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Should You Try Goat Yoga?

Jun. 14, 2019Yoga, goats, and rolling pasture. It’s totally a thing, and it’s probably even cuter than mommy and me yoga.

Alright, internet, so goat yoga — it’s totally a thing, and it might just be in a town near you.

The idea of doing yoga with bleating little four-legged troublemakers might seem counterintuitive to relaxation, but don’t kid yourself — this is an experience you won’t want to miss.


What Is Goat Yoga?

The concept is simple enough. Starting with small goat farms in the Pacific Northwest, people who have a shared affinity for yoga and supporting local farmers have come together to combine the two.

In a goat yoga session, you bring your mat to the barn room floor, and get on all fours with the goats during your sweat session. Goats are natural climbers, and take the opportunity to climb on the participants’ backs.

All you have to do is try not to lose your balance while you laugh yourself into a tizzy.


Where Can You Do Goat Yoga?

Though goat yoga started as something that only one or two little farms were practicing, it’s since spread to several small homesteads, primarily in the Pacific Northwest — and it’s becoming quite the attraction.

Here are a few places you can plank with a goat on your back:

The Lost Peacock Creamery
Olympia, WA

Original Goat Yoga
Monroe, OR

The Wobbly Ranch
Snohomish, WA


Goat Yoga
Las Vegas, NV


Original Goat Yoga
San Martin, CA

Arizona Goat Yoga
Gilbert, AZ

NuLuv Goat Milk Products
Comfort, TX

Goats and Yoga
Rogersville, MO


Have Ya Herd Goat Yoga and Corn Maze
Roberts, WI

Happy Goat Lucky Yoga
Noblesville, IN

Original Goat Yoga
Williamston, MI


Goats to Go
Georgetown, MA

Madison, TN


Gilbertsville Farmhouse and NY Goat Yoga
South New Berlin, NY

Grady Goat Yoga Tampa Bay
Thonotosassa, FL


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Destiny Hagest

By Destiny Hagest

 —  Destiny is a freelance writer with a background in sustainability and natural health. She lives in the mountains of central Montana with her husband and young son. When she's not writing or chasing her toddler, you can find her wandering the quiet wilderness in search of wild herbs and antler sheds.

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