If you’re a yoga fanatic, you’ve probably herd NamastHay Goat Yoga is back from the barn for their spring edition. But for those of you that haven’t, you’re in for a real treat, especially if you dig animals or the yoga scene.
It’s basically the best of both worlds and the perfect compliment to your cat-cow.
Where the grass is greener
The goats have been anxious to get back to work—they maintain grassy areas on treacherous Pittsburgh hillsides in the warmer months—but now they’re ready to chill. You’ll be downward dogging and saluting the sun in the middle of a field at Potential Farm in Presto, PA (near Bridgeville), really the best place to chill with goats.
What do goats have to do with yoga? Not much of anything. But animals make everything better, so why not? We guess you could thank Jen’s Zen Yoga and Have U Herd Goatscaping for giving us the experience.
While you are getting down with your flow, these dwarf goats will be the best workout buddies you’ve ever had. Or maybe the best distraction. Don’t be afraid to give them a pet, or mentally wander off from class (and life) if they come your way. They love to play!
Classes begin at 2pm on Saturday, May 18 and will last about an hour. It’s a BYOM event, and you might want to bring a towel to keep the goats from nibbling your mat. Admission is $20 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities in Beaver and Allegheny County. Plus, kiddos between 4–10 are admitted free with a paid adult.
All the extra things
If you love your NamastHay experience (and we know you will), there will be a second event offered on Saturday, June 1. And because we know you’re wondering: both classes will have a port-a-potty on site and plenty of vendors and gear — tons of goat gear.
We promise you’ll leave feeling like a kid again (that’s a goat joke), relaxed, and maybe with a few new friends (two-legged and four-legged)!
Fitt Tip: sources tell us that the heard of pygmy goats grew over the winter! Come meet the whole family.