Goat yoga hops down to Shreveport

Goat Yoga hops into Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A blossoming trend for yogis everywhere has made its way to Northwest Louisiana — goat yoga.

That's right, goat yoga.

Goat yoga is exactly what it sounds like. It's a standard yoga class but packed with adorable baby goats who are free to nibble, hop and brush up against participants.

For local yoga instructor Quinn Strong, this is the class of a lifetime.

"We're doing it with female baby goats, so they're all very small and they have these big personalities they're just waiting to share," Strong said.

Saturday's first class sold out. Strong said she's not surprised.

"When you see their little faces, you can't help but smile," Strong said. "It's just that laughter part of it and just bringing that aspect of animal therapy and yoga together with the cutest little animals imaginable."

Melody Polk can confidently check an item off her bucket list.

"Okay, I'll be honest, I've always wanted to try this," Polk said. "When they jump on you, it makes you forget about everything around you and there's a goat on your back, like what are you supposed to do?"

Strong said due to an overwhelming popularity, goat yoga courses will be held monthly at Jubilee Zoo. The next course is on July 14.

"They're very social animals and they love people and people are drawn to them," Strong said. "Naturally, it just makes sense to get people and goats together."

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