Hottest ticket in Dunedin: Hot yoga in a tropical butterfly house video

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Hot Yoga is coming to Otago Museum's Tropical Forest.

Time to down dog with some butterflies.

Dunedin's Otago Museum is opening its butterfly laden Tropical Forest to hot yoga enthusiasts on the evening of January 17.

"It is something a little different." the museum's public engagement manager, Rachel Cooper, said.

Otago Museum public engagement manager Rachel Cooper strikes a yoga pose (with the help of two butterflies) in Dunedin's ...
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Otago Museum public engagement manager Rachel Cooper strikes a yoga pose (with the help of two butterflies) in Dunedin's Tropical Forest

And it sure is.

Tropical Forest is billed as "the hottest attraction" in Dunedin, with the three-level live butterfly experience heated to about 28 degrees and 75 per cent humidity year round.

That was perfect for Dunedin's Hot Yoga where participants experienced temperatures ranging from 25 to 38 degrees.

A butterfly at Otago Museum's Tropical Forest.

A butterfly at Otago Museum's Tropical Forest.

The unusual paring was part of the museum's Well Balanced interactive display, and "yoga was a great fit", Cooper said.

To make the experience even more zen, people could dab nectar on their bodies or wear bright work-out gear to attract butterflies, she said.

A sunny night would also mean more flying butterflies, with more to be released in a "first flight" ceremony at the conclusion of the session.

The event, which costs $20, had already sold half of the 40 spaces available.

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