Roll out your mat and get ready to pet baby goats as you exercise and enjoy some fresh air at GOAT YOGA!
What is goat yoga?
It is yoga. But with goats! The general idea is that you participate in a yoga class while goats mill around you, nibble at you, and maybe even climb onto your back. Some places offer farm yoga which includes other animals. Research shows that interacting with animals can reduce stress levels, and the act of petting goats may produce an automatic relaxation response, so you might find goat yoga is extra relaxing. It is definitely extra adorable!
Most goat yoga sessions are beginner-friendly – no experience required – and you are encouraged to play with the goats and take photos.
The farms listed below offer farm yoga and goat yoga near you – be sure to check for upcoming sessions and book your tickets in advance. Prices and ages listed are accurate at the date of publishing, check directly with the farms for any changes in pricing or age restrictions.
Can kids do goat yoga?
Some goat yoga sessions are casual and children are welcome to join you (usually an age minimum such as 8+), others are meant only for teens and adults. Be sure to check with the farm first if you plan to bring little ones along. Speaking from experience – moms, you will enjoy it more if you can get away and go on your own or with friends.
Never fear – we also have a list of petting zoos and farms where kids are welcome to pet farm animals and goats.
Monarchs and Miracles Farm
This animal therapy farm in South Lakeland offers goat yoga, corporate team building, community events, and private farm visits with goats and horses. Goat yoga sessions are planned 2-3 times a month on Saturdays at 10am.
Ages: Children ages 8+ are welcome at goat yoga, but everyone visiting the farm is required to have a ticket.
When to Visit: Open by appointment only, check for upcoming sessions of goat yoga (starts at $25)
Location: 1385 Ewell Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811
Monarchs and Miracles Farm | Facebook | Eventbrite
Bell Family Farm and Apiary
Bell Family Farm offers goat yoga / farm yoga where you will experience an outdoor, animal interactive, gentle flow yoga with not just goats but all of their petting farm animals. They are also open for private farm tours.
When to Visit: Open by appointment only, check for upcoming sessions of goat yoga (starts at $20)
Location: 6170 Stagecoach Rd, Polk City, Polk County 33868
Bell Family Farm | Facebook
The Cloven Hoof
This Nigerian dwarf goat farm located in Lakeland, Florida offers beginner-friendly yoga with a focus on spending time in nature with goats, laughing, and living in the moment.
When to Visit: Open by appointment only, check for upcoming sessions of goat yoga at the links below
Location: The Cloven Hoof – 6170 Robbins Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Yoga with Michelle Crawford | Cloven Hoof Instagram
The Little Yogi
A unique yoga experience that combines yoga and goats in beautiful Plant City, FL. The Little Yogi emphasizes that no experience is required to take a goat yoga class.
Ages: Children must be 8+ to participate in goat yoga, children under 8 are welcome to spectate from outside the yoga pen, but all guests must have a ticket.
When to Visit: Open by appointment only, check for upcoming sessions of goat yoga (starts at $30)
Location: 5613 WO Griffin Rd, Plant City, Fl 33567
The Little Yogi | Facebook
Grady Goat Yoga
Grady Goat Yoga offers weekly goat yoga sessions at Hat Trick Ranch, located between Lakeland and Tampa.
Ages: Participants must be 8+, all guests must purchase a ticket in order to visit on Goat Yoga day.
When to Visit: Goat Yoga is every Saturday at 10am, advance ticket purchase is required (starts at $37)
Location: 12551 Franklin Rd #2513, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
Grady Goat Yoga | Eventbrite
Tips for Goat Yoga
- You will be outdoors and will likely get dirty! Dress accordingly.
- T-shirts are recommended instead of tank tops or backless shirts. Goat hooves can scratch your skin.
- Along the same lines, you may want to leave your expensive yoga attire at home so you don’t risk it being snagged or torn by the animals on accident.
- Your hair is safest in a bun – goats nibble on crazy things, including hair.
- Check with the farm to find out if you need to bring your own mat and/or towel.
- Goats are farm animals, they are not potty trained. Accidents may happen! They also nibble on things so leave your valuables in the car.
- Take pictures. Lots and lots of adorable goat pictures.