You Can Now Book Yoga Classes With London Zoo’s Penguins

By Charlie Colville

1 month ago

Forget puppy yoga, this summer is all about penguin yoga


Yoga has long been a hot pastime in the UK capital, and, in recent years, we’ve seen the practice evolve to combine sun salutations with animal-based exercise classes. But while you might have already heard of puppy or kitten yoga, what about penguin yoga? Yogis-in-training will have the opportunity to roll out their yoga mats in the company of London Zoo’s penguin community this summer – here’s how to book a class.

East Of Eden To Host Yoga Classes At London Zoo

London-based fitness studio East of Eden has just announced it will be teaming up with London Zoo this summer for a series of yoga classes, where attendees can get up close and personal with the zoo’s colony of over 60 Humboldt penguins.

Taking advantage of London Zoo’s quiet hours after closing, classes are hosted in the zoo’s penguin enclosure – where attendees can bask in the peaceful atmosphere and watch as penguins and zip and swim through their water tank.

Yoga class at London Zoo with the penguins

You’ll get time to take it all in from the comfort of your mat, before undertaking an hour-long vinyasa yoga session led by East of Eden’s expert instructors. The class is suitable for all skill levels, and is designed to flow with the rhythms of nature and help fully immerse everyone in the zoo’s wildlife setting.

To round off the evening, attendees will be treated to a talk from a zookeeper and presenter, who will tell the class more about Humboldt penguins while feeding the zoo’s colony. The experience will then end with a chance to ask the London Zoo team some questions, before yoga mats are rolled up and class attendees file back out into the city.

 

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How To Book

East of Eden’s new yoga classes at London Zoo will take place from 6pm to 8pm over the following summer dates:

  • 20 June
  • 4 July
  • 18 July
  • 1 August
  • 15 August
  • 29 August

You’ll need to bring a mat and water bottle with you. Tickets are £45 per person, and can be booked at londonzoo.org

Images courtesy of East of Eden and London Zoo