Goat Yoga? Yes, Goat Yoga. That’s yoga with goats, in case you missed the subtleties. Goat Yoga is so popular you’ll have to put your name on a waiting list with hundreds of other eager goatga (goat+yoga) practitioners. You’ll also have to travel to a farm in Oregon where, as of now, we’re pretty sure it’s the only place you can do it (unless you have a farm with goats, in which case, we’d recommend you step up your Goat Yoga game ASAP, but call it something else because we believe Goat Yoga is now trademarked—no kidding!).
People were going gaga for Goatga back in September when we first reported on it. “It was a huge hit,” No Regrets Farm owner and Goat Yoga founder Lainey Morse said of the first class. And now only a few months later, Morse says there’s a waitlist with over 900 people on it. What’s the draw? “My goats are just very peaceful animals and everyone that comes over leaves stress-free and happy,” she said back in the fall.
And the goat yogis are not shy. “My goats are all very social and friendly so they graze and sit and lie down next to everyone,” Morse says.
Love it. Apparently goats are as smart and snuggly as dogs. And we know pigs are supposedly even smarter than dogs. We say let all the farm animals join in! Could get messy, but so is life, eh? Er…meeehhh. (Look closely at the photo up top to spot the up-dogging cat.)
There’s even Goat Yoga for kids…oh, and children.
The Goat Yoga class seems to have even more meaning for founder Lainey Morse. In an Instagram post from November, Morse wrote: “Just wrapped of a day of shooting with a film crew about my life! It’s about how divorce, disease and sadness got turned around with the power of goat therapy and how Goat Yoga changed my life.”
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