As a Millennial myself, I oftentimes find myself confused and perplexed by my own demographic. While I can stand behind many weird and eccentric food trends such as the alcohol-infused ice cream known as Ice Cream Wasted, I haven’t yet felt the immense sense of specialness that my generation puts onto the excellent source of healthy fats known as the avocado. Also, hoverboarding is ridiculous and pointless given the fact that hoverboards literally don’t hover and instead just explode into a blazing inferno.


Yet, one wildly popular trend that’s increasingly being both marketed and consumed by millennials is actually a modification of a completely valid and particularly fun form of exercise, as long as you have adequate balance of course. Yoga, in all its types, has become quite the commodity for a surprising number of Millennials for many reasons, ranging from an intuitive way to get exercise to using yoga as a way to combat and alleviate the symptoms of mental illness.


In recent months, the undying love of yoga among Millennials may have reached a new frontier in the strangest of ways. While there’s varying types of yoga such as hot room yoga, one relatively new type of yoga is captivating participants with it’s brilliant combination of exercise and, of all things, adorable baby goats.


Yes, full-fledged yoga classes with baby goats walking around have become all the craze in Dallas in the recent months. According to a quick Eventbrite search, there are countless goat yoga classes that have sprung up in popular locations, The Dallas Farmers’ Market being among the most popular. It’s become as peculiar yet loved of a craze as avocado toast.


One such group that provides the goats themselves for goat yoga is Lone Star Ranch and Rescue, a horse rescue farm in a town about an hour north of Dallas called Blue Ridge. Their mission is a heartwarming and passionate one that any animal lover will appreciate, stating on their website that their “mission is to educate the community, rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome horses.”


Originally as only a horse rescue operation in way northeast Dallas, they’ve nevertheless seen the excellent opportunity with the influx of attendance in goat yoga courses. But to the good folks at Lone Star Ranch and Rescue, it’s so much more than just a business or PR opportunity.  



“Everyone leaves a lot happier than when they got there.” Taylor Murphy, the founder of Lone Star Ranch and Rescue said when asked about the mental health benefits usually associated with yoga. Teaming up with Here’s Your Reminder, an organization dedicated to help with the sometimes severe symptoms of anxiety and depression, they’ve organized goat yoga courses. HYR is dedicated to “to rebuilding broken relationships and combat depression.”


Along with the therapeutic and animal-loving mission that the two nonprofit organizations collaborated to create, all proceeds made from goat yoga will be sent to the two organizations.  


And how could anyone not be at least somewhat intrigued by the opportunity to play with tiny goats? If you don’t at least find the opportunity to play with baby goats while getting exercise to be enjoyable, then something might be wrong with you.


Also, I won’t judge you if, accidentally speaking of course, you were to take one of the adorable little Pygmy goats home with you. Please don’t do that, though.


Have you done goat yoga? If you have, Tweet me at @CaptainKasoff because I’d like to hear about it!