What are your cancelation, refund and reschedule policies?

* For individual reservations, there are no cash refunds. We require a 72 hour notice for class cancellations. Guests will be issued a gift card to use towards a future class with a 72 hour notice of cancellation. Cancellations with less than a 72 hour notice will not receive gift card nor be allowed to reschedule. Guests MAY transfer their reservation to another guest. Please have the guest taking your place check in under your reservation name. **For COVID and other illness related cancellations**, the cancellation policy remains the same; please see above. At the sole discretion of Goat Yoga Chicago, class may be canceled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. In this circumstance, Goat Yoga Chicago will issue a gift card to use towards a future class. * For private class/event reservations, we require a 14 day notice of cancellation. Guests will receive a full refund or credit with 14+ days notice of cancellation. A gift card will be issued with less than 14 days notice to be used toward a future private class/event at any Goat Yoga Chicago location. Cancelations made with 72 hours or less notice will forfeit 100% of the funds. * At the sole discretion of Goat Yoga Chicago, class may be cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Goat Yoga Chicago will issue a gift card for guest to use towards a future class. * 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.

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 guests, mats cannot be rented.

Are you open year-round?

Yes, we're open year-round. Our indoor yoga studio at The Arboretum of South Barrington is open year-round. In addition, outdoor classes are offered in the Spring/Summer/Fall at Reverse the Kerrs Farm. Since the pandemic and our response to it remains fluid, class locations and sizes are subject to change.

Do you offer private events/classes?

Yes, we offer private events and classes. 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 guests 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?

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 guests indoors at The Arboretum of South Barrington and 25 guests outdoors at Reverse the Kerrs Farm.

How many goats are on the farm?

We have 18 goats on the farm. Meet our team HERE.

Are there bathrooms?


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 occur 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 or inside our yoga studio.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable attire, dress in layers, and cover your back. T-shirts are better than tank tops. Avoid any long strings or items hanging from your clothing.

Where are you located?

We have two locations: 1) Reverse the Kerrs Farm: 11N435 Muirhead Road, Elgin, IL 60124 See Map (outdoor classes) 2) The Arboretum of South Barrington, Suite F-70, next to Spa Bleu, Across from Hampton Social: 100 W Higgins Rd., Suite F-70, South Barrington, IL 60010 See Map (indoor classes)

Are gift cards/certificates available?

Yes, gift cards/certificates can be found HERE.

Where are the goats during class?

Our team of goats wonder freely between guests looking for a back scratch, cuddles, selfies or a warm mat to rest.

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 class.

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.

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

* Maximum occupancy will be 15 guests indoors at The Arboretum of South Barrington and 25 guests outdoors at Reverse the Kerrs Farm. * Registration and signing of waivers will be completed on-line when possible. * Hand washing station and hand sanitizer will be readily available for guests and staff. * Social distancing will be observed and practiced at both locations. * Door handles, wash stations, and equipment will be sanitized in between classes. * Face masks are required, subject to change based on most current guidelines.

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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