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Goat Yoga’ Classes Are Now Selling Out Across the Country- Money Magazine

No kidding: The new goat yoga craze is selling out classes everywhere from Ohio to Arizona. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the adorable concept—in which participants practice yoga while tiny goats amble around and sometimes cuddle with them, or hop on their backs—was born in Oregon. It was the brainchild of a freelance photographer and farm owner named Lainey Morse, […]

The Latest from Oregon…Yoga with Goats!

In November, she quit a corporate job she loved to manage the business full-time. If that sounds like a living encapsulation of the popular Twitter hashtag #FollowYourBliss, perhaps it is, but it’s how Morse has always conducted her life — and how the practice came to exist in the first place. Ten years ago, the […]

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

How far will this trend go? Well, we’re already seeing goat yoga and cow cuddling — so pretty far! People are paying good money to do downward dog poses while being trod on by baby goats or to lounge in a pasture with their arms around a cow. Physical touch + unconditional love + an […]

The Top Fitness Trends to Power You Through 2020

2020 brings a new year and a new decade of wellness. Over the last few years, we’ve seen people embrace health and wellness more than ever before, including everything from mainstays like running and weight training to the slightly new age-y and abstract (goat yoga anyone?). And just like Flo Jo, the fitness industry has no signs of slowing […]

Health Benefits of Goat Yoga

What Are the Health and Wellness Benefits of Goat Yoga?!! We all know by now that yoga is a great way to exercise—especially for those of us who want to be more relaxed and learn how to seek inner peace. The latest craze in novelty yoga practices is goat yoga, which may come as a […]

OPB Checks in on Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga’s Rise From Oregon Experiment To Internet Sensation!! In late 2016, Corvallis resident Lainey Morse found out what it’s like to go viral. Morse is the founder of Goat Yoga. (It’s yoga — with goats.) She started it on her picturesque Oregon farm when a friend who taught yoga asked to hold a class […]

How to Raise a Healthy and Happy Goat

Goats have rapidly become one of the most popular animals in the United States, and it is easy to see why – they are adorable, loving, smart, and their curiosity lends itself to some hilarious antics. Because of this, many people are now looking to adopt goats as pets, which is great! But as with […]

The Pet Effect

The Health Benefits Are Real!! There’s something mysterious between us and our pets. It’s more than love and loyalty—every year, scientists learn more about the effect pets have on our own physiology. From slowing down our heart rates to preventing heart disease, allergies and depression, The Pet Effect is real. Read More

How Goat Therapy Can Help with Stress, Illness & Depression

GOAT Therapy to the Rescue!! Research indicates that interaction with therapy animals can temporarily affect the release of various neurotransmitters in the brain. Oxytocin levels (linked with bonding) and dopamine levels (involved in the reward-motivation system) are increased, while cortisol levels (an immunosuppressant associated with stress) are decreased. All of which are very beneficial to […]

Some of the Most Unique Therapy Animals

We’ve all heard of therapy dogs. They can be found all over: in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, and even libraries. Our goats work as therapy animals by providing affection when they snuggle and stretch during Goat Yoga. Dogs and goats aren’t the only animals who work as therapy animals, though. There is a diverse menagerie […]