Outdoor Yoga with Lemurs is Finally Here (That’s Not a Typo)

Outdoor Yoga with Lemurs is Finally Here (That’s Not a Typo)

Not sold on goat yoga, alpaca yoga, or dog yoga? Then lemur yoga may be just for you.

According to The Metro, the Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, in Keswick, England, is offering “lemoga,” or doing yoga outdoors with lemurs.

Lemurs are friendly and social beings that are a stone’s throw from the hotel and spa at the nearby wildlife park, so they’re the perfect yoga partners.


“When you watch lemurs they do some form of the poses naturally — that typical pose warming their bellies in the sunshine,” said Richard Robinson, manager of the Lake District Wildlife Park, to the BBC. “It seemed to be a really good combination to encourage people to have a go and spend time with a lemur.”

The class is a segment of Armathwaite Hall’s “meet the wildlife” wellness program, which also involves walking with alpacas, meet-and-greets with meerkats, and special sessions with zookeepers.

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The hotel believes “lemoga” is a fun way for guests to “feel at one with nature, at the same time joining in with the lemurs’ play time.” And like all good yoga sessions, the classes are good for reducing stress and blood pressure, too.

But we imagine it’s difficult not to get distracted by cuddly lemurs while you’re trying to hold a perfect downward dog yoga position. Despite that, we’re sure more ‘lemoga’ classes will pop up around the world in the near future.

Photo Credit: Health.com

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