I recently attended Envision, a conscious music festival featuring daily yoga practices and an subsequent Yoga retreat in beautiful Costa Rica. I knew that I would have to up my yoga gear game, in order to keep up with the seasoned yogis I would encounter along my travels and to keep things convenient as I embarked on my journey, and that’s where Gaiam came in.
Gaiam is dedicated to providing positive solutions that connect, renew and inspire the most seasoned or beginner yogi. Their collection features functional and gorgeous yoga gear that facilitate and enhance any level of practice.
As I knew I’d be a travelling yogi, both for this trip and for future classes (since I’m totally going to keep up with my renewed love of yoga), I figured the best place to start would be with a fabulous and functional yoga mat bag. I chose this killer camo print bag in shades of gray. Made of 100% cotton the bag features a roomy design that fits most mat sizes and then some. I was able to fit not only my mat but a towel rolled into it as well to make my packing even more efficient. Equipped with multiple pockets and an adjustable strap, this bag really had it all. MSRP: $32.99.
Once I had the bag, I obviously needed a mat to put in it. I love grey and pink together so I gravitated to this stunning 3mm classic Printed Yoga Mat, which was lightweight and durable – perfect for the travelling yogi I was to become for my trip. The textured, non-slip surface was a great help when practicing outdoors in the humid Costa Rican climate, and I loved that the mats are made without the six most harmful phthalates. Sustainable and eco-friendly, this Gaiam mat was the perfect choice for my conscious festival trip. MSRP: 3mm Classic print: $26.99.
While I may no longer be practicing yoga under the shade of a canopy of palm trees or in a breezy shala attached to a picturesque Costa Rican villa, those memories and my Gaiam gear will continue to inspire me to tune into myself and develop my yoga practice, treating my body, mind and soul to its therapeutic benefits.