With that disclaimer and an obligatory goat pun out of the way, we can get on with the fun stuff. Goat yoga is a blast, and it’s exactly what the name implies. You do yoga while goats wander around doing, well, goat things.
You can’t help but smile. The goats are ridiculously adorable.
“I liked that they climbed around and gave kisses and tried to be near everyone,” said Shelby Bassetti, after attending her first goat yoga class at Pampered Pup Luxury Resort in Millville this month. “If you ever thought about trying it, just do it. You’ll love it.”
These aren’t your typical barnyard goats, mind you. They’re on the smaller side.
And don’t be surprised if your downward dog pose encourages an upward goat. Goats, after all, love to climb.
“Each class is totally different because the goats are always different,” said Tracey Morgado, the yoga instructor who led the recent class at Pampered Pup. “They have their own tendencies, personalities and dynamics. As someone taking the class, though, you have to be tolerant of animals and their functions.”
The goats are pretty playful and don’t shy away from contact from each other, or people.