Today, there are more than 20 million yoga practitioners in the United States. The practice of yoga includes breath, postures and meditation and has been adopted by millions of people for health, wellness and relaxation. You don't need much more than a mat, but the business of yoga is enormous. From mats, towels and blocks to fashionable leggings and tank tops, there is always something to buy. Orange County yogis count on their yoga studios and teachers as well as sports/fitness retailers for expertise recommendations on brands and fundamental gear. When it's Namaste time, check out the best places to find yoga gear in the OC.
4249 Campus Drive Suite B140
Irvine, CA 92612
A boutique and studio with the utmost spiritual intentions, Yoga Shakti has some truly great yoga finds for the beginner or advanced practitioner. The self-proclaimed "boho chic" studio offers shoppers the Carlsbad, California-based Prana yogi clothing line, which is both practical and stylish. Find Prana basics such as leggings and workout tops feature beautiful designs and funky patterns. Yoga Shakti is also known for selling multi-patterned harem pants and bohemian wrap skirts from India. Students find these designs comfortable and chic to wear after a peaceful savasana.
The Yoga Mat OC
1315-G N. Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92867
The Yoga Mat is all about the locals, which is what makes the boutique quite special. Head toward the back of the studio to find The Yoga Mat's locals shop. Featuring the Manduku line of yoga mats and core blocks, The Locals Shop offers yoga gear that supports students and helps them attain poses and stretches. The Manduku mats are not only colorful but sustainable, non-toxic and biodegradable. Additional apparel lines carried are Glyder Apparel, S Activewear and Yogitoes. The Locals Shop is known for its commitment to products and designs created and made by local designers and artists. Product collections featured include My Own Bottle from Huntington Beach, Rubyblaise:essentials collection, Paloma Plane Art, Be Jewelry and Pineapple Vintage jewelry.
You And The Mat
23811 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 100
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
You And The Mat (YATM) is a boutique yoga studio geared for both the novice student as well as the seasoned enthusiast. Providing an array of classes from sunrise sessions to candlelight classes, restorative yoga and classes geared toward athleticism, You And The Mat appeals to adults, prenatal moms-to-be, kids and teens, and it has a retail boutique which is down dog awesome. Workout tanks and fleece hoodies (cozy for after class) from Be Love and Teeki hot pants (trendy prints include roses, buffalo princess and deer) are chic items to wear in class. The studio also sells natural and rubber yoga mats from You And The Mat and Manduka, Yogietoes mat towels to help prevent slipping, YATM yoga blocks, Manduka meditation cushions and bolsters, blankets and infinity straps for deep stretching, too.
139 W. 1st St.
Tustin, CA 92780
A favorite amongst OC yogis, Purple Yoga is a studio committed to health and wellness through vinyasa, asana, pranayama and meditation, all with the goal of feeling energized and relaxed. Practitioners enjoy Purple Yoga for the abundance of classes offered each week, the deluxe lockers rooms and showers with amenities, lots of free parking and mat and towel services. When it is time to get equipped with the right gear, Purple Yoga's boutique is one of the best places to visit. Purple Yoga suggests workout pants by Tonic, hot pants by Teeki and leggings from Lululemon for class, yoga mats, mat towels and blocks from the eco-conscious line Manduka, as well as Lululemon mats. Students who are looking to cool down can grab a cold Vitamin water, Coco water, smart water or a Shakti pressed juice to purchase from the boutique refrigerator.
301 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The credibility and skillful instruction behind YogaWorks puts this downtown Huntington Beach studio at the forefront of practice in Orange County. Known for teaching Hatha yoga or the physical practice of yoga, class at YogaWorks takes enthusiasts through a series of asanas or postures. Students rely on YogaWorks for their expertise in teachings and recommendations of items needed for in-studio or at-home practice. As for mats, the YogaWorks boutique offers a large selection including the tried and true Tapas' mat, Gaiam's premium Sticky mat and the high quality and lightweight Airex mat. For flexibility, students can purchase wood or foam blocks, cotton straps for stretching and a variety of bolsters and zafu meditation cushions. Students will also find apparel featuring inspiring images and quotes, books and gifts for a favorite yogi.
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