Gifts that are both practical and life-changing can be a joy to either give or to receive. This is true any time of the year, and especially during the holiday season. We benefit from exchanging gifts with meaning and purpose. In this installment of our gift guide recommendations for yogis, we highlight a number of our favorite innovative and meaningful ideas. Give life-changing gifts this year.
Gift Guide Farm Fresh to You
Farm Fresh To You delivers fresh, seasonal, organic produce from local farms to your home or office. With Farm Fresh To You, you choose a box type, size and delivery frequency. You can customize your box from our seasonal produce list. You can also order farm products and holiday gift sets! farmfreshtoyou.com
Gift Guide Varier Ergonomic Chairs
A Varier classic, the Variable balans gently tilts the pelvis forward encouraging a natural dynamic spine, while strengthening core muscles and preventing back and shoulder tension. Help someone keep their practice all day. Give the gift of healthy seating and active ergonomics. varierchairs.com/yoga
Gift Guide Iron Lily Performance Clothing
Based in Los Angeles, Iron Lily focuses on performance fabrics along with sustainability and ethical manufacturing. A single garment can offer more than 10 hours of ethical labor. Each style has been constructed with the female form in mind, contouring our every curve. Express your distinctive style in Iron Lily. ironlily.life
Gift Guide Meddy Teddy
Channel your inner teddy with Meddy Teddy, the 100% yoga possible and mindfulness bear. Meddy serves as a fun and accessible gateway to help teach children to practice mindfulness and yoga. He is a role model and cOMpassionate buddy for young ones, helping them lead healthier, more mindful lives. meddyteddy.com
Gift Guide Mala and Mantra
These Mantra Gemstone Core Collection bracelets come in 12 all-natural, semi-precious gemstone beads. Gemstones include amazonite, amethyst and rose quartz. All bracelets features a tassel, Om charm, or Guru bead. Each Mala and Mantra bracelet is also handcrafted by our Fair Trade cooperative of women artisans in the Philippines. Starting at $38. malaandmantra.com
Gift Guide Stacey Alysson Yoga’s Parker Pig Goes to Yoga
Parker Pig Goes to Yoga is a children’s yoga book aimed at teaching mindfulness and yoga. Read the book and have fun practicing animal yoga poses. Parker Pig Goes to Yoga was written by Stacey Alysson, a Kids Yoga Teacher and Mom. Namaste! ParkerPigGoesToYoga.com
Gift Guide Sun Bella Apparel
Be sure to take one of our super soft, multi-use stylish, sun protective ponchos or wraps on your way to a yoga class, running errands or heading out to a fancy dinner. These are perfect luxurious accessories for women on the go. Suitable for year-round use. Wear Sunbella Sun Protective clothing to block out harmful UVA and UVB rays. SunBellaApparel.com
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.