Nowadays, it seems like there’s a health class for just about anything. But no trend has captured the hearts of Americans so completely as workouts with animals.

From dogs to bunnies to goats, humans can practice yoga with almost any animal instructors can think of. Since goat yoga entered the market about two years ago, the number of animal-inspired classes has skyrocketed in big cities across the country. Who wouldn’t want to practice downward dog next to an actual dog?

The newest trend to hit the market, however, is geared toward a more niche audience: alpacas-lovers.

“Alpacas are very calm creatures, and they’re just in awe of people doing yoga and the poses,” explains Philadelphia-based yoga instructor Gina Durante.

While alpacas have been much-admired animals across the globe, it’s only recently that the animal has entered mainstream adoration by members of the western world. It all started with the rise of alpaca farms in the mid-2000s. As a softer alternative to traditional sheep’s wool, the fibers from alpaca hair are warm and strong, measuring 50 N/ktex.

One Maryland family even hosts an annual alpaca festival to honor the gorgeous creatures. Entering the 11th year of the festival, the Liske family showcases their herd of 30 alpacas for the Preston area at the Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm. Here, families can pet alpacas, play games, and enter a raffle, all while learning about the interesting South American camelid.

But our fascination with the creature goes beyond the occasional festival. Alpaca yoga is on the rise, even across the pond.

According to Columbia, England yogi Rachel Lightbird, the animals are the perfect addition to a soothing yoga class.

“It just makes people relax more,” she explains. “Sometimes the alpacas can be a bit skittish, so it makes people more sensitive.”

This is a great opportunity for strung-out working professionals who need a break. After all, stenographers are required to type at least 225 words per minute. Construction workers are on their feet for most of the day. It only makes sense that you’d want the chance to relax in nature. And when it’s too cold outside to play a sport like baseball, there’s an excellent opportunity to explore different activities.

The benefits of yoga are many, including reduced levels of stress, improved flexibility, greater stamina, and increased strength. Performing these actions among elegant alpacas serves as an additional grounding tool. And when you’re taking a break, you can feel free to pet their soft wool. Just be sure to layer on some sunscreen when you venture outdoors; studies have shown that only 86% of people use sunscreen in the summer.

When it comes to yoga and alpacas, it seems like the perfect fit. For a sensitive animal, however, the last thing you would expect to see is a high-energy dance class. But that’s exactly what Manitoba’s 313 class has done.

For six weeks over the summer, Canadians were able to strut their stuff among a field of alpacas. While the classes weren’t led by the majestic animals, the camelids were free to wander around a field while humans practiced hip-hop, pilates, and cardio classes. Inspired by the increasingly popular alpaca yoga, 313 Farms owner Ann Patman wanted to bring in her dance background.

While the class was only available this summer, Patman claims that 313 Farms might offer it again thanks to the high demand.

It’s estimated that up to 80% of Americans experience daily stress; getting out and getting active is one of the best ways to help improve your body and mind. When it comes to getting fit, there’s no easy way around it: you have to put in the work. But performing yoga or dancing your heart out next to a herd of alpacas might just give you the inspiration to keep going.