Frequently Asked Questions

Location Specific FAQs

Where are you located?

Our address is: 11N435 Muirhead Road, Elgin, IL 60124

Do I need to bring a yoga mat?

Yes, or we can rent one for $5.00.

General Goat Yoga FAQs

Can kids come to Goat Yoga classes?

Kids need to be 10+ years or older to attend a regular event.

Are there refunds?

No, only if class is cancelled due to weather. We do allow for a one time reschedule in case a cancellation is necessary on the yogi’s behalf.

Are Gift Certificates Available?

Yes, please follow the link to purchase yours today.

Gift Certificates

Do you do private events?

Yes. We provide private events for team building for businesses, bachelorette parties, birthdays etc. Please email us at goatyourback@goatyogachicago.com

Do I have to participate in the Yoga portion of the class?

No. Some people just like to sit on their mat and snuggle goats.

Can I bring family members or friends to take pictures of my class?

No, we do not allow spectators at our class. We want everyone to have the best experience and sometimes people feel uncomfortable when they feel other people are watching.

What is Goat Happy Hour?

Goat Happy Hour® is the hour our following the class where you get to snuggle goats, take goat selfies and have some fun with yoga poses alongside goats! I call it Goat Happy Hour because that’s how everyone leaves HAPPY! It’s also a trademarked term meaning goat therapy.

Are the goats in a separate area while the class is happening?

No, the goats will be free to wander and snuggle up next to you.

Do the goats poop all over you?

Goats have small pellets, and from time to time they do poop on your mat. It’s not messy and all you have to do is shake off your mat. It doesn’t happen all that often, but it does happen. We have to remember they are not dogs or cats but farm animals and they’re just doing their thing.

Do your goats bite or headbutt?

No, but they will they nibble at your zippers/buttons. Yes they do head butt, but they’ve never destroyed anything. They’ve also never headbutted a human before. They just want to be pet and cuddled.

Do you force the goats to participate?

No. The goats are not forced to stand on your back or do tricks. Our classes are not a required performance for them. The goats genuinely just prefer to be by humans and all they really want is to be pet and receive affection.

Is this a form of Animal-Assisted therapy?

Yes. The focus of this class is not just to take pictures for Instagram. The focus is to combine nature, goats, and yoga in order to disconnect with the stresses of life. Combining those three things is very
therapeutic and works as a happy distraction from whatever you may be going through, whether that be depression, stress, disease, disabilities, or anything.

Are your goats certified therapy goats?

No. Most of the websites selling tags for “therapy” animals are a sales tool for the company. Therapy animals do not need to be certified. You can read more about that in the About section of our website as well as learn more about the difference between Service Animals and Therapy Animals.

Are dogs allowed on the property?

NO, under no circumstances are pets allowed on the property.

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