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Cats & Mats

April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Cats and Mats

Love cats? Love yoga? Come to our Cats & Mats event on April 28th!  Hour-long sessions will be held at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM.

All sessions include an event tank top – which can be purchased separately too.

Here at OCHS, we’re dedicated to helping not only the animals in Oktibbeha County, but the humans too. And so we paired two of our favorite things: the chance to pet a cute shelter cat, with an activity that will get you moving.

Cats happen to love yoga mats. According to feline law, if you aren’t paying attention to them, they have to lie in the most inconvenient place possible. There’s a good chance you’ll end up with a cat on your mat.

And surprisingly, having a cat on your mat may be good for you.

Both yoga and pet ownership can be beneficial to health. Pets encourage you to be active, provide you with companionship, and decrease stress levels. Studies have shown that interacting with animals increases the happy hormone oxytocin, and can lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, and lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Yoga does a lot of the same things–it gets you off the couch and moving, can involve you in a community of wonderful people, and gives you a healthy way to cope with the stresses of daily life.

You can get a double whammy of fun and relaxation at Cats and Mats. All the cats at the event will be adoptable, so there’s also a chance you could find your lifelong yoga partner (and there’s nothing like an exercise buddy to help you stick to your goals).

We want to encourage people of all skill levels to join us. All of our cats are total yoga novices–so you won’t be the only one if it’s your first time time trying yoga.

Come join us to get your downward dog–ahem, I mean, cat on.

Bring your own yoga mat, or use ours.  Questions?  E-mail Christy at

Registrations after April 20th are not guaranteed their selected tank top size, due to ordering deadlines.  We will do our best to accommodate your request!


April 28, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Starkville Sportsplex
405 Lynn Lane
Starkville, MS 39759 United States
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