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Sebastian the Dachshund at Bikram Yoga Harlem

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This is Store Sidekicks, an occasional end-of-the-week feature in which we profile the fuzzy wuzzy creatures who inhabit shops around the city. If you'd like to nominate your favorite store animal, drop us a line at

Since we've been on a roll with fitness-related content this week, today's store sidekick is Sebastian, the dachshund at Bikram Yoga Harlem. Sebastian's co-owners, Adam Roper and Erik Cummings say the five-year-old pup has been around "sweaty yogis" his whole life, so he fits in swimmingly at the studio. Among Sebastian's favorite places to hang out (and sleep) are the lobby bench, the stacks of towel, and the lost and found box.

Adam and Erik add that he's also quite the ladies' man, since the women's changing area is another one of his go-to spots. When he's not inside the studio, Sebastian hits the streets of Harlem and Washington Heights with his dads searching for new students. If you happen to bump into him, be advised that his sixth birthday is coming up in August, and he really likes snacks and kisses.
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