First, yoga fans got Yoga with Cats. Now, there's an opportunity to do yoga with some slightly bigger furry friends. 

On Thursday, Studio Exhale will be hosting Yoga with Goats, a special evening of yoga that will allow participants to interact with goats while striking some poses. The event will be a fundraiser for the Muncie Animal Shelter.

Studio Exhale has already had great success with its Yoga with Cats events — another fundraiser the studio hosts that benefits the Muncie Animal Shelter, according to the studio’s co-owner Stephanie Hutchison. However, when a video began circulating on Facebook showing a yoga instructor on the West Coast conducting yoga sessions with goats, Hutchison’s friends encouraged her to create a yoga with goats class at Studio Exhale.

What: Yoga with Goats

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Thursday

Where: Studio Exhale, 103 N High St, Muncie, IN 47305

Cost: $20 per person

To add your name to the waitlist, call the Muncie Animal Shelter at 765-747-4851. 

Hutchison showed the video to Muncie Animal Shelter director Phil Peckinpaugh, and he agreed that hosting the event would be a great idea. The studio immediately began working out the details — the first being finding a herd of goats to bring to the studio.

Mary Beth Reinhardt, another co-owner of the studio, was able to get in contact with Brittany Swackhamer, who owns pygmy goats that are shown in 4-H shows. She will be bringing six baby goats and five 1-year-old goats to interact with participants during the yoga sessions.

The night will consist of two different sessions, with 25 people in each one. Although the event did sell out within 24 hours, the studio will be offering a wait list on Thursday, in case anyone who made a reservation is unable to make it to the session.

Additionally, Studio Exhale will be allowing visitors to come in between the two sessions to interact with the goats. For $10, those who could not participate in the yoga sessions can come between 7:30 and 8 p.m. to see the goats.

Those who will be attending the event on Thursday are buzzing with excitement.

“I am looking forward to interacting with the goats,” said Michelle Kemp, who is attending the event. “Doing yoga [while being with the goats] makes it even better.”

Jamie Prang, another Studio Exhale regular who will be attending the event, is excited to see the furry creatures.

“I just want to snuggle a goat,” she said.

For now, Studio Exhale will be hosting the event as a test run. However, if the event runs smoothly, studio owners would like to schedule more yoga sessions with goats in the future.

“I'm super excited about being around the goats,” Hutchison said. “I'm equally excited to be able to help out the shelter and the animals housed there.” 

To add your name to the waitlist, call the Muncie Animal Shelter at 765-747-4851.