Yoga instructor Sarah Judd has teamed up with Second Chance, a private animal rescue organization, to hold occasional puppy yoga sessions at Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market in Columbia.
On Sunday, around 10 pit bull puppies ran around the room, played and climbed on those in the class while they engaged in a mindful yoga flow.
Though noisy and energetic, the puppies seemed to enhance the yoga experience.
“The combo of the puppies and the yoga really helps people to relax completely,” said Cat Young, a Second Chance board member.
The yoga session was also an adoption event. All of the puppies are available for adoption through Second Chance.
“We hope that these events help get animals adopted,” Judd said.