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Cuddle and do yoga with rescue cats

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.Brooklyn, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Rachel

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Students learn how to use active stretching to help lengthen and strengthen their bodies and as a result become more aware of their alignment and capabilities — all with the help of our friendly felines. Cats will be abound to participate at their leisure (as is an occasional rabbit), and students may stop, drop and cuddle as needed. Proper stretching helps prevent injuries, increase energy and contributes to the body being in balance. Young folks 14+ are welcome to attend.

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What's included

  • Equipment
    The Brooklyn Cat Cafe will provide yoga mats for the class. There are a wid...
From $25
/ person
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Meet your host, Rachel

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Co-founders of the Brooklyn Cat Cafe, Anne, Julia, and I have each fostered hundreds of rescue cats and kittens. We’ve rescued, bottle-fed, medicated, and loved more cats and kittens than we can count. We’ve created an adoption space over the last three years where our rescue animals thrive, receive endless affection, socialize with each other and visitors from all over the world, and find FUREVER homes. We’re the only non-profit cat cafe in NYS and we’re volunteer-run. Our core group of volunteer supervisors are experts and are knowledgeable and passionate about animal rescue.

Our cats & mats yoga classes, often referred to as Stretch & Snuggle, are hosted by experienced and qualified yoga instructors, and is a relaxing and fun way to spend time with our rescue animals (always cats and sometimes rabbits) while getting healthy.
Co-founders of the Brooklyn Cat Cafe, Anne, Julia, and I have each fostered hundreds of rescue cats and kittens. We’ve rescued, bottle-fed, medicated, and loved more cats and kittens than we can count. We’ve created an adoption space over the last three years where our rescue animals thrive, receive endless affection, socialize with each other and visitors from all over the world, and find FUREVER homes. We’re the only non-profit cat cafe in NYS and we’re volunteer-run. Our core group of volunte…
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About the organization: Brooklyn Cat Cafe



Brooklyn Cat Cafe is Brooklyn’s first cat cafe and the only cat cafe in NYS run by a non-profit animal rescue organization, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition. BBAWC is a cooperative of individual animal rescuers working to reduce the homeless animal populations through adoption, education, TNR, and outreach. Brooklyn Cat Cafe is headquarters and adoption space for the rescue.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Brooklyn Cat Cafe.
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Where you'll be

Guests will spend their time inside the Brooklyn Cat Cafe doing yoga with our adoptable rescued cats and kittens in a designated space where the class will be held.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Abigail
February 2020
So adorable! The cats were super friendly; the instructor would occasionally pick them up to put on our laps but mainly left them to roam as they pleased while we did yoga. It was a good session regardless of the cats, very accessible to the unfit among us (me!), but the cats made it all that much more special and unique. :)
So adorable! The cats were super friendly; the instructor would occasionally pick them up to put on our laps but mainly left them to roam as they pleased while we did yoga. It was…
Dee
February 2020
What surprised me about this experience was the expertise of the yoga teacher ( who takes Sundays class) plus having the cats around led to a great icebreaker so you are very relaxed for yoga, always good. The cats & kittens are wonderful. Really just book. 💜
What surprised me about this experience was the expertise of the yoga teacher ( who takes Sundays class) plus having the cats around led to a great icebreaker so you are very relax…
Anshita
December 2019
I really enjoyed cat yoga. This was a fun experience and the cats were really friendly. If you love cats, this experience is definitely for you.
Heather
December 2019
CATS! CATS! CATS! Super lovely experience doing yoga (with the ability to immediately stop doing yoga and pet a cat). Will do again!
Colleen
December 2019
HOLY CATS that was a delight! There are a whole lot of cats! Friendly ones!! Jessie, the instructor, was so sweet and made the class mostly about getting into poses that would attract the cats. Jessie also took pictures of something really cute was going on. It was so fun and cute and cuddly hooray I will probably come back.
HOLY CATS that was a delight! There are a whole lot of cats! Friendly ones!! Jessie, the instructor, was so sweet and made the class mostly about getting into poses that would attr…
Miyoung
December 2019
Combining yoga and cat! What a brilliant idea! It's so wonderful to participate. Cats can come and go whenever they want, so you can be lonely (without many cats while doing yoga). But the yoga teacher gets the cats to the participants sometimes, so it wasn't that much lonely. Also just seeing their free and comfortable lives in there gives me happy. All the cats are beautiful. If you love cats and want some exercise (not that hard!) then you should take this class! An hour of fun!
Combining yoga and cat! What a brilliant idea! It's so wonderful to participate. Cats can come and go whenever they want, so you can be lonely (without many cats while doing yoga).…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Cats & Mats yoga is for those ages 14 and older. We will provide mats and blocks. Dress comfortably for stretching and relaxing with our cats and possibly a rabbit. We have drinks and snacks for purchase and a partnership with a local cafe where you can purchase food to bring in to the cat cafe.