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Goat Yoga at a Detroit Urban Farm

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


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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