This Sunday’s Real Scoop Sundae review is brought to you by an amazing LOCAL company: We Are Yoga! For the last five years, this company has been working to connect us all through Yoga in so much more than just the physical practice on our mats. They remind us that “Working together, mind & body, heart & lungs, person to person, group to group We Are Yoga.”
We Are Yoga believes in Yoga and supports yoga schools, federations, and organizations worldwide. To help spread the word of Yoga, they created the WAYmat: “Designed with Yoga in mind.”
“The beauty of WAYmat is that you do not need to know anything about yoga to enjoy it. The name alone gives you belief. The ability to relax anywhere, bust out a stretch, lay out in the sun, or play with your baby in comfort and safety are just a couple ways to go!” … “If hot yoga is your jam this mat will withstand the sweatiest yoga sessions while not soaking through to the floor or losing its shape.”
I am here to tell you: THEY ARE AWESOME!
Not only are the owners incredibly sweet, their product is incredible! With over 150 hot sweaty Bikram classes under my belt since October, I have tried all sorts of solutions to the mass quantity of sweat that drips from my body for 90 minutes every class.
I tried saving a buck on a cheap bath towel and yoga mat… I tried spending a few more bucks on a yoga towel designed to soak up lots of sweat… it worked… sort of. The towel and mat bunch. Not a huge deal, but distracting when you are dripping wet and balancing on one foot with your other foot in your hands and your head on your knee.
Despite nightly spray downs with rubbing alcohol (I’ve tried straight vinegar too, or mixing in tea tree oil.. they work, but not for long… and yes I hang it to dry every night) to my mat and daily washings of my towel (which regularly weighs 3+lbs after a class! I wasn’t kidding when I said dripping sweat!)… eventually a stench starts. And way too soon to rationalize saving a few dollars, because before I knew it I was throwing my mat and towel out and starting over!
So I rented a WAYmat at my studio the other day… I wanted to dislike it. Honestly, I wanted to stick with my already purchased stinky mat and towel. Well guess what? I LOVED IT! I have rented one three times since then. Not only is it 3-6 inches wider and 5-15 inches longer than the standard yoga mat aka more room to put your sweaty body, it also 1.5-3.5lbs lighter, stays in place the whole class, and is super absorbent but it also cradles your hot, tired body through the whole floor series perfectly! I wanted to curl up and take a nap on it!
The only reason I don’t own one yet is because I cant decide which of the awesome colors to get! Check out all the awesome color combos in their online shop. HELP ME DECIDE WHICH COLOR TO BUY!! (these are my favs… I think?!)
Have you ever seen them at your studio? This is where they are currently available. If you have never heard of them before you should definitely check them out and maybe let your studio owner know you are interested!! Who knows where they will decide to bring their product next! Maybe to a studio near you! 🙂
So while you are deciding on what color you want… (because I know and YOU KNOW you want one!) you should sign up for their newsletter!
They are offering one of their awesome free stickers right now! And why in the world wouldn’t you want to stay up to date with this company!? This other sport company once said: JUST DO IT!
Learn more about the benefits Bikram from my post the other day.
- What is you favorite yoga practice?
- Have you heard of We Are Yoga?
- What color mat should I buy!?
- What product should I review next week?