Funnyman Russell Brand bonded with cast and crew on his new film Paradise by taking them to a very strange yoga class.

Co-star Julianne Hough was among the group who decided to check out Brand's yoga mecca in New Orleans, Louisiana and she admits it wasn't what she expected.

She tells Wenn, "He took us to a very strange yoga session in New Orleans with some other people from the crew. It was a house and there were cats and dogs everywhere. Everybody was hugging and loving each other and the teachers wouldn't accept any payment.

"I thought I was gonna sweat and work out but we sat there and hummed. It was so weird. They served these amazing coconut cookies at the end. We would just hang. It was crazy that Russell found this place. It was really fun."