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"Goats Don't Care About Politics" - Ventura County Farm Offers Yoga Classes With Goats

Goat Yoga is becoming popular
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Goat Yoga is becoming popular

One is an ancient practice to focus the body and mind.

The other is a four-legged animal with an affinity for climbing and chewing.

However, goat yoga is becoming an increasingly popular way to unwind.

Alexia Serrano quit her corporate life at Amgen after 22 years, and now makes products like natural goat milk soaps, as well as running the goat yoga classes at Cabra Farmhouse in Newbury Park.

She says they're a lot of fun and the goats enjoy climbing on the yogis.

Alexis Serrano at CABRA Farmhouse
Alexia Serrano at CABRA Farmhouse

The classes are led by instructor Rachel Dexter, who says the classes are a lot of fun.

For participant Sabrina England, the open-air goat yoga classes are the perfect escape from the troubles and stresses of life.

"I've always loved yoga for the benefits but the goats are a wonderful addition, spiritually and mentally" she told KCLU.

"Goats don't care about politics," she said. "Or the economy or traffic. It's just all love and snuggles."

Whatever next? Maybe pig pilates?

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 10 Golden Mike Awards, 5 Los Angeles Press Club Awards, 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for eleven years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.