We already told you all about dog yoga. But now there’s a new animal yoga craze popping up from coast to coast: goat yoga. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Instead of just doing yoga with other humans, you do yoga surrounded by adorable little goats.
This whole thing started in Oregon with a woman named Lainey Morse. She started these unique classes at her farm in Albany, Oregon in 2016. Since then, they’ve been featured by the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and a host of other popular news outlets. There’s something about cute animals and relaxing positions that people just can’t get enough of.
Goat yoga has spread from its birthplace in Oregon to places all across the country. In Colorado, local yoga studios are partnering with small farms in the area to create the perfect goat yoga experience. An Arizona goat yoga studio offers a professional photographer during every class so you can be sure to get that perfect Insta. A farm in Florida has goat products such as milk, cheese, and soap available for purchase after their classes. Mad Lavender Farm in New Jersey expanded their sunrise and campfire yoga sessions to include goats as well.
But while getting your zen on with a bunch of barnyard animals can be pretty magical, it can also be messy. Goats aren’t known for being the most trained animals, so the risk of being peed or pooped on is definitely still there. But if you’re willing to take the risk in order to hang out with some pretty adorable little animals, goat yoga might be worth a try.
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