People In England Are Apparently Now Doing Yoga With Lemurs To Help Themselves De-stress

The trend of novelty yoga has spread like wildfire through the world, spawning such examples as “dog yogarage yogabeer yogagoat yogaalpaca yogawine yogasex yogahorse yoga” and more. But the Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, located in the English countryside, has begun offering what might be the best possible version: Lemoga, aka lemur yoga. (There’s even a t-shirt!)

Lemur yoga is exactly what you’re hoping it is: people do yoga on the grass while a group of ring-tailed lemurs wander around them, occasionally joining in certain poses.

Though undoubtedly cool,  the event’s organizers also believe hanging out with the lemurs may offer people genuine relaxation benefits. Richard Robinson, manager of the hotel’s wildlife park, commented to the BBC:

“I don’t think you ever see an unhappy zoo-keeper. We spend all our time with animals. We know how it makes us feel and if we can give a little piece of that to people then great.”

Robinson also spoke about how lemurs were an unorthodox choice for yoga, but a surprisingly good fit in practice:

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

The hotel’s wildlife park offers several other unique animal experiences, including the chance to wander the grounds with an alpaca, get up-close and personal with meercats, or even fly with an eagle!

Twitter was ready to take a trip to England to get in on the lemur action!

Is there anything more relaxing than hanging out with a lemur?!

Of course, the idea isn’t for everybody.

After lemur yoga, what could possibly be next?

Only time will tell whether whale yoga will ever become the popular event it was meant to be.

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