National Goat Yoga Month - Join yoga enthusiasts in observing National Goat Yoga Month. Read on to learn more about this type of Yoga, then take out your mat and join in the activities.

National Goat Yoga Month 2025 – February 2025

National Goat Yoga Month is celebrated in the month of February. Diverse groups of goat-loving yogis will be gathering this month to commemorate the modest origins of the practice of merging goats with exercise. This ever-expanding fitness fad will only continue to develop. Regular yoga is performed in the same manner as goat yoga, with the exception that goats are involved! Some postures require the goats to sit on your back; others require them to just roam about and add more fun to the activity. During some lessons, you can even take short breaks to pet and show love to the young goats.

History of National Goat Yoga Month

Caprine vinyasa, often known as goat yoga, began in 2016 on a farm in Oregon, and was the amazing (and wholly unintentional) invention of farm owner Lainey Morse, who found solace in spending time with pet goats during a period of sadness after a divorce and then an autoimmune illness diagnosis. Morse soon started inviting her buddies over to do this, coining the phrase Goat Happy Hour. When Lainey’s yoga teacher asked if she wanted to include yoga in the happy-hour mix, a brilliant concept was formed – and the caprine vinyasa yoga lessons were a smashing success.Goats, according to Lainey, are the ultimate therapeutic animals. Unlike other animals that relieve stress in people, goats do not require a special attachment to a person before they can fully engage with them. Even if you’re a stranger who just stepped into their barn, both baby and adult goats will approach you and beg to be petted.Lainey is now in the course of copyrighting goat yoga as her own invention. She resigned from her marketing career and is now solely focused on creating her goat yoga events. However, the fad has spread well beyond Oregon, and yoga with young goats is now accessible in a variety of settings. Lainey Morse’s Oregon farm, where goat yoga originated, is now open to the public. Heather Davies, the yoga teacher who inspired Morse to start goat yoga lessons, leads sessions, and guests may attend one of the numerous goat yoga events held on the property. Morse and Davies want to spread the practice and create goat yoga facilities in Washington, Ohio, Georgia, and Kansas in the near future.

National Goat Yoga Month timeline

600 B.C.
Definition of Yoga

At this point, a definition of yoga emerges and it’s described as the restriction of the senses, and many of its activities are also outlined.

500 B.C.
The Bhagavad-Gita is Written

The Bhagavad-Gita, one of the most fundamental yoga texts, describes the original principles of yoga, incorporating six of the current eight sutras.

Yoga Comes to America

Swami Vivekenanda attends the Parliament of Religions hosted in Chicago, carrying yogic ideas with him.

Goat Yoga is Born

Goat yoga begins on a farm in Oregon where farm owner Lainey Morse, finds solace in spending time with pet goats during a period of sadness.

National Goat Yoga Month FAQs

What is yoga with goats?

Goat yoga is a kind of group yoga session that includes live young goats that are led by their trainers to engage with people in certain positions.

Do goats poop on you during goat yoga?

Goats have little pellets and will poop on your mat from time to time. Shaking your mat is all that’s required. It’s not messy. It doesn’t happen very frequently, but it does occur.

Is goat yoga safe?

You can’t catch any illness from goats, although our human viruses may be passed on to them, so wash your hands before handling them

National Goat Yoga Month Activities

  1. Attend a goat yoga session

    You can observe this month by trying out goat yoga. It may be something new for you so give it a go.

  2. Read on goat yoga

    Observe National Goat Yoga Month by researching the internet to understand the practice. Understanding what the day is about will give you more appreciation of the activities.

  3. Post on social media

    You can also celebrate National Goat Yoga Month by sharing messages and photos in social media. Use the hashtags #GoatYoga, #CaprineVinyasa and #NationalGoatYogaMonth.

5 Facts About Yoga

  1. Yoga has a long history

    Yoga is one of the world's oldest known physical practices, dating back over 5,000 years ago.

  2. Yoga is widely practiced

    Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that is practiced by an approximately 300 million people worldwide today.

  3. Yoga slows the aging process

    Studies have shown that Yoga, together with meditation, helps slow the aging process.

  4. Yoga was once a male-only activity

    Yoga is heavily dominated by women in the West today but it was once a male-only discipline until 1937.

  5. Yoga techniques vary

    Yoga today has over a hundred diverse types, including goat yoga, naked yoga, and ‘broga’ which is yoga for bros.

Why We Love National Goat Yoga Month

  1. Stress reduction

    When you go to a Goat Yoga class, you have to let go of your tension. As the tension leaves your body, stress also goes away which is great for your health.

  2. It is amusing

    The goats can perch on your back while you do yoga in particular positions. They could also just walk about and bring additional appeal and enjoyment.

  3. Goats like interacting with humans

    Baby goats are at ease approaching others and are natural comedians. This makes goats the perfect companions for doing yoga.

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