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Journal

Design Highlight: She Brings It to the Canvas

This week’s Design Highlight is in honor of one of our favorite icons around Big Raven… Frida Kahlo. She’s adorned two of our yoga mats, and she’s on our t-shirt (that so many of you have commented on and even photographed at our live events — our “Let’s Get Down, Dog” shirts). You’ve seen her all over pop culture; Frida is on t-shirts, quoted in Pinterest collections, plastered on posters and in modern works of art. She died in 1954 and still, 64 years after her death, she remains an iconic figure. Why? Frida was a Mexican-German artist who’s widely considered one of Mexico’s greatest...

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We Love Kate Homan!

This is the eleventh in our ongoing series celebrating our happy customers. This week we’re profiling Kate Homan, a yogi from Wisconsin. Kate is a long-time yogi and friend of Big Raven Yoga. Kate is a digital marketing strategist, wine aficionado and lover of the Art Deco style. She said the Big Raven Yoga mat she selected, The Path of Enlightenment, called to her in a way that reminded her of the beauty of the 1920’s. Kate has been an incredible cheerleader for what we do — even selecting a design for her grandmother and referring lots of friends. We are grateful...

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Design Highlights: Divine Chakras + Sapphire & Opal

With June beginning to draw to a close, we thought we should highlight two designs from our June Collection before they disappear at the beginning of July: Divine Chakras, and Sapphire & Opal. Divine Chakras was designed for those of you clamoring for a more traditional yoga-inspired mat. Something a bit more Buddha-like, featuring more traditional yogic elements like chakras. Of course, this being June, and therefore gay pride month, we gave it a splash of rainbow and went with a slightly more feminine spin on the traditional image of Siddhartha Gautama. (We’d like to think he’d be pleased with...

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We Love Sonja Meyer!

This is the tenth (tenth!) in our ongoing series celebrating our happy customers. This week we’re profiling Sonja Meyer, the “Uprooted Yogi”. Her husband of 20 years passed away this past September, leaving her as a single mom of two adult and two teenage children. During this difficult time, the camaraderie of her fellow students has been instrumental in her healing and spiritual growth.It is our honor to highlight this very special woman and yoga lover. QTell us a little bit about yourself… AI am going through an amazing journey of self discovery right now. My husband of 20 years passed...

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Design Highlight: PRIDE in You

This week’s Design Highlight is all about June being Pride Month for the LGBTQ community. My son, Jack, is gay, and came out when he was 14. I was so proud of him for being exactly who he is --exactly the way he was made. That in turn, set off a long chain of events which has led me to where I am today… Once he came out to the world, life became very difficult for him in small-town Minnesota. He’s handsome and muscular was well-liked and — in his own words: “You’d never know I'm gay except that I like dudes”. Nevertheless,...

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