We’ve heard of some pretty strange fitness trends of late – hoopilates, cardioke and backwards running, anyone? But this is one trend we think everyone could get in on. Well, maybe not those with allergies…
Cats are already the masters of the yoga world and they SO know it. Just look at their smug furry faces. So imagine their delight (and superiority complex) when you decide to join them for a little yoga, especially the cat-cow pose. Meow-maste!
We know exercise is good for us (sigh), and we also know it’s scientifically proven that petting animals can increase feel-good endorphins. That’s more than enough of a reason for us to try this hybrid fitness trend. Plus, cute cats. Duh.
Leading the craze in Brisbane are two independent cat cafés (The Cat Cuddle Café in Red Hill and Lucky Cat Café in Annerley). These awesome places allow guests to interact with rescue cats and kittens in a social environment, with funds raised going back to existing rescue shelters and animal support networks.
Now, the cafés have decided to take things to the next level with cat yoga. Basically you do regular yoga and cats are free to roam the mats, purr at you, copy you and maybe even climb all over you during the class.
Look, we’re not going to say it will be easy, but it’s bound to be damn cute! We’re 100 per cent certain they instructor won’t even be mad if you drop the pose for a bit to get in a sneaky pat. PLUS, you get cuddle time before and after the classes with the rescue cats and kittens.
It’s no surprise the events are very popular with Brisbane cat lovers and are selling out quickly at both cafes!
Here’s a cute video we found from a Stretch Yoga cat yoga event at Lucky Cat Café
Lucky Cat Café has partnered with Stretch Yoga to set up intimate 10-person cat yoga classes every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm for $26pp.
Cat Cuddle Café offers Yoga with Cats sessions fortnightly (also on a Thursday!). These classes are run by a veterinarian yoga teacher for 20 guests for $25pp. The session goes for and hour and a half, with the first and last 20 minutes of the session reserved for free cuddle time.
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