People were greeted by chickens, horses, turkeys and plenty of goats as they arrived at Spring Haven Farm on Saturday for yoga.
The Farm held goat yoga, which encouraged people to practice yoga poses, such as warrior and downward dog, in an open field while baby goats galloped around, chasing chickens and running underneath people as they stretched.
“I’ve had classes where goats have jumped on people’s backs during downward facing dog,” yoga instructor Lindsey Alexander said.
Alexander also teaches traditional styles of yoga at Carrboro Yoga Company and Yoga Garden in Pittsboro, but she is no stranger to goat yoga. She said she has taught goat yoga at the Chapel Hill Carriage House and Celebrity Dairy prior to holding classes at Spring Haven Farm.
Andrew Crihfield, co-owner of Spring Haven Farm with his wife, said he contacted Alexander after he noticed she had previous experience with goat yoga. He said he quit his job as a network engineer to focus on the farm after his kids grew up and his wife went to medical school.