Perhaps you've heard of it - Goat Yoga. If you've not participated yet, don't worry, you have four more chances. Goat Yoga classes are available in Grand Junction throughout the summer

Grand Junction Parks & Recreation still has four Goat Yoga sessions schedule for summer 2021. Here's your chance to get on board with the craze sweeping the nation.

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You Made That Up

No, I didn't. Seriously, Goat Yoga. What exactly is it? Well, it's pretty much just as it sounds. According to the Grand Junction Parks and Rec webpage:

Blending the relaxation and focus of yoga with the happy distraction of 12 little goats, brings together the sheer joy of the human/animal connection. This gentle yoga class, perfect for all levels, invites you to come as you are and allow yourself a unique experience. Goats are spontaneous and may snuggle on your mat, burp in your ear, and give you a hug.

Sound interesting?

It should. This isn't the first Western Colorado class to include non-human life forms. Have you tried the Roice-Hurst Humane Society's fascinating "cat mediation" group on Monday mornings?

What You'll Need

What do you need to do in order to participate in Goat Yoga?

  • Bring a yoga mat
  • The class fee is $20
  • Bring water

Classes are outdoors and socially distanced.

How Does This Work?

How exactly does a Goat Yoga session unfold? Well, the class format includes a 15-minute "goat playtime" before and after the one-hour Yoga class.

Who can attend?

Pretty much anyone ages 10 and up. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Classes are open to men and women, and apparently, goats.

Registration is already underway. Classes will be held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds gazebo at 2785 Highway 50.

Upcoming 2021 Classes

Goat Yoga classes are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, July 10
  • Saturday, July 24
  • Saturday, August 14
  • Saturday, August 28

All classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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