Yoga with kittens: What’s not to love?

Jan 11, 2018

There’s yoga, and then there’s Kitten Yoga. Yes, baby cats jumping all over you while you’re busy turning yourself into a pretzel. 

Peggy Adams is currently running a temporary “pup-up” shop at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. They’re hoping to find fur-ever homes for some of the dogs and cats as well as to get community support for the organization.

They recently came up with this interesting concept where yogees can give a monetary donation and take a 30-minute instructed yoga class with foster kittens that are looking for “fur-ever” homes.

“It really encourages people to think about adopting a cat, a rescue cat,” said Peggy Adams CEO, Rich Anderson.

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The classes brings yoga enthusiasts up close to kittens and sometimes older cats that are still up for adoption. For 30 minutes, people can stretch, relax and cuddle. 

Hopefully, a connection can be made and the kittens will go home with a new family.

“The energy is very light-hearted and fun. There’s a lot of giggling and laughing,” said yoga instructor Cora Ciaffone.

Ciaffone said that in most classes, she notices the cats pick who they want to go home with. Not the other way around. And some attendees agree. 

“He came to me twice,” said local resident Christina Moreno, referring to an older cat in her laps that she was considering adopting on Saturday morning. “She [the yoga instructor] was telling me that he didn’t go with anybody else. My husband is in trouble”

Peggy Adams is hosting the next Kitten Yoga session on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. RSVP is required through email: kittenyoga@peggyadams.org. To find out when other classes or events are scheduled, follow Peggy Adams on Facebook.