Sage Meadow Farm is excited to present our second goat yoga series in the spring of 2018, Caprine Vinyasa. 2017 was an amazing season for Caprine Vinyasa, raising over $5,500 for local charities. We hope to raise just as much in 2018. The new classes will be part charity and pard fundraiser. Half of all proceeds from these classes will be donated to the following nonprofits: Freedom for All Massachusetts, Easthampton Farmers' and Makers Market,Easthampton Community Center, and Dakin Humane Society. A portion of the proceeds will be used to help fund a milk pasteurizer for Sage Meadow, to get our dairy fully functional ... so that we can start making and selling goat cheese!
Goat Kid Yoga Ticket Giveaway: Between November 24 and December 15, every purchase from the Soap Store of $40 or more will be automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to 2018 Caprine Vinyasa! We will be giving away five (5) pairs of tickets for a total of ten (10) tickets! Each pair of tickets is valued at $70. Drawing will be held January 6, 2018, and the winners will be notified by email. Enter as many time as you'd like, but you can only win one pair of tickets. If for any reason the classes are not held, the winners will be awarded the value of the tickets ($70). Dates and times for the classes will be announced in the spring of 2018, at which time the winners will be able to choose their class, from those dates only. No-shows will not be reimbursed.
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 goats 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? Dates are to be determined. Our girls are pregnant now, and we are expecting the kids starting mid April, 2018. We will post more info once we know that the kids have arrived and are safe and sound.
Where will the classes be held? We are working to have the classes in the same location as last year, The Boylston Room at the Keystone Building in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
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Sage Meadow Farm Goat Milk Soap is now available at Big Y World Class Markets! Look for our kiosk in Southampton, Northampton, and Amherst, Massachusetts.