Valley's Black Dog Yoga Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Posted: May 11, 2012 at 2:16 am

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SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday, May 12th, Black Dog Yoga celebrates its tenth anniversary as an inviting, safe and unpretentious yoga studio, centrally located in the San Fernando Valley.

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The original owners, Steve and Shirley O'Connor, first opened the doors of the studio in May, 2002. Peter Barnett took over as owner in 2008, continuing the commitment of the original owners to make a contribution to the local community. Today, Black Dog Yoga offers a varied schedule of 90 weekly classes, including several discount community classes to make yoga more accessible.

As the studio gears up for its anniversary party, congratulations have poured in from past and present students, like Susan Jensen Debonne, who wrote in an email, "Black Dog will forever have the most special place in my heart. Whenever anyone asks me where I recommend for yoga, without hesitation, Black Dog is my answer. What you do at that place is what all yoga studios should strive to do. The energy is beautiful, upbeat and non-threatening. I feel so fortunate to have discovered Black Dog. I look forward to returning again and again for my favorite class - Peter's, of course - and for all the other wonderful classes you offer!"

As part of the studio's commitment to community service, in November, 2011, Black Dog Yoga adopted the Downtown Women's Center as its primary charity. All proceeds from the studio's donation classes now go to the DWC. Once a month, the studio donates groceries for a special dinner prepared by the Black Dog Yoga Cooking Club, a group of volunteer yoga students and staff, spearheaded by Rose Gresch, manager of Black Dog Yoga, and a former chef at Spago.

Black Dog Yoga offers an eclectic mix of Hatha yoga, primarily based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa and Anusara disciplines. With classes for all levels, the studio is dedicated to making yoga accessible and fun in a clean and nurturing environment.

Steered by owner Peter Barnett, and a growing roster of more than 30 gifted instructors, Black Dog Yoga has become the premier yoga facility in the San Fernando Valley. Withthree practice rooms and a retail area, totaling 4,500 square feet, it is the largest, independently-owned yoga studio in the Valley area of Los Angeles. For more information, visit

Peter Barnett Rose Gresch 818-380-0331

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