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You have to be kidding; goat yoga is a thing in Vernon

The goats often interrupt the class.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Breeze Wellness
June 01, 2019 - 2:30 PM

VERNON - If you're getting bored with your regular yoga routine and don't mind something furry climbing on you while you're doing downward dog, why not try goat yoga.

Running twice a week throughout the summer, Coldstream yoga instructor and Breeze Wellness owner Jennifer Greenwood is bringing Goat Yoga to the Historic O'Keefe Ranch.

"It's honestly the most fun class I've ever led," Greenwood said. "You can not leave in a bad mood."

While yoga can often be very serious, goat yoga lightens things up, Greenwood said.

"(With yoga) you're thinking about posture, you're thinking about how far you can go, or your breath work, with the goats running around, you either get super good at focusing or you giggle a lot and laugher is super healing for the soul."

Don't mind the goats.
Don't mind the goats.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Breeze Wellness

A goat yoga class is much like a regular outdoor class, although Greenwood said she does avoid certain postures.

"I don't do postures lying down because they can really curious and put they little hooves on your chest or your abdomen and I don't want that for people," she said.

Those taking part in the class need to be prepared for attention from the goats.

"When you're doing downward facing dog, they'll put their hoofs on the back of someone because they like to climb, or you'll be doing forward fold and they'll come and sit on the front of your mat," she said. "They are distracting, but in a really fun, everybody has a good laugh kind of way."

Greenwood describes the dwarf Himalayan goats as tiny, cute and curious.

Goat Yoga runs every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Historic O'Keefe Ranch north of Vernon.

For more information and to book a class go here.

Goat Yoga.
Goat Yoga.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Breeze Wellness

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