Posted on March 29, 2018
There are two universally known truths; yoga is a proven way to reduce stress and anxiety, and cats have a calming effect on people.
In celebration of WA Youth Week the City of Bayswater has come up with a novel way to combine the two as part of its inaugural Kitten Yoga class at the Morley Library on Tuesday 17 April between 4pm and 5pm.
Mayor Dan Bull said the session offers young people the opportunity to take a breath after a hectic first term.
"Juggling homework, assignments and extra-curricular activities can be particularly stressful especially at the start of a new school year.
"Many studies have found that regular yoga sessions can help minimise stress and increase productivity.
"We knew offering a free yoga class would be popular with our young people but adding kittens to the mix is something particularly special.
The Cat Haven is a charity dedicated to rescuing and finding new homes for cats across Perth.
"Cat Haven relies almost solely on donations so we are inviting participants to donate cat food, cat toys, litter and towels.
"The session is being held during the school holidays so we hope to get as many young people along as possible.
The class is open to young people aged between 12 and 18 years old.
To find out more or to book visit http://bayswater.evanced.info/signup or call 9272 0980.