It’s great fun seeing people’s enjoyment from taking part in a Goat Yoga session at Old Parsonage Farm, these fun and therapeutic sessions run by Donna at Simply Soulful combine the physical and emotional benefits of yoga, laughter and animal therapy; such as reduced cortisol (stress response) and increased endorphins (natural painkillers), dopamine & oxytocin (happy hormones).

“A few of my yoga classes may seem a little wacky or unconventional to some, especially to yoga purists. However, I like to think of them as progressive and innovative; a fun way of blending the old with the new.”

The local and national media have loved Goat Yoga, and Simply Soulful have laughed their way onto ITV This Morning, BBC Saturday Breakfast, C5 Blind Date, several TV documentaries, radio shows and into magazines and newspapers.

Classes focus on enhancing posture, balance, concentration and confidence. They relax, stretch and expand the body, mind and soul; inviting joy, laughter, compassion and connection within ourselves, with each other, and the natural world around us. The Simply Soulful style may not be purist – but their intentions are.

Cultivating a deeper connection with people, animals and nature makes us feel happier … by increasing oxytocin and dopamine levels.

Relaxation reduces stress … by lowering cortisol levels.

Laughter reduces pain … by increasing endorphin levels.


So, if you like innovation and the idea of inviting more love, laughter and joy into your life, Goat Yoga may have been just what you’re looking for.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

  •   A fantastic experience that we won’t forget. My seven year old daughter loved the whole experience from calling the cows to be milked to hand milking the goats. We were... read more

  •   Went to the farm last week - booked a milking experience and what an experience! Would definitely recommend for both adults and children, John the farmer was so informative and... read more

  •   I can’t even begin to describe what a wonderful day my daughter and I had. Jon and Lynne are the most wonderful, hard working people I’ve ever had the pleasure... read more

  •   Went to the farm with a youth group to milk the goats, was very sceptical before I got there.
    How wrong I was, it was so interesting and fun, Jon... read more

  •   After receiving this as a gift it surpassed all expectations, we spent most of the afternoon with the affectionate goats and placid Jersey cows learning how to milk. Thanks indeed... read more

    Sally D
  •   After waiting over 30 years, searching around the world for the chance to milk a cow by hand we got that and more at Dartington Dairy today !! A lifetime... read more

  •   received a gift of Farmer for a Day as a birthday present, what a great day out, went with my eldest son. An early start 06.30 (not as early as... read more

  •   We really enjoyed our milking experience, spending time with both the beautiful Jersey cows and the inquisitive, lovely goats. We learnt so much about the way Old Parsonage Farm is... read more

    Sarah B
  •   What do you get the man who has everything for his birthday ?? the Milking experience afternoon at Dartington dairy. What an amazing time we had with goats,cows, dogs and... read more

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  •   Fantastic time had enjoying the milking experience with my husband and daughters age 9 and 12. The setting is idyllic, the farmer and his wife totally engaging and full of... read more

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