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I Finally Tried Yoga...But With Goats!

An amazing experience that everyone needs to try at least once.

I Finally Tried Yoga...But With Goats!

So I'm not the type of person who takes group fitness classes. Or any fitness classes for that matter. When I exercise, I prefer to get lost in my headphones and zone out the rest of the world. In all honesty, I'm a total introvert and a little too independent for my own good sometimes. Not to mention, group fitness has always intimidated me. What if I sweat profusely? What if I can't keep up with everyone else? What if I barf all over the person next to me?! (The catastrophic list goes on and on).

Well, that all changed over the summer whenever I decided to take my first yoga class. I've always been very into holistic healing and after reading about all of the anti-stress benefits that yoga has, I was sold!

I remember scrolling aimlessly on Facebook when I stumbled upon a nearby yoga event. The wannabe yogi inside of me shrieked with excitement. I eagerly clicked on the event and also noticed that all proceeds would be going to charity *double shriek of excitement*. Who doesn't love a good cause? As I read more, I noticed that there was one catch...it was GOAT YOGA! My inner animal lover also started shrieking. This day just kept getting better and better.

If you live in the Tampa area, you've probably seen or heard of goat yoga through Facebook, Instagram or even Twitter. It's called the Grady Goat Foundation and is growing more and more in popularity. To read more about the amazing foundation, feel free to click here.

Fast forward to the morning of my yoga session. I made a quick pit stop at Wal-Mart to pick up a yoga mat. Seeing as how it was my first time doing yoga, I was totally unprepared! About $20 later, I was ready to conquer and carry the world on my back! Or should I say goats?

As I arrived on the beautiful ranch, I made my way over to a cozy hay-filled barn tucked away under large trees to the left of the property. My experience from start to finish was absolutely amazing. Any fear that I had about group fitness was completely wiped away as soon as the friendly goats trotted their way over to greet everyone. The best part is that you don't even have to be experienced in yoga. The staff encourages you to sit down on your mat and just interact with the goats if you want to. I highly recommend this experience to anyone and well, I'll let the photos and videos do the talking.


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