Horseback Yoga is A Thing Now – But You’ll Have to Go to Spain to Try It

If you want to take your yoga practice to the next level (literally), this is the way to do it.

A new resort in Spain is now offering yoga – on horseback.

Seriously. Sessions are being taught by Valencia-born equestrian and experienced yogi Laura García at La Donaira, an old farmhouse turned luxe eco-resort about two hours northwest of Marbella, close to the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

Image: Instagram / @badarik_ashram

Image: Instagram / @badarik_ashram

Unsurprisingly, it was difficult for the resort to find someone with the unique combination of skills to offer such a service.

“It took a year and a half to find a teacher who wasn’t a bullshitter,” Manuel Rosell, CEO of La Donaira told Bloomberg.

However, offering the unique classes made sense for this particular resort, as the property has “a strong equestrian focus.” At La Donaira, the horses are used in shows and also in farming practices.

Image: Instagram / @jeremyonnikian

Image: Instagram / @jeremyonnikian

While the poses look pretty intimidating, according to the resort, they can be adapted for beginners.

It’s also safe, as the horses are trained from a young age to be comfortable around people.

If you want to check it out yourself, be warned: rooms at La Donaira start at $280 per night, and an hourlong session will set you back $65.

But if you would rather nama-stay at home to get your yoga fix, no worries: here are some sanity-saving yoga moves you can do that will help you de-stress in no time.

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