Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cut to order traditional rectangular mats

For those taller yogis we can cut you any length traditional rectangular mat you would like. 

3 X 7 feet no problem. 

2 X 8 feet we can do it. 

Pop us an e-mail or call and we will give you a quote.



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Great write up on our mats.

Check out this new yoga web site.  And they did a great little write up on our mats.  :   )

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

another kiva loan

About the Loan

 Kisauni, Kenya
Repayment Term:14 months
(more info)
Activity:Medical ClinicRepayment Schedule:Monthly
Loan Use:To purchase medicine for her clinic and admission beds for in-patients.Currency Exchange Loss:Possible
Default Protection:Not Covered
Everlyne is a married woman with four children all of whom attend school. She rents a house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are medical bills.

She has operated a medical clinic, administering to her community members and passersby. Everlyne faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to open another medical clinic in the future.

With the KES 40,000 she wants to purchase medicine and admission beds for in-patients. She decided to join Yehu to get loans to boost her business.

About the Country

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thank You For Supporting Us

We have now been making and selling our 6 ft round yoga mats for over 1 1/2 years.  Thank you everyone for supporting our little company.

Since starting this adventure we have added a DVD, Mat Cleaner, Yoga Pads, and a special mat bag to carry the mat.

I know that the other company (I can't say their name because I was sent a letter from their lawyer) who sells a round mat is selling it for a few dollars less.  I am unable to lower my price any more as I don't have the resources to compete pricewise with the bigger company.  But in the spirit of yoga if you really want one of our mats and the cost is just to high please get in touch with us so we can make it affordable for you.

My whole idea for creating this mat was to help you be more creative and want to build a home practice.  Over 1200 mats later I am hoping that is what is happening.

If you would like to read the whole story about the bigger guy taking advantage of the smaller business please go to our first few posts from September 2009.

Thank you again for your support!



Saturday, July 3, 2010


KIVA is such an amazing organizaton and they make to so easy to help someone out by giving money for a loan.  Check it out.  Here is info on our latest loan.  We will continue to give a portion of our mat sales to KIVA or another charitable organization.


ocation:Maendeleo, Kenya Repayment Term:14 months
(more info)
Activity:Used Clothing Repayment Schedule:Monthly
Loan Use:To purchase a bale of clothes and clothing materials. Currency Exchange Loss:Possible
   Default Protection:Not Covered
Zena is a married woman with three children who all attend school. She has been operating her business of selling second hand clothes from door to door to her neighbors and passersby for five years. With the 30,000 KES she wants to purchase a bale of clothes and clothing materials.

She faces the challenges of seasonality, especially the months of May and June during the rainy season when only heavy clothing are on sale. Zena hopes to build her own house someday in her life.

She decided to join Yehu so as to get a loan to boost her business and improve her way of living.

Zena rents a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food. 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Free Shipping Through June 13

For 3 days only we will be offering free shipping on single mat orders (U.S. shipping only excluding Hawaii and Alaska).
Just in time for Fathers Day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

KIVA $25 goes a long way in many countries. Mandala Yoga Mat is proud to be a lender.

When ever you purchase something from Mandala Yoga Mat we will be giving to KIVA.  Great orginization.

Location:Bogotà, ColombiaRepayment Term:14 months
(more info)
Activity:ManufacturingRepayment Schedule:Monthly
Loan Use:To buy leather and its derivatives as well as raw materials to launch a new collection of purses, wallets and cellular phone carrying cases.Currency Exchange Loss:Covered
Default Protection:Not Covered
For Jenny Paola Sierra her parents’ experience in micro export has been very valuable in her development as a young entrepreneur: she designs and manufactures her own line of leather wallets, purses and accessories. At the age of 27 she has quite a bit of future projection and vision from the city of Bogotá to the world; she lives in this capital city’s San Fernando neighborhood and it is here where she is making her first inroads.

She is currently applying for her 4th loan which she’ll use to buy leather and its derivatives as well as other raw materials to launch a new collection of purses, wallets and cellular phone carrying cases.

When Jenny started out in 2000 she trained as a designer and then started out with a firm first step: she was an exhibitor at the 2006 Exporartesanias Fair where she showed a line of diversified products like coin purses and cell phone carrying cases. Gradually she has been expanding citywide.

She is a client of Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and has used loans to buy equipment that has drastically reduced her production time; her products have become known in the Dominican Republic.

Her greatest dream is to establish herself in foreign markets, to continue expanding and becoming known in other parts of the world.

Her greatest challenge is the fluctuations in value of the dollar and often not having sufficient capital available to fill all the orders she has from important Colombian customers.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Kiva Donation

Another KIVA donation.   Give a little help a lot.  :  )



About the Loan

(For privacy reasons, the Field Partner has requested that last name be undisclosed)
Location:Masindi, Uganda Repayment Term:9 months
(more info)
Activity:Clothing Sales Repayment Schedule:Monthly
Loan Use:To buy clothes, shoes, socks and suitcases for her shop Currency Exchange Loss:Possible
   Default Protection:Not Covered
Monica is a mother to three children. She lives in a family of four people which she looks after together with her husband.

Monica operates a clothing shop in Masindi, Uganda, and has come a long way to reach that level, having started with very little stock two years back.

Monica hopes to grow even further in her business with the help of credit facilities from HOFOKAM, despite the competition and the high cost of renting in the area. With the loan, she intends to buy clothes, shoes, socks and suitcases to sell in her shop.

Monica dreams of living in her own home away from renting and says she is working on it. 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Close out sale on Mandala Yoga Mat 2nds

We have quite a few 2nds in all three of our colors and we need to make some room in our barn.  So for only $49 you can get a beautiful 6 foot round yoga mat that is perfectly fine except for the odd discoloration in the material.


All 3 colors for the Mandala Yoga Mat Bags

We now have all three colors for the Mandala Yoga Mat Bags!!!!  Royal Blue,  Deep Green and Vibrant Purple.  Check out our combo prices on our website.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

A New KIVA Donation

Time for another KIVA donation!  Since I have been making the Mandala Yoga Mat bags I know how difficult and time consuming it is to sew.  Mrs. Savinh Doung from Cambodia is weaving silk!  Can you imagine the time and patience needed for that skill.

It takes such a small amount of money, time, energy, kindness etc....  to make a difference in someones life.  I hope that these small donations will help to make life a bit easier and enjoyable for these entrepreneurs. Here is a little info on this beautiful woman.

Thank you for your support on our small business as well!



About the Loan

Location:Muk Kampoul District, Cambodia Repayment Term:22 months
(more info)
Activity:Weaving Repayment Schedule:Monthly
Loan Use:To purchase silk materials for continuing her weaving business. Currency Exchange Loss:N/A
   Default Protection:Not Covered
Mrs. Savinh Doung (shown in the photo), and her husband, Mr. Boeun Chea, live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh and have been married for over thirty years. They have six children, two daughters and four sons. Three of their children are married and live outside the family home, one is a soldier, another is a construction worker and the youngest one is in school. 
Mrs. Savinh Doung (shown in the photo), and her husband, Mr. Boeun Chea, live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh and have been married for over thirty years. They have six children, two daughters and four sons. Three of their children are married and live outside the family home, one is a soldier, another is a construction worker and the youngest one is in school. 

Savinh has been a silk weaver since she was 27 years old, a skill she learned from her neighbor. She sells her finished products to a middleman in the village who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. She is requesting a loan of US$ 500 to purchase silk materials for continuing her weaving business. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yoga Pads!

Take a look at our new Yoga Pads!  Ideal for when you that little extra bit of cushion for your knees, sacrum, hip bones or for a headstand.  Also great for seated meditation and seated poses.  They measure about 18 X 8 inches and 1/2 inch thick.

For a limited time we will be giving a free Yoga Pad for each Mandala Yoga Mat order.  $12 Value.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Give a little make a difference

As I watch the devistation and destruction that the earthquake in Haiti created I am reminded how blessed and lucky I am.  I just have to look around at what I have to realize it is my responsibility to be responsible.

It doesn't take much to make a difference and to help people and a country in need.  All you have to do is google Haiti donations and you will see how many organizations there are.  Check them out and see what percentage the organization actually gives.  There are many that are able to give 95% of the donations directly to places in need.

I will continue to give a portion of every Mandala Yoga Mat I sell to the relief efforts in Haiti.  So feel good about that too if you do buy a mat.

Remember every little bit helps.

Take a look around at your home, your family and friends and take note at how fortunate we all are.



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Earthquake relief effort to Haiti.

Mandala Yoga Mat will be giving a portion of each mat sold to earthquake relief effort in Haiti. We have decided on giving our donations to America Cares as they give 99% of gifts directly to the support programs and relief to people in need. Lets all do our part to help this very poor country.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

San Francisco Yoga Conference

We are so excited to be showing off our mats at the San Francisco Yoga Conference at the end of January. If any of you are planning on being there please come by our booth and say hello.