Goat yoga is coming to Detroit Lakes this summer, along with a variety of other outdoor fitness opportunities for lakes area residents.
Cabin Fever Studio, the Sugar Bush Goat Ranch and Meadows on Lind are joining forces to offer the community's first ever Goat Yoga class on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
The brainchild of Sugar Bush Goat Ranch proprietor Jim Brogren, this one-hour class at Meadows on Lind will be followed by refreshments and an abundance of photo opportunities with the goats, which will be roaming about freely during the yoga session taught by Cabin Fever Studio instructors Brianna Krejci and Carly Pederson.
"Nothing is more calming than baby goats," says Brogren. "The goat kids will roam freely amongst the participants during the yoga session, climbing, jumping and snuggling up to the lucky ones."
Because the class will be held rain or shine, and there is limited space indoors, this first session will be capped at right around 40 participants - and Krejci says there are already over 30 people signed up.
"Within 24 hours of posting it we were expecting a lot of people," she said. "It's blowing up, which is a good sign."
Cost to participate in the class is $30 per person. Though nothing is currently set, additional dates will be posted as they become available. To sign up, either for the June 17 class or to be notified when additional dates are scheduled, please visit the website at cabinfeverstudiomn.com, message them via their Facebook page, Cabin Fever Yoga, or send an email to office@CabinFeverStudioMN.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the second year in a row, Cabin Fever Studio will also be offering Yoga at the Vineyard, located at Richwood Winery, 27799 County Highway 34, Callaway (about 10 miles north of Detroit Lakes). Scheduled for Saturday, June 15, this one-hour class combining yoga, cardio and strength training will get underway at 10 a.m.
"We've also held classes at Zorbaz, Seven Sisters and the Spitfire," said Krejci. "We'll go anywhere... we love exploring the area."
The Richwood Winery class costs just $10 per person, and is perfect for all fitness levels, she added. More information about this and other upcoming offerings from Cabin Fever Studio is available at the website listed above.
Another local business offering unique outdoor fitness opportunities is Lakes Pace LLC. Owned by local sixth grade math teacher Jess Stuewe, Lakes Pace specializes in combining stand up paddle boarding with yoga.
"I've had people come out on Saturday mornings that have never paddle boarded or never done yoga or both," said Stuewe in a 2017 Tribune interview. "I have beginners drop in all the time, but I also have other yoga instructors come to my classes and I have a handful of class members who have been with me since I started Lakes Pace in 2012, so there's a wide variety of abilities in the class. That's just part of teaching - particularly on the paddle boards - that is unique."
For more information, or to sign up for a class, please visit www.supnorthmn.com.
The Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center will also be offering three outdoor fitness opportunities this summer, on June 29, July 27 and Aug. 24. The three class offerings will feature dance, yoga and boot camp fitness. For locations and times, as well as to sign up, please contact Sallie Eikren at 218-844-4221, ext. 113, or email@example.com.