If you’re one of the 10.2 million subscribers who show up to the mat for Yoga with Adriene, you’ll be well aware that Benji is often the star of the show, the embodiment of downward dog.
The star of the best yoga YouTube channels for practicing at home, Adriene Mishler has been posting practices for nine years now, always accompanied by her loveable blue heeler, Benji, who often wanders around in the space before finding a suitable napping spot.
Celebrating her channel’s ninth birthday since launching in 2012, Mishler posted a trailer for a cute new animated series starring none other than her four-legged sidekick. “In this inaugural episode, Benji learns Box Breath and Star Pose to help navigate anxiety after spending a bit too long cooped up inside the house,” she wrote in an email newsletter.
The full 12-minute episode is only available for paid subscribers of YWA’s Find What Feels Good online community. If you’re not a subscriber, you can enjoy the trailer, which features the most adorable animated version of the yoga teacher and her pup, both of whom have got many of us through some really tough times.
The story was written by Mishler and Jeff Mills, while the animation and design is by Will Rose, with music by David Hamburger.