How Does Goat Yoga Work?
- 🐏 Do I need to bring my own Yoga Mat?
Yes. Please bring your own mat or towel to use during class.
- 🐏 Can I bring family members or friends to take pictures of my class?
No. Unless they are enrolled in the class since we cap each session at 20 people to ensure everyone gets goat time.
- 🐏 Are children allowed in class?
Yes, however, children must be at least 10 years of age, be able to remain on their mat for the duration of the class, not be a distraction to the other participants/animals, and at least one parent, or guardian, must participate in the same class. The full class fee applies to all attendees.
- 🐏 What breed of goats do you have?
We have Pocket Goats, Pigmy Goats, Nigerian Dwarf & a Toggenburg. We also have a number of ducks and chickens running around should they chose to participate in the class 🙂
- 🐏 Do the goats poop all over you?
Goats have small dry pellets, and from time to time they may poop on your mat. It’s not messy and all you have to do is shake off your mat. They may even pee at times. We have to remember they are not dogs or cats but farm animals and they’re just doing their thing. Nature! ♡
- 🐏 Do you force the goats to participate?
No. The goats are not forced to stand on your back or do tricks. The goats genuinely just prefer to be by humans and all they really want is to be pet and fussed over.
- 🐏 What is Goat Funtime?
Goat Funtime is the time following the class where you get to snuggle goats, take selfies and have some fun with yoga poses with the goats!
- 🐏 Where are the goats while the class is happening?
The goats will be free to wander and do their own thing. Goats are very curious and ours have been in regular close contact with many different people since birth. Then genuinely enjoy being around and interacting with people and love to climb and bounce around when they are feeling playful.
- 🐏 Are there refunds?
No refunds unless the class is canceled due to weather. We d have rain dates.
- 🐏 What type of Yoga do you do in the class?
It is a beginner/all-skills level yoga class instructed by Jess & Nate of Creekside Yoga in Stirling.
- 🐏 Can I just come and hang out with the goats?
After completing the full registration, including payment, you are able to attend the class. We highly recommend participating in the class but you are free to sit and meditate if you prefer.
- 🐏 How long is the class?
The class is an hour long. Following the class there will be 30 minutes of goat fun time/ feeding, pictures and interaction.
- 🐏 Do your goats bite or headbutt?
No. They will nibble at your zippers/buttons but they’ve never destroyed anything. They’ve also never headbutted a human before. They just want to be pet and cuddled.
- 🐏 Is your service safe? Are there any risks?
Hanging out with well socialized goats and participating in Yoga, are both generally safe. The only risk is that you get your clothes a little dirty. Make sure to wear something you don’t mind rubbing up against a goat with!
- 🐏 Is this a form of Animal-Assisted therapy?
Yes. The focus of this class is not just to take pictures for Instagram (although you are more then welcome to). The focus is to combine nature, goats and yoga in order to disconnect from stress. Combining these three things is very therapeutic and works as a positive distraction from whatever you may be going through, whether that be depression, stress, anxiety, disease or anything.
- 🐏 Are your goats ‘certified therapy goats’?
No. Therapy animals do not need to be certified.
- 🐏 Will there be snacks and refreshments after class?
- 🐏 Are there restrooms?
- 🐏 How much is the class?
$30.00 per person. (Tax Included)
- 🐏 How many spaces per class?
There are 20 spots available in each class.
Meet the Herd
|Pygmy/Nigerian Dwarf||Finnegan is the slightly older and larger of twins born on St. Patrick's Day. When he isn't napping with his brother, he can be seen bouncing, climbing, jumping and licking everything.|
|Pygmy/Pocket||Butters is Daisy's second born. He is more skiddish then the rest of the goats and can take time to trust new people. His favourite past-time is chasing the chickens and ducks around the yard and eating Cheerios.|
|Pygmy/Nigerian Dwarf||Pad Thai is one of Rosemary's last twins, as she is now a retired breeding Doe. Thai is very active and social. He thinks he is a dog and will come in the house to hang out and cuddle. he makes friend very easily and loves food, especially bananas and Frosted Flakes!|
|Pygmy/Nigerian Dwarf||Gill one of Rosemary's last twins. He is on the quieter side but will tag along with his brother Pad Thai and get into any trouble they can stir up. Gill was the first of the thwo twins to start eating hay, and he will pretty much try anything once!|
|Toggenburg||The largest of all of our goats is also one of the youngest. Grüber was adopted from a former Furball's Choice employee when his brother tragically passed away and it was decided that he would have a better life with a group of his own kind. Grüber was bottle fed since birth and is very human bonded, preferring to be around people more than other animals.|
|Pygmy/Pocket||Phoenix came to us a month after we picked him out at his breeder's as he was too young to come home at the time. He is very rambuctious and loves to run and climb. He is the only goat to ever beat Gretchen in a race. Phoenix is Patrick and Finnegan's daddy.|
|Pygmy/Nigerian Dwarf||Rosemary is the proud mommy of Patrick and Finnegan and has a strong maternal instinct. She is very protective of her boys when it comes to other animals but does not mind having human handling her babies at all. She loves cabbage and bananas.|
|Pygmy/Pocket||Daisy is our oldest goat. She is Gretchen's mother and loves hanging our with people nearly as much as she likes eating grass, trees, and hay.|