I'm a yoga teacher and I’m 100% sold. On a technical level – I LOVED my practice. Way better than a Manduka mat. Sweat evaporates. Grip stronger. Smell nicer. Handstanding made easier.
This mat is one of the best purchases I've ever made. I don't think I can go back to non-cork mats ever. It's perfect, the grip is great, it's easy to clean and keep as new, and the touch is so warm and natural that it makes my yoga experience much more connecting. When I step on it, I feel home. Honestly I don't know anyone with one of these that doesn't swear by it.
Beautiful mats. They look lovely and feel great. I am happy on every level . I bought 3 last year . I run a studio and would love that everyone had one of these mats. Love them in the ecological sense as well as the appearance and feel. Worth the price.
Would highly recommend investing in one of these if you are starting to practice regularly. The weight means the mat isn't sliding across the floor and cork gives great grip for hands and feet. I've had mine for over a year and it's still in great condition with just minimal cleaning.
I adore this yoga mat. Went looking for a sustainable mat and found cork yogis as they use cork and recycled rubber, and as an added bonus it is also naturally non-slip - I have very sweaty palms and used to hate doing downward dogs as my hands would slid out in from of me. Now this never happens and the mat is naturally antibacterial or can be cleaned lightly with a mix of water and vinegar. I use it daily and couldn't be happier with the experience and the good causes/business practices that I know my money is supporting!
We give 10% of our profits to the Destiny Reflection Foundation allowing them to train and give work to survivors of human trafficking and sex slavery. The women they support make our beautiful sari yoga mat bags, check them out!