Goat Yoga or GOAT Yoga?
Hot yoga is nice, but goat yoga is the Greatest Of All Time. This week's #SMI takes you inside the latest trend and explores how it's starting something good in the region!
Goat yoga has been making an impression across the west coast for the last few years, and slowly but surely, it made its way to the 'Burgh. And we should all be *thrilled* because it turns out goats are literally the GOAT. It's undeniable. If you don't believe me, snuggle up with a pygmy kid (baby goat) at Potential Farm and try telling me that it's not the cutest thing you've ever seen.
It might look like the farm is 50 miles away from Pittsburgh in a secluded area up North, but think again. The home of Have U Herd Goatscaping (we'll get to that in a minute) the farm is actually in Bridgeville , right up the road from Trader Jack's Flea Market. If you've never heard of Trader Jack's, ask your dad. He's been there.
Have U Herd has partnered up with Jen's Yoga Zen, a local yogi with experience incorporating animals into yoga practice, to bring us this therapeutic, relaxing snuggle-fest. Plus, they're starting something good by donating proceeds from each event to a different charity, like Animal Friends and Hello Bully.
But when the goats (who each have their own names and personalities) aren't bouncing around a sea of people in down-dog, they're using their big appetites to help homeowners and businesses get rid of invasive species in the greenest way imaginable. Yeah, you can actually *rent* goats to eat the poison ivy in your yard.
Check out a list of upcoming events , and let us know why you're excited to try goat yoga for yourself.
Video by Ryan Bergman.