Day: April 3, 2019

Wildlife meets wellness via lemur yoga…


Here’s a story we probably couldn’t publish yesterday morning – as it looks hook, line and sinker like an April Fool’s joke.

But it’s not.

Next time you take a trip down to the Lake District , you can take a very unusual yoga class. It’s like a normal yoga class, except a troop of lemurs take part alongside humans.

The ‘lemoga’ classes are available at luxury hotel Armathwaite Hall, near Keswick,  which neighbours the Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw.

Armathwaite Hall hotel in Keswick, Cumbria holds Lemoga classes with the lemurs from Lake District Wild Life Park
Armathwaite Hall hotel in Keswick, Cumbria holds Lemoga classes with the lemurs from Lake District Wild Life Park

The classes form part of the hotel’s ‘meet the wildlife’ wellness experiences.

Designed for people of all abilities, the sessions merge nature with mindfullness.

So why lemurs?

Apparently, lemurs are very compatible yoga partners, due to their friendly and outgoing nature.

The class aims to bust stress, cut blood pressure and make yogis laugh-  as the lemurs are not shy.

They’re used to humans too, as they live in the neighbouring Wildlife Park.

Would you try ‘lemoga’ on your next trip to the Lake District

Carolyn Graves, owner of Armathwaite Hall, says: “As a wellness destination, we’re used to providing our guests with outdoor experiences which help relieve the symptoms of city living such as stress, sleep and pollution.   Lemoga offers our guests the chance to feel at one with nature, at the same time joining in with the lemurs’ play time.”

 



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