Goat Yoga FAQ

What is goat yoga good for?

Goat yoga offers a variety of benefits. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should give goat yoga a try:

  • Improved flexibility: Practicing yoga with goats can help to improve your flexibility. The goats will often climb on your back or join in on poses, which can add an extra challenge. This can help to improve your flexibility as you stretch and move in different ways.
  • Stress relief: Spending time with animals can be a great form of stress relief. The goats’ gentle and playful personalities can help to create a calming and peaceful environment. Plus, you won’t be able to help but smile when you see a goat hopping around you!
  • Improved balance: As mentioned before, the goats can add an extra challenge to your yoga practice. This can help to improve your balance as you try to maintain your poses while the goats are playing around you.
  • Fun and unique workout: Goat yoga is a fun and unique way to get fit. You’ll be able to enjoy a good workout while having a great time in a unique setting.
How many goats are in goat yoga?

The number of goats vary based on what our farm is blessed with during kidding season. Last year we had 23 baby goats at sessions with 50 participants.

What should you expect at goat yoga?

Goat yoga classes are held in outdoor settings, such as farms or fields. You can expect to start the class with a few warm-up poses and then move into more challenging poses. The goats will be running around you, sometimes even joining in on the poses. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself laughing as you try to keep your balance while the goats are hopping around you!

How long does it take to do goat yoga?

Classes include 45-minutes of yoga and 15-minutes of additional cuddles and photos.

Is goat yoga for beginners?

When you practice goat yoga, you’ll be doing all of the same basic poses that you would in any other yoga class. The difference is that you’ll have adorable goats hopping around you, sometimes even joining in on the poses! This can make the experience much more enjoyable and can also add a bit of a challenge as you try to keep your balance while a goat is running around you.

What do I need to know before goat yoga?

If you're thinking about trying goat yoga, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your first class: Wear comfortable clothing. Goat yoga can be a bit messy, so make sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Don't be afraid to interact with the goats. The goats are friendly and gentle, and they love to be petted and played with. Don't be afraid to get up close and personal with the goats! Have fun! Goat yoga is meant to be a fun and unique experience, so don't take it too seriously. Enjoy the goats and have a good time!

How should I dress for goat yoga?

We recommend wearing old clothing and having lose hair tied back. Goats love to gum clothing, hair, earrings. Anything shinny and soft.

Is goat yoga ethical?

I cannot speak for all goat yoga, but our goats are treated like family. They love being held, cuddled, and loved on. Here's a great study on goats interacting with humans.

What happens to the goats from goat yoga?

The goats from goat yoga come right back to the farm. We work with farms, 4-H and FFA families to find wonderful homes for all the kids we are unable to keep.

Goat Milk Soap FAQs

What are the benefits of goat milk soap?

Most commercial soaps contain harsh surfactants that leaves your skin feeling dry and tight. Cold process soap making allows us to have complete control over the ingredients. There are no added detergents and we can add natural skin loving oils.

We focus on goat milk soap, because we have a beautiful abundance of creamy high butterfat raw goat milk. Our farm raises Nigerian Dwarf goats that are known for their high butterfat milk.

The high amount of fats and lactic acids, gently clean the skin and remove dead skin cells without removing the skin’s natural fatty acids. The high cholesterol and fatty acid levels may help improve dry skin by restore and re-hydrate the skin’s lipid barrier. This makes the bars of soap ideal for all skin types, including individuals with eczema, psoriasis, damaged skin, sensitive skin, or dry skin.

Our cold processed bar soap is extra nutrient dense because we add sunflower oil from Century Sun Oil, in Pulaski Wisconsin. Sunflower oil is an excellent source of beta-carotene and is high in oleic acid. This helps the oil penetrate into the skin.

Your skin will thank you for adding our vitamin and mineral dense bar soap to your skincare routine. 

How do I use a soap bar?

he steps for using a bar soap or liquid soap are the same. Wet hands, lather hands for 20 seconds, rinse with running water, and dry with a clean towel.

Is it safe to use goat milk soap on my face?

Yes! Our bar soap is gentle and can be used on all your bits. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend unscented or lavender for face use.

How do I use bar soap in the shower?

We highly recommend a natural soap bag. If that's not an option lather the bar between your hands. To get a good lather, do a quick rinse of your skin and rub bar between your hands for 20 seconds. Then, apply the lather to your entire body. Rinse with warm water.

Where should I store bar soap?

Store on a tray or container that has air circulation. You want the bar to dry out between uses to extend the use.

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Body Moisturizer FAQs

Is sunflower oil good for skincare?

Sunflower oil contains several skin loving compounds including oleic acid and vitamin E.

Our sunflower oil comes from Century Sun Oil, in Pulaski Wisconsin.

The oil is highly absorbent, and won’t clog pores. It is safe for al skin types, including dry, normal,
oily, and acne-prone.

What are the benefits of beeswax in skincare?

Beeswax is a natural humectant. It helps your skin attract and retain moisture. When used in a lotion bar it locks in all the oils and prevents the wind from chaffing your skin.

Why do you infuse herbs in your oil?

We love growing herbs from lavender to calendula. Infusing in oil is an easy way to extract the natural properties from the herbs. The process is relatively easy, but takes time.

The oils are skin safe and can be blended with all natural ingredients to create nourishing skincare products.

What are lotion bars and how do you use them?

A lotion bar is a solid block of lotion, used for moisturizing and protecting your skin. Our lotion bars are handmade with all natural
ingredients that stay solid at room temperature, but melt a little from
body heat, making it easy to apply the lotion bar as needed and store in a reusable  container.


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