Jade Yoga™ first launched its brand of yoga mats in 2002, but its true beginnings grew from Jade Industries, Inc., a company selling non-slip rubber mats in the 1970s. With some yogis already using the rug pads as yoga mats, it only made sense for Jade Industries, Inc. to branch off and begin specializing in yoga products.
Following a demonstration from the great B.K.S Iyengar, the problem with most yoga mats became painfully obvious, they were slippery. Not only did it make practicing yoga annoying, but it put the user at risk of injury. Sticking with the parent company's core values of using natural, high-quality materials, Jade Yoga began working fervently in 2000 to address this problem. After some initial testing and sampling, the overwhelming response they received ensured Jade Yoga was on a path to success.
From their tireless efforts, Jade Yoga's "Harmony" line was born, comfortable, non-slip, and all-natural. This is Jade Yoga's mantra, helping yogis find peace with their inner nature, through nature. The development of the world's first "green" yoga mat really happened by accident because they were actually focused on making the best functioning yoga mat. It was just a coincidence that natural rubber provided the best comfort and performance for yogis.
Every day Jade Yoga seizes the opportunity to invent products and reinvent themselves. Never being satisfied with what they have, they continue to push to do bigger and better things. Since their initial launch in 2002, they've gone on to make stability blocks, yoga towels, among other things. This expansion hasn't stopped them from keeping their promise. Through their partnership with Trees for the Future, Jade Yoga plants a tree for every yoga mat sold. They truly embody the idea of being "environmentally friendly" and take it to a new level and that's what you can expect from Jade Yoga.
Reviews and Questions
- Sarah S.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars5 months agoReviewingJade Yoga Voyager Natural Rubber Yoga Mat 68" 1.5mm Olive GreenPerfect Travel Mat
Don’t expect extreme comfort, but it is everything you need for a travel mat. Lightweight and flexible (to fit in a suitcase). Perfect for those who are always on the move!Level of Yoga Expertise BeginnerFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level LightDurability Star RatingRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Erin E.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars11 months agoReviewingJade Yoga Voyager Natural Rubber Yoga Mat 68" 1.5mm Olive GreenWonderful Travel Yoga Mat
Such a great purchase! Grippy but not overly. Lightweight. WAY better than practicing yoga or working out on a towel while traveling. Folds up nicely and easily. You can lay flat at the bottom of the suitcase and it doesn’t take up that much space. Also rolls up very thin. Highly recommend !Preferred Type of Yoga Practice Vinyasa, Yin (Restorative), MeditationLevel of Yoga Expertise IntermediateFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level ModerateDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Marna C.Verified BuyerRated 3 out of 5 stars1 year agoReviewingJade Yoga Voyager Natural Rubber Yoga Mat 68" 1.5mm Olive GreenThis is hard on thé
This is hard on thé knees. I have some scabs as a result of it. Padding definitely necessary with this mat.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice Vinyasa, MeditationLevel of Yoga Expertise ExpertFrequency (a week) 5-7Perspiration Level ModerateDurability Star RatingRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Teri H.Verified BuyerRated 3 out of 5 stars1 year agoReviewingJade Yoga Voyager Natural Rubber Yoga Mat 68" 1.5mm Olive GreenWorkable solution
Beautiful color; very sticky but very thin; doesn’t fold as neatly as I’d expected but got the job done on a recent trip.