Featuring Barefoot Yoga's Calcutta Mysore Practice Rug and Bamboo Block.
This Holiday Season, tuck Tokens of Affection and appreciation into a basket full of treasures to delight the senses.
SILK EYE PILLOWS
Savasana becomes even more relaxing with the gentle pressure of this aromatic silk eye pillow (filled with flaxseed and dried lavender) on one’s eyes. $17. barefootyoga.com
Yoga Basics (Pg 55)
Featured our Cork Yoga Blocks
Basics, Legs-up-the-wall pose (pg 70)
Featured our sari eye pillows, Mexican blankets and foam blocks
A new generation of mats uses earth-friendly materials.
Eco Mat Guide
A plant fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. Jute is usually combined with another material, either natural or synthetic.
Jute is renewable, biodegradable resource. The fibers give the mats added traction.
Barefoot Yoga Original Eco Yoga Mat
(made from jute and natural rubber).
EXAMINER.COM - SEATTLE
April 28, 2009
What you need and what to wear for yoga
With the economy where it is today, it is nice to know that yoga practice does not require a major purchase.
You don’t need special equipment to practice yoga. An easy to carry yoga mat and blanket will do
Here are some great neighborhood retail outlets to purchase yoga clothing:
- Barefoot Yoga Co. is an online store but since they are based in Seattle, they can arrange for pick-up or give you 1/2 off for shipping.
NEW YORK TIMES
January 28, 2009
Yoga and the Missing Boutique
For the best selection, you have to go online....Barefoot Yoga, a small online company in Seattle, has knowledgeable (and sympathetic) phone support to steer you toward good choices.
Yoga Clothes for Men:
hemp-cotton tank, at barefoot yoga.com
DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE
The all-natural rubber and jute Eco Yoga Mat by Barefoot Yoga Co. aims to provide excellent traction and grip while creating a comfortable practice space.
VERSATILE: Barefoot Yoga's 4-mm Original Eco Yoga Mat has visible jute fibers woven into the mat. The jute is soft to the touch and helps the mat last longer, while the natural rubber underside grips every floor type.
Bend over backward to help Mom relax. Start with the Eco Yoga Mat from Barefoot Yoga, made of all-natural rubber and jute fiber.
Yoga Mats Go Eco!
If you’re in the market for a new yoga mat, get your asanas on an eco mat! Selecting an eco yoga mat is a perfect choice as you pose your way to enlightenment and inner peace in your yoga practice. This eco-friendly mat truly looks the part. Made of jute and part rubber, it has a slightly rougher texture from the fibers running through it, helping make it more grippy and less slippy. It is very lightweight, but still maintains a little cushiness.
Instead of ﬁghting over the remote, spend the month getting rid of all that negative energy and restoring the balance in your life by striking a pose in OMgirl’s Organic Roll Top Yoga Pants. Designed to help you ﬁnd your inner peace, their sporty and oh-so-soft togs come in an array of soothing colors so you can roll of your couch, onto your mat and out into the world looking (and feeling) fabulous. Available at Barefootyoga.com.
SIERRA CLUB: GREEN LIFE
Enhance your practice -- when it's time to get rid of your smelly old yoga mat, look for one that is PVC free, like this one from Barefoot Yoga. You can also hang on to your old mat for those messy projects around the house like painting or art projects.
MARTHA STEWART'S BODY + SOUL
The Best Yoga For You
We talked to the experts, watched the videos, and tested the props, compiling what we consider the "best of yoga". Armed with the perfect eco-sticky mat, you'll be ready to explore yoga's ever-expanding landscape.
What you Need
Enhance your practice with these yoga must-haves made by companies with a conscience:
Eco Friendly Mats by Barefoot Yoga. Natural Rubber and Jute
Bamboo Blocks by Barefoot Yoga
OMgirl Thermal Hoodie
OMgirl Longsleeve Thermal Henley
YOGA + JOYFUL LIVING
A greener shade of Yoga.
Barefoot Yoga co.
Makers of bamboo yoga blocks, this online boutique also carries organic cotton and hemp clothing and other eco-conscious yoga props and accessories.
NEW YORK TIMES
June 21, 2007
For Some Things It's OK to Be Sticky (Yoga Mats)
Rated # 1 Environmentally Friendly Yoga Mat
1. ECO YOGA MAT. $45, www.barefootyoga.com. Ms. Kleinman “really liked” this mat made of jute and fiber. The visible fibers on the top side provided a "slightly rough texture" and "grippy" surface. The mat was thin enough to fold and had a solid, not too squishy surface for standing without wobbles, but still was padded enough for lying-down work.
Featuring OMgirl Clothing (see image right):
Zen Daily Tee
Asana Flare Pant
Velour Apres Pants
Longsleeve Modal Shirt
40 of our favorite things
AltMed’s guide to conscious gift-giving with choices guaranteed to delight all ages.
Barefoot Yoga Eye Pillow
Kiss the world good night with this silk eye pillow filled with organic flax seed and dried lavender.
AMERICAN FITNESS MAGAZINE
Relax and recharge with 100 percent silk eye pillows. The soft and cooling pillows are filled with organic flax seeds and organically grown lavender, which work as an aromatherapeutic anti-depressant, sedative and detoxifier. Pillows start at $15.50 at www.barefootyoga.com.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
October 27, 2006
A New Class of Yoga Mats
Barefoot Yoga's Ultra Mat... offered extra thickness for extra cushioning.
Yoga Goes Green
Eco-friendly yoga products are safer for you and the planet. Choosing them might even help enrich your practice.
The Barefoot Yoga silk eye pillows helps you undwind complelety during Corpse Pose. The washable, refillable pouch is stuffed with organically grown flax sess and lavender, an herb that may help promote relaxation.
Most yoga mats contain polyvinyl choloride (PVC), a plastic that can release toxic chemicals as it sits in landfills. The Eco Mat is biodegradable and made from durable, renewable jute and natural rubber.
One Marvelous Mat
Barefoot Yoga The Nature Collection Ultra Mat ($37; 877-227-3366). Your hands and feet will stay put during the lengthiest Downward Dog on this extra-thick mat. The nonslip surface works for all types of yoga (even Bikram), and the soothing colors—ocean or evergreen—might even provide a little extra Zen.
Create an Enticing Workout Area
Most home gyms motivate you to run-in the other direction. Instead, craft one that will lure you to the mat.
To make lotus pose more comfortable
“Shanti” yoga practice rug
TRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE
Yoga to Go
Add a little color to your yoga routine with an environmental yoga mat from Barefoot Yoga.
What we’re loving now
Good Workout Karma
From Fashion to Food, Americans are enamored with India, the inspiration for these six fitness finds.
Dress to refresh: Give boring workout wear and accessories a rest and make way for vivid prints and ethnic details. We can’t get enough of Barefoot Yoga’s sari-inspired mat bag and eye pillow.
March 27, 2006
Stuff We Like: Yoga Props that Do No Harm: Blocks
If a strong, polished exterior, commitment to the environment, and the prospect of long-term commitment makes you swoon, the bamboo blocks from Barefoot Yoga Co. may be the block of your dreams. Super strong, bamboo will far outlast the common foam block.
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
March 26, 2006
Looking Good While Working Out
Barefootyoga.com, one of (yoga instructor Sue) Hardy’s favorites, carries tops with boat necklines and racer backs, soft hemp pants with swirly screen prints and velour skirts for wear to and from the gym.
OMgirl cami tank and OMgirl board shorts
MARTHA STEWART'S BODY + SOUL
Ordinary yoga gear gets a healthy update with these earth-friendly and body-conscious finds
As we dash from home to office to studio (and maybe a grocery store in between), yoga accessories that make a sweaty indoor practice more space and body friendly come as welcome additions. These Body and Soul picks are sure to improve your mudra.
Cotton Yoga Rugs
Commonly used for Ashtanga and Bikram (“hot”) yoga styles, these Rugs from Barefoot Yoga co. suit any sweat-producing practice. Used over a regular sticky mat, the rugs absorb moisture, prevent slipping, and add cushioning. Easy laundering helps keep them fresh. $38-$40, by Barefoot Yoga co., 877-227-3366, barefootyoga.com
December 2005/January 2006
Featuring Asana Tank, velour capris and Jaipur Practice Rugs
December 18 2005
Our gift picks for bringing serenity into the bedroom
Barefoot Yoga’s silk eye pillows are the perfect relaxation remedy for overworked, overstressed, sleep-deprived person in your life. Handmade in India from silk sari fabric, the 81/2 by 4 inch pillows come in more than two dozen coverings and are filled with flax seeds and dried lavender. A bonus: all pillows come with a beaded zippered storage pouch. Cost: $17. Barefootyoga.com
Shut out the world with Barefoot Yoga’s silk eye pillows (available with lavender scent), $17 877-227-3366.
OMgirl yoga clothes (available at barefootyoga.com) are the cutest, funnest yogini-inspired outfits around. Their tanks last forever, and the rhinestones stay in place even after washing and drying.
Featuring OMgirl practice camisole
OMgirl velour capris
OMgirl practice camisole
WALL STREET JOURNAL
May 23, 2005
Web Watch: Yoga Gear
Barefoot Yoga offers a good selection of basic yoga props, as well as more-unusual items like hemp yoga pants with flared legs ($39) or eye pillows -- silk pouches filled with lavender and flaxseed that you put over your eyes during meditation.
There's also a nice personal touch to the site, as founder Kelly LeFebvre tells the story of how she got her inspiration for the site on a journey through India.
ENLIGHTENED PRACTICE MAGAZINE
For the Yogini Who Is Sacred to Your Heart
Sacred Gem Anklet by Sacred Charms
This beautiful sterling silver Om Anklet with Garnet and gray pearls is a wonderful way to feel decadent by the toes. Show her that beauty is everywhere on the body, even her ankles. She will love this anklet as she gazes towards her feet in a standing forward bend, and she will think of the man who gave this to her. This anklet is also special because the garnet stone represents commitment. . . . What a sweet way to show it. www.barefootyoga.com
For the Casual Yogini
OMGIRL 2 Pc Set
Moms need to lounge too. OMGirl has created a line of silky, soft cotton tees and velour bottoms that will put your yogini in a relaxed and comfortable state of mind. We loved the Teaching Buddha Raglan Sleeve Tee-Shirt adorned with rhinestones and the matching velour skirt with an embroidered OM. What a great way to leave the gym, after yoga, spend a Sunday afternoon with the family, or run around town any day of the week. Perfect for any woman leading the yogic lifestyle—simple, cool, and casual. Order your yogini her set today. www.barefootyoga.com.
OMgirl clothing featured in magazine.
Stuff we like:
Wearing form-fitting clothes during yoga helps your teacher see your alignment. But when you’re trotting to and from class, you might feel self-conscious. Now you can keep it covered with one of these soft, stylish cover-ups or wraps. Hibiscus Short-sleeved hoodie, $46, Longboard Practice Capris, $54 by OMgirl.
A little reminder of OM
The symbol of “OM”, the timeless symbol for the sound of creation, summoning spiritual bliss and wisdom from generation to generation, is a visual reminder to relax. Use it as a mantra, repeating the word as a reminder to slow down, concentrate on your breath, and relax. We love Barefoot Yoga Co’s Garnet and gray pearl sterling silver “OM” Anklet. www.barefootyoga.com
ALL YOU MAGAZINE
Jump Start your Workout with Cool Gear
Yoga mat, $33, at BarefootYoga.com
Mysore is the famous, fabulous Mecca of Yoga. This ‘Mysore Mat’ –used to pave the path of yoga for uncounted centuries—is the answer to the question for sweaty yogis and yoginis everywhere. Perfect for Bikram, or anyone who works up an internal sweat just trying to get through a few Surya Namaskaras. Roll it over your standard grippy mat once you’ve begun to perspire, and you’ll never slip-and-slide again.
For more: Barefootyoga.com
OMgirl baby Hotei onesie featured on Julia Robert's baby on magazine cover.
Lift From Nature
Add an eco-friendly element to your practice with these smooth, lightweight bamboo blocks. A mystical plant, bamboo is said to represent luck, flexibility, and tenacity—all welcome qualities when ascending into block-assisted poses like forearm stand. $22 each, $40 a pair, barefootyoga.com
The Zen Studio
Meditate on flexibility, strength and a strong heart in this relaxing, eastern-influenced haven
Put something natural underfoot with BAREFOOT YOGA's cotton, mosture absorbent Mysore Yoga Rug. $42. barefootyoga.com.
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