Don't Slip in Downward Dog

An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. practice yoga. Many do it for the physical benefits; a stronger core, a lengthening in their posture, a more lithe body. Those who delve into the tenets of yoga know that at the heart of the practice is a need to live in peace with the Earth. This is where JadeYoga steps in to marry physical fitness and eco-friendliness. JadeYoga makes mats using natural rubber, which is a renewable resource tapped from rubber trees. The company’s Jade mats contain no PVC, synthetic rubbers or other ozone-depleting substances. They’re made in the U.S. in compliance with all environmental and labor laws — which is important to company founder Dean Jerrehian (a former lawyer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), who has worked to steer JadeYoga in a green direction. As part of that commitment to sustainability, JadeYoga formed a partnership with Trees for the Future and plants one tree for every Jade mat that is sold. If that isn't great enough, Jade mats are a step above the rest. Natural rubber works best where non-slip performance is crucial for safety. Just think of your sneakers, bicycle tires, and those floor mats in industrial settings. In the yoga studio, natural rubber means no more slipping on your mat, even in downward dog, even when you’re really dripping. If you’re looking for comfort and performance in a yoga mat, look no further.

Jade Yoga

Natural Rubber Yoga Mat

Don't Slip in Downward Dog

An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. practice yoga. Many do it for the physical benefits; a stronger core, a lengthening in their posture, a more lithe body. Those who delve into the tenets of yoga know that at the heart of the practice is a need to live in peace with the Earth. This is where JadeYoga steps in to marry physical fitness and eco-friendliness. JadeYoga makes mats using natural rubber, which is a renewable resource tapped from rubber trees. The company’s Jade mats contain no PVC, synthetic rubbers or other ozone-depleting substances. They’re made in the U.S. in compliance with all environmental and labor laws — which is important to company founder Dean Jerrehian (a former lawyer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), who has worked to steer JadeYoga in a green direction. As part of that commitment to sustainability, JadeYoga formed a partnership with Trees for the Future and plants one tree for every Jade mat that is sold. If that isn't great enough, Jade mats are a step above the rest. Natural rubber works best where non-slip performance is crucial for safety. Just think of your sneakers, bicycle tires, and those floor mats in industrial settings. In the yoga studio, natural rubber means no more slipping on your mat, even in downward dog, even when you’re really dripping. If you’re looking for comfort and performance in a yoga mat, look no further.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Dean
    Dean

    JadeYoga was founded in 2002 to address the fundamental problem with most yoga mats on the market at that time - they were slippery. We approached the problem from that angle and developed Harmony, the first natural rubber yoga mat.

    People had never seen anything like Harmony and were thrilled to be able to get a yoga mat that actually gripped. In addition, natural rubber has better cushion and resilience, making it more comfortable. Finally, tapped from rubber trees, natural rubber is a renewable resource and our mats are made in the United States in compliance with U.S. environmental laws and contain no PVCs or other synthetic rubber - making our mats the first "green" yoga mats.

    In addition to creating and selling the world's best yoga mats, we also plant a tree for every yoga mat we sell through the fabulous "Trees for the Future" foundation. Thanks for learning more about us through the video and Story. We look forward to reading your comments and answering your questions.

  • Kate
    Kate
    9/18/2009 12:21 PM

    Do these mats have an odor when you first use them? Sometimes natural rubber does...I would like to buy one for my daughter but she can't really air anything out in her dorm room.

    Thanks.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    9/18/2009 1:05 PM

    @kate.....I know that nasty "burnt industrial" rubber smell that you're trying to avoid. I spent many years in the sneaker business...you never forget it. These mats don't smell. If you stick your nose right into it (common in yoga)...the scent is light, sort of pleasant....natural rubber. I don't think you'll be bothered by it.

  • Lisa Marie
    Lisa Marie
    9/18/2009 3:42 PM

    Joanne or Dean...since the mat is thicker than the usual mats, does it still fit in the yoga mat fabric carrying bags, or is it a lot bigger in diameter?

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    9/18/2009 4:19 PM

    @Lisa. The mat is 4" in diameter rolled loosely. It's about 31/2" rolled tightly. Hope this helps!

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    9/18/2009 5:19 PM

    Hi Lisa Marie - The yoga mat fits in my yoga bag; I never noticed the rolled mat being that much thicker of a roll, even though it is thicker than most mats.

  • Dean
    Dean – Special Guest
    9/18/2009 5:20 PM

    Hi Kate, Lisa and Joanne,

    Joanne has been doing such a great job answering questions, I don't think your really need me, but I am here, so I will throw in my two cents. As for bags, because the mats are so grippy, we recommend bags that load from the long side (see for example the bags from www.kimmichie.com or oonasera.com). As for the smell, I love what Joanne said, but there are some people who don't like the smell at first, but it does dissipate over time.

    Pleas let me know if you have any other questions.

    Dean

  • peg
    peg
    9/18/2009 5:41 PM

    i sweat crazy when i'm doing my hot yoga. will these still not slip if I'm dripping wet? tx

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    9/18/2009 6:00 PM

    I sweat during hot power yoga, as well, and your hands/feet still stick to this mat even when you are dripping with sweat. Surely, some people have a towel to wipe off excess sweat and you need to do that here, as well.

  • Sally
    Sally
    9/18/2009 9:58 PM

    Funny, I just drove my high school daughter and her friends to the movies and they all were talking about taking yoga at their school. I didn't realize how popular its becoming. 15 million people do it? I never got that it was a real workout, but if you sweat alot, then it must be. Thanks for the interesting idea for the yoga mat.

  • Lisa Marie
    Lisa Marie
    9/19/2009 5:40 PM

    Thanks Dean, Wendy, and Joanne for your answers to my question. And also for the info on the smell of the rubber...appreciate your sticking your nose right in it Joanne! (And that some people have a reaction, Dean)

  • Kate
    Kate
    11/24/2009 11:58 PM

    It's not that easy to make a college freshman giddy--but this mat did it for my daughter. NO issue with smell at all, and her friends line up to borrow this mat. (Yoga has become very popular for stress relief at my daughter's school--there's also an active trade in DVDs. I'm next, I think!)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/25/2009 12:27 AM

    @Kate we are so glad that you stopped back to share your daughter's experience with this mat. We're delighted that it was such a hit!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Jade Yoga

Natural Rubber Yoga Mat

Don't Slip in Downward Dog

An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. practice yoga. Many do it for the physical benefits; a stronger core, a lengthening in their posture, a more lithe body. Those who delve into the tenets of yoga know that at the heart of the practice is a need to live in peace with the Earth. This is where JadeYoga steps in to marry physical fitness and eco-friendliness.

JadeYoga makes mats using natural rubber, which is a renewable resource tapped from rubber trees. The company’s Jade mats contain no PVC, synthetic rubbers or other ozone-depleting substances. They’re made in the U.S. in compliance with all environmental and labor laws — which is important to company founder Dean Jerrehian (a former lawyer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), who has worked to steer JadeYoga in a green direction. As part of that commitment to sustainability, JadeYoga formed a partnership with Trees for the Future and plants one tree for every Jade mat that is sold.

If that isn't great enough, Jade mats are a step above the rest. Natural rubber works best where non-slip performance is crucial for safety. Just think of your sneakers, bicycle tires, and those floor mats in industrial settings. In the yoga studio, natural rubber means no more slipping on your mat, even in downward dog, even when you’re really dripping. If you’re looking for comfort and performance in a yoga mat, look no further.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Dean
    Dean

    JadeYoga was founded in 2002 to address the fundamental problem with most yoga mats on the market at that time - they were slippery. We approached the problem from that angle and developed Harmony, the first natural rubber yoga mat.

    People had never seen anything like Harmony and were thrilled to be able to get a yoga mat that actually gripped. In addition, natural rubber has better cushion and resilience, making it more comfortable. Finally, tapped from rubber trees, natural rubber is a renewable resource and our mats are made in the United States in compliance with U.S. environmental laws and contain no PVCs or other synthetic rubber - making our mats the first "green" yoga mats.

    In addition to creating and selling the world's best yoga mats, we also plant a tree for every yoga mat we sell through the fabulous "Trees for the Future" foundation. Thanks for learning more about us through the video and Story. We look forward to reading your comments and answering your questions.

  • Kate
    Kate
    9/18/2009 12:21 PM

    Do these mats have an odor when you first use them? Sometimes natural rubber does...I would like to buy one for my daughter but she can't really air anything out in her dorm room.

    Thanks.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    9/18/2009 1:05 PM

    @kate.....I know that nasty "burnt industrial" rubber smell that you're trying to avoid. I spent many years in the sneaker business...you never forget it. These mats don't smell. If you stick your nose right into it (common in yoga)...the scent is light, sort of pleasant....natural rubber. I don't think you'll be bothered by it.

  • Lisa Marie
    Lisa Marie
    9/18/2009 3:42 PM

    Joanne or Dean...since the mat is thicker than the usual mats, does it still fit in the yoga mat fabric carrying bags, or is it a lot bigger in diameter?

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    9/18/2009 4:19 PM

    @Lisa. The mat is 4" in diameter rolled loosely. It's about 31/2" rolled tightly. Hope this helps!

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    9/18/2009 5:19 PM

    Hi Lisa Marie - The yoga mat fits in my yoga bag; I never noticed the rolled mat being that much thicker of a roll, even though it is thicker than most mats.

  • Dean
    Dean – Special Guest
    9/18/2009 5:20 PM

    Hi Kate, Lisa and Joanne,

    Joanne has been doing such a great job answering questions, I don't think your really need me, but I am here, so I will throw in my two cents. As for bags, because the mats are so grippy, we recommend bags that load from the long side (see for example the bags from www.kimmichie.com or oonasera.com). As for the smell, I love what Joanne said, but there are some people who don't like the smell at first, but it does dissipate over time.

    Pleas let me know if you have any other questions.

    Dean

  • peg
    peg
    9/18/2009 5:41 PM

    i sweat crazy when i'm doing my hot yoga. will these still not slip if I'm dripping wet? tx

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    9/18/2009 6:00 PM

    I sweat during hot power yoga, as well, and your hands/feet still stick to this mat even when you are dripping with sweat. Surely, some people have a towel to wipe off excess sweat and you need to do that here, as well.

  • Sally
    Sally
    9/18/2009 9:58 PM

    Funny, I just drove my high school daughter and her friends to the movies and they all were talking about taking yoga at their school. I didn't realize how popular its becoming. 15 million people do it? I never got that it was a real workout, but if you sweat alot, then it must be. Thanks for the interesting idea for the yoga mat.

  • Lisa Marie
    Lisa Marie
    9/19/2009 5:40 PM

    Thanks Dean, Wendy, and Joanne for your answers to my question. And also for the info on the smell of the rubber...appreciate your sticking your nose right in it Joanne! (And that some people have a reaction, Dean)

  • Kate
    Kate
    11/24/2009 11:58 PM

    It's not that easy to make a college freshman giddy--but this mat did it for my daughter. NO issue with smell at all, and her friends line up to borrow this mat. (Yoga has become very popular for stress relief at my daughter's school--there's also an active trade in DVDs. I'm next, I think!)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/25/2009 12:27 AM

    @Kate we are so glad that you stopped back to share your daughter's experience with this mat. We're delighted that it was such a hit!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.