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By Joleen

Announcing The Lucy Collection at Big Raven Yoga! A Beautiful Collaboration between Lucy Penfield & Joleen Emery benefiting Design for a Difference

Lucy Penfield has been practicing yoga since 1991—Hatha Yoga is her favorite type of practice because it helps her to “center her crazy energy.” She is also a mom, wife, business owner, and something of a celebrity here in Minnesota — and certainly elsewhere — although she’s much too humble to let on or admit it. She is well regarded, valued, and admired as a business leader and visionary. I’ve been a Lucy fan for quite some time, so when I saw her yoga mat order come through our system — I had something of a fangirl sized stroke. Lucy’s...

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Funky, Colorful, & Whimsical Art with Guest Artist Samm Wehman

I am so excited to tell you about Samm Wehman—like so excited as I type, my fingers can’t keep up with my thoughts. Samm is light and energy—she radiates a warmth that you want to be near. She communicates in such a way that you actually see color—she is vibrant, bold, and has a soul filled full of passion. Characteristics that are made evident through her colorful, whimsical and funky art especially her Rainbow Monarch design in our Guest Artist Collection. Rainbow Monarch by Samm Wehman Rainbow Monarch Samm is an animal loving artist from Gainesville, Florida—her biggest passions are...

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Artistic Yoga Mats: Colorful, Bold, & Unique by Katie Cleveland

Katie Cleveland, a Fine Art painter living in Denver, is generous, thoughtful, delightful to spend time with, and so sweet you’ll never want your conversation with her to end. A self-described daredevil, Katie is most at home outdoors— snowboarding, hiking or enjoying a wide variety of adventures. Her art has deep rich pigment, abstract patterns and pathways, and evokes a sense of freedom—one without boundaries or judgement. Her designs in our Guest Artist Collection; Poppy, Inner Freedom, Sunlight, and Let Go are so unique—vibrant—unguarded and compelling. Poppy Inner Freedom Sunlight Let Go Originally from Washington D.C Katie loves yoga, art, and...

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Deaf Artist Emily LaVelle - Joins the Guest Artist Team at Big Raven Yoga

Do you ever have a conversation with someone you’ve just met and feel forever changed when you say goodbye? I had one of those recently and can’t stop thinking about it… or the person on the other side. Emily LaVelle is a Deaf artist from Northern California—she is wildly talented, incredibly joyful, wonderfully insightful, and a treasure to spend time with. Emily is a new Guest Artist at Big Raven Yoga and we are really excited to welcome her to our little family. Her first addition to our collection is Fog in Yosemite the design is peaceful, balanced, detailed, and...

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Design Highlight: Our Zodiac Collection

It’s Tuesday morning, and every week you’ve come to expect us to highlight one of our recent yoga mat designs (or two, or sometimes even three). You expect us to tell you a little bit about the designer, something about the inspiration for the mat, maybe a bit of history behind it. Last week was all about our Donut Worry, Be Happy yoga mat design. Well THIS week we’ve got something REALLY exciting for you: An entire COLLECTION of new yoga mats! Introducing our new Zodiac Collection! We’ve created individual mats for each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac,...

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