The sweet one. Garth is the sweetest goat in our herd. He loves anybody and everybody and he’s always in a good mood. Garth is also one of our best jumpers and he hasn’t met a back he doesn’t want to try perching on. Win him over with a big bear hug!
One of our original triplets, I’d describe brooks with 7 letters – TROUBLE. If there’s trouble to be had, he’s into it – and leading the way! I’d also describe him as the “leader of the herd.” Or at least he thinks he is! He’s also our biggest lover of head scratches!
The pretty one. With his piercing blue eyes, everyone describes Jeter as pretty. His namesake comes from a Yankees G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time, according to my husband), Derek Jeter. He’s also the independent one, not always following the herd, but sometimes trying to lead it, much to Brooks’ dismay.
Totes got his name from the pop culture slang, Totes Ma Goats. Possibly first heard in the comedy I Love You, Man, Totes is a cool enough kid to pull off the unique name. Totes is our shy boy, but when you win him over, he will literally fall asleep on your lap!
Hoppy jumps like a bunny and since we host many of our classes at a brewery, we thought the name was a perfect fit! Our only unrelated baby, Hoppy is a fan favorite. He was destined to be a goat yoga goat – jumping on backs since he was born!
This baby was born around Christmastime so he was named after Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Only appropriate that he would have a beautiful “red” tri-color coat of fur. Rudy is sweet and calm, only causing problems when coaxed by the others. Peer pressure exists in the goat world, too!
Already an incredibly nature-loving family, Kelly and Jeff started Goat Yoga Tampa when Jeff sent an article about the Original Goat Yoga to Kelly as a joke. Kelly thought it was the coolest combination! They already had baby goats as pets and Kelly was passionate about sharing the amazing energy of their pet goats with the world. Goat Yoga Tampa was an instant hit with animal lovers and yogis everywhere! Kelly and Jeff both hold degrees in the environmental sciences. Jeff works as a biologist and Kelly as a national television host. Grandpa Ron joined the herd to help wrangle the goat babies and assist with the sold out yoga classes. Jeff and Ron share the coveted title, CEO (Chief Excrement Officer).
The real human star of the family is their son Hawk who shares the family’s love of all things in nature. As the only human child in the family, he is a professional goat wrangler, goat hugger and goat kisser! While Kelly and Jeff think they are in charge, they typically take last place after Hawk, the two dogs and the six goats.