A crisp fall day brought a last-minute change of plans to one event on campus, as goats invaded the Marcovich Wellness Center Oct. 13.
“We got such positive feedback from students that we decided to do it again this year,” said Student Affairs Director Allison Garver. Goat Yoga returned this fall right before midterms, offering a stress relieving opportunity to students studying hard.
“There was that little fear of that I didn’t want them to poop or pee on me,” said student Ella Kapus. Tarps were laid down to protect the foam flooring of the Field House, with both Student Involvement Staff and Duluth Goat Yoga staff working hard to keep the yoga space clean for students.
“My back has been killing me, so just like having the goat felt really good,” said student Jordan Michell. Goats can be known for their climbing abilities, and many students experienced goats jumping up on their backs. But unfortunately for one, there was a reported accident of a student being urinated on at this event.
“It does happen at times that the goats will have accidents. But Campus Rec has extra t-shirts and clothing to provide for students so that they can change right away,” said Garver. Organizers recommend students to wear loose athletic clothing that they are okay with getting a little bit dirty.
This event had over 50 students sign up, making it a clear success. But were students here for the goats or the yoga? “For the goats for sure,” said both Kapus and Michell. “The yoga was nice to get some breathing exercises in, but definitely the goats,” continued Kapus.
Plans are to bring back Goat Yoga this coming up spring semester, hopefully to bring students back outside after what seems to be a long winter.