What are your cancelation, refund and reschedule policies?


* We require a 72 hour notice for class cancellations. Goat Yoga Class Reservations are non-refundable otherwise. The only exception to this is in the event of illness, suspected illness, or quarantine related circumstances. * Class may be cancelled due to weather. Goat Yoga Chicago will transfer the guest's reservation to a future class of the guest's choice. * In order to reschedule, guests must notify Goat Yoga Chicago 72 hours prior to their scheduled class time. The only exception to this is in the event of illness, suspected illness, or quarantine related circumstances. * If guests do not show to their scheduled class time without notifying Goat Yoga Chicago in advance, the guest forfeits their reservation and a reschedule will NOT be offered. * We are unable to apply discount codes after reservations have been made at full price.




Can children attend?


Children 10+ are welcome to attend a regular class (unless otherwise noted in the class description). Children 10-15 years of age must practice alongside their own parent or guardian. Participants under the age of 18 must provide a signed parent/guardian waiver in order to participate. For children under age 10, please contact goatyourback@goatyogachicago.com to schedule a private event.




Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?


Yes, or you can purchase a mat onsite for $10. In order to ensure the health and safety of all participants, mats cannot be rented.




Are you open year-round?


Yes, we're open year-round. We try our best to hold classes outdoors: however, we utilize our heated indoor yoga studio during inclement weather and winter months. Since the pandemic and our response to it remains fluid, class locations and sizes are subject to change. Currently, indoor classes will not resume until Restore Illinois guidlines allow us to do so.




Do you offer private events?


Yes, we offer private events. Whether it be corporate team building events, birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, large group outings, special recreation, holiday parties, networking, or design your own, we goat you covered! Contact Us for more information.




I'm new to yoga, can I attend?


Absolutely! No experience is necessary to participate in class. Many of our participants are beginners. Our instructors will talk through each pose making it a comfortable and judgement free experience.




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


We would love for you to give the yoga a try, but if you would rather sit down on your mat and snuggle the goats, that is OK too.




Can I bring a family member or friend to take pictures? Can I just watch?


Unfortunately we do not allow spectators. We want everyone to feel comfortable and have an enjoyable experience so all guests must register to attend. Our staff is more than happy to help you take photos.




How many people attend each class?


Class size varies based on location. We do our best to have comfortable class sizes and a healthy goat to human ratio. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, classes will be limited to 15 including staff members.




How many goats are on the farm?


We have 20 goats on the farm. Meet our team HERE.




Are there bathrooms?


Yes, we have portable bathroom facilities.




I was loving on all the goats.  Can I wash my hands?


We have a sink with soap and water available to wash your hands as well as hand sanitizer.




Where is the nearest airport?


O’Hare International Airport (approximately 45 minutes away) and Chicago Rockford International Airport (approximately 50 minutes away) are the two closest airports to our location.




Do the goats smell?


Surprisingly, no! Our goats live outside in a barn and naturally have their own scent as would any other animal. We take great care of our goats and keep them and their homes clean.




Will I get pooped on?


While it doesn’t happen often, it is possible. However, our classes are fully staffed to make sure any accidents that may happen are taken care of and cleaned up promptly. We take pride in keeping our facilities clean and sanitary so that all of our guests have an enjoyable experience.




Do the goats bite?


No, but they are curious animals and will nibble at your hair, clothing, zippers, buttons or anything dangling they can get their mouths on.




Do the goats headbutt?


Yes they do, but only each other. That’s their way of playing together.




What is the cost of each class and what does it include?


Unless otherwise noted, each class is $39 which includes 30 minutes of yoga led by one of our certified yoga instructors followed by 30 minutes of free time with the goats to take photos, cuddle them, relax in the pasture (weather permitting) or inside our yoga studio. Currently, every effort is being made to hold all classes outside in accordance with Restore Illinois, IDPH, and CDC guidelines.




What should I wear?


Wear comfortable attire, dress in layers, and cover your back. T-shirts are better than tank tops in case K.B., Thor, or Loki decide to jump on your back. You are also welcome to wear a face mask. Please avoid any long strings or items hanging from your clothing.




Where are you located?


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




Are gift certificates available?


Yes, gift certificates can be found HERE.




Where are the goats during class?


The goats are free to walk around the class, cuddle up on your mat, and possibly jump on your back.




Are the goats forced to participate?


Our goats love Goat Yoga and being with people. They are not forced to participate. They love treats, belly scratches, and human affection all of which are a big part of the class.




Do you allow dogs and other pets?


No. Please do not bring any pets or other animals to the event venue.




Do you keep all of your goats?  What are they used for?


Our goats are our pets, they are in their forever home. We have many loving, sweet adult goats on our farm, in addition to our babies.




I registered for a class.  Will the tickets be mailed?


There are no tickets. Your online class reservation serves as your class confirmation. After registering for a class, you will receive an email confirmation. Your name will be added to the class roster and you will be able to view your class schedule in the MINDBODY application either on your PC or via the MINDBODY app on your phone.




What precautions are you taking to address health and safety related to COVID-19?


* Maximum occupancy for Goat Yoga including staff will be limited to 15. * Registration and signing of waivers must be completed on-line. * Hand washing station and hand sanitizer will be readily available for clients and staff. * Social distancing of 6 ft. will be observed and practiced in our retail space as well as our outdoor yoga venue. * Door handles, wash stations, and equipment will be sanitized in between classes. * Face masks will be optional outdoors and required indoors except while practicing yoga. * Merchandise will be available for purchase on-line for class pick-up. If you prefer to purchase after class in our retail shop, we ask that you wear a mask.




What are the risks related to animals and COVID-19?


Please use the following link to visit the CDC website and learn more about COVID-19 and animals. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/animals.html





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