Dancing Dogs Yoga was founded by Shelley Lowther in 2010.  Shelley was a dedicated yoga student looking for a vibrant yoga community, and when she could not find one, she created it. Libby Ferrato purchased DDY Bluffton in 2015 after completing teacher training with Shelley.  Dancing Dogs Yoga community is based on service, outreach and practice.  We has evolved into the empowering and vibrant center of community that it is today. 


Dancing Dogs Yoga is dedicated to empowering people and community -- on and off the mat.  Our mission is to empower others through leadership and creating new leaders.


We currently have locations in Bluffton, SC; Atlanta, GA; Savannah, GA; Tybee Island, GA and Greensboro, NC.




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"When I started practicing in December 2012, the entire staff at DDY welcomed me with open arms. . The time and dedication to this profession that I discovered in the DDY staff made me want to come back time and time again. So much so that I became a yoga instructor."
– Ginger Marshall

Meet Our Owner

Libby Ferrato


Studio owner and 200 hr RYT. Libby's favorite thing about teaching yoga is sharing the practice that has inspired her to become the best version of herself. She truly enjoy's watching students grow in their own practice on and off the mat. It could be as simple as a student realizing they can put their knees down in Chaturanga or as challenging as mastering traditional headstand. Giving up worry and trusting that your mat and community is present and ready for your complete fullest expression is her intention.


Her favorite pose is Crow (Bakasana) because it makes her feel grounded, strong and open all at the same time. Bakasana allows her to explore more advanced poses like headstand and chaturanga transitions. She knows that the more she engages her core the more growth happens. She has fallen flat on her face in Bakasana by going to her edge. Everyone in our community knows that she LOVES to laugh during yoga because it is such a release.

Meet Our Founder

Shelley Lowther

Shelley is a 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Teacher and the founder of Dancing Dogs Yoga. She is a wife, mother to a four-legged kid named Holli, and is kale-smoothie-drinking  goal smashing junkie.  In 2014 she accomplished her goal to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.  In 2015 she opened a studio in Savannah, GA. Shelley lives in Atlanta, GA and has just expanded Dancing Dogs Yoga with two new studios. (Atlanta, GA and Tybee, GA)
Shelley is also the founder of the Dancing Dogs Yoga Teaching Academy and leads 200 and 300 Hour programs in several states. 

Shelley honors her teachers:  Baron Baptiste, Mark White, Bryan Kest, and all of the others who have inspired her.