A farm has become the first place in Britain to offer yoga classes — in a field full of alpacas.
Rosebud Alpacas is located on a remote piece of land along the rolling countryside, and has been hailed as the perfect location for calming exercise.
But to add to the experience, owners Nick and Lucy Aylett have decided to run their yoga classes in the same field where they keep their alpacas. And they say their alpaca yoga classes in South Molton, Devon, are a “unique experience” which are “great for mind, body and soul.”
“We want our land to be an inviting place for others to come and enjoy,” Nick explained.
“It is our home and is a very special place that we would really love other people to enjoy too. It’s a place where people can come to escape, take time out from technology and busy lives, a chance to spend time connecting with the land, the animals and each other.
“Our dream is for this place also to be a sanctuary for people to come and feel at home as well.”
The pair says their animals are “raised ethically with freedom of choice, their welfare being paramount.”
Each session is led by qualified instructor Sian Bartlett, and light refreshments are provided after each class.
In addition to the alpaca yoga, the farm also offers alpaca walking, alpaca picnics, alpaca art sessions and a special “alpaca connection” package, where guests are guided in meditations and have the opportunity to “walk amongst the herd in mindful observation.”
Aside from being an attraction, Nick says the alpacas serve an important purpose on the farm.
“They live outside and the chickens are protected by the alpaca herd, who are quick to alert all around to any unwelcome visitors.”