Last Summer we told readers about some awesome mats from a company called Jade Yoga. While this was almost a year ago, we still receive emails from readers who tell us how much they love their Jade Yoga mats. Jade Yoga is one of the new breed of companies who makes money while being mindful of their products' impact on the environment. They recognize that the world is what we make it and are actively trying to make it better.
This past Easter Monday, Michelle Obama welcomed approximately 30,000 people to the White House with the following words: “Our goal today is just to have fun. We want to focus on activity, healthy eating. We’ve got yoga, we’ve got dancing, we’ve got storytelling, we’ve got Easter egg decorating. Oh, we’ve got basketball — (applause) — a little soccer, as well. And we want everybody to think about moving their bodies.“
Approximately 1,000 kids over the course of the day tried out yoga (and Jade mats), taking classes from some fantastic teachers from Zuda Yoga of Sacramento. These kids had a great time trying different poses (including warrior, tree, downward dog and, of course, child’s pose) and learning a little about yoga.
Dean Jerrehian, President of JadeYoga said: “Not only was it a thrill to be at the White House, but it was even more of a thrill to see so many children under the age of 10 getting on the mats and trying yoga for the first time – they loved it. The best part, however, was that we were able to use our new Recycle/Reuse program to find a home for the 50 mats used that day – donating them to YoKid, a D.C. organization that provides yoga and meditation instruction to children from all socio-economic backgrounds.”
So if you are looking for "Nature's Best Yoga mats," check out the offerings from Jade Yoga. You will be doing more than just your body good. [Permalink]- Jade Yoga