Founded in 1988 in Boulder, Colorado by Jirka Rysavy, Gaiam® has long promoted the health and well-being of the individual and environment. "Gaiam" comes from the combination of the words "Gaia", meaning Mother Earth, and "I Am". This ideal has guided them towards success as they pursue the market on a personal and global level. Originally, started as a catalog business, Gaiam has since blossomed into a multi-media corporation. The company has since delved into yoga, fitness, bed & bath, and home & garden products.
Despite their expansion Gaiam has remained true to its core values of quality and sustainability. In all its business ventures, these values have been its one constant. Through its products, Gaiam aims to preserve the Earth and help its inhabitants. Gaiam believes that all living things are connected, and that by providing tools that increase awareness and healthy living, the Earth as a whole will benefit.
No better is its desire and passion evident than in its yoga line. With world-renowned yogis like Rodney Yee and Suzanne Deason sponsoring Gaiam's products, customers can rest assured they're receiving the best of the best. With products like the 68" Yoga Essentials® Mat or the Rodney Yee DVD kit, Gaiam has displayed its complete commitment to the yoga industry.
Fitness as a whole is Gaiam's larger focus. Whether you're just beginning to work out or already have a steady routine, Gaiam has products like the Gaiam Fitness Trainer Heart Rate Monitor and the Gaiam Calorie Coach Pedometer that can help you achieve your goals. No matter your goal, or your level of fitness, Gaiam is there every step of the way.
- Christie M.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoReviewingGaiam Foldable Yoga Mat 68" 2mmGood mat
it is very thin but I'd say it's as good as any other mat.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice OtherLevel of Yoga Expertise BeginnerFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level LightDurability Star RatingRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Lauren D.Verified BuyerRated 2 out of 5 stars2 years agoReviewingGaiam Foldable Yoga Mat 68" 2mmsuper light but not comfortable
I should have done more research but I really didn't like the seams that allow the mat to fold, when I was doing yoga on it. The plastic was also kind of slippery.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise AdvancedFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level ModerateDurability Star RatingRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Julia C.Verified BuyerRated 4 out of 5 stars3 years agoReviewingGaiam Foldable Yoga Mat 68" 2mmElephant proof!
I was recently practicing yoga in Africa when a herd of elephants came by. I left my mat to move out of their way. One curious elephant touched it gently with its trunk before lifting it the air, swinging it about and then stomping on it. He was obviously not a fan of yoga. The mat survived and I went on to use it for the rest of my journey.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise AdvancedFrequency (a week) 5-7Perspiration Level LightDurability Star RatingRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- KittyVerified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars4 years agoReviewingGaiam Foldable Yoga Mat 68" 2mmTravel yoga mat
It’s heavier than expected, but nice and sturdy.