Devon Renae Jenson was born in June 2000 with a rare and complex heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). In the simplest terms, the left side of Devon’s heart was extremely underdeveloped.
About 1 out of 4,300 babies in the US are born with this condition. Children’s Hospital of Minnesota helped to pioneer the surgeries used to reconstruct the hearts of HLHS patients.
Everything was done to save Devon but she passed away on November 13, 2003.
In collaboration with Devon’s aunt, Kristine Jenson, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of our Devon’s Heart yoga mat will be donated to the Cardiovascular Program at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota in Devon’s name.
We leave you with these thoughts from Kristine:
Every breath and every heartbeat is such a gift. Our bodies are miraculous. Yoga and gratitude meditations literally saved my life as I made my way through grief and despair. Consistent practice helps to clear out all the distractions so that you can focus within and see what really matters in life and what gifts you are supposed to share with the world. I honor Devon every day through my teachings and through my jewelry company. She was an angel here on Earth and her legacy continues.
Great yoga mats start with great materials, and Big Raven Yoga mats are the highest quality yoga mats in the world. We’ve arrived at what we believe to be the ideal yoga mat. It’s a well-balanced synthesis of size, weight and cushion made from premium, eco-friendly materials. Our brushed microfiber suede top is a proprietary recycled polyester to help lessen our impact on the environment. By using recycled (and recyclable) materials, we’re reducing our use of energy, water, and greenhouse gases. In addition, our base is made from biodegradable, recyclable, 100% natural tree rubber which provides both excellent cushion and great traction for wet floors. Our yoga mats are the perfect blend of art and engineering and function as both your yoga towel and your yoga mat.
All of our yoga mats are 72" × 24" × 3/16" (183cm × 61cm × 4.5mm). We only make one yoga mat. Many designs, but only one yoga mat, because it’s the best we know how to make.
Our yoga mats are nearly indestructible. No matter what you do to them they’ll continue to look and perform like new for years to come. (We know this from experience. We WANT to treat our yoga mats the way they deserve to be treated, but we never actually do.) Simply hose it down or machine wash on cold and hang to dry for a long, colorful life. For maximum grip, lightly spray with water before beginning your practice. The more you sweat, the more you’ll grip, and the more stable and balanced you’ll feel.
Our microfiber suede yoga mat surface provides more grip the wetter it gets, making it the perfect companion for sweatier practices and/or more intensive exercise regimes — you’ll never need a towel over your yoga mat again! It’s thick enough to keep your knees happy but light enough to take with you on the go. Prefer a dry practice? Simply mist the surface of this mat with a spray bottle to activate the grip.
All of our unique artwork is created in-house by women with a feminist point of view. We don’t purchase designs from stock photo warehouses. You can be sure that every design is unique to us. And you can be sure you’ll have an eye-catching mat like no other![See more in our Compassion collection]
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