Yes, Virginia, Goat Yoga Is A Real Thing (VIDEO)

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Have you ever had one of those moments where you ask yourself, “Why can’t I come up with an easy, original idea that makes a ton of money?”

Unfortunately for you, you were not the person who came up with the idea of goat yoga.

Yes, goat yoga is a real thing.

A woman named Lainey Morse of Albany, Oregon, owns a small goat farm. She calls the farm, “No Regrets,” in reference to her impulsive move from Phoenix to Albany. The goats have free access around the farm, and wander through fields and gardens.

To make a little money, Morse was holding events on the pretty little farm. One day she hosted a child’s birthday party and struck up a conversation with one of the Moms. The woman happened to be a yoga instructor and she mentioned that the farm would be a lovely place to hold classes.

Morse agreed, but added:

 “The goats have to join in.”

And Goat Yoga was born.

Morse has always loved goats, which is why she owns eight of them. She also loves yoga, at least she loves it now that she has classes on the farm.

The goats wander in and out of the yoga classes, often nuzzling up to the students. Morse knows how heartwarming it can be to snuggle with a goat.

“I would come home every day and spend time with my goats, and it was so therapeutic for me. It’s hard to be sad and depressed when there’s baby goats jumping on you.”

Predictably enough, the goat yoga classes became hugely popular. Morse has a waiting list of 1,200 people per day. And that list is growing.

Now what fabulously whimsical idea can you think of?

Featured image by Jessi Swick via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)

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