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GoGa with Carrie @GottaGoat Farm

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Meeting at Super Save Gas

Class at GottaGoat Farm

101 Green Mountain Road

Penticton, BC V2A 6J7

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Join Carrie, Cindy, Jeff and the entire crew at GottaGoat Farm for our summer event series ....... goga! We will be practicing outdoors with baby goats being free to roam and interact with you as they please. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about these loving animals while fostering your own sense of tenderness and empathy for nature and the environment.

Please note, as we are practicing in 'their yard' they will be themselves, meaning they will most definitely nibble curiously at anything they can get their lips around .... zippers, pulls, jewellery, hair bands, tags, etc. And even though it it unlikely you need to be prepared that they may relieve themselves while participating in our class. If you register to attend, please wear clothing that you are ok with being nibbled at and/or getting dirty. (ie.... nothing expensive).

Class consists of an hour yoga, a short education piece on the goats and of course photo opps!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes. As this is a working farm and not a petting zoo ..... attendance is restricted to teens and adults.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We will meet as a group at the Super Save Gas Station at the bottom of Green Mountain Road and travel in a convoy! To get directions to our meeting point, please click here.

What can I bring into the event?

Most important is bringing your signed waiver. To access, download, and print your waiver please visit www.gottagoat.com. the waiver is at the bottom of the page. Don't worry about printing your ticket as I have your information as soon as you register. As previously mentioned wear clothing and bring a mat that you don't mind getting dirty. Bugspray is recommended. If you have an 'outdoor' blanket feel free to bring it along. We'll be out for 2 hours in total so bring some water to stay hydrated. Finally, as we are at the bottom of the mountains, it will be a bit cooler than in Penticton, feel free to bring another layer in case you need it.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

text 250.492.1191 or email carrie@pentictonyogatherapy.com

What's the refund policy?

Sorry, no refunds ..... if you can't make it, gift it to someone who would enjoy this fun filed event.

What is Goat Yoga?

Goat Yoga is… well… a yoga class with goats! These adorable little animals interact with the participants, and although uninterrupted meditation is probably not possible, the class is a fun, therapeutic, and totally unique way to exercise and relieve stress. As it is an 'all levels' class, the yoga will be on the gentler side so that those who have never done yoga before can experience this fun class.

What should I expect during a Goat Yoga Class?

Once we get to the farm, Cindy and the team will give you an overview of the class format, and provide some instructions about how to interact with the goats. We'll get setup and start our class. The goats might walk under you, over you, or even lay down beside you. We will not 'force' or 'encourage' the goats to interact in any specific way ..... meaning we won't put them on your back, or make them jump up. The GottaGoat Team will be there the entire time just in case you need assistance with any of the goats. Smile, laugh, pet and cuddle with the goats, and let the stresses of your everyday life just slip away. There will be a photographer on site and as it is a yoga class after all, you will be encouraged to interact with the goats and not your phone. Stay present and enjoy every moment with these adorable animals in this one of a kind setting. And above all else – expect to have some fun!

What should I bring to a Goat Yoga Class?

You should bring a large (beach) towel or yoga mat (one that you don’t mind if it gets a little dirty or if a goat decides to chew on it), as the sessions take place outside on the grass or inside the barn if the weather doesn’t cooperate. You should also bring some water, sunscreen during the day, and insect repellent for morning or evening classes.

What should I wear?

Goats love to nibble! They test everything with their mouths, so wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind if they happen to nibble at. However, try to avoid anything with dangling strings or pulls, and it is a good idea to keep your jewelry to a minimum. As you will be walking through the barn and barnyard, we also recommend closed-toe shoes, such as sneakers.

Can I bring my own animals?

Although we love all animals, we kindly ask that you do not bring your animals to our farm.

Can I pick up the goats?

For the well-being of our little animals, we request that you do not pick up the goats yourself. We are happy to bring a goat to you to hold for a photo or just to cuddle, but we want to make sure all of our animals are handled safely.

Should I wash after petting the goats?

We care greatly about your health and that of our animals, and have several biosecurity polices we would like you to practice. If you have been to a different farm in the last few weeks, we ask that you do not wear the same footwear or clothing when on our farm property. We also request that you wash up and use hand sanitizer both before and after handling our animals. We do have a sink in our barn for just that purpose.

Can I take pictures?

Of course! But please ..... wait until after class. We encourage you to bring your camera or phone, and there will be time set aside for taking pictures (as you won’t want to leave your equipment in with the goats during the entire class). We can also take some high-quality photos for you, and email them to you for an additional fee.

Are there refreshments available?

We have a limited selection of refreshments available for purchase.

Are towels/mats provided for the Goat Yoga Class?

We do recommend that you bring your own, but we may have some available – just ask in advance.

Can we just come and play with the goats and other animals?

We do offer scheduled Open Houses and Private Farm Tours where you can learn about and interact with our animals and our farm. However, when a Goat Yoga class, or other workshop is taking place, all individuals must be registered for the class. As we are an operational farm, we are not able to have visitors just drop by.

Are there restrooms at the farm?

Yes, we will occasionally have porta-potties, but otherwise, the restroom is located in our home. Our staff will be happy to guide you there when needed.

What kind of goats are there?

We have two breeds of miniature goats that participate in the Goat Yoga classes: Nigerian Dwarf Goats and Miniature Silky Fainting Goats.

Are there only baby goats?

Nope. We allow our entire herd of goats to be involved in the Goat Yoga Classes, except for our bucks (the full-grown males), and our large goats. The herd includes all the goat moms (does), and all their goat babies (kids), and possibly even some pregnant does. Depending on the time of year, we may have a number of goat babies or they may be a little older. Any of our really young babies will not be allowed in the classes for their own safety, but they are usually close by!

What are the age requirements?

For our Goat Yoga Classes, we require the participants to be at least 13 years old and comfortable around animals. They will require parental consent on their Liability Waiver Agreement if under 19 years old. All of our visitors should be able to make it through the entire class or activity, and we ask that no one wanders around the farm. For other events or tours, any younger children must be closely supervised at all times, for both their safety and the safety of our animals.

Will the goats poop?

The goats are in their natural environment and may occasionally poop close by (or sometimes on) your towel or mat, but not usually on a person! We will be there to help clean up after them as needed, but rest assured, their poop does not stink and those little pellets are easy to just brush away. And they make great fertilizer!

Where is GottaGoat Farm?

We are located about 20 minutes west of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. It is a beautiful, scenic area where you can appreciate the joys of nature and the environment. Even the drive here is amazing! Once you have registered for your event we will provide specific directions to our farm.

Is there a smoking area?

We can’t have any smoking in our barn, or generally around the farm property, as the Penticton area is usually at a high risk for fires, especially where we are located. We can certainly provide you with a safe place to smoke if needed though – please just ask when you are here.

One last piece of information:

There is no cell phone service at GottaGoat Farm! Don’t panic – just think of this as your opportunity to really “get away from it all!” We do have a land-line that can be used in case of emergencies, and WiFi is also available.

Other questions?

We are happy to answer any other questions you may have about our classes or other events. Please contact us at any time.

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Meeting at Super Save Gas

Class at GottaGoat Farm

101 Green Mountain Road

Penticton, BC V2A 6J7

Canada

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