Baptiste Yoga ‘Being Of Power’ Program November 10



BEING OF POWER at Spotted Dog Yoga



Using Baptiste Methodology™ you will experience what it means to be of power on the mat and in your life.


Power on the mat comes from empowering our physicality through acceptance, precision, alignment and flow resulting in freedom, full expression and new possibilities. These same principles apply to being of power in our lives. Learn how to land your intentions into reality and experience the freedom and effectiveness that emerges from this inspired and embodied practice of Baptiste Yoga™. Explore being of power on and off the mat.


An embodied experience of the nine practices of Being of Power through asana, meditation and inquiry.

An experiential understanding of power through asana.

A personal experience of embracing naked reality through asana, meditation and inquiry.

Three concrete ways you can and will put the nine practices of Being of Power into action in your life right now.


Students of all levels
Yoga teachers of all levels


This training requires you to commit yourself 100%. This includes: being on time to all sessions, being coachable in the moment and being open to try on what is offered.


Daily you can expect a minimum of one yoga practice, assisting, group discussions and partner work.

The schedule will be full and we recommend if you would like to sightsee, arrive prior to the start of the program or stay a few days after the program ends.

Your tuition does not include accommodation or food.


$175 USD*
*Tuition does not include travel, lodging or meals.



Light Up Teacher Training Starts October 20th


Spotted Dog Yoga’s “LIGHT UP!” is a unique and exciting 200 Hour Teacher Empowerment Program where you will learn to share yourself powerfully and authentically! Whether you’re interested in becoming a yoga teacher or not, this program was designed to empower YOU to be a fearless and bold leader. You will be given the tools to let go of what you don’t need and recreate a strong foundation that will allow you to live to your greatest potential. This training will transform your life and leave you with a powerful new understanding of your true self and what you value from the core. Get excited for this life-changing adventure!

Spotted Dog Yoga is California’s FIRST Baptiste Yoga Affiliate studio! In addition to certification through a 200 Hour teacher training program locally in Sacramento, Nick Clark and Katie Clark have also completed certification directly through the Baptiste Institute. They are both dedicated to their own personal development work and are active in continued training through the Baptiste Institute both by participating in trainings as students and serving on teams as assistants for Baptiste Programs.



Light Up! Teacher Training



Spotted Dog Yoga’s “LIGHT UP!” is a unique and exciting 200 Hour Teacher Empowerment Program where you will learn to share yourself powerfully and authentically!

Whether you’re interested in becoming a yoga teacher or not, this program was designed to empower YOU to be a fearless and bold leader. You will be given the tools to let go of what you don’t need and recreate a strong foundation that will allow you to live to your greatest potential. This training will transform your life and leave you with a powerful new understanding of your true self and what you value from the core.




Enroll Here

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Overcoming Your Fear Of…


Hot Yoga.

How many of you have heard the words “Hot Yoga” and cringed? Why in the world would anyone want to intentionally put themselves in the HEAT!? Better question, why do they go back?

Many people who have never experienced hot yoga usually comment, “I would love to do a yoga class but I can’t handle the heat”.

For the majority of people, regular practice of hot yoga mentally takes them places they have never been before. Now you don’t normally spend your day’s in a 90º room with about 40% humidity, performing edge-pushing postures.

So really, people’s biggest fear isn’t even the heat, it’s the fear of the unknown.

Because out there in the unknown, there’s confusion, room to get hurt, let down, disappointment. But that’s only if you let those things in.

Think about your favorite thing to eat, even if you shouldn’t eat it. Can you remember the first time you tried it? Maybe, maybe not. The point is, that item was a part of the unknown at one point in your life. How did you know you were going to like it? How did you know it wasn’t going to make you sick? You didn’t, but you TRIED IT.

Keyword here, tried!

That’s all you need to do, to give hot yoga a chance before you say you can’t handle the heat. Give it a try!


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5 Ways To Overcome Your Hot Yoga Fears


1. Embrace The Heat

Studios open 30 minutes before class so get there early to lie down and acclimatize to the heat. Still challenged by the heat? No biggie! Just sit out a few of the postures – what matters most is that you had the courage to attend class.

2.    Believe In Yourself

The mind is powerful; what you think, you become. Yoga won’t only transform your body, it will transform your mind – but you need to enter into it with the strong mindset that you can do it.

3.    Strengthen Your Focus 

Don’t take your thoughts into class. Thinking about work or those errands you have to do isn’t going to contribute anything positive to your practice – the 60 minutes is all about YOU.

4.    Own Your Breath

In all forms of Yoga, emphasis is placed more on the breath than on the postures. It’s important to remember to maintain a slow and steady breath through your nose. Mastering your breath is what’s going to make your practice all the more rewarding and enjoyable.

5.  Prepare Your Body

What you do before and after class affects your overall Yoga experience:

  • You’re going to sweat a lot so make sure you prepare yourself by drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to your first class. And after class, rehydrate yourself with water and electrolytes (coconut water is an excellent source of natural electrolytes).
  • When class is over don’t immediately pick up your mat and bolt for the door. Lie still for a few minutes to allow your body to cool.
  • Don’t jump into a cold shower straight after class; it’s important that your body cools itself down naturally.

The benefits of Yoga are many and endless. In the short term you will sleep better, feel happier and have a more energetic and toned body. And in the long term, you will have overall improved physical and mental health.

If you have told yourself that you “can’t handle the heat”, I hope this has inspired you to strengthen your mind, overcome your fears and give it a try.



Giving Back


Every winter Spotted Dog Yoga pairs up with an organization for a cause! This year we are partnered with Blue Heart International  for their Christmas In The City Event!

You can bring Christmas joy for children infant to 17-years-old by donating a new, unwrapped gift to Spotted Dog Yoga. We will also collect wrapping paper, bows, and tape for our gift-wrapping station and gently used coats for kids!

Families at the event will have an opportunity to shop for free, select a gift for each child in their family and have it fully wrapped and ready for Christmas morning!

As a part of our Fit Dog Service Challenge, participants commit to bringing at least one item to donate for their enrollment.  Sign up at the front desk of SDY and get your yoga of for a purpose this December!


Making an Impact! FLC head coach Donny Ribaudo


At Spotted Dog Yoga, we are inspired when we see individuals or organizations who are making a BIG difference here in our Folsom community! We want you to meet Donny Ribaudo, Folsom Lake College Women’s Soccer Coach and Physical Education & Health Instructor. Donny is originally from Folsom and loves living here because of the ease of taking trips to the beach or mountains, running on all of the amazing trails in and around Folsom and most of all being close to his family here in the Sacramento Valley! Engaged this past spring, Donny spends free time with his fiancé Natalie and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Loki and Osha.

Donny was hired on at Folsom Lake College in February of 2013, women’s soccer was the FIRST team sport on campus. FLC now has 9 sports on campus and Donny just started his 5th season with the program. For Donny, the most rewarding part of being the head coach at Folsom Lake is watching the development of the student athletes. The program is focused on academic, athletic and personal development by creating a healthy but competitive environment that breeds success! Donny is very proud of what the program has accomplished in such a short period of time. They have won 4 conference titles in a row and participated in the CCCAA State Tournament 4 years in a row. In 2016, they advanced to the final four and had 8 players earn scholarship for over 113K in grant and aide. Over the last 3 years 18 players moved on to the university level as the program has also excelled in the classroom with a 3.0 average team GPA. Donny recommends FLC for the local student athlete because it’s affordable and you receive priority registration to complete your general education! They focus on developing elite athletes that can compete at the university level. The coaching staff is young, fun, well educated and they put an emphasis on player development.

Donny incorporates yoga into the training for his program by scheduling team sessions at Spotted Dog Yoga. He believes developing range or motion and flexibility is important for all athletes. His athletes have also learned how to maintain focus, balance and self-awareness. The team enjoys stepping away from the soccer field and getting a chance to relax and focus on themselves. It’s great way for the team to manage the stresses of school, soccer and work. Donny is a huge supporter of Spotted Dog Yoga! He appreciates what Nick and Katie have created for the community and loves that the staff is enthusiastic, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Catch a game at FLC! The women’s soccer team plays every Tuesday and Friday. Check out the schedule at

Donny Ribaudo Head Coach Women's Soccer Folsom Lake College

Just Call Her SUNSHINE!


You’ve seen her at the front desk…get to know Chantell Trumbull (nickname Sunshine) a little better! She has been married to her wonderful, fun loving husband Shawn for 22 years. The two met on the first day of their freshmen year in the dorm of Whitney Hall at CSU, Chico (they lived on the same floor). Chantell and Shawn have two teenage boys, Jake (17) a senior in high school and Cole (15) a sophomore. When the boys were little they tried a lot of different sports…soccer, little league, lacrosse, basketball…but the two have settled into their favorites, soccer for Jake and crew for Cole. The Trumbull family has two dogs, Murphy a ball and water loving black lab and Oreo a half poodle/half beagle mix called a poogle, otherwise known as the ‘fun police’ as he barks whenever too much fun is being had in the house!

Chantell has been practicing at SDY for ‘1 glorious year’ and loves everything about it because it feels like home! She loves the chill vibe, being with the community, practicing next to her people, making new connections and the support and encouragement we all show one another! You’ll mostly see Chantell practicing in the morning or at noon, though sometimes she likes to have a ‘lazy morning’ and show up later in the afternoon. About a month into her practice at SDY, Chantell mentioned to Nick that if we were looking to hire someone, she would like to be considered. Shortly after, she showed up at SDY for the first interview she has ever gone to in yoga pants!

Since starting her yoga practice, Chantell is more connected to herself and in-tune with her thoughts and feelings. She has become more ‘heart centered’ and open with herself and those around her. Life flows much more smoothly for her this way! She has also learned that she is enough, just as she is. She is doing her best on and off the mat…everyday is different and that is ok! Chantell has participated in our 40 Days to Personal Revolution program twice because she loves getting to know people and getting REAL! She has also completed our Connect: Assistant Program and has discovered that assisting is her new favorite thing! Chantell is now enrolled for our next Light Up! Teacher Empowerment Program beginning in October! She is excited for the program and just KNEW that it was time for her to take this next step. Chantell’s advice for anyone considering the program…“Don’t think, just do!” If your heart is nudging you in a certain direction…GO! Your heart is never wrong.

We appreciate ALL that Chantell does for our SDY community! She is the friendly face you first see when you come in, the excited assistant who can’t wait to see what you can do and just an all around amazing woman!