Goat Yoga brings all the kids to the (farm) yard

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It’s baaaaaaaaack. Goat Yoga, where you (literally) take a yoga class in the company of goats, is up and running again for the season in North Vancouver.

These wildly popular 9 am yoga classes take place outdoors at Maplewood Farm, and are taught by local yogi Kelli Sroka. The schedule for the warmer months has recently been announced, with classes running every Saturday and Sunday from May through October.

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Weather-permitting, these Goat Yoga classes go down-ward dog on a grassy paddock, and it’s BYO yoga mat. You’ll want to dress appropriately but bear in mind you’re likely to get dirty.

“The goats don’t smell bad at all and they love to rub their heads on everything!” the organizers have said.

Goat Yoga is designed to be a very social event. Not only are the goats there to socialize, but participants are also encouraged to meet and mingle their fellow animal-loving yogis.

In fact, attendees need to get there 15-20 minutes ahead of the class to learn the rules for goat socializing (but be sure not to pack food with you, that’s a no-no). Goat selfies are strongly encouraged, and they also have Goat Yoga swag (t-shirts) available too.

The classes are priced at $30 per adult and $10 per child under the age of 18 years old. A portion of the proceeds are donated to Maplewood Farm for the use of their space. Please note Goat Yoga is only appropriate for kids (the human kind) ages 8 and up. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com