Do you enjoy doing yoga? Do you also enjoy being in the company of cute animals like baby goats and donkeys? If you answered yes to either of those questions, listen up, because the nation’s newest yoga craze has made its way to the Sacramento region. Yes, people, “goat yoga” is a real thing and if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense to surround yourself with animals while you stretch and get your zen on. According to a study published in 2005 in the British Medical Journal, playing with pets can raise levels of serotonin and dopamine, and decrease cortisol. Medical Daily has also previously reported that spending time with animals has been linked to having a healthier heart and might even combat things like diabetes and ADHD. You can’t argue with science! Luckily for us in the Sacramento area, GoatHouse Brewing Co. in Lincoln is now offering occasional “Farm Yoga” classes, with the next one taking place on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. “Baby goats will be bouncing around you to keep the flow and sequence delightful,” GoatHouse wrote on their Facebook page. “Rory the donkey may lean in to enhance a stretch and enjoy a neck rub. Breathe in and experience the serenity and purity of love the animals have to offer.” The class is $40 and that includes a cold beverage at the end of the yoga session. Sign up early, space is limited! Visit Facebook.com/goathousebrewing for more info, or go to Eventbrite.com and search for “Farm Yoga @ GoatHouse Brewing” to buy tickets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or call them at (916) 740-9100.
EDITOR’S UPDATE 7/12/17: This event is now sold-out! Keep an eye on GoatHouse Brewing’s Facebook page for more Farm Yoga classes to be announced!
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 13 of issue #243 (July 3 – 17, 2017)**