Purchase your tickets now for Goat Yoga with Shenanigoats Yoga from Nashville, Tennessee. Shenanigoats Yoga was just named one of the hottest activities to do by the Grand Ole Opry Nashville Spring Break Guide. Luckily for us, you do not need to travel to Nashville to cuddle, snuggle and “plank” with their cute baby goats in pajamas! They are coming to Snap Fitness in Benton on April 14th for three classes! Get your tickets in advance before they sell out completely - and they will!
All participants of goat yoga will get free access to workout at Snap Fitness for the day as well. The Marshall Strong Fund was set up by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitor's Bureau to support those affected at MCHS.
For more information about this event, visit facebook.com/snapfitnessbenton.
Goat Yoga is sweeping the globe and there’s a good reason why. The joy and laugher people experience when crawling on all fours with goats frolicking around, or on them, is non-stop.
Goats are highly social animals, they do best in herds, but the interaction they have with humans is different than other barnyard critters. This social behavior, along with some amazing agility, is what draws people to caprines.
If you’ve never seen goats jump along a cliff side, or climbing to unattainable heights, you’ve not been looking closely at our four-legged friends.
“Our business originally started as a landscaping business,” explains Jamie Codispoti, who owns Shenanigoats with her partner Max Knudsen. After a request via the Next Door app, Jamie and Max began to use goats from their farm to clear brush from homes in the area. “A social media post in the East Nashville Facebook group got over 700 likes and 300 comments (all of which were positive!). Then, people started asking for goat yoga.”
As a licensed clinical social worker, Jamie saw the therapeutic benefits of working with animals, and after some research, realized this is something they could do. The goats embarked on their first landscaping job at the end of April 2017, and the first yoga class was June 10.
That first class sold out in less than three hours, and three months later they are hosting up to seven classes per week. “It started organically, and the community support has been amazing,” Jamie shares.
Each hour-long class is led by a yoga instructor who takes yogis through a simple flow. Moments of tranquility and peace often associated with yoga can be uncovered during your practice, but for most, the attention is focused on the furry creatures sharing their mat.
“The laughter in the class … there is so much laughing!” Jamie says. And she isn’t wrong. You can’t help but laugh as a goat leaps onto your back, and then onto your neighbor. The goats lucky enough to join you in aligning your chakras are the youngest of Jamie and Max’s herd. Once they get too big for yoga, they will graduate to landscaping.
For more information about Shenanigoats, visit shenanigoats.com.