Eco Yoga: Reduce Your “mat” print and breathe easy.
A rainy day here in Vancouver. I was supposed to teach an outdoor vinyasa class down by the beach in Kitsilano, at the Showboat, but of course it is cancelled. The sky will probably clear later in the day, but for now, this is definitely a good time to drink some tea, read and heat up indoors with a good power flow.
I am also excited to practice on my Half Moon Yoga deluxe Eco Mat. Sold by the wonderful yogis at Vancouver based Half Moon Yoga, the mat is made of TPE, (Thermal Plastic Elastomer) and are decomposable, recycleable and hypoallergenic.
Sweaty yogis will also be happy to know that the eco mat’s closed-cell structure prevents bacterial and fungal growth resulting from sweat.
The manufacturing process releases no phthalates, toluene, or heavy metals and all production waste is also recycled directly onsite. All good considerations both at the level of your personal well-being and for the environment.
The eco mat is affordable, priced at $49.95 and is available at Half Moon’s retail store on Granville Island or online here.