Magazine article Sunset

3 Spots to Sample (Yes) Goat Yoga

Magazine article Sunset

3 Spots to Sample (Yes) Goat Yoga

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BEST STRETCH

WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OR

Last August, Lainey Morse launched Goat Yoga (left; $45; goatyoga.net), which emphasizes happiness and laughter over concentration and form by taking the practice outdoors and introducing cute goats into the equation. "We were in the middle of the election [cycle], and people were sick of the negativity," Morse says. "This came at the perfect time; it's hard to take yourself too seriously when you're cuddling a goat." Morse launched a quirky yet appealing trend that draws newbies and pros alike. "It's less intimidating-the animals create a cheerful distraction," she says.

BERTHOUD, CO

At the family-run Just Kidding Acres, 19 baby goats roam freely during the small-group sessions hosted by Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga ($25; rockymountaingoat yoga.com). Cofounder Jim Naron says it's the billies' sociable and goofy personalities that people respond to most. …

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