Goat Yoga at Linganore Winecellars – SOLD OUT
September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
From beginners to experts, all enjoy practicing yoga with goats as their exercise buddies. Goat Yoga combines the benefits of yoga with animal therapy. Different than a studio environment, goat yoga is more relaxed and casual yet still provides a good work-out for the experienced yoga enthusiast. No one will be offended if you stop to cuddle or play with a goat; after all, that is part of the experience! In fact, some folks completely abandon the yoga aspect and spend their time playing with a goat…..great animal therapy!! The class is conducted in a fenced area; during class, the goats roam freely and do their own thing: some want to be petted, some want to lie down next to you and nap, some want to sit in your lap, others just want to stand beside you. If you are getting too much goat attention, just raise your hand and we will re-direct the goat; if you want more attention, no problem, we will give you a “treat” to offer your exercise buddy.
If you want to initiate your parasympathetic nervous system, (which shuts down the stress response by lowering cortisol–the stress hormone), lower your blood pressure, lower your heart rate and increase oxytocin and endorphins (happy hormones)……try Goat Yoga!!
COVID-19 Safety Measures:
– You are required to wear a mask indoors and if you aren’t able to properly socially distance outside.
– Use hand sanitizer and wash your hands, when possible.
We have been told one of the reasons everyone likes Goat for the Soul is the relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Here are some tips:
- All experience levels are welcome. Usually the more experienced sit toward the front.
- Do goats bite? In their upper jaw, goats only have teeth in the back. In their lower jaw, they have teeth in the front and the back. Goats are excellent nibblers, but not much on biting.
- No one will be offended if you stop to cuddle or play with a goat; after all, that is part of the experience…….some folks completely abandon the yoga aspect and spend their time playing with a goat…..great animal therapy!!
- Bring an old towel or yoga mat. Goats think towels & mats are fascinating and like to nibble…..and sometimes nature calls right when they are standing on your towel…oops!
- You might want to pull your hair back, your exercise buddies like to nibble.
- Bring water and sunscreen.
- Feel free to take as many pictures as you want. After class, you can pose for pictures with the goats.
- Only take your water, mat/towel, and phone into the yoga area; there will be a table to leave all other items (items laying around might be nibbled and stepped on).