When we were first approached with the idea of holding a “Yoga with Cats” class, I have to admit Max and I were a little skeptical.
Although at first glance we would not appear to be to traditional in our individual yoga, we are. When we started the studio, we said that any yoga we represented had to based in some kind of tradition, no heated rooms, no pole yoga, no yoga fly, not that there is anything wrong with that, it just isn’t what we wanted the studio to be about.
Something we do feel strongly about at Yogatique is a sense of community. Shortly after the Yoga with Cats class in America went viral our community spoke and asked if we would do something similar.
We are the only studio in Bangkok that holds a weekly donation based class (Karma). We believe strongly that yoga should be accessible to all people. Each Sunday we donate the studio for a 90 min class, we invite a different teacher to donate their practice and we collect the donations for a local small charity every quarter. The charity we donated the money raised during the Karma class during the first three months we were open, was PAWS, a local cat shelter run by Amy Baron. It seemed like the ideal partnership and Amy was very enthusiastic.
So the Bangkok addition of `Yoga with Cats`was launched
The class was a huge success! We raised over 6,000 Baht for PAWS and one tiny black kitten was adopted that very day.
The idea behind the Karma series is, Do Good – Do Yoga, it can`t get any simpler or better than that.
Thank you Bangkok!