Some yogis may find goats to be distracting, but others find their adorable presence calming.
NY Goat Yoga, a studio from upstate New York, will be in Brooklyn this month with a goat yoga pop-up. The studio is the very first goat yoga business in New York. Now, they’re bringing these cute goats down to 74 Ingraham Street for a fun spring pop-up.
For those wondering, goat yoga is just like regular yoga, except with friendly goats walking all around you. The classes will be taught by certified Yoga Instructors Kelly Morrissey or Vanessa Pellegrino, and will be designed for beginners so all are welcome to join! Their mission for the Brooklyn Pop-Up is:
“To teach yoga and to educate our students on the benefits and healing powers of human-animal connection. Goats are animated, curious, intuitive and gentle animals. They enjoy human interaction and not only connect with humans, but help humans connect with each other. Goat Yoga is also an example of reinvention and creativity used to sustain rural and farm life. Unfortunately, many New York farms go out of business every day, leaving the new generations of farm families facing reinvention or extinction. Goat Yoga is one of many creative ways new generations of farmers are bringing awareness to their farms and are able to sustain their lifestyle.”
The pop-up will offer 45-minute classes of 40 people at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 17 through June 12. The goats will be in diapers, so you don’t have to worry about any potential messes on your mats. Classes are likely to fill up quickly, so make sure to sign up here on the earlier side to secure a spot!
featured image source: Instagram / NYGoatYoga