Goat Yoga + Urban Farm Mini-Tour

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Fitness & Wellness

Event Overview

For this experience, we will meet in the goats' pasture, a third of an acre field on Carroll Ave, just down the street from Garfield Park Conservatory. Here we will have a 75-minute yoga class involving moving, stretching, and being aware of your own body, while goats graze, frolic, and perch on you! We will talk about power animals, connecting to the natural world hidden in plain sight, and touch on goat mythology and symbolism.


You are welcome to leave straight after class, or help walk the animals (some of you will carry the baby goats!) down the block back to a once contaminated, trash-filled vacant lot that has been transformed into an urban-farm in the heart of the west-side, where the goats live with their pony and chicken buddies. You can take a little tour, ask questions, or snack and drink coffee. Expect your shoes and clothing to get a little dirty, but also prepare to have fun, move your body and interact with animals and other humans.


Please Note: If it is raining, the event will be cancelled. You are welcome to move to another date or request a refund.

What's Provided

Towels for yoga, coffee, tea and water will be provided. Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Cancellation Policy
Location
My Yard
3546 W Carroll Ave,
Chicago , IL , 60624

EVENT DETAILS

Date & Time

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My Yard

Price

$25 per Ticket

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

I have been teaching yoga and working with animals for the past 13 years, and am continually interested in their overlap. I have spent the past decade studying agriculture, apprenticing with animal trainers, and working as a consultant for local nonprofits. I have always dreamed of rewilding myself and my environs by bringing more plants and animals to the city. For the past 6 years, I have been bioremediating the lots next to my home, resulting in an urban-farm-dreamscape. The animals here are a delight to local children and have become neighborhood mascots. As my day job, I own and operate a holistic health clinic in Pilsen that provides acupuncture and musculoskeletal therapy.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Ann C.
    Reviewed on 05/27/18

    My daughters and I are always looking for something fun and new to do....this was it! Beatrice and Molly were not only excellent instructors, but they enlightened us about goats and rewilding. The baby goats were cute and fun, but also added to the experience of yoga. They helped with balance and our ability to stay in the moment. This is definitely a class we'll do again!

    My daughters and I are always looking for something fun and new to do....this was it! Beatrice and Molly were not only excellent instructors, but they enlightened us about goats and rewilding. The baby goats were cute and fun, but also added to the experience of yoga. They helped with balance and our ability to stay in the moment. This is definitely a class we'll do again!

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    Tricia M.
    Reviewed on 05/30/18

    It was the first time the class was held so the baby goats were brand new at 9 days old! Less of them hopping and more cuddling them, which was fine by me. You can tell how much enjoyment the teachers had for reconnecting with the earth and regrounding into the world around you.

    It was the first time the class was held so the baby goats were brand new at 9 days old! Less of them hopping and more cuddling them, which was fine by me. You can tell how much enjoyment the teachers had for reconnecting with the earth and regrounding into the world around you.

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    Scott R.
    Reviewed on 06/02/18

    Super fun time! Expect more goat than yoga. But the goat time is great, baby goats are incredibly cute and holdable, and the goats are very sociable. Do it!

    Super fun time! Expect more goat than yoga. But the goat time is great, baby goats are incredibly cute and holdable, and the goats are very sociable. Do it!

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    Michelle K.
    Reviewed on 06/02/18

    It was an amazing morning. I felt grounded and peaceful. I also felt if the world was filled with more people like the teachers (and classmates) the world would be a better place. The goats were adorable and sweet, I couldn't get enough! They integrate the goats and stories perfectly to make you appreciate these beautiful little creatures in a new light. I could not speak highly enough of my experience for myself and my daughter that joined me.

    It was an amazing morning. I felt grounded and peaceful. I also felt if the world was filled with more people like the teachers (and classmates) the world would be a better place. The goats were adorable and sweet, I couldn't get enough! They integrate the goats and stories perfectly to make you appreciate these beautiful little creatures in a new light. I could not speak highly enough of my experience for myself and my daughter that joined me.

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    Christina S.
    Reviewed on 06/19/18

    It was crazy hot the day of our class, and Beatrice and Shaina were super accomodating about the heat. The goats were crazy cute, and it was an overall wonderful time. I'm going again next month!

    It was crazy hot the day of our class, and Beatrice and Shaina were super accomodating about the heat. The goats were crazy cute, and it was an overall wonderful time. I'm going again next month!

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