Goat Yoga…it’s a thing
You might be like me and think that “goat yoga” just sounds way too ridiculous to even exist. But exist it does, and it is WILDLY popular. It is held 3 times a week in Gilbert…though the location isn’t disclosed until the day before. My guess is to keep people from coming just to watch! It is held on a Gilbert resident’s acreage, and she is also the owner of the goats. Each class holds 80-100 participants, so you won’t be alone!
Yep, that is goat poop. Right next to my yoga mat. Which I didn’t think was that big of a deal, but when you aren’t experienced in yoga (at all…it was my first yoga class ever) you might fall off your mat, and your hand might land right in this poop. Luckily the class seemed made for beginners so I wasn’t poopified.
It was a cloudy day, and high was 74…meaning at 10am when this class took place it was upper 60’s. Weather was perfect, and I was really glad for a rare cloudy day here in AZ. I think an hour out in the sun, even when temps are good, would be difficult.
Who goes to Goat Yoga?
Well, as you can see, there were a LOT of people there…but a few interesting things caught my attention. One, people drove up to an hour to make the class today. There were even out of state visitors that signed up and made it a highlight of their Arizona adventure. We met a couple of ladies that had walked over from the nearby neighborhood…but it was also their first time. There was a high school class there as well from nearby Perry High School. An AP Art class was researching spirit animals for their next project, and the goats and the yoga fit in to their research. Lots of laughing, lots of chatting, and unusual amount of friendliness was seen in my opinion. People were so thrilled to be with the goats, and especially around the baby goats that we were all friends.
Was the $10 I spent for the class worth it? Absolutely. Would I do it again? Maybe. I certainly had a good time….but I am not so in love with goats that I would go to a yoga class just to hang with them. I loved the instructor, she was sweet and warm, and the women helping with the goats, and the photographer were great too. The goats were dressed up with all kinds of cute stuff to make the photo ops even better. All photos are supposed to be emailed to us in a couple of days, free of charge, though you can donate to the photographer who is an ASU student. The group yoga moves were fun, and the goats running along our backs was funny too. Check out the video below that shows some of the highlights.
You can follow the Gilbert’s Goat Yoga Page on Facebook HERE. If you want your very own Goat Yoga t-shirt that will cost you $20. Maybe I will see you next time!