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Goat Yoga Fund-Raiser in Water Mill

Mon, 07/24/2023 - 14:11
Goats play around at the Beekman 1802 "Kindness" sign at Corwith Farms.
Beekman 1802

Yoga, with goats, for a good cause? Yes, please. On Saturday, Beekman 1802, a maker of high-end body care and skin care items, will host a meet-and-greet with its founders, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, followed by two sessions of goat yoga at Corwith Farms on Head of Pond Road. The fund-raiser benefits the Alzheimer's Association.

Beekman 1802 was founded in 2008 when Mr. Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Ridge moved to a farm in Sharon Springs, N.Y., and adopted 100 goats in need of homes. From there, they used goat milk to make products for sensitive skin with the motto "there's beauty in kindness," according to an announcement.

"We decided to partner with Fork It Alzheimers for a fund-raising event because of my background in the study of aging at Mount Sinai Hospital, and because we know that the funds raised will provide a little extra kindness to the patients, their family members, and caregivers who are dealing with this disease," Dr. Ridge said in an email.

Tickets cost $65 and are at The first session is from 10:30 to 11 a.m., with the second from 11 to 11:30. Participants will receive free tote bags of goat milk skin and body care samples.

Outside of the fund-raiser, Corwith's public goat-yoga sessions are Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m., with the opportunity to schedule a private session throughout the week. Classes are $35 per person throughout the farm's season, which officially ends Halloween weekend.

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