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2017.7.11

Goats become the newest yoga trend

Read the article to find out why people enjoy doing yoga with goats.
なぜヤギと一緒に行うヨガに人気があるのか、記事を読んでみましょう。

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A new type of yoga is becoming popular in America. It’s called goat yoga. Like the name suggests, it combines yoga with goats.

Students come to the class and practice traditional yoga movements and exercises. At the same time, tiny goats run around the studio. The goats will often cuddle, lick, or even jump on people as they practice their moves.

The first goat yoga classes were in Oregon. They were started by Lainey Morse. She owns a small farm with eight goats. One day, a friend suggested that she use the area for yoga classes. Lainey agreed, but insisted that the goats be allowed to participate as well. The classes quickly became very popular. People who want to join the classes have to sign a waiting list that has over 1,200 people on it.

Goat yoga classes are now opening all over America, thanks to the success of Lainey’s classes. Peter Corriveau owns a small farm in New Hampshire. His main business is producing goat milk with the 30 goats he has on the farm. But when he heard about the success of other goat yoga studios, he decided to open one too. It’s been very popular.

“It’s just exploded. The phone is ringing continuously for people wanting to sign up for classes”, he said in an interview with Reuters. His classes have become so popular that they’re going to build a larger studio that can hold more people (and goats).

Kelly Phillips tried a goat yoga class at a farm in Massachusetts, and she enjoyed it.

“Well, it was fun, it was different. It was fun to do something outside in a beautiful environment like Hancock Shaker Village”, said Phillips in an interview with the Berkshire Eagle newspaper.

The goat yoga class Phillips attended was in Hancock Shaker Village, a small town in Massachusetts. The town is using the goat yoga classes to raise money for a local charity that will repair and restore some old buildings in the area. The classes have been very popular, and are helping the city get the money it needs to repair the buildings.

Lainey thinks that goat yoga has become so popular because the goats are so friendly and playful.

“Goats don’t need a bond with a human”, Lainey told ABC news. “A stranger can walk in a barn, and a goat will come up to you and want to nuzzle you and be pet.”

Lainey said that many people who come to her classes are suffering from diseases or disabilities. The goats help them relax.

“It’s not curing diseases, but it’s helping people cope with whatever they’re going through”, she said in an interview with CNN.

A new type of yoga is becoming popular in America. It’s called goat yoga. It combines yoga with goats.

Students come to the class and practice yoga. When they practice, small goats run in the studio. The goats cuddle or even jump on people as they practice yoga moves.

The first goat yoga classes started in Oregon. They were started by a woman named Lainey Morse. Lainey owns a small farm. On her farm are eight goats. One day, a friend said to Lainey that she use the area for yoga classes. Lainey thought it was a good idea. But she said that the goats should be in the classes as well.

The classes with the goats became very popular. Now, people who want to join the classes have to sign a waiting list. The waiting list has over 1,200 people on it.

Goat yoga classes have opened all over America. They’re opening because Lainey’s classes are so popular. Peter Corriveau owns a small farm in New Hampshire. He makes goat milk. He has 30 goats on his farm. He opened a goat yoga studio after he heard about the success of other goat yoga studios. His goat yoga class is very popular.

“It’s just exploded. The phone is ringing continuously for people wanting to sign up for classes”, he said in an interview with Reuters. He’s going to build a larger yoga studio on this farm. The larger studio will hold more people (and goats).

Kelly Phillips tried a goat yoga class at a farm in Massachusetts, and she enjoyed it.

“Well, it was fun, it was different, It was fun to do something outside in a beautiful environment like Hancock Shaker Village”, said Phillips in an interview with the Berkshire Eagle newspaper.

The goat yoga class Phillips went to was in Hancock Shaker Village, a small town in Massachusetts. The town is using the goat yoga classes to raise money. The money is going to help fix some old buildings in the area. The classes have been very popular. The classes help the city get the money it needs to fix the buildings.

Lainey thinks that goat yoga has become so popular because the goats are so friendly and playful.

“Goats don’t need a bond with a human”, Lainey told ABC news. “A stranger can walk in a barn, and a goat will come up to you and want to nuzzle you and be pet.”

Lainey said that many people who come to her classes are sick. The goats help them relax and feel better.

“It’s not curing diseases, but it’s helping people cope with whatever they’re going through”, she said in an interview with CNN.

キーフレーズ

goat ヤギ
cuddle ぴったり寄り添う
lick なめる
insist 要求する

何かを強く要求する、または主張・断言する、という意味です。特に反対されているときに多く使われます。

例:She insisted on riding her bicycle even though her ankle was sore.
(彼女は足首を痛めていたにも関わらず、自転車に乗ると言って聞かなかった。)

explode 爆発的に増える
continuously ひっきりなしに
sign up for ~ ~に(署名して)申し込む

署名をしてイベントや習い事などに申し込む(参加する)、またはサービスなどの登録・契約をする、という意味です。

例:I signed up for guitar lessons last week.
(先週ギターのレッスンに申し込みをした。)

playful 遊び好きな
bond  結び付き、絆

人と人(または動物)の親密な繋がりや、離れがたい結び付きを意味します。

例:We were in the same class all through our school years so we have a special bond.
(学校ではずっと同じクラスだったので、私たちには特別な絆があります。)

nuzzle 鼻をすり寄せる
diseases or disabilities 病気や身体の障害
cure 治療する、癒す
cope with ~ ~に対処する

困難な状況や問題に対処する、上手く付き合う、という意味です。

例:What do you do to cope with stress?
(ストレスと上手く付き合うために何をしていますか?)

go through (困難を)経験する

試練やつらいことなどを経験する、という意味です。

例:Our company is going through some financial difficulty right now.
(現在我が社は財政難に陥っている。)

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