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Goat Yoga: G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time)

This yoga trend is the G.O.A.T (Greatest of all time). Laugh through that downward dog with a goat on your back.

What began as a peaceful morning of yoga in the green fields of Black Prong Equestrian Center quickly turned into a chaotic frenzy of laughter.

“Release the krakens,” said yoga instructor, Melissa Montilla.

And with that, about 20 goats less than a year old gently stampeded into the pen, running and jumping across backs and bottoms of participants, in search of treats.

Goat yoga is an emerging fitness trend where small goats nibble, jump, climb and snuggle while students stretch and breathe into yoga poses.

“We play and have a good time here,” Montilla said. “I tend to not be hung up on a lot of the yoga protocol.”

The goats are a welcomed distraction, bringing joy, laughter, and gentle back massages as they hop playfully across your downward dog.

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