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Goat Yoga Adds a New Twist to an Ancient Practice

Sep 03, 2018 04:06PM

Philadelphia’s Water and Rock Studio, owned and operated by Japheth and Suzanne Brubaker since 2013, is currently the biggest provider of goat yoga in the area, receiving national media attention, recognition, awards and medals for what they do. “We love helping people and giving them an incredible experience,” says Suzanne. They employ 30 instructors at studios in Pennsylvania and Vermont.

For the uninitiated, goat yoga literally means doing yoga with the adorable creatures walking on the people. A 2-month-old Nigerian dwarf goat weighs roughly 15 pounds. It’s a fun kind of massage and it’s sweeping the nation. Japheth states, “My wife and I have grown this from nothing into a multi-state business helping thousands of people optimize their mental and physical health. We are constantly finding new and better ways to help more people and get them great health benefits. Every day, we constantly strive to better ourselves and our students and clients.”

The Brubakers also offer people yoga, self-defense, personal training and health consulting in the studio, at home or anywhere in the world via phone or Skype. Because the goats are such a success, they plan to expand into kitten and puppy yoga and even alpaca yoga.

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