The Best Puppy Yoga Classes in Toronto

Health & Wellbeing
December 18, 2023
Author: 
Diana Bocco
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5 minute read

Imagine blending the zen of yoga with the joy of puppies — that’s exactly what you get with puppy yoga, the trend that's got tails wagging and yoga mats rolling out across the city.  

If you're ready to add a dose of adorable to your downward dog, you've come to the right place. We're taking a closer look at the best puppy yoga classes in Toronto, where peace of mind meets paws and poses.

What’s Puppy Yoga?

Picture this: you're in the middle of a sun salutation and a playful pup trots over, eager to join in. That's Puppy Yoga for you — a unique blend of relaxation and playful puppy interactions. These classes bring together yoga enthusiasts and cuddly puppies, often from local shelters, in a setting that’s both calming and heartwarming.

Puppy yoga isn't just about getting a good stretch. As you move through various yoga poses, these furry little yogis wander around, offering cuddles, laughter, and an occasional lick. It's a win-win: you get your yoga fix, and the puppies get much-needed socialization. This interaction is not only therapeutic for humans but also invaluable for the puppies’ development. Plus, if you're in the market for a new furry friend, you might just meet your perfect match right on a yoga mat!

What to Expect in a Puppy Yoga Class

If you're picturing a standard yoga class, think again. Puppy yoga in Toronto is anything but ordinary. Here's a sneak peek into what you can expect when you roll out your mat in one of Toronto's top puppy yoga spots:

  • A whirlwind of wagging tails: As you enter the class, you'll be greeted by a flurry of furry friends excited to meet their new yoga buddies.
  • A blend of yoga and play: Classes typically start like any yoga session, with a focus on breathing and gentle stretches — but don't be surprised if a curious puppy decides to join you on the mat.  
  • Laughter and lightness: Forget about a serious, silent yoga studio. Puppy yoga sessions are filled with laughter. After all, it's hard not to giggle when a puppy is trying to do a downward dog alongside you.
  • Therapeutic benefits: Beyond the physical aspect of yoga, being around puppies can have a calming effect, reducing stress and increasing feelings of happiness.  
  • End with cuddles: Classes often wind down with some free time to cuddle and play with the puppies. It's a perfect way to end your yoga practice, surrounded by new furry friends.

Ready to get started? Here's a list of the best puppy yoga classes in Toronto: 

The Hive Puppy Yoga

Get ready for a unique experience with The Hive Puppy Yoga in Toronto, where yoga and adorable puppies come together! Designed for people aged 15 and older, these classes require you to bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. The Hive collaborates with responsible breeders and rescues, helping puppies socialize before they head to their forever homes. Rest assured, all puppies are healthy, vaccinated, and dewormed. Each session is an hour long, filled with cuddles and fun. Plus, there's a photographer on site to capture those memorable moments. You can sign up for classes through their website.

Contact: https://www.puppyyoga.com/products/puppy-yoga-toronto 

Cost: $56 CAD

Address: Locations vary, check their website  

PawPals Puppy Yoga

PawPals Puppy Yoga offers a 60-minute session combining gentle stretching with playful puppy time. Suitable for participants 13 years and older (with an adult companion if under 18), this class provides mats and unforgettable experiences. The puppies, soon to head to their permanent homes, enjoy socialization time. Arrive on time to catch the important safety briefing. These sessions promise relaxation and joy (and lots of laughs!), and you can find more details on their website.

Contact: https://pawpalspuppyyoga.com  

Cost: $35 CAD and up 

Location: 527 Bloor St West (2nd Floor), Toronto

Yoga Kawa

Yoga Kawa's puppy yoga classes are a hit for all ages and skill levels. In each class, at least four adorable puppies, aged 2 to 6 months, roam freely, offering cuddles and playful interactions. Welcoming families with kids over 5 years old (under 18s need an adult companion), these sessions last an hour. Yoga Kawa partners with various breeders, ensuring a diverse range of puppies join the fun. Rated one of the best studios and among the most reviewed studios in Canada, Yoga Kawa is known for its beautiful spaces. Yoga Kawa is also celebrated for being one of the most Instagrammable puppy yoga classes in Toronto, making it a favourite for those looking to capture picture-perfect moments. Check out their website for more details.

Contact: https://www.yogakawa.com/shop/puppy-yoga 

Cost: $48 CAD and up 

Location: Location #1: Unit #202A at 260 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto; Location #2 (Downtown): 643 Yonge St, 4th Floor, Toronto

Doggo Puppy Yoga & Bubbly

Doggo's Puppy Yoga & Bubbly classes are a blend of relaxation and fun. This 75-minute experience includes a 45-minute Flow Yoga session with playful puppies, followed by 30 minutes of chill time with bottomless mimosas or a non-alcoholic alternative like fresh pressed juice. Suitable for ages 19+ (16+ with adult supervision), this class offers a unique way to unwind. You'll even get a branded Polaroid to remember the day. Hosting over 50,000 attendees since September 2021, Doggo’s ensures a memorable experience. Find more information and book your spot on their website.

Contact: https://doggos.ca/products/puppy-yoga-toronto

Cost: $60 CAD

Location: #101 - 80 Sherbourne St, Toronto

The Yoga Practice

The Yoga Practice offers classes for both kids (9+) with guardians and adults (16+). They partner with various dog trainers and breeders to provide socialization for different puppies throughout the year. These pups are vet-checked, vaccinated, and dewormed, ensuring everyone's safety. The class includes 45 minutes of yoga and 15 minutes for cuddling and photo time. Bring your own mat or rent one for $5.00. A portion of the proceeds sometimes goes to dog rescues, making it a heartwarming and fulfilling experience. Keep an eye on special events featuring dog rescues, where you can meet adorable puppies looking for a home. More information is available on their website.

Contact: https://puppyloveyoga.com/ 

Cost: $40 CAD plus HST

Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave., 2nd Floor Studio, Toronto 

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