Goat Yoga FAQ's
What is goat yoga anyways?
Goat yoga combines a traditional yoga class with friendly goat kids! Will it be the most relaxing, focused yoga class you've ever been to? No, but it will certainly be fun and a memorable experience! Our goats are playful, inquisitive, cuddly, and sometimes mischievous. We love hosting goat yoga at Chip-in because it brings people to the farm that might not otherwise have chosen to come, and everyone always leaves with a smile! The goats enjoy the experience as well!
How do you know the goats are enjoying themselves?
Our goats are very curious and social, and enjoy new and stimulating environments just like we do! Plus they know that everyone gives them treats and scratches at goat yoga. Goat yoga is fun for us but it is also excellent enrichment for the goats, and it even gives the farmers a chance to spend an hour watching the goats to be sure they are all in good health.
Will the goats climb/jump on me?
We have found that the younger babies have more energy and are more likely to use you as a play structure while the older goat kids tend to be more mellow. We will sometimes encourage the goats to jump up on you for a treat, and some will hop up on your back on their own for a better vantage point. If you are looking for the experience of goats jumping on you try to come to one of our classes earlier in the season. If you would prefer a more calm, relaxed class with goat cuddles then you should sign up for a class later in the season.
Can I pick up a goat or put one on my back for a photo op?
We will teach you how to pick up a goat at the end of class, and you will have a chance to hold the goat kids for photos. If you would like to try taking a photo with a goat on your back let one of us know and we can do our best to try to make that happen. We can't force the goats to do something they don't want to do!
Will they poop/pee on me?
They might! Remember, they are farm animals and have not been potty trained. Luckily goat poop is in pellet form and easy to shake off your mat. We will also have paper towels handy and will be happy to help you out. It's best to bring a towel or blanket to use as a mat for easy cleaning. We have mats available for you to borrow if you'd prefer.
What kind of goats do you have?
The goats are all Myotonic goats, otherwise known as fainting goats. They have a genetic condition which causes their leg muscles to lock up if they are excited or scared. This doesn't hurt the goats and only lasts a few seconds. We sometimes see a goat or two "faint" during a goat yoga class if they become startled. Fainting goats are smaller and stockier than most other goat breeds. This spring we are expecting Fainting Goat x Nigerian Dwarf Goat babies!
What if it rains on the date of my Goat Yoga class?
Our Goat Yoga classes take place outdoors on the farm. If we have rain on the night of the class, we may need to cancel as the goats don't like the rain and nobody likes soggy goats! If we do cancel an email will go out to all attendees at least 1 hour before the start of class. We will also post any cancellations on the Chip-in Farm facebook page. The class will be rescheduled and participants will be automatically registered to the new class date. If you are unable to attend the rain date, you may either 1) ask for a full refund or 2) request a transfer into a different class with open registration.
Can I set up a Private Goat Yoga class on your farm?
Yes! We offer private Goat Yoga classes at Chip-in for groups of friends, coworkers, classmates or for a special event. With options starting at $350 for 15 participants. Visit our main Goat Yoga page for additional details.
Can you bring the goats to my next party or event?
Yes, our goats travel! We can bring the goats to you for indoor or outdoor events. We can even ask our wonderful yoga instructors to come along. Visit our Traveling Goat Yoga page for additional details.
My yoga teacher was awesome! Where can I take more classes with her?
Maria teaches at Lifetime Studios in Bedford. Shiloh teaches at Centre Yoga Studio in Woburn. Julie teaches kids and adult yoga and aromatherapy classes at Roots Yoga Burlington but is also available for private events and birthday parties. You can find out more on the Little Elephant Yoga Facebook page.
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