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Goat Yoga In The Woods NY For Everyone

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Into The Woods Farm

7222 Kilmer Road

Middle Grove, New York 12850

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A triple threat to de-stress~

Goats, Yoga and Nature! Goat Yoga In The Woods NY is a great way to break from your normal mindset and reap the benefits of animal/laughter therapy and yoga! Open to yogis of every skill level, Goat Yoga In The Woods NY is not your typical yoga class but still a relaxing form of beginner level yoga that always involves smiles, laughter, giggles and of course, goats! Our Nigerian Dwarf Goat breed are just the right size to snuggle in your lap or take a nap on your mat as you move through our certified instructor, Chris Riccio’s guidance. Watch your cares melt away with every goat touch and kiss. Beyond trendy, goat yoga is here to stay as many find unexpected joy in being in the moment and presence of goats.

Goat yoga offers the many therapeutic benefits of animal and laughter therapy in a feel good, fun, yoga class... with adorable goats of all ages. Goat yoga allows guests to step outside of their everyday routine and remind them to not take life so seriously. See how the goats can help you connect with nature and how a soft touch from goat or two, is just the extra push you need in your practice. Anyone in the Goat Yoga area is considered a participant.

Our Farm class sizes are small to maintain our above average human to goat ratio and your ticket reserves your spot. Walk-ins are welcome if spots are available.

Children aged 5+ are welcome. One ticket for each participant is required. Anyone in the Goat Yoga class is considered a participant. Please see our FAQ for more information.

We receive a tremendous amount of interest from people that just want to come visit and many of our attendees have no interest in actually doing yoga, EVERYONE MUST HAVE THEIR OWN TICKET. We limit each event's attendance so that everyone can have plenty of time during and after class to just enjoy the atmosphere and mingle with the goats. Paid guests that don't want to participate in the actual yoga activities are welcome to simply interact, cuddle, and take photos with our precious babies. But EVERYONE must purchase a ticket in order to visit. We want to respect the peacefulness of the practice and not disturb or distract those who have paid to practice.

Into The Woods Farm herd has proven themselves as the perfect Goat Yoga ambassadors during their yoga debut sessions and various public events with children, adults and the elderly during 2016 thru 2019. From The Saratoga Winery and Vischer Ferry General Store events, to our benefit events and festivals, to our more intimate Into The Woods Farm Goat Yoga and Wild Walks With The Goats. We have given many folks experiences to remember. All ticket sales go to filling the hay barn and maintenace and care of our little herd. Our Into The Woods & Under the Sky 4H kids volunteer their time to help wrangle the herd during our events.

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What is Yoga with Goats aka Goat Yoga?

Goat Yoga in The Woods NY is about disconnecting with day to day stress, while some claiming it lowers blood pressure, helps with depression, reduces anxiety, and helps you to focus on positive and happy vibes. It really is next to impossible to stay serious when you see a goat do their little sideways hop or rear up when playing with their herdmates. It can be different things for different people. It has been described as “calm”, "therapy", “zen", and just plain “happiness.” However, there is one recurrent description…”unexpected.” Unexpected certainly describes goats. Then add in yoga and see what happens.

Goat Yoga in The Woods NY is Animal-Assisted Therapy in a natural setting with unexpectedly smart, social, and profoundly cuddly animals. It’s not a cancer cure, but it is an unbelievable distraction from politics, work, stress, sickness and depression. It began in Oregon with Lainey Morse in 2016 with The Original Goat Yoga and is now recognized across the country.

goat yoga in the woods saratoga springs new yorkKnow before you go:

Please visit https://www.intothewoodsfarmny.com/ for additional info!

~Please DO NOT arrive earlier than 15-20 minutes before your scheduled class time. We will set aside time after class for extra socializing and picture taking with the goats if you don't get the shot you want during yoga practice! They live on premise – so don’t worry – they will hang around with you after class is over!

~Please bring a large towel, yoga mat, walking shoes, and a water bottle.

~Be prepared for our goats to take an interest in you! They are excited to host you!

~While some may take themselves (or their yoga practice) very seriously, Goat Yoga at Into The Woods Farm is for everyone and we welcome any and all participants.

~Goats have been known to nudge, scratch, nibble, jump and step on attendees. Goats are NOT potty trained animals.

~Everyone will need to sign-in and sign a waiver before the class starts. During class, please stay on your mat and do not chase the goats - they will make their way over to see you.

~You are solely responsible for all items brought on premise.

~No other animals allowed. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason or to return or refund tickets or spots to any class or session with or without notice.

*Class minimum is 10 people. If the class does not reach the minimum number we will honor another date and can tranfer your reservation to that date. *Be sure to include a phone number or email address so we may contact you in the event this occurs.

*In instances of rain or precipitation, Into The Woods Farm will honor all tickets and attendees at another class of their choosing with availability. Please email us at least 48 hours in advance of the class that you are wanting to attend to confirm availability if your original class does, in fact, get rained out. Thank you.

All ticket sales go to filling the hay barn and maintenace and care of our little herd. Our Into The Woods & Under the Sky 4H kids volunteer their time to help wrangle the herd during our events.


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*NOTICE OF FILMING By participating in this event, you agree that you may be photographed and filmed, and you grant Into The Woods Farm the right to use, publish and copyright your picture, likeness and/or name in videos and/or photos taken during this event for use by ITWF, in perpetuity and throughout all media.

By participating in Goat Yoga, you agree to be solely responsible for any and all liability costs, damages and expenses incurred as a result of any injury or occurrence sustained from participating in Goat Yoga at Into The Woods Farm. You further agree to be held solely responsible for any and all liability costs, damages and expenses incurred by your child or attending minor as a result of his/her participation, either directly or indirectly, in Goat Yoga at Into The Woods Farm. You agree not to hold Into The Woods Farm, its employees, volunteers, instructors and/or representatives responsible in any way for any injury or occurrence whatsoever.


goat yoga in the woods saratoga springs new york OTHER FAQs

Q. What type of yoga do you do in the class? Do I have to know yoga?

~It is an all-skills level yoga class. We are able to accommodate anyone from children to the elderly. It is an "easy flow" class that you can modify to your own level from first timer to advanced. Many of our guests have never practiced yoga.

Q. Do I have to participate in the yoga?

~We like to say this is your goat yoga class! Participants are free to do as much yoga as they want. Everyone’s yoga class is different, some prefer more yoga, some prefer more goats! Some people just like to sit on their mat and snuggle goats. You get to choose!

Q. What happens during class?

~Our certified yoga instructor will teach and entertain the yoga class with yoga flows appropriate for all levels. We, on the other hand, will make sure everyone has a unique goat experience during their practice.

Q. What should I wear to Goat Yoga In The Woods?

~You may wear whatever you wish. Some guests wear workout clothes, PJ's, and flannels, you will be on grass so dress accordingly. Participants may want to tie back hair if it is long (the goats might nibble on it).

Q. What can/should I bring to Goat Yoga In The Woods? Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?

~We provide mats but have a limited amount for first come first serve so bring one if you have it just incase. You are encouraged to bring your own water and insect repellant and a large towel. Please keep in mind that goats are curious animals and they are known to take a liking to your stuff and to nibble on shoe laces, drawstrings, and jewelry. You should leave your sparkly things at home, as well as any other jewelry that may get tangled with a baby goat!

Q. Do we need to bring our own goats?

~Goats are provided at goat yoga! Please don't bring any other animals, goats are prey animals and we don't want them to get eaten.

Q. What kind of goats will be in class?

~We have a Nigerian Dwarf Goats a small dairy goat. These goats are the perfect size for goat yoga.

Q. How many goats do you have?

~Currently, we provide 5-15 goats at our events depending on the number of human participants. We pride ourselves on providing a great human to goat ratio.

Q. Where did the goats come from? Do you have rescue goats?

~Our goats come from amazing local breeders that breed for genetics, milk production, health and stabilty of the Nigerian Dwarf breed. The goats live on our family's regenerative farm where they spend their days doing goat things! No we do do take on rescues being a small farm we do not have the space for safe introduction of other goats however this is their forever home.

Q. Can we pick the goats up?

~There is a very specific way to pick up a goat so we would prefer you not to. If you want to hold a baby goat, just ask!

Q. Is this a form of Animal-Assisted therapy?

~Yes. The focus of this class is not just to take pictures for Instagram. The focus is to combine nature, goats and yoga in order to disconnect with the stresses of life. Combining those three things is very therapeutic and works as a happy distraction from whatever you may be going through, whether that be depression, stress, disease, disabilities or anything.

Q. Can I feed the goats?

~PLEASE DO NOT FEED OUR GOATS and DO NOT BRING FOOD INTO THE YOGA AREA. Our goats are on a diet which promoted maximum nutrition and optimum health.

Q. Do your goats bite or headbutt? Are the goats aggressive?

~No. Will they nibble at your zippers/buttons? Yes, but they’ve never destroyed anything. They’ve also never headbutted a human before. They just want to be pet and cuddled. Our goats are all Nigerian Dwarf breeds. They are gentle and peaceful by nature. They may at times butt each other out of the way to get at food or playfully putting on a “show” for you.

Q. What about goat poop or pee? Is it clean?

~Expect some accidents to occur. The goats are farm animals, which poop and pee whenever it suits them and from time to time they do poop on your mat. (You don't have to do anything about it, we maintain a team ready to quickly clean up any such incidents). Goat poop is not gross or messy. It is small pellets that are easily brushed away. You should be prepared though and dress accordingly. All of our classes in summer are held in a grassy field so any poop becomes part of the Earth and you’ll barely notice it! The perfect reason we have all of our sessions outside under the sky.

Please be respectful of our staff, however, as they are not there to brush random leaves, straw, or dirt from your yoga mats--, so please understand that the take place outdoors, on the ground, in a natural environment!

Q. Are restrooms provided? Are there hand-washing stations or hand-sanitizer provided?

~Yes, we have an outdoor bathroom/ changing room available during our classes.

We will have plenty of hand-sanitizer available at all events. Each outdoor event location amenities will be listed under the event description.

Q. Are children permitted in classes?

~For the safety of the child we prefer them to be over 5 years old and comfortable around animals. They should be able to make it through a fun yoga class and not wander around. The goats do not discriminate so please use your own discretion when bringing a child. You need to buy your child a ticket to class.

Q.Can I bring family or friends to watch?

~No, they would need to pay for a class. While we receive a tremendous amount o inf terest from people that just want to come visit and many of our attendees have no interest in actually doing yoga, EVERYONE MUST HAVE THEIR OWN TICKET. We limit each event's attendance so that everyone can have plenty of time during and after class to just enjoy the atmosphere and mingle with the goats. Paid guests that don't want to participate in the actual yoga activities are welcome to simply interact, cuddle, and take photos with our precious goats. But EVERYONE must purchase a ticket in order to visit. We want to respect the peacefulness of the practice and not disturb or distract those who have paid to practice.

Q. Are there refunds?

~Sorry, no refunds. If you want to reschedule your class you can do so by contacting us directly at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled class. We appreciate being notified as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to someone else who wants to attend. (Reschedules are location specific but exceptions can be arranged) Tickets can be transferred to another participant if you choose to find someone to take your spot.

Q. Do you do private classes?

~Yes! We provide private events for team building for businesses, School and Camp Field trips, bachelorette parties, birthdays etc. please contact us for more information! intothewoodsfarm@gmail.com and www.intothewoodsfarmny.com

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