2019 is shaping up to be the year of strange yoga practices. After rage yoga (a way of achieving a state of calm and getting a good workout by cursing, shouting, and boozing it up) and alpaca yoga (practicing yoga with alpacas outdoors), lemur yoga is the newest offering. Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, a four-star hotel in England’s Lake District, offers “Lemoga Spa Breaks,” a wellness package that includes a spa treatment, overnight accommodation, and among others, yoga with the lemurs from the nearby wildlife park.
Richard Robinson, manager of the Lake District Wildlife Park, told the BBC, “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.” He added that “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.”
Having fun with these cute primates doesn’t come cheap, however. The “Lemoga Spa Break” starts at $649 for two people.
The good news is that you don’t have to partake in lemur yoga to enjoy the company of the animals. The Lake District Wildlife Park gives visitors the chance to “buy an experience” with animals such as walking alpacas, meeting and feeding meerkats, grooming and feeding a tapir, and encountering lemurs for a lot cheaper ($65.50 per person).