Celebrating Our Customers #001: Kathy

This is the first in a series celebrating our happy customers. Bringing happiness into the lives of people is at the core of everything we do. Kathy’s purchase was a huge milestone for us because she was our very first customer. Since then, Kathy has been a supportive cheerleader and enthusiastic brand ambassador — and we are so very, very grateful. Connecting with our customers and learning about their lives and yogic journey helps us be a better company. When people like Kathy are so generous with their time and feedback it’s a tremendous value — one that we want to honor and celebrate. Thank you, Kathy. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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QTell us a little bit about yourself. What do you do off the mat?

AI’m trying new activities all the time! I love to travel. I do so for work, and in my spare time I travel in my little teardrop trailer. I stay healthy through regular yoga, crossfit and meditation. I have proudly been married now for 6 years and have two beautiful, kind, and smart stepdaughters!

QWhat kind of asanas do you practice?

AI stick with the basics and love just going through the Sun Salutations.

“I absolutely love my mat!! It is so beautiful and it just makes me happy to look at it and use it!” ~ Kathy

QHow long have you been a yogi?

AAbout 15 years.

QWhat role does yoga play in your life?

AIt started off as a way to keep in shape but has really helped with meditation and mental health.

QDo you have a favorite pose?

AShavasana and child’s pose.

QHave you ever had a “yoga moment”, something that happened during practice that you didn’t expect? That made you laugh, brought you joy, made you cry?

AMy yoga studio has a meditation class that ends with laying in the silks, all cocooned up and repeating various mantras. During this time, I always find a sense of peace and contentment. It really refreshes my mind.

QIs there a pose that used to be a “pillar pose” — one that you were working toward — that is now accessible to you?

AMany are still a work in progress!

QWhen you placed your order with Big Raven Yoga, what made you choose I. Love. This. Quote.?

A The quote on the mat really spoke to me. I am working on being more accepting of myself, and what a perfect place to work on that than during yoga! Plus it is just so beautiful, I feel happy every time I practice on it!

QDo people ask you about your mat?

AAll the time!

QDo you have your eyes fixed on any other Big Raven designs? If so, which one(s) and why?

ACamellia! The colors are so vibrant and pretty!

Thank you so much, Kathy — we really appreciate you taking a few minutes out of your day to answer questions!

There you have it, folks — our very first customer, and she is indeed happy with her yoga mat purchase! (Shocking, I know!) We just want to leave you with one last thing…a video of Kathy unboxing her yoga mat, along with her little dog, Dudley!


(Kathy purchased I. Love. This. Quote. from the Brianna collection, in case you’d like one of your own!)


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