It’s great fun seeing people’s enjoyment from taking part in a Goat Yoga session at Old Parsonage Farm, these fun and therapeutic sessions run by Donna at Simply Soulful combine the physical and emotional benefits of yoga, laughter and animal therapy; such as reduced cortisol (stress response) and increased endorphins (natural painkillers), dopamine & oxytocin (happy hormones).
“A few of my yoga classes may seem a little wacky or unconventional to some, especially to yoga purists. However, I like to think of them as progressive and innovative; a fun way of blending the old with the new.”
The local and national media have loved Goat Yoga, and Simply Soulful have laughed their way onto ITV This Morning, BBC Saturday Breakfast, C5 Blind Date, several TV documentaries, radio shows and into magazines and newspapers.
Classes focus on enhancing posture, balance, concentration and confidence. They relax, stretch and expand the body, mind and soul; inviting joy, laughter, compassion and connection within ourselves, with each other, and the natural world around us. The Simply Soulful style may not be purist – but their intentions are.
Cultivating a deeper connection with people, animals and nature makes us feel happier … by increasing oxytocin and dopamine levels.
Relaxation reduces stress … by lowering cortisol levels.
Laughter reduces pain … by increasing endorphin levels.
So, if you like innovation and the idea of inviting more love, laughter and joy into your life, Goat Yoga may have been just what you’re looking for.