Jade Fusion Yoga Mat Review

The Jade Fusion is the Rolls Royce of Yoga Mats. It is simultaneously heavy in features, heavy in price, and, well, just plain heavy. We absolutely love practicing on this mat in both more restorative as well as heated Power Yoga classes. However, we question whether the bulky package is worth lugging around town (a

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Mat Matters

Your yoga mat could be polluting the earth. Be kinder to the environment by switching to PVC-free. The last thing you want to do when you step on your yoga mat is harm the world. But that’s what many of us do unwittingly each time we roll out conventional yoga mats, many of which contain

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Jade Harmony Professional Yoga Mat Review

Jade Harmony Professional Yoga Mat Review There is no question that the Jade Harmony Professional deserves the Editor’s Choice award for best overall yoga mat. First and foremost was the fact that every person we spoke with that owned this mat absolutely adored it, and the three people we lent it to who were interested in

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Planted Planet

Yogis reforest the globe, one donation at a time. By Heather Boerner Yoga-related businesses are putting their formidable positive energy toward giving back—to the earth, that is. Jade Yoga, Shiva Rea‘s Yoga Trance Dance, and the Yoga Center in Carlsbad, California, are among a handful of companies and studios that contribute to reforestation efforts in some

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Sara Ivanhoe Bio: All Star Yogi

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe endorses JadeYoga and is a Yoga Spokesperson for Weight Watchers, most recently releasing the “Weight Watchers Yoga Starter Kit.”  She began teaching in 1995, shortly after graduating with honors from New York University. She has completed the Yoga Works teacher training, a specialized Therapeutics program and is also certified by Erich Schiffmann in

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Jade vs. Manduka: Yoga mat throwdown

Photo: Flickr/LululemonAthletica New York is filled with fitness rivalries: Mets vs. Yankees, Flywheel vs. SoulCycle, and now Jade vs. Manduka—the manufacturers of the best-selling yoga mats. Even though a non-competitive, live-and-let-live spirit pervades yoga philosophy, yogis take sides when it comes to mats. Considering that it’s the only major piece of equipment required and an important

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Coral Brown – Power Source

Strengthening your core from the inside out lets you move—and live—from your center. Surely there are no more-evocative words in the practice of yoga than these two: core strength. They point you to the vital force that holds you steady in your asana, keeps you upright in your standing poses, lends vitality in backbends, and

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Patricia Walden: Yoga Saved Her Life

A classical Iyengar yoga teacher who has studied regularly with B.K.S. Iyengar for over 25 years, Patricia Walden is coauthor of The Women’s Book of Yoga and Health with Linda Sparrowe and has created several Gaiam yoga DVDs including perennial bestseller Yoga for Beginners. Once honored by Yoga Journal as one of the “25 American

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The Best Yoga Mat Review

Jade Harmony Professional Yoga Mat Ranked #1 by OurdoorGearLab Editor’s Choice – Jade Harmony Professional The Jade Harmony Professional Yoga Mat is the highest performing all-purpose yoga mat we tested. It is not only portable, durable, and environmentally friendly, but offers excellent wet and dry traction and simultaneously provides stability under your feet and cushion for your

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Coral Brown – Deeply Moving

An underwater experience teaches a yogi about going with the flow I grew up on the water. When I was a child in Bird Creek, Alaska, my family drew our cooking and drinking water straight from the creek. I spent summers in Rhode Island swimming, canoeing, bodysurfing, and generally spending as much time in the

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