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TAO DOG Yoga classes Recurring event

Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

 TAO DOG yoga classes now being offered at Fidelco Guide Dogs


We have teamed up with Stef Corbeil of Behavior Unleashed LLC, to begin offering TAO DOG yoga classes at Fidelco’s Bloomfield campus!


WHO: Classes are open to Fidelco puppy raisers, staff, volunteers and the public.


WHAT: TAO DOG Foundations is a 6 week class, one 75 minute class each week.


WHEN: The next Foundations class starts June 15, 2019, (Saturday) beginning at 8:30am. The class will run each Saturday through July 27th  (no class:6/29).  


Once you have completed a 6 week Foundations class, you are welcome to join the 8:30 class as a drop in student. Starting June 6th, Thursdays at 6:00pm will also be a drop in class.


COST:  Pricing for the 6 week Foundations class is $165, the drop in class rate is $20/class.


TAO YOGA/Behavior Unleashed LLC will donate a portion of each registration fee to Fidelco.


RSVP: JOIN US! Visit to register.


All dogs must have a valid dog license and all vaccinations must be up to date.

Michelle and Scott Ward

What is Tao Dog Yoga?
TAO DOG yoga is designed to teach you how to breath, gain mental focus, stretch and strengthen your body, all while your dog lies next to you. TAO DOG classes allow you to enjoy the benefits of yoga while teaching your dog important skills such as relaxation, relationship building and connection. Your dog will benefit from the training and their own series of stretching and conditioning exercises. We end class in savasana, where both you and your dog enjoy rest and stillness at the close of each class.


Why would this benefit my puppy or dog?
The benefits as the human attending class, will be to learn to breathe, connect breath to movement and learn to relax and become calm so you can effectively communicate with your dog. The benefits for your dog are to learn to relax and settle, to learn how to respond to the changes in your body language, to accept body handling/canine massage and to be comfortable with you moving them through new stretches. The relationship changes you will experience in a TAO DOG yoga class are profound. These changes we develop in a class setting will follow you off your mat and into other aspects of your life with your dog. These skills are essential for guide dogs and TAO DOG yoga allows you to teach your dog these important skills while having fun and strengthening your relationship.

More about the Trainer: 
Stef Corbeil is the Founder of TAO DOG YOGA and offers classes and workshops in CT, NY and throughout the US. Stef is passionate about cultivating strong relationships between dogs and their humans. You can join Stef for a TAO DOG class here at Fidelco! Stef graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science, holds a certification as a Certified Guide Dog Trainer/Instructor through Fidelco, is a member of APDT and is a RYT-200 Certified Yoga Teacher. Her experience includes work as a veterinary technician, animal control officer, shelter supervisor, shelter outreach with, canine procurement specialist for an explosive detection company and training and behavior consultations for shelters and private clients. Stef held a full-time position at Fidelco as Puppy Program Coordinator. Following her work with guide dogs, Stef worked with Suzanne Clothier as the Director of Program Development and assisted in training seminars, created online courses for dog trainers and performed evaluations for dogs, puppies, and litters.


Michelle and Ryder



Stef believes that growth and education are essential in dog training. Her philosophy is sometimes we are a teacher, sharing the knowledge we have to help others, and sometimes we are the student, always eager to learn more.




Location: 103 Vision Way
Bloomfield, CT
Fees: 6 week Foundations class is $165, the drop in class rate is $20/class
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