Experience yoga like never before on beautiful yoga mats made sustainably from premium-grade Portuguese cork and 100% natural rubber. Being a sustainable and carbon neutral initiative, we plant a native tree for every yoga mat sold. Come join us on our journey to create more ethical, high-quality yoga gear.valkayoga.co.nz
I started practicing yoga as a means to cope with the challenges of full-time work and study. Being environmentally and hygiene conscious, I grew frustrated with the condition of my branded yoga mat. Most mats are made of plastic and toxic dyes. After a few sessions, they become a breeding ground for bacteria and odour. And they ultimately end up in a landfill. So I researched natural materials which were both eco friendly, biodegradable and suited the rigours of a regular practice. Cork was one of the materials that stuck out and after a few months of trial and error, Valka Yoga was born.