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Welcome to Caprine Vinyasa ~ Yoga With Goat-Kids!

Combining the benefits of vinyasa yoga with the playful antics of baby goats.

2020 classes Are postponed until further notice.

What is Caprine Vinyasa?

The kids love to play 'King of the Mountain'!

Put simply, Caprine Vinyasa is a beginners' yoga class with beautiful and playful goat-kids. Each class it taught by Audrey Jones-Blaisdell,  a certified yoga instructor who has been with us since we started this exciting adventure. Class participants are encouraged to pet, cuddle and hold the kids, at the kids' leisure. You may find yourself in a posture, when suddenly a goat-kid (or posse of kids) may start climbing on you. Like most youngsters, goat kids are easily distracted and have a short attention span, so their visits with you are likely to be in brief intervals. But they also are known to suddenly lay down on a random mat for a quick nap.

Why Yoga with goats?

Mina decided to nap on Audrey's lap.

While it's true that a meditative yoga practice is good for the mind and body, every now and then we all need to step back from taking ourselves too seriously. Goat kids playful antics will often interact with practicing yogis, which is a great way to stay present in the moment. Do you stretch deeper into the pose, or do you relax and nuzzle with a curious kid that is demanding your attention? You get to decide!

How are the goat-kids with all of this?

Our goat-kids love the attention! From the moment they are born, our goats are socialized with lots of daily human interaction, as well as interaction with other animals on our farm. This allows them to grow into adulthood with little fear of their human handlers. The only thing kids love more than curling up in a human lap ... is probably jumping on the person's shoulders. This creates a goat-kid that is anything but shy! But like all little ones, they have accidents, and we will have pee/poo patrollers on duty to quickly clean up any messes.

When are the classes?

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Where will the classes be held?

Some of the classes will be at the same location as last year, in the beautiful Boylston Room in the Keystone Building. Later classes will be next-door in the Community Room Eastworks building. Both of these buildings are next to each other on Pleasant Street in Easthampton, about a half-mile from Sage Meadow Farm.

Please make note of which building your class will be held. Location will depend on the date of the class based on availability at both locations. (We are hoping that one day soon we will have a permanent home for our Caprine Vinyasa classes!)

Why Are we doing this?

Each year we choose four organizations and individuals to support, two animal-related and two human-related. This year’s recipients will be:

Easthampton Community Center  
https://easthamptoncommunitycenter.org

Easthampton Farmer’s Market
https://easthamptonmarket.com

Dakin Humane Society
https://www.dakinhumane.org

Halfway Home Cat Rescue
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Halfway-Home-Cat-Rescue-Inc-452729931451659/about/?ref=page_internal

Wait! There’s more! We have expanded our mission for 2020 to include raising funds for two major projects happening in Easthampton:
The first is City Space. This is a huge undertaking to transform the old Town Hall into a multiuse arts and performance space. In addition to class proceeds, we are working with a local artist to design a new t-shirt for the 2020 Caprine Vinyasa classes, and all of the proceeds from the sales of this shirt will go to Citi Space. https://www.cityspaceeasthampton.org.Stay tuned for the reveal! (If you are interested in helping sponsor the T-shirt, please contact Sage Meadow Farm.)
Our final project is literally a work in progress, currently named SYNC Fitness, which stands for Strength & Yoga Nurturing Cooperative. This project will create serene multiuse yoga and fitness spaces, which will be complimented with baths & locker rooms that will be reminiscent of a spa experience. We hope to bring together various forms of yoga (including hot yoga), Tai Chi, pilates, meditation – a limitless array of body healing and strengthening techniques – all under one roof in an affordable and body-positive environment. This is a very exciting project which, if successful, may become the permanent home to Sage Meadow Farm Caprine Vinyasa spring classes! Our project is now moved to the architect’s hands and we will keep you up do date as this develops. We are hoping to begin a buildout in June.
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