<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usSun, 23 Apr 2017 08:08:34 -0400Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:08:34 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Tonight Show' Thank You Notes: Coachella, United]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:33:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Tonight-Show-TYNotes-WH-easter-bunny.jpg

Jimmy pens thank you notes to Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino, the White House Easter Bunny and more.

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Ramen Challenge With Salma Hayek]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:44:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/TSJF-Ramen-challenge-Salma-Hayek.jpg

Salma Hayek and Jimmy race to be the first to finish three four-foot-long ramen noodles and three shots of sake, while the loser has to lead an invisible marching band out of the studio.

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<![CDATA[Steve Madden Brings Back the Slinky]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:13:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Steve+Madden+Slinky.jpg

From high-waisted mom jeans to crop tops and chokers, fashion trends from the '90s are back with a vengeance.   

The only thing that has been missing to complete that back-to-school look every girl in class had was the iconic Steve Madden Slinky — until now.

The New York-based footwear company has revived the popular platform slide. The 2017 version has been slightly altered with a flatter heel and added elastic in the "stretchy upper" for more flexibility, according to the Steve Madden website. 

The Slinky isn't on store shelves just yet, but they are available for pre-order on Steve Madden's website. The $69.99 shoes are expected to ship in July.

News of the retro shoe's return brought back nostalgic memories for the Slinky-wearing girl who head bopped to alternative rock and cited Cher quotes from "Clueless" while eating candy necklaces.

And despite the fact the shoes' insoles continuously slapped the bottom of your heels, announcing your arrival with loud clapping-like noises, Slinky girls can't wait to get their hands on a pair and stomp around town.

 



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<![CDATA[End of an Era: April the Giraffe Live Feed to Go Dark ]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:50:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_17105737948344.jpg

Almost two months after the pregnant New York giraffe named April was catapulted onto the world stage, the live stream that provided a 24-hour window into her world went dark.

Animal Adventure Park's "Giraffe Cam" was turned off at 4:30 p.m. EST Friday.

Keepers at the Harpursville zoo went live on Facebook moments before to thank their viewers for coming with them on the pregnant giraffe ride.

"Thank you for joining us on this journey, it's certainly not over, it's just the end of the first chapter here," they said.

Since late February, April's daily eating, sleeping, strolling, camera-licking and tail-flicking has been broadcast to a loyal and adoring audience waiting in anticipation to see her deliver her fourth calf. 

After a patient wait, the male calf was born last Saturday, to the delight of a global live audience that has sometimes numbered in the tens of millions.

On Thursday, Animal Adventure Park confirmed on Facebook that the YouTube live feed would be turned off with a small gathering.

It said that early next week the zoo would announce the plan for the camera going forward, including scheduled times when fans could check in on the baby, April and Oliver.

On Facebook, April the Giraffe fans who had found new friends in a community that shared a passion for the long-necked lady said they had mixed emotions.

In the Facebook group "April Giraffe Friends," which has more than 65,000 members, users posted goodbyes to each other and best wishes to the New York zoo.

"As I am sure today is a hard day for everyone here, some more then others," group member Danielle wrote. "It's going to be hard for me to say goodbye."

Penny, another "April Giraffe Friends" member, wrote that losing the feed was going to break her heart, but she had a message of thanks for the others.

"I can't believe this is coming to an end. I have been watching since February," she posted. "It is in my daily routine to watch April and Oliver and now baby g... I have learned so much and have made good friends from all over the world."

Meanwhile, April's baby had still not been named. 

Animal Adventure Park is offering the public a chance to give him one at nameaprilscalf.com, where anyone who wants to vote on a name can do so for $1 per vote. There is a five-vote minimum, and people can vote as many times as they want. 

The contest was being held for 10 days, and then a second round of voting, which will be narrowed down to the top 10 names, will be held for five days. 

Funds raised will be split between the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Ava's Little Heroes and Animal Adventure Park. 

April's little calf stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds, Animal Adventure Park reports. 

April teased her millions of global adorers for weeks before he was born, showing signs of near-but-not-quite labor and enchanting her audience with cute right-at-the-camera gazes and tongue flicks, snack noshing and nuzzling with her much younger 5-year-old beau. 

April's pregnancy was originally catapulted into global headlines in late February after YouTube briefly yanked the zoo's live stream following complaints by animal activists that it violated the site's policies concerning "nudity and sexual content." Thousands upon thousands of social media users voiced their frustration on Facebook and YouTube, and the stream was restored within an hour or so.

Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said the natural curiosity surrounding giraffes and their birthing process was a huge factor in drawing crowds. 

"I think the fact that she's a giraffe and she's a neat species that people are interested in, that's fostered a lot of the attention," he said. "The fact that you'll get to witness the miracle of birth from an animal that you really don't get to see give birth — that's neat."

He added that April's pregnancy was more than just live entertainment, but a teachable moment and source for education.



Photo Credit: Animal Adventure Park via AP
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<![CDATA[Young Royals Talk Mental Health, Parenthood, Diana’s Death]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:20:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/harry-kate-william.jpg

William and Kate and Prince Harry talk about personal issues they've faced, including becoming new parents and the death of Princess Diana, in a new video filmed at Kensington Palace on Wednesday. 

This video is the latest in the push by the young royals to promote conversations about mental health, a topic that has surged to the forefront of their charity work. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opened up about the "steep learning curve" involved in becoming new parents and how overwhelming it was. 

"Remember the first few days with little George," Kate said. "You have no idea what you're doing. No matter how many books you read, nothing can prepare you for it."

William, second in line to the English throne, said that having children has put things in a new perspective, helping him understand why certain things make him upset, particularly when it comes with working with veterans and their families.

William and Harry also spoke candidly about how they didn't talk much about their mother's death as they grew up without her. William was 15 and Harry was 12 when Princess Diana died in a car crash in 1997. In the video, Harry said the two had not talked about their mother enough. 

Breaking with the royal tradition of stoic silence about mental health, Harry revealed to Britain's Daily Telegraph earlier this week that 20 years after Diana's death, he has finally sought out counseling. In the video, Harry gives William credit for encouraging him to seek help. 

"I always thought to myself, what's the point of bringing up the past? What's the point of bringing up something that's only going to make you sad," Harry said in the new video. "It ain't going to change it. It ain't going to bring her back. And when you start thinking like that it can be really damaging. And you always said to me, 'You've got to sit down and think about those memories.'"

Harry told The Daily Telegraph that he had nearly suffered multiple breakdowns since his mother's death after he "shut down all his emotions" for 20 years.

In the video, Kate reveals it was her idea for the royals to get involved with mental health, calling it the "common thread" that touches many other issues like homelessness, addiction and bereavement. 

The video was posted to the official Kensington Palace Twitter account on Friday, also Queen Elizabeth's 91st birthday. This weekend, hundreds of runners will take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of Heads Together.

The Heads Together campaign is an initiative by Harry, William and Kate to encourage open conversations about mental health issues, with the hope of ending stigma, raising awareness and providing help for people with mental illness. 

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said in a statement that the trio has been "overwhelmed by the response" to the campaign.



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<![CDATA[7 East Coast Music Festivals You Won't Want to Miss]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:02 -0400 Broccoli City Festival started in 2013 as an effort bring attention to Earth Day, and to help educate and inspire people about why its important to be "active and engaged participants in their community." This year, the Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week (April 29-May 6) with a wide range of events, including a 5K run and volunteering opportunities, leading up to the music festival. The festival lineup includes Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty & more.

When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Gateway DC
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
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Broccoli City Festival started in 2013 as an effort bring attention to Earth Day, and to help educate and inspire people about why its important to be "active and engaged participants in their community." This year, the Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week (April 29-May 6) with a wide range of events, including a 5K run and volunteering opportunities, leading up to the music festival. The festival lineup includes Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty & more.

When: Saturday, May 6
Where: Gateway DC
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.
Want tix? Find them online here.]]>
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Summer is quickly approaching, which means that music festival season is also right around the corner. We've rounded up seven of the East Coast's most popular music festivals.

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<![CDATA[Olympic Medalist Will Claye Embarks on Music Career]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/IMG_66532.JPG

Will Claye has earned three medals as a track and field athlete for Team USA. His most recent success came at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio when he brought home a silver medal in the triple jump. 

Since returning from the Summer Games, Claye has continued to compete at the highest level on the track but wanted to make sure all his time wasn't consumed by training and competition.

He has been working on something he has been passionate about since he was a child, music. When he was young, it was singing in the church choir or making a mixtape on a boom box.

Now, as an Olympic medalist, new opportunities have presented themselves for Claye, including a chance to record his own album.  

The result is "Look What You Created," a hip-hop album with 12 tracks of music Claye says "will put you in a good mood."


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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" Premiere]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:06:00 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-671021038.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Royal Family: Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 91st Birthday]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:56:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Elizabeth91Bday.jpg A look through the years at the royal family.

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<![CDATA[Steve Irwin's Son Brings Baby Bears to Play With Fallon]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:45:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-04-21-at-5.35.08-AM.jpg

Robert Irwin, 13-year-old son of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, shows Jimmy Fallon all kinds of animals, including a scorpion, two legless lizards and a pair of baby black bears.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': #420Songs Hashtag With Brad Paisley]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:01:15 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-04-21-at-5.27.39-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon gets some help from Brad Paisley singing his favorite tweets with the hashtag #420Songs.

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<![CDATA[Celebrity Baby Boom: Serena Williams Announces Pregnancy]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:14:28 -0400 photo post with the words, "20 weeks." A spokesperson confirmed that Williams is expecting a baby with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, in the fall of 2017. The week of the announcement is also her 317th week as the top female tennis player in the world. In January, Williams won the Australian Open women's singles final against her sister, Venus Williams, which means she was likely pregnant when she won. ]]> photo post with the words, "20 weeks." A spokesperson confirmed that Williams is expecting a baby with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, in the fall of 2017. The week of the announcement is also her 317th week as the top female tennis player in the world. In January, Williams won the Australian Open women's singles final against her sister, Venus Williams, which means she was likely pregnant when she won. ]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/632915024-Serena-Williams-Australian-Open.jpg See which celebrities are gearing up for parenthood.

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<![CDATA[Trump Family Among Time's 100 Most Influential People]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:29:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/time+100+biles+trump+pope.jpg

The Trump family dominated Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" list, "Today" reported.

President Donald Trump is on the list for the second time, and so are two of his closest advisers: daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Also on the list are Pope Francis, actor Ryan Reynolds, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. The list includes 40 women. 

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Each influential person is introduced in a profile written by another notable figure. Sen. John McCain, for example, introduced FBI Director James Comey.

Time Editor-in-Chief Nancy Gibbs said this year's list is more complicated than it has been in the past: "These past 12 months have sharpened our edges as political debates in the U.S. and Europe, the Middle East and Asia, turned jagged and primal and seem almost perfectly designed to divide us more deeply."



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Secret Ingredient With Anthony Bourdain]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:45:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/anthony-bourdain-ingredient.jpg

Jimmy Fallon, Anthony Bourdain and Sienna Miller take turns guessing the unusual secret ingredient hidden in each course of a "gourmet" meal, earning points if they guess right.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon Turns Viral Photos Into Memes]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:09:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/FALLON_GettyImages-528518222.jpg

Jimmy Fallon has some fun with the viral photos of politicians and celebrities, such as President Donald Trump and soccer star Christiano Ronaldo, and turns them into memes.



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<![CDATA[27 Years of People's 'Most Beautiful' People]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:46:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-530970036.jpg In 1990, Michelle Pfeiffer appeared on the cover of People magazine's first ever "50 Most Beautiful People In The World" issue. See who else has won the title over the years.

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<![CDATA[Oprah Honors Henrietta Lacks in Latest Project]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:53:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/OPRAH_AP_16315832577425.jpg

Oprah Winfrey's long-running daytime TV talk show, at its best, excelled as a platform for ordinary people to shed extraordinary insight by telling their stories.

That's the DNA of Winfrey's media empire, from her magazine to her TV network to her playing defiant underdogs in movies from "The Color Purple" to "Selma."

The strands of the Oprah approach are woven into her latest effort as she stars Saturday in HBO's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," the movie version of the non-fiction bestseller about the long-anonymous woman whose cervical cancer cells fueled major medical advances.

As detailed in Rebecca Skloot's remarkable 2010 book, it’s a compelling story that touches on race, greed, ethical violations and how one person can change the world – in other words, a story for our times.

And it's a story built for Winfrey, who plays Deborah Lacks, the daughter of the title character.

Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 at age 31, leaving behind a young family. She also unknowingly bequeathed what became known as the "HeLa" cell line, which, unlike most cell lines, just kept reproducing, meaning a boon for medical researchers.

Lacks' family didn't learn of this for nearly a quarter century as her cells reaped wonders – and profits.

Deborah Lacks, in Skloot's 2010 book, comes across as a strong, complex personality. She's given to what would seem like paranoia – though her suspicion is rational given that she grew up in poverty, left in the dark for years about her mother's rich gift in a county capable of travesties like the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments. Deborah Lacks is a fighter determined to reclaim the mother she never got to know.

The movie offers an opportunity to extend the legacy of Henrietta Lacks – and of Oprah Winfrey, who keeps giving new life to seemingly small stories that speak to larger truths.

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[Patriots' Gronkowski Crashes White House Press Briefing]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:08:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/wh9.jpg

Rob Gronkowski crashed the White House press briefing on Wednesday, drawing laughs from the surprised press corps.

Press secretary Sean Spicer's briefing had been going on for about 20 minutes when the tight end opened a door and poked his head around the corner of the dais.

“Sean, you need some help?” Gronkowski said. 

“I think I got this, but thank you,” Spicer responded.

“You sure?” Gronk persisted.

Gronkowski's surprise appearance got a loud laugh out of the assembled media. Spicer kept his composure, though, quickly returning to the subject at hand.

"That was cool," Spicer, who is a big Pats fan, said with a laugh. "How do you follow that?"

Gronkowski's New England Patriots were at the White House to accept congratulations from President Donald Trump for their Super Bowl victory.



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<![CDATA[Disney Gives Early Look at Upcoming Star Wars-Themed Lands]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:24:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/199*120/Disney+Star+Wars+Theme+land.jpg

Two years after Disney announced plans to bring Star Wars-themed expansions to its parks in California and Florida, fans of the franchise finally got a behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of the parks.

Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering creatives shared exclusive details about the new galactic lands scheduled to open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019.

During the "Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making" celebration in Orlando Saturday, new renderings were revealed in a video giving attendees insight into their collaboration — including the story behind "the mysterious destination somewhere on the Outer Rim."

"We’re creating a place that is an extension of the Star Wars universe, not a recreation of an experience that you might have already seen on screen, but something totally brand new," said Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director Asa Kalama.

The never-before-seen land is set in a remote village that was once a bustling area along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but over time has become a thriving environment for port smugglers, rogue traders and adventure-seeking travelers bouncing between the frontier and uncharted space, according to Disneyland Resort spokesman George Savvas.

"There will be things in there that will feel very familiar, things in there that they’ve always wanted to see, but yet on top of that we’re also designing and creating new experiences so that it will really enhance what the Stars Wars universe is," said Star Wars’ Creative Director Doug Chiang.



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<![CDATA[NFL Players React to Death of Aaron Hernandez]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:58:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/218*120/aaron-hernandez-juicio-4.jpg

Current and former NFL players were shocked by the death of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday morning.

Some of them took to Twitter to post about Hernandez's death.

Claude Pleon, a player for the New York Jets tweeted, "R.I.P Aaron Hernandez."

Former San Diego charger Antonio Cromartie tweeted, "I thought he was about to appeal his case. Wow."

Isaiah "Ike" Reese, a former player for the Philadelphia Eagles tweeted, "Aaron Hernandez, #HeGone!!!!" but later deleted the tweet and added, "Tweet has been deleted, completely insensitive on my behalf. Was caught up in my emotions for a moment there, no excuse, I apologize to ALL."

Former Pittsburgh Steeler player Ike Taylor tweeted, "#RIP Aaron Hernandez...something doesn't feel right about him committing suicide... #prayingfor ... GOOD MORNING TO ALL..."

Hernandez was found hanging from his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning.

He was later pronounced dead at UMass Leominster Hospital.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Mad Lib Theater With Kevin Spacey]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:49:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/kevin-spacey-tonight.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Spacey perform an intense tennis-inspired scene they've written together using Mad Libs.

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<![CDATA[MLB Pitcher Teaches Jimmy Fallon Spanish]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:46:02 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/mlb-pitcher-tonight.jpg

White Sox pitcher José Quintana learned English by watching the "Tonight Show," so he returns the favor by teaching Jimmy Fallon Spanish.

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<![CDATA[New Hampshire Farm Lets You Do Yoga With Baby Goats]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:10:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/200*120/Screen+Shot+2017-04-18+at+1.40.45+PM.png

The latest fitness trend might just convince some people to slap on yoga pants, especially if they love baby animals.

Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, has gotten a lot of attention after introducing yoga with baby goats as a part of their business a few weeks ago. The tiny goats are let loose while yoga students get into various yoga positions. 

The result is a mix of the relaxed mindfulness that yoga offers and some chaotic cuteness. 

Jenness Farm raises dairy goats for a variety of products, such as goat milk, soaps, and other bath and body items, but visitors have been able to get up-close-and-personal with the animals on their yoga mats for the past few weeks. 

Owner Peter Corriveau said many followers of the farm's Facebook page suggested he offer the yoga class after similar ones have been seen trending in other areas. He has run Jenness Farm since 2001 and knew that his goats would be perfect for the job since he bottle raises them himself.

“Goats are very intelligent and curious,” he said. “Within the first hour of their life they are up and walking around. They are very playful.”

The farm recruited local yoga instructor Janine Bibeau, a frequent visitor of Jenness Farm and a fellow goat-lover. The first few classes have been a big hit and presented a new way to bring in yoga newcomers.

“This is unlike any yoga that I’ve ever taught,” said Bibeau, “you can come into this room feeling tired or sad and you are going to leave a lot more joyous and energetic. After the last class that we taught, my face was sore from smiling the whole time.”

Bibeau has goats of her own, but they are a bit calmer than the hyperactive baby goats that like to jump on top of people while they pose. Her older goats will simply come up and cuddle while she practices her yoga. 

The energetic baby goats are a good representation of how chaotic life can get. Her students are challenged to remain mindful, but of course are encouraged to pet and play with the goats during the class.

Interest in the class has exploded since photos and video from the first few classes have gone viral on Facebook. There is already a long waiting list to get into a class, but Corriveau says that they are working on expanding the yoga area to let more people in at once. 

For more information on goat yoga at Jenness Farm you can visit their website here.

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