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You've likely heard of goat yoga, but what about bending into downward dog next to a bunch of fluffy, timid animals that won't jump on your back? You can join an alpaca yoga class at SHED Chetwyn Farms in Prince Edward County, our contemporary alpaca farm.
"Alpacas are delightfully quirky, timid animals, but once they feel comfortable with someone near them they relax and allow you to get up-close-and-personal." - Our owner Edward shared with Narcity.
That’s why yoga with alpaca is so special, as the group begins class they wander around the perimeter of the show ring, and once everyone settles in, they get closer and eventually wander amongst the group.
Since the class is really more about hanging out with the alpacas as they approach you, it starts off at the beginner level so anyone at any skill level can join in on the fun at SHED Chetwyn farms.
We are all about the natural environment for the alpaca, so there is no haltering, no feeding etc. It's all a very wholesome and organic experience based on the alpaca being able to move freely, uninhibited in their own space - we are guests in their space!
If you want to visit these adorable creatures, but yoga isn't your thing, you can book one of our Alpaca Encounters, where you'll get to spend some time with our fluffy animals and learn all about them (and their fleece). Our next available dates to join are July 1, 6 and 16.
All of the yoga classes are an hour long and they start at 10 a.m., with the next dates coming up on July 23 and August 6. Plus, if you're coming by with a group of 10 or more, you can book your own private session (though it'll cost extra).
The proceeds from the classes are donated to local charities, and since we have committed to charitable contributions already, yoga will happen rain or shine. So, make sure to dress for the weather and bring your mat.
Price: $25 (all proceeds are donated), $35 for private group yoga classes
When: Saturdays at 10 a.m., July 9 & 23, August 6 & 20, and September 3 (plus more dates for the Encounters)
Why You Need To Go: You can learn about a peaceful, fluffy animal as you stretch and find your calm. You'll hang out with alpacas (while respecting their space) and can shop for some cozy, handmade products after the experience.
Thank you Narcity.com for this article about our Experiences at Chetwyn Farms!