From creator Chad Turner, "The idea for Yoga Design Lab started while on vacation in Bali. I was seated in the back of a packed class at the well-known mecca for yoga, Yoga Barn. Looking around, all I saw was a sea of unoriginal, massed produced, solid colored yoga mats. My thinking was, there must be a way of creating a highly function product that was also aesthetically beautiful. The inspiration grew and I knew I wanted to design mats that would make more people excited about practicing yoga. So the journey began. Long story short, I sold my stuff, packed up a couple bags and moved to Bali with the goal of creating a line of yoga accessories that would inspire people around the world.
Blending fashion-forward design elements with innovative functionality and bio-renewable consciousness is key to the Yoga Design Lab approach. From our insulated stainless steel water bottles (reduce your use of plastic water bottles please!), to our hot yoga mats comprised of biodegradable natural tree rubber, to the water based inks used in our printed designs, we can all make a difference with the products we buy. Giving back is awesome. $1 from every purchase goes to support Urban Youth Yoga Programs in need."
- Elizabeth H.Verified BuyerRated 3 out of 5 stars2 years agoReviewingYoga Design Lab Breathe Hot Yoga Mat Towelnot quite as pictured and pretty slippery
Mainly purchased this b/c I was attracted to the beautiful colors and design, but in person the colors are significantly more pastel/faded looking :/ . Also, I am confused as to why they would pick such slick feeling fabric/material - nice if you are gliding around, but otherwise not rly practical and unable to get any good grip (unless maybe you have sweaty palms and feet). Also the bottom does not have any nubs to help grip to the mat, this I don't care too much about, but can see if it is an important feature for others.I would have also preferred the backside to be some color, but it is white - wonder how this will look over time w/ use (if I continue to use it, which I am not sure about since it is very slick). Overall pretty underwhelmed, and wonder why it's so hard to find pretty yoga mat towels. This design has so much potential, it just needs to be executed differently.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise IntermediateFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level LightDurability Star RatingRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Dan M.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars3 years agoReviewingYoga Design Lab Breathe Hot Yoga Mat TowelPerfect fit for my mat!
Works great in hot yoga and is beautiful too.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise IntermediateFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level LightDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5