‘Poses for Pit Bulls’ Yoga Class at the MSPCA Sunday

Yogis from Jamaica Plain and beyond can get their Downward Facing Dog on for a good cause on Sunday, Oct. 25, when the third annual “Poses for Pit Bulls” yoga class kicks off at the MSPCA in Jamaica Plain.

The 90-minute “align and flow” class begins at 10 a.m. and promises to challenge the beginner and experienced student alike. Taught by JP-based yoga instructor Rob Halpin, the class may also feature a visit from an adoptable pup or two during Savasana.

The cost is $20, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the MSPCA’s Pit Pals Program, which provides low-cost spay and neuter services for pit bulls in the greater Boston area. Learn more at www.mspca.org/pitpals.

No yoga experience is required, but even seasoned yogis will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their practice. All you need to bring is a yoga mat, a yoga block (if you have one), and your love of movement and animals!

Online registration is open at www.mspca.org/yoga.

  • Mary Ann Redfern

    • Paul

      Pit bull is not a breed. They also do not kill – ignorant owners do.

      • Mary Ann Redfern

        I see that you recognized that THIS is a “pit bull” (nickname for all bull and terrier breeds). Congratulations! Most pit bull defenders seem to have difficulty recognizing a PIT BULL.

        • paul

          What I recognized is that you referred to pit bull as a breed and that is not correct and still is not correct regardless of how many internet memes you post.

          I also noted that pit bulls do not kill, ignorant owners do. Notice how every time someone says “I don’t know how this happened?” That is called ignorance, and that is the last thing an owner of any animal should have. Newsflash – dogs of ALL breeds attack – if they are not properly raised. Dogs are bred to do one thing – interact with humans. How that interaction takes place is up to the human.

          Please do some real reading instead of google searching memes.

          • Mary Ann Redfern

            You are in denial. Your pit may kill you, any children you have, your friend, your relative, your neighbor or even someone you do not know while you are out and about with your fighting/gripping breed dog. You need to do some honest research re PIT BULLS (and you and I BOTH know what a “pit bull” is), their history going back to their beginning in England over 200 years ago, their original breeding which brought this despicable breed about. YOU are in lahlah land. You are playing pit bull roulette. Each spin of the whell, your odds of your pit bull maiming or killing gets worse. If you want to gamble with your own life, I have no objection, but gambling with the lives of your children, friends, relatives and neighbors is UNPARDONABLE. Get real..your ignorance re the breed you seem to love is frightening..and not just to me. Millions of us are terrified that this deadly breed is in the hands of such ignorant owners such as yourself. Pits maul. Pits maim. Pits kill. F R E Q U E N T L Y.

          • paul

            You’ve made a lot of assumptions in your comment and that is fully evident in your understanding of pit bulls in general. Assumptions are not the results of accurate research, neither are baseless statements. Ready to actually research? Read Malcolm Gladwell’s Troublemakers for an in-depth look at the myths of pit bull profiling. Did you know that in 2007, three “pit bull breeds” were tested for aggressive temperament vs. other breeds and received a passing rating of over 85%? That was better than the ratings for golden retrievers, beagles, corgis and even the average test for all dogs (81%). You think pit bulls can turn on you at any time for no reason? This was debunked by Jean Donaldson’s essay Dogs Bite: But Balloons and Slippers Are More Dangerous from 2005, and just as I said, this belief stems from an ignorance to recognizing dog behavior.

            I don’t have a love for pit bull breeds. I have a love for all animals, and I feel especially compelled to speak out on behalf of those that are wrongly accused and profiled because of ignorance and lack of understanding. Please, please do your reading and stop spreading lies.

          • paul

            And for the love of Pete, please do some REAL research…not random pictures of random comments from random people.

  • SamSacks

    Uh. What a disgusting, ignorant comment. I have a pit bull and he’s a wonderful, loving, sweet lap dog cuddler. As is just about every pit bull I’ve come in contact with. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-williams/what-they-dont-tell-you-about-owning-a-pit-bull_b_8029178.html

    • Mary Ann Redfern

      You need to figure out WHY you have chosen as a pet the deadliest dog in the USA.

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