Sh*t Just Goat Real!
You may have been scrolling through social media and seen a picture or video of someone doing yoga with a goat. Or better yet a few goats! Let me be the first to tell you that it’s a real thing. I tried goat yoga once a few years ago and decided to go back for another class. I remembered that I had a great time and I figured that I would add this to my self care routine this weekend.
The class can be booked online (https://www.tomballgoatyago.com/) and you will need to bring a yoga mat with you. Don’t forget to bring some water and your phone for pictures. Be advised that this class can be held underneath a covered area so the weather won’t play a factor in your experience or if the weather is nice it can be held outside in the open area. Some goat yoga experiences are held outside only so doing it at this location is a bonus!
Once everyone is checked in and set up in their desired space, the goats are released into the enclosed area where the class will be held and then the fun really starts. These goats are miniature breeds and weigh between 25 and 50 pounds when they are fully grown. While you are following instruction from the yoga instructor the goats will make their way around from person to person. These goats are very personable and they have no concept of personal space but that’s the whole point right? The goats will climb on your back while you are in a pose, lay on your mat or fall asleep in your arms while you cuddle them.
The class consist of 45 minutes of beginner-friendly Hatha (traditional) yoga and then the class concludes with 30 minutes of cuddles, photo ops, and individual pose practicing. Goat yoga was founded to bring joy to people. And this is, in my opinion, the best part of the experience.
If you’re looking for something different to do on the weekend you should give this a try.
Regularly scheduled goat yoga sessions are held on Friday and Saturday afternoons and they are $25. Saturdays are reserved for private goat yoga sessions and private events.
FYI~ The goats will poop any and every where. This includes your yoga mat! Their poop is like little chocolate skittles so it’s not messy but they are so darn cute that I’m sure it won’t bother you too much.