Goat Yoga: The Fitness Trend You Have to Try

A trend too adorable to pass up, the A Healthier Michigan team recently decided to try out goat yoga by spending a morning at City Girls Farm in Pontiac, Mich.

Amy McIntire, co-owner of City Girls, adheres to a “whole goat” philosophy, meaning the goats she raises work hard for their keep.

Besides generating happiness for humans during goat yoga sessions, the goats can be booked for conservation grazing sessions. McIntire will load them up and bring them right to your lawn to munch, cut, prune and get rid of weeds such as poison ivy and poison oak.

City Girls Farm also sells handmade soaps, lotions and bath products made from fresh goat’s milk.

Goat yoga was an interesting experience, filled with laughs. It’s not a traditional yoga session, but it’s not supposed to be. If funny moments, breathing deeply and petting soft pet-like goats sounds like your idea of a good time, you should definitely try it. The combination allows you to let loose for an hour and just be in the moment.

If you’d like to try goat yoga for yourself, McIntire’s goats are ready for you. Check the company’s website for dates and times of upcoming classes.

City Girls Farm is based out of Goldner Walsh Garden and Home, which also hosts out-of-the ordinary events worth checking out if you get a chance.


Have you tried goat yoga or another creative yoga class? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Okay, this really is new to me. I liked the idea of “cat yoga” from another article, but this is truly strange and funny 😀 We actually do have a bunch a goats around here, so I might just have to try this myself ^^

    Sophia <3

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