We're Not Kidding: Goat Yoga Is A Thing & We Couldn't Be Happier

By Allegra Ringo

You know when you're doing yoga, but you feel there's something missing, and you realize that something is goats? It's a tale that has plagued mankind since the very beginning. But it is a tale that will be told no more, because deep in the mountains of Oregon (where else?), there exists Goat Yoga.

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Goat Yoga is exactly what it sounds like: a retreat where you do yoga surrounded by cute goats. Their website describes Goat Yoga as "the breathtaking, smile-inducing fitness trend sweeping the nation since 2016."

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These goats are therapy animals, which means they are trained to "provide affection and comfort to people who need it." This can include individuals with depression, PTSD, or a history of trauma.

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However, you don't need a diagnosis to hang out with the goats. Anyone who wants to reduce their stress/ hang out with goats all day is welcome.

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Goat Yoga is the brainchild of Lainey Morse. Morse works full-time on Goat Yoga as well as her other business, Your Daily Goat, which, according to their website, "offers a wide array of everything goat."

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The Goat Yoga farm is home to dozens of goats, all of whom have excellent names, like Ansel, Romeo and Fabio, and Annie Goatley (my personal favorite).

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All the goats were chosen for Goat Yoga because of their friendly disposition and love of human affection.

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Past Goat Yoga participants claim they found the practice very therapeutic.

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If Goat Yoga appeals to you, sign up for their waiting list.

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And while you're waiting, check out their many amazing photos, both on their website and their Instagram. You won't regret it.

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