Phase one is done! Announcing the recipients of the 2019 Caprine Vinyasa Fundraiser (Yoga with baby goats)! This year's classes will benefit the following causes:
Easthampton Farmers' Market (http://easthamptonmarket.com)
Dakin Humane Society (https://www.dakinhumane.org)
Easthampton Community Center (http://easthamptoncommunitycenter.vzwebsites.com)
Cloa's Arc Animal Sanctuary (http://www.cloasark.org)
We still have some spots available for our Children's Class, for those between the ages of 6-4 and a parent/guardian. Please follow this link. https://2019caprinekidsclass.brownpapertickets.com
Sorry. The rest of the classes for 2019 season have SOLD OUT!
The schedule for Sage Meadow Farm 2019 Caprine Vinyasa Fundraiser has been set. The tickets for these yoga classes with baby goats will go on sale Monday, March 11 at 6pm.
This year we have raised the max purchase to four tickets per customer. We will release more details as they become available, including ticket site-navigating tips.
We might see additional classes in May… still working on that.
If you would like to do a private class (20 person minimum at an additional cost), have your organization message us and we will try to accommodate. Last year we had private classes for wedding parties, company team building, and birthdays.
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.
When are the classes?
Please watch this page (see above) or our Facebook page for details! https://www.facebook.com/SageMeadowFarmLLC/
Where will the classes be held?
The same location as last year, in the Boylston Room at the Keystone Building - 122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton. There is limited on street parking; additional parking is available across the street in the Keystone lot, next to Gerry's Convenience store (please don't park in front of Gerry's). More parking is available behind the Keystone building ... follow the signs for INSA parking which is in the same building.
*Please allow yourself extra time to find the location, time to park, and time to sign in and set up. We will have a limited supply of yoga mats, but please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Because we will be interacting with animals that are not potty trained, cloth mats/towels are not recommended.
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