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Apr 14, 2017 8:01 AM

WATCH: Here's how the latest trend, goat yoga, came to New Hampshire


NOTTINGHAM — A farm in Nottingham is getting a lot of attention this week after they started a new class — yoga with goats.

Goat yoga combines traditional poses with baby goats. Students are climbed on, sniffed and snuggled as people stretch.

Peter Corriveau owns Jenness Farm on Garland Road. He said feeding the baby goats is popular every spring, so, they decided to try yoga with goats.

"It was something we talked about a year ago, and it was kind of late in the season, so we never went anywhere with it." Corriveau said. "Over the winter people kept sending us links to a place on the west coast that does yoga with baby goats, so we looked into it, gave it some thought and said, 'let's try it out,' so we did the class a week ago, and just posted some pictures the next day and the response has been overwhelming."

Alan Stenzel, of Dover, had a good time during Thursday night's session. Baby goats bounced all over him every time he got onto the ground. He said he saw the posts on Facebook and decided to give the class a try.

"It looked really fun," Stenzel said. "The baby goats just looked so happy and stuff.What I experienced from this is the mindfulness."

Instructor Janine Bibeau, of Barrington, said the class is the perfect combination of animal therapy and mindfulness.

Jenness farm had to stop taking names for the waiting lists after they reached 350 people. Corriveau is trying to clear the second floor of the barn to make room for goat yoga students and is hiring a second instructor.

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