More Than 500 People Are On a Waiting List to Take Goat Yoga Classes
"Do you know how hard it is to be sad and depressed when there are baby goats jumping around?"
Yoga comes in many furry forms. There's cat yoga, dog yoga, and even bunny yoga. Now, thanks to an ingenious farmer from Albany, Oregon, we can even indulge in goat yoga, which is exactly what it sounds like: yoga with adorable goats.
Lainey Morse, the owner of No Regrets Farm, has already hosted something called Goat Happy Hour. But recently, she decided to take things up a notch and organized an outdoor yoga session with goats. While striking poses, the goats wonder around, cuddling students and sometimes even climbing up on their back. Seriously, where do we sign up?
Morse thought of the idea after realizing how helpful her furry friends had been while she went through some troubling times. Last year, the retired photographer suffered from a chronic illness and went through a divorce.
"It was just the worst year," she told As It Happens host Carol Off in an interview. "So I would come home every day and sit out every day with the goats. Do you know how hard it is to be sad and depressed when there are baby goats jumping around?"
We can only imagine.
More than 500 people are already on the wait list for these goat yoga classes-and at just $10 a session, this new fitness craze is definitely worth a try. But don't even think about bringing yoga mats with any kind of botanical designs on them.
"Some people had little flower and leaf designs on their mats," Morse said. "And the goats thought that was something to eat...I guess the new rule would be, only solid color mats!"
That seems like a fair trade-off.