The cat cafe phenomenon has spread from Asia to the rest of the world with cat cafes opening in Europe and North America where people can enjoy a snack and a beverage in the company of cats. Now a new trend may be starting with the idea of doing yoga with cats.

Illinois-based shelter Homeward Bound sent six cats to the local Yoga at Connie’s studio. Jeanette Skaluba, the shelter’s social media volunteer, had the idea after a video of a cat riding on her shoulder took off across the internet.

“By taking the cats to something like a yoga class, people have the opportunity to see and interact with them outside the shelter,” Skaluba said. “It gives these cats exposure and shows their personality. I think people can envision these pets in their home easier because they’re outside the shelter.”

If you’d rather stay healthy while socializing with cats, consider a yoga studio that lets cats watch and participate. You can stay healthy and enjoy a cat all at the same time.

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