Luxury Horseback Yoga Exists Because Humankind Is Forever Dreaming Up Ways to Make Exercising Even Worse

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Exercise is constantly evolving to become simultaneously more expensive and more absurd — boot-camp classes and Zumba seem like a quaint thing of the past now that we have things like Hamilton-themed SoulCycle classes. And, of course, there’s [rummages around in hat to pull out two strips of paper containing unrelated words] horseback yoga.

Yep, yoga on horseback exists — it’s actually been around for a while now, despite sounding extremely dangerous and unnecessary — but Bloomberg recently brought news that La Donaira, a “top-tier luxury resort” in Spain, will now be offering horseback yoga to guests at a cost of $65 for an hour-long sessions. Previously, they write, “horseback yoga [has] long been limited to private practice or taught only at dedicated retreats in not-quite-luxe places.” Yes, before La Donaira introduced their classes, if you wanted to do crow’s pose on top of a poor horse, you’d have to do it with the plebes and peasants at something like Big Sky Yoga’s luxury retreats instead.

CEO Manuel Rosell told Bloomberg that “it took a year and a half to find a teacher who wasn’t a bullshitter,” which sounds like the exact sort of problem you’d run into with horseback-yoga enthusiasts.

Speaking of, here are a few trying it out.

Not only did the horses never sign up for this, but they don’t even get their own yoga pants. For shame.

Horseback Yoga Does Not Need to Exist