Yoga lovers and cat lovers alike, head on over to Decatur, Illinois for the ultimate fitspiration and kittenspiration (kitten inspiration, of course). A local yoga studio, Yoga at Connie's, recently held a purr-filled event in partnership with no-kill animal shelter Homeward Bound. The reason why will warm your heart.
According to Elite Daily, animal lover, shelter volunteer and utter genius Jeanette Skaluba was looking for ways to help get her beloved kitties adopted when she came up with something completely unique and totally adorable. Recognizing the world's universal love for cats, Skaluba had a hunch that bringing the shelter cats to Connie's would cause quite a buzz, and the event did just that!
With the goal of raising funds for Homeward Bound and the hope of connecting cats to future owners, the flexible felines were given complete freedom to roam the studio and show off their peaceful personalities. The yogis present quickly fell in love, smiling as the cats paw-sed on their mats to get in on the exercise. Check out that purr-fect form!
All in all, approximately $500 was raised for the shelter, and one lucky cat was even adopted on the spot. And if yoga and cats are your two favorite things (same), you're in luck—Skaluba and the studio were so pleased with the results that they're hard-set on making cat yoga a regular occurrence. For those of us stuck somewhere other than Decatur, Illinois, fear not. Considering the tendency for cat-related content to go viral, we're keeping our fingers crossed that other studios and shelters will be inspired to host similar events of their own.