At the Meow Parlour, a cat shelter and cafe in Lower Manhattan, visitors can take yoga classes with cats. Besides getting people healthier and more flexible, these yoga classes also attract people into the shelter who may want to adopt a pet.
The Meow Parlour isn’t the only cat shelter offering yoga classes. Other cat shelters around the country have noticed that cat yoga classes have been growing in popularity.
“Cats’ energy is such a wonderful and relaxing thing to be around,” Ingrid King said. “I think it’s a perfect match to yoga.”