Pig zen

Pig zen

We’ve all heard of the dog days of summer, but pig days? Yep, the wildly popular piglet yoga is back Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. throughout the summer (no classes June 26 or July 17). The sessions take place at Amazon Acres (formerly Avalon Acres), a wedding-venue-turned-animal-sanctuary located on the lush banks of the Florida River south of town.

For those not in the know, what started as a joke a few years ago has blossomed into Durango’s yoga sensation.

“Who knew yoga with piglets could be so fun?” instructor and pig wrangler Megan Lott said. “And the piglets aren’t the only ones getting on the mat, the grazing pigs and miniature donkeys at Amazon Acres are active participants as well!”

And to up the cuteness quotient, there are five new piglets this year to fawn over. “Put your visions of wallowing in muck with hogs to rest, this place is beautiful and pigs are not only charming, but extremely clean,” said Lott.

The class is described as a dynamic flow that can easily be modified for all levels and abilities, ensuring a fine time for newbies and veteran yogis alike.

“Just come with an open mind and sense of humor,” said Lott. “Desperate times call for desperate measures, things are getting a little tense globally lately, and I think we could all use a little silliness.”

The barn door opens every Wednesday at 5:30, and classes are $15-20 on a sliding scale (BYOmat and block.) Due to popular demand (who knew?), attendees are advised to RSVP in advance to secure a spot by e-mailing meganlott@gmail.com.