Is Yoga Too Easy? Try Goat Yoga!
If you scoured the internet for free workout classes this summer, you may have noticed the plethora of yoga classes out there. Whether you’re into breweries, meditation, the enneagram, music, running, acupuncture or animals – there is a class for you.
The latest yoga trend is Goat Yoga. Yes, you read that right, Goat Yoga. There are several farms in the greater Boston area which host Goat Yoga, including Farmer’s Helper in Bedford, Goats to Go in Georgetown, Lightning Willow Farm in Rockland, Two Sisters Farm in Boxford, and Jenness Farms in Nottingham, NH. There are other groups that will travel from
What is Goat Yoga?
It’s a standard yoga class with the addition of free-roaming goats. As yogis hold poses, goats are free to roam around the mats and may even climb on yogis as take downward facing dog – talk about an extra balancing challenge! Participating goats do not receive any special training prior to class, thus each yogi must practice at their own risk.
While most classes are over for the season, Goats to Go offers Goat Yoga through the end of October at Great Rock Farms in Georgetown, MA. Classes range from $35-$40 and can be purchased online. Jenness Farms will also continue to run classes throughout the fall and offers online registration. Classes cost $26 per person.
Have you tried Goat Yoga before? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience in the comment section below.
If you’re new to goat yoga and you’re interested in participating, make sure you read the dress requirements thoroughly before attending class. Farms ask participants to wear full coverage shirts to avoid hoof scratches on backs, hair in buns or tucked under a hat to avoid nibbling on hair, tight clothes to avoid nibbling on excess fabric, and in the event that a goat has an accident, yogis should bring a change of clothes...namaste!
Anna Montain is a content contributor for JUGS.