As you know, I’ve been trying to experience new things in Dallas – so when I heard that there was something called “goat yoga” I knew I had to check it out!
They had a special weekday yoga session for Valentine’s Day, so I booked two spots for me and my friend Jenna since it was also her birthday.
This yoga was at a house in Richardson, a suburb just north of Dallas. Being at someone’s home made it feel really relaxing and fun. It didn’t feel super commercialized and I could tell the owners treated the goats just like their family pets, which I really liked.
We went in through the backyard gate, signed in and checked out the table of goodies to grab. Of course, there were complimentary yoga mats and towels (required for the mud-playing goats). They also offered bottled water and glow sticks since the sun would be setting by the end of the hour. Best and most importantly, there were cups and cups of goat feed!
After gathering our stuff, it was time to head to the yard and make some new furry friends. Immediately, they were all over us and we could barely get them out of the way to lay our mats. We were absolutely delighted!
Quickly realizing we would need to grab a second helping each of goat feed, we stocked up just before the teacher started class. She explained that while she hoped we would enjoy the yoga portion, the goats were obviously the stars of this show. Her instruction was to follow along when you could, but no one would mind if you stopped warrior pose to play with a goat.
The other great thing about this mentality meant that they encouraged interaction with the goats by actually putting some of the feed on your back and shoulders so you might get a goat to hop up on you for some tandem yoga poses. Everyone was having such a great time. I’ll admit they were heavy and I gained a couple bruises – but the laughter was definitely worth it.