The Naked Truth about rMats

In our mission to create the highest quality, most sustainable yoga products, we made an interesting discovery.  We strive to be fully transparent in all of our practices, and wish to share this with you.

As part of our commitment to have the entire yogitoes yoga line made from recycled materials, to help our planet, we recently launched rNaked Yoga Mat and rMat.  They are both made of 100% natural rubber, 25% recycled rubber, free of heavy metals, phthalates and PVC, and, free of dyes in rNaked Mat.  Designed for zero waste, the mats are 100% biodegradable.

Therein lays the glitch.  For non-heated practice, many yogis and well-known teachers love the grip factor, feel and eco-consciousness of rNaked Mat and rMat.  However, the mat is not ideally-suited to all conditions and practitioners.  Composting is the biological decomposition of organic matter under controlled conditions, namely heat and moisture, to create nutritious topsoil.  Hot yoga simulates these conditions, and causes our yoga mats to break down quickly.  If one is looking to create a vibrant garden, our mats may be of help.

We regret that our initial product testing did not reveal this, and have a process in place to issue a full credit for any mats that have broken down.  If you have experienced this, and are a consumer, please contact our customer solutions team.  If you are a wholesale customer, please contact your sales rep.



yogitoes rExperience Lab Presents…

Tuesday, September 11th, 6 – 9pm

Join us for a casual and social evening where anyone who cares about the health of our oceans can come together over a drink.*

Meet and mingle with organizations such as Surfrider, Heal The Bay, 5 Gyres, Santa Monica Bay Restoration, Baykeepers, Plastic Pollution Coalition, Environment California, Clean Seas Coalition, Long Beach Aquarium… along with community members and people like you who just plain care.

This evening Sara Bayles will be talking about her amazing beach clean up project and Juli Schulz will be sharing about Surfrider’s Rise Above Platics(RAP).

Blue Drinks is part of an international networking organization that is open to all, and through connecting the environmental community, allows for moments of serendipity.

*Bring your own cup and help reduce trash!

yogitoes rExperience Lab, 2403 Main Street, Santa Monica

yogitoes rExperience Lab presents… Hindu & Buddhist Deities: The Power of Their Archetypes in Yoga

join us for a special evening with

Manoj and Jyothi Chalam

Hindu & Buddhist Deities:  The Power of Their Archetypes in Yoga

Thursday, September 13th

reception at 6:30pm, lecture 7 – 9pm

(please bring a cushion to sit on)

Using statues to illustrate, Manoj will relate the symbolism of Hindu and Buddhist deities to archetypes within us.  Through their myths, we’ll uncover hidden symbolisms and learn the four ways to work with them as part of a non-dualistic spiritual and yogic practice.  Discover how working with your archetypes can profoundly shift you, especially during moments of life transitions, and how these ancient teachings have practical relevance to your life, bringing peace of mind and uncovering our underlying common spirit.  The evening will culminate in kirtans sung by Jyothi.

yogitoes rExperience Lab, 2403 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405