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in yoga poses ranging from simple to a bit more complex while a range of relaxing music echoed through the farmland. The sunset warmed yoga mats and cast a sense of wonder over the farmlands. “People are fascinated with the baby goats because they are so friendly and they are very curious and it is relaxing and plus it is something you can do outdoors and right now, with COVID, people are looking to get outside, to do anything that is a stress reliever and this is fairly close to home, five minutes from town, but when you are out there, you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere,” Lisa Karnes said. “I think for a lot of people, it alleviates the stress of being in a class. Sometimes when you are in a class, you wonder if someone is looking at you trying to hold this pose, or I look so different from so and so. With this, you are focused on the goats and not as much your appearance.” Lisa Karnes’ family has helped her begin the yoga classes and meditation walks. Her sister Amy volunteered to direct parking and administer temperature checks, and her husband Bill Karnes helped escort class members to the yoga field and managed the goats during the class. “It is exciting to share the farm with other people so that they can enjoy it too because it has a lot of sentimental value to me,” Lisa Karnes said. “It is nice to be able to give folks a little bit of comfort right now because we are all up against it.” Anyone wanting to take a goat yoga course can contact Lisa Karnes at (304) 952-5303, or by email at jackassfarmllc@gmail.com. Prices are $25 per person per class throughout until September. In the future, the farm is planning on holding leaf peeping meditation walks around the property as well, and special Halloween themed classes are also in consideration. Classes are available by appointment and as weather permits. Prerogative Magazine 45