Goat yoga in the Chatsworth Farmyard
Goat yoga will take place on the following dates:
Wednesday 28 June
Sunday 2 July
Tuesday 4 July
£25 per person
Join us to enjoy the easy going freedom of yoga with pygmy goats.
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 bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Goat yoga will take place in our outdoor paddock but will be moved indoors to the barn if the weather is inclement.
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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