Goat Yoga hits Lowndes County

By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 15, 2019

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- South Georgia is giving a new workout trend a 'goat.'

On Saturday, Fifth Day Farms is hosting its first goat yoga class. The trend has taken off nation wide as a work out that is not 'kidding' around.

"You see health benefits tremendously, posture improves, flexibility improves, the nervous system is calmed," said Sissie Tat with SJ&T Yoga in Hahira. Tate is trading in 'downward dogs' for 'downward goats,' leading the Saturday class.

Janet Hendley, owner of Fifth Day Farms, saw goat yoga online, and thought, why not here.

"I knew there was a need for people to come out and experience the farm life, and get some goat therapy," Hendley said. "A lot of kids nowadays don't get to experience that all, they come out here and they've never seen a horse, never touched a goat, it's awesome."

Since announcing the class, its popularity took off. All 50 tickets sold out in less than two weeks and bringing in people from all across South Georgia.

"Animals soothe the nervous system like yoga does through breath, so the combination of the two are powerful," Tate said. "It gives you access to joy, peace and all of those things that are inside of us that we are distracted from noticing."

The Saturday yoga class is sold out, but Hendley has already planned another class in May. She said tickets are already going for that class.

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