PHOTOS | Goat Yoga: The new fitness trend

Updated On Jun 15, 2017 04:29 PM IST
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Kristen Reyes struggling to maintain her concentration as a baby goat gets close during a ‘Goat Yoga’ class organized by Lavenderwood Farm in Thousand Oaks, California. The latest fitness craze sweeping the United States, where young and old are lining up for the popular classes that leave participants not only saying ‘namaste’ but also in stitches. (Mark RALSTON / AF’)
Updated on Jun 15, 2017 04:29 PM IST

Kristen Reyes struggling to maintain her concentration as a baby goat gets close during a ‘Goat Yoga’ class organized by Lavenderwood Farm in Thousand Oaks, California. The latest fitness craze sweeping the United States, where young and old are lining up for the popular classes that leave participants not only saying ‘namaste’ but also in stitches. (Mark RALSTON / AF’)

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The new workouts taking place on farms across the country involve Nigerian Dwarf goats -- miniature goats of West African origin -- roaming about as yogis practice their exercise routines (Mark RALSTON / AFP)
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The new workouts taking place on farms across the country involve Nigerian Dwarf goats -- miniature goats of West African origin -- roaming about as yogis practice their exercise routines (Mark RALSTON / AFP)

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Several of the students say, ‘ practising yoga with goats is an experience similar to playing with a pet, which has clinically been proven to relieve stress and improve well-being. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2017 04:29 PM IST

Several of the students say, ‘ practising yoga with goats is an experience similar to playing with a pet, which has clinically been proven to relieve stress and improve well-being. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)

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A woman struggles to maintain her concentration as a baby goat gets close during a ‘Goat Yoga’ class. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2017 04:29 PM IST

A woman struggles to maintain her concentration as a baby goat gets close during a ‘Goat Yoga’ class. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)

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‘All animals are therapeutic but there is something about these goats that is just incredible. You can be in a child’s pose position and the next thing you know, you don’t want to get up because there is a goat on your back. If there’s anything these goats allow you to be it’s conscious.’, said Lana. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2017 04:29 PM IST

‘All animals are therapeutic but there is something about these goats that is just incredible. You can be in a child’s pose position and the next thing you know, you don’t want to get up because there is a goat on your back. If there’s anything these goats allow you to be it’s conscious.’, said Lana. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)

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Yoga instructor Meridith Lana teaching her students yoga at Lavenderwood Farm in Thousand Oaks. (AFP)
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Yoga instructor Meridith Lana teaching her students yoga at Lavenderwood Farm in Thousand Oaks. (AFP)

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Several of her students said while the goats did admittedly get in the way of the yoga stretches and poses, they were a welcome distraction that had everyone giggling and vowing to come back for more. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2017 04:29 PM IST

Several of her students said while the goats did admittedly get in the way of the yoga stretches and poses, they were a welcome distraction that had everyone giggling and vowing to come back for more. (AFP)

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Lily Reel struggling to maintain her concentration during a Yoga’ class. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)
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Lily Reel struggling to maintain her concentration during a Yoga’ class. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)

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Danette McReynolds, whose family owns the goats, said she decided to host the classes to raise money for her 16-year-old daughter and a friend who are planning to showcase the animals at a farm show in Wisconsin this summer. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2017 04:29 PM IST

Danette McReynolds, whose family owns the goats, said she decided to host the classes to raise money for her 16-year-old daughter and a friend who are planning to showcase the animals at a farm show in Wisconsin this summer. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)

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Baby goats resting during ‘Goat Yoga’ class organized by Lavenderwood Farm. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2017 04:29 PM IST

Baby goats resting during ‘Goat Yoga’ class organized by Lavenderwood Farm. (Mark RALSTON / AFP)

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