We spend hours and hours every day with our 12 furry children and there is one thing that we notice consistently - they sure know how to relax!
Cats appear to be experts in mindfulness, as they sit, lay, or stand quietly observing or resting as the world goes by. They are totally devoid of external pressures, and seem to effortlessly fall back into a state of zen whenever they so choose.
There is a lot to learn from them.
We have teamed up with Pause HQ to run sessions of relaxation with the cats where we will practice meditation techniques in the company of the furry zen masters.
Our hearts naturally open when we sit with cats: both literally (they lower blood pressure and stress), and metaphorically (because they offer us unconditional love and acceptance). They also help us connect to these qualities within ourselves during meditation.
Cats live in the moment: through sharing meditation with them they can (and will!) help us to do the same. Let them teach you how to let go of worries and distractions so you can embrace feelings of gratitude + peace.
To optimise your wellbeing. Meditation provides many health benefits. Stress relief, increased focus/ memory and better sleep are just a few reasons to meditate, all supported by scientific research. Who better to learn and practice meditation with than 12 furry zen masters!
Carolyn Trethewey is a meditation teacher, herbal + nutritional medicine practitioner, and results coach. Carolyn loves empowering people as she helps them reach greater levels of wellness and balance in all areas of life.
Her passion is teaching people how to meditate with animals, seeing them as our wise friends and teachers.
Carolyn has travelled twice to the United States for specialty training, sharing meditation with animals including tigers, a bear, leopards, tortoises and even an alligator!
Since 2014 she has also volunteered at Cat Haven, sharing meditation with hundreds of cats in need.
For more details about Carolyn’s business please visit the “Pause | people. animals. wellness.” website: www.pausehq.com.au
This is a brand new initiative for The Cat Cafe. This class will be great for beginners in meditation, and for those with more experience who would like to learn about engaging animals in their practice. Carolyn's methods can be shared with any and all animals, so you can use the techniques learned with any of your pets or creature friends, not just cats.
We all need to take a moment to relax and decompress, what better time than stressful December, and what better way than with the masterful teaching of rescue cats!
Places strictly limited, email your interest if you miss out.
By purchasing tickets, you agree to all of the Cat Cafe Rules [see images], The FAQ Page, and the NOTES below:
Evenings and weekdays are our least busy times.
NOTE 1. Cats are Live Animals; we cannot predict their behaviour.
The cats are most likely to be playful in the first morning or last evening sessions, and relaxed for sleepy pats in the middle sessions. Children + Families are encouraged to attend earlier sessions, while nights are usually for adults.
NOTE 2. Please arrive 10 minutes before
Your time slot to get your coffee + treats, and note that all time slots include our briefing time, and change-over time.
NOTE 3. One ticket = One Entrant. Every guest needs a ticket.
As ticketing is strictly limited in the Cat Lounge to ensure cat wellbeing, you must purchase a ticket for each guest, including children, regardless of age. FREE Tickets are granted to on-duty carers with Companion Cards (book all tickets online, then receive a refund for one ticket when you show your valid Card on arrival), and please consult our FAQ section regarding wheelchair access before purchasing tickets.
NOTE 4. Our current AGE LIMIT is set to four and up (4+).
All patrons must be four or older to enter (incl. no babies at this time). We encourage parents to book day time sessions. There can be no large groups of children, or parties at this time.
NOTE 5. ALL CHILDREN UNDER 11 must have a supervising guardian.
Joining them in The Cat Lounge, both parents and children MUST purchase tickets, regardless of age. Any children without supervision will be refused entry without a refund.
RESCHEDULING must provide at least 48 HOURS NOTICE via email, or tickets and funds will be forfeited.
If times are GREY that session is already FULLY BOOKED. Simply click "Reset Times" and choose a different date/time to find more tickets.
The availability counter shows how many tickets are left in that session. IE: Counter showing "1" means only one ticket remains.
12 People may attend any session, with a maximum of 8 people per group. Groups wishing to have more than 8 guests must book out the Cat Lounge Exclusively, see Private Functions HERE
Part proceeds of these tickets - and everything we sell - goes to supporting our partners at Cat Haven!
The kitties can't WAIT to see you!!! MEOW
This is an awesome upgrade that includes both a normal entry ticket, and the tools for colouring your own Cat Glitter during your hour session.
That's right, in Colouring With Cats, you get to choose your favourite pieces of Cat Glitter, colour them in however you like, and take them home!
You're colouring in your own Cat Jewellery, while in a room full of rescue cats!
We'll provide all of the colouring equipment so you can just go to town with your colouring during your hour session with the cats.
Just pick an available date and time that suits you, choose the quantity of tickets if you're bringing friends along, and show up for your session just like you would a normal Cat Lounge Ticket.
All of the normal Cat Cafe Rules apply including:
If you have not been inside with the cats at Purrth before, please read through the rules on the BOOKINGS page to make sure you understand how everything works.
Finally, you can get a 12 Visit Pass - One for every month of the year!
And here's the secret - if you add our discount code when you get to the checkout, you'll save a massive $60 off, meaning your tickets are discounted to $10 each!
Then once you have purchased your 12 Visit Pass, you'll receive a digital gift card valued at $180. This gives you the freedom to use your pass however you like. You could book three tickets next week, one the week after, two on your birthday - whatever suits you!
Having the 12 Ticket Pass will give you a code that you can use to book tickets online through the booking page, so that you don't have to wait for us. If you like to be up at 2am booking in cat time for next week, you can!
12x Cats = 12x Awesome. That's Maths we can all agree on!
Take $60 Off: Just add this code to the discount box at checkout > CATpass12