Many of you might agree that alternative yoga is one of the best things that has come out of the rising wellness trend. Long gone are the days of the boring old regular take on the exercise – instead, we’ve been embracing new ways to make it more exciting.
From aerial yoga and goat yoga, to yoga raves and even the nude kind, the options are endless, but this latest offering has to be the best one yet – introducing lemur yoga.
Yes, you read that right. Doing yoga with lemurs is now a thing and it is happening at a hotel in the UK’s very own Lake District. The new trend, cleverly dubbed ‘lermoga’ has been launched by the luxury Armathwaite Hall hotel as part of its wildlife wellness activity programmes and it might just be the most incredible (and bizarre) thing we’ve ever seen.
Guests who visit can enjoy an outdoor yoga session with lemurs from the adjoining wildlife park, who participate in their own special way.
Talking about the new programme, the park’s manager Richard Robinson said: ‘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.
‘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.’
Similarly, the hotel’s owner Carolyn Graves explained that the quirky new yoga classes were designed to relief stress for those who need it. ‘Lemoga offers our guests the chance to feel at one with nature, at the same time joining in with the lemurs’ playtime,’ she said.
For more details on how to book a class, anyone interested can call or email the hotel directly.