COVID-19: Yoga, Better Sleep, Ideas on Boosting Immunity & Instant Happiness

If your news feed is anything like mine you’ve probably been bombarded in the recent days and weeks with information. So much information. Everything from tutorials on how to best wash your hands to suggestions and best practices for managing your stress. It’s clear that most content creators have the best of intentions — and I appreciate that most folks have their heart in the right place. For me, it’s been a little overwhelming getting through the deluge of information. Weeding through the Need to Know, Nice to Know, and the Fun to Know is a big job for those of...

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We Do Custom Work!

Hey, everyone — join me as I talk a bit about our ability to make customized and personalized yoga mats for studios and individuals! 

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$100+ for a Yoga Mat?!

Here We Explain Our Pricing I'd like to explain why our mats cost what they do AND why you still need one even at that price… Our CEO, Joleen, on our Frida Kahlo She Brings It to the Canvas yoga mat and our 112-year-old maple floors… Unlike our competitors, we don’t crank out generic yoga mats by the thousands (or tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands). We’re a small, family-run business and we print each mat individually to order — custom made exclusively for you. We simply don’t have the same economies of scale as big- yoga brands or big-box retailers and,...

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Our Origin Story…

Hi there. My name is Joleen Emery, and I’m the founder and CEO of Big Raven Yoga. A lot of people have been asking me how Big Raven Yoga came to be — what our "origin story” is, if you will. So here's our story... The first thing to know about me is that I. Am. A Yogi. And I have been for 18 years, both as a practitioner and as a teacher. My life is built around my yoga mat. It’s the foundation of my life. No matter what else is going on — work, travel, family — I eke out time...

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Why We Hide Our Logo

For the past 15 years my yoga mat has become the place where I can freely express myself. It serves as my foundation. It’s the geographic boundary inside of which I can stretch my mind — and body, literally — and practice being deliberate and non-judgmental.

However, I’ve found myself becoming increasingly distracted by labels and logos on the mats of fellow yogis. I find myself snapping to quick judgements about how much this or that cost, wondering why people waste their money on low-quality mats, or even noticing something unique and new and wondering where they got it…

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