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An unusual form of animal-assisted therapy sprang from tough times. In 2016, Oregon resident Lainey Morse was coping with an autoimmune disease and a divorce while working a demanding corporate job. Her saving grace: sitting in the barn or fields on her ranch and spending time with her pet goats, including a Nigerian Dwarf goat […]

When you hear the term “goat yoga” what comes to mind? Is it of you happily posing in downward dog in a field surrounded by goats? If it is, then you are spot on and have envisioned exactly what this term describes. Goat yoga is one of the many yoga trends that appears to be […]

People Often Ask…”Why Goats and not Bunnies or…?” If you’ve never been around a therapy goat before, the instant you are, you feel a sense of calm. The way they walk, the way they graze, the way they look into your eyes and oddly enough…the way they chew their cud. It’s very methodical, like they […]

When I first heard about Goat Yoga, I thought, as I imagine most people do, that it sounded like a fun and silly novelty experience. It wasn’t until I tried a class at Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay, California, that I understood how this was more than an Instagram-able fitness class and really an experience […]

Lainey Morse, Founder of the Goat Yoga phenomenon that spanned the globe in 2016, continues to license her brand to rural farms across the country. Lainey’s business idea started in Oregon in 2016 and now they estimate there are over five-hundred goat yoga businesses all over the world creating a five-million-dollar industry.⇒READ MORE⇐

What are therapy goats, and what should you know before acquiring or trying to raise them?  Lainey Morse, founder of the Original Goat Yoga, says goats are the perfect therapy animal. “Their characteristics are calm, and so when you are around them it’s hard to have anxiety or stress because you seem to take on […]

COOL JOB ALERT! Do You Love Goats? Are You A Yoga Teacher Looking for A New Amazing Opportunity? Original Goat Yoga of the greater SF and Monterey Bay areas is hiring a live in yoga teacher who is also competent in customer service, service industry skills and willing to do part time ranch hand work. […]

Oftentimes, the journey to our true calling is winding and unexpected. Take Lainey Morse, who went from office manager to creator of the viral trend, Goat Yoga, thanks to her natural affinity for goats and throwing parties. Back in 2015, Lainey bought a farm in Oregon and got her first goats who she named Ansel and […]

Thanks to their small size and friendly nature, pygmy and Nigerian dwarf goats have become the participants of choice for goat yoga, a trend that’s gained popularity for several years. They are friendly and comfortable around people, says Winchell. They also like to stand on tables, so the young ones also like to hop on […]

Lainey Morse- Founder of Goat Yoga

“Be a good listener. Many people are not really listening and already thinking about what they are going to reply. This not a good way to communicate and can really be annoying. I found myself doing this all the time and it was not until running my own business that I realized how rude and […]

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