YOGA lovers enjoyed sharing their space with some friendly alpacas on World Yoga Day.

Paolo Deleo led the special session in Painswick on Friday, June 21.

New outdoor yoga classes, in the company of alpacas, are now regularly taking place at Tibbiwell Alpacas.

Located on a smallholding overlooking the Painswick valley, it is a great spot for relaxing yoga sessions.

Owners Sandra Randle and Dawn Dart say their alpaca yoga classes are the 'perfect combination for total relaxation'.

Sandra Randle said: “Alpacas are nature's meditators and spending time with them is known to release the happy hormone, oxytocin.

"Combine this with the healing power of yoga and you have the perfect combination for total relaxation and a full recharge.”

Sessions cost £60 / £50* (students) for six week block booking and £12/£10 for drop in classes. A full refund will be givne if it’s raining.

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Photos by Paul Nicholls.