What is Maui Goat Yoga?
Maui Goat Yoga is a fitness trend sweeping the nation since 2016. It is addicting and makes you smile. Enjoy beautiful views of Maui’s breathtaking coastline, and relish the psychological benefits of animal-assisted therapy while exercising and challenging your physical and mental capacity. Or just relax and stretch while hanging out with lovable, adorable goats. If this sounds calming and pleasurable then Maui Goat Yoga is definitely for you.
Maui Goat Yoga offers daily Yoga Classes with 360-degree views of Haleakala and the stunning Maui coastline. Experience and get addicted to a new way of practicing yoga with adorable, frisky and friendly goats that love to snuggle. “Goat Yoga” is the latest and greatest of yoga experiences hailed by hundreds of media outlets around the world. What a wonderful experience to add to you your life top 10 wish list!
Meet Our Goats
Meet Daisy!! Maui Goat Yoga’s sweetie pie. Daisy is very petite and very gentle. She loves to be petted and to have her neck and bottom of ears scratched. Her eyes will make you melt when she looks at you. Daisy’s soft loving personality makes her perfect for Maui Goat Yoga.
Duder! Love love love my most gentle Duder! Can not get a more sweet male goat as Duder. Duder will wait his turn patiently and always make sure the ladies (Sweet Pea, Daisy, and Cookie go first) Duder is named after my brother David who has amazing blue eyes like Duder (and of course the most amazing gentleman to the ladies). My parents used to yell across the house “hey Duder” to get my brothers attention instead of just the usual “hey Dude”. Duder is a gentleman and will never jump on you or chew your things. He just wants love and treats. Duder’s twin brother is Jon Snow.
Alfredo “Alfi” for short is coming to Maui Goat Yoga any day now. He is 4 weeks old and super handsome. We are waiting to spend some time with Alfredo and get to know his personality before we complete his bio. The time we have spent with him he is mello and sweet and perfect for our Maui Goat Yoga family.
Tsunami is another new addition to the Maui Goat Yoga family. He came to live with us when Bella Luna did. They came from the same home to our home.
Tsunami name was “No Namey” for a while according to breeder. They were not sure what to name him. We ended up keeping his name because it is so the opposite of his personality. Now we call him Susu because he is oh so so SuSu sweet. Tsunami is as sweet as as they come. He loves to be picked up and snuggled and kissed. He will just stay content in your arms for as long as you want to hold him.
Snowflake and Winter
Sweet Pea and Cookie
What is Goat Therapy? Also known as Animal Therapy with Goats.
Animals are extremely therapeutic in so many ways. What is a Animal Therapy? Animal Therapy is an animal that provides affection, love and comfort to people who need it. It is an alternative or complementary type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of Animal Therapy is to improve a patient’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. These therapy animals are often used in hospitals, mental institutes, prisons, assisted living homes, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation centers, hospices and other areas to help improve their well-being.
About our Instructors
Maluhia Elizabeth Paloma Karas certified (RYT 200 hours certified) for Hatha Yoga.
Malu’s Practice began in 2004 certified in 2012 and has been teaching since. Her class offers a combination of strength building sequences into level 1 asanas and animal therapy.
Lessons will include organ detoxification, flexibility, increased awareness and an introduction to yogic and Hawaiian philosophy. Her love for animals and people create a comfortable, fun and safe experience outdoors that is inviting to everyone from age 7 and up.
Megan White certified (RYT 500 hours certified) for Hatha Yoga.
Megan was influenced by the lifestyle of Yoga while living in South Africa. Drawn to self-healing through Ayurveda, Pranayama, and asana; she was inspired to continue her studies.
Megan completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Wise Living Yoga Academy, and her 300 Hour Teacher Training at Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, CA. Expanding her education on the body, Ayurveda, and therapeutic yoga. Her classes are taught with wholeheartedness, compassion and a curiosity for learning through teaching.
Megan loves the connection and community that yoga creates, and wishes to cultivate that not only on the mat, but off as well. When not teaching she spends her time creating art or connecting with nature.
Rondi Spurling certified (RYT 200 hours certified) for Vinyasa flow yoga + engaged Yin.
Rondi left Los Angeles, California for a simpler life on the island of Maui almost a decade ago. After 20 years in hospitality management, her restaurant closed permanently in March of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She seized this moment to make her passion for yoga official. She completed her 200 hour training with Soma Yoga Institute in 2020 after 2 decades of dedicated personal practice.
Her teaching is fueled by her belief in the power of breath, movement and meditation as tools for personal transformation, and belief that teachers should make yoga asana accessible to all bodies. Nothing brings her greater joy than supporting other’s participation in their own wellness.
When she isn’t teaching, she continues to be a student of meditation, asana and mindfulness practices. She can also most likely be found playing outside in the beautiful landscape of the Hawaiian islands.
Goat Therapy – Animal Therapy with Goats
Maui Goat Yoga’s goats are so full of love and affection. We are regularly told that spending time with our goats has made a person’s day and that it was the highlight of their entire visit to Maui!