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CorkYogis Now at Yotopia, Covent Garden!

CorkYogis Now at Yotopia, Covent Garden!

CorkYogis was developed from the idea that great technical performance can be combined with sustainability. Cork is one of the few materials in the world that grips better when wet, ideal for strong dynamic yoga. And cork is highly sustainable (having a negative carbon footprint) and naturally anti-microbial. It dries…

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CorkYogis Products Featured In IVF Babble

CorkYogis Products Featured In IVF Babble

Self care guide to surviving IVF. We are excited to be a featured product with IVF babble this month and our very own Clare Melford, Owner of CorkYogis shares some experiential wisdom:IVF is one of the hardest things I have ever voluntarily put myself through.It is hard physically, psychologically,  and…

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Why We Love Cork

Why We Love Cork

What makes cork the very best material for your yoga mat.  Some pictures above from The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London, UK – The ‘cork tree’ Quercus suber.Why we use cork – Is it because of its natural beauty and ethical sustainability? Well yes… but that’s not all, there are…

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Sex Trafficking Survivor: Shelafi's Story

Sex Trafficking Survivor: Shelafi's Story

At CorkYogis we are incredibly proud to support the work of Destiny Reflection and the work they do to help young girls and women out of sex slavery and human trafficking here’s the story of Shefali…..KOLKATA, INDIA – Six years after 15-year-old Shefali (pseudonym) was rescued from a brothel in…

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CorkYogis joins LiveWell Directory for Eco-Friendly and Ethical Businesses

CorkYogis joins LiveWell Directory for Eco-Friendly and Ethical Businesses

CorkYogis joins the LiveWell Directory -a list of the best local, ethical and environmentally-friendly businesses.  The Indians have a saying that “it takes a village to raise a child”, and so it is with making real change in our world. It will take a huge number of diverse efforts to…

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Quotes To Inspire Us

Quotes To Inspire Us

February – always a hard month, in the words of the philosopher Hobbes, “nasty, brutish and short”. It’s dark, cold at least in the northern hemisphere, and it can be hard to motivate ourselves to get out of bed and onto the mat. It’s been especially hard for people in…

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Studios in Portugal, England and Finland Now Stock CorkYogis!

Studios in Portugal, England and Finland Now Stock CorkYogis!

We’ve had a great start in 2019 and we’ve had a new studio in Portugal, Sheffield and Finland stock our mats. Big shout out to Mudra, Soul Lab Estoril and SuperShe Island. At CorkYogis we love to show off our ethical cork yoga mats in as many places as possible.…

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Destiny Reflection is 10 years old!

Destiny Reflection is 10 years old!

CorkYogis was created in part to support the work of charities helping women and girls improve their lives through work. Destiny Reflection is the perfect partner for us. Their work rescuing and then giving training to the victims of human trafficking is directly aligned with CorkYogis mission. Destiny Reflection train…

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Don’t take our word for it – The Guardian and Independent Newspapers say CorkYogis is great!

Don’t take our word for it – The Guardian and Independent Newspapers say CorkYogis is great!

Our yoga mats were chosen as one of the Guardian's best ethical and eco-friendly gift ideas! It’s been a great few months for CorkYogis in the Press. We have been featured today in the Guardian’s good gift guide  – November 17th . The guide features a range of ethical and environmentally…

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What better way to say “I do” than by empowering girls to say “I don’t”

What better way to say “I do” than by empowering girls to say “I don’t”

It’s is International Day of the Girl on October 11th. So all businesses that support women and girls like CorkYogis are celebrating a huge new initiative – VOW.At a moment of renewed drive to empower women and girls across the world, VOW launched today with a mission to put the…

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