a range of events throughout the year, from craft workshops to foodie evenings and DJ nights.

To book online or find out more, visit bullitthotel.com, email info@bullitthotel.com or follow Bullitt Hotel on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @BullittBelfast.

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