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Yoga with kittens? Here’s where you can try it in June

The Humane Association of Warren County will host a Kitten Yoga Class at 1:30 p.m. June 9 at the Humane Association of Warren County’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 230 Cook Road in Lebanon.

This first-time event at the shelter is an hour-long, entry level yoga class with the added twist of adorable kitten interaction.

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A certified yoga instructor from Haven Yoga Studio will lead the class.

Joanne Hurley, executive director of the Humane Association, said she introduced the project because she believes it benefits both the humans and the kittens.

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Statistics show that petting or interacting with a pet can help reduce stress for humans, and yoga is renowned for its health benefits, she said.

For the kittens, it’s a great way to let them run around and have some fun, while at the same time providing them with the valuable socialization for their new lives with their adoptive families, according to the Humane Association.

Reservations are required to participate, and cost is $30 per person.

All funds will be donated to the Karen Nixon Heaberlin Spay/Neuter Fund, which supports the commitment to spay and neuter animals at the shelter and within Warren County.

To register, visit www.homelesspets.org and select events.

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