Goat yoga classes taught at U.P. State Fair

Published: Aug. 16, 2019 at 5:06 PM EDT
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Plenty of U.P. State Fair goers had a once in a lifetime experience Friday night; a goat yoga experience. The founder of goat yoga was on hand, with instructors from Anytime Fitness of Escanaba, leading goat yoga classes.

During goat yoga, practitioners simply do yoga while goats frolic around them. It's been described as a fun, therapeutic experience.

“It makes you disconnect from stress and focus on happiness, because they're just funny animals, and they're calm,” said Lainey Morse, founder of goat yoga. “So they make you calm when you're around them.”

Classes ran every half hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and cost just $25. Proceeds from goat yoga went to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They hope to be able to raise $8,000 to send four children with muscular dystrophy to summer camp in Wisconsin next year.