Diamonds in the Ruff

Specialty Classes & Workshops!

There are so many ways to have fun with your dog in addition to training classes!

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Understand and Help Your Shy & Fearful Dog


Saturday, April 20, 1:00-3:00PM

Tuition: $35 per family

Power point presentation, lecture

Class Capacity: all are welcome  




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Build Your Own Brain Game!


Saturdays, April 20, 9:30AM-11:30AM

Tuition: $25

Includes supplies to create your own snuffle mat to take home!

Class Capacity: 10  




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at Diamonds in the Ruff


Class Dates and Time:  Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29

3:00 pm-4:30 pm  - Tuition: $65


Class Capacity: 6  


I n s t r u c t o r

Gianna M. Bardelli, E-RYT, YACEP of Namasté Yoga, LLC


D o g  G u i d e

Carol A. Byrnes, CPDT of Diamonds in the Ruff





The intention of Yoga with Your Dog is about creating a mindful space within which to connect with your dog and to simply enjoy slowing down together.  Please come to your mats with an open mind, as in a traditional Yoga class, along with lightheartedness and a sense of humor, and enjoy! Yoga with Your Dog will be a beneficial experience for both you and your dog.


Class Type: Gentle Yoga

Class Level: *All levels / Appropriate for beginners - you don't have to be flexible!


*If you have a back injury and/or other health considerations, limitations, or questions, please speak with us before enrolling. There may be more of an appropriate class option for you, without your dog, or possible accommodations/modifications to be made for you by Gianna and Carol, during Yoga with Your Dog. We can help make this determination, along with you. Please be sure to let us know!





Dog Requirements:


Well-socialized and potty-trained dogs are especially important in this setting, due to the nature of the class, along with signed vet permission slip. Questions about whether this is the right place for your dog? Please speak with Carol Byrnes. In order to have a calm an restful experience, dogs should be friendly and well-behaved. If your dog is reactive in social situations with dogs or people or is a wild party animal, this may not be the class for you.

Tips for your dog:  Take them on a nice sniff-walk before class, to expend energy and make it easier for them to be calm.  

Things to work on before class: introduce your dog to your yoga mat; let them sniff around on it, walk on it, sit and rest on essence, familiarize themselves with it, so it is a comfortable item-from-home for them, and less of a distraction or curiosity to them for class.  Review 'leave-it' so they don't help themselves to treat containers, as they will likely be on the floor with you.

Enter quietly and be mindful and respectful of the space of other dogs and people.



Students Bring:

Your Yoga mat, one dog per student, leash, treats for your dog & water bottle for you.


Provided: Yoga blankets to use during class.


Attire: Comfy, stretchy clothing




N a m a s t é  Y o g a, L L C

s t u d i o


healing + peace + yoga



Gianna M. Bardelli, E-RYT, YACEP | 509-251-2128


Yoga with Your Dog

Gianna M. Bardelli, E-RYT, YACEP


Gianna is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. Her work as a Yoga Practitioner offers a therapeutic approach to her teaching, specializing in Yoga for Back Care and Yoga for Anxiety.


Through her own practice over the course of many years, she has experienced first-hand the benefits of Yoga in helping her to overcome back pain and injury, as well as bringing a greater sense of purpose, peace, and well-being to her life.


Gianna began practicing Yoga with her Airedale, Isabelle, (14),  and she carries on their tradition, now practicing with her Airedale, Bosco, who is 5, and her Mini Aussie, Gracie, who is 6 months. She appreciates the calm it brings to them, especially to her exuberant and loving, Bosco.


She is the founder and owner of Namasté Yoga, LLC, a home yoga studio, in the Spokane Valley, since 2013.