Goat Yoga is back!

Posted by on April 12, 2017 in Classes & Events, Goats, On the farm

Goat Yoga is back!

YOGA ON THE FARM – Scheduled Sundays at 5pm, Beginning April 2nd. New dates added for August-October!

Start Time: 5pm
End Time: 6pm
Location: Wish We Had Acres, 10715 Shopton Rd West, Charlotte, NC 28278
Instructor(s): See Class Description.
Class fee: $10*
Pre-register here.

Children are welcome! Please pre-register as classes fill up fast!

Last date for the Summer Yoga Schedule and last chance to redeem your class credit from the April 23rd rain date is August 20th!

Have you always wanted to do mountain pose next to a goat? Join our social goats in the pasture and bring new meaning to your practice… they love our yoga days as much as we do. There is nothing better than goat noses interrupting yoga poses or the excited squeal of delight from Miss Sadie the sow who lives for farm visitors and belly rubs. All farm yoga is laid back and family friendly. Get in some good stretches, take in the fresh air, and snuggle our adorable baby goats!

Get inspired by these 5 goat yoga poses.

Yoga on the Farm has a new list of guest yoga instructors for 2017. We had added an additional date for August and 2 dates for September! Check back for the October schedule! As a courtesy to our yogis, we request that you pre-register. Classes fill fast, so pre-register to save your spot! Children over 12 must pre-register to hold their spot. Children under 12 are welcome with a suggested donation of $5.

*NO RESTROOMS available. Please plan accordingly!
•Please bring your own yoga mat and water. We will have a hand washing station to rinse mats after class and water available to refill bottles.
•Farm bug spray is available.
•Weather permitting – We do not offer refunds for inclement weather. We will offer a rain date if applicable.
•No dogs allowed.

Please carpool as parking is limited. We DO NOT have RESTROOMS available. Please plan accordingly.

STEELE CREEK FRIENDS we encourage you to ride your bike or walk to the farm.
*If there is room, same day registration is $12 at the door.

Fall Yoga Schedule begins Sept 3rd!
Additional class dates:
September 17th
October dates pending

*We do not offer refunds for cancellation. In the case of emergency, we may allow a transfer of registration to another class date with 72 hour notice, and is at our discretion.

2017 FARM YOGA SCHEDULE

April 2 – Slow Flow
Instructor – Katherine Metzo
My version of slow flow is breath-centered, like all my classes. I draw inspiration from a variety of sources and the focus is to link movement to breath, to find steadiness & space through the breath, to create stability & strength through supple joints & architecture that honors your unique body. I offer a variety of modifications for all bodies, from attention to safety for the spine to challenges for students who are looking to explore more complex poses. Teens age 14 and up welcome.

April 23 – Slow Flow
Instructor – Katie Lanier from Pure Bliss Yoga studio
Slow Flow is a Vinyasa based class, with a focus on linking breath with movement. Postures are generally held for longer periods, and students will transition between poses a little slower. The gentle nature of this class is great for beginners, but is also wonderful for intermediate and advanced students who feel like slowing it down and sinking deeper into their practice. Ages 8 and up welcome.

May 14 (Mother’s Day) – Therapeutic Deep Stretch
Instructor – Katherine Metzo
This class begins with gentle warm-ups for joints and spine, followed by longer held poses from Yin Yoga, held for 3-5 minutes, and restorative poses, held for up to 10 minutes, to create a deep release and relaxation. All ages welcome.

May 28 (Memorial Day) – Slow Flow
Instructor – Katie Lanier from Pure Bliss Yoga studio
Slow Flow is a Vinyasa based class, with a focus on linking breath with movement. Postures are generally held for longer periods, and students will transition between poses a little slower. The gentle nature of this class is great for beginners, but is also wonderful for intermediate and advanced students who feel like slowing it down and sinking deeper into their practice. Ages 8 and up welcome.

June 18 (Father’s Day): Broga – Beer brewing and yoga
Instructor – Brendon Coffey
A day with dad on the farm, baby goats, yoga and beer brewing demo. Samples of Doc Hamilton’s home brew are available until tapped out. Brendan will be teaching a basic but challenging sequence accessible to all participants.  He encourages you to wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat if you have one. Looking forward to seeing you there! All ages welcome.

July 9 Yoga Flow
Instructor – Sara Cain da Costa with Synergy Yoga
Ready for a fun, lighthearted yoga experience like no other? Then join us for this mixed level Flow Yoga class for the whole family on the farm with the Goats.  Our yoga class will focus on basic poses that build strength, balance, flexibility, and inspiration for the mind.  Movements are done in sync with the breath. Expect leg, hip, back, shoulder openings followed by longer held stretches, perhaps we may even include a partner pose or two.  A moving mediation in the beautiful outdoors on the fields of the farm.  Expect to be greeted on the mat by a friendly Goat! Modifications are offered to allow for all skill levels. All ages welcome.

August 8, August 20, September 3 Yoga Flow (See above)
Instructor – Sara Cain da Costa with Synergy Yoga
Ready for a fun, lighthearted yoga experience like no other? Then join us for this mixed level Flow Yoga class for the whole family on the farm with the Goats.  Our yoga class will focus on basic poses that build strength, balance, flexibility, and inspiration for the mind.  Movements are done in sync with the breath. Expect leg, hip, back, shoulder openings followed by longer held stretches, perhaps we may even include a partner pose or two.  A moving mediation in the beautiful outdoors on the fields of the farm.  Expect to be greeted on the mat by a friendly Goat! Modifications are offered to allow for all skill levels. All ages welcome.

September 17 – Slow Flow
Instructor – Katherine Metzo
My version of slow flow is breath-centered, like all my classes. I draw inspiration from a variety of sources and the focus is to link movement to breath, to find steadiness & space through the breath, to create stability & strength through supple joints & architecture that honors your unique body. I offer a variety of modifications for all bodies, from attention to safety for the spine to challenges for students who are looking to explore more complex poses. Teens age 14 and up welcome.

October dates pending!

**Please note: make sure to advise your instructor in advance if you’re taking care of any injuries or just returning to your yoga practice after a surgery, illness, or injury so we can help you modify safely. You’re always welcome to do what you can and enjoy the space.**

Bring your own mat or beach towel, water, bug spray, and sun screen if needed.  No pets allowed.goatYoga