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No Kidding: Goat Yoga Comes to Rhode Island

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By: Kainani Stevens           

kstevens@abc6.com

MIDDLETOWN, RI (WLNE)----The latest trendy fitness craze has come to the ocean state. Goat Yoga now available at Simmons Organic Farm in Middletown give aspiring yogis a chance to get up close and personal with the baby farm animals.

“We’re finding more and more people are open-minded to trying yoga because of this niche thing that we are doing here,” said Christine Reed, goat yoga instructor.

This is the first place in the state to jump on board with the goat yoga trend and classes have been selling out since they started offering the classes last week.

“They’re focusing on themselves while being surrounded by nature and all the little goats running around,” said Karla Simmons, owner of Simmons Farm. “With all of their energy they still somehow provide peace.”

The yoga is also good for the baby goats in helping them socialize with humans. Many of the furry participants were just born a few months ago.

While the goats don’t always cooperate it is sure to offer a unique exercise experience.

“They never do what you want them to do,” said Simmons. “They live by their own agenda and is maybe what’s freeing about doing goat yoga with them.”

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