Pig Yoga is Now a Thing

There's been puppy yoga. There's been goat yoga. Now...it's time for pigs.

July 23, 2018

Yoga with animals has been trending for awhile, but Philly might very well be the first to try it alongside a new kind of participant...that is to say, pigs.

"Alongside" is the key word, because the pigs aren't expected to get into tree pose.  Rather, they mosy around looking cute and problem solving...let's not forget that pigs are shown to be smarter than dogs...and occasionally getting in the way of a yogi's downward dog.  That is to say...it's adorable.

Stawwwwp! -- Pig yoga is a real-live thing that’s happening in Philly and we are SO -- HERE -- FOR -- IT. Hosted by @tuckbarreyoga at their Point Breeze studio, this class went to benefit these little rescue piggies from @fairytailacrestherescue. And guess what? There’s already another class on the schedule. Hit the link in bio to find out when. -- by Ted Nghiem #pigyoga #yoga #phillyyoga

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Tuck and Barre Yoga is responsible for this experience, as well as FairyTail Acres, a pig rescue organization based in Denver, Pennsylvania. Proceeds from the yoga class benefit the rescue, and owner Callie Kim hopes it'll add to the conversation about the meat we eat, and why.

"Many people see pigs only as ‘pork,'” says Kim.  “I wanted to give people an opportunity to interact with pigs so maybe they will view them in a different light."

When you're tuckered out after a long day of pig yoga

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If you're bummed that you missed this opportunity, fear not!  There is more pig yoga in the works!  On Saturday, September 15, Kim plans to host two classes — a vinyasa class with the pigs at 12:30 p.m., followed by a “pig yin” class at 1:45 p.m. Tickets will be available soon.

So if you're in the mood to namaste with some roly-poly piglets, keep an eye on Tuck and Barre's website for when tickets go on sale!