The 'Yoga at Connie’s' studio recently offered a special yoga session that is sure to delight cat lovers everywhere. The studio partnered with an Illinois-based no-kill shelter called 'Homeward Bound,' to design a feline-friendly yoga class. The unique class was intended to provide a new way for patrons to meet and interact with adoptable felines.
For many people interested in adopting a new pet, shelters can be a depressing and heart-breaking place. To combat the negative shelter experience, Homeward Bound organized a yoga class where six adoptable felines were free to roam and interact with patrons throughout the session. As Homeward Bound volunteer Jeanette Skaluba explains, "by taking the cats to something like a yoga class, people have the opportunity see and interact with them outside the shelter."
The class was a success and helped the shelter to raise more than $500. One enthusiastic yogi was so enthralled by the special yoga session that she even adopted a kitten.