Members of Hope Central, 14754 Frenchtown Road, Central, held two sessions of goat yoga Nov. 4 in Livingston.
About 75 people attended from New Orleans, St. Francisville, Prairieville, Baton Rouge and Hammond. One woman from the Midwest was in town visiting friends.
The event was a fundraiser for the church’s new building, said organizer Sarah Allen.
Allen’s family lives on small farm in Livingston and raises dairy goats. After seeing other people doing goat yoga, “I thought 'Hey, I could try that.' I have the space and the goats, so why not,” she said.
Attendees worked through poses while Nubian, Lamancha and Nigerian dwarf goats wander among the mats.
Yoga instructor Kristy Craig, of Ztime Fitness in Walker, led the sessions.
Allen said, “Everyone looked like they had a truly magnificent time. Everyone seemed joyful, relaxed and had huge smiles on their faces the entire time.”
She added that attendees commented it was the best yoga class ever, it was therapeutic and it was fun.
People wanting a chance to pose and meditate with the goats can visit the farm on Dec. 10 for Jingle Jolly Yoga. The 2-hour event will have a yoga session with photo opportunities and a variety of goat milk products and foods.
The farm is at 12803 Florida Blvd, Livingston. Contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or visit Jingle Jolly Yoga with Goats! on Facebook. The session is $40 a person.