Guinness World Record- “Largest Goat Yoga Class”

Arizona Proves to be the Largest Goat Yoga!

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On February 23rd, 2019, Arizona set the Guinness World Record for being the “Largest Goat Yoga Class”! We usually have around 150 people in every class, so we knew doubling it wouldn’t be too hard. The mark was set at 250 people and we added another 101 to that making it 351 people and 84 goats! We wanted to see just how many goats and yogi’s we could get together at once- to achieve the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Goat Yoga Class”. Arizona Goat Yoga takes pride in bringing communities together and making people happy! We held the event at at Mesa Amphitheatre, which was donated to us by the City of Mesa and Visit Mesa. They were huge supporters! The day before it poured so we were worried that the field would be soaked! As we know, it never rains at goat yoga! The clouds parted, the sun came out, and it couldn’t be more beautiful!  We have been working on this record for nearly 2 years!

It is very difficult to set a record… harder than you think! You have to submit a ton of paperwork for approval. They don’t just approve anyone! Then they set the standards on which you have to break. This makes it so everyone can’t just make up a record and start at one paperclip for a collection of thousands. The paperwork to do the record was approved in 2017, and we started planning at the end of 2018. It took us this long to get it all together. We couldn’t have done it without so many supporters. There were several rules that had to be followed exactly to the T. Our participants had to also follow all the rules and continuously do yoga or it wouldn’t count… do you know how hard it is to not stop and cuddle a baby goat? We had to have measurements by 3 independent people, including counters by the door. We had to funnell people through one tiny entrance so they could all be accounted for. Witnesses and Stewards watched the counting process, and the goats were counted in the trailers. There was much more that went into this, along with the submission- which was a project of its own.

We chose to do the Guinness Record in February in honor of “Goat Yoga Month” which was also recently approved! We don’t have just one day, but 28 days of Goat Yoga Love! We have been making great strides to spread goat yoga throughout the world. We are humbled by Goat Yoga and its successes. We love to see how it has spread all across the United States, and even the world! We never thought that when we started nearly 3 years ago, that it would have gone this far. We have never been trend setters, so it is very surreal.

This is our second Guinness World Record, as we have the “Fastest time for a {Yoga} goat to run across a human tunnel” We can be found in this years 2019 Guinness book of World Records page 77!