Bleat­ing ob­vi­ous goats love yoga

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - OPINION -

YOGA with goats classes in Mt He­lena sold out within hours of be­ing posted on so­cial pages.

Mark Hay­man, who runs Pos­sum Val­ley An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary with part­ner Chris Raf­ferty, said the pop­u­lar­ity of the fundrais­ing event ex­ceeded all ex­pec­ta­tion.

“The first three ses­sions sold out within hours of post­ing,” he said.

“We posted more dates in Novem­ber and they also sold out.

“We have two an­i­mal-lov­ing yoga in­struc­tors do­nat­ing their ser­vices to the events, Frieda Orr and Dim­ity Weihr.”

The pair hope to of­fer more classes in sum­mer.

“Most of our goats and lambs are hand raised, or at least well han­dled, gen­tle and af­fec­tion­ate,” he said.

“If any do get a bit too ex­u­ber­ant, sanc­tu­ary vol­un­teers will be avail­able to di­vert their at­ten­tions and take them to the naughty cor­ner for a time out.”

Mr Hay­man said goat yoga and med­i­ta­tion com­bined phys­i­cal and men­tal health ben­e­fits with the play­ful­ness of goats.

More than 150 peo­ple at­tended the char­ity’s high tea in Au­gust to raise $5000 for a new an­i­mal crush and yards.

“This vi­tal piece of in­fra­struc­ture will as­sist us and our vets to safely han­dle and treat some of our larger res­i­dents right here at the sanc­tu­ary,” Mr Hay­man said.

For fu­ture events, visit the sanc­tu­ary’s Face­book page.

Yoga with goats at Pos­sum Val­ley An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary.

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