The Goat Yoga Trend Everyone’s Obsessed With
The Goat Yoga Trend Everyone’s Obsessed With
As a dedicated pet site, it behooves us to stay on top of all the latest animal trends. In this case, "behoove" isn't a figure of speech. The latest fitness craze is wild, wonderful and has four hooves: goat yoga.
We know you're thinking, "What the heck is that?" But it's exactly what it sounds like. It's traditional yoga, except a yoga teacher is leading a class outside in the grass with a bunch of outgoing goats. Typically, the goats are kids because you don't want a goat that's more than 30 pounds climbing on top of you, right?
To see exactly what we're talking about, here's a preview of the goat yoga experience, which usually takes place on a farm. We can't wait to try it. Can you?
Goat Yoga All Starts With These Guys
Obviously, goat yoga wouldn't be a thing without goats.
Seriously, Look at This Face
And That Nose
Do you think booping goat snoots is allowed?
In Case You Didn’t Know, Goats Are Pretty Huggable
The hugs are pure chaos, but that's all part of the fun.
And Also Festive If You Try Goat Yoga During the Holidays
When You Arrive to Try Out Goat Yoga, Friendly Greetings Are to Be Expected
Parking enforcement is shorter than we remember.
Getting To Know the Goats Is Step No. 2
Nice to meet you.
Fortunately, They’re Not Shy
Goats Are Surprisingly Willing to Partake in Selfies
That awkward moment when the goat is the most photogenic of the bunch.
After Introductions, the Goat Yoga Fun Begins
Like We Said, Goats Aren’t Even Remotely Shy
We never thought we'd pay to be stepped on, but here we are.
They’re Happy to Try Out New Yoga Poses
Try not to drop the goats, but fortunately, they're pretty good at landing on their feet.
And Offering Free Back Massages Is Their Favorite
See? It’s So Much Cheaper Than a Trip to the Chiropractor
And Chiropractors Aren’t Nearly as Good at Snuggling
Seriously, don't try to hold your chiropractor like this. Otherwise, you'll be looking for a new one soon.
Just When We Thought Goat Yoga Couldn’t Get Any Cuter, Baby Goats Hit the Scene
Most goats used in goat yoga are pygmy goats, which are smaller than regular goats. These goat kids are even tinier (and cuter) than usual.
Balancing With a Goat on Your Back Is Harder Than It Looks
Engage. Your Core.
But You Can Always Choose an Easy Pose if You’re Nervous
"Maaaaa'aam. Are you breathing? Don't forget to breathe."
There’s a Chance You Might End Up the Butt of a Joke
Or a Guest at an Unconventional Dinner Party
You can never get too much fiber.
Honestly, These Guys Are Way Cuter Than Most Tinder Dates
He's not even posing with a fish.
Stressed-Out Participants Are Welcome to Just Hang Out With the Goats
And Post-Goat Yoga Photo Shoots Are Encouraged
If This View Doesn’t Strike You as Relaxing, Goat Yoga May Not Be for You
For Everyone Else, It’s a Perfect Way to Restore Baaaa-lance
So much cheaper than therapy.
Seriously, Who Wouldn’t Want To Try This?
Did We Mention Goats Like to Be Held Like Babies?
We're not crying, you're crying.
Goat Yoga Is Huge on the West Coast
It's a thing that started in 2016 on a farm in Oregon and has since expanded to several locations throughout the U.S. — and we're not mad about it.
It’s Not Surprising, Honestly
Sunshine, Green Grass and Goats? Yes, Please.
If Napping Is More Your Speed, the Goats Will Gladly Join
They Might Even Use Your Hand as a Pillow
Who could resist giving this precious farm baby some love? And treats, if that's allowed.
There’s Also a Good Chance You’ll Turn Into a Diving Board
Idea: Goat. Olympics. You heard it here first.
Overall, Goat Yoga Is Usually Pretty Zen
Being Used as a Goat Bridge Is Meditative, Right?
The goat looks way more confident about this situation than the yogi.
If Goat Yoga Isn’t Your Thing, What About Unicorn Yoga?
Introverts, You Might Want To Sit This One Out
Because These Babies Do Not Understand Personal Space in the Slightest
Not That We Mind
Get out. This is too much.
Taking the Goats Home Is Strongly Discouraged, Yet Very Tempting
Goat Yoga in Your Own Yard Would Be Blissful
But Maybe Try It Out at a Farm Before Starting Your Own Herd
After All, Goat Yoga Can Get Pretty Intense
Anyone Who Isn’t Into Farm Animals Might Want to Sit This One Out
But You Can Totally Turn It Into an Intense Workout If You’re So Inclined
Be sure to have a spotter on hand for your first round of goat squats.
For Some Reason, Sheep Yoga Doesn’t Work as Well
Faceplanting Never Looked So Fun
Goat Yoga Isn’t Always Gentle
But We’re Definitely Going To Give It a Try