Ready to learn a little bit more about Spotted Dog Yoga’s founders Nick and Katie Clark? They first met at Zuda Yoga in Folsom when Nick was leading a program and Katie was a participant. The details of that first encounter will differ depending on which of them you ask, but the bottom line is that it was pretty much love at first sight. After going on their first date, Nick and Katie became inseparable and it also wasn’t too long after that Katie completed yoga teacher training and began teaching as well.
Not long after Nick moved in they decided to rescue a dog…little did they know that the newest furry member of their family would change their lives forever and become the face their future business! Bandit came from an abusive household and also narrowly escaped “death row” at the pound. This 35 pound bundle of energy has not only taught Nick and Katie many important lessons (don’t leave your favorite hat on the floor) but also inspired the couple to go for their dream of opening their very own yoga studio and Spotted Dog Yoga was born! The studio motto, “Play Hard. Love Big.” is a reminder of what Bandit has taught them over the years.
Nick and Katie were married May 7th, 2016 in Nick’s hometown of Durango, Colorado and went on a 24 day honeymoon through Italy! When they returned from their trip, they decided it was time for Bandit to have a sister and rescued Allie Mae last summer.
Nick and Katie are thrilled to announce that the fifth member of their growing family is on it’s way! They are expecting their first child January 2018 and couldn’t be happier!
Don’t let a back injury take you away from your yoga practice. You can use your yoga practice as a way to heal your back by creating stability in your core through safely modifying your poses.
The video below goes over three different ways that you can modify your chaturanga (high to low push up) so that you can consciously create strength in your core while protecting your back.
- Skip chaturanga, hold plank pose instead and then press directly back to downward facing dog from your plank position.
- Drop your knees as you lower to the ground. Come into cobra pose instead of upward dog. Press back to your hands and knees and then into downward facing dog.
- Without dropping your knees, lower all the way to your belly. Come into cobra pose. Press back to downward facing dog.
Learn YOGA! Sign up for SDY’s 3 week beginner series “Learn Yoga!” The next session begins on August 15th!
How “HiiT & Run” Works
- 2-3 mile trail run (at your own pace)
- 30 minute Power Yoga HiiT class (at the half way point)
What is HiiT? High Intensity Interval Training (HiiT)
- Dynamic movements for 30 second intervals
- Increase your metabolism, strengthen your heart, regulate blood sugar levels, and burn more calories!
What To Bring
- Running shoes
- Comfortable workout clothes
- Water (We will have water for you at the half way point)
Willow Hill Reservoir Folsom 7:00am
321 Barnhill Dr, Folsom, CA 95630
Meet at Parking Lot of park entrance
Spotted Dog Yoga 916-990-1720
From Monday June 19th to Sunday June 25th the Spotted Dog Yoga community will participate in the “Good Morning Sunshine Challenge!“ During the week, students will commit to doing as many “early bird” yoga classes as possible. This challenge gets people out of their normal routine and shows them the power of waking up and doing yoga first thing in the morning! The promise of this challenge is that it will bring SDY students a renewed sense of vitality, power and freedom in their bodies and lives!
Spotted Dog Yoga is a Baptiste Yoga Affiliate studio in Folsom, CA. Our style of teaching is derived directly from the the methodology and teachings of Baron Baptiste and the Baptiste Yoga Institute. For more than 25 years Baron Baptiste has devoted his life to creating and sharing transformational yoga practices and programs. He shares the Baptiste Yoga methodology through workshops, books, yoga teacher trainings and his continued work with non-profit organizations.
In Baron’s book “40 Days To Personal Revolution” he speaks to the power of practicing yoga in the early morning…
“It is best to practice first thing in the morning, before eating, because your mind and body are free from clutter and therefore more impressionable than at an other time during the day! It is a wonderful way to set the tone of your day. Plus, if you don’t get it in the morning, you very likely won’t do it later as you get caught up in your day. The discipline of getting up just a little bit earlier each day will soon prove to be golden to you, as the power of the morning is invaluable.”
Spotted Dog Yoga exists to inspire students who are willing to do the work to unlock their greatest potential. This program has been set up for YOU to do just that…all you have to do is sign up and show up!
Sign up NOW and get ready for a transformational week at Spotted Dog Yoga.
Join Alex Nichols and Nick Clark this summer as they take you on a running and yoga journey to Folsom’s most beautiful places!
Alex will lead you on a 2-3 mile trail run & at the half way point, Nick will lead you through a 30 minute Power Yoga HiiT class!
All you need are your running shoes and comfortable workout clothes!
Plan on joining us for all three events this summer: June 17th, July 15th and August 19th.
Date: June 17th at 7:00-8:15
Start Point: Gold Country Run and Sport Folsom. 7610 Folsom-Auburn Rd #160, Folsom, CA 95630