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Goat yoga: What to know about the latest fitness trend

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People in New Hampshire aren’t kidding about this new new yoga trend — in which baby goats are unleashed on practitioners backs for some light hoof massage.

The farm-based trend is so popular the Nottingham studio has a 350-person wait list, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.

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Five baby Nigerian goat yogis are let loose on the seven-person class. Participants are encouraged to laugh as the kids sniff their hair and climb onto their backs during practice.

“The response has been overwhelming,” Jenness Farm owner Peter Corriveau told the local paper. “We stopped taking names for waiting lists after they hit 350 people, so we’re trying to add in another instructor, add some more days of the week for classes and get a bigger space in the barn so we can accommodate as many people as we can.”

The goats help lower blood pressure, and make less-experienced yogis more comfortable trying something new, patron Artie Boutin said.

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People in New Hampshire aren’t kidding about this new new yoga trend — in which baby goats are unleashed on practitioners backs for some light hoof massage.

The farm-based trend is so popular the Nottingham studio has a 350-person wait list, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.

Five baby Nigerian goat yogis are let loose on the seven-person class. Participants are encouraged to laugh as the kids sniff their hair and climb onto their backs during practice.

“The response has been overwhelming,” Jenness Farm owner Peter Corriveau told the local paper. “We stopped taking names for waiting lists after they hit 350 people, so we’re trying to add in another instructor, add some more days of the week for classes and get a bigger space in the barn so we can accommodate as many people as we can.”

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The goats help lower blood pressure, and make less-experienced yogis more comfortable trying something new, patron Artie Boutin said.

First published on the New York Post.