Dayton’s Goat Yoga is here to stay: Here is what to expect when you go

If you’re in the “know,” then you know there’s a goat frenzy happening in Dayton.

Goat Yoga at Secret Eden has been growing with rapid popularity since the sessions began last summer. As someone with first-hand experience with the hoofed exercise partners, the success of the goat yoga sessions comes as no surprise.

>> Schedule of upcoming goat yoga classes at Secret Eden

Credit: Sarah Franks

Credit: Sarah Franks

More than 15 goats of different sizes clomped their way between yoga mats — not being shy about nibbling on a few mat corners or getting up close and personal with new human friends. Pair the little trouble makers with the most tranquil setting of towering pines on Secret Eden’s property and you have a new “must” on our Dayton summer bucket list.

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Sessions are scheduled for almost every weekend through June and more are likely to be added as summer continues. A typical ‘Goat Yoga Experience’ class costs $25 per person and last about two hours.

Like last summer, Secret Eden will host a few special classes like its Goat Yoga Mimosa Brunch on Sunday, June 23. After an hour of easy flow yoga, the class will be served a full brunch immediately after. This class costs $45 per person. You must register online to ensure a spot, however, cash is accepted at the door.

The classes fill up fast, so you will need to register ahead of time. Details and registration can be found at

The “experiences” begin with time for quality selfies with the herd. Participants then get to lead the herd to a beautiful outdoor studio beneath a canopy of pines for an hour-long easy flow yoga session “designed for all levels.”

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"Secret Eden is like an all you can eat buffet of nature for the senses," according to Secret Eden's website.

Secret Eden is located at 1075 W. Siebenthaler Ave. in Dayton.

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