With cold weather approaching, it’s time to indulge in the traditional seasonal activities, such as pumpkin carving, apple picking and hayrides. State College and the surrounding areas offer plenty of opportunities to get into the autumn spirit, but a new fan favorite is goat yoga at Nittany Meadow Farm.
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and come across pictures of Penn Staters in downward-facing dog with a goat standing on their back? VALLEY definitely has, and this sight definitely was confusing at first, but enticing. Fall is the season for goat yoga, a practice that has been on the rise for the past couple of years and has now made its way to Centre County.
What is goat yoga?
Take the fun of a petting zoo and a yoga class: combine the two and you get a perfectly curated event to enjoy with friends, family or your organization. The yoga classes take place at the Nittany Meadow Farm in Boalsburg, Pa., which is a ten-minute drive from campus. While you are stretching and achieving zen on the farm’s grass field, goats are playing and running around you. This unique take on yoga will be a fun time for any group.
For the first 30 minutes of the yoga class, you will be led by a yoga instructor as goats wander around you. For the remaining 30 minutes, that will be your time to play with the goats and take adorable Instagram-worthy pictures with them.
Classes are limited to 25 people and spots fill up pretty quickly, so booking shortly after a class day is released will be your best bet for reserving. Nittany Meadow Farm also does private sessions for events such as birthdays, bachelorette parties and more. Classes are also held rain or shine, so bundle up and come prepared!
How to Book a Class
To claim your spot or reserve a private or general class at Nittany Meadow Farm, email email@example.com. Nittany Meadow Farm does not accept walk-ins, so book well in advance. If the dates or times available for a class do not work with your schedule, upcoming classes will be announced on a rolling basis that may be a better fit for you.
If goat yoga sounds like something you and your friend group would enjoy, book before the fall season ends. Take advantage of this new and fun activity that the Penn State community is ranting and raving over!
Have you and your friends tried goat yoga? DM us a pic on Instagram @VALLEYmag!