This Woman Holds Goat Yoga Classes at Her Farm in Oregon

Posted by Paige Cerulli
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All images courtesy of Lainey Morse via Your Daily Goat/Facebook

If you're into yoga, or just like spending time on the farm, then you might need to give goat yoga a try. 

We've heard of hot yoga. We've heard of prenatal yoga. And we've even heard of horse yoga. But goat yoga? Yes, it exists, and it's become quite the success for a farm owner in Oregon.

Sometimes it pays off to think outside the box, and that's just what Lainey Morse did when she came up with the idea for goat yoga. Morse, who owns No Regrets Farm in Willamette Valley, Oregon, has Nigerian goats and pygmy goats, along with one Boer goat.

Morse sometimes hosts events at her farm, and during a children's birthday party, a parent at the party just happened to also be a yoga instructor. The parent suggested that the farm would be a great place for a yoga class, thanks to its beautiful scenery.

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Morse discovered that goat yoga proved to be a successful class. Now, this class isn't yoga for goats. Rather, the class is held in a field at the farm while goats, and even chickens and a barn cat, wander about freely.

Participants are led by an instructor, but the friendly goats are happy to be stroked and stick by the class. The goats themselves have their own meditative effect - if you've ever seen a goat chew its cud and completely relax, you'll understand that goats are masters of their own type of yoga.

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The first goat yoga class that Morse had was well-attended. Some participants even traveled over 100 miles to take part in the class. More has two more classes scheduled on September 10th and September 24th.

Think she's hit on the next big trend in yoga? You never know!

All images courtesy of Lainey Morse via Your Daily Goat/Facebook

This Woman Holds Goat Yoga Classes at Her Farm in Oregon