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Yelp Cleveland’s Goat Yoga



This July, Yelp Cleveland Elites adventured to Feels Like Home Farm in Kirtland for a special yoga class with their friendly and endearing goats. Feels Like Home Farm is a small family farm on a scenic 8 aces, owned and operated by Mark and Alissa Miller. The yoga class was graciously hosted in partnership with Soza Fitness, a full service wellness facility in Parma which offers group fitness classes, personal training, corporate wellness, fit meals, nutrition consulting, massages, and an array of other wellness services. The morning began with a tour of the farm, which features beautiful open spaces, ponds and grassy fields. The farm carries traditional traditional and dapple (polka dotted) Boer goats, pet goats including myotonic (fainting) goats and tiny pygmy goats, miniature donkeys and cow, chickens, ducks, turkeys and pigs. Feels Like Home Farm is focused on the quality and health of their animals. As Yelp Elite Daniel L. wrote, “The Feels Like Home Farm is a special place with large fields for the animals and high quality barns for shelter. It is apparent that they are loved and cared for as they are very accustomed to people.”With expert instruction from Soza Fitness, Yelp Elites twisted and turned while the Farm goats joyously greeted them. As Raymond M. explained, “Try laughing with your leg in the air and goats licking your toes…[our instructor] made the experience even better. Making us laugh and realize that life ain’t that serious. Such an encouragement and truly a joyful spirit. I’d love to take another class from him.”Yelp Elites left with a gracious invitation to return for a free week of classes at Soza Fitness. As Yelp Elite Megan H. wrote, “The little goats were allowed to roam around the class and were extremely friendly! A few of them literally jumped on my back during planks! I’ve never interacted with farm animals this way, and I just had the greatest time! Soza was even nice enough to give the Elites a pass for a few free yoga classes at their studio in Parma, which was so nice of them! “To sum up the afternoon, Yelper Leanne T. gushed, “Everyone on the farm and from Soza were so inviting and it felt not only judgement free, but adapted to all levels. It provided a great sense of community while allowing the individual to seek what they were looking for out of the experience!”

Check out the outstanding reviews and photos here. For more information about the Yelp Cleveland Elite Squad, visit yelp.com/elite.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Soza FitnessFeels Like Home Farm • Elizabeth Sturm Photography

For an upcoming schedule of classes at Soza Fitness, click here.

An extra special thanks to our partners for keeping us hydrated and safe during a hot day.

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