On a sunny hillside in rural Piney Flats a new exercise craze more typical of elite California than Tennessee is going down. It’s Goat Yoga. And it’ll really get your goat – literally.
Leah Smith, owner of Pippy’s Pony Parties at Promiseland Farm in Piney Flats and Kalen Johnson Arnold, owner of Lady Fit Sudio in Johnson City have teamed up to offer a combination of yoga workout with goat, pony and farm animal experiences that is unprecedented in the Tri-Cities.
Classes are $10 scheduled on weeknight evenings or Saturday mornings and are limited to 30 participants, children and adults who can prepay via PayPal pre-registration. Participants take in the rustic, quiet beauty of a rustic mountain farm upon arrival before taking a 10 minute warm up walk with locally renowned Pippy the Pony of Promiseland Farm and three frolicking goats to the yoga site.
Participants are required to hike up a very steep grassy hill with beautiful views in all directions with their own yoga mats. As Arnold puts the class through challenging yoga poses, Smith encourages three funny, friendly goats to jump on participants’ backs as they plank and nudge their legs as they downward dog. Locally renowned Pippy the Pony and farm dog Mr. Biggs wander through as well. It’s a 45 minute workout in the fresh mountain air, surrounded by nature and charming farm pets. Selfies with Pippy, Mr. Biggs, goats Fudge, S’mores and Cookie are always welcome, and are sure to populate Instagram and Facebook.
Lady Fit Studio is an all-accepting personal fitness training center providing live streaming workouts and on-site Bootyfit and Glow classes in an atmosphere of energy, high motivation and accountability.
Pippy’s Pony Parties at Promiseland Farm is an agritainment business offering Pippy’s Pony Parties, Pippy and Friends Farm Camp, Pippy and Friends Play Dates, and lease of the beautiful farm and barns to photographers.
To book a pony party, pony play date, or schedule a Goat Yoga class, contact Leah Smith on Facebook at: Pippy’s Pony Parties at Promiseland Farm.
To book a Goat Yoga class or book fitness coaching with Lady Fit Studio contact Kalen Johnson Arnold on Facebook at: Lady Fit Studio.