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Relieve some post-Valentine’s Day stress with goat yoga in Loganville

If Valentine’s Day is stressing you out, there’s an activity in Loganville that will lighten your mood in a fun way.

Just Kidding Around Yoga hosts a beginner-friendly goat yoga class Feb. 15. For $20, guests ages 7 and up can participate in a class instructed by certified yoga instructor Beau Sellers as Nigerian Dwarf goats provide laughs and smiles. 

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“Goats are very friendly, curious creatures. They are great at snuggling, and so much fun to watch play. We take lots of photos for you during class, and allow plenty of time after class to mingle with the goats (and humans) and take additional photos,” reads the event description.

Classes are typically held outside in a fenced area of Double Durango Farm, the address of which is private and emailed to registered attendees. However, in the event of inclement weather, classes occur inside a barn.

Attendees are encouraged to wear clothing that is comfortable and that they’re fine with goats jumping and nibbling on. Guests are allowed to bring a yoga mat but must leave pets and outside food at home. They’re also advised against wearing lots of jewelry, since goats may eat them.

Just Kidding Around Goat Yoga differentiates itself from other goat yoga classes with its instructor and goat owner, who is knowledgeable about the creatures. All goats are disbudded so as to prevent injury.

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Goat Yoga with Just Kidding Around Goat Yoga 
2 p.m-3 p.m. and 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
Double Durango Farm: Private address is emailed to registered participants

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