MINDFULLNESS WITH MAN’S BEST FRIEND
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
An Aberdeen hotel has hosted its first ever Dog Yoga session for staff to relax and unwind with their four-legged companions.
The inaugural Doga workshop took place at Aloft Aberdeen TECA on Saturday 22 February from 10.30am.
Each attendee from the hotel team paid £10 to take part, with all proceeds donated to Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog Home in Aberdeen.
Local instructor Mhairi Thomson, from Make Time 4 Yoga, led the 45 minute class for five people and three pups. Among the participants was Terrier-cross Dandy and Bo the Bichon frise.
The workshop focused on breathing techniques along with simple strength exercises and poses. Water, fruit and treats were also supplied for all participants.
Mark Leyland, General Manager of Aloft Aberdeen TECA, said: “Mindfulness is really important to us and we aim to instill a positive attitude towards mental wellbeing for all of our people. Hosting a dog-friendly yoga workshop was a fun way to bring the team together.
“It was World Yoga Day on Saturday which felt like the perfect opportunity to launch our first Doga class. We are a pet-friendly hotel and are hoping to host a similar event in the near future for guests and members of the public to take part in.”
NOTES TO EDITOR
Aloft Aberdeen TECA in operated by RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company.
RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, manages a diverse collection of over 45 branded and private label hotel properties.
Working in partnership with five of the most prestigious international hotel brands, including IHG, Hilton, Accor, Marriott and Wyndham, RBH is a driving force in the hospitality industry.
The company offers a wealth of hotel management expertise and currently has an annual turnover under management in excess of £200m.
The RBH expert team of over 100 hotel specialists operate from offices in London and Glasgow. The portfolio unites over 5,700 rooms and over 1,900 colleagues across the managed and leased hotels.
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