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Goat Yoga!

Have you tried this fitness trend yet? We were excited to visit Lemos Farm in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California and check in out for ourselves.

With yoga mats in tow, we arrived at the farm which was established in 1942. The family friendly place offers year round fun including a pumpkin patch in the fall and a Christmas tree farm in the winter. Easter egg hunts happen in the spring and during the summer it feels like a fun old-time country western town.

Year round fun at the farm includes pony rides, a petting zoo, train rides, bounce houses and more. We passed by adorable birthday party areas that would be perfect for younger kids parties. A face painter and balloon twister was also on hand as an added bonus that even my older kids enjoyed.

A picnic area is available where you are allowed to bring in your own food to eat as well as food items are available for purchase.

The entire farm was just so charming and all the employees were very friendly. It felt like stepping back in time. After checking some of the attractions, we headed over to the barn area to meet the goats!

The yoga is held inside a covered barn so classes can be held rain or shine. Our lovely instructor started our class off with “ba-maste” instead of the usual “namaste” eliciting a chuckle from the group.

The class started out with lights dimmed and an explanation of what to expect during our 45 minute yoga class with an additional 15 minutes allowed at the end to just play with the goats and take pictures.

About 15-20 small goats entered the barn and wandered around eating food pellets off our mats. We were lucky enough to also meet three new baby goats who were born just recently.

Even with the distraction of the sweet animals, we were able to follow along and get in a great yoga session. The instructor expertly kept the class moving along, even when a surprise visitor jumped on our backs! The little goat hooves actually felt like getting a quick massage as they balanced themselves on our backs.

This was such a fun bonding experience for my daughter and me. You need to be at least 10 years old to participate in the class, but they were nice enough to let my son watch and even cuddle some goats.

The class is designed for all levels and abilities and was a judgement-free zone so you can feel free to try yoga for the first time. It was all about trying something new and just having fun.

It was especially kid-friendly in that the instructor would rename usual yoga poses like “downward dog” to “downward goat”, etc. and none of the poses were too complicated for kids to follow along.

Yoga has numerous health benefits like improving flexibility, coordination and body awareness. It’s a great exercise for kids in that it has been shown to promote relaxation, focus and decrease stress in the fast-paced, high-pressure world we live in.

What could bring more joy than holding baby animals?!

Thanks for having us, Lemos Farm, we had an amazing time. Check them out for yourselves for a memorable experience. Grab a goat, strike a pose and say “ba-maste”!

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2 Comments

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    Allie
    November 12, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    So fun!!!!! Need to check this place out!

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    Stacy
    November 12, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Been wanting to try this. The little goats look adorable!

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