What is Caprine Vinyasa? Put simply, Caprine Vinyasa is a beginners' yoga class, led by a certified yoga instructor, with beautiful and playful goat kids. We encourage participants to pet, cuddle and hold the kids ... at the kids' leisure. You may find yourself in a posture, when suddenly a 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? 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.