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Goat Yoga at a Detroit Urban Farm

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Claire Dossin of Kalamazoo does yoga as her new friends Butterscotch and Copper, kids that are 1 1/2 month-old, rest on her yoga mat during a Goat Yoga class.

People come in with a straight face and leave grinning ear-to-ear,” says Pingree Farms manager Holly Glomski of Detroit. “What’s really interesting is the therapeutic benefit of the animals.”

By Ashley Zlatopolsky
Detroit Free Press
May 12, 2017

Excerpt:

In Detroit, though, goat yoga is not only a hilariously good time, but a way to improve the surrounding community. All proceeds from goat yoga classes go toward efforts such as turning blighted or vacant land into urban food oases. Pingree Farms, which is a nonprofit group, aims to revitalize or impact neighborhoods and educate youths through urban agriculture.

Each class, which costs $25, is everything you’ll get in a traditional yoga session, except for the fact that everyone is laughing instead of posing silently. During a recent Saturday afternoon, 26-year-old yoga instructor Theresa Thom of Clinton Township told her class, “You deserve this moment to have fun, to focus on something as silly as a goat running around the room.”

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