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Why Goat Yoga is More Than Just a Fad

The happy distractions and joy provided by goats helped Original Goat Yoga’s founder cope with difficult times  Unexpectedly, goats were also the reason for goat yoga’s surprising longevity. The naysayers that predicted goat yoga would be a fad on par with pet rocks and mood rings have been more quiet after several years of goat […]

Spending time in nature reduces stress, research finds

New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress. The research, published Jan. 14 in Frontiers in Psychology, is part of a larger examination of “nature therapy” and aims to […]

How Animal Wellness Therapies are Taking Over New York State

From ‘rewilding yourself’ with wolves to yoga with goats, these upstate New York retreats use animals to help us connect with ourselves In 2017, Sharon Boustani and her husband received a gift from their children: two baby Nigerian dwarf goats. One week later, they already knew that two wasn’t enough. They filled their upstate New […]

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, […]

#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 […]

NPR Thinks 2019 Kept it Weird.

That said, it was also a year of inter-species peace and harmony, at least when it comes to yoga classes. You can get cat yoga, baby goat yoga, and just in time for the holidays, reindeer yoga. READ MORE

Wellness Trends that are Very Popular but Completely Unscientific

Since Goat Yoga started in 2016, we have been focused on the scientific aspect of Goat Therapy. We knew that we needed scientific back-up to support our claims. This is one of the reasons that The Goat Yoga Fund Non-Profit is gearing up. THE MISSION OF THE GOAT YOGA FUND Goat yoga participants frequently mention […]

Downward…Goat? Read How Lainey Morse is Changing the World Through Her Out-Of-The-Box Business Featuring Something You’d Least Expect.

Lainey Morse knows first-hand what it’s like to need an outlet to de-stress and get centered. She was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease three years ago that literally stopped her in her tracks: both physically and emotionally. She thought she would have to go on disability because some days she couldn’t even get out of […]

Universities Turn to GOAT YOGA!

College Students Nationwide Turn to Goat Yoga to DE-Stress!! Goat yoga is officially trending on college campuses nationwide. Dozens of universities from coast to coast have hosted goat yoga events this year, promising students a chance to unwind with the farm animals to help cope with the stresses of college life. Read More

Year of the Goat!

Life Lessons Learned from Actual Goats!! I don’t normally write on this subject, however since I have 3 goats who are central in my daily routine , I have a little bit of a different perspective of what composes the essential teachings of these darling, blissful and infuriating pack animals and what they are asking […]