FAIRFIELD, NJ — After recently teaming up for fun-filled goat yoga sessions at Hardcore Hoops in Fairfield—where more than 35 kids filled the gym for a youth session with four live goats from Totes Goats LLC and more than 30 people attended an adult goat yoga class—local moms Kelly Winkler of Kidding Around Yoga and Michelle Trigazis of Dreaming Tree Yoga are already planning repeat events.
Adult and teen goat yoga classes will be held on Nov. 15 and a family goat yoga class will be held on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at Caldwell United Methodist Church.
"Yoga gives children a chance to increase body awareness, self regulation, and learn to stop and pause in a time when pressure and stress is increasing," said Kelly. "Adding the adorable and social goats brings such joy and laugther that it makes for a magical combination...Goats are very social animals and when they interact with people it gets people laughing and having a good time."
Tyler Morella, Goat Wrangler and owner of Totes Goats LLC, a fully customizable petting farm and goat yoga, added that goats add an extra aspect with both an inward and outward experience. According to Morella, goats add laughter, which he said is the best medicine and is a great mindful experience.
Totes Goats also shared fun anicdotes about goats, such as that they do not close their eyes and that their eyes are rectangular and can see 340 degrees.
Winkler and Trigazis also announced that they will be offering Puppy Yoga for teens and adults on Oct. 11 with puppies from 11th Hour Rescue that are currently up for adoption. There will not be adoptions the night of the yoga event.
Reservations for puppy yoga can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow @kiddingaroundyogawithkelly or @Dreaming_tree_yoga@Totesgoatsnj on Instagram to learn more.