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Rescued Kittens Crash Best Yoga Class Ever

After the success of the Yoga for Cats event in Illinois, one Canadian rescue thought it'd try out its own fundraiser titled ... wait for it ... Cats on Your Mats.

How'd the class go?

The yoga instructor called the fundraiser for Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) "the most distracting class I've ever taught." And we can see why.

It's hard to focus your mind and body when these eyes are staring into your soul.

As the Vancouver class quickly discovered, yoga with cats isn't as easy as Illinois made it look.

In Illinois, one cat found her zen.

In Vancouver, one cat settled down on the windowsill and wondered what the human behind her was trying to accomplish.

In Illinois, one cat helped a woman keep proper posture.

In Vancouver, cats roamed the studio and smelled humans' feet.

In Illinois, cats and humans worked together to get a good stretch.

In Vancouver, cats played with their toys.

Despite the distractions, the class brought in donations for the organization, which pairs homeless cats with foster parents.(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

And fun was had by both humans and cats.

For 15 years, VOKRA has matched homeless cats with foster parents who care for them until they're adopted. The rescue has grown over the years, and in 2014 they found homes for 1,835 cats.

Although there won't be another Cats on Your Mats event until January, there'll be plenty of other fundraising events for VOKRA. If you're in the Vancouver area, check them out here.

Visit VOKRA to donate, browse available cats and learn more about fostering and adopting.