Our Minneapolis Skyline is a muted version of the original Yoga Brand™ Minnesota mat. It evokes those mysterious, misty mornings when you round the curve on 35W and our stunning downtown skyline looms into view, low-hanging clouds hovering just over the tops of our iconic skyscrapers: the new AT&T building, the beautiful nouveau art deco Wells Fargo tower, Philip Johnson’s IDS Center, and the truly art deco Foshay Tower (once the tallest building between Chicago and the Pacific ocean.)
(Another fun fact: John Philip Sousa composed a march for the grand opening of the Foshay Tower in 1929 for the unheard-of price of $20,000 — $300,000 in today’s dollars — which was played only once. Six weeks after the building opened, Foshay’s business empire collapsed in the stock market crash, Foshay’s check bounced, and Sousa prohibited further performances of his composition until Foshay’s debt was paid. It wasn’t until 1988 that a group of Minnesota investors finally repaid Foshay’s debt to the Sousa estate and allowed the march to be played in public once again.)
About Our Yoga Mats
Our beautiful and artistic yoga mats bond a velvety microfiber surface to an eco-friendly natural rubber base. This luxurious microfiber surface actually gets grippier as it gets wetter, making it perfect for all kinds of yoga, but especially for hot yoga!
Our mats are printed in our Minnesota studio using nontoxic water-based dyes and are completely washable.
We don’t plaster our logo on your yoga mat. Instead, we hide our name somewhere in every design. You can read more about why we do this here.
- 24" wide × 72" long × 3/16" thick (183cm × 61cm × 4.5mm)
- 4.5 mm thick — thicker than most mats to provide extra support for knees, wrists, and hips!
- Sturdy, portable, and easily packable at 5.5 pounds.
- Lays flat — the ends won’t curl after it’s been rolled!
- Sustainably printed using nontoxic, water-based dyes.
- The wetter it gets the grippier it gets.
- Luxuriously soft and thick for restorative practices.
- Gorgeous, vibrant artwork that’s just as beautiful as anything you’d hang on your wall!
- Unique — no one will have a mat as cool as yours!
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.
We only make one yoga mat. Many designs, but only one mat, because it’s the best mat 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 in a front-loading washing machine and hang to dry for a long, colorful life.
Our microfiber suede 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.
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. Prefer a dry practice? Simply mist the surface of your 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!
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