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SOMETHING NEW: Mayfield Garden, with the assistance of Pranayayoga, will hold a yoga retreat that includes a session of goat yoga. Photo: SUPPLIED
SOMETHING NEW: Mayfield Garden, with the assistance of Pranayayoga, will hold a yoga retreat that includes a session of goat yoga. Photo: SUPPLIED

WHAT do yoga and goats have in common? Surprisingly, quite a lot.

The two are coming together for a special event at Mayfield Garden this weekend. 

The team behind Mayfield wants to make the garden a leading NSW tourist destination by adding a variety of new events including seasonal festivals, artistic entertainment, workshops and now a yoga retreat.

“[Mayfield Garden is] providing an immersive and intimate destination that holds inaugural and unique events, bringing people to the region with its incredible backdrop and talent - which is why we have created our Spring Yoga Retreat,” marketing and events manager Meg McKenna said.

The yoga retreat will be held from Friday through to Sunday in the garden and be led by Jan Green, the owner of Bathurst’s Pranayayoga Studio.

Participants will be able to connect with nature as they rest their minds, bodies and spirits with daily yoga and meditation.

Involving goats in yoga is said to be a form of animal therapy that is accessible and affordable, helping people to feel happy and relaxed just from being in the presence of these creatures. 

Details at www.mayfieldgarden.com.au.