A lot of people really like yoga. It’s healthy and challenging but also relaxing and meditative. It’s a solid activity.
But some people don’t like yoga. They think it’s kind of dull, lacking any sense of adventure. And to those people, the good folks at No Regrets Farm in Albany, Oregon have a simple answer: goats.
Those goats walk through the class, blending farm animal with asana. In August, Lainey Morse, owner of No Regrets Farm in Albany where the class takes place, told us, “My goats are very social and friendly animals and love to interact with people.”
“Animals are known to have so many health benefits for humans as well,” she added, “so the mix of goats and yoga seemed to fit.”
So this is a ridiculous idea that we can laugh about here but that no one would ever actually sign up for, right?
Well no, actually goat yoga has a waiting list of 900 people, according to The Oregonian. Meanwhile, founder Lainey Morse is reportedly working with Oregon State University about bringing the program to the school’s campus and is also hoping to install “Sunset Goat Yoga & Wine Tasting” at a local vineyard.
This video from “60 Second Docs” (which prompted a surge in the waiting list) gives you a sense of what goat yoga is all about. Basically, people doing yoga while goats get in the way.
Hey, it definitely makes yoga more interesting.