Kitten Yoga Hits Perth!

26 October 2017

Media Release Date: 26 October 2017

Cat Haven has held its first kitten yoga session of the season in Fremantle and they are hoping to partner with more yoga instructors in Perth throughout the busy kitten season to promote the shelter.

Kitten Yoga has become popular worldwide and the idea has spread through social media. It is where yoga students practice yoga but kittens are let loose to join in the class.

Cat Haven recently provided a litter of kittens to practice yoga at Warehouse Fitness in South Fremantle and it was a huge hit among the students, plus the kittens got to play and socialize for an hour.

“It is another unique way to raise public awareness of Cat Haven and to see the adoptable cats. The class participation fee becomes a donation to help support the animals, both in their everyday care at the shelter and for their medical needs. Cat Haven is a charity that relies almost solely on donations and with the forthcoming kitten season this summer, we are really desperate for funds.” Chandra Woodley, Marketing Officer at Cat Haven said.

“Yoga can improve your balance, your breathing, and your overall health. It strengthens your core muscles, helps reduce anxiety and can help fight off depression. There are no studies about the health benefits of kitten yoga but it is definitely good for your soul!" one recent participant said.

Marg Anderson from Regenerate Personal Training, who was the yoga instructor who helped coordinate the event said: “The event brought awareness and a new exposure to the need for cat adoptions along with the never ending need for public support and donations. It was so much fun to help organize this session of Kitten Yoga and support the awesome work the Cat Haven does finding forever homes for the cats and kittens of Perth. I can’t wait for the next class.”

Cat Haven will be holding another Kitten Yoga session in the coming months and would love to hear from qualified (cat loving) yoga instructors if they are keen to volunteer their time to run a class.

For all media enquiries contact Chandra Woodley on 0412 115 937 or email chandra.woodley@cathaven.com.au


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