This weekend I tried something new – goat yoga. It was fantastic.
The class was put on by Megan at Red Wagon Goats. Her and her partner own a goat landscaping company and Megan is also a yoga instructor. I love goats and I really enjoy yoga, so I jumped at the chance to take the class.
As I’d expected, the class was a mix of chaos and humor. If you love snuggling baby goats with some yoga on the side, this class is for you. Anyone seeking a serious yoga class would probably be annoyed.
During the class, one of the babies came up and started chewing on my hair. Then he nuzzled me, looked into my eyes, and bit my nose. He was so little that it didn’t hurt, and he was so cute and cuddly, I wouldn’t have cared if it did.
I don’t know the last time I laughed so hard. Trying to do serious yoga poses while a herd of goats roams around the mats requires a level of concentration I don’t have. They tried to eat everything, chased each other around, one kept sneezing, and a few laid down on the mats. The babies tried to snuggle with everyone. Miraculously, some yoga was actually accomplished.
Goat yoga surpassed all my expectations. Yes, it was chaotic. Yes, laying down in corpse pose while goats run by might have been a bit nerve-wracking, but I left the class with a huge smile on my face and a feeling of pure happiness. I wish I’d also left with one of the baby goats tucked under my arm.