The Sama Dog 6 Pillars of Balance: Our Core Teachings


When the whole being experiences harmony and balance, Sama is established. These core teachings are the 6 principles that lead to a Sama Dog, and they are the foundation that each one of our classes, workshops and consultations is built upon. 

Dogs are Multi-Dimensional Beings

  • Recognizing the various aspects of a dog – body, mind and spirit
  • Understanding dogs’ abilities and capabilities; learning their weaknesses
  • Dog and human similarities and differences
  • Connection and communication between dogs and humans
  • Stories and case studies of exceptional bonds and experiences between dogs and humans

Doshas: Mind-Body Types

  • Foundational principals of the Ayurvedic system of healing
  • How and where Ayurveda applies to dogs
  • What each Dosha looks like expressed through dogs
  • Dosha Quizzes – identifying and understanding your and your dog’s unique mind-body type

Communication / Connection

  • Basics of animal communication
  • Building mutual language
  • Breathing awareness (Pranayama)
  • Chakra balancing
  • Meditations for unifying

Nutrition / Herbs

  • Reading labels wisely – not all dog foods are created equal
  • Understanding dog food options
  • The best food for your dog considering their Dosha and current imbalance/s
  • The best supplements for your dog
  • 3 of the best Ayurvedic herbs for dogs
  • Complementary natural healing products for dogs

Inner Pharmacy: Balancing Through the 5 Senses

  • Identifying imbalances in your dog
  • Abilities and function of each sense as it applies to dogs
  • Nourishing your dog’s body, mind and spirit through the 5 senses
  • Techniques to treat your dog’s Doshic imbalance/s through each sense

Training and Daily Routine

  • Meditation, yoga and Pranayama techniques for dogs
  • Training tips for each of the Doshas
  • Reducing problem behaviors
  • Increasing positive behaviors
  • Establishing an ideal daily routine for your dog