Relax and Baamaste

Breathe in, breathe out. While taking long, relaxing breaths during the yoga lessons, goat companions help Future Farmers of America (FFA) students and other community members stay relaxed while doing yoga poses. The goat yoga class, located at Columbus East High School, was a one time event on Thursday, Sept. 19th, 2019. The event helped spread awareness of FFA, an organization of students wanting to pursue a career in the agricultural field. Senior Sydney Wheeler, the North FFA reporter, was part of planning.

 “We knew a teacher at East that did goat yoga and does it as a side hobby,” Wheeler said. “We had the idea to do another fun event, so we contacted him and got it all planned out.”

Goat yoga gave community members and students the opportunity to relax and learn more about FFA. Like Wheeler, senior Shelby Blake is also a member of FFA.

“[Goat yoga] has been popular all over social media, and we thought it would be a good way to bring people in. People like cute animals, and it is a way to merge agriculture and fitness,” Blake said.

Along with Wheeler, Blake has been part of the FFA organization for three years. Wheeler and Blake helped with planning the goat yoga and will be trying to find activities the organization can do to get more people involved in FFA.

“We have other events to help FFA out there, like our ice cream social for national teach agriculture day,” Blake said.

According to FFA members, about five North students attend the FFA meetings regularly. The team is working to find more students from North to join and try to be involved in activities including goat yoga.

 “It’s welcome to anyone in the community, and there’s a lot of people from East that are going to come, so it will it be great for more people to come,” Wheeler said.

National teach agriculture day,” Blake said.

According to FFA members, about five North students that continuously attend the FFA meetings regularly. The team is working to find more students from North to join and try to be involved in activities including goat yoga.

“Anyone not in FFA is welcome. It’s welcome to anyone in the community, and there’s a lot of people from East that are going to come so it will it be great for more people to come,” Wheeler said.

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