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5 Natural Mat Cleaners You'll Love


Is your sticky mat getting too sticky? Give it a good cleaning with one of these sprays. Plus, find out how to make your own.

If you’re not cleaning your mat, you run the risk of getting exposure to harmful bacteria that can cause a variety of infections – from staph to Athlete’s Foot. Toss one of these sprays in your bag, and wipe down your mat after every class. We also recommend you wash your mat with soap and water monthly.

See also The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Yoga Mat

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Shop Mindfully at these Compassionate Companies


With every purchase, these nine companies give back to their communities, nonprofits, environmental charities, and more.

Ever wonder where your money goes after you make a purchase? This holiday season, you can feel good about the gifts you buy when you support these companies with a mission to help the planet, children in need, people transitioning out of homelessness, cancer survivors, and more. Through monetary donations from portions of every sale, job creation, sustainable products and business models, and direct product donations, these companies extend the reach of your dollar and pay it forward.

See also 5 Good Buys from Brands that Give Back

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6 Ways Yoga Can Help the Planet This Month


Millions of people around the world have made a pledge to demand climate justice this September. Here’s how yogis can participate.

As climate change activism heats up this month (the Global Climate Strike is taking place from September 20-27), yoga studios, teachers, and organizations are joining the call for a healthier environment and sustainable future. Eoin Finn, founder of Blissology and the EcoKarma foundation, encourages yogis to recognize their connection with nature and make preserving the planet a lifestyle. 

“We are one with the environment” says Finn. “Take breathing for example. Breathing brings the outer world inside of you. We take air into our bodies and it passes through us via our blood – it’s hard to separate where physiology ends and the environment begins. Our job as yogis is to create experiences and rituals in our practice where we feel this interconnection.” 

Amy Ippoliti, another renowned yoga teacher and environmental activist, pushes for action above all else. “We are deeply interconnected with all life on earth and the practice of yoga only heightens that awareness. Our actions need to be consistent and relentless. Let’s be clear.”

Here are six ways yogis can get involved in climate activism.

See also The Rise of Eco-Friendly Yoga Studios

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6 Ways Yoga Can Help the Planet This Month


Millions of people around the world have made a pledge to demand climate justice this September. Here’s how yogis can participate.

As climate change activism heats up this month (the Global Climate Strike is taking place from September 20-27), yoga studios, teachers, and organizations are joining the call for a healthier environment and sustainable future. Eoin Finn, founder of Blissology and the EcoKarma foundation, encourages yogis to recognize their connection with nature and make preserving the planet a lifestyle. 

“We are one with the environment” says Finn. “Take breathing for example. Breathing brings the outer world inside of you. We take air into our bodies and it passes through us via our blood – it’s hard to separate where physiology ends and the environment begins. Our job as yogis is to create experiences and rituals in our practice where we feel this interconnection.” 

Amy Ippoliti, another renowned yoga teacher and environmental activist, pushes for action above all else. “We are deeply interconnected with all life on earth and the practice of yoga only heightens that awareness. Our actions need to be consistent and relentless. Let’s be clear.”

Here are six ways yogis can get involved in climate activism.

See also The Rise of Eco-Friendly Yoga Studios

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You Have to See This Amazing Yoga Studio Space in Minneapolis

A fashion designer turned yoga teacher lends her expert eye to a carefully curated yoga studio.

Caitlin Gottschalk’s yoga studio interior at Sacred Space, a Minneapolis wellness sanctuary

Caitlin Gottschalk knows how to create beautiful things. The 30-year-old yoga teacher studied design at both Parsons and London College of Fashion before launching her first business, sustainable clothing and accessories brand Cait the Great. She worked with Wanderlust Festivals in 2016 to bring pop-up shops to a number of city stops and last year served as a studio partner, putting together a tour guide for mindfulness seekers in her hometown of Minneapolis. Her mantra for her career, one she still relies on heavily today, is Create the grace: “It’s my way of saying, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world,’” she says.

Caitlin Gottschalk’s yoga studio interior at Sacred Space, a Minneapolis wellness sanctuary

Since February 2017, she’s been channeling her artistic vision as the founder of Sacred Space, a Minneapolis wellness sanctuary where practitioners can try a range of offerings such as energy work, sound baths, reiki, and crystal healing. Oh, and there’s plenty of yoga and meditation—about 20 classes per week—with limited sessions held in an adjacent yurt, an old storage facility that she rescued and gave new life. Gottschalk takes design cues from worldly artifacts such as Moroccan rugs and Joshua Tree’s minimalist landscape (she fell in love with the park as a kid on family vacation). Warm white walls create an easy canvas for her rotating collection of crystals, textiles, and singing bowls. “I find the most joy in integrating found objects with alive elements—like flowers, fresh incense, and handcrafted oil blends—that activate your senses and pull you into the present moment,” she says.

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