Downward dog meet jumping goat: Goats invade yoga classes


BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) Downward dog meets jumping goat.

Yoga classes have popped up across the nation that include the playful goats.

At a recent class at Oak Hollow Acres farm in Burlington, Wisconsin, Bear Foot Yoga Healing instructor Megan MacCarthy advised participants to worry less about testing their physical ability and more about sharing their hearts.

She also told them to take their child’s pose and “call it kid pose, maybe?”

One of the farm’s owners, Abigail Lippmann, said they’ve had 20 to 45 people come for each session, which includes 15 goats, since they started in June.

In Massachusetts, Sage Meadow Farm provided goats to Valley Hot Yoga in Easthampton. Farm co-owner Stan McCoy said 2,000 people tried to buy tickets for recent classes, which sold out in four seconds.