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Yoga with baby goats? We're trying this class A.S.A.P.

Yoga with baby goats? We're trying this class A.S.A.P.
Photograph: Courtesy Korver Photography / NY Goat Yoga

Mom's ideal workout is typically kid-free, but an afternoon with these kids...well, that's another story. 

Hip New Yorkers can opt for an unusual type of exercise experience thanks to a new class headed to Brooklyn. Sharon and Aldo Boustani, the owners of NY Goat Yoga by Gilbertsville Farmhouse, are bringing their inventive program down to Bushwick for a two-month stay beginning Apr 17. Say it with the goats now: "Omm..."

You might have kiddies at home running amuck, coloring on the walls, screaming at the top of their lungs, jumping on the neatly-made bed. Here, kids (baby goats!) will graze your leg while you're stretching, step in for smooches while you're getting your zen on and perhaps even steal a sip of water from your bottle when you're not looking. It's sweet, fun and certainly an atypical way to work out in NYC (classes are $40). 

"Goat yoga is about wellness, but it is also about connection and community," Sharon tells us. "We love the fact that this class instantly breaks the ice and connects a group of 40 strangers. The goats help us to disconnect from stress and worries, and remind us not to take life too seriously."

Photograph: Courtesy Korver Photography / NY Goat Yoga

For those adults who had a little too much fun at the Easter petting zoo, now is the time to indulge in a few snuggles with fury friends in between poses. If you're a parent looking for a new way to have fun with kids, you've certainly found it (even your kids 12 and up can participate). 

Another added bonus to goat yoga? The post-workout happy hour offering ($50) is a great way for parents to spend some quality time with one another. There will also be a day trip to the farm upstate for brunch and a workout. 

Are you ready NYC? It's time to get zen. 

NY Goat Yoga's Pop Up Studio is located at 74 Ingraham St, Brooklyn (nygoatyoga.com). 

Looking for NYC fun with your actual kids (not the goats)? Take a swing at the best mini golf NYC has to offer, grab a bite with your crew at one of these outdoor restaurants NYC is known for or plan some time away from home and book one of these family weekend getaways

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