Oregon farms hosts “goat yoga” classes

Albany, Ore. (KATU) — At the No Regrets Farm in Albany, amid the deep breathing, the posing, the downward dogs are some of world’s most unusual yoga partners.

Goat yoga fan Rachel Griebel said, “I think it speaks to us as Oregonians that we’re ready for the unusual and the real.”

“Even when they chew their cud they kind of go into a meditative state, and so it just seemed like it went well together,” Lainey Morse, the creator of Goat Yoga added. “Politics and war and how the world is right now. This is a great distraction.” Distractions these yoga enthusiasts find delightful.

“They’ve been running all over our mats, and they’ve been trying to eat the mats. It’s been so much fun. They love to be scratched and petted, so friendly. And they’ve been head butting and playing around, and it’s been so much fun to watch them, they’re really funny,” said one yoga enthusiast said,

And after just a month in operation, the idea’s a hit. There is already a waiting list of 500 people. And now, the possibility of a covered arena so these scenes of nifty Namaste could go year round.

“It’s a whimsical experience, there’s really no other way to describe it,” said goat yoga fan Jessica Ulassin.

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