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Andrea Jordan has been teaching yoga since 2006. Her classes are designed for all levels and include a fun mix of yoga styles. Andrea adopted her cat Fluffy from the FMSPCA, thanks to a friend who saw him while at Cat Yoga. And when they met it was a purrrfect match…love at first sight! She enjoys volunteering at the shelter, as a token of gratitude, and looks forward to share with the community her passion for yoga and cats.

Anne has been teaching yoga at the YMCA since 2014. She teaches a mixture of hatha and yin yoga, and sometimes brings little heavy metal to the class. She loves the energy the cats bring to the practice and would love it for you to come join them at the SPCA.

Ana is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but has been calling Fort McMurray home for 13 years. She has been teaching yoga since she graduated from Soya (South Okanagan Yoga Academy) in 2014. Ana is passionate about teaching Yoga and Meditation especially to children and teens and cultivating play with in her classes. She loves animals and she is super excited for Cat Yoga

Melanie grew up in rural Saskatchewan, but has called Fort McMurray home since 2006.  She is a certified yoga teacher, fitness trainer, and group fitness instructor/resistance leader, and has been teaching fitness and yoga in Fort McMurray since 2010.  Outside of the studio, Melanie’s favourite activities are paddling, hiking, snowboarding, travelling, and crafting.  She loves all animals but has a soft spot for cats.  Cat Yoga is the perfect way to spend your Saturday morning!

Fort McMurray SPCA’s Cat Yoga Program

What do cats and yogis have in common? They both love to stretch! And now they can stretch together: Introducing Fort McMurray’s first Cat Yoga Class. This Hatha Yoga course is not only healthy and fun, it also helps to socialize and enrich the lives of the shelter cats, as well as, encourages adoption by showing off the cats awesome personalities by interacting with them. Cat Yoga is a by donation program. All proceeds raised will go towards the materials, supplies and medical care of the animals in our care.

A $20.00 donation allows us to microchip every animal in our care. Microchips are implantable computer chips that encode a unique identification number to help reunite owners with their lost pet.

A $25.00 donation allows us to provide vaccinations for our furry friends. Each animal will receive vaccinations to protect them from rabies, distemper, parvovirus, infectious hepatitis, bordetella, feline leukemia and others.

A $35.00 donation will provide enough litter for a feline in our cares entire stay. A sufficient supply of clean litter is vital to helping them maintain their health and good manners.

A $50.00 donation allows animal enrichment for one of our shelter guests. Enrichment refers to the mental and physical stimulation that increases the behavioral wellness of our shelter animals. Allowing animals to think, learn and explore goes a long way to keeping them behaviorally healthy in shelter.

A $75.00 donation allows us to spay or neuter one of our shelter guests. Spaying and neutering makes a big difference on population control. Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 pups in six years. In seven years one female cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 kittens! Every animal in our care receives this surgery prior to adoption.

For more information please contact Misty at 780-743-8997 or programs@fortmcmurrayspca.ca Sign up for upcoming Cat Yoga Classes click here

Josie Ferrara has been teaching yoga since 2018. Her classes are designed for all levels and include a mix of styles like Ashtanga, Flow, and Yin. She loves to teach athletes how to bring balance in their training with yoga and loves to teach children how fun yoga can be. She is excited to teach Cat Yoga at the Fort McMurray SPCA and to be able to share with the community her passion for yoga and saving the lives of our furry community members.

Brandy Hepditch found yoga in 2013 while searching for something to help calm her anxious mind and help her learn to appreciate and love her own body. Despite fears of not fitting in and feeling very awkward, she ventured into her first studio only to be met with endless kindness and complete acceptance. She quickly fell in love with the process of moving the body while quieting the mind and the studio became her safe place. In the fall of 2019 she took a leap of faith and enrolled in a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program. This program challenged her to find her voice (which she is still working on) while also inspiring her to hold space for others to also fall in love with themselves, their breath and their bodies. Brandy also has a love and appreciation for all animals, when she is not on the mat she can be found on adventures with dog Paul.