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Marilla farm joins 'goat yoga' craze

Posted at 4:06 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 11:05:42-04

Sometimes it's hard to convince yourself to get to the gym...but could snuggles from farm animals motivate you to roll ou a yoga mat?

The 'goat yoga' craze is sweeping the country. Some farms have waiting lists hundreds of people deep. It sounds silly, but people are flocking to farms nationwide.

Goat yoga is pretty much what it sounds like: yoga, but with goats running around in your practice space. It's not uncommon to practice downward dog and see a goat climbing up onto someone's back!

Maybe Someday Farms in Marilla is offering goat yoga classes, partnering with yoga instructors from Cayuga Flow Yoga.

"They're so friendly and curious, almost to the point where it's annoying," says Lee Dobbins, owner of the farm, about the goats. 

It's not uncommon for a goat to lay down on a yoga mat, snuggle up to a yogi or climb up onto someone else. 

"The response has been great, people leave with a lot of laughs and big smiles," says Dobbins. 

Maybe Someday Farm hosts these classes, but it's more than just for fun. "I think as a society people have been really disconnected to where their food comes from, so this is a way to get them to see that it comes from a farmer, a family that works hard to put food out there," says Dobbins. He hopes people will come to the farm to see all things the farm has to offer, like fresh, locally raised cuts of meat, eggs and produce.

Classes fill up quickly, but if you're interested you can check the farm's Facebook Events page to sign up.