Estate hosts puppy yoga event for mental health

DOWNWARD DOG: Puppies and yoga at Salomons Estate

To help its visitors relax ahead of Mental Health Awareness week, country house and events venue Salomons Estate in Southborough hosted a beginner-level yoga class with puppies on May 14.

The sessions were run by Happy Puppy Yoga, the brainchild of Katie Tulip, who wanted to combine yoga’s mood-boosting and wellbeing benefits with the joy and mindfulness of being around adorable puppies.

Eight, eight-week-old miniature dachshunds were free to roam around the room while participants took part in a guided yoga practice – with the puppies joining in for cuddles and tummy tickles.

“Puppy yoga is a great way to reduce stress,” Katie explained.

“It boosts your mood and energy levels, relieves anxiety, and improves your overall wellbeing,” she continued.

The event marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs until Sunday May 21

Salomons Estate said it was the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and shine a light on the benefits of puppy yoga.

“The day went really well. It was amazing to see how much interest the classes had and we hope to host Happy Puppy Yoga again,” a spokesperson for Salomons said.

Salomons Estate puts on a variety of events all year round and says that this week, visitors and their furry friends are welcome to join them for an ‘outdoor wellness boost’.

Home to 36 acres of gardens, the grounds are made up of miles of woodland paths and surfaced trails, popular for gentle walks with the whole family.

Guests are welcome to explore the estate for free, seven days a week where there’s also a dog-friendly restaurant and terrace, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee and cake after their stroll.

Those interested in upcoming dates can keep an eye out on Katie’s website: or visit Salomons’ ‘What’s On’ page at:

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