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Goat Yoga Classes at Simmons Farm

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Simmons Farm

1942 W Main Rd

Middletown, RI 02842

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Goat yoga has taken the holistic wellness & integrative therapy world by storm. It started with a viral Facebook video in which baby goats are invited to join a yoga class. It is sure to make you smile! At first it seems silly, but you too will find yourself watching the video over and over again and then sharing it with your friends. In this way you share that warm, unique feeling you just had; So when Christine Reed forwarded her friend the viral goat yoga video and said, "We should do this," it was a perfect match!

One word to describe yoga is union; we practice together as one in nature with other animals, gently stretching, opening up our minds and hearts. For the 90 minutes we're together the therapeutic benefits of "being in the moment" helps to relieve the stress and anxiety of everyday life. Many people jokingly ask if the goats will be doing yoga too, well, in a way yeah. In mindfulness practice the muscle that is strengthened is awareness, or concentration. The inclusion of the playful, adorable kids serves as a tool to strengthen that muscle. Typically after a yoga practice one will often experience this same euphoric feeling you felt when you first watched the goat yoga video. Perhaps this is because you have disconnected with your daily stresses and enjoyed doing yoga in union with nature. So if you look at it this way it becomes clear how goats and yoga are amother perfect match!

This goat yoga class is accessible to everyone, no yoga experience is required. The class is practiced outside in a designated area with a gorgeous, panoramic view of the wide open space at Simmons Farm in Middletown, RI. It is recommended to wear layers and bring a exercise mat or blanket, cushion/ pillow and water.

Adult Classes are being offered on Tuesday and Friday evenings 6-7:30pm, and Thursday mornings 10-11:30am, May through September, weather-permitting. $20 pp. Special children's classes will be held on select Saturdays through August, from 4-5pm at a charge for parent/child pair of $25.

Please arrive a few minutes before the event, enter into the Simmons Farm parking lot on West Main Rd., and check in and pay (cash only) when meeting at the farm stand. We will then collect our playful goat partners and head up to the field to begin our practice.

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Christine Reed, Kripalu certified yoga instructor, will lead this mindfulness practice teaching yoga and meditation with kindness, warmth & humor.

Karla Simmons, mother, farmer and goat whisperer who cheerfully runs Simmons Farm will be the gracious host and will join in each yoga practice. Karla is also studying psychology where she recently decided to dedicate her focus to Pet Therapy.


For those that are unfamiliar with Simmons Farm, it is a magical place where animals roam, where life is real, and where all are welcome. Simmons Farm has many offerings, including a CSA (community supported agriculture) program, fresh produce, meats, handmade cheeses, and a “Pet, Play and Cuddle" petting zoo.

Simmons Farm is also available for private parties and special events, for more details please express your interest here or to simmonsfarmri@gmail.com and we will get back to with details.

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