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When Will the Original Goat Yoga Network Resume?

Good question! We see a lot of goat yoga events resuming across the country since most states have started opening back up in some capacity. This is against any advice from scientists and healthcare professionals. Yet, the economy is taking a hard hit, so everyone is rushing back into it, regardless of any advice from […]

CDC Sets New Guidelines For Animals

When I started Goat Yoga, it was meant to be a therapy for humans, giving them a happy distraction from life’s stressors. The concept quickly took hold all over the world as people realized the therapeutic qualities of goats, animals and nature. It was an easy business concept, which made it spread like wildfire with […]

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 […]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Original Goat Yoga

Dear Goat Yogi’s: With the growing public health concern about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that our main concern is for the health and safety of our participants, staff, and their families. We are watching closely and monitoring CDC guidelines to ensure we are following all protocol and prevention recommendations regarding […]

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 […]

20 Bridal Shower Ideas That’ll Make Any Bride’s Party Perfect

Between lavish bachelorette parties and multi-day wedding celebrations, it’s easy to forget about the customary bridal shower. And while the typical bridal shower is hardly as exciting as the rest of the wedding festivities, there are ways to liven things up so the main event isn’t opening presents at your future mother-in-law’s house. Whether you’re a beaming bride or […]

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 […]

Do What You Love or Follow The Money

Growing up, I had a good understanding of the value of money. My middle class parents always made my family feel we would never go without. They also instilled in me that it takes hard work to make money. It was this combination that led me to believe that if I work hard enough at […]

GOAT YOGA IN RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT

MEET THE OREGON FARM THAT SPECIALIZES IN GOAT YOGA Teaching goats to do yoga would be a feat. I imagine it would be a bit of a cash cow, also, with farmers lining up to get limber and relaxed goats. But at the Oregon farm that offers goat yoga classes, it’s not the goats exercising […]

5 Exciting And Unusual Fitness Classes To Inspire Your 2020 Work Out

Bored of barbells? Sick of sprints? Pounding the treadmill in the gym day after day isn’t for everyone, especially in January where the real workout is jostling for a coveted position on the equipment or in a class. With so many of us vowing to up our fitness game at this time of year, getting […]