Move over kitten yoga. Now there’s goat yoga.
Iris Mind + Body, a yoga studio in Cedar Grove, partners with Totes Goats LLC, a New Jersey based goat yoga and traveling petting farm to bring in and help care for the animals.
Goats are known to lower stress levels of participants and help soothe anxiety. The animals roam freely around the class while guests practice on their mats, and sometimes will get on the participants backs when in certain poses.
Owners Kristin Broek and Taryn Lagonigro favor ‘out-of-the-box’ events to showcase how yoga is truly for everyone.
Their wildly popular “Goat Yoga” event helps take the intimidation factor out of practicing and offers the chance to try something new while being surrounded by adorable, peaceful animals.
The next Goat Yoga event is this Saturday, December 8, at 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. To learn more, visit www.irisstudiosnj.com