Event details

Goat yoga will take place on the following dates:

Friday 7 June
Sunday 9 June
Sunday 16 June
Sunday 23 June
Saturday 29 June

10am - 11.15am

£25 per person

Join us to enjoy the easy going freedom of yoga with our pygmy goats, Twix, Mark and Steve.

We're combining the practice of yoga asana (postures) with the enjoyment of baby pygmy goats at the Chatsworth Farmyard. This practice will be full of fun and laughter, as goats roam freely around and on you as you practice your poses in our outdoor paddock.

We will explore Hatha based asana, which focuses on balancing hot and cold, masculine and feminine. This includes moving through postures that may be familiar if you've practiced yoga before, but are also accessible if you've never stepped on a mat. This practice offers the opportunity to feel and align your body better, giving you the opportunity to find a way to make the pose feel right for you, rather than feeling expected to fit into a specific shape.

As we move through these postures, the goats will roam freely around us. This allows us to find a mindset of simplicity and child-like fun, lower our expectations of what yoga should 'look like' and be more present in the moment. 

Please wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Yoga mats will be provided. Goat yoga will take place in our outdoor paddock whatever the weather. In the event of weather too poor for the event to go ahead, we will message you on the morning of the event and reschedule or refund your session. Please meet at the Farmyard entrance at 9.45am. 

Please note that this activity is not suitable for pregnant women. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact education@chatsworth.org

About the instructor
Rebecca Lee Close is Canadian born, living in Sheffield with her kids, dog, and husband. She has been teaching yoga for 7 years now and practising for 20.

As a former ship's captain, Rebecca found yoga as a way to practice self-care mentally and physically while away at sea.

Rebecca's training is originally in Anusara based yoga which focuses on alignment principles. She has gone on to develop her teaching to include restorative, yin, pain-care, postnatal, mobility, and move-with-love practices. Her classes are varied energy wise depending on who’s in attendance and what the overall focus is. They are always light-hearted, detail-oriented, and full of options to suit nearly all bodies.

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