Goat Yoga Frequently Asked Questions
Managing the Goats are a full-time job and keep us very busy. Since it is a peculiar activity, as you can imagine, we get many of the same questions. Unfortunately we do not have time to answer every email or phone call, but will do our best to get back with you as soon as possible. Here is a list of Goat Yoga Frequently Asked Questions. I hope you will find the answers you are looking for. Please read through all FAQ before contacting us.
Q. Do you have Gift Certificates or T-Shirts or other merchandise for sale?
Yes we do and they make the perfect gift! Especially for that friend who has "EVERYTHING!" Gift Certificates and T-Shirts can be found in our Shop. We also sell Shirts, Tanks and Goat Yoga Mats at our Classes.
Our classes fill up quickly, but we try to get everyone in. We do have cancellations from time to time. Send us a text 480-269-4144 or email and we will let you know if there are any openings.
Q. What is the Address for the Goat Yoga Classes?
Most of our goat yoga classes are held at Welcome Home Ranch in Gilbert Arizona 26601 S. Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85298. This is the NE corner Val Vista/Hunt Hwy. Locations may vary so always check your ticket. All our classes fill, so we do not allow walk-ins without special permission. Parking for Goat Yoga is in the first parking lot after the entrance. Occasionally there are Rodeos and High-quality equestrian events going on that you are welcome to attend after goat yoga class.
Q. How long has Goat Yoga been around, did you start it?
Arizona Goat Yoga is Officially the Longest-running and Largest Goat Yoga in the world. We are very fortunate to be in a beautiful state with fantastic year-round weather and adjust the time accordingly for comfortable temperatures. We have had people come from all 50 states and many surrounding countries- just for Goat Yoga, and are rated among the top things to do in Arizona. We started training our goats to do acrobatic yoga/Boot Camp Exercises in 2014 for American Ninja Warrior season 7, 2015 (Video) and opened classes to the public August 2016. We were the first to come up with our special "Showmanship" type goat yoga, where our goats are actually trained to jump on your back and interact with you in Acro and Partner/community yoga. All of our classes have themes and dress the goats accordingly to make it fun. We work very hard to constantly come up with new ideas to make Goat Yoga an interacting, entertaining, belly-laughing, community party and affordable to everyone for a fifth of the cost. We are proud board members of the Goat Yoga Association which is an organization that helps spread the love and are happy to see Goat Yoga now all across the world… I mean, how can you really go wrong with yoga and goats?
Q. Can we just come and pet the goats without yoga? I don't really do yoga.
Goat Yoga is a very casual fun environment. The yoga is as hard as you want it to be. You may find that you actually like doing yoga after coming to a class. You are welcome to just sit on your mat and meditate with the goats, but you still sign up for a class. Only about 20% of goat yoga participants do yoga on a regular basis.
Q. How long is the class?
Each class is an hour long, but people usually stay after to take pictures and mingle with goats.
Q. Why don't you offer more classes?
We will open new classes as the others fill so there are always classes available. Goat Yoga is closed on Sundays for the Sabbath.
Q. Is it handicapped accessible?
Yes! It is in an open field with plenty of room. We have had several people come in a wheel chair. Depending on the handicap, you may want to bring a friend to help.
Q. How many goats do you have?
We Guarantee a Goat Experience and have plenty of goats to go around! They are constantly having cute little babies... we've had up to 75 goats!
Q. Are children permitted in classes?
For the safety of the child, and our goats, we prefer them to be around 10 years old and comfortable around animals. Children still need a ticket regardless of age and should be able to make it through a fun yoga class without wandering around. We have a lot of other animals so it can be tempting (horses, Chickens, Cows, Giraffes). Some of our goats are around 35 pounds and don't discriminate who they jump on. So please use your own discretion when bringing a child.
Q. How do I sign up for a class?
Class can be found under our "Classes" tab. Scroll down to the calendar and Click on the highlighted date you want and then the "Register Now" button. You will be directed to Eventbrite and pay by credit card for your class.
Q. Do we bring our own yoga mats or do you provide?
We recommend you bring your own mat or towel, or be one with the earth. We do have some cute Goat Yoga Mats you can buy for $30 or rent for $5.
Do you have bathrooms?
Yes! We have a small bathroom in the red barn, 2nd horse on your left.
Q. Do you give refunds?
Sorry there are no refunds unless a class gets cancelled due to unforeseen rain or irrigation. Its sunny 325 days a year in Arizona, and even during monsoon season, it has never rained during a goat yoga class! If you are unable to make it to your assigned class, we may be able to move you to a different one. Please let us know as soon as you can beforehand, so we can make room for you in another class, and give someone else the opportunity to take your reservation. Our classes fill up quickly.
Q. Do you offer private classes?
Goat Yoga is more fun with a lot of people but if you want to book a private event, we have a few different options. We can do a private class on weekdays for $500, up to 25 people, and $20 each person after that. If you have a large group of 100 people for a private event, we will open a special class at a flat price of $15 a person (without Eventbrite Fees). If you are willing to go to a private class, and have a large enough group, we may be able to open a certain day for you and you could reserve spaces for your group and all sit together. For fundraisers or other events like this, your organization could buy out the whole class, and keep whatever overage you wish to charge for your fundraiser. Text or email to schedule.
April and Sarah can travel to your location for goat yoga, given there is a large enough group and an enclosed area to do so. The goats are also willing to travel out of state for Ellen Degeneres or other television shows.
Q. How do we find the pictures from our class?
We will put the link on our website under "Recent Class Photos." Please allow a couple days for our photographer to get them ready for us.
Q. Are spectators allowed at Goat Yoga just to watch and take pictures?
For insurance purposes, only those who pay for the class can be within the enclosed area. If you wish to only watch and not play with the goats, you can do so as a from outside the fence... but it is a lot more fun on the inside!
Q. Can we pick up the goats?
There is a very specific way to pick up a goat so we would prefer you not to. If you want to hold a baby goat, just ask!
Q. What kind of goats are they?
They are a Nigerian Pigmy Dwarf mix Yoga Goats. They are smaller, super smart and well trained to do Yoga.
We want everyone to be able to enjoy goat yoga so we keep it inexpensive! We do not offer group discounts or refunds. If you have a large group we can set something up so you avoid registration fees but would have to contact us beforehand.
You may wear whatever you want to goat yoga. Some people wear workout clothes, costumes, swimwear, PJ's, jeans and flannels....Goats don't judge, Goats just love. Just remember you'll have goats jumping on your back and your in a grassy pasture.
You can check into goat yoga with just the name that bought the ticket or the email. If you'd like to give it to someone else then forward them your ticket or give them the name you bought the ticket under! You do not need to print out your ticket.
Q. Do you milk the goats?
They are exclusively trained for Professional Yoga Goats.
We do not hire people to buy goats. There have been instances of people acting as a "middle man" buying goats for AZ Goat Yoga. This is a scam and I would not sell my goats to them. We would personally contact you if we were to buy a goat from you. We sometimes take in rescue goats. For the yoga goats and yogis safety we have to make sure rescue goats are compatible with the other goats and people before adopting them. All of Aprils goats have been raised and trained from birth.
Q. What about the goat poo?
All of our classes are held in a grassy field so any poop becomes part of the Earth and you'll barely notice it! Goat poo doesn't stink and makes awesome manure for your gardens. We give it away for free so if you are interested bring a bag and shovel and take as much as you want!
Q. Do we need to bring our own goats?
Goats are provided at goat yoga! Please don't bring any other animals, goats are prey animals and we don't want them to be scared.